How one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people (The Guardian)


Hmm. This could be a costly Protection & Indemnity (ship liability) insurance claim.

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Link to February 1, 2008 article.

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Stanley Kubrick and The Seafarers

Stanley Kubrick was definitely one of my favorite film directors. Some of his classics include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut and The Seafarers.

The Seafarers? Come on, you don’t remember that 1953 classic work extolling the benefits of membership in the Seafarers International Union. It was his third film, first in color and one of only three documentaries. It’s definitely worth watching.

Stanley Kubrick on (awards)

The Seafarers on

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Who’s the smartest maritime blogger of them all?

Computer monkey For the past few months, the Sea-Fever Code Monkeys have been hard at work on a top secret project in a hermetically sealed computer lab at Sea-Fever HQ. More complex than the Google Search Algorithm, the formula for Coke and the Secret Recipe for KFC combined, they have been using the latest technology to figure out who is the smartest maritime blogger in the world.

Well, Yahoo is not the only Internet property experiencing “headwinds.” The Sea-Fever blog’s lack of ads or any other virtual or real revenue model has forced us to “tack” this project and chart a new course using the most powerful web 2.0 (aka free) tools available to finish this important work.

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