Gundeep Hora (remove AQFL to e-mail) wrote a column about the special relationships between the game developers and the graphics card makers... He says the thing with today's graphics cards from both NVIDIA and ATI manufacturers is that they will perform quite well in latest games; so going with either brand isn't a tough choice anymore. For many of gamers, either brand will do just fine. However, those of us who want to play heavy advanced games like DOOM III or Half-Life 2, the companies have just made their lives more complicated than they already are.
This Dilbert cartoon shows the similiar dilemmas that most computer users and I face often. Yeah, this post took a while due to this crappy dial-up modem connection!
Dogbert tries to help a customer with a computer lockup in this funny Dilbert cartoon.
A co-worker replied to my instant message (IM), "That is ironically accurate." So, true!
Engadget reports a story about "Edible UIs" on We Make Money Not Art Web site. Dan Maynes-Aminzade developed two Edible User Interfaces: the BeanCounter and the TasteScreen. The BeanCounter uses jellybean dispensation to track memory usage of computer processes -- taste the rainbow of your fruity memory hogs. The TasteScreen literally drips small quantities of flavoring from a USB device mounted atop an LCD monitor. The flavored chemicals drop down and coat the monitor with a thin liquid residue that dispenses flavor when touched with one's tongue...
Broadband Reports mentioned Tim Karr's Is Cheap Broadband UnAmerican? article: "Those who support muni-broadband (and oppose state-bans on community-run Wi-Fi) are quickly branded socialists and communists by incumbent supporters. 'Telecommunications giants have mobilized a well-funded army of coin-operated think tanks, pliant legislators and lazy journalists to protect their Internet fiefdoms from these municipal internet initiatives, painting them as an affront to American innovation and free enterprise,' opines Karr."
This UserFriendly's cartoon is funny. Why would anyone want to name a person,
This IGN.com news story says:
"In a move to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword, Microsoft (MS) announced today that they are taking the first steps to combine the ever-popular MMO genre and productivity software. Hailed as the first MMOWP (massively multiplayer online word processor), MS revealed to IGN that World of Wordcraft has been in the works for nearly 18 months now, and is currently in beta test phase.
I know every single computer user gets angry at his/her computer once in a while. I know I do! Some people go overboard and actually physically attack the computer (two videos clips as examples: #1 and #2; stories: /. and MSNBC). Instead, use a virtual mallet to hit your computer without any damages with Computer Coercion Tool v1.1. Windows or Linux operating system and OpenGL (video card and driver) required. Cool sound effect and special effects. ;)