Saturday, April 16, 2005

There's a rumor going round, about a conspiracy between MS & Fiat to have a TBox in every car - a MS powered computer that controls everything from the headlights to the movie the kids are watching in the back seat.

Aside from the inevitable joke, do you really think MS would trust their OS that much themselves? I mean, you can believe Fiat would go for a thing like this, but MS has good lawyers. They wouldn't take the liability risk.

Besides, the only mention of anything of this sort on either the MS or Fiat websites is a Fiat press release from July 2004.

Friday, April 15, 2005

It is now exactly 24 hours since I stoped smoking. Please tell me that I'm smarter, faster and sexier. Please.
The AUT council also resolved to boycott three Israeli universities, based on evidence presented by Open U and Bermingham.

It strikes me as a bit odd that no one bothered to e-mail the secretariats of the accused universities to ask for their comments on the charges brought against them.

So, for the convinience of the inquisative:

Bar Ilan University spokesperson:
Hebrew University spokesperson:

Thursday, April 14, 2005

AUT - European & international affairs

In case you're an academic in Birmingham, you may find this interesting:

55 Executive Council welcomes the recent ceasefire between Israel and
Palestine as a valuable respite in the damage caused to higher education
and the working lives of higher education personnel in Palestine.
Council reaffirms its support for colleagues in Palestinian institutions
working in these difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions, and urges
LAs to further develop the twinning programme bringing together their
institution with those in Palestine. Council asks the executive to
continue to develop its links with the Palestinian Federation of Unions
of University Professors and Employees with the view to providing
further support.

Council also recognises that the peaceful resolution of the problems
facing the Middle East will not be brought about by the erection of
barriers, but by open dialogue. Council therefore calls on the executive
to establish contact with the Israeli Higher Education Union

55A.1 Birmingham Delete second paragraph.

Talk? With Israelis? Don't be daft! These apes - there's only one language they understand.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Just finished reading

It had my stomach in a knot for a week. I honestly lost sleep. Its worth it.