Monthly Archives: April 2006
http://www.gawker.com/news/kaavya-viswanathan/ What a train wreck! 17-year old co-ed receives $500,000 book advance before entering Harvard. Charges of plagiarism start appearing… Plagiarism, over-achieving minority culture (tell me about it, I’m 1st-generation Taiwanese), Harvard, Katie Couric, denials, photographic memory, book not being pulled, book being pulled, book packagers, over-priced grooming companies to get your kid into an … Continue reading
MercuryNews.com | 04/20/2006 | Asians surpass mark at UC Californians of Asian descent won more spots in this fall’s freshman class at the University of California than any other ethnic group, edging out white students for the first time. The milestone follows a steady climb among Asians in the state’s leading public university system. Asians … Continue reading
PBS | I, Cringely . April 20, 2006 – Native Speaker The money quote. Now for the interesting part: I believe that Apple will offer Windows Vista as an option for those big customers who demand it, but I also believe that Apple will offer in OS X 10.5 the ability to run native Windows … Continue reading
Rolling Stone : The Worst President in History? A very well-written article. The President and his puppet masters/sycophants are such idiots. Key sections like this make me worry about what type of future my children will have because of the short-sightedness of the village idiot. As time goes by, I’ll be proud to tell people … Continue reading
Runner’s World – Boston Marathon: Blog 4 The Kenyans get 1 and 2 this year, but the U.S. get 3, 4, and 5, which isn’t bad at all.
Wired News: The Glory of the Shooter From Castle Wolfenstein 3d to F.E.A.R., I love the fun I derive from shooters.
PBS | I, Cringely . April 6, 2006 – A Whole New Ball Game I predict that Apple will settle on 64-bit Intel processors ASAP (with FireWire 800 please), and at that time will announce a product similar to Boot Camp to allow OS X to run on bog-standard 32-bit PC hardware, turning the Boot … Continue reading
Sea Otter 2006: Gooey gravity courses and a Gerolsteiner guy Great! The year I decide to stay two nights in Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic, we have wet, rainy, mudball conditions. I hope it clears up a little over the weekend. I fondly remember the mess of a course the short track became in … Continue reading
Run Windows XP natively on your Intel-based Mac with the Boot Camp Public Beta. This will be big this upcoming Christmas since Microsoft Vista won’t be coming out until after the holiday season. Buyers looking a for a new computer will be able to purchase the best of both worlds (Windows for games and OS … Continue reading
Kudos to Bill Fries for creating and maintaining the MarvelDirectory.com. Now you can go online and read all about the history of all your Marvel characters. I remember family parties where all the guys would be reading my latest comics and asking me to fill in the backstory of the characters and plots. It was … Continue reading