Facebook Event – Live Update – FMAIL

This was live blogging of the big Facebook announcement today about Fmail… 09:57 PDT Folks getting ready and taking their seats …  Mark Zuckerberg is about to take the stage to talk presumably Facebook’s new mail client, Project Titan. From what we hear this isn’t just an outgrowth of Facebook’s messaging feature, this will be … Read more Facebook Event – Live Update – FMAIL

Christopher Hitchens: ‘You have to choose your future regrets’

Great interview with Christopher Hitchens in Today’s Guardian … here are a couple of extracts from it … In June Christopher Hitchens, the hard-drinking polemicist and atheist, met his toughest opponent yet when he was diagnosed with cancer. The question on many lips was: would his illness alter his beliefs – on Iraq, on Islam, … Read more Christopher Hitchens: ‘You have to choose your future regrets’

IBM – Supercomputer the size of a suger cube

Today almost 2% of the worlds energy consumption is dedicated to the construction and running of computer hardware. To get us to this position, the speed of technical development has been quite astonishing. Go back 50 years and one transistor would cost approx 1 dollar, today the cost of 1 transistor is about 100th of … Read more IBM – Supercomputer the size of a suger cube

Boobs and UK Libel reform

Threre was an interesting article in the Guardian yesterday… (as a side note, its always the Guardian that appears to have the really insightful interesting articles … is that because they are more or less the only UK paper that is not owned by a bond villain :-) ) OK, so here is what is … Read more Boobs and UK Libel reform

Consider Humanism

The following press release was issued a couple of days ago by the American Humanist Association … Humanists Launch Largest National Advertising Campaign Critical of Religious Scripture (Washington, D.C., November 9, 2010) A national multimedia ad campaign – the largest, most extensive ever by a godless organization – launches today and will include a spot on … Read more Consider Humanism