* Posts by Anthony Zacharzewski

11 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jan 2008

Ex-Googlers reinvent web search

Anthony Zacharzewski

More Cuil failage

I searched for my site, The Democratic Society, with quotes. First result: Homepage of the North Korean government.

Are they trying to tell me something?

EU abolishes the acre

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Who cares?

I can honestly say that I have never seen anything measured in acres, always m2 or hectares.

I'd be happy for us to follow Ireland's lead and go to km for distance on road signs as well. It's not like people will be confused if you put km after the number - I learned the metric system at school in the 70s.

BSA slams EC's 'narrow-minded' interoperability vision

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Don't you mean EU? Or is this something else?

Every Italian's tax bill published online

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Violation of EU Data Protection?

Not if they agreed to how their data was going to be used. (Sweden and Finland are in the EU, too, and it doesn't cause them any problems).

British youths think Churchill went to moon

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100% of Reg journalists don't know these surveys are useless

Who cares? These surveys are useful for dribble-spattered reactionaries who want to voice their outrage at things being different from how the voices in their head say they should be, and for selling newspapers, and for absolutely nothing else.

Polish builder sacked for humping hoover

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Immigrants cause collapse in Reg standards

It must be true because:

1. It was in the Sun; and

2. It was about immigrants.

HMRC blows £1.4m on two-word slogan

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Tax is fun!

Whatever you think about this branding exercise, and frankly I couldn't care less, I'm tired of hearing that tax is theft. Even if you're the sort of libertarian nut who believes the poor should be allowed to die in gutters because it will do them good in the long run, you've still enjoyed years of state-funded healthcare, roads, defence, education, transport, environmental protection that enabled you to earn that money in the first place. So get over it.

Google in mass 404 land grab

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A sense of proportion...

"This is very evil" (says a commenter)

What? I know that this is the Internet, so we're meant to get hysterical about tiny little things, but even on that scale, "very evil" is a massive overstatement.

I think it sounds like a good idea, and I support it. Does that make me a henchman?

EU moves to establish gibberish as lingua franca

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Who needs content when you have paranoia?


also, something about translation software.

UK.Gov green lights nuclear power

Anthony Zacharzewski

Re: Gordon's brother

Hey, conspiracy theorists! Have you heard that Gordon sister has shares in Clarks - and at Prime Ministers' Questions, Gordon ALWAYS WEARS SHOES. COINCIDENCE???!!!


Blackberry Pearl 8120 smartphone

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