November 1st, 2009

Hungry snail!

Why I'm against non-Latin lettwrs in website addresses...

The internet regulator has approved plans to allow non-Latin-script web addresses.

Why am I against this?
Well, consider - there's MANY non-Latin letters that look like their Latin counterparts. Phishing scams will surge because it will look like the legitimate site in your address bar - but won't, and we'll get a ton of silly names like www.╰▄━━▄╯.com (Yeah, that's non-latin "letters".)
Hungry snail!

Ukraine... 1500 infected, 48 dead.

Pneumonic plague breaks from the quarantined areas, almost reaches Kyiv. In Irpin, a small city near Kyiv, 170 infected, 1 dead (in hospital No. 2) from pneumonic plague (a student from Ternopil). All roads are closed. Bus transportation stopped. Quarantine is introduced.

Principal of Ternopil Pedagogical University Vladimir Kravec: "In Ternopol yesterday night the streets were disinfected from airplanes using a special disenfecting solution. All citizens were adviced to close all windows at night."

All train transportation in Ukraine to be cancelled.

Either this is the biggest, most tasteless, viral campaign ever ... or really, really, scary.