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November 07, 2005

Diet Coke Vanilla

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4405262.stm

Gah. The giant evil conglomerate that is Coke™ have discovered that my favourite of their chemical-laden health-ruining delicious soft beverages is Diet Coke Vanilla. In accordance with the Tesco Accord of 2004, now signed up to by every major grocery retailer and manufacturer in the world, that means that they're obligated to withdraw it from sale at the earliest opportunity, and so they are doing, from early 2006 onwards. Curse them all.

On the upside, though, Diet Coke Cherry might be an acceptable replacement.


BitTorrent prison sentence

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4413540.stm

This BBC news article reports that a Hong Kong man has been jailed for three months for uploading movie files via BitTorrent. Given the movie studios' relentless determination to pursue copyright infringers (even Warwick gets dozens of C&D letters a year), and the ease with which BitTorrent users can be identified, this was probably inevitable.

What's grimly amusing about the case, though, is not the jail sentence but the actual movies that were being shared: Daredevil, Miss Congeniality and Red Planet. If the three months were for a taste lapse rather than the copyight infringement then you'd have to say fair enough.


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