Monday, July 18, 2005

news & interesting stuff

This is kinda cool
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/18/1314226&from=rss
talks about the optimus keyboard.
now without doign a LOT of extensive reasearch I found that this keybord, in essence, has hundreds of mini LED screens for each key. (no I dont me LCD, LED as in close to a thousand mini-led's per key)
so that you can change keys on the fly, assign icons to the keys, and it will sort of "auto-update" to what you are doing rightt at the moent http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/ has screenshots, it's very very slick, me personaly I'd shell out a rather large sum of $$$ to get ahold of a keyboard like this. they say it wil lcost "less than a good mobile phone" Good is vuage, and I've seen phones upward of $250

Interesting news feed info
http://www.tbray.org/atom/RSS-and-Atom
the above wiki compares RSS 2.0 with ATOM 1.0
to sumerize, RSS althoguh having greater market share so to speak, Atom 1.0 fixes almost all the problems/complaints people have about RSS. Sounds like IE & firefox to me, I know wich way I lean.


No watchign porn in india
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2005-07-18T155527Z_01_SP69050_RTRIDST_0_ODD-INDIA-PORN-DC.XML
apperently a bunch of peopel cought watching adult films i na theater, were forced to publicly shame themselves by doing 10 sit-upos each in a public square