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Finally got around to seeing K-Pax. Now I understand why people (quietly) raved about it…. # “@reillyusa: @jamesurquhart And the woman that runs it could frighten a drunk cowboy.” < That sounds like a compliment! # Why is everyone misunderstanding the EC2 announcement? It's "unshared", not "dedicated". Just another QoS feature, not "un-cloudy". Sheesh!! #…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-04-03

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

“@Herbez32: Are agnostics atheists? NO. The atheists are BELIEVERS, just like the Christians are.” < What an utter crock… # “@timhaines: Fruit trees and lease comes with a gardener. Woot!”< Why does the lease need a gardener? #confused # “@furrygirl: YOU PEOPLE NEGLECTED TO MENTION ITS SUPERFLUOUS CAPYBARA! http://t.co/PfJ0k4x” <A capybara is NEVER superfluous! #…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-02-27

Finally saw Rob Hirschfeld's OpenStack talk http://www.openstack.org/blog/2011/02/rob-hirschfeld-bootstrapping-hyperscale-openstack-clouds/ # "Which two nations still reserve places in their parliaments for unelected religious clerics? Iran… and Britain" http://t.co/VuVaSBi # We're at the Aquarius in Palo Alto for a showing of all the Oscar-nominated animated shorts. Last year we saw the brilliant "Logorama" here # Powered by Twitter Tools

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-02-20

I'm really fed up with the new @skype UI on the Mac. Lots of gratuitous white space and flashy coverflow, but no compact view. Frustrating. # “@aaronpaxson: It astounds me that scientists don't believe in God. Who else can make things so perfect and "in balance"?” <Gotta be a troll # “@stevel: @geoffarnold http://t.co/A0q7yTH” <…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2011-02-06