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 July 28-August 3, 2014

Summary of this week:

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


Monday July 28, 2014

The emergence of the app that runs on all platforms, especially on the presumed-dead desktop computer.

Several of the most-edited Wikipedia pages concern religion.

There is some hope that NSA reform will happen real soon now. (Did I hedge that enough?)

Researchers at Stanford may have a breakthrough in lithium-ion batteries. Perhaps one day something will come of this.

Here is an excellent short list of Google search tips.

A tutorial on the promise of 5G. Speed is not the most important thing.

Samsung to build a research center in Silicon Valley and attempt to hire everyone.

Amazon Web Services had a mildly poor financial quarter.

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Tuesday July 29, 2014

The USMC is getting a self-driving or self-following vehicle to carry supplies.

Narcotics may be fueling all those 48-hour work sessions in Silicon Valley. Few want to admit it, but the intellectuals are using performance enhancing drugs just like the professional athletes.

Stowe Boyd on Workspace as a Service.

Apple updates the processors and memory in its MacBook Pro portable computer line

If the iPhone were a company, it would be as big as McDonald's and Coke combined. That is an amazing fact.

An online dating site experimented on its users without their knowledge. This is also known as lying, and people who lie are known as liars.

The Wintel team releases a $300 single-board computer. It is sort of a Raspberry Pi competitor.

The homemade radios that are bringing news into North Korea.

Chattanooga has the fastest broadband speeds in America due to a broadband over power line network. They could extend this to the rest of the state, but law prohibits that. What was that last sentence?

A book of tweets from writers who are tweeting while writing books.

NVIDIA discovers how to stack low-res display panels to make very high-res displays.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014

Google continues to separate Docs and such from Drive on the Internet.

Ford Motor Company will issue 6,000 iPhones to its employees.

It seems that the Chinese government hacked the Israeli government's Iron Dome missile defense system. I am surprised to see the Israelis compromised. I await the Israeli counter attack. It is coming.

Hoboken, New Jersey cancels its school laptop computer program. The students were learning much, but not what the adults wanted them to learn. Such is education and learning.

The UK will allow driverless cars on public roads in January of 2015.

Re-thinking the bicycle.

Martha Stewart uses a drone to manage her farm. Farmers are the biggest group of potential users of domestic drones.

Good intentions, silly law: our House passed a law require all government websites to be secure. Well, if they say so, then it must be so. Surely someone in the House can see the silliness of this?

The big Internet companies like the Senate's NSA reform bill. There is a long way to go before it becomes law.

Something for the home from LG: a $117,000 105-inch 5K televisor.

This is a clever website for musicians and composers: write music in pencil, it transforms that to print.

Considering most if not all of the costs of government surveillance of citizens via companies.

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Thursday July 31, 2014

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Friday August 1, 2014

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Saturday August 2, 2014

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Sunday August 3, 2014

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