Hawk's Nest

Friday, January 30, 2004

CNN.com - U.S. scientists create new form of matter - Jan. 28, 2004

6th state of matter. I better brush up on my physics.

Thinking on Mars: The Brains of NASA's Red Planet Rovers

Read about what makes the current Mars rovers tick, especially note the proprietary OS, VXWorks. Why not Linux??!!

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Book, PBS series create virtual debate about God

What if C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud could discuss the meaning of life? Wouldn't that be an intriguing conversation? Sounds like it to me.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Return of the King as Dating Manual

Written by a woman, but entertaining.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

What do you get if Microsoft did the South Carolina Tourism website?
Or Slashdot does Microsoft?
Check out the mix master and make your own.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

USATODAY.com - More of the 'Rings' magic

I love the genre so keep the quality coming. One interesting note in the article, a possible original Rings prequel or sequel? Very interesting.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Mars Fullscreen panoramic image in Quicktime VR

Almost like you're there...

Friday, January 16, 2004

MovieWatcher | Trilogy Tuesday

See some scenes of folks who showed up for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Tuesday Event in December. I especially like the Gollum guy.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Hobbit Fashions In

Where can I grab one of these little numbers for myself? Yes...it's real.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Dealing with Customer Service
Act Two. On Hold, No One Can Hear You Scream. This American Life Senior Producer Julie Snyder found herself in a ten-month battle with her phone company (MCI Worldcom), which had overcharged her $946.36. She spent hours on hold, in a bureaucratic nowhere. No one seemed able to fix her problem, and there was no way she could make the company pay her back for all her lost time and aggravation. Finally, she enlists the aid of the national media. Specifically, This American Life host Ira Glass.
This is a great piece from NPR. I recently experienced very similar circumstances which made me appreciate the piece so much. I hope I get treated like a princess.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Robotic Segways play soccer with humans

Do they make good goalies?

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Password protection in Microsoft Word criticized | CNET News.com

I just don't understand these stories. There are freeware and shareware programs that make any document susceptible to being cracked and modified. You shouldn't rely on that kind of thing for security. Why should Microsoft again get beat up for this?

Sticker shock: Life in 2030 - Dec. 2, 2003

Will it ever stop?

Sticker shock: Life in 2030 - Dec. 2, 2003

Will it ever stop?

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Ars Technica: Windows XP SP2 Beta first look (1/2004)

Get an idea of the new capabilities coming in the latest service pack for Windows XP.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Apple - iPod mini

MacWorld announcement...I'm sure Jobs is building on the success of another Mini.

CNN.com - Sun Bowl balloons go cross-country - Jan. 5, 2004

Those are some strong balloons.