Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-08-21 22:45
"Since 1903, when Binney & Smith introduced the first Crayola crayons, people have been fascinated with the history of our color names. Read on for a list of our 120 core crayon colors and the years when they were first introduced, along with discontinued colors and names that have changed over the years."
Posted by ats at 2006-08-21 18:25
This is the web site of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, or Observatoire Fédéral de Radioastrophysique, at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, or Institut Herzberg d'Astrophysique, of the National Research Council Canada, or Conseil National de Recherches Canada.
So the hostname does sort of make sense, but one is left with the overwhelming impression that there's got to be a better way of doing this.
Wouldn't it make more sense to just maintain two parallel DNS hierachies, rooted at nrc.gc.ca and cnrc.gc.ca?
And, for that matter, why didn't they fiddle the research council name so its acronym is the same in both languages (i.e. make it the Canadian National Research Council in English)?
Posted by ats at 2006-08-21 12:14
Some interesting conjecture about how the BBC audio streams are derived.