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Personal Rants & Raves Science & Physics

Beyond belief

Easter came and went a bit like Christmas, in that we’re all for the festivities, the food and the fun, but just don’t talk about religion. Meanwhile, a man wearing an odd-looking dress and silly hat bemoans the fact we’re no longer taking him or his beliefs seriously, amidst on-going claims that a supernatural being created the world in seven days, or something…

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Apple Innovation Microsoft Rants & Raves Software & Hardware Technology

Ballmer tries to blow Jobs at the WSJ D8 conference but just sucks instead

Look around you — people with gadgets. Many of them sporting an Apple logo. If you owned a Microsoft gadget, would you even know, or even care? And therein lines the digital divide between Apple and Microsoft — the former is all about people and latter is all about numbers…

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Business Entertainment Rants & Raves Technology

Apple iPad: DOA?

I for one won’t be buying an Apple iPad once it’s released in a months’ time. I don’t see enough compelling reasons to buy such a “lame” product. I watched with keen interest the Apple iPad video and identified a long, long list of essential features that are simply not there…

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Communication Internet Rants & Raves Social Media & Social Networking Society & Culture Software & Hardware

Twitter lists give the finger to #followfriday?

“Sorry, you’re not on the list.” Oh, the burn. And if you’re on Twitter, the indignation is now monumentally public. But then I’m reminded of what my mother told me: it’s not quantity but quality that counts. And sometimes, the who is better than the what…

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Environment Rants & Raves Society & Culture

Pandaring to stupidity and not natural selection

Humans are changing the planet. Those that deny this are fools. But there are certain things that we’re simply accelerating, rather than worsening, or destroying. Several different species, including Pandas, are fading fast. But in our attempt to save them from extinction, we neglect the rest…