03 April 2003
New Scientist: SARS, which first appeared in areas of intense poultry farming, linked to birds."Bi Shengli told the South China Morning Post that collaboration with health officials in Guangdong had revealed that the earliest SARS patients had been in close and continued contact with chickens, ducks, pigeons and owls."
3:26:37 PM  #   your two cents []
The LA Times fires a photographer for Photoshopping two photographs together to make a better pic for the front page. As if there aren't enough dramatic photos for the taking in the middle of a war.
12:15:12 PM  #   your two cents []
Hmmmm: the George Foreman USB iGrill, launched the week of, er... April 1. Order at your own risk: $99.99. But do check out this from MacWorld back in 2001...
12:06:02 PM  #   your two cents []
Brother and sister Henry and Maria Farrell are blogging the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in New York at the moment. Plenty of excellent speakers so far.
11:46:57 AM  #   your two cents []
More Than Just a Game, But How Close to Reality?. As video war games gain popularity throughout the armed forces, some military trainers worry that the more the games seem like war, the more war may start to seem like a game.  [New York Times: Technology]
10:54:29 AM  #   your two cents []
From Chimney Pot to Loge, a Virtual Close-Up of Paris. A digital photo database aims to show every listed address in the major cities of France and Spain. [New York Times: Technology]
10:54:02 AM  #   your two cents []
TIA proponents defend domestic spy plan. Backers of the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness project dismiss criticism of the plan as "hysterical vociferous cries" from privacy advocates. [CNET News.com]
10:52:56 AM  #   your two cents []
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. "Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all." [Quotes of the Day]
10:52:11 AM  #   your two cents []
Holes found in RealPlayer, QuickTime. Just as streaming video and audio are hitting the mainstream, researchers sound the alarm about serious security holes in the two popular digital media players. [CNET News.com]
10:51:40 AM  #   your two cents []
Dell, Oracle bind together for clusters. The PC maker plans to build computing clusters based on an Oracle database and the Linux OS, and the companies intend to create a suite of cluster services. [CNET News.com]
10:50:56 AM  #   your two cents []
iMacQuelle surprise -- USA Today completely fails to notice that for several years, Macs haven't been dull beige boxes with a boxy beige monitor!: New technologies accelerate evolution of the PC. "The talk of taking the design of a desktop personal computer beyond a dull, beige box with a similarly boxy, beige monitor on top has been around for a few years. But with the proliferation of new technologies over the last year, that talk may soon become reality."
10:50:07 AM  #   your two cents []