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5 posts • joined 7 Jul 2009

Finland grants 5.2m souls the right to 1Mb internet

Hugo 1

Switzerland the first, not Finland

Some blogs are saying that Switzerland was the first to make broadband available to all since 1st January 2008.

http://www.bakom.ch/dokumentation/medieninformationen/00471/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=7308

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Sarko boosts standing by standing in front of dwarves

Hugo 1
Headmaster

Napoleon was average height, and taller than Nelson

Napoleon was 5'7" tall, Nelson was 5'6", both average for men 200 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon#cite_note-164

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/explore/sea-and-ships/facts/faqs/people/how-tall-was-lord-nelson

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Amazon vanishes 1984 from citizen Kindles

Hugo 1
Dead Vulture

Irony

I think I'm right in saying this isn't irony. It's perfectly appropriate, as you say yourself in the bootnote.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2003/jun/28/weekend7.weekend2

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Projector-phones due by Christmas?

Hugo 1

Psion's Symbian projector phone from 2001

Have a look at the 2001 Symbian/Psion concept prototype shown in the top right of this pic:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugovk/411799589/

The Psion Halo is basically a complete 3G phone built into a headset, and has no screen but instead projects an image onto a flat wall, and uses voice recognition. Not much privacy though...

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