Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Microsoft has released the Sedna components for Visual FoxPro. Sedna is a collection of libraries, samples and add-ons to Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2.
More details in the postings from Craig and Rick.
You can download the add-on components directly from Microsoft.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space.
It is based on the X-Prize-winning SpaceShipOne concept - a rocket ship that is lifted initially by a carrier plane before blasting skywards.
The Virgin system is essentially a refinement, but has been increased in size to take eight people at a time on a sub-orbital trip, starting in 2010.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Bobby Fischer passed away. He was a chess genius and a certifiable nut.
I vividly remember seeing him when I attended the Fischer-Petrosian match in Buenos Aires in 1971 where I lived at the time, which he won allowing him to challenge Boris Spassky for the World Championship.
That is one of the memories from childhood that I never forgot as I was a chess-enthusiast at a young age.
Update: Jason Rosenhouse has the best article and remembrance on Fischer I've read.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
On January 15, 1885 Wilson Bentley first photographed a snowflake by adapting his microscope and bellows camera. He pioneered photomicrography. Talk about patience and perseverance to get your subject!
See: Website and images. Wikipedia article.
Interesting images of original 1904 Bentley letters to the Smithsonian here and here.
Monday, January 14, 2008
A friend sent me this list of "The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichés"
It is not new but new to me. It is also rather long so, cut to the best part: "Section IV: Silly Science (clichés)"
* A robot or other AI speaks progressively more slowly as it shuts down from some malfunction.
* Don't know the code for the lock? Just shoot the keypad. The door will open.
* The artificial gravity is the last system of all to fail.
* A large dose of radiation results in super powers instead of super tumors.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
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Thursday, January 03, 2008
1938 Mercedes Benz 320 Cabriolet A.
One of thirty Cabriolet "A" bodies fitted on the 320 chassis. This particular car is the only known right-hand drive 320 Cabriolet "A" in existence.
Las Vegas Auto Collection at the Imperial Palace.
Note: Cabriolet denoted a car with a soft, removable top, nowadays called a convertible.