NEWS BRIEFLETS

• Incredibly, humankind has existed until this point without once previously mentioning cheerleader Tabitha from Uzbekistan.

• The internet has two years left.

• That leaves just 24 months to enjoy the Old Crow website.

• Obama pal William Ayers is a compassionate head-tilter – even in his police mug shot.

Whatstandwell Ballyduff Robin – king of labradors. Incidentally, if you’re in the market for a gundog, this place seems to have all the bases covered.

• A beautiful piece by Car & Driver’s Aaron Robinson.

• Twenty-five years of concept tyres.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/27/2008 at 09:00 AM
    1. AT&T want to charge different rates for different services? What, exactly is wrong with that? Isn’t that how business works, anyway?

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2008 04 27 at 09:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pah! Labradors- the but of many a rugby joke in reference to loitering prop forwads, hiding around the offside of a scrum and thus “bludging off the blind”.

      Here’s a real dawg.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 04 27 at 09:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Just 2 years? So little time, so much porn.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 04 27 at 09:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. No Tabitha from Uzbekistan at that link Tim.
      Has she been censored?

      Posted by burrah on 2008 04 27 at 09:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t panic Tim, I think I found her.

      Posted by burrah on 2008 04 27 at 10:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that “the internet is full” was merely an April Fools joke?

      Posted by PW on 2008 04 27 at 10:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Did it come with a V16 option?

      Posted by monaro on 2008 04 27 at 10:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. An excellent story from Aaron Robinson.  I’ve had occasion to help dispose of property from estates, and while I’ve dealt with interesting stuff, I’ve seen nothing like that.  Cool!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 04 27 at 10:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Re #1, AS, there’s nothing wrong with market forces driving prices.

      However, AT&T (through Comcast), have been focusing on “traffic shaping”, which impacts certain services.  For example, video transfers and P2P.  There’s a link in Tim’s link that discusses this.

      But there is considerable thought that some of these bandwidth “issues” (yes, danger quotes, sorry ‘bout that) are due to purely arbitrary constraints set for the interests of third parties….like the entertainment industry (e.g., the CD music sector, which is notoriously struggling to compete against legal on line services).

      Is there a limit to the INTERNET?  Certainly.  But those same market forces will always drive installation of more network capacity.  And we will pay for it.  TANSTAAFL remains TANSTAAFL.  But what AT&T says sounds suspiciously like creating an artificial shortage, with hysterical overtones.

      The only way that I could see the INTERNET running out of bandwidth was if they are behind the power curve, and not installing more networking ahead of the demand.  The cause for that would be either gross incompetence or incorrectly assessing future demand….take your choice.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 04 27 at 11:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Great story on a great car by Robinson. I can always spot Buicks in old movies because of the distinctive grill.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 27 at 11:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s a guy up the street who has a black ‘48 Buick Special that looks almost exactly like that one, except it’s been lowered and has a custom interior with all sorts of electronic gizmos. And “glass-pac” mufflers so to goes brrraaaap-bap-bap when he drives past my house.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 04 27 at 01:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sparsely clad cheerleaders…

      No pictures? What kinda cheap rag are you clowns running?

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 27 at 03:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Two years!?!  Uh oh.  When people breathlessly start predicting doom and putting a time line on it, I start checking my wallet.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 27 at 04:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10 Paco, I can’t remember seeing your 1942 distinctive grill in Oz.
      Because our War started before yours, the last models to get through to us before 1948 had this 1940 distinctive grill.
      One of these was the joy of my life in 1955. I found that it attracted a better class of sheila than the lesser cars around at the time.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2008 04 27 at 05:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Mojo F’n A! Pictures please – #5 Not bad, but doesn’t look like an Uzbek to me…

      Posted by Chunder on 2008 04 27 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. The internet has two years left.

      Oh no, it’s Peak Bytes.

      Posted by Big Jim on 2008 04 27 at 08:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4

      “We do expect people to pass lewd, snide remarks but I am shocked by the nature and magnitude of the comments people pass here (in India)” cheerleader Tabitha from Uzbekistan said.

      We need more backbone.
      Old crow vroom, vroom, vroom.
      William Ayers-head
      Labrador like to bark and wag tail at the same time.
      Mordor Gundogs is a training school for future gundogs and their owners. Owners need to be trained by the dogs.

      You knew an elegant automobile when you saw it, and the future owes you one.

      Designers have found inspiration from tattoos, as well, Maxwell said, as he pointed to patterns drawn on a sidewall.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 27 at 09:55 PM • permalink

 

  1. Peak Net.

    Better get your Peek-Net done while you can.

    My net here is so slow today that it’ll be going backwards soon.

    Posted by kae on 2008 04 27 at 10:58 PM • permalink