These are my daily “Good to Know” links for 07/09/08 … please enjoy:
The hamster wheel… on one hand, it keeps the hamster in shape. On the other, that hamster going nowhere. This elevator leaves us, again, floating in moral ambiguity. One one hand, it’s a LEGO elevator. On the other…well, just watch.
In this illusion, two identical side-by-side images of the same tilted and receding object appear to be leaning at two different angles.
The computer proletariat is rising up – and computing will never be the same. Tiny, sub-$500 ?netbooks? like the Asus Eee are the hottest thing going in notebooks today. And some surprising things are happening. Like housewives on Linux.
Following a detailed, integrated assessment, NASA selected target launch dates for the remaining eight space shuttle missions on the current manifest in 2009 and 2010. May 31st, 2010 will be the final launch for the time being.
All the security in the world can be rendered useless by human error, it seems. Marko Karppinen, a software designer, says Apple gave his password to someone who simply emailed them and asked for it.
We came across this jewel from 2003… this is a leaked memo from Microsoft, it’s several pages of Gates just laying into his design and programming staff for his personal experience when trying to install Windows Moviemaker.
Come back for more links tomorrow!!