I just signed up for the national do-not-call list. I created a new e-mail address to process the registration, so an easy association isn’t available between my e-mail address and my phone number. Not that the feds couldn’t sopena such information, but bureacratic inneficiency is a friend of freedom, if you ask me, and so the more hurdles the better.
I did not, however, use an IP anonymizing service, or a public hot-spot, to submit my information. So now they can make an easy association between my static IP address and my phone numbers. If you are paranoid about such things as a matter of principal, don’t make the same mistake I did.
Bovine Beacon by OmniGlow | Accuracy:
“Field-tested for ‘Problem Cows’*, the BOVINE BEACON® eliminates costly missed opportunities for conception. Preliminary tests also indicate that the Beacon is also highly successful when used in a program with controlled estrus”
I had NO idea.
The Urinals of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: “This fixture from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol depicts a ‘fly target’ embossed on the porcelain. The trend to add flies and other targets was pioneered and continues to be advanced by European airport facilities.”
Cracks seen in Microsoft pricing | CNET News.com:
“But that changed in Thailand this summer when Microsoft decided to offer Thai language versions of Windows XP Home and Office Standard Edition for a mere $40. The special deal is part of a low-cost PC program run by Thailand’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) ministry. When the program began earlier this year, the Thai government was only offering the computers with the open-source Linux operating system. ”
“Wiggins predicts that by the middle of next year, Microsoft prices in developing countries could be halved. “Some markets may even see adjustments as early as year-end 2003,” he said.”