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 October 20-26, 2014

Summary of this week:

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


Monday October 20, 2014

The government is coming to rescue us: our President signs an executive order to speed to adoption of th credit cards with computer chips in them.

Google has released the developer kit for Android 5.0.

Will we see a smartwatch from Microsoft before Thanksgiving?

FitBit has a new $250 watch.

Living as an independent contractor in the IT world.

Some people are making lots of money because of the Ebola scare: Sales of Clorox up 28%, overall cleaning supplies up 12%.

This story is all over the Internet, so it must be important: Facebook bans our DEA because it made phoney profiles, a.k.a., it lied. I feel foolish for writing this, but I guess someone has to write it or lots of us have to write it many times for it to make any type of dent: It is wrong  for public officials to lie to the public. It is wrong at every level from the policeman at the school crosswalk to the head of the CDC and those folks who temporarily occupy the White House.

Apple has removed all the Bose products from its store. I think that is a bad move. Apple owns Beats. Beats and Bose compete. If Apple has the better product, people will buy it.

Want to work for Google? Master MatLab.

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Tuesday October 21, 2014

Virgin Galactic promises to start test flights on SpaceShip Two real soon now.

America has plenty of homeless people; America has plenty of empty buildings. Need we ask the next question?

Privilege, exploitation, athletics, and colleges: and colleges? How did colleges get mixed up in this? More on how we have corrupted sports.

This is a shocker: Apple made more $$$ on Mac computers than iPads in the last quarter.

By the way, Apple made $8.5billion in profits in the last quarter alone.

The government of China is hacking the new iCloud. The government of China, the PRC, is trying to steal everything from everyone in the world. Nevertheless, they have a large, literate labor force and are good money makers for everyon else, so all is forgiven.

Apple Pay is up and running.

Staples may have been hacked; get another new credit card.

The Ubuntu Linux distribution is now ten years old.

The "best desktop computer" in the world: the new Apple iMac with that 5K display.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014

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Thursday October 23, 2014

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Friday October 24, 2014

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Saturday October 25, 2014

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Sunday October 26, 2014

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