March 2011

Comprehensive fisking by Dr. Jim of Isbell's weird paper in Bib&Interp attempting to reconcile Genesis with science. http://t.co/PCCAXRo # AT&T buys T-Mobile USA for $39B http://t.co/rrLL7C8 Will this give me cheap roaming access to T-Mobile voice & hotspots in Europe? # IaaS: private cloud == public (a box is a box is a box). PaaS:…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-03-27

Watched "My Fair Lady" (1964) and "Pygmalion" (1938) back-to-back. Surprised by how closely the musical followed Shaw's screenplay… # Of course the original was much better than the musical – tighter, wittier, better cast (except for Stanley Holloway) # People keep saying Fukushima "is now the second worst nuclear accident". This is wrong: the worst…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-03-20

Geithner’s Gamble by Simon Johnson – Project Syndicate http://t.co/baoY4GN via @ProSyn # At the Frans de Waal "Morality before Religion: Empathy, Fairness and Prosocial Primates" #stanfordevent http://t.co/L69BkAt # XCP 1.0 finally arrives: http://www.openstack.org/blog/2011/03/building-the-complete-open-source-cloud-with-xen-org-and-openstack/ # An impassioned plea for getting rid of pompous bureaucratic jargon, as a matter of life and death. About time too. http://bit.ly/elLaGA…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-03-06