11th > November > 2007 Archive
Tumbleweeds outnumber punters, as iPhone's First Night flops
Journalists and PR minders outnumbered buyers on Friday night as interest in Apple's iPhone miserably failed to live up to the pre-launch hype in the UK.
Home snoop CCTV more popular than Big Brother
The scheme that gave residents of Shoreditch links to local CCTV cameras through their TV sets had better viewing figures than Channel 4's Big Brother, according to an internal report by the local authority's rejuvenation body.
Filtering starlight to probe new worlds
InterviewEuropean star gazers have been filtering stellar light through the atmospheres of the three inner planets to find out what they are made of.
The broken terror systems that killed de Menezes
AnalysisKillers were on the loose and, to quote Friday's Guardian, "terrible risks had to be balanced... it flowed from this that something might go terribly wrong." Except, as the Stockwell One report into the de Menezes shooting makes clear, that's not exactly what it flowed from, and given the systems in place on the day, "might" severely understates the position.
Great War diary reveals original Captain Blackadder
Blackadder would have approved. On 9 November 1916, Captain Alexander Stewart of Scottish regiment the Cameronians wrote from the Western Front: "I am very much annoyed by memos sent round from Headquarters that come in at all hours of the day and night; they stop me getting a full night's rest and some of them are very silly and quite unnecessary.
Never have to hear of the iPhone again
You've got your shiny new iPhone, so the last thing you want is to read any more about it, luckily we can now offer a Web App which will remove all references to Apple's slate and replace them with a term of your preference: at least while you're surfing El Reg.