01 May 2009

Friday Links

Hunt for Gollum

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Computers are important part of our lives, ye?

One BBC article screamed: Computers enter learning "core".

I was quite cautious. This doesn't mean they will teach ruby and other scripting languages from a young age, I told myself.

True enough, there was mention of Science not being a core subject.

Horror of horrors!

For me, science and maths are intricately linked to the IT field. This also depends on the exact computer field we are talking about.

I get the sneaking suspicion these folks are going to teach blogging and twittering as computer subjects.

Please tell me I am wrong?!

Tough times

Wow, the iPhone App store is getting some bad publicity.

Apparently some developers are claiming they didn't get money for sales of their apps.

People in the forum in question are quite worked up.

I'm not sure where this stands; it could very well be a disorganized billing department. Or messup on the side of the banks.

Duck! duck!

Ooh that is a bad gaffe! VP Joe Biden spoke a bit candidly about avoiding swine flu infections.

I think it was just a tad too blunt and perhaps misinterpreted.

It's still bad nonetheless; given that US citizens are quite panicked (more than usual), it hit a nerve.

Quote from News24:

"It's not that it's going to Mexico - it's that you're in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.

"I would not be at this point, if they had another way of transportation, (be) suggesting they ride the subway."