The Big Think

August 31, 2005

Name Game

Filed under: The Name Game — jasony @ 7:50 pm

Chris Landsea-Meteorologist at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.

iTunes Statistics

Filed under: Macintosh — jasony @ 5:59 pm

This is a really geeky, but fun, examination of the math behind iTunes’ “random” playlists.

$3 Gas

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 3:57 pm

Looks like it’s right around the corner.
There’s already hoarding in Atlanta.

Fox News just showed one BP station in Atlanta that’s charging $5.87 a gallon for regular unleaded, and $6.07 for premium. No way in hell that isn’t gouging. Nobody in town was much above $2.50 over the weekend.


Filed under: Music — jasony @ 10:51 am

This looks promising. It’s called “Pandora” and is an online music suggestion service. I told it I liked David Wilcox and it’s playing a bunch of music that it thinks I’ll like. Currently playing Neil Young’s “Silver and Gold”
The service is free for 10 hours and then it’s $36/year. I just wonder what the RIAA might say about it.

Skinny House Revisited

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 10:32 am

Pictures from my post yesterday on the five foot wide, million dollar house in London.
I think I would go stark, raving mad living there.

Test Drive a Mac Mini

Filed under: Macintosh — jasony @ 1:12 am

You read that right. Until October 31, Apple is letting customers “borrow” a brand new Mac Mini. If, after using the machine for 30 days, if you don’t like it, Apple will take it back, no questions asked.

Here’s what they have to say:

We’re so confident you’ll love your new Mac mini, we’ll let you test drive it for 30 days with no risk. If you decide you don’t want it, we’ll take it back. Here’s how the test drive works:

Purchase a new Mac mini from the Apple Store online. You can also get an Apple keyboard and mouse, such as our new Mighty Mouse.
Set it up and start enjoying it.
If you don’t love it, call us within 30 days of your order and we’ll arrange for you to return your system — including the Apple keyboard and mouse — for a full refund.
If you have any more questions, call our Mac specialists at 1-800-MY-APPLE.

If you’ve even remotely considered trying a Mac, here’s a program that should completely alleviate any worries you might have about making a bad decision.
G’wan, give it a try.

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