Let’s be honest. A lot of us want to get Apple computers, but in the end, they are quite expensive compared to similarly specced PCs. We call it the Apple tax. Then again, Apple users and fan boys will say that their computers rarely break down. Over time, you are compensated with reliability for that price. Apple has been in the wind about new smaller computers for a while. We’ve heard about a tablet Mac and a netbook, but this is the first real look at it that we got. The only question is, is it real?
I’ve gotten to the point where I could start writing again, creative writing. I’m working on Galactic Rim and Symria. GR is about 22,000 words and Symria about 50,000 after it was edited down a bit. GR is a great way to get back into it. It’s good that I haven’t been reading that much science-fiction or fantasy. It’s let the ideas that I’ve written down and created germinate and ruminate over time. I’ve started dreaming of some interesting monsters which I’ve added to the Crypto-Zoological Lexicon of Symria. These stories, they need to be told and I like telling them.
A electronic spying ring, dubbed GhostNet, has been uncovered by Canadian researchers. It spied on the Dalai Lama and a bunch of South East Asian countries. Most of the computers used were located in China, although a definite connection with Chinese government couldn’t be made.
When a researcher inadvertently pricked her finger with the Ebola virus, scientists cobbled together a vaccine.
The Twitter accound Cwalken started by Andrew Simone from Clusterflock was shut down Friday.