Microsoft is Imagining a Natural UI future →
I finally tried the Xbox Kinect a few weeks ago. It is easily one of the coolest technologies that I’ve ever experienced. The future will have various levels of UI. It’s not practical to write a research paper without a physical keyboard. It’s not fun to be tied to a mouse to watch video. Hopefully, Microsoft’s NUI research will extend to all of its products.
Jon Stewart Exposes Fox News’ “Nazi” Rhetoric Hypocrisy — The Daily Show
Does College Make You Smarter? — NYT Room for... →
Half of the students surveyed did not take any classes requiring 20 pages of writing in their prior semester, and one-third did not take any courses requiring 40 pages of reading a week. America’s higher education system needs higher standards. Great points by seven educators on how the system fails.
Pope says atheists pick & choose their morals. Correct. Today I will be...– @carloscomputers
Obama nominates former RIAA lawyer for Solicitor... →
It wasn’t enough for President Obama to endorse the secret international intellectual property treaty known as ACTA. Now he wants the lawyer who led the RIAA’s P2P lawsuits against everyday Joe Schmoes for file sharing to be Solicitor General.
This still cracks me up. Conan: Oprah’s Favorite Things — Bees!
The web has advanced to the point where people don’t tolerate bad UI. Bad...– Jonathan Strauss
Comcastrophe: Comcast/NBC Merger Approved →
But you, Mr. Obama. You said you “strongly believe that all citizens should be able to receive information from the broadest range of sources,” yet your agencies are approving this deal while you watch quietly, and use the merger to demonstrate your corporate street cred.
The Comcast-NBCU joint venture opens the door to the cable-ization of the open...– Comcast-NBC Deal Wins Federal Approval — NYT
Find out what is in life that you do not do well, and then don’t do that...– Most Interesting Man in the World on careers
Re: More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change
My response to Google: Thanks for reinforcing Flash’s dominance. Web developers everywhere will really appreciate your making their jobs more difficult. You’re placing ideology over practicality. H.264 was designed and ratified through two long established community processes by codec geniuses. It’s not royalty free, but it’s also not irrationally expensive. Get over...
Google's dropping H.264 from Chrome a step... →
So many great points in this article. In the traditional sense, H.264 is an open standard. That is to say, it was a standard designed by a range of domain experts from across the industry, working to the remit of a standards organization. In fact, two standards organizations were involved: ISO and ITU. The specification was devised collaboratively, with its final ratification dependent on the...
It would be really nice if the ramblings of crazy people didn’t in any way...– Jon Stewart on the Arizona shootings, 2011-01-10
Obama administration moves forward with unique... →
If you think Facebook and Google are privacy invasions, you haven’t seen what President Obama wants. Time for another donation to EFF…
Mother Mary, what would you say to your firstborn...
On his wedding day? When he graduated college? When he nearly died in a helicopter crash? When he starred in a Switch commercial? When he graduated high school? When he accomplished all the things he did in high school? When he got his driver’s license? When he realized he was gay? 14 years of silence when all I needed was a smile.
I think the era of trying to cram formats and standards down the throats of...– Will Hollywood’s ‘UltraViolet’ plan replace the DVD? No. /cc Intel Sandy Bridge DRM
Samsung Announces “Free the TV Challenge” Winners →
Elated to announce Dashwhoa won an honorable mention in the Samsung Free The TV Challenge! Thanks to all who voted.
Intel sucks up to Hollywood with DRM — The... →
The media cartel wants content “protected” at the CPU level to prevent piracy and Intel has given it to them. In other words, Intel thinks you are a lying thief that must be controlled by the will of dying oligopoly. Hey Intel: If I’ve bought it, it’s mine to do whatever the fuck I want with it. Time to switch to AMD.
Producer-musician Will.i.am — whose very name makes Microsoft Word’s...– The Oprah Winfrey Network’s odd, splashy kick-off — Salon
My video submission for In 25 Years. Transcript: Hi Jeremiah, it’s 26 year old Jeremiah. Now that you’re just over twice the age that you are now, it means that you’ve made it past 34, an age mom didn’t. That’s kind of a big deal to you now. I hope it’s turned out not to be. It’s 2010 and here’s your life thus far: Arthur is one of...