Monthly Archives: November 2005

A Jack Vance Restaurant

I was introduced yesterday to the most absurd and delightful Chinese patisserie in Soho, possibly in Europe. The exterior walls are sheets of blue glass; even the urinals seem made from slabs of blue perspex, with a stepped slate trough … Continue reading

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Gmail is not a word processor

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Another patent story I missed

OK – I only found it after the deadline. But some idiot in the US Patent Office has approved one for “a flying saucer which depends on antigravity.” In a way, that’s almost more shocking than patents on hyperlinks.

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That Sony rootkit

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Different from Kipling, how?

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The Wall Street Journal comes out for torture

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Showing the instruments

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Sex and slavery

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A Phlegmagogue for the Elaphure

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Serendipity

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