Monthly Archives: April 2006

17″ MacBook Pro

The 17″ MacBook Pro is out as of like 2 minutes ago: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/ Looks like the main thing it sports over the 15″ is the larger screen, FireWire 800, 3 USB ports rather than 2, and an 8x DL superdrive. Not bad though 🙂

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Making your G5 Chirp Scales

Probably most people who don’t own a G5 will have no clue what I’m talking about, and among those that do, a decent number will sigh when they hear mention of it. I’ve never gotten a full explanation on what the whole problem is, but when the powe…

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Boot Camp

No, I’m not joining the military or anything. The boot camp I’m talking about is Apple’s new tool and firmware for booting windows natively on a new Intel Mac. Boot Camp itself is a selection of appropriate drivers for Apple hardware coupled with …

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The web on your HDD

So, there’s a new startup out there, that’s operating under the idea that it’s useful to have locally cached versions of the web. The startup’s name is Webaroo, and there’s an article here about them. Now, I’m not sure whether it’s just because I…

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Strange Fluid Physics

Interesting news bit about strange jets that emerge when pouring viscous fluids. Check out the video links in the article: here The researchers have also noted that the “bouncing” fluids seem capable of carying light somewhat similar to transmissi…

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Calt^H^H^H^H MIT Cannon

So, if you’ve been following either Slashdot or Digg or you go to Caltech or MIT, you may have become aware that some of the students at MIT managed to swipe a Spanish-American War era canon from Caltech’s campus and place it somewhere on the MIT …

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Missing Link: Tiktaalik roseae

Another very cool news item for the day, missing link between water and land-inhabiting organisms at Nature: here.

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More Biology in Robotics

The article is somewhat sparse on the details, but it does have a few neat videos of a new type of walking robot. The unique and cleaver thing about this one? It uses only a modicum of sensors which detect when the legs are touching the ground and…

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Official WinXP on Mac

Wow, snazzy. So apple has released an official solution to boot Windows XP on a Mac: here. I’m sure some out there will use this as further support of Dvorak’s comments about Apple going Windows, however, I’d like to point out a few things here. 1…

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To be or not to be (a lab animal)

Found an amusing subject line courtesy of Nature this morning. Of course, it is with reference to a new publication, but funny nonetheless 🙂

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