An El Punt hack (900€/month, I’m told) has noticed that, with Atlantic Basin hurricane namers almost through their standard list, the Greek reserves may be required, leaving Spain open to a storm named for the 7th letter of their alphabet. (The Mediterranean is part of the Atlantic Basin, in case you wondered.)
- Opinions elsewhere
There’s a good article in LaVa this morning by their man over the pond, Xavier Sala i Martín, in which he deplores the general tendency here to call one’s political opponents murderers. He goes on to point out that the attacks aren’t about Iraq but about a general hatred of the West and ends by saying that, since terrorists have now shown they can change governments, he isn’t going to be in New York on November 2nd. You may wish to disagree with that, but wait and wonder at the madness of Rafael Poch.
- Jazztel mobile contract fraud
They use sales phishing calls to terminate contracts with other providers.
- “Whoreson Villepin”
Vincent Pinte, commenting at Technologies du Langage, suggests that the “de” between the “Dominique” and the “Villepin” that denominate France’s deranged and disastrous prime minister need not necessarily evidence noble origins. Apparently–I certainly wouldn’t know–medieval prostitutes customarily used only one name, their first, and were subsequently assigned surnames on the basis of their location, eg Patricia de la …
- La K es de kazoo
Cómo fabricarte uno, cómo combinarlos con otros instrumentos, y cómo comprarte el mejor del Organillero-Cantante.