Sat, 15 Mar 2003

Drive-By #7

  • More Drivel From News.Com
    His article starts by asking the question "What if Netscape had Won?" Well, first off, that's a pointless question, because it was absolutely impossible for Netscape to "win" against Microsoft once Microsoft bundled their browser with the operating system. Sure, technically Internet Explorer 4 was superior to Netscape 4, but even if Netscape 4 hadn't been inferior, would it have mattered? No, of course not. Just look at how far beyond Internet Explorer other browsers have gone, and do they have any substantial market share? No. [Surfin' Safari]

  • Chinese try mobile death vans
    Hmm... let's not give Texas any ideas...
    China is equipping its courts with mobile execution vans as it shifts away from the communist system's traditional bullet in the head, towards a more "civilised" use of lethal injection. [The Age]

  • Bush The Articulate - Hearing Voices

    As I watched Bush give his recent speech I realized that his eyes wandered from right to left and from left to right. It was obvious that he was not reading from a TelePrompTer. Also I noticed that there were long pauses between his sentences. On queue he would look left and then right before beginning his next sentence. It soon became apparent to me what was going on and why President Bush had suddenly become erudite.

    ...

    Using a small earpiece a FM signal is broadcast into the ear of the narrator. Another voice reads the dialogue and the signal is sent to the earpiece. The narrator hears the words in his ear and uses this as his prompt.

    [rense.com]

  • Flying sheep's head fractures fan's skull at Norwegian death metal concert

    Norwegian death metal band MAYHEM were involved in one of the most bizarre rock accidents last night (March 9) when a flying sheep's head fractured a fan's skull.

    Lead singer Maniac was carving up a dead sheep as part of the stage act in Bergen when the animal's head flew off, striking Per Kristian Hagen, 25.

    According to Metro, Hagen was recovering in hospital last night and said: "My relationship with sheep is a bit ambivalent now. I like them, but not when they come flying through the air. I have a headache now."

    [New Musical Express]

  • Prisoners sew mouths shut to protest against conditions

    Brazilian prisoners have sewn their mouths shut and tied themselves to crosses to protest against their conditions in a Bolivian jail.

    ...

    They told Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that conditions in the jail are terrible and many of them are in constant fear of being murdered.

    [Ananova]

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