Friday, June 26, 2009

Around The Blogosphere 26 June 09

Somebody tell Gen-Si! Scientists have found a 35-thousand year old bone flute at Hohle Fels Cave in southwestern Germany. Gen-Si is a proficient flutist!

Blogger Hal Turner charged with threatening Chicago-area Judges.

NikAhang writes [fa] “stupidity is the highest ascension”when Right wing media (Sarmaye Newspaper) claim that a BBC reporter paid someone to shoot Neda so that they could record the incident.

In my quest to find a good laptop, The Acer Aspire (Linux version, so I don't have to deal with updates, crashes and WinWorms) has been at the top of my list. Nothing else I've looked at compares, although I wish Acer had a phonejack for dial-up. I also wish WalMart stocked them (they do stock the WinXP version)... Something new crossed my desk: The Gyy features a tiny 8-inch screen and retains its low price point with a bare-bones set of specs (400mhz processor, 128MB of RAM), but it’s the device’s sustainable components that really set it apart from other netbooks. The computer body is composed of bioplastics and biodegradable materials made from starch and cellulose, so end-of-life netbooks are ultra-easy to recycle. Best of all, the netbook comes with solar panels mounted on the back of the display, making it ideal for developing countries that lack grid power. iUnika’s netbook will be on store shelves (where?) "soon."

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