Web links related to the Back of the Book program of August 24th, 1998
When will the new Millennium begin? You decide! The United States Naval Observatory is taking a poll. And this is an astronomical observatory, not a military installation. (HINT: the millennium starts on January 1, 2001.) This is also an interesting site to browse through.
I've put together all of the seasons and sub-seasons to the year 2005.
It is being reported by ZDNet that Microsoft has won the Browser wars. Sad, really, because Microsoft's Internet Explorer is inferior to Netscape's Navigator. Microsoft is also a monopoly and delights in making products that are half finished by the time you buy them. Absent competition, Microsoft may well focus more on dominating the Internet than trying to offer useful software for it.
More "New Age" wackiness. This time it's people trying to sell devices that will "restore" your water's "original energy and vitality." Sounds good to purify water, but these people are quacks just selling something make believe. They seem to be operating on the idea that if you can neither prove no\r disprove something then you can get away with whatever claims you want to make. It's a scam. Here are some of the phoney devices and here are the outrageous prices! Of course they're secure in the idea that they have a customer born every minute.
I sent them E-mail asking them about the details of their products and they didn't manage to reply.
Here's a site that tells about the kestrel I saw out my window. It also has a recording of the kestrel's call there.
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