Past Weasel of the Month! Apple - Jul-14-2010,
The new iphone 4 is quite pretty. Unfortunately, there are some issues
with the antenna. Some testing would have revealed the problems before
shipping. Looks like Apple didn't do thorough testing. What is worse, is
they deny the problem. When Consumer Reports reported problems with the
posts on their forums about it. It isn't just Consumer Reports,
reported the issue several weeks ago.
Past Weasel of the Month! General Motors - Aug-11-2009,
According to GM-Volt
"GM CEO Fritz Henderson Henderson announced today that the Chevrolet Volt
extended range electric car has been given an official EPA rating of more
than 230 MPG city and a combined city/highway average fuel economy of more
than 100 MPG."
They also say the gas tank holds 12 gallons of gas, the car can run 40 miles
on just electricity, and the range is 600 miles.
Lets do some math. Assuming the range is 560 miles on 12 gallons, means the
car is really getting 47.7 miles per gallon. This is believable, as the
Toyota Prius gets 48 mpg on the highway. What makes the GM CEO a weasel is
than 47.7 is less than half of 100 mpg. And where does 230 mpg come from?
I give GM a F for math.
Past Weasel of the Month! Apple - Jan-16-2008,
The new apple macbook air claims to be "the world's thinnest notebook".
It is 0.76 inches thick. I guess they never heard of the Mitsubishi Pedion
which is 0.7244 inches thick. Oh, yeah, there is also the Sharp Actius MM10
is only 0.54 inches thick. Or you could buy a Voodoo Envy which is 0.70
inches thick. Or the new Dell Latitude Z, at 14.5mm thick. See
for details. Hey Steve, how does that reailty distortion field work?
On Nov. 4 2005, Thomas Hesse, Sony BMG's
president of global digital business, said, "Most people don't
even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?"
in an NPR
interview. He also said "This e-mail, which we have also
reviewed, seems to be about a routine matter. While it did
introduce the notion of a 'rootkit,' it did not suggest that this
software was anything but benign."
Fortune Cookie Database, Mar 2005 This is my fortune cookie database. It
is 13.9 mbytes compressed and 43.4 mbytes uncompressed. You will need bunzip2
to decode it. You will want to do 'save link as' to get it. Updated May
Heaven, A 'demo' program, the most impressive 64k
I have seen. Needs a Microsoft Windows OS. Not a virus. (If you are using
Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape don't click on it and try to save it. Instead, right
click and choose 'Save Link Target As'. If you use another browser and have
trouble running it, try to save it as a binary file however your browser does
Project Genesis, Another 'demo' program,
more cpu intensive than Heaven. Needs a Microsoft Windows OS. Not a
All Your Base, A flash program, about
aliens taking over the world.