Archive for the ‘Other Sources’ Category.
Russian spammer murdered
John Leyden, The Register 2005-07-26
Notorious Russian spammer Vardan Kushnir was found bludgeoned to death in his Moscow apartment on Sunday. He was killed by repeated blows to the head, Russian news agency Interfax reports…
From a Thinkgeek emailed ad. And it’s true…
…There are only two certainties in this world: ninjas are totally sweet, and zombies are out to get you…
From BBC News
Digital Domesday book unlocked
A rich digital archive of British life in the 1980s has been brought back to life by researchers from the UK and the US.
The team at Leeds University and the University of Michigan in the US say they have now found a way to access this rich digital archive.
They have developed software that emulates the obsolete Acorn Microcomputer system and the video disc player.
By contrast, the original Domesday Book, an inventory of England compiled in 1086 by Norman monks, is in fine condition in the Public Record Office in Kew, London
It’s easy to understand but still remarkable that it can be harder to get at 25 year old data than 1,000 year old data.
I recently had a Modigliani painting appraised by an agent at WhatsItWorthToYou.com. I’m very happy with how well the item was appraised. It was a very knowledgeable response and on the parts that the appraiser wasn’t (and couldn’t) be sure about, she referred me to other excellent sources.
$20 didn’t get me a perfect appraisal but it got me a LONG way along the road. Sotheby’s and Christy’s wouldn’t discuss it for less than 4 figures.
Eat Liver. “Crazy pictures of Insane Internet”. Lots of funny pictures.