Archive for February 28, 2003

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Mr. Rogers Saved the VCR

Boing Boing:

Aside from being a decent and compassionate human being, Fred Rogers was also a champion of fair use.

Finder File/Folder Overwrite Bug

I agree with Bill Bumgarner that this is not a bug in the OS X Finder. The old behavior always annoyed me. However, I think the warning message should be more specific and say that you are replacing a folder. As to case-insensitive, case-preserving file systems…I like them.

Bochs

A commentor on Erik Barzeski’s blog says of Bochs:

It’s amazing slow, much slower than Virtual PC but it works.

Newton Rendezvous

Newton users never cease to amaze. Maybe their favorite product is only mostly dead. HyperCard? That’s all dead.

NEWMAC Basketball

(This has nothing to do with Macintoshes.)

This evening, my sister will play in the Engineers’ first NEWMAC semifinals. Apparently there will even be a webcast.

Ericsson Clicker

Sony Ericsson Clicker is a revolutionary application, allowing you to remotely control a wide range of applications with your Sony Ericsson phone.

(via Daniel Chvatik)

Drawers

Mike Zornek has posted some thoughts on drawers in Mail.app. I don’t like them because they mess up keyboard navigation.

Longhorn

Fuzzy Blog:

What Allchin seems to be saying is that for every single file on your computer, it will get stored in a fashion where meta data about the content is extracted AUTOMATICALLY and then stored for queries.  And this extraction will be extensive down to the level of object recognition within images.  If this is true then it is indeed interesting and perhaps Allchin was justified in his comment.  But can Microsoft really do this?

A New Kind of Science?

Classy links to a review of A New Kind of Science, which says:

Serious science should be predictive, not just descriptive. To qualify as science that applies to the real world, I would have expected to see some kind of claim in the book which could be verified against the behavior of the real world. Note that I’m not expecting him to have actually performed the verification yet (the book has only just come out, after all), but that there should be some indication of a path that would lead to verifiable, falsifiable predictions.

I’m withholding judgement until I read more of the book, but I definitely agree with the complaint about using Mathematica notation instead of math.

Quote of the Day

This will not stand, ya know, this will not stand, man. —The Dude, The Big Lebowski