News The Week in Geek!
posted by October 12 at 12:53 PMon
Apple and AT&T have been in a committed monogamous relationship for at least a year now, brought together by their clever but imperfect baby iPhone. Little iPhone is healthy and growing, but these iPhone-hating killjoys have filed class-action suits against Apple and AT&T, charging them both with monopoly.
Radiohead: you downloaded In Rainbows already, right? Here’s the link again. (I couldn’t get the official site to work for me so I obtained it through other means. Still, I hear many people were not defeated by the glacially slow site yesterday; therefore be not afraid. And the cd is pretty good, if you like Radiohead, which everyone seems to.)
Moon you can plug in!
More moon you can plug in!
Steve Ballmer really doesn’t like Linux and he’s telling us all why. Again. The first reason I personally don’t like Linux is because I can’t configure my laptop’s wireless to work with anything other than Windows. The second reason is that I don’t know the commands well enough to make the Linux terminal thing work efficiently for me. So really, it’s my own fault, and I have nothing actually bad to say about OpenSource.
Finally: some scientists figured out how to harness the power of science to bring them a great deal of fame and money. They are winners. In Physics, Albert Fert and Peter Gruenberg win for coming up with something nano-tech related. In Chemistry, Gerhardt Ertl wins for figuring out how to watch things rust. And in Medicine, Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies win for figuring out how to target and influence specific genes in mouse DNA.
P.S. Geeks, some encouragement from last night at 6th and Pike: this salacious lady wants to have sex with you even if no one else does. She’s already in her pajamas ready to go. (Why do I have to walk past this every day? I like how the flash makes her look all “from my heart to yours.”)