An alternative look at MacWorld. "With the new Intel chips it was hard to only include two or four of them at a time because they are so tiny and don't require heat sinks the size of masonry. That left a lot of room for the engineers to play with so the new PowerMacs will ship with sixteen dual core processors that are kept cool by floating in a bag of liquid nitrogen. The speed is off the charts and NASA has been brought in to help calculate just how fast this thing is. As a demonstration, Steve will launch a set of Adobe Photoshop actions that will resize every image on the planet, turn the atmosphere sepia, and then back to normal, all within about one minute and some change."
'Roo fans might like to peek at the artwork in Killeroo's LJ.
Heh! "Inspired by the book, director-producer Kenneth Johnson wrote an adaptation titled Storm Warnings, in 1982. The script was presented to NBC, for production as a television mini-series, but the NBC executives rejected the initial version, claiming it was too 'cerebral' for the average American viewer. To make the script more marketable, the American fascists were re-cast as anthropophage aliens, taking the story into the realm of science fiction. The new, re-cast story was the mini-series V, which premiered on May 3, 1983."
Mario Kart's really changed..
Finally, a graphics tablet is mine: an Intuos3 6x8. ^_^ Or will be, on Wednesday; maybe I'll actually be able to add new artwork to my FurAffinity page, after an embarrassingly long break in new creativity. (Though FA certainly has its share of bugs to squash.. re-uploading Canine Surprise left it without a thumbnail, and wouldn't accept any changes to the metadata. Then there's that irksome matter of non-visual uploads all receiving a generic icon, with no indication of the story/song/poem's title or author. Still, it seems to be gradually getting back to normal)
I'm looking for a quadband phone.. any recommendations? The RAZR V3 looks tempting - thin, light, good screen, and happy with OS X. Not sure yet what its data capabilities are, though - something compatible with 3G/EVDO services would be handy. ('Course, that also entails finding suitable plans from UK and US carriers; US cellcos are notorious for long contracts, if they even let you buy a SIM rather than the phone from them)
Aha! I should soon be able to watch the first episode of Life on Mars, and the first in the documentary series Iraq: The Bloody Circus. (And then there's The Planets Revisited..)
I thought this user icon, spotted in a posting by azurelunatic, might appeal to funos, amongst others:
And OS X Update 10.4.4, QuickTime 7.0.4, and iTunes 6.0.2 are now fresh out of the oven and in Software Update.