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Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Bush Re-election Frontpages

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Yahoo Germany Predicts the Future

If you type Orakel (Oracle) into German, you can ask a question and let Yahoo predict the future.

I asked the Oracle:
“Wird Bush die nächsten 4 Jahre das richtige tun?”
(Will Bush be doing the right thing over the next 4 years?)

This was the answer:
“Die Zeichen stehen gar nicht gut.”
(The signs are bad – it doesn’t look like it.)


GMailChecker is supposed to be a Java-based mobile phone application running on Nokia 6600 and 7610, but all it did for me was to ask for user name and password, connect to the net, and crash. Multiple times.

Googlewhack Adventure

SearchEngineWatch points to the Broadway show Googlewhack! Adventure which is coming to New York. “Driven by a lust for life and a desperate desire to do anything but his job, award winning British comedian Dave Gorman falls under the spell of an obscure internet word game that takes him around the globe (3 times!) and brings him face-to-face with some of the funniest people on earth."

Great Divide argues the great divide continues and writes: “The Red-Blue battle – a war of culture, ideology, politics and psychology – will not end with the final tally in Ohio.” Here in Germany the divide is less balanced; according to the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach 68% of all Germans favor John Kerry as President of the US, with only 4% for George Bush.

Internet on Fire

“The Internet is on fire today with all the election stuff going on and it ain’t pretty. is down as are many of the state election polling place locators (the NY state one is throwing a “Web server too busy, try again later”). Rock the Vote has been up and down. Many weblogs covering the election are having problems too. Instapundit, Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo, and Boing Boing have all been down or really slow at some point today. The large news sites like CNN and MSNBC are fine...they’re architected to handle huge surges like this. (...) As great as the Internet is, it still sucks to have these single points of failure.”
– Jason Kottke, Burning up the network, Nov 2, 2004


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