Category: News & Commentary

More Windows and Mac Stuff

One of the sites that I have found to be invaluable lately is Paul Thurrot’s SuperSite for Windows (I noticed the web browser title bar says “SuperSit”, hehe). Two recent articles were good reads, as Paul is brutally honest about his findings. He is not a Windows biggot or a Mac hater, just honest. The

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Back To a Barter Economy

Is money becoming obsolete? Is the web going to enable us to just trade for things we need. Some of the recent evidence of note is the One Red Paperclip site that I referenced earlier, and also a new site called Zunafish. Its idea is to allow people to trade their old, unwanted media for

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Windows on a Mac – That Is So 1996

All signs pointed to Windows running on the new Macs. The question will be, how fast. It was a dog ten years ago. Here’s the latest PR-speak from Apple: “but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple’s superior hardware, now that we use Intel processors,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president

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A New Version of the French Resistance

01180020 Originally uploaded by everymosquito. It’s pronounced “RAY-zee-stunce”, and it’s making Apple very “UHN-ah-pee”. The French government has decided to open up all of the online music stores so that no one company can dominate France’s music download market. How unhappy is Apple? So much so that it has made a statement that the French

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One Red Paperclip

one red paperclip Originally uploaded by kylemac. If it’s not on your radar already, it’s time for another crazy Internet story about someone with a wacky idea. This time it’s a gent from Montreal who started with a red paperclip, and his quest is to do “up trades” eventually trading for “a house, or an

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Newsflash: Microsoft Has Sense of Humor!

Microsoft is showing their self-deprecating side with a video that can now be confirmed that Microsoft actually created. The “iPod Box Parody Video”, follows another video entitled “Bill Gates Goes to College” that is available at ifilm. The “Napoleon Dynamite” parody was shown at PDC2005.

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Hoops Dreams

The President is in central New York today. That’s not big news. What is big is who is greating him at the Rochester Airport – Jason McElwain. In a story that is so incredibly upbeat, that it is hard not to tear-up, Jason did something amazing. While it is hard to link directly to the

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Internet Tablets and Origami

Flickr photo by Hagge. No this isn’t about how to fold your computer. At a staff meeting today, I casually mentioned that a device called an Internet Tablet (specifically the Nokia 770) was being tested by one of the UMW faculty in my building. Steve Gallik teaches a Histology class in the Jepson Science Center,

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Bouncing Soldiers?

You all remember Sony’s bouncing balls video right? Go take a look if you don’t. Anyway, I’m very conflicted by this video above. I’m reminded of the joy that I felt when seeing 250,000 colored super balls bouncing down a San Fransisco street. Though some might see a game advertisement, I see American soldiers in

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I’m Closer To the Mac Mini

I just need to wait for the store to re-open. Looks like the Mac Mini is getting an update. How close to an HD capable media center will it be? . . . and the iPod HiFi ! UPDATE! HD Beat thinks the “Mac Mini is perfect for HDTV”.

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