Thursday, October 07, 2004

Companies, Organisations, Networks etc.

Sometimes it can be hard to remember whether a web address ends in .com, .org, .net, .co.uk, .nl, .tv, or one of the many other variations. This can lead to finding some interesting, but not necessarily relevant sites, such as www.gfreeman.com. Well, it seems that even the best of us can make a mistake. And so too can Dick Cheney. In the vice-president debate, Cheney referred to factcheck.com, hoping it would answer some of Edwards' questions. Unfortunately (from his point of view at least), he meant factcheck.org. The website Cheney referred to was an advert site, and to resolve the problem, they redirected viewers to George Soros' website, who tends not to support Bush in the way Cheney might want. As it turns out, factcheck.org didn't offer the support Cheney wanted anyway. So no harm done. For slightly more detail: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3723090.stm In other news, Maurice Wilkins, the man who took the X-ray pictures of the DNA helix that led to Watson and Crick proposing the double helix structure, has died. It's not even three months since Francis Crick died. It's a great shame that two of the grandfathers of molecular biology (arguably) and two great scientists (the same two) have died.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WILL EAT YOU

10/07/2004 08:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comment sent shivers up my spine. Whilst I was watching the debate my partner pointed out the mistake and now I am reading you pointing out the mistake. You have just crossed into the twilight zone.

Becbot

10/07/2004 10:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I thought this was posted by guy. My mistake.

10/07/2004 10:54:00 pm  

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