February 27, 2007

When Being a Verb is Not Enough: Google wants to be YOUR Internet.

"I spoke recently with an old friend who is a bandwidth broker. He buys and sells bandwidth on fiber-optic networks around the world. And he told me something that I found not completely surprising, but I certainly hadn't known: Google controls more network fiber than any other organization. This is not to say that Google OWNS all that fiber, just that they control it through agreements with network operators. I find two very interesting aspects to this story: 1) that Google has acquired -- or even needs to acquire -- so much bandwidth, and; 2) that they don't own it, since probably the cheapest way to pick up that volume of fiber would be to simply buy out any number of backbone providers like Level 3 Communications."
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . When Being a Verb is Not Enough | PBS
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:11 AM

February 19, 2007

Four-legged duckling shocks owner

An ugly duckling has made waves on a farm after being born with four legs.
BBC NEWS | England | Hampshire | Four-legged duckling shocks owner
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:58 PM

Google is trying to build real AI

Google to rule the Earth
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:52 PM

February 17, 2007

Chinese pupils eclipse all other ethnic groups in English tests

Chinese pupils are best-performing ethnic group with 86% passing national curriculum tests
Schoolchildren of Indian origin come second with 85% achieving the same standard
But only 80% of white British pupils manage to reach a similar level in the assessment
Independent Online Edition > News
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:46 PM

Idaho firefighters arrive at burning house; find owner naked, covered in Magic Marker

Idaho firefighters arrive at burning house; find owner naked, covered in Magic Marker
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:39 PM

Google Cheat Sheet

Google Cheat Sheet (Version 1.06)
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:30 PM

February 9, 2007

Top 25 Web 2.0 Search Engines

Top 25 Web 2.0 Search Engines | OEDb
Posted by Martin Sewell at 9:34 PM

A Comparison of Live Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail

A Comparison of Live Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail
Posted by Martin Sewell at 9:30 PM

February 3, 2007

A Whole New World

Amazon.co.uk: Reviews for A Whole New World: Music: Katie Price and Peter Andre
Link thanks to Cliff.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:54 PM