Bugger the #*!@&! Domain Names

A ban on seven deadly words deemed too offensive to register as part of a domain name has been lifted in New Zealand. Deciding that a censorship role didn’t fit in with their purposes, the NZ Internet Society decreed that the previously banned words could be registered. One happy punter purred, “I’m pretty pleased with the ‘f’ and ‘s’, I must say … as a collectible.”


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Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

A celebration of the life and work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Calcutta on Saturday “remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first…