Daily Archives: 2 August 2005

Seventh Seal

Apple Mouse. The weather report for Hell is
freezing rain with the possibility of snow. This, after Apple
announced a two button
mouse
.

The new mouse includes a “Scroll Ball” so you can scroll
up and down as well as side-to-side on large web pages. It
also includes “capacitive sensors” that act as additional
buttons so you can right or left tap the mouse.

Among other things, you can:

* Program the Scroll Ball button to launch Application
Switcher, then move from one task to another with a
scroll.
* Set any button to start a new Spotlight search and find
what you’re looking for, fast.
* Change the side buttons from displaying all windows in
Exposé to displaying only the windows in the current
application.
* Launch any application you choose from any button on Mighty
Mouse: Just select “other” from the button drop-down menu and
browse for applications in the Finder.
* Designate either top-shell button as your primary – the
perfect solution for southpaws.

In other news, the band called the Eagles
are touring again.

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Thongs Sales to Older Women Sag

And then there’s this from Yahoo! News UK/Ireland:

Cracks are appearing in the UK thong market with sales
down nearly 20% in the past year. Ever since the
buttock-baring item of women’s underwear was worn by a
catwalk model in 1997, G-strings have been all the rage.
Today sales of thongs remain firm among women aged 25 and
under.

But demand from older women has started to sag, new
figures show.

Between May 2004 and May this year G-string/thong sales
dropped 17% nationally, according market researchers TNS
Fashion Trak.

Their figures show that more discreet, ‘shorts-style’
knickers are becoming more popular.

But despite its recent dip in form, the thong, which
remains a must-have ‘chav’ fashion accessory, is far from a
thing of the past.

They still account for £38m of the £165m
women’s underwear industry.

Rachel Argyle, from TNS, said: “The bottom has not
completely dropped out of the thong market, not yet.

“There is still a future for the thong. There is just a
wider range of more comfortable alternatives out
there.”

Aloha!