Many people didn’t believe Senator Ted Stevens when he said that the Internet was a series of tubes. Well now, thanks to Google, there is proof that he was right! In Google Chrome, if you have it, visit
about:internets. This provides a graphical illustration of the internet which looks very much like a series of tubes to me.
It appears to based upon the Windows 3D Pipes screensaver. It uses the mixed joints, but I’m not sure if it also includes the teapots, like the real screensaver. If you see one, let me know.
A friend of mine, who wants to be known only by the alias Charles Frost, has recently started a new site called Fake Rumors – a site dedicated to revealing the most absurd untruths ever. For example, did you know that China is planning to replace the Great Wall, or that airlines will replace sick bags with douchebags?
The site was launched just a few days ago, and I’m helping him out with the hosting and also writing a few articles for it.
For anyone that likes XHTML, there is now evidence to show that XHTML is extremely harmful. According to this report, XHTML has been linked to the following problems:
- Computer viruses;
- Inability to get Opera support;
- Destroying hard drives;
- Automatically forwarding and deleting e-mails; and
- Credit card fraud
Now, if only you had listened before it was too late! 🙂