Jerry Smith writes: "http://www.top500.org/ has compiled once again The Supercomputer TOP500. Five new entries in the top 10, number 2 and 3. Number 4 is.. a debutant from India! Check the list in its full glory at http://www.top500.org/list/2007/11/100, and think of whát supercomputers are being witheld by governments and private companies, and what they are used for..."
Jerry Smith writes: "http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/12/scotty_role/
Simon Pegg will be the young Scotty in the latest Star Trek movie. From TFA: "Pegg joins Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, John Cho as Sulu and Zachary Quinto as Spock in the film which reportedly, and logically, "chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew". Leonard Nimoy will also put in an appearance, while Eric Bana signed up this week as the movie's villain, Nero.""
Jerry Smith writes: "Apple releases Safari 3 Beta for Windows and MacOS, go to http://www.apple.com/safari for more info and downloads. Plain and simple as that... Two poits: PithHelmet is not loaded, GreaseMonkey might complain too, and the 'olde' Safari will be overwritten, so better back that one up."
Jerry Smith writes: "A Senior Virus Analyst from Kaspersky Lab writeshttp://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=2 04791938:
"It's also likely that there will be a significant increase in the number of malicious programs for other operating systems, primarily for MacOS, and for other *nix systems. Gaming consoles such as PlayStation and Nintendo are also likely to be targeted, as the increasing number of such devices and their ability to connect to each other and the Internet will make them a juicy potential target for virus writers." I guess there's software waiting to be sold?"
Jerry Smith writes: "http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2577 471,00.html reports that Americans are no longer the longest people in the world. Junk food and worse access to healthcare are the most probable causes. From TFA: "Today, the two authors say, young white American men are 4.7cm ( just over 1¾in) shorter than Dutch men, and white American women are 5.7cm (just under 2¼in) shorter than their Dutch counterparts." Well, it's not size that matters, does it?"
Jerry Smith writes: "The http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stmBBC as an interesting article about the genetic developments of the human race. Mentioned are the changes in physique, phychology and social skills. From the fine article: "Spoiled by gadgets designed to meet their every need, they could come to resemble domesticated animals. (...) Social skills, such as communicating and interacting with others, could be lost, along with emotions such as love, sympathy, trust and respect." But no worry: it's not to be expected in the near future."
Jerry Smith writes: "http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060922-7807 .html Ars Technica reports about the (possible) future of fitness centers: "In addition to the standard array of cardio equipment and weights, Overtime Fitness has several gaming-oriented machines." Equipment has already been used to generate electricity for the grid, now you might be able to go to the gym and have some fitness fun!"
Jerry Smith writes: "The Guardian http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1863 755,00.html reports "Each of the groups that will gather in New Mexico is competing to win a Nasa prize set up to encourage entrepreneurs to start development work on the technology needed to create a space elevator." It still might take a wile though, progress is slow, so slow."