Archive for April, 2012

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This explains why we haven’t found the Higgs Boson yet

April 18, 2012

That’s right. The Large Hadron Collider is being run by…Marshmallow Peeps!

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Adios, old friend…

April 18, 2012

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Yeah, where is it, anyway?

April 18, 2012


reference for the uninitiated

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Mac OS Malware alert!

April 8, 2012

If you haven’t been updating your Mac system software lately, you run the risk of a malware attack from a trojan called OSX/Flashback.I. Here’s how to tell if your Mac is infected.

If it is, here’s how to get rid of it. (If you use security software, and it stays regularly updated, it should catch it also. I tend not to keep security software running because it conflicts with other stuff.)

There is also a new update to Java for OX X Lion (check your Software Update) that is supposed to close off the vulnerability.

Yep, it’s a Java problem. Don’t say Steve Jobs didn’t warn you!

 

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Where’s my flyin’ car, again?

April 3, 2012

What we should be flyin’ in now, circa 1955.

The Apple iPhone 5, circa 1920.

The flying car of 2012, from a century ago. I like the driver. And the hats!

Check out Paleofuture for more cool stuff!

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Aaron Sorkin’s new show on HBO, “The Newsroom”

April 3, 2012

Trailer is here.The following is expanded from an email I sent Bogus after he tipped me off to this:

Heh. It’s soooo Sorkin! So…the character’s a Republican, sort of?

Sam Waterson and Jane Fonda! He’s identified with TV viewers as a big lib from “Law and Order” – i have no idea what his real politics are. He does TV commercials for that Evil Wall Street, after all.

Jane Fonda – probably nobody has stronger nutcase-liberal street cred this side of Bill Ayers. Of course, her former husband Ted Turner probably gives her a little insight into how a network president would behave. Especially if he is cutthroat and a bit nuts.

And around it, the classic Sorkin “below decks” young staff people. It’s a formula of his since “Sports Night,” but it works. I swear that show was one of the best ever on TV. And “The West Wing” was darned close, until the suits threw Sorkin under the bus.

I’m going to have to watch it, I guess. And Sorkin has apparently learned what JMS  learned while writing “Babylon 5”: “Hey, we’re on cable! We can use swears!”