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 29-October 5, 2014

Summary of this week:

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


Monday September 29, 2014

How George Clooney kept guests from taking photos at his wedding.

Will Apple have to pay billion$ in back taxes in Europe?

Those names on Coke cans actually increased sales for the first time in a decade.

The richest people in America: Waltons (Wal-Mart) hold four of the top ten spots with the Koch borthers holding two spots.

Hate to ruin everyone's fun, but actual space battles will not be like shown in Star Wars. Blame physics.

The government of China has censored Instagram in wake of Hong Kong democracy protests.

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Tuesday September 30, 2014

Hong Kong protestors are using FireChat to communicate around the government. We shall see how long this lasts.

A part of Las Vegas has become an experimental startup city.

eBay will split off PayPal into a separate company.

Excellent thoughts from Seth Godin today on the sophistication of fear. "It's complicated," we say, even when it isn't...We invent these facades because they provide safety.

Microsoft is to have a press event today to tell us a few things about the next Windows OS.

HP introduces their Stream laptops and tablets: lower-cost Windows machines. The tablets are $100 and $150. That is pretty inexpensive.

A recent survey (here we go) shows that Americans believe scientists are competent but not trustworthy. Welcome to the world where "scientists" tell us what color dinosaur skin was and what the temperature of the earth was 1000... years ago to a tenth of a degree. It all comes back to us if we engage in political hyperbole.

The value of stolen health care information. Our information opens doors to lucrative theft—far more valuable than a credit card.

GoPro introduces a new line of cameras including a new, less-expensive model at $130.

DoorBot becomes Ring and advances the capabilities into more complete home security.

More detail on Apple and taxes in Europe. Let's think about this one a little bit. European Judges, paid by European taxes, are deciding if an American company should pay Billion$$$ in taxes to those European governments. Hmmm.

Google and Adobe and Chromebooks and Creative Cloud and streaming and all that magic of using a terminal connected to a computer.

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Wednesday October 1, 2014

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Thursday October 2, 2014

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Friday October 3, 2014

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Saturday October 4, 2014

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Sunday October 5, 2014

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