Over on her Facebook page, writer Jennifer Abel is getting pissed off at some of the stuff Facebook is recommending for her: If this were England, I would sue Facebook for libel; I am THAT offended by the pages they suggest I "like." Seriously: what the hell did I EVER post, here or anyplace else, to make anybody think I'm a bigot who would support any of those vile … [Read more...] about Facebook Thinks I Like What?!?
Now we know for sure. The Matrix was originally developed using Linux. Oh sure, it looks all loving and caring now, but plug that box into the Internet, let it read all about socialism and soon enough humanity will be hunted down in our sewer-submarines and end up plugged into Linux controlled wet squishy cocoons while we dream about hot chicks in black leather beating up cops … [Read more...] about What OS Did The Matrix Use?
Wow! Vinay Deolalikar, a Hewlett Packard researcher, has published his proof that P≠NP. It may not mean much to most of you, but P versus NP is the greatest unsolved problem of theoretical computer science. A complete explanation of the problem would be lengthy, but let me see if I can summarize it. P represents a large set of computer science problems that are known to be … [Read more...] about P≠NP (maybe)
Ken Lammers does a nice job of collecting up some of the shortcomings of the just-announced Apple iPad. I don't get it either. The iPad seems really limited. My iPhone has similar limitations---no multitasking, no USB or FireWire, a closed application deployment mechanism---but it's a cell phone: Making it more flexible would come at the risk of making it less reliable. But in … [Read more...] about iPad iMpotence
2581.49 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 1198.79 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space Yeah, me neither. I think I'm going to buy another terabyte. … [Read more...] about Think I’ve Got Enough Disk Space?