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: December September 1-7, 2014

Summary of this week:

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


Monday September 1, 2014

For $350, your iPhone can sense infrared. Where are those sasquatch that I know walk through my backyard everynight?

Take a look at the construction of Apple's spaceship building. It is big.

It seems that making your iPad act and sound like a typewriter is a popular thing to do.

Anand Shimpi of AnandTech is heading to an unknown job at Apple.

Microsoft seems to think that US Courts only have jurisdiction in the US. Where did they get that idea?

Here is a library without books. I don't like it.

Excellent map shows that half the US population lives in a few small areas.

Let's all wait a bit for those self-driving cars. To date, they drive on limited roads and only in good weather. We will, however, see them soon on limited courses such as moving baggage at airports or massive amounts of mass a factories and construction sites.

These CEOs are out of bed very early every day. That is something, a small something, that I have in common with them.

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Tuesday September 2, 2014

NASA can't put a man in space, but it can work on a traffic control system for home package delivery drones. NASA is an excellent example of a government organization that has lost its way. It employs too many people with too little to do, so the people study interesting things that have nothing to do with the mission.

By now everyone knows about the most recent "leak" of naked celebrities. It seems that there was no leak, but instead a theft. The photos were found by hacking in to iCloud accounts.  Apple pays attention to security, but people broke in nonethless. And some adults think that government sites like Health Care dot Gov are secure. No on will know that you once had a medical procedure that you would rather keep private (not).

While waiting for Apple to join the fun, others are introducing fashionable smart watches.

Asus promises to joing the fun tomorrow.

We already have smart cars, and given all the other news, yes, these cars can be hacked and all your driving information made public. Who cares? Well, where were you when? As long as you don't mind the world knowing that stuff, you are fine.

September 15th, Google will introduce Android One in India: a much-lower-cost smartphone for the rest of the world.

We have a new browser for Raspberry Pi. I still think the creators should receive a Nobel Prize as this is the most successful education project in the history of the world.

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Wednesday September 3, 2014

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Thursday September 4, 2014

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Friday September 5, 2014

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Saturday September 6, 2014

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Sunday September 7, 2014

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