Dwayne Phillips ' Day Book

Items I happen to view each day. Science, Techonology, Management, Culture, and of course Writing

This is my day book for this week. I have modeled this after science fiction and computer writer Jerry Pournelle's view, or as he calls it, his Day Book. I encourage you to see Jerry Pournelle's site and subscribe to his services.

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This week: August 3-9, 2015

Summary of this week:

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday


Monday August 3, 2015

The Swatch Sistem51: all mechanical, self-winding, $150 made by robots. This is a big deal.

Workers from Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are about to strike Verizon
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Health Care gone wild: Our DoD hires Cerner, Leidos and Accenture for $9billion to overhaul its health care.

Welcome to the world of job insecurity.

The case for building robots as soldiers in war.

A closer look at Microsoft's new Edge browser.

Our President battles climate change. It is difficult to imagine someone having better intentions and greater ignorance at the same time.

This story is everywhere, so it must be important. The robot that hitchhiked across Canada only makes it 300 miles in America. Residents of Philadelphia, never satisfied with being goons, destroyed the defenseless machine.

A story of Vietnamese boat people in Silicon Valley. This is America, folks.

Predictors predict a big quarter for Apple and its updated iMac desktop computers.

Aha, with time people are finding "features" of Windows 10 they dislike. Windows 10 defaults to using your computer to share updates with other people. Hence, you are working for Microsoft for no pay.

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Tuesday August 4, 2015

People, at least in the affluent US, are living longer and longer and longer. Perhaps, one day, Congress will realize this and adjust the Social Security ages.

German researchers claim to have facial recognition that works from heat signatures in the dark.

Apple may start its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the US.

The Greeks re-open their stock market, and it crashes 22%.

All is not lost at Reddit as use of the site hits an all-time high.

The price of Twitter stock continues to fall.

A look inside the failure of Google+. Simple, they tried a 1,000-person project with no experience in that scale.

A company tries to attract female engineers, but their ad campaign backfires.

Apple buys 43 acres on the north side of San Jose. That is expensive $130+million real estate.

Acer has two Windows 10 laptops for less than $200. Today's typewriters.

And they are using a term new to me—Cloudbooks.

Apple, Ikea, and others are buyng woodlands to manage them, better.

NASA continues to waste money. This time they are crashing planes to learn how to find crashed planes.

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Wednesday August 5, 2015

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Thursday August 6, 2015

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Friday August 7, 2015

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Saturday August 8, 2015

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Sunday August 9, 2015

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