Sunday, 29 March 2009

Weekend bits & pieces

First and foremost, courtesy of Logan Moss's assiduous internet searching -
"No Time to Pray? No Problem! Your Computer Can Do It For You"

"...The program uses text-to-speech synthesizers to say prayers in a voice designed to emulate the volume and speed of an average praying person. Choose from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and if you’re unaffiliated, no problem! They’ve got options for you as well. Prices for the prayers vary, depending on the length..."

Logan comments; "leaving you time to get on with more important stuff" - more important than talking to God, that is.

Next, a warning. If a message like this shows up in your Inbox, don't believe it, delete it immediately. "...We are pleased to inform you that your email address has won an Award in the Google 10 Years Anniversary Award..."

Yes, of course it's a scam. I thought they had a nice touch, though, with their helpful sign-off message and some totally unrelated blather about Google's size;

"Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address

Congratulations!! Sincerely Yours,

Google Management
After 10 years of establishment, Google Inc is worth over 23 Billion US Dollars with over 20,000 workers worldwide making it the best and most successful online search engine in the world."

Isn't it good of them to be concerned about security?

We're off for a sail this morning, now that the City To Surf runners and walkers have mostly passed through the neighbourhood, and the roads are usable again. I'll try not to bash my head on the boom this time.

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