Oddities

Re-Introducing the Real Windows Vista at Tauquil's Blog

Microsoft has a long history of copying ideas from elsewhere. I've been watching them for years, and have yet to see them come up with an inventive idea. Oh, wait, they have a visual effect for tooltips which has them "unfurl" from top-to-bottom, that's probably a true invention by Microsoft. Okay, they've had one minor original idea. In particular they seem fond of copying ideas from Apple -- in fact, its well understood that Windows was developed because Bill Gates saw the Mac and got scared and told his people he wanted something like that.

Review: UFO's, the Secret History

UFO's, Unidentified Flying Objects, have been the subject of ridicule. And, like in any field, there are a number of UFO claims that seem outrageous at the least, if not outright fraudulent. However, there are many UFO claims that are based in solid evidence, with credible witnesses, etc. The whole subject is interesting and intriguing.

Review: The Mysterious Valley

The Mysterious Valley"This is not a work of fiction ...

Palace 'ghost' caught on camera

Palace 'ghost' caught on camera

December 19, 2003; CNN.COM; cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/12/19/hampton.ghost.ap/index.html

LONDON, England (AP) -- Are there ghostly goings-on at Henry VIII's palace, or is that hazy image of a fellow in fancy robes just a bit of Christmas cheer?