Archive for November, 2007

Skynet military launch is delayed

The launch of the UK’s Skynet 5B military communications satellite from French Guiana has been delayed.

I should think so too. Did no one watch any of the Terminator films?

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Rachel on November 12th 2007 in End of the World, Technology, War

December shoot for X Files sequel

Filming on the second X Files movie is to begin on 10 December, 20th Century Fox has announced.
The film will see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their famous roles as alien-hunting FBI agents Mulder and Scully.

Yay!

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Rachel on November 1st 2007 in Film, X-Files

Support for ad-tracking opt out

US privacy advocates and consumer bodies are seeking the creation of an opt-out list for internet users who do not want to be tracked by advertisers.
The “do not track” list would prevent companies from tailoring adverts based on a user’s web habits.

I really like this idea. If I want something, I will search for it. My web habits are unlikely to turn up anything I want to actually buy as while they are indicative of my interests… most of the stuff that would show up would end up being DVDs or toys or any number of other things that I would only buy with money I had spare.

And of course, when I fancied buying non-essential luxury items.

Plus I’ve never liked the idea of being tracked. If advertisers want to find out my habits and interests, they can damn well send me a questionnaire. I like those.

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Rachel on November 1st 2007 in Internet