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The Web is dead, apparently.

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:17:00 +0100

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/all/1 ("The Web Is Dead, Long Live The Internet")

The first graph in that is put into context here: http://boingboing.net/2010/08/17/is-the-web-really-de.html

the 'X is dead' idea is discussed here: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2010/08/whats-wrong-with-x-is-dead/61663/

("[I]t's impossible not to notice ... that Anderson's inevitable technological path happens to run perfectly through the domains (print/tablet) he controls at Wired, and away from the one that he doesn't.")

Oh, and... "THEN Javascript NOW Objective C".... rofl.

<Leftmost> jimregan, that's because deep inside you, you are evil.
<Leftmost> Also not-so-deep inside you.

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Interesting spam: in Irish!! [100% FÁIL IASACHTA Ráthaíocht]

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Fri, 6 Aug 2010 18:53:38 +0100

The Irish is so bad it can only have come from Google Translate, but it's fun to see spam in my (native? no, that implies first; national?) language.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Francis Tyers <ftyers@prompsit.com>
To: TAG <tag@lists.linuxgazette.net>
Date: 2010/8/6
Subject: [Fwd: 100% F?IL IASACHTA R?tha?ocht]
To: joregan at gmail.com
Cc: mlf at dlsi.ua.es

My first spam in Irish. :D


---------- Forwarded message ----------

> From:?john smith <jsjohnsmith.loanfirm at gmail.com>
> To:
> Date:?Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:41:00 -0700
> Subject:?100% F?IL IASACHTA R?tha?ocht
> Dia duit a chara,
> T?imid ag Christian Eagra?ocht a buna?odh chun cuidi? le daoine i
> riachtanais Cuid?onn, den s?rt sin mar go gcabhr?idh airgeadais. Mar
> sin m? t? t? ag dul tr?d an deacracht airgeadais n? m? t? t? in aon
> praiseach airgeadais, agus t? ag cist? g? chun t?s a chur le do ghn?
> f?in, n? is g? duit iasacht a shocr? do bhfiacha n? do bhill? a ?oc,
> as t?s a chur le gn? deas, n? go bhfuil sibh ag baint s? deacair a
> fh?il ar iasacht ? na bainc cheannais chaipitil ?iti?la, d?an
> teagmh?il linn inniu tr?d an r?omhphost jsjohnsmith.loanfirm at gmail.com
> an b?obla "a deir Luke 11:10 ag gach duine a fhaigheann iarrann; s? ag
> iarraidh a fhaigheann; agus chun ? a bhuaileann, beidh an doras a
> oscailt" . Mar sin n? lig an deis seo a th?ann t? ag toisc go bhfuil
> ?osa mar an gc?anna inn?, inniu, agus n?os m? go deo. Le do thoil ?
> seo do Dhaoine ar eagla minded agus Dia tromch?iseacha ..
> T? t? comhairle a l?onadh agus na sonra? th?os .. ais
> Do Ainm :______________________
> Do Seoladh :____________________
> Do T?r :____________________
> Do Gairm :__________________
> Iasacht M?id g? :______________
> Fad :____________________ Iasachta
> :__________________ Ioncam M?os?il
> Uimhir f?n Cell :________________
> Maidir is Fearr
> John Smith.
<Leftmost> jimregan, that's because deep inside you, you are evil.
<Leftmost> Also not-so-deep inside you.

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Published in Issue 178 of Linux Gazette, September 2010