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Archive for July 2007


This is the logical progression from RentACoder.

Ugly Tag Cloud

I too now have an ugly tag cloud (the thing at the right with all the tags).
I suck at styling so I’ll keep it ugly for now.

The code for doing it is here.
Ok, here.

Yes, I know the cloud has very little meaning now as most of my tags are one-ofs. Still.

Concept Art

Try and guess what (or who) the drawing is about (it says so in the Title but I didn’t see it at the time).

Wikipedia Infiltrated by spies

It appears one of Wikipedia’s admins may have been a secret agent.
I’m not clear on what anybody would accomplish by that, as Wikipedia is transparent – anyone could see the false information that was allegedly planted into Wikipedia, anyone could edit it.

On slashdot.

A good humor day

Don’t know, maybe because it’s the weekend, but this has turned up to be a good humor day:

  1. 20,000 Credit Cards
  2. XXX Star Wars
  3. Creationist Kit
  4. 101 Simpsons Quote

Wikipedia > Britannica

As most of you know, I’m a wiki and Wikipedia junkie.
And yet I keep having arguments with people that claim the wikipedia model can’t work, it’s not reliable, bla bla bla.

This list of places where Wikipedia was right and Britannica wrong just got referenced from SlashDot.

And it’s not only minor mistake, one very notable mistake in Britanica is claiming that the size of the real numbers of Aleph 1. Take a look and find your favorite error 🙂

Spam Already?!

Well, this was quick. I just opened this blog like 3-4 days ago and already I got some spam. I knew this was going to happen, I’m just surprised at how quick. Let’s power up the captcha

A Vaccine for AIDS!

The wet dream of medical researchers has been achieved – the vaccine for AIDS is here (ready for clinical tests, that is).

After being with a biologist for 2 years, I can’t help but thinking this is not necessarily a good thing. Sure, the vaccine might work on 99.9% of the people, but there a good chance the rest of the viruses will evolve and mutate into something even more resistant.

Aya here says that it might even become airborne, since the vaccine is now messing with parts of the virus DNA which have been pretty constant now.

And the worst part is that none of this is can be tested in the lab. You can’t really predict what the outcome of releasing this “cure” will be by testing in a lab.