April 28, 2003

Amazon sales reach $1 billion:

Amazon sales reach $1 billion: "The company yesterday said first-quarter revenue rose to $1.08 billion, a 28 percent increase over the same period last year. The surge was spurred by free shipping on orders of more than $25 and discounts on books, electronics and other items. Amazon's net loss was $10.1 million, or 3 cents per share, compared with $23.2 million, or 6 cents per share, a year ago."
$1 billion in sales... and they still can't make a profit. How much more of a lousy businessman can you be?

Posted by madman at 09:47 AM | Comments (0)

April 27, 2003

The Cows... They Talk!!!: Hilarious

The Cows... They Talk!!!: Hilarious account of some PETA veggie-nazis invading a restaurant dressed as cows. I laughed for a long time.

Posted by madman at 01:00 PM | Comments (0)

Genetically enhanced humans to come:

Genetically enhanced humans to come: "DNA pioneers brought together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the molecule's structure believe humans will begin to genetically enhance themselves - and their unborn children - in the next 50 years." Damn... too late for me.

Posted by madman at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)

April 26, 2003

Social worker in India launches political party for lovers

Social worker launches political party for lovers: "An Indian social worker has launched a political party for lovers. The new party is called the Lovers' Green-Globalist Godfree-Humanist Party of India. Founder Biswanath Ramachandra Champa Swapnaji Taslima Voltaire has been promoting inter-caste, dowryless marriages for more than 20 years."
"Voltaire"? Hmmm... but you gotta love this quote: "Love has power. Only those who marry after first falling in love can bring changes in society." Go for it dude!

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Beijing's 'hell of forced isolation'

Beijing's 'hell of forced isolation': "SARS suspects are being victimised in Beijing, where thousands have now been put in compulsory quarantine, a World Health Organisation specialist, Dr Wolfgang Preiser, said yesterday." Oh c'mon, don't they have something in 'Chinese Traditional Medicine' for SARS? Can't you stick some needles in them and cure it?

Posted by madman at 12:15 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Morpheus and Grokster not guilty

Judge: File-swapping tools are legal: "A federal judge in Los Angeles has handed a stunning court victory to file-swapping services Streamcast Networks and Grokster, dismissing much of the record industry and movie studios' lawsuit against the two companies." Take that, RIAA scum!

Posted by madman at 12:06 PM | Comments (0)

Little behind Clonaid

Little behind Clonaid, files reveal: The fringe scientific group Clonaid, which earned international notoriety last year by claiming to have cloned a human baby, has no address, no board of directors, and only two employees, according to sealed court documents obtained by the Globe. Yet the group is pushing forward with plans to charge dozens of prospective cloning patients up to $200,000 apiece for its services. Suckers!

Posted by madman at 12:53 AM | Comments (0)

April 24, 2003

Liberation, yes!

"Oh, Saddam isn't around to slice n' dice us any more? Fine, we'll just slice n' dice ourselves then." Freakin' retards!

Posted by madman at 01:51 PM | Comments (0)

April 09, 2003

Who Wants to Be a Science-Savvy President?

Who Wants to Be a Science-Savvy President? -- "Nobody expects Messrs. Bradley, Bush, Gore, and McCain to calculate quantum wavefunctions or spout out pi to 50 digits, but reasonable answers to a few elementary questions on mathematics and science would nevertheless be reassuring. I thus propose a Who Wants to Be a Scientifically Literate President quiz."

Posted by madman at 05:20 AM | Comments (1)

Would the real George Bush please stand up

Would the real George Bush please stand up -- "You may think the air of extreme witlessness impossible to mimic, but is the man on the podium the authentic Dubya, a trained stand-in or an animatronic lookalike?"

Posted by madman at 05:17 AM

The Woolly-Thinker's Guide to Rhetoric

The Woolly-Thinker's Guide to Rhetoric -- "Here you'll find top tips for besting your enemies. As employed by the world's best woolly-thinkers. Learn, for example: how to play the 'biological reductionist' card to maximum effect; how 'language games' can help you out of a sticky situation; and how lucky it is that 'truth' is relative to particular discourses (especially yours)."

Posted by madman at 05:16 AM | Comments (0)

ET fails to 'phone home'

ET fails to 'phone home' -- "Scientists have found no signs of alien beings after analysing radio signals collected in the world's biggest distributed computing project. Astronomers say they have discovered no evidence of a signal from an extraterrestrial civilisation during a quick, real-time analysis of the data."

Posted by madman at 05:12 AM

The Greatest Myths, Hoaxes & Mysteries in Astronomy and Space Science

The Greatest Myths, Hoaxes & Mysteries in Astronomy and Space Science -- "Few scientific disciplines seem to generate as many mysteries and falsehoods as astronomy and, by extension, the supporting space science effort to explore the unknown. From alleged hoaxes and conspiracies to unintentionally inaccurate accounts, there is plenty to debunk and correct."

Posted by madman at 05:11 AM

Sars 'spread by cockroaches'

Sars 'spread by cockroaches' -- "Experts have a new theory on how the Sars illness raced through an entire apartment block in Hong Kong. They believe that cockroaches may have carried the infection from flat to flat."

Posted by madman at 05:02 AM | Comments (0)

Internet Toilet Roll Browser

Toilet Roll Browser -- "The product allows you to search the Internet whilst sitting on the toilet and print out any pages you are interested in on your toilet roll."

What IS the world coming to?

Posted by madman at 04:21 AM | Comments (0)