21st June 2008 Archive
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Evidence-based policy thoroughly decked
We don’t do referendums in the UK. Quite apart from the sense that they are too easily manipulated into providing cover for unpopular government policies – or getting Government off the hook – they don’t fit very well inside our tradition of parliamentary democracy. What we do have, courtesy of New Labour, are focus groups, “ …
Government 21 Jun 2008, 07:02
Aliens visit the land of leeks and daffodils
The pilot of a police helicopter was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision with a UFO as the aircraft was returning to the Ministry of Defence base of St Athan, near Cardiff. The three airmen described the unidentified flying object as "saucer-shaped", and proceeded to pursue, getting as far as the North Devon …
Science 21 Jun 2008, 07:39
The supercar of handsets?
UK petrol prices are now so high that even if you could afford a supercar, just running it would be cost a fortune. So why not buy a different type of Lamborghini to impress the chicks with and opt for Asus’ Lamborghini ZX1 mobile phone. Get in the talking seat, with Asus' Lamborghini ZX1 The phone first appeared at CeBIT …
Reg Hardware 21 Jun 2008, 09:02
Master of its domain. And many others
After spending the last six months front-running internet domains, Network Solutions has announced that ICANN should prevent people from front-running internet domains. In early January, the well-known domain registrar began self-registering domains that web users show interest in. If you searched the NetSol website for a …
Small Biz 21 Jun 2008, 16:56
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire