Monthly Archives: November 2007

China surprise

What we can probably expect from China in the near future is specific demonstrations of strength—like its successful forcing down of a U.S. Navy EP-3E surveillance plane in the spring of 2001. Such tactics may represent the trend of twenty-first-century … Continue reading

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Firefox 3 Beta impressions

It is a while before it will be released but I thought I would give Firefox 3 a whirl. For some reason pages seem to be loading a lot faster, the text is more readable, both on webpages and the … Continue reading

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In the post

I ordered some books this week for the first time in a while. Some relate to a new-found interest in day-trading as oppose to spread betting. But I won’t be going down that road for some time yet. Others are … Continue reading

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The Economist's view of the Irish economy

The Economist Intelligence Unit gives their forecast for the Irish economy 2008-2009. It does not make for pretty reading. * We expect the multi-party coalition, formed in June 2007, to remain in office over the outlook period. There is a … Continue reading

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F.B.I. Says Guards Killed 14 Iraqis Without Cause

Federal agents investigating the Sept. 16 episode in which Blackwater security personnel shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 14 of the shootings were unjustified and violated deadly-force rules in effect for security contractors in Iraq, … Continue reading

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Unlocking phones

Eoin links to an article in the New York Times about the legality of locking phones. When oh when will the rules be softened here, as in France?

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Fact Checkers Unit, Bill Murray

These guys take their job really seriously, they always get their facts. But how do you check if Bill Murray drinks warm milk to get to sleep? Hilarious, with guest appearance by Bill Murray as himself. FCU with Bill Murray … Continue reading

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Nokia N82

Do I want one? Um. Yes.

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No plan, no peace

In case you missed it. The best documentary on the war I have seen thus far. Almost two hours long, John Ware looks at the lack of post-war planning. The documentary was broadcast on BBC1 last month.

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Quote of the day

Jim Cramer, in an article about the Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, brought up George Bush’s views on the US economy. He constantly says it is fundamentally sounds, even if things are not going quite so well. Says Cramer: I’m not … Continue reading

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