Archive for May, 2007

We are Google. Resistance is futile. You will be data mined.

Thursday 24 May 2007 @ 10:43 pm

I just read an article about Google on the Financial Times Website.
What peaked my interests were these quotes from Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt:
We are very early in the total information we have within Google. The algorithms will get better and we will get better at personalisation.
The goal is to enable Google users to be able […]

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American TV-shows are the best

Saturday 19 May 2007 @ 2:54 pm

Yesterday I watched the last episode of “Gilmore Girls”. One of my favorite TV-series - over.
Then a friend sent me a link to a site that said that there will be no 4th season of “Veronica Mars”. That kinda pissed me off.
After that - to follow the theme of the day - I read that […]

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35 facts about Germany

Tuesday 15 May 2007 @ 5:12 pm

The country

Germany’s territory covers about 137,850 sqm (slightly bigger than Montana).
The biggest city is the capital Berlin with 3.4 mill inhabitants (Hamburg: 1.74 mill, Munich: 1.26 mill).
Germany consists of 16 states, 3 of which are city states (Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen).
Germany shares borders with Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
One of […]

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No Social Media for the troops

Monday 14 May 2007 @ 5:39 pm

A couple of days ago the Pentagon started it’s own YouTube channel. As it says there:

“Multi-National Force - Iraq established this YouTube channel to give viewers around the world a “boots on the ground” perspective of Operation Iraqi Freedom from those who are fighting it.”

“Those who are fighting it” can’t watch it, though. Along with […]

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Why bother with Second life, when you’ve got a first one to finish?

Saturday 12 May 2007 @ 12:57 am

Disclaimer: I’ve never “played” Second Life and I don’t intend to do so. Ever. This rant is not born out of dissatisfaction with the product.
No, I’m overcome with extreme annoyance whenever I hear someone mentioning Second Life. Especially if it is referred to as a game.
Second Life is not a game. It’s a giant 3D […]

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