Good Grief! UK being PC…

Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun

Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 12:15

A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for “doing his duty”.

Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.

The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon.

To my friends who believe the ‘Liberal Media’ never reports good news…

Armed Robbers Apologize to Army Reserve Victim – ABC News

The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sophomore, who joined the Army Reserve a year ago, said he was walking home from work early Tuesday morning when four masked men forced him into an alley at gunpoint.

After ordering him to the ground, the reservist said the men took his wallet, keys, cell phone, and even an energy bar wrapper from his pants pockets.

But when one of the robbers started going through the wallet, the reservist said the hostilities immediately ceased.

“They found my military ID which stopped them dead in their tracks,” the student, who asked not to be identified, told WTMJ-TV. “What I presume to be the leader said, ‘We can’t do this. We’ve got to give him his stuff back.'”

Google Free 411

Google Launches Free 411 Service

When I was young directory assistance was free, a human, and very good. I used it a lot and maybe folks like me are why Ma Bell dumped it.

But there is a good reason to keep information flow free and apparently Google agrees with me. What they have done now is created a robotic voice 411 service for businesses and it is free, call 1-800-GOOG-411

I’ve only begun to try it but it looks like a keeper to me.

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How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly

How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily

One wonderful thing about the Internet is the educational opportunities in it. This page is from a University of Georgia Prof. who wants to help his students write papers well.

It’s not exactly new to me, but it is concise, much as a speech note page and maybe it will help you or others you show it to as well.

What Is Web 2.0

O’Reilly: What Is Web 2.0

Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software

by Tim O’Reilly

has been a question of mine and that I hear from folks just getting
started in computers nowadays. If you are new to the net, or if you are
not new but still don’t have any grasp of what you are doing with the
Internet this five page article is a well written ticket just for you.

National Geographic Magazine – WildCam AFRICA

National Geographic Magazine – WildCam AFRICA

This, to be sure is amazing!

See an African Lake in realtime with all sorts of wildlife coming to drink. Uses RealAudio and so has all the sounds as well as views as they happen.

Nothing lasts forever and this site went off the net Dec. 18, 2005
Clips from it are still available but the live feed is no more. 🙁