"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Third (Last?) Tuesday Redux

Can you actually redux a last?.... But, anyway...

Software patents in the EU
This particular site is a bit heavy going for a morning after, but there're plenty other sites about why this is such a bad idea.

EU Constitution
Just for fun, I link an even more boring site....

Rotary Mobile Telephone
This is more like it! Excellent coolness personified (or would be, if it was a person)

Warhammer 40, 000
Paint models. I'm sure there's probably more to it than that, but who knows what exactly? By Grabthar's hammer, by the sons of Worvan, you shall be avenged! Or something.

Global recession and stuff like that...well, I dunno....US national debt is 7.8 trillion at the moment, which might be bad if they ever get called on it, but I can't see that as long as their GDP holds up. In fact, I'm going to stick to my guns on this one and say that they will probably manage OK (though I suppose this kind of depends on the moves of their next president). I'll leave it to the pessimists to post some damning statistics ;-)

House prices defy doomsayers!
Ok, yeah, I have to go to New Zealand to find good news....I'm still going to buy in Estonia...


Colin said...

Thanks Seumas. Re: the US deficit thing, there's a conspiracy theory that the Iraq war is related to the fear of Opec switching to Euros from dollars. Not sure I entirely buy it, but interesting one: see here.

Tom said...

Good work Seumas - excellent round up. A very good Fitzroy Tuesday: if a bit sombre for understandable reasons.

As well as John's departure, it was rather dominated by hysterical chat about house prices. Sorry about that - more Daily Mail than FT.

Also, not eating was a very bad idea. Have had one of my lager + crisps hangovers all day.

john said...

yes. big hangover this end too. unfortunately we are getting to an age where a decent evening meal is no longer optional.