Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-07-18 23:16
Also known as: how to get Adam angry enough to punch things within about two minutes.
In case it wasn't already clear to you that the current Labour government are a bunch of wilfully dishonest excuses for politicians, you might like to read this short and pithy debate, which contains such utter bullshit as:
"He will find that the identity cards programme is a valid and viable way forward, and one that the public of this country welcome and support."
Find me one actual member of the public that relishes the thought of spending billions of pounds -- that could instead be invested in this country's ailing education, healthcare or transport systems -- on a completely worthless scheme that will in fact make identity theft easier.
Get these idiots out of power now, please.
Posted by ats at 2006-07-18 20:33
Now, this is unusual.
It's a company that sells ready-made cables to home audio and video enthusiasts, but they're actually sensible.
So, for example, they've got an article explaining why OFC's a waste of money, and Teflon's only useful for its fire safety properties, and their speaker wire page says "it's the sheer conductivity of the cable, and [...] little else that matters".
They're even reasonably priced (given the cost of the decent, but not flashy, connectors they use).
It's really quite refreshing to find a cable company that doesn't buy into the usual audiophile rubbish.
Their page pointing out why HDMI is a really stupid idea is worth a read.