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TV Licences

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Just got mailed a link to a blog of a fellow Waterford man and started reading the entries. Political correctness does not seem to be high on his agenda but some of the entries/rants are pure fun. I trackbacked a post about TV licences for the sole reason that somebody needs to rant about them.… Read More »TV Licences

Spot Watch or Stop Watch

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Looks like the MS SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) watches will not hit the streets until early next year or maybe even later again with uncertainty from the manufacturers. Interesting piece of technology that for a small monthly fee will deliver extact time, weather and other information to your watch. Make you wonder why anyone… Read More »Spot Watch or Stop Watch

BT Broadband

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If only the Irish market had such imminent plans for the roll-out of broadband infrastructure. Sadly it seems like we’ll still be stuck on the end of a jitter filled line banging our POTS until the cows come home long after the entire of the UK are surfing like they got caught up in a… Read More »BT Broadband

Apple vs RIAA

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And so the eternal battle of the RIAA against all that share and share alike could very well be their last blip on the radar. This article highlights some very interesting points as to how the music industry could soon turn on those whom speak for it at the moment. Why you ask? Well better… Read More »Apple vs RIAA

Consumer Confidence Up

All roads point the same direction or at least all the signs of a non-existent downturn (put in perspective) seem to indicate the same thing. According to an interview last evening on the Last Word (radio show on Today FM) The latest ESRI poll in collaboration with an Irish financial institute shows that consumer confidence… Read More »Consumer Confidence Up

SuSE, Now That’s Novell

Looks like Novell have invested seriously in their Linux interest by agreeing to acquire SuSE Linux, a world renouned distribution of the opensource platform. Competition for IBM perhaps? source: NOVELL

Bye Bye Spam?

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The EU directive for electronic privacy was passed last Friday and it now looks as though horribly annoying spam will become illegal in all member states. Could this really be the end? source: EU Consilium (PDF download)

Ireland on the Up?

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Well, well. It would appear that in addition to my reports of various international companies gaining substantial growth and surging economic revival in the US that Ireland is also getting in on the act. A recent survey shows that the Irish manufacturing domain is growing sharply again. I guess this forms another link in my… Read More »Ireland on the Up?

Light Processors

Yes, it’s here. The end of silicone and the start of something great. An Israel-based organisation has developed processor that works on optics instead of silicone, allowing processing at the speed of light. Wow! source: Wired News