2005

Last Minute Purchase

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LastMinute.com are set to complete their sale to Sabre Holdings today for a reported Eur 844M. Looks like the dotCom days are here again. Must register finalsecond.com – the only place for really cheap deals! source: Irish Times Note: Irish Times article may require login

ISs Visible

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Looks as though the international space station will be visible all over Ireland this week. Keep watching the skies… source: Irish Times Note: Irish Times article may require login

Testing Times

This morning it was announced by the Minister for Transportation that there would be a move to partly privatise the driving test. In an attempt to decrease the backlog of driving test applicants on waiting lists around the country – this is the best plan that they could come up with. Let me see, it’s… Read More »Testing Times

Savings Online

Heard this story on the Last Word on Today FM while driving home last evening. The banking sector in Ireland is set up for a bit of competition by the introduction of an internet only bank. Rabo Direct are a Netherlands-based financial institution and appeal to anyone who can offer one Euro to open an… Read More »Savings Online

Crystal Clear

Overheard on the radio this morning and read in the paper: It looks like Waterford Crystal are to shut up shop in Dungarvan after 30 years of working in the town. Further bad news for the company and moreso for the many workers. Waterford Crystal has been a main stay of the county for decades… Read More »Crystal Clear

Expanding Waste-Line

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Just listening to the news and having read an earlier report today about the EU action against Ireland with respect to our appalling waste management. I applaud the EU for their action against the country and its complete lack of interest in promoting proper waste management. Escalating refuse charges and other measures simply mean that… Read More »Expanding Waste-Line

Lost in Translation

Just poached this snippet from Bernie G’s blog. A bit of humour on how Irish only road signs will confuse the hell out of anyone in Gaeltacht areas. All because of a new law passed last year. source: Bernie Goldbach

PDF takes the Web

Adobe have just purchased Macromedia in a stock takeover. Could this mean that PDF will take over the web? 🙂 source: Reuters.com

Damned if you don’t

Scenario: man is victim of Garda corruption, man is punished for a crime he did not commit and man’s life is made miserable because of corruption. Man cannot afford huge legal bills to continue to clear his name and get to the bottom of the corruption. Solution from Taoiseach: let a tribunal decide if this… Read More »Damned if you don’t

e-Eye, e-Eye, oh!

A bit behind on my reading these days but this is certainly worth blogging. Scientists have developed a new artificial eye that incorporates a small video camera than can take images and via a special chip convert these images into electrical impulses that are interpreted by the brain. For the blind, this is a most… Read More »e-Eye, e-Eye, oh!