Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out - New York Times

Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out - New York Times: "Scientists and technologists have the same uneasy status in our society as the Jedi in the Galactic Republic. They are scorned by the cultural left and the cultural right, and young people avoid science and math classes in hordes. The tedious particulars of keeping ourselves alive, comfortable and free are being taken offline to countries where people are happy to sweat the details, as long as we have some foreign exchange left to send their way. Nothing is more seductive than to think that we, like the Jedi, could be masters of the most advanced technologies while living simple lives: to have a geek standard of living and spend our copious leisure time vegging out."

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Apple to switch to Intel chips starting in '06-CNET - Yahoo! News

Apple to switch to Intel chips starting in '06-CNET - Yahoo! News

Funy how the bloggers are all reporting this same rumor over and over AND indicating that it seems ever more likely, but when you read the base article it all goes back to CNet. Boy are they going to have a big black eye if this is wrong... and Apple will have one if it's right.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Web pages in SL.

SL Feature Proposal Detail: "We will be working on things in this order:
1) static external webpage in 2D browser, no interaction
2) static external webpage on prim surface, no interaction
3) update URL for primitive, all viewers get update
4) LSL call to set URL for primitive
5) webpage from script/notecard/typed-in HTML
6) interactive web page in 2D

The first release of web pages in SL will not support animated pages (Flash, blink, etc.). There will be strong limits on how many web pages can be seen at the same time, and how many web pages can be used on a given object, in a given parcel, etc. We have to do this because web pages take more resources to load and display than regular textures."

Cool Beans!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Powerbook G5 Next Tuesday? : Gizmodo

Powerbook G5 Next Tuesday? : Gizmodo: "There is every reason in the world that this could be fake, but it won’t hurt to go ahead and put those Powerbooks on eBay."
Um, yeah sure. Battery life is expected to be on the order of 45 seconds. Apple recommends connecting the back of the Powerbook to a vacuum cleaner to get enough airflow to avoid the processor melting throught the bottom of the unit. Pricing starts at $9599.

Update: Little did I know!

O'Reilly Radar > Real Estate Development in Virtual Worlds

O'Reilly Radar > Real Estate Development in Virtual Worlds
Now if there was just a Linux version! Maybe we could have one of those cute little O'Reilly books with an animal on it.