- First reports from today's PSJ hearings in SCO v. IBM. Everything taken under advisement. Nothing resolved today. Film at 11.
It's come to my attention that the phrase "film at 11" tends to mystify people outside the US. As always, WIkipedia rides to the rescue. Don't tell me you don't know what "rides to the rescue" means. Sheesh.
- One minor new doc in the Novell case, relating to the scheduling order tweakage we heard about earlier. Zen's got it here, if you simply must read every last filing in the case. One interesting bit is that the deadline for dispositive motions is now April 13th, so we can expect to see some interesting stuff filed on or around that date.
- The author of that Vista activation key exploit from the other day now says the whole thing was a big fat hoax. False alarm. As you were.
- But here's another bit of Vista schadenfreude, from CRN: "Partners report 10 annoying Vista problems as conflicts dampen debut".
- A fun lil' diskless Linux doodad. As far as I can tell, the cute penguin toy is just there for scale, and doesn't come with the device.
- The latest software update for the Xbox 360 makes it even harder to install non-M$ OSes on the machine. But at least you don't have to upgrade to Vista 360 Edition just yet.
- Every now and then, I like to take a moment to poke fun at Real Journalists. If you've ever wondered why, here are two more amusing reasons, this time from the wonderful world of television. Since this is not a political blog, I won't spend any time speculating on which cable news network is likely to hire the guy in the first clip, if they ever run short of incoherent blowhards. Actually it could be any of them.
- If I may go even further afield for a moment, and I really mean further, here are some cool recent pics from around the solar system:
- The ESA's Rosetta zipped past Mars a few days ago, on its way to a comet.
- Right around the same time, New Horizons dropped by Jupiter on its way to Pluto and sent back some nice photos.
- More kewl pics of Jupiter, this time from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter -- which is, yes, in orbit around Mars. Be sure to look at the "full image" link. The pic is rather huge, but it really gives you a sense of the scale of things.
- And a fun movie of Comet McNaught from the STEREO solar research spacecraft.
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