Located on a greenfield site more than an hour's drive from Dhaka, the Disney-style theme park sits a little incongruously alongside paddy fields and villages that have no running water or electricity.Link Discuss Read the rest
The sponsors expect 5,000 visitors a day
On offer is everything the fun-lover would expect to find in a western theme park, right down to the hamburger bars, popcorn stalls and a large amusement arcade.
Critics argue the park itself is incongruous in a country where around half the population of 130m lives below the poverty line.
The "common knowledge" is that the new TLDs (.biz, .info, and so on) have been pretty much of a failure for the TLD owners because the only people who have registered in them are trademark holders or domain name squatters. You almost never see any of the new TLDs being used on the net.Link Discuss (Thanks, Paul!) Read the rest
To test out this hypothesis, I wanted to see if they were being used for easy-to-find web sites. I took the list of the 300 most commonly-used words in English (found here) and searched for them on Google. I went ten pages deep on each search, grabbing every URL Google gave me. Of these 3000-odd URLs, exactly two of them used a new TLD: aaronland.info and www.nic.name. I assume that the latter came up on searching for the word "name", so it is almost not even countable.
She's a pot-smoking, foul-mouthed wreck and the idol of millions of young Russians.I just watched a bunch of these, and while they're slightly more comprehensible than, say, the "Worker and Parasite" cartoons that Krusty the Clown put on after he lost Itchy and Scratchy to Gabbo, but they do lose something in the translation. Link Discuss Read the rest
Masyanya, an Internet cartoon based on the life of a hard-living, often unemployed, young woman wreaking havoc in St. Petersburg, is Russia's answer to both South Park and Dilbert.
They all had the SAME message. It was a woman's voice, and she started the message with a distinctive "Ya know". In the upcoming days of phone number investigation, I heard this message dozens of times. The next one was a wrong number, the sixth number was the "ya know" message. The seventh number had a different message, but it had some aspects of the first message, "20-year industry leader" and "tap into mail-order". This message, too, was an effort to send me a 14-page booklet.Link Discuss (Thanks, Stefan!) Read the rest
As many of you figured out, I had the wrong file pasted in. Below is the corrected text. Sorry. Busy day.
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