Archive for March, 2007

Politicians avoiding Questions

March 31, 2007

The infamous Newsnight interview featuring the-then Conservative Home Secretary Michael Howard (before he became party leader), refusing to give a simple answer to Jeremy Paxman’s question.

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Stupid Driver

March 31, 2007

Guy at gas station almost runs over three kids, smashes into another car and breaks through the store window.

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‘Cave entrances’ spotted on Mars

March 17, 2007

Scientists studying pictures from Nasa’s Odyssey spacecraft have spotted what they think may be seven caves on the surface of Mars.

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Privacy bodies back Google step

March 15, 2007

Privacy bodies have welcomed Google’s decision to anonymise personal data it receives from users’ web searches.

The firm previously held information about searches for an indefinite period but will now anonymise it after 18 to 24 months.

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Google map your road trip real-time

March 13, 2007

Basically you run Google Earth and use some great donation-ware to link it in real time to a GPS. This means that your mapping software and maps worldwide are not only free, but you also get hi-res satellite views and in some cases 3D buildings (in downtown areas).

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Download of the Day: FoxClocks (Firefox/Sunbird/Thunderbird)

March 13, 2007

Firefox, Sunbird and Thunderbird only: Keep tabs on different time zones with FoxClocks, a plug-in that adds clocks for anywhere in the world.

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Download of the Day: Windows Help program (Vista)

March 12, 2007

Windows Vista only: The Windows Help program lets Vista read no-longer-supported Windows help files saved in the Windows Help format (.hlp).

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21 July jurors see mock-up blasts

March 12, 2007

Video footage of scientists demonstrating the potential explosive power of devices used in the alleged 21 July attacks has been seen in court.
Woolwich Crown Court heard evidence from explosives expert Clifford Todd, whose team carried out the mock blasts.

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My Yahoo! Gets Web 2.0 Makeover

March 8, 2007

Yahoo has announced a new version of its long-running personalized homepage, My Yahoo. It features a fresh design that is similar to the beta yahoo.com, more Ajax interactivity, a full-text RSS Reader, and more personalization options (e.g. sharing). It will at first be a private beta, with a limited number of users being offered a beta account.

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Web-Sites of the Month: Best of February 2007

March 8, 2007

An overview of useful web-development-related references, tutorials, tools, techniques and articles you shouldn’t have missed in February 2007.

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