Monthly Archives: October 2009

About my Android prediction

My comment on a Google Reader shared item in Jan 2009: “As I said months and months ago – “jiska koi nahin uska Android”. No product line to convince MS to license you WinMo? There’s Android. No cash to pay … Continue reading

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The income tax question, inverted

Congressman and two-time Presidential candidate Ron Paul on TIME’s ’10 Questions’: Why do you oppose the income tax? Because I have a right to the fruits of my labor, and government does not. If you concede the principle of the … Continue reading

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The particle God abhors

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider will soon test a bizarre theory: A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Nobel

A few days ago, I asked if any Nobel Peace Prize awardee had turned down the prize. A Wall Street Journal article has the answer: The committee’s most-controversial prize was probably the 1973 selection of U.S. Secretary of State Henry … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed?

Gruber, again: There seems to be widespread consensus that Windows 7 has to be a hit because Microsoft needs it to be a hit. I wonder how much this assumption has colored the reviews.

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A book a day a year

Nina Sankovitch is reading one book a day for one year. Today she is on Day 350. By necessity she mostly sticks to books 250 to 300 pages or fewer — Thomas Pynchon’s paranoid primer “The Crying of Lot 49,” … Continue reading

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So liberals shouldn’t read Safire’s ‘On Language’?

John Gruber of Daring Fireball: Here’s the thing. I didn’t read his (William Safire’s) op-ed column because I agreed with him; I read it because I didn’t agree with him. Though I seldom agreed with his politics (and when I … Continue reading

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