January 26th, 2009

Illuminati

House Price Poll



From

You'll note that the ratio is still well above the maximums of the bubbles in the 1970s and the 1990s.

Before a recovery kicks in the ratio will drop to

Mean: 4.12 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.96
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(5.9%)
3
3(17.6%)
4
7(41.2%)
5
5(29.4%)
6
1(5.9%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
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Now served: 1,000,000,000

The population of the internet is now definitely over 1 billion, and possibly as high as 1.5 billion people.

What I had no idea about was that China now has more people on the internet than the USA...

Top 10 countries, by Internet population:

1. China: 179.7 million
2. United States: 163.3 million
3. Japan: 60.0 million
4. Germany: 37.0 million
5. United Kingdom: 36.7 million
6. France: 34.0 million
7. India: 32.1 million
8. Russia: 29.0 million
9. Brazil: 27.7 million
10. South Korea: 27.3 million

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Delicious LiveJournal Links for 1-26-2009

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Telecommunications communication

I emailed a bunch of MPs and MEPs about the telecommunication bill a few months back and the replies have dribbled in.  This one is interesting:

The Government appreciates concerns about attempts to remove Amendment 138 from the EU Telecommunications package. The UK has taken a clear line during negotiations that, while we acknowledge the importance of respecting rights online and including Intellectual Property rights within a peer-to-peer file-sharing environment, the Telecommunications Package is not the right place to consider these issues.  The Government has therefore supported a text free of requirements on intermediaries to take action to protect or co-operate with protecting copyright material. 

 

The Government acknowledges that the problem of copyright infringement is a serious one; acting as a real barrier to the development of compelling new business opportunities. The Government has been working with rights holders and ISPs in the UK on ways in which this can be tackled, through a combination of education, promotion of new legitimate offers, the testing of a notification regime and investigation of new methods to address repeat infringers.  The Government hopes that the results of these efforts will be made available in early 2009.



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Why did I click?

Harsh Language

I am significantly amused  by the names of three support communities - suckitupdyke, whateverfaggot and trans_advice - for lesbian/gay/trans people to give "realistic, helpful, and no bullshit advice" to each other.

I'm not sure why the names work for me so well.  Possibly it's the sense of humour and reclaiming of language, but they tickle me.