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April 3, 2006 by Clonmelchat
A woman recently made the headlines because of a bizarre phobia. Ever since she had a baby, Louise Arnold has been scared of peas, suffering panic attacks at the mere mention of them, fleeing restaurants if she sees them being served and avoiding the frozen food section at the supermarket.

You might think such an affliction is unusual, but the list of officially recognised phobias is long and obscure. While the most common phobias are agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), social phobia (fear of...
March 8, 2006 by Clonmelchat
Seventeen million customers of the online payment service iBill have had their personal information released onto the internet, where it's been bought and sold in a black market made up of fraud artists and spammers, security experts say. The stolen data, examined by Wired News, includes names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses and internet IP addresses. Other fields in the compromised databases appear to be logins and passwords, credit-card types and purchase amounts, but credit-card n...
March 8, 2006 by Clonmelchat
An updated comment system for the Digg user-contributed news site offers several new features, including ratings for comments and a three-minute window to edit the comments one makes on a story.

Kevin Rose announced the debut of several updates to commenting on Digg stories. The first and most obvious change lets users rate comments made by others.

One can either Digg a good comment or Bury a bad comment. Once a comment has been buried, it shrinks from view, and can be opened by clicking...
March 6, 2006 by Clonmelchat
So what is Article PR in simple terms it's the process of writing 'free reprint articles' and submitting them to the 250+ established article submission sites on the Internet. An article submission site is simply a repository of free reprint articles - a place where authors can submit their articles free of charge, and where webmasters can find articles to use on their websites free of charge. In return for free use of your article, the webmaster includes your author bio and its links to your s...
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Manchester United is in talks with a number of global high-tech giants, including Google, about replacing Vodafone as its shirt sponsor, according to reports. Vodafone announced last week that it is ending its four-year deal to have its name on the British soccer club's shirts two years early, at the end of the current soccer season.

The club's new owners, the U.S.-based Glazer family, are now believed to be in advanced talks with some of the biggest global brands--many of them fro...
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a patent infringement case against eBay, granting the online auctioneer's petition on Monday.

The matter under review is whether to allow MercExchange, the plaintiff in the case, to obtain a permanent injunction against eBay related to the way it handles fixed-price sales. A district court in 2003 found that eBay's "Buy It Now" feature infringed on two MercExchange patents. Buy It Now allows consumers to purchase an item without participating in an auction....
November 28, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Supreme Court Actually Interested In Patent-Related Injunctions eBay has been in a long struggle with a company called MercExchange, the history of which we've gone over before. Basically, this company MercExchange managed to patent the concept of online auctions as well as the concept of offering a fixed price "buy it now" option. They sued eBay and won. While the online auction patent was later tossed out, the "buy it now" patent has stood (though, many of the patents involved are ...
November 26, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Good news for me today. I received a letter from my service provider and to my sup rise it was not a price increase but an increase to my bandwidth. My broadband just went from 1 meg to 1.5 megs at no extra charge to me. I know what your thinking ! I'm just promoting this service but no I'm not. I won't even mention their name.Now With all this extra speed what am I going to do with it.

Ok faster downloads, that saves a few seconds and what about uploads, Flickr pictures and some web sites mi...
November 26, 2005 by Clonmelchat
Scoble blogs an invite and the blogger radar picks up the invite in Newport. Some Newport bloggers got their chance to meet the Scobleizer in Murrengers pub. This shows just how fast an rss feed can deliver a message to the right community in no time at all one such recipient was Matthew Fortunka.. Robert Scoble is due to visit Cork next week, I wonder will it attrack any rss radars on the way.

Mathew met Robert in Murrengers pub Swim for Malaria, Meeting a Welsh View for beerDes Walsh t...
October 8, 2004 by Clonmelchat
Answer Spider-Man of course.
For parents of young children halloween can be an expensive time with an estimated 54% of people buying a new costume ranging in value from 10 euro to 60 euro. Spider-man is the childrens choice for this year for 4 to 12 year olds as another big screen success has risen the comic book hero to new heights. A new generation of fans now flock to the stores to gather momentoes of their hero and Marvel comics are selling to the next generation.

Halloween costumes have...
September 26, 2004 by Clonmelchat
Validating the html and other codes in your website can be a time consuming task. Because validation simply checks the mark up language for proper syntax, I have wondered if using this process will benefit a site when it comes to search engine rankings, and as such, is it worth doing?
There are a number of sites that offer validation tools, but the one I use resides on the W3C web site. The process of validation is simple enough. You simply enter the URL of the site in question or W3C allows yo...