Archive for the 'News' Category

Adobe Shockwave

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Adobe has finally produced a version of its Shockwave player that works on 64 bit windows machines! Until very recently this company which is worth many hundreds of millions of US dollars apparently thought that 64 bit computing wasn’t worth investing in. It looks to me like this giant software company though making software for […]

Celebrity Train Crash TV

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The ITN and BBC news have got even better. Not only do we get endless news items about a train crash 4 days ago, but the other main item on the news seems to be the Oscars. A lot of Oscar report is taken up with a variety of dresses worn by celebrities and interesting […]

Train Crash TV

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

I’m only slightly surprised that the train crash 3 days ago is still the lead story on the main tv news. It was a bad crash in a remote spot, one person died and 11 are still in hospital. What the news doesn’t tell us is How many people have died or been severely injured […]


Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

On one BBC TV channel tonight we have an hour long program about Hurricane Katrina. They have a few minutes on the news about the earthquake in Pakistan 30,000 dead and 2 million homeless facing weather that will kill more and nothing about the terrible floods in Guatemala where a few thousand people have almost […]

Robin Cook

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Today Robin cook died. He was a great parliamentarian, world class politician and a man of principal. Even though he was in the same political party, from time to time he was a vital part of the opposition Tony Blair has in the House of Commons. More often he was an important ally to the […]

The Beethoven Experience

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Just in case some people out there do not know of the BBC Radio 3 week long event, they are going to play every piece of Beethoven’s music over the coming week. If you haven’t got a radio to hand you can listen online here. This is both a fantastic listening opportunity for people all […]