Apple: ThinkSecret

Apple sues Mac rumor Website, from CNN This is a strange story: Apple is suing ThinkSecret for posting information about the Mac mini, before its release. Apple claims that the information posted …could only have been obtained by someone who had signed a confidentiality agreement with Apple. But apparently none of the ThinkSecret people actually had signed a confidentiality agreement with Apple. Instead, Apple’s claim is that ThinkSecret had induced.. Read More

Huygens, a major success

I love that I live in an age when I can be sitting at home on the sofa and looking at a photograph taken on another planet. Okay, so Titan is actually a moon. But it’s still wicked cool. Huygens landed on Titan today, and it was a huge success. Apparently it broadcast for way longer than anyone had expected. CNN’s story reports that scientists were weeping with joy. NASA’s.. Read More

Getting in touch with my elitist side

Yvonne pointed out to me that Despair, Inc. has produced some new poster designs. And since I wrote about elitism recently, I thought I’d just go with it: Here are a few other faves: Maybe we can use this one to inspire PhD students. Or undergrads. For the technological determinist in your life.

The Catalogue of Ships

A few months ago we watched Battlestar Galactica on the SciFi Channel, and I’m really looking forward to the series, which premieres tonight. I’m a sucker for space opera. And honestly, the SciFi miniseries was so way better than the show from the ’70s. It cracks me up though that the SciFi Channel has the catalogue of ships from the show, here. I will tell the captains of the ships.. Read More