Critical Section

Saturday,  09/06/08  11:54 PM

(In which your intrepid blogger, having survived Friday night in Little Italy, presenting at a medical imaging conference in New York, and dinner at Keen's Steakhouse, attempts to survey the blogosphere...)

BMW/Oracle trimaran: the ultimate driving machine!Wow, check out this picture of the new BMW/Oracle trimaran (click to enbiggen).  The ultimate driving machine!  More pictures from Sail World are here.

NIN!Tim O'Reilly attends a Nice Inch Nails concert: I am trying to believe (that rock stars aren't dead).  "At 43, Trent Reznor can certainly still grab an audience by the throat and shake it. It was a fantastic show; the kind of show that has you checking to see if there are other tour dates within driving distance.  During a short break in the sonic and visual mayhem, Reznor spoke for a moment and told us emphatically to steal his music."  After a read-worth discussion (you should read it), he concludes: "The Rock Star's life style is going to go the way of Sun's multiples".

chrome OSnormal OSTed Dziuba on Chrome: A Web OS? Are You Dense?  Ted's rants are always worth reading for his sarcastic humor, even if (as in this case) they are overblown and a bit off the mark.  His argument is neatly summarized by the two excellent diagrams at right :)

Robert Scoble to Demo startups: your website sucks!  He makes some good points (your home page has to say what you do), and some bad ones (since when is video a good thing to use on a home page?  since never...)  I also don't know that saying the startup is exhibiting at Demo is that important, I mean, their investors might care, but their customers probably don't.  (Boy, it has been a long time since I've linked Scoble...  welcome back :)

I love this refutation of evolution, by Mahmoud Zahar: "After all, a donkey can eat shrubbery and survive, but a human cannot.  'So, a donkey is more evolved than a human? No!'".  The logic is stunning.  Perhaps donkeys are more evolved than some humans :)


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About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained