A History of Apple TV Adverts

The iPhone ads
The Get-A-Mac PC ads

The complete campaigns. If you are a regular on this site you will know that I have posted rather a lot of Apple Mac / Steve Jobs articles in the past. I just want to make it clear that I do not own a Mac or iPhone and never have despite various members of my family being big fans (of Apple products).

However I think it is true to say that when Microsoft release new versions of Windows there are always many features included that were on MAC OS years before. However I like my electronic equipment to be tried and tested before I part with my hard earned cash – that’s why my own PC runs Linux..

The first iPhone ad…

Out Of Place Artifacts


An out-of-place artefact (OOPArt) is a term coined for an object of historical, archaeological or palaeontological interest found in a very unusual or seemingly impossible context.”


  • The
    found in Blue Hill, Maine. An 11th century Norse
    coin found in an American Indian shell midden. Over
    20,000 objects were found over a 15-year period at
    the Goddard site in Blue Hill. The sole non-Native
    artifact was the coin.[3] One hypothesis is that it
    may have been brought to the site from a Viking
    settlement in Newfoundland by seagoing Native

What’s the Harm in Being Famous?


“We are all confronted with new information daily. It comes to us via
newspapers, radio, television, websites, conversation, advertising and
so on. Sometimes it seems like a deluge.

Not all information is created equal. Some of it is correct. Some of
it is incorrect. Some of it is carefully balanced. Some of it is heavily
biased. Some of it is just plain crazy.”

“Well, of course there is no harm in being famous. But it doesn’t protect you either. Many celebrities or otherwise well-known people have been caught up in misinformation. Here are their stories.”


Bob Marley (musician)

In July 1977 he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in his right
big toe. His Rastafarian religious beliefs did not allow for amputation.
He sought alternative therapies as the cancer spread to the rest of his
body. He died in 1981.

Half Bakery


“The halfbakery is a community-based ideas bank used by people who wish to propose and develop (not always serious) half-baked inventions. Among many similar such sites (e.g. whynot.net, globalideasbank.org),
it has distinguished itself by minimalism, irreverence, and a cast of regulars whose takes on suggested inventions are often funnier than the original submission.”


Space Weather


Sunspots / solar flares took down most of Quebec’s power grid for several hours a few years ago. This kind of activity can cause problems for our power and comms as satellites in orbit can be easily damaged.

This site gives the latest information on solar activity, asteroid near-misses and things like the Northern lights effects.

What’s up in space?