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Email Patterns Predict Doom + More

Saturday 27 June 2009 at 09:59 am Studies of email use patterns can indicate signs of a failing organisation - email patterns can predict impending doom.

Take a look inside the worlds greatest keyboard. They should have used the M to crush the modern keyboard.

If you want to send a YouTube link but want to strip out all the attendant rubbish try QuieTube.

I came across this free Java based Active Directory web-admin tool while looking for a Sun Access Manager replacement - Corendal Directory. Looks handy.

Fantastic foresight - Opium Magazine layers ink which will expose different text over a loooong period of time. I wonder how they make sure this happens evenly ?

Another comparative infographic - bailout costs vs big historical events. Pretty amazing.

Long overdue - Microsoft trailing free antivirus application. If its anything like Forefront they'll be onto a winner. I wonder how Symantec, McAfee et al will be able to compete ?

Swoon worthy - Olympus E-P1. Un-boxing pics over here.

An in-depth look at the Conflicker Worm.

Always on the lookout for good mono-spaced fonts to use in Notepad or TextEdit - Anonymous Pro and Typografi.

Google Wave

Monday 15 June 2009 at 2:24 pm I've been a little slow catching up on some of the new emerging web technologies but someone said I should check out Google Wave.

The demo video is an hour long but its definitely worth sitting through - even if you only view it in little 5-10 minute chunks.

Makes me wonder what Microsoft and IBM have up their sleeves to maintain the relevance of their groupware products (Exchange and Notes).

Long Bet - “By 2029 no computer - or "machine intelligence" - will have passed the Turing Test.”

Monday 08 June 2009 at 10:23 am As a sci-fi fan I rather enjoy the thought of computer AI or an impending Singularity but the reality is that it isn't going to happen anytime soon.

The Long Now Foundation has a Long Bet section where people can lay bets on the future. The first of these bets -

By 2029 no computer - or "machine intelligence" - will have passed the Turing Test.

Proposed by Mitch Kapor (of Lotus fame) and challenged by Ray Kurzweil (technologist) with a stake of $20 000US.

Its interesting to read an evolutionist take on Ray Kurzweils Singularity theories - Singularly silly singularity.

Palm Pre Review from Engadget

Monday 08 June 2009 at 10:11 am As many other commentators have said this looks to be an all or nothing product release from Palm. It either succeeds of the company folds (or disappears into obscurity - same thing really).

For a 'Version 1' product it looks pretty impressive - it'll be interesting to see what Apple pulls out of the bag at todays WWDC to keep them a step ahead of the competition.

Take a look at Engadgets Palm Pre review - its pretty comprehensive.


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