Month: <span>June 2001</span>

CNN: Milosevic on suicide watch. “The former Yugoslav president [is] under round-the-clock observation to ensure he is not taken ill or attempts to take his own life — as both his parents did.”
10:18:24 PM  

Salon: Gay “Trek”. “According to the script, Guinan was supposed to start telling Lal, ‘When a man and a woman are in love …’ and in the background, there would be men and women sitting at tables, holding hands,” Arnold says. “But Whoopi refused to say that. She said, ‘This show is beyond that. It should be “When two people are in love.”‘ And so it was decided on set that one of the tables in the background should have two men holding hands — or two women, or whatever. But someone ran to a phone and made a call to the production office and that was nixed. [Producer] David Livingston came down and made sure that didn’t happen.”
7:01:28 PM  

Ananova: Winner wont claim $1m prize due to hoax fear.
6:59:36 PM  

PhysicsWeb: Nanotubes are the new superconductors.
6:58:50 PM  

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Wes: “By popular demand, Sun un-canceled their Solaris source code program.”
9:25:35 PM  

Frontier News: “About tables in XML has some examples of tables in XML, and sample scripts you can run in your QuickScript window.”
4:18:11 PM  

Check out the picture on this page. What on Earth were they thinking?
4:10:41 PM  

BBC: Stalagmite has climate warning. “There were dramatic changes in the amount of radioactive carbon swirling around in the Earth’s atmosphere during the last Ice Age, far greater than previously thought, scientists have found. “
4:08:12 PM  

CNN: Court rules U.S. broke rights laws. “The world court has ruled the U.S. ignored the international legal rights of two German-born brothers who were executed for murder. Germany had accused the U.S. of breaking the Vienna Convention by not telling the pair that they had the right to assistance from the German consular.”
4:07:06 PM Webvan investors OK reverse stock split. “Webvan shareholders voted Friday to implement a 25-to-1 reverse stock split in hopes of keeping the company’s shares listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market.”
4:05:40 PM  

trained monkey: “how to put amazon out of business: buy two of these. free shipping. if you’re feeling rich, buy two of these instead.”
4:04:04 PM  

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Frontier News: New verbs for Frontier and Radio: table.tableToXml and table.xmlToTable convert tables to XML and back to tables. Here’s the spec for Frontier tables in XML.
11:30:40 PM  

Simon Fell: “It appears the .NET beta 2 SOAP doesn’t support multi-dim arrays, I hope they’re planning on addressing this, otherwise we’re all wasting our time.”

soap:Client : Server was unable to read request. --> There is an error in XML document (8, 31). --> SOAP-ENC:arrayType with multidimensional array found at <input2DStringArray xmlns=''>. Only single-dimensional arrays are supported. Consider using an array of arrays instead.

11:30:05 PM  

CNN has a page of key facts about the War Crimes Tribunal.
11:28:35 PM  

The Register: Apple to buy PowerPC from Motorola? “Apple [may be] set to wrest control of the PowerPC platform away from long-time partner Motorola through a clause in its agreement with the chip maker that allows it to buy Motorola’s PowerPC assets for $500 million next year.” [via Hack the Planet]
11:27:12 PM  

BBC: Designer cat controversy. “Allergy-proof cats could be the next genetically modified animals to be born.”
11:11:45 PM  

Not mincing words, here’s a headline from The Register: “Judge Jackson is a big fat idiot
11:10:58 PM Word of the Day: peremptory.
11:09:11 PM  

500 ways to annoy your roommate.
11:06:04 PM  

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