pedantic to make this point (and hardly original, granted), but still. Do these searches not hint at a certain amount of abuse of process? Maybe that’s not the word for it. But it would be interesting if 2600 were able to sue the companies who own them. It would be an interesting needle for them to thread.
writing today. I’ve been finishing a long net research thing at work, though I did come home to work on it. So I could play around on this new machine, mostly.
The observant will notice it’s not the most recent generation – it’s a couple months older – which is cool, cause it was a bargoon. But I got the stinking hockey puck mouse, not the new optical mouse. I lasted one day with the damn thing – and picked up a Logitech wheel mouse to replace it. I think it’s better than the Apple mouse – I’m used to two buttons and use contextual menus all the time when I have one (like at work).
I’m sure that’s more detail than anyone needs about my computer hardware situation… but it’s already got me thinking of things I’d avoided doing just cause it took so much longer before!
They have completed a working draft of the human genome. I would have been interested in this a couple of years ago. Now, though, it’s painfully obvious that a) this is going to be yet another scene in the ‘fuck everyone, we own this shit’ drama; b) it’s intrinsically boring. Proof? One of the researchers was quoted as saying having the map is “like being given the best book in the world, but it’s in Russian, and it’s incredibly boring to read.”