Tom Lachecki

(Tomalak Geret'kal)

License to Kill?

The BBC points to what is possibly the country's oldest active driver.

Google Staff Required To Paddle The Atlantic

It has come to light that workers at the Mountain View cyberfirm are routinely forced to swim the 3,000 miles between New York and Paris. Either that, or the trek otherwise seems of little consequence to those who construct the Google Maps tool.

Happy Birthday, Now Fight

Just what is our obsession with age these days? It seems sensible that there exist lower limits on things like driving, drinking and sex, but everyone seems to have forgotten that these limits only sit at comfortable integer boundaries because "when they're ready" isn't sufficiently logically quantifiable.

The Chicago Tea Party

A bunch of workers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are describing a grey saucer which hovered over Gate C17, span (or maybe not) then shot up through the clouds leaving a hole behind in its wake.

Montana's Not NSW

I'd imagine this is a fairly easy mistake to make, albeit one of those head-slapping "oh my god" fallacies that one would try pretty carefully to avoid if one knew there were more than one town named "Sydney" on this Earth.

Stealth train uncloaks on Google Earth

I love it when El Reg finds amusing items on Google Earth, like the levitating hyperspace aircraft carrier, the 50m-long German insect, flying cars in Aus or the now-famous naked rooftop sunbather (and the other one). Now we have a plausible explanation for the lack of visible improvement in the UK's public transport infrastructure: The […]

And The Children Shall Be Led

Over the past few months we've seen more and more examples of attempting to brainwash kids into believing that all the new-fangled spy technology destined to restrict our freedom is actually a good thing.

Beatles webcam helps foil burglary

LONDON (Reuters) – An American helped foil a burglary in northern England whilst watching a Beatles-related webcam over the Internet, police said Friday.

Unintentionally Outrageous URLs

Some horrendously embarassing situations for companies who didn't think through their choices of website URL all too clearly.

Baby Names

It's interesting to see that other people are giving their filesystems interesting names. I myself have gone through a whole bunch of names on various machines, and their names almost offer an insight into how my TV viewing habits have changed over the years.

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