When
· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · July
· · · · 09 (4 entries)

Wild & Crazy CPU Ideas · Wel­l, no­body could call this any­thing but far-fetched, but it makes for good late-Friday re­lief: Paul Mur­phy thinks Ap­ple should switch over to SPARC pro­ces­sors. Hey, I’m down with that, think of the em­ploy­ee dis­counts.
 
Malice and Incompetence · Nev­er as­cribe to the for­mer, the say­ing goes, that which can be ex­plained by the lat­ter. Wel­l, I stayed up most of last night read­ing all 521 pages of the US Se­nate Re­port on the U.S. In­tel­li­gence Community’s Pre­war In­tel­li­gence Assess­ments on Iraq, and there is plen­ty of mal­ice and in­com­pe­tence to go around. I didn’t mean to read it al­l, but it’s a fas­ci­nat­ing doc­u­men­t, with fla­vors rang­ing from Solzhen­it­syn to Catch-22, and I’ve en­joyed brows­ing around the news sto­ries to­day that say what it said (for ex­am­ple, here Josh Mar­shall skew­ers a Wash­ing­ton Post re­porter who wrote with­out read­ing). I’d rec­om­mend that any­one who cares about war, peace, and truth take a look at it first-hand; here­with a few notes on what I found, in­clud­ing a cou­ple of things that don’t seem to have been cov­ered that much else­where; some as­ton­ish­ing and some fun­ny ...
 
Rings! · If you haven’t been fol­low­ing the Cassini-Huygens Saturn mis­sion, in par­tic­u­lar the pic­tures, you’re miss­ing a heck of a show. I grabbed a cou­ple, just for a teaser ...
 
Syndicated Ads · Every so of­ten, the sub­ject of ad­ver­tise­ments in syn­di­ca­tion feeds bub­bles to the sur­face; here are some re­cent re­marks by Win­er and Searls. Dave Sifry has a riff on this that I’ve heard him give a few times, but the more I think about it, the more I think there’s ma­jor po­ten­tial in do­ing this right ...
 
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