Archive for December, 2007

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The Think Secret secret

December 21, 2007

Apple has forced ThinkSecret to close down after posting a story about forth coming apple products in 2005, without any details of the confidential agreement there’s some speculation around.

Was there a pay off? Was it sheer legal pressure? Was it that apple was going to loose the case?

Those that know aren’t saying. For a site that came into being to expose apple secrets to die with a apple secret seems fitting, if a little ironic.

UPDATE 

Strange. For a site that’s supposedly shut down, it is a little odd to be posting news days after the announcement, http://notes.thinksecret.com/

There’s some speculation here

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Umbrellas

December 9, 2007

It’s raining a lot at the moment and the entire population of London appears to have devolved into two very separate sub-species. Those that know how walk with an umbrella up, and those that don’t.

Those that don’t are beginning to annoy me.

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Confess Your Crushes

December 6, 2007

Over on Gedblog, Gedeon, cofounder of the awesome icon factory has invited readers to post their teenage crushes. I couldn’t resist! So here are mine.

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Wilma from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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The original Bionic Woman

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Daisy Duke (Naturally!)

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Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew Mysteries

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And finally the only one from the UK, Sarah Jane from Dr Who.

The reason is nothing more than the fact that I’m a sucker for a pretty face. Pure lust, plain and simple. Here’s everyone else’s

gedblog
Living in the now
Kaylow
Cocoia Blog
Momisodes
Russian Mafia Babe

I think I’m first up being in the UK. I can’t wait to see what Sebastiaan posts, as he says two are cartoon characters! Realistically, I can only think of Betty Rubble from the Flintstones, Penelope Pitstop from the Wacky Racers, or Daphne from Scooby Doo. That little list probably says more about me than I should mention.

IMDb for the pictures apart from Sarah Jane from the BBC and Wilma is a screen grab from a DVD

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Art Arfons

December 5, 2007

Keeping with dare devils, one of the greatest land speed racers ever, died on Monday. Art Arfons wasn’t just a guy with a need for speed, he was also innovative, talented and didn’t let anything stand in his way.

He bought a jet engine from an F104 Starfighter and when he asked for the manual, he was told the manual was still classified and he couldn’t have a copy.

So he built the Jet Engine without the manual and it worked!

What a guy
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Evel Knievel dies aged 69

December 1, 2007

“America’s Legendary Daredevil” as described by the Smithsonian Institute has died aged 69. I lusted for a Stunt Cycle toy for Christmas and never did get one.

The things that guy did with an XR750 were amazing. A childhood hero is no more.