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: May 2-8, 2016

Summary of this week:

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


Monday May 2, 2016

Apps to help people care for elderly parents, especially those with forms of senility.

Australian businessman Chris Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto—creator of Bitcoin.

Want to skip cable TV? Here are a bunch of alternatives.

The Feinstein-Burr encryption bill covers everything in the world ever. Hence, it must be stopped.

Malia Obama to attend Harvard. The plutocrats flourish while everyone else tries to maintain a semblance of something resembling dignity.

Windows 7 is still the most-used operating system on PCs. Microsoft drops below 90% market share.

Another alternative on the electric bicycle: a $900 front wheel that has a motor in it. Still too expensive to be practical.

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Tuesday May 3, 2016

A guy is selling 600 Smith-Corona typewriters on CraigsList.

ooops, researchers open the locked front door of Samsung's Smart Home automation system.

Nvidia and Samsung settle their patent lawsuits.

Google's Chrome is now the most-used browser in the world.

HP has a new line of portable computers including a hybrid model with a big 15" display.

Apple's stock is sliding down; most days in a row since 1998. Time to buy.

Leicester City wins the Premier League for the first time in 132 years. And Chicago Cubs fans think they suffer.

Three years ago, Microsoft wanted to fund K-12 CS education. Now it wants us taxpayers to do so.

Tim Cook says that can't-live-without features are coming to the iPhone.

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Wednesday May 4, 2016

HP shows powerful, stylish, and expensive Chromebooks. Kind of defeats the purpose.

HP's new all-in-one desktop PC has practically no border on the display.

Time magazine, remember them?, names the iPhone most influential gadget of all time. I would have voted for the pencil.

ooops, there is a security hole in ImageMagick used on many sites that lets in malware.

GoPro introduces its mobile, video-editing apps.

A ten-year-old from Finland wins a $10K bounty from Facebook by finding a bug in Instagram.

Saved by government. Our President will hold meetings this year to discover how artificial intelligence will do something or other.

Google will soon put self-driving minivans on the road.

QCaaS—quantum computing as a service from the folks at IBM. Let me be the first with the acronym.

Twitter's stock hits a new low.

An ugly look inside Facebook offices with former Trending News employees. Facebook has a bad reputation in many ways. Rich kids got really rich by exploiting a lot of people.

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Thursday May 5, 2016

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Friday May 6, 2016

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Saturday May 7, 2016

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Sunday May 8, 2016

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