Tuesday Randomness

From the International News Desk at jimcofer.com… let’s do the news!

– One of my favorite people in the whole world, Stephen Fry, has been tapped to play Sherlock Holmes’ brother Mycroft in the upcoming sequel to the hugely successful 2009 Guy Ritchie film.

– For over 80 years, British company Cadbury has used the phrase “a glass and a half” to describe the milk content of their 8 ounce chocolate bars. Thanks to Britain’s metrification, the company announced yesterday that it was changing the verbiage on its packaging to the much catchier “equivalent of 426ml of fresh liquid milk in every 227g of milk chocolate”. Nice!

– Keep your eyes peeled: if you’re lucky, you might find a copy of Norton SystemWorks 2006 at your local Walmart… for the low, low price of $59.72!

– Hand sanitizers apparently aren’t much good at stopping cold and flu bugs.

– Sarah Murdoch, daughter of Rupert Murdoch, is the host of Australia’s Next Top Model. Imagine her embarrassment when she announced the name of the wrong winner live on Australian TV!

– Do you have Outlook 2010? If so, you might have noticed the blank “placeholder” images in the Contacts folder. They’re much like the “default” image on Facebook profiles, just sitting there waiting for you to add a photograph of the Contact in question. However, look closer at the default image and you might see someone familiar:


Yep, it appears that someone on the Office team has a sense of humor, using Bill Gates’ infamous mugshot from the late 1970s as the basis for the placeholder picture.

In case you’ve never heard about it before, Gates was arrested outside Albuquerque, New Mexico (the home of Microsoft from 1975 to 1979) for reckless driving. Gates has always loved fast cars, and has said that he often gets good ideas when driving at 100+ mph.

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