Monthly Archives: August 2010

Don’t blame shipping times on the guy in China

Words to live by: Haters are gonna hate. I’ve only seen a few hateful reviews in my life that were deserved. The ones that were deserved ended with a statement saying the book/movie/etc. was so bad, you have to see … Continue reading

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Punches and the strength of tank shells

I don’t often ask for realism in stuff I watch, because usually the anime or TV show just tries explaining it away with nonsensical sci-fi or magic. Which is okay, because then we have an explanation that isn’t real, but … Continue reading

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But I liked DOS

I’m reading an article on Ars Technica about Star Trek:TNG’s PADD is a predecessor of sorts to the Apple iPad. Rather than comment on any of the controversy that could be ignited between Apple/Mac and PC/Whatever else/etc. fans, there is … Continue reading

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Millions of books

Great post over on the Google books blog. Take a gander at how they reached that number, and then recall a point I made before: you can read around 3000 books in your life if you read 1 a week. … Continue reading

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Abstracts

I’ve been thinking about abstract ideas and concepts. Abstract ideas are hard to grasp. But it’s amazing how even ideas we comprehend well are unrealistic until experienced. You know being in a car crash is terrible, but do you understand … Continue reading

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Droid X is an interesting device

Not much in the way of writing updates, but I’ve been spending a good portion of time with a new Droid X by Motorola, and am now on Verizon. I’m probably going to be paying AT&T an early termination fee, … Continue reading

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