Wireless PCIe To Enable Remote Graphics Cards
I just thought I'd point out how tech history tends to repeat itself....
You're describing a new time-sharing system.
Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall
Although it looks like there's a few more steps in this implementation than you'd like, Android has started doing this with Froyo. Here's the Engadget article that demonstrates pushing links from your desktop onto your Android phone.
Of course, this misses the "without missing a beat" part of your solution, but it's a start.
EFF Assails YouTube For Removing "Downfall" Parodies
This is rather stupid, considering the director of Downfall watches them and likes them. In fact, in his own words "I think I've seen about 145 of them! Of course, I have to put the sound down when I watch. Many times the lines are so funny, I laugh out loud, and I'm laughing about the scene that I staged myself! You couldn't get a better compliment as a director."
Well... The article also ends with the director saying "If only I got royalties for it, then I'd be even happier."
But removing the videos from youtube wouldn't help him with getting royalties, so yeah. It is rather stupid. He'll probably get less money now since the videos were essentially free advertising for the movie.
XKCD Deploys Command Line Interface
And by reading the source code, I found out that "I read the source code" yields a text heart.
Also, I cheated and read all the other commands you can use. (They're near the bottom of that file.)
Does This Headline Know You're Reading It?
The first thing I thought of with this is how annoying the advertisements on websites that use this will be... Just imagine, the ads can then *always* be in your viewing area!
Matt Asay Answers Your Questions About Ubuntu and Canonical
I don't think he completely blew off the question of games or Creative Suites. He said that by making a better desktop and pushing it out to more people, Games and Creative Suites will come to Ubuntu and linux. Which is a better solution, IMO, than having Canonical wasting resources on either pushing companies to develop Linux versions of programs or wasting developer resources in trying to push open-source application X to proprietary program Y's standards. Besides, it gives Canonical a good focus.
Google: Apple VP Rejected Google Voice iPhone App
A reason stated by Google for the denial of the app was that it "offer[s] new features not present on the preloaded maps application", which may cause user confusion.... Yet, in the Google Voice submission, a reason for rejection was that it duplicated the dialer functionality.....
So let me get this straight Apple: Google can't replace Or add functionality? If they can't add or keep it the same, I guess their only option is to make a lesser version of functionality? Might explain the state that the app store is in now....
Turning Classic Literary Works Into Games
Although remaking 'classics' into a video game sounds like a great idea, the inherit problems already mentioned don't use the medium of video games to their full potential.
What I would like to see in a video game is the depth that is in the 'classics', using the medium of video games to its full potential. I think of "Watchmen" when I think of this. No one really took comic books seriously until Alan Moore created, quite well, a real 'classic' using the medium of comic books. It was in Time's top 100 novels of all time. (Source) Sure, a video game won't make that list because of the inherit differences, but I would like to see a game that is deep as "Watchmen", or "Invisible Man."
Ubuntu Christian Edition 5.0 Beta
Didn't you all hear about the fork in the Christian Ubuntu? Apparently, one of the developers sent in 95 patches, but they were rejected. Now there's a Protestant Christian Ubuntu. The main difference is that the Protestant version has no icons.