Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Damn that's a lot of Wang!

Now that the Halo 3 beta has ended, Microsoft's XBOX LIVE has tabulated some interesting data: There were 820,000 unique participants with more than 12 million hours of online H3 gameplay in its short test period, equivalent to more than 1,400 years of continuous play by one person.

85% of the 1.3 billion citizens of China share only about 100 family names. There are 93 million people with the surname Wang! To alleviate the confusion, the Chinese government is considering new naming rules.

Under a new draft regulation released by the ministry of public security, parents will be able to combine their surnames for their children, a move that could open up 1.28 million new possibilities, the China Daily reported.

For instance, a father named Zhou and mother named Zhu could choose to call their child either Zhou, Zhu, Zhouzhu or Zhuzhou, the report added.

And finally: Apple has released the latest BETA version of their web browser Safari for Windows users. And now that their sweet virgin code (security thru obscurity) is out in the real world, it's not doing so well. Guess when Apple says, "Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one." The meant more secure than an open safe full of drugs in the middle of a prison - but just by a little bit.

1 comment:

  1. Firefox is the shit.