Something to think about for those that object to the use of the word “piracy” for the act of copyright infringement.
William Makepeace Thackery uses the term for precisely that purpose in Vanity Fair – first published 1848. 1
So it has had that meaning for at least 160 years – and I […]
Someone needs to write a brain-to-blog interface.
There’s always a whole bunch of things I intend to put here, but by the time I get round to it, I’ve either forgotten what they are, or (in most cases) I’m daunted by the concept of actually having to turn those thoughts into words.
So in […]
Well, I just spent the last 24 hours running the Conflux 4 virtual mini-con. It was exhausting – I had intended to be up for the whole 24 hours, but unfortunately I faded at around 7 and had to go get a couple of hours sleep – but it was definitely very worthwhile and […]
There’s nothing like downloading 1 Gigabyte of demo, for 15 minutes of play.
Especially since the crappy budget video card in this machine meant that I probably only needed a hundred meg or so of that.
However, I think it was worth it. Though now I’m contemplating putting a decent video card in this […]
Apparently, Australians think Qantas is the worst international airline.
I can only assume that the survey that resulted in that conclusion only covered people who had never travelled with anyone other than Qantas.
Pick _any_ USA airline, for example – you don’t even have to stoop as low as United to find worse than […]