Archive | June, 2009

Cancelling Rhapsody

June 24, 2009

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Cancelling Rhapsody

I’ve been a long-time subscriber of Rhapsody’s music service (since 2005), but recently I decided to switch because of many little annoyances that finally made it almost unbearable to use. I may do a Rhapsody vs. Napster comparison at some point in the future, but today I thought I’d share my experience with trying to […]

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Plane Crashes and Shark Attacks Still Unlikely

June 5, 2009

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Plane Crashes and Shark Attacks Still Unlikely

Despite the tragic loss of 228 lives on an Air France Airbus A330 plane with 228 people on board disappeared over the Atlantic on Monday on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, air travel is still the safest mode of transport. Like shark attacks, aviation accidents make ‘good’ news.  This is a shame […]

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Wolfram|Alpha answers life’s tough questions

June 5, 2009

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Wolfram|Alpha answers life’s tough questions

The new Wolfram|Alpha “computational knowledge engine” is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long while. My first impression was that this was just a big fancy calculator to help people solve NP-complete problems and complex differential equations and whatnot. Not that this wouldn’t be impressive in its own right, but it’s not exactly something […]

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