Any comment I could make on the Hutton Inquiry would be redundant next to the analysis of far better informed pundits.
How stingy is your ISP? I did a few calculations.
Yet More Airline Craziness
I didn’t realise that air travel security was such a rich topic. It seems like I underestimated things. A woman carried a stun gun and a knife through security without anyone noticing:
More Airline Madness
No sooner have I finished my last outburst against the ludicrous, oxymoronic phenomenon that is air travel security de nos jours than I find that I’m not alone in my scepticism.
Gotta Collect ’Em All
I reckon that the Euro coins are a bit like Pokémon for grown-ups. See how many different countries’ coins you can collect! At the moment, I have coins from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain and—inevitably—Belgium.
The Year of the Monkey
This is so completely ridiculous that I don’t know where to start. A girl, going through a security checkpoint, joked to the staff, “Hey be careful, I have three bombs in here.”
Oh Point Oh Oh Oh My God
I found it in the free newspaper this morning, but I haven’t seen this news item anywhere online. Apparently, the Turkish government are to present a parliamentary bill seeking to introduce a new national currency to replace the absurdly cheap lira, the butt of many jokes:
N——’s accidental transposition of the spelling of strawberries conjured up a whimsical image in my mind, so I had to run off a quick sketch in Photoshop:
New Phone: T610
I bought a new mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson T610, earlier this week. My previous phone was a Siemens S35i, quite a capable handset, although mine had developed an intermittent fault that would cause it to cease communicating with the SIM card about once a day. That, and the fact that it had no support for newer technologies like GPRS and Bluetooth, prompted me to go for a new one.
Two-Headed Fluorescent Fish
This Ananova news report really caught my eye. According to the story, some Taiwanese scientists have accidentally created a fluorescent fish with two heads:
The pick of my recent browsing:
For some reason, I can’t sleep tonight (this morning). My loss is the internet’s dubious gain, I suppose.
How Do You Pronounce That?
Make Not a Fool of Thyself
From The Register:
(No, I’m not referring to John Ashcroft’s bizarre obsession.)
Bush in 30 Seconds
This is really good: the finalists for a competition to select an anti-Bush TV ad.
The World’s Most Pointless Activity?
Nobly resisting the temptation for ribald humour, I present you this link on how to shave your cat’s nose. Seriously, what’s up with some people?