Amazon Kindle Fails First College Test
It's kind of a shame that Microsoft scrapped the Courier. Based on the demo videos I saw, it seems like it would have been a natural fit for something like this.
Decency Group Says "$#*!" Is Indecent
Kudos to you on the Mencken quote. Another apt one: "Immorality is the morality of those who are having a better time."
Scientists Demonstrate Mammalian Tissue Regeneration
Technical Objections To the Ogg Container Format
I use Handbrake http://handbrake.fr/ for encoding. Handbrake will let you chose from MP4 or MKV for container, H.264 or Theora for video and MP3, AAC or Vorbis for audio.
PC-BSD 8.0 Release Focuses On Desktop Use
Why do we need Linux for the desktop? While Windows has the best hardware support coverage among all operating systems, I am curious what are the reasons behind picking Linux for a desktop oriented operating system.
Android Phone Demand Up 250%, iPhone Down
"Did you know that disco record sales were up 400% for the year ending 1976? If these trends continues... AAY!"
Xbox 360 Failure Rate Is 54.2%
Xboxe 360s that were manufactured in the latter part of 2008(Falcon and Jasper revisions, I believe) should be fine. Newer models have dealt with the heatsink design flaw that killed so many of the older revisions. On the older models, as the internal temprature of the unit increased, the heatsink would pull away from the GPU and then the GPU would fry, causing the RROD. The chances of a newer model failing are very slim in comparison. That being said, I usually purchase multi-platform titles for my PS3, as part of me has nagging doubts about the 360. After my first 360 went tits up, I swore I wouldn't buy another one, but the JRPGS on the 360 were too tempting for me to pass up. The 360 is an outstanding platform in terms of software, but man does the hardware QA suck.
Walter Bender — Taking Sugar Beyond the XO Laptop
"There's no link between diabetes and diet. That's a white myth, Ken, like Larry Bird or Colorado."
Depressed Astronauts Might Get Computerized Solace
Great reference! Demolition Man is one of my great guilty pleasure movies.