London, 24 May 2011 Speaking in London this morning, US President Barack Obama pledged to sink an unprecedented sum in research in the basic and applied sciences. “Our nation has overcome the most daunting technological questions and made advances the envy of the whole world. Before me, American presidents have seen problems and setbacks and [...]
The election to An Seanad Éireann ended on 27 April 2011, and the count completed late on 28 April 2011. Within twenty seconds, followers of my Twitter stream of consciousness had the final results, including transfers and percentages. The website for An Seanad Éireann is still waiting for the results. Two important things emerged from [...]
With all serious issues with hosting now resolved, nábídána.com is almost again ready for re-release. From now on there will be more of a joint focus on satire across the political and technology areas. There will be a fair smattering of simple blasphemy, some casual misogyny and a number of threatening, menacing posts designed to [...]
The iPhone can’t write or edit blog posts directly in the WordPress backend interface. Even with the plugin the Samurai suggests in his comment to this post, it can’t be done. The iPhone, without a major plugin installation on the backend of the WordPress engine, can’t post directly into a blog. It’ll post to the [...]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7488009.stm I’m genuinely concerned by this ruling, and I will be blogging about it in more detail later.
It has just gotten worse, by getting so much better. A month ago, I was panting over the new Apple Macbook Pro with its multitouch trackpad, fast dual processor and beautiful LED screen. This month, I caught myself on. The Macbook holds no utility for me, though it would undoubtedly make my life richer, more [...]
Douglas Adams had it that mankind was awfully proud of his greatest achievements: war, nuclear weapons, digital watches etc, and felt these were the proof of mankind’s superiority over other animal kind. Dolphins, said the literary giant, felt that these, too, were evidence of the dolphin erudition. They hadn’t bothered. The fearful angst of those [...]