links: July 2007 Archives
"INDIAN doctor Mohamed Haneef spent his first night out of jail watching the news and eating "decent food"." Finally, justice gets back into the Haneef Case. Hopefully heads will roll.
"Londoner Luke Bream, 33, sporting a pink and white jersey, is attacking a punishing mountain leg of the world's most famous cycle race, the Tour de France. It is clearly hard going." This is possibly the best summary of Englishness I've ever seen.
I just finished building a game of pong for those of you with Sudden Motion Sensors on your Mac. Using the Sudden Motion Sensor, you can now play Pong. Tilt the laptop to control the paddle and scream to increase the size of the paddle. Enjoy!]
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of ... war veterans. The plotters, ... George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini....
The Australian can reveal that investigating AFP officers wrote the names of overseas terror suspects in Dr Haneef's personal diary, only to later grill him during an interrogation over whether he had written the potentially incriminating notes
This DVC online guide is ... a Learning Style Survey that will help you identify your learning style. It also includes learning strategies that will help you study in a productive manner, one that matches your unique learning style.
Recruit a party of adventurers from your household or office, and whenever one of you completes a chore, you can log it and claim XP
China's stupendous economic growth continues to impress, but serious corruption and developmental problems could ultimately derail this juggernaut
The same Communist Party apparatus so proficient at censoring the Internet can't keep peddlers in the heart of Beijing from selling ... fake iPods, despite solemn promises to Washington since the early 1990s about enforcing intellectual property rights.
Then take it into your own hands, Mr. Bush. Go to Baghdad now and fulfill, finally, your military service obligations. Go there and fight, your war yourself
Located in Pan Yu, Guangdong
This is a trick abused often: take an image and create its reflection on a surface to obtain a kind of perspective effect. Depending of your base image, style of work and target, it can be done in vectors (Inkscape) or raster (GIMP).
We have had a government that ... spent years sucking up to the rightwing press and grovelling before a Republican White House. We have had a turbo-Thatcherite Treasury, 11-plus selection ... and a Home Office on an unprecedented anti-libertarian crusade.
The new Y (Economy) seats on a CX aircraft
AN Australian private security operator was left for dead by US forces in southern Iraq ... The Americans actually refused to provide a helicopter evacuation flight after they were told the wounded man was Australian...
ZCS 4.5 also includes an elegant Ajax based Admin Interface plus full scripting tools to manage the ZCS server. Full support is provided for standards-based APIs (IMAP / POP / iCal / CalDAV) as well as MAPI and iSync, which enable seamless compatibility..
"China should not be singled out for food safety problems, the top World Health Organization official said. WHO director-general Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun..." Is this why Beijing were so eager to have her take the top job in the WHO?
He said it smacked of a fear campaign run by the government in the run-up to the general election, due in a few months.
More than half of those arrested in the UK on suspicion of terrorism since September 2001 have been released without charge, according to figures.
India has expressed concern at the continued detention of an Indian doctor in Australia in connection with the failed bomb attacks in the UK.
"If you give up a freedom like this, you'll never get it back. It seems that all people have to say now is 9/11 to justify a crackdown. And you are made to look un-American if you disagree."
The bridge - a dual two-lane cable- supported structure - will form part of the road system extending from Dream City - a residential project being built on top of a MTR station in the district's south - to the proposed Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin tunnel.
A man who drove a restored army tank on a rampage against mobile phone towers in Australia's biggest city believed radio waves had "harmed his head," the tank's owner said yesterday.
Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo."
The 27-year-old Gold Coast Hospital registrar is charged with supporting a terrorist organisation after giving a mobile phone SIM card to a relative later accused of being involved in plotting car bomb attacks in the UK
A highly functional bionic hand which was invented by a Scottish NHS worker has gone on the market.
Many people, it seemed, were offended by the presence of a store selling half-caf mocha frapuccinos in the most hallowed spot in China, a place where 24 emperors had ruled in almost unimaginable grandeur for nearly 500 years.
Proximity monitors the proximity of your mobile phone or other bluetooth device and executes custom AppleScripts when the device goes out of range or comes into range of your computer.
You’re not a bad person, and no one hates you, but it would be valuable to learn the very personal preferences of your friends, family members, and co-workers before including them in unrequested email or choosing to expose their private address...
Indian national Dr Haneef has been charged with supporting terrorism for "recklessly'' providing his mobile phone SIM card to terrorist suspects Sabeel and Kafeel Ahmed, his second cousins, when he left the UK for Australia last year.
"MTR passengers are to be the first in the world to enjoy wireless access to the internet on underground trains through a high-speed Wi-fi network." Yowza!
Want to know exactly what's going on when your Linux system boots? The bootchart utility creates a PNG image that details exactly what process is loading during the boot sequence.
reCAPTCHA improves the process of digitizing books by sending words that cannot be read by computers to the Web in the form of CAPTCHAs for humans to decipher. ...Each word that cannot be read correctly by OCR is placed on an image and used as a CAPTCHA.
This post is How NOT to Multi-task — a guide to working as simply as possible for your mental health.
A Picture is Worth... Gasoline Consumption Per Day [Updated]
Most transit systems are subsidized, but why aren't they free? Compared to what is invested in supporting the automobile, the cost would be negligible. In the US over 80% of the money spent on transportation supports the automobile.
Dehydrated and exhausted, I approach the gate agent and ask if she can find me a better seat for the red-eye to Chicago. "Eight flights in one day?" she asks suspiciously when my itinerary appears on her computer screen. "You one of those...
A fun way to see some useful apps for your mac.
"It's said to draw upon the aesthetic and feel of the low-profile keyboard which was first integrated with the company's 13-inch MacBook portables in May of 2006." I hope this is true - I think the Macbook keyboard is very comfortable and easy to use.
OK, here's a fairly simple idea: what if applications could be uninstalled as easily as they are installed, in other words, by drag-and-drop. Wait, I can already hear you say: "They can! By using x, y or z!". Well, nice try, sunshine!
This looks like an outrageously fun movie. Max Payne on the big screen.
AppDelete is an application for Macs that will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that application. Now you will no longer have to hunt through your system to find these items and delete them.
A webcam overlooking the worlds most famous zebra crossing.
IN SEARCH OF SUZIE WONG by M.E. Kowalski
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