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February 17, 2006

Fascinating article and discussion about how careless users leave password files, payroll data and other stuff out there for anyone to find, with just a simple Google search. Not only an interesting read, but fun to try on your own.
Sacked for assault with a dead fish. more inside
Adultery? Just been wandering tonight - it seems there is a whole industry devoted to this - how to fix - how to find out if it is your partner etc. If you chose to follow the link you will find the inevitable christian guidance and porn sites - but i was just wondering??? (Oh and the hard boiled detective novel developing in another thread also caused this!!) more inside
Resource Discovery Network "the UK's free national gateway to Internet resources for the learning, teaching and research community". Portal to a veritable shed-load of stuff.
The Economics Of Prostitution, on forbes.com. Reference is also made in that article to an earlier article from the Journal of Political Economy titled "A Theory of Prostitution." (.pdf link) [via hajen]
Dell vs Dell: The short version of the story is here and it's been going on quite some time. Paul Dell had the audacity to register dellwebsites.com in 2001. Since then, Dell (you know, that huge computer company) have been trying to stop him using that domain. more inside
Squid Soup! Guess who's doing a TV SHOW! more inside
The most horrific car crash you'll ever see (Google Video). Don't watch this if you're the least bit squeamish. Lesson #1 - DON'T RUN FROM THE COPS; Lesson #2 - WEAR YOUR GODDAMED SEAT BELT!
The SimpsonMaker!
Drunken Tree Gets Axe The Stanford Tree has been fired for drinking on the job. Yes. You read that right. Stanford University, here in the ever-puzzling Bay Area, has a mascot, The Tree, and the woman inside the tree suit was found to be drinking at a basketball game, and subsequently tested to have a .15 blood acohol level. Just another entry in the long-running rivalry between Cal and Stanford.