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 31-September 6, 2015

Summary of this week:

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


Monday August 31, 2015

The Solar Sunflower combines several existing technologies to make power. There is a good chance this will work. It looks like a 5meter satellite dish, so I could put it in my backyard if I didn't live in a planned, i.e., regulated community.

I don't get it. Big news about a font that makes it easier for programmers to tell the difference between the number 1 and the letter l. Haven't we fixed this by now?

NVIDIA introduces Grid 2.0: their next generation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) GPU technology.

Stronger rumors about the coming 4th edition of Apple TV.

If you play video games, you must see this 2001 PC image.

A call for the super-rich of Silicon Valley to do something super with higher education.

A detailed review of the Google OnHub wireless router.

The Linux 4.2 kernel is released.

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Tuesday September 1, 2015

So much for our economic recovery. HP employees switched to contractor status with no benefits or be fired with no severance.

Google's Chrome browser now blocks Flash ads.

After some recovery, China's stocks are crashing again.

Apple about to start producing its own "TV shows" and movies. You don't need to open facilities, just help finance others.

It seems that Ashley Madison had 10,000s of robots impersonating mostly women.

Our government is now building the world's largest digital camera. I expect someone else to build something better for 1/10th the cost before this machine is finished.

The endearing affects of Windows 95.

Our FAA signs a deal with CSC to move from data centers to cloud services. Is anyone thinking about security?

The government of India is on Google's case regarding search results and antitrust violations. How can a free service violate antitrust laws?

A look inside the IRS hack and how it affects persons.

PayPal launches paypal.me/with-my-name for person-to-person transfers.

More Hillary Clinton emails with more security violations and all that. Don't expect any jail time.

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Wednesday September 2, 2015

The Intel Skylake processors are out today.

With Intel's new processors, Lenovo updates it line of portable computers.

One of Lenovo's new portables is a sub-$200 Windows 10 laptop. Look out Chromebooks.

Here is the Apple perspective of the new processors.

Apple will show redesigned retail stores real soon now.

The GoPro app on the iPad iPhone now has more editing features for the videos. Here come the grandkids.

Wikipedia has deleted hundreds of accounts for paid editing—something that violates terms of service.

Google uses a different font for its logo.

This photo might change the world: a young girl immigrant is caught in concertina wire trying to get into Hungary.

The Alliance for Open Media—really big names in tech—cooperate to create new video formats.

A US District Judge grants Uber drivers class action status. If the appeal loses, look for layoffs. How do you layoff volunteer workers?

Western civilization has new hope: McDonald's will serve breakfast all day!

Carbon dating shows the Qoran predates Muhammad. Something isn't right here.

Microsoft teams with VMWare for virtualization.

College students (and all others): Learn how to read, think, and communicate well.

Mozilla re-introduces the Thimble online editor.

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Thursday September 3, 2015

A psychologists considers the differences between the mobile phone and the tablet.

These guys didn't get the study: Lenovo shows several new phablets.

The Chinese government is holding a end-of-WWII parade for invitation only subjects.

The Chinese government is cutting its military by 300,000 persons.

A new study claims that planet earth has 8x more trees than previously claimed.

The newest Intel processors allow making super thin laptops which may kill the tablet market.

Strong rumors that Apple will introduce a really big tablet next week.

Hackers continue to hack into baby monitors and no one in the industry does anything about it. All hail the Internet of (insecure) Things.

This is the most crowd-funded clothing item in the history of crowd funding. Cool stuff.

Driverless cars are in accidents because they drive perfectly. Human drivers are in shock at such courteous driving.

The Asus VivoStick: $129 PC-on-a-stick that runs Windows 10. Plug it into your TV, bring a keyboard and mouse, and viola.

US tech companies believe that the US government should not have access to data held outside the US. Where did they get such a radical idea? How is it that they believe that US jurisdiction ends at US borders? And how did our government come to think differently?

Another example of the problems with discriminating to end discriminating.

Shock (not): US doctors are incorrectly telling parents that their kids are ADHD.

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Friday September 4, 2015

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Saturday September 5, 2015

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Sunday September 6, 2015

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