29. July, 2002 - Weekend events, software, space
- Space station visible in Minnesota, and sure enough, at Saturday's Saints game, a couple thousand of us saw it just after the game had finished because I'd printed out the Strib article: A bird? A plane? No, it's the space station to hand to Eric, the PA guy, and he'd announced it to the crowd. [strib]
- This month's Minneapolis Critical Mass created some controversy. Apparently, the Green Institute decided on their own to impose a community garden tour, and even got press in the paper about it before the ride. Though that in and of itself may be a good thing many of the riders in the usually "leaderless" group felt they'd been hijacked. This Indymedia report has more.
- Fuck your Macintosh Lifestyle (warning: flash, sound). This parody is better than most of Apple's commercials. Move to Iceland!
- Remember the to-do when Unisys decided to enforce the GIF patent? Forgent Networks Clarifies Licensing Arrangement , which they claim covers JPEG. BOHICA. Say it with me:
software patents are bad.
- WebTV Virus Dials 911 (warning, popups galore). Y'know, it seems to me that writing a virus to hit WebTV is kinda like kicking a cripple. Most people who one WebTV aren't going to know what to do, and if the box can't phone home to get an update, how are they ever going to fix it? Then again, it's a Microsoft product, so it's not surprising someone would pick on it. [fark!]
- The Little Spacecraft that Could: Pioneer 10 is 30 years old. It was designed to last 21 months, but can still answer when NASA sends it a signal. [fark!]
- Watch the skies for August asteroid which will pass close enough to be seen with binoculars (magnitude 9.3). No chance of seeing it with the naked eye or from the city. [fark!]
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