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TCSOTD 2007-05-02

Pilot denies ‘rape by deception’
… ‘…by saying intercourse could cure an infection…’

‘Illegal Number’ Triggers Flood of MPAA Cease-and Desist Letters

Charlie Stross puts ‘Missile Gap’ Novella online
… in honour of International pixel-stained technopeasant day

A Large Xsan installtation

Government breaks its own ID Law

Watch a cheese mature

Published on 2007/05/02 at 10:46 by Toby, tags , , , , , , , , , ,

Plus c'est la meme chose...

Charles Babbage

…plus ça change.

A quote found whilst reading the excellent Language Log. Charles Babbage, referring to his conversations with MPs:

On two occasions I have been asked, ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Our current government clearly still thinks that technology has all the answers no matter the quality of information introduced to it. It is our duty as technologists to inform and educate those that we pay to rule us. Whether they listen or not is another matter.

[09:18] Updated to fix some grammar issues.

Published on 2007/04/20 at 06:40 by Toby, tags , ,

TCSOTD 2007-04-19

Neuroimaging Britishness

The Vacuum Tube iPod Dock

Arresting a six year old for throwing tantrum

Only 244 copies of Genuine Vista sold in China
… being slashdotted at the moment.

Canberra row over UK envoy remark
… ‘“We have never seen Iraq as part of the war on terrorism,” she said.’

Thunderbird 2 is out

Pictures and rumoured details of new SE P700i smartphone

UK crematoria eye heavyweight incinerators

Contributors to today’s TCSOTD: Ben

TCSOTD 2007-04-17

600 space hoppers on the Millennium Bridge

Pound touches 14-year dollar high

Close to 25% of Use Rate in Europe for Firefox

The 20 Most Annoying Tech Products

UK inflation hits 3.1% in March

‘Action needed’ on NHS computers

City of London prepares for blanket Wi-Fi

All about the US watchlists

The 10 Real Reasons Why Geeks Make Better Lovers
… ‘Geeks have seen all the porn you can imagine and then some’

TCSOTD 2007-04-16

US sex-abstinence classes queried
… ‘no more likely to abstain from sex’

Ebay PS3 Suicide Watch

Government predicts one third of people will resist ID checks

Public private partnerships no panacea, report says

Amazon pushes sex toys to random punters
… hmm, the tags for this one should get my hits up :/.

comp.risks 24.63

Photosynthesis may rely on Quantum Effect

Sony’s new DVD copy protection apparently doesn’t work on many players

Fotowoosh Will Turn Any Picture Into A 3D Image

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