April, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Listening To The Hissing

Listening To The Hissing: "You have to be smart enough to collaborate with everybody when you're making a movie, so why not work with the people you're making the movie for?"

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Astronomers Detect First Split-Second of the Universe

Astronomers Detect First Split-Second of the Universe: "We find that density fluctuations on the 1- to 10-billion-light-year scale are larger than density fluctuations on the hundred-million-light-year scale"

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Where Vista Fails

Where Vista Fails: "Despite these enviable assets, Microsoft has made some mind-numbing mistakes. It (illegally, as it turns out) artificially bundled its immature Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser so deeply into Windows in order to harm Netscape that it's still paying the rice for the decision--a full decade later--in the form of regular critical security flaws that have taken away time from developers that might have otherwise been spent innovating new features."

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What is click fraud ?

Mark Cuban has a good summary of the state of click fraud.

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CEOs say how you treat a waiter can predict a lot about character: "Just about every CEO has a waiter story to tell."

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Comments for "How to manipulate me (or, Tuesday Whipper-Snapping)": "The first thing to know when writing feature requests is that, despite what your intuition tells you, despite your experiences in the rest of your life, you are not the representative user. You are specifically you, an individual, with your own ideas and needs and wants."

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The breaking point: "The reason we keep statistics -- and the reason we care about statistical milestones -- is that we assume some sort of emotional experience will accompany their creation and obliteration. These moments are supposed to embody ideas that transcend the notion of grown men playing children's games; these moments are supposed to be a positive amalgamation of awe, evolution, inspiration, admiration and the macrobiotic potential of man."

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Racial Diversity Improves Group Decision Making In Unexpected Ways, According To Tufts University Research: "Whites on diverse juries cited more case facts, made fewer mistakes in recalling facts and evidence, and pointed out missing evidence more frequently than did those on all-white juries. They were also more amenable to discussing racism when in diverse groups."

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Iran Plans: "The bottom line is that Iran cannot become a nuclear-weapons state. The problem is that the Iranians realize that only by becoming a nuclear state can they defend themselves against the U.S. Something bad is going to happen."

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Microsoft: Often, Malware is Unbeatable: "In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit." -- really, I just wanted to quote someone from Microsoft referencing Aliens.

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Merlin Mann is running a series of posts on taming your inbox. I took a couple hours to plow through, and brought my inbox from a ~1000 message backlog down to under 10 (cycling set). Johanna Rothman just started on it too. If you tend to have a large email inbox that leaves you thinking "I should do something about that," I recommend reading these posts (and, ahem, doing something about your mail).

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Mac OS Rumors: Rumor Report - April 2, 2006: this implies that Apple's version of GCC will support the --pony switch in the near future.

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Universities study why phishing works: "about two million Americans gave their personal information to phishing sites in 2003"

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Light shed on mysterious particle: "And this model tells us that neutrinos should have no mass. So the fact that we have now got independent measurements of neutrinos saying that they must have mass, means that this Standard Model is going to have be revised or superseded by something else."

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