Sunday, May 15, 2011

Links

The National Rail website has borrowed the sensible URIs from traintimes.org.uk. Although it does seem a bit of a miss that there's no shortener like - say - tra.in, as those are by definition quite long strings.

The website that identifies the satellite a dish is pointing at, or tells you where to point the dish for a given satellite. Includes a mobile augmented-reality app!

The Vatican has IPv6, and they peer with major Italian ISPs.

Blackwater, after the party. Curiously the entire piece doesn't mention that the UAE military operates Mirage 2000s and such things, but it still makes it fairly clear that Erik Prince's new job in Dubai is basically providing foreign goons to beat up the subcontinental construction workers if they make any trouble.

An interview about Piggipedia.

You know there's been a revolution when people enjoy a talk by Alex Callinicos.

3 comments:

Leo Strauss said...

Prince for a number of years was seeking corporate sponsorship to enforce [insert client objectives] in Sudan. To the point of telling high net worth individuals they could essentially buy their own country there and he would secure it, etc. No takers.

yorksranter said...

You mean he's the man who would be the man who would be king?

His exile begins to take on a certain thug-who-dreams tragedy. Shades of Voulet and Chanoine, too, especially in the Sudan.

Christie Malry said...

Huh, I liked Alex's earlier, less commercial stuff...

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