Joe Kraus: “There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur because it’s never been cheaper to be one.”
Hannibal for Ars Technica:”Now it’s time to face the multithreaded, multicore music. In the new world, a world of which both the Xenon and the Cell are a part, programmers have a whole lot more work to do, in terms of both splitting their applications up into threads and of optimizing those individual threads.”
New Scientist:”The long and sometimes bitter dispute about the siting of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) ended [when] Japan withdrew its bid, as reported last week. The 30-year project will now be built at Cadarache in southern France.”
Emma Young for New Scientist:”Regular doses of vitamin C will not prevent a cold in most people – though they might reduce its duration slightly, according to a major new review of existing research.”
Debora MacKenzie for New Scientist: “Terrorists could poison more than 500,000 people, and more than half would die, by putting as little as 10 grams of botulinum toxin in a milk truck.”
Explanation of the recent dirth of posts on this blog: Mandy and I celebrated our anniversary last Monday with a visit to Bhima’s Warung (amazing, as usual). On Wednesday we celebrated Mandy’s birthday with a trip to the Mandarin Chinese Buffet in Burlington (filling, as usual). On Thursday we drove to Leamington for a family event over the long weekend (and I thought the Mandarin was filling!). Mandy returned to Waterloo today, leaving me in Leamington for the week so I can visit with my sister who made a rare trip to Ontario from Vancouver.
Hopefully, I’ll have some time between our many feedings to make a few posts. Here goes nothing.