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2005 / Friday Night Concert
« on: December 23, 2005, 03:25:40 PM »
World Premier

Piano Concerto #1 (and likely the only one).  4.2 MB, 12+ minutes
by
Proemio

Written in honor of a dear 83 year old friend and piano nut, who sadly, has since passed away...


< removed attachment at the request of Proemio >

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2005 / Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey
« on: December 21, 2005, 06:46:09 PM »
France should close the Chunnel - now.
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Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey
From 2006 Britain will be the first country where every journey by every car will be monitored

Souce: Independent ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?, UK

Author: By Steve Connor, Science Editor

Date: Published: 22 December 2005

Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded.
more nutty details here

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2005 / Things that go 'bump' in the night...
« on: December 17, 2005, 07:30:29 AM »
Title: House recommends national Jewish history month

Author: Larry Lipman (Staff Writer)

Source: Palm Beach Post

Friday, December 16, 2005


WASHINGTON `” Next month will be the first annual American Jewish History Month if President Bush accepts a resolution the U.S. House passed late Thursday.

 The measure passed unanimously with a 423-0 vote.

 The non-binding resolution sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Pembroke Pines, urges Bush to designate by executive order the month of January each year as American Jewish History month, similar to the way February has been designated Black History Month.

 More than 250 members of the House joined in co-sponsoring the resolution, led by Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., chairman of the House International Relations Committee. Local Reps. Mark Foley, R-Jupiter, Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, E. Clay Shaw Jr., R-Fort Lauderdale, and Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach, were among the co-sponsors.

 Wasserman Schultz introduced the resolution late Wednesday after receiving a commitment from House Speaker Dennis Hastert that he would contact Bush and urge him to issue the order.

 Congress last year adopted a resolution recognizing this year as the 350th anniversary of American Jewish life and suggested that a month recognizing the contribution of Jews to America be established.

 "American Jewish History Month would honor the contributions of American Jews to society," Wasserman Schultz said in introducing the resolution. "Similar to Black History Month in February and Women's History Month in March, American Jewish History Month would present educators with the opportunity and tools to teach diversity and cultural awareness."

 Wasserman Schultz noted that "ignorance about Jews and our history, culture and contributions to American society remains widespread in the United States. This ignorance leads to hatred and bigotry, and one way to stop it is through education. As we all know, education leads to understanding."

Poster Comment:
None ;D

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General / Overhaul for Firefox web browser
« on: November 29, 2005, 01:34:07 PM »
Title: Overhaul for Firefox web browser
 
Author: Mark Ward, BBC News technology correspondent
Source: BBC
Date: 11/29/05

The people behind Firefox are planning a big marketing push for the latest version of the open source web browser.

Firefox 1.5 is due to be available for download on 29 November, marking the end of a thriving year for the browser.

Analysts say Firefox has grabbed a 10% share of the browser market and it claims to have a core of 40-50 million dedicated users.

Firefox maker Mozilla is now planning more regular updates and to take swift action on security lapses.

Engine overhaul

The Firefox web browser had its first birthday on 9 November 2005 and in the last 12 months has been downloaded by a huge number of web users.

In early November, it celebrated its 100 millionth download.

Over the past 12 months, Firefox has chipped away at the hold that Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has over web users.

Figures released in early November suggest it is now on 10% of web users' computers. But Microsoft's Internet Explorer still leads the field with a global share of around 85%.

Firefox's popularity has been helped by the fact that users can contribute to how it develops. Many have written extensions that add specific functions to the browser, such as a RSS feed reader.

"The last year has been phenomenal in terms of adoption, demand and the feedback we receive from a growing number of people," said Chris Beard, vice president of products at the Mozilla Corporation which oversees Firefox development.

The Mozilla Foundation was started by browser maker Netscape and it became a non-profit company in order to drive development of the software.

Mr Beard said the user base tended to be concentrated among the biggest users of the net but now Mozilla was planning a push to get the software adopted by more consumers.

He said it was looking to work with net service firms and computer makers to get the browser in front of users who had not seen it before.

At the same time, it will step up efforts to spread the word about Firefox and is seeking videos from fans of the ways they use the software.

Many more websites were also tweaking their webpages to ensure they render properly. Mozilla will also put tools in the next release of the browser that let people report webpages that look strange when viewed via Firefox.

At the same time Mozilla is planning regular updates to Firefox every six to nine months and to move quickly to close security loopholes.

The release of Firefox 1.5 marks a big overhaul of the browsing "engine" inside the program, Mr Beard told the BBC News website.

New browsers are also continuing to appear. Most recently a browser called Flock launched that tries to make it easier for users to manage what they do on the web, such as remember places of interest and store pictures, in one place.



Comment:
A typical 'small' lie of hundreds that are fed daily to the unsuspecting. These lies can't be attributed to error or ignorance, because the law of averages does not allow for a static vector (erring in the same direction, every time).
Fact is: You create a web site according to strict w3c standards, and it will work perfectly in Firefox or any other DOM 2 compliant browser - except IE. The only developers needing to 'tweak' their sites, are the ones using MS Frontpage, or those who already 'tweaked' a perfectly good site, to work properly (sort of) in one or the other version of IE.
The small lie implies IE to be a technical standard - it's not. It may be the standard for the 85% who like to live in a glass bubble...

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2005 / UN Hariri Report - 10/21/05 19:30 UN time
« on: October 21, 2005, 03:36:34 PM »
This is a link to the UN Hariri report.

As of 19:30 on 10/21/05 UN time, the meat of the report is inaccessible - wonder why that is.

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