Meanwhile, Jeff Goldblum, flying in the crashed enemy saucer, which is piloted by the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, gets inside the mother ship and uses his laptop computer to put a virus into the aliens' main computer system. He can do this because the aliens, like every other life form in the galaxy, have basically no choice but to use the "Windows 95" operating system; in fact the whole reason why they have attacked the Earth is to destroy Bill Gates.
You're right, it's not - for the record, I believe that the Apple Tablet will very likely define the way these devices will be designed and used, much like the iPhone did for high-end smartphones - and I'm not an Apple fanboy. Apparently, Dan's brillant satire in the GP seems to be a little too close for comfort for some people here...
We are now in the "As Macworld or the Worldwide Developer’s Conference draws near, the chatter builds to a fever pitch. Rumor sites jockey for position, posting a new unverifiable, contradictory rumor every hour or so. eBay is flooded with six-month-old, slightly used gadgets as college students, underemployed web designers and independent musicians struggle to clear credit card space." phase.
German c't magazine recently published an interesting design for a directional WiFi antenna (about 9 dBi gain) which can be built from materials lying around in most households (not in mine, though - unless someone invents an antenna made out of discarded pizza cartons):
Doesn't do much good for 11n, though, as that standard uses several antennas and the signal processing algorithms are optimized to use their specific characteristics.
> The only problem is they're both working on it and not working on it at the same time
I imagine this poses one hell of a problem for middle management when it comes to year-end reviews. I don't know, do they put their developers into boxes containing poison gas flasks linked to geiger counters in order to determine who's slacking off and who's actually working?