"BlueTrack" Mouse More Advanced Than Laser, Optical
Just when you thought laser and optical mice were enjoying their reign on mousepads worldwide...
Whatever I might have been thinking about, I assure you it wasn't that.
MS Reportedly Adds 6 Months of Vista Downgrade
...yet it weighs less than one kilogram.
You mean it MASSES less than one kilogram. (Hey, if you people are going to defy the British Empire, at least get the terminology right!)
Achewood Creator on NPR
Oh, how unique! A comic strip that features jocularity with a sexual perversion theme!
"Much hilarity ensues!"
I'll bet this'll sell a MILLION, just on novelty alone!
Obama's Evolving Stance On NASA
...is Obama-speak for "the focus group results just came in the mail, honey."
Firefox 3 Already Rules the Roost
"Microsoft still has three out of ten people running an old version of its browser more than 18 months after Internet Explorer 7 launched..."
Look, my father-in-law knows NOTHING about computing, but a LOT about using the Internet. We bought him a computer several years ago. His browser?
IE5, of course. Why? Because that's what was installed on the machine when we bought it.
The majority of people who THINK about what browser they use, use something other than IE. Firefox 3 is obviously a great leap forward for the Mozilla brand, and...well, there you go.
Entertainment Weekly Bemoans Lack of Great Science Books
When I was a kid, and education seemed to be focused more on what was important rather than being "thick with thin things," science was considered "cool," to put it simply.
Everyone was interested in it. The Space Race was still ongoing, magazines like Popular Science proliferated, and we Cub Scout and Boy Scout kids worked hard on our radio and electricity or bridge-building experiments. We all wanted to be scientists when we grew up.
Now, everyone wants to be "in entertainment." Even the most well-known "scientists" are really CELEBRITIES more than anything else; they're famous for being famous. Instead of the staid, sober "Mr. Wizard," you have "Bill Nye the Science Guy" from about a decade ago, or the new Sid The Science Kid. It's all about fun and flash and, well, "celebrity," entertainment.
We used to be "entertained" by the IDEAS behind what we were learning. We had imagination enough to extrapolate ideas like "hey, if I can make this model rocket fly up to 500 feet, maybe one day I can make one that goes the the Moon or Mars!"
Now, it's all about what someone else is doing, for our entertainment, on TV. Don't need "hands-on," we can just watch someone else do "Science" that really just looks like an entertaining video game.
Perhaps if we could get the kids back to doing REAL science - after all, when you're eight years old the same experiments that the scientists of three hundred years ago were performing for the first time are certainly NEWS to you! - instead of just seeking to entertain them, they might start to take it seriously.
And that would be reflected in what we are reading and talking about as well.
George Carlin Dead of Heart Failure
Agreed. The constant litany of lies about America and the war on terror from the Left has certainly made ME and my friends as angry as we've ever been.