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Compare Belgian phone operators

French telecommunications comparison site Comparatel has just launched the Belgian version of their service. You can use it to compare telephony operator costs or internet service providers. Let's hope the opening of the local loop to competition in 2001 pushes prices, other than for international calls, right down.

Linked on the 8th of December, 2000 Details

WAP remote shell

On the road but desperately need to fix something on your web server? Wapsh allows you to remotely login into a unix shell via your wap-enabled mobile phone. Of course, it's probably slow as hell. And that's if you can get that far without wap crashing your phone. (Can you tell I don't think much of wap?)

Linked on the 8th of December, 2000 Details

Kernkraft 400 not a summer anthem

DJ Hell seems pretty pissed off at the summer anthem status of Zombie Nation's Kernkraft 400:

"The whole thing was a big accident. We never thought it would be picked up by the trance scene - for us, it was just a great '80s-influenced electro-record."
Linked on the 8th of December, 2000 Details

Opera 5.0

The third web browser, Opera, has just reached version 5.0 and it's now available in a free version for windows. The free version is a sponsored one, like the recent versions of Eudora, which means you get a small banner somewhere in the interface in exchange for no registration fee. I hope this gives Opera more market share, they really deserve it. It's a great and compliant browser with loads of features unavailable in the other two bloated monsters. And the alpha version for Macintosh is coming along quite nicely too!

Linked on the 6th of December, 2000 Details

The future of the UK monarchy

Interesting: UK newspaper, The Guardian, is running a special report on the future of the monarchy and argues that in the new millennium Britain should be given the choice whether to keep the royal family or become a republic. It will also be backing a legal challenge to the Act of Settlement, which excludes Catholics and others from succession to the throne, on the grounds that it is incompatible with the European convention on human rights which recently became part of UK law.

Linked on the 6th of December, 2000 Details

Desktop Theremin

The BBC is offering a desktop version of the ancestor of all synthesizers: the Theremin. What are you waiting for? Download it now and make your own old school horror movie soundtracks. It's available for Windows and Macintosh.

Linked on the 6th of December, 2000 Details