Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2

For all the tech geeks out there:
Microsoft took the wraps off Internet Explorer 7 Tuesday, releasing the new "preview" version of its Web browser to the general public for testing.

This should be exciting news for anyone interested in where internet browsing is heading in the future. I know, Internet Explorer gets a bad wrap (and rightly so), and that from all I've heard, IE 7 is still going to be quite flawed, but I think we'll find Microsoft beginning to become more in tune with everything else that is going on in the computer world (for example, Microsoft and Mozilla working together to integrate the RSS feed style that Firfox has into IE). And, although other web browsers are becoming more popular, most people will be sticking with IE for at least the immediate future, so it's good to know what people will be using. I'll probably be downloading the beta soon and toying with it a bit, if I feel like I have any comments worthwhile, I'll post 'em up. Download the IE 7 Beta here.


Monday, January 30, 2006

When the Levee Breaks

I'm back and updatin' again (at least for a while), and I have some WONDERFUL news to start us out. Global Warming will be worse than predicted! YAY! According to a report published by the UK government (ours still doesn't believe in Global Warming, as you may recall):
there is only a small chance of greenhouse gas emissions being kept below "dangerous" levels.

It fears the Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt, leading sea levels to rise by 7m (23ft) over 1,000 years.

Now isn't that just freakin' awesome?! But, fear not, for the news gets better:
The poorest countries will be most vulnerable to these effects, it adds.

See? At least the worst affected will be the POOR. It's like a beautiful circle... or something. The rich get to pollute (or encourage other, poorer countries to pollute) and we get to FUCK the poor by letting THEM deal with the problems of Global Warming. Everyone wins! Except the poor - perenial losers in the game of existence.

I'm back.


Sunday, January 22, 2006

A quick post!

Wow, a quick little post. I just wanted to say that it was bizarre being in Mainland China (I'm in Hong Kong now) and being censored from your own blog (along with everything els from blogger and sites like BBC News). Media is so totally controlled over here, it's almost surreal. I'll report more when I get back to the states, and when I'm a little more... errr... sober.

Also, Holy Shit! Ashy has updated his blog! Seriously updated! What was once called The Watchmen (link in the sidebar) is now called Serenity. I'll update the sidebar link when I get the chance. Until then, click "Watchmen" and read his most excellent post.