Fluffy Links – April 23rd 2007

New Irish crime fiction / movies blog from Declan Burke.

USB Boss Pedal.

Judges not reading depositions?

Check out Conor’s blog.

Value for money? Via NYTimes

Skype, which earns money largely from fees to connect users to the telephone system, posted revenue of $79 million, up 123 percent. EBay purchased Skype in 2005 for $2.6 billion. “This is a very young business growing very fast,� Ms. Whitman said

Via Mr. Exley, looks like a really good intiative from Labour UK.

Via Metafilter – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:

As an EHM, John’s job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel. Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, international corporations and the aid agencies allied with them were able to control these economies and to ensure that oil and other resources were channeled to serve the interests of building the global corporate empire.

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2 Responses to “Fluffy Links – April 23rd 2007”

  1. Damien B says:

    Picked up “Confessions” a few months back in Dubray on Grafton Street, started reading it a couple of days ago. It’s not the best written book ever, but it’s very interesting. Ties in very strong with what we’re seeing about Bush and Haliburton.

    Picked up the Mark Thomas book “As Used on the famous Nelson Mandela” at the same time, just finished that. Again, very interesting but not the best written book ever. He goes out of his way to be funny sometimes and it just doesn’t work.

  2. Conortje says:

    Thanks for the mention Damien!