M-Dollar: Microsoft invites Firefox development team to Redmond
Hmmmmm. I’ve been using Firefox as my main browser for a long time now, and I keep half an eye on its development. I’ve been playing with the beta of the forthcoming version 2, which is looking interesting…
But I just saw this story linked from the BBC News site. Apparently, Microsoft want to help the Mozilla developers in making sure Firefox runs happily on Windows Vista. Either that, or the Borg are going to assimilate them…
 A semi-mythical creature, which is always due “next year”
BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | Kitten was found in hand luggage
This is hard to believe. After all the recent security measures at airports, you’d think that it would be pretty hard to get on a plane without having your hand luggage inspected. But apparently, you can carry a kitten from Tehran to Newcastle via Amsterdam.
It’s being suggested that the security staff in the Netherlands might not have been aware of the UK’s quarantine laws. Or maybe they just like cats and couldn’t imagine why anyone would object…
Now this should be fun. Privacy International has announced the 2006 Stupid Security Competition. Nominations are invited in the following categories:
- Most Egregiously Stupid Award
- Most Inexplicably Stupid Award
- Most Annoyingly Stupid Award
- Most Flagrantly Intrusive Award
- Most Stupidly Counter Productive Award
To get a feel for what they’re after, check the previous results.
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Pluto vote ‘hijacked’ in revolt
As exclusively predicted here yesterday, there’s been a bit of fuss about the vote at the IAU. Apparently they had the vote after everyone went home, or something. You can hear the toys being thrown out of prams already…