Toblog

1. v. The act of writing a weblog or 2. n. Toby’s weblog.

TCSOTD 2007-05-11

John Reid gets excoriated on Comment is Free after writing about ID Cards

A new definition of the word ‘Heiress’

Wall Pong

Radical Engine Redesign Would Reduce Pollution, Oil Consumption

Alcohol at home can cut teenage binge drinking

Description of Blair for posterity

X-Plane – FAA Approved Flight Simulator

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TCSOTD 2007-05-10

Concerns raised over child porn inquiry

Helvetica at 50

Today’s the day that Blair announces when he goes
… remember to book the date off for this

A quirky look at a quirky species

Oral sex can cause throat cancer

Moby lets independent film makers download some of his music for free

Blair to finally go on 27th June

In other news: ID Card Costs rise to over £5bn
… no coincidence that this was released today at all.

Amazon huge stock clearance

Technology Review’s Most Iconic Technology Designs

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 , , , , , , , , , ,

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

TCSOTD 2007-03-27

BBC: British government advisers backed methodology behind contentious Iraq death toll study
Craig Murray’s take here
BBC report here

Interview with Neal Asher

Dr Rant agrees with me about ‘National Debates’

Victory in Europe: Round up of PS3 Launch

Bystander’s take on Tony’s New Crime Review
… “bollocks”

UK gov says broken passport system justifies ID cards
… er. No.

TCSOTD 2007-02-21

The Register analysis of The Blair ID Card Email
… “Blair adds whole UK to police suspect list”

Police question Blair aide again
… strange that this has been trailed and announced since then.

Is your cellphone bugged?

Romano Prodi ‘to submit resignation’

Weddings at lowest ever level

Dr Petra Boynton on the report about the sexualisation of young girls

TCSOTD 2007-02-05

A snippet of ‘The Dildo Diaries’ talking about legality of sex toys in Texas

What to do if ‘Access Denied’ is all you get from your Samba printers in Windows

Confidential Microsoft emails posted online
… ‘I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft’ — Jim Allchin

Archbishop in Police State warning

Davis: we will axe ID card scheme

US immigration cavity search ends in agony

TCSOTD 2007-01-05

Iris use dropped in ID Card plans

Fusion reactors in 10 years claim

Internet Explorer unsafe for 284 days in 2006

Part of Russian rocket lands in Wyoming

The problem with OpenXML
… ‘not only must an interoperable OOXML implementation first acquire and reverse-engineer a 14-year old version of Microsoft Word, it must also do the same thing with a 16-year old version of WordPerfect.’

15 tips to choose a good text type

Quit [Smoking] Counter

Humble Little Ruby Book

Riverbend’s take on Saddam’s hanging / lynching

Lord Levy in abuse of tax payer’s money allegation

New Scientist compiles a list of fun materials

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