Naturally. Why woo a date when you can build one? Japanese develop ‘female’ android Seriously, this is pretty cool. At first, when I saw the picture, I thought it was two people standing there giving the interview. The hands gave it away.
NASA Photo Shows Shuttle Striking Bird I hope the little fella’s okay. It’s a bummer. Just flying along, minding your own busines, and the most complicated machine ever developed by man runs you over. Here’s wishing a safe and successful mission to the space shuttle Discovery.
The Register is following this story closely: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/21/dell_land_nc/ Of course, Michael Dell is worth approximately $16,000,000,000 according to Forbes . His annual salary is $3,400,000. Rock on, I say! If your company can make $3.3B in net profits in one year, be worth $16B, and bring home $3.4M a year to the wife and four [...]
PC Magazine and its staff came up with some very funny names for what Windows (previously Longhorn) could have been called. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1839879,00.asp So, in no particular order, here is PC Magazine’s suggested list of Windows names instead of Windows Vista: Of course, there’s always “Windows 06? 07? 2010?” “Windows XP Service Pack 3.” “Windows Elephant. [...]
Microsoft has announced that it’s long delayed and very much stripped down next version of Windows will be named “Vista”. Yawn.
http://news.com.com/9-year-old+earns+accolade+as+Microsoft+pro/2100-1012_3-5793614.html I got my MCP a couple of years ago. I know I’m not hot stuff, but I feel properly put in my place. Karim, you rock! Keep up the good work.
http://money.excite.com/ht/nw/bus/20050719/hle_bus-n19312933.html “They’ve gotten themselves in fighting shape here,” said technology strategist Caris & Co. analyst Mark Stahlman. “I think this is going to give a big boost to morale internally.” “big boost to morale”? This is code-speak meaning “big boost to the stockholders”. Another example of the tail wagging the dog. Stock prices are the [...]
IBM officially releases notification of the end of OS/2: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/os/warp/withdrawal.html I never worked with OS/2 with the exception of doing an install of a FoxPro 2.6 application at John Deere’s corporate headquarters in 1995. The system was Windows based and it ran in emulation mode on OS/2 so it was slow. Some people are calling [...]
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has an interesting article on eWeek.com. The title is Making Money From Free Software He has some interesting quotes from Marten Mickos, the CEO of MySQL AB and how they make money. I think the last paragraph sums it up nicely though: To be blunt, if you want to profit from open [...]
Alex Feldstein turned me onto this entry from Hans Bjordahl: AOL’s Missed Opportunity I was an AOL subscriber when it was really Compuserve, Prodigy and AOL as the major players. I left when I couldn’t stand the Spam any more. I think that was something like in 1997. AOL rocked in it’s day. That day [...]