Sunday, February 05, 2006

Pot Calling The Kettle Black

In light of all the controversy going on around the political cartoons of a certain religious leader, isn't this a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Who's to say that the latest round of cartoons isn't reflecting "general sentiment" in the non-Arab world?

Since the start of the dramatic deterioration of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's health condition, Arab cartoonists have relentlessly targeted Sharon, reflecting the public opinion in the Arab world.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Don't Sneeze On Me (You Might Make Me Fat...)

Scientific American publishes a new study that suggests obesity might be caused by a virus. In fairness, they don't discount lack of exercise and poor eating habits, but it almost seems ridiculous that yet again, the fat epidemic is caused by something else other than sheer lack of common sense and responsibility towards one's health...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Long Page On The Internet is attempting to create the longest, horizontal page on the Internet by stringing together a continuous mural of artwork that scrolls for almost 60 feet (at this point). The artwork ranges from good to positively fantastic as artists continue to submit their work to be included.

This is a digital art worm created by the artists here at Blue Sfear with the goal of creating the largest graphics worm on the internet.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Poker Bots - Who Is Your Opponent?

Interesting article on the increased use of poker 'bots' to gain the competitive (and financial) edge when playing online poker.

From a tiny start, they're creeping into games everywhere. Of course, the whole point is that it is impossible to quantify exactly how widespread they are, but those in the know say you could quite easily expect all the other 'players' at a typical table to be computers - in which case, if you are anything other than a very capable player you can surely only lose.

The problem being that, unlike a real casino, the online casinos have no way of monitoring what the player is doing 'behind the scenes' and despite best efforts to control cheating, it's not unlikely that the table a player sits at may consist of only one human player.

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