Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sober outbreak is biggest malware attack this year

Information Week report on the lastest Sober outbreak. F-Secure call it the "largest e-mail worm outbreak of the year so far".

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Mars Anomalous images

Mars Anomaly Research might be reading too much into certain Mars images, but i have to say, some of them are , well, strange. Visit the site and judge for yourself.

Friday, November 18, 2005

BBC - On This Day
2000: Hollywood meets Wales in 'wedding of year'
The film world celebrates the celebrity wedding of the year as film star Michael Douglas marries Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
1987: King's Cross station fire 'kills 27'
Twenty seven people are dead after a fire at King's Cross station in central London.
1991: Church envoy Waite freed in Beirut
Church envoy Terry Waite is freed by the Islamic extremists who kidnapped him in Beirut in 1987.
2003: High security as Bush visits UK
The US President, George W Bush, is on a state visit to Britain amid the tightest security London has ever seen.
1978: Mass suicide leaves 900 dead
The bodies of 914 people, including 276 children, are found in Guyana in South America.
1989: Protesters demand reform in Bulgaria
More than 50,000 people take to the streets of Sofia in Bulgaria demanding political reform.
1967: Moves to curb spread of foot-and-mouth
A ban on the movement of farm animals across the whole of England and Wales came into effect at midnight.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Aurora - the secret hypersonic plane?

interesting read.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Google Base Launching

Yes , its apparently for real. Google Base is launching according to John Batelle.

Google sidesteps A.I. rumours

Google has sidestepped A.I. rumours and "has played down speculation that there is an artificial intelligence agenda to its book digitisation project".

Google's Levick did not outright deny that Google was developing AI technology. Instead he postulated that the Google employee's comments were probably referring to the idea of "intelligent networks" of information rather than artificial intelligence.

Albinosheep Flash

They're Taking the Hobbits to Isegard
Miko Miko Mouse
Britney Subliminal
Numa numa
Windows Noises
Badger Badger
Cha Cha Cha
Nerr Body

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Mysql & php coding tips
Gates sees future in 3d
catching up with Looking Glass.
Keep track of TV torrents
Evolution of computer viruses
A-life reloaded?
Fox says ok to Torrents?
Look at point 8...
Worlds smallest USB stick
2 gig of smallness
Firefox extensions recommended by a Google Engineer
Matt Cutts

Monday, November 14, 2005

Google Microfilm?

SearchEngineWatch has found some more domains that Google has registered including, and - well, we all know that there's an awful lot of microfilm and newspaper archives in libraries worldwide that needs to be digitised.

Friday, November 11, 2005

pink dot green dot illusion

Very cool illusion.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Suse founder walks out of Novell

Suse founder and kernel developer, Hubert Mantel, has left Novell according to ZDnet.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Random stuff

Gravity, extra dimensions and superstring theory
John Peel's special box of 142 singles
California suburban sprawl panoramic photo
Ramus Lerdorf's PHP tutorial on the Yahoo Geocoder
Fark makes violent video games more friendly
Cafe Press shut down parody t-shirt advertising a non existant drug
Sony CD installs a DRM rootkit

Friday, November 04, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1995: Israeli PM shot dead
The Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.
1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary
The Soviet air force bombs the Hungarian capital of Budapest and troops pour into the city in a massive dawn offensive.
1979: Militants storm US embassy in Tehran
Militant Islamic students in Iran storm the US embassy in Tehran taking 90 people hostage.
1980: Reagan beats Carter in landslide
Former Hollywood actor and Republican Ronald Reagan wins the US presidential elections by a huge majority.
1974: M62 bomber jailed for life
Judith Ward is convicted of an army coach bombing in which 12 people died.
Her conviction was quashed 18 years later.