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.

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Ice sculptures in Brugge

This exhibition of ice sculptures in Brugge looks impressive. Time for a daytrip?

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HIV is older than we thought

Some local scientists, using new computer dating methods (no, not that kind!), claim to have tracked links back more than 300 years between HIV, and a similar virus found in chimpanzees.

Linked on the 6th of December, 2000 Details

The future of Darwin

Linux news has an article about the future of Darwin, OS X and Apple's partnership with the open source community. The comments from Ernie Prabhakar, Darwin's open source product manager are extremely interesting.

Linked on the 5th of December, 2000 Details


Welcome to the new site. As you may have noticed the format has changed completely. It's now a (oh so fashionable) weblog/journal/news type site.

Published on the 5th of December, 2000 Read full post