Archive for January, 2010

Is Apple Evil? (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)

Linked on Jan 28 at 18:45

The way I see it, Apple is distinguishing between appliances and computers. The iPod, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV are appliances. If performance on these appliances falters, Apple looks bad. The MacBook, iMac and Mac desktop line are computers. Apple knows people expect to do what they want with computers, and that bad things sometimes … Read more

The R Project for Statistical Computing

Linked on Jan 27 at 13:35

“R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories […]. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered … Read more

The 36 bills that died - The Globe and Mail

Linked on Jan 25 at 1:55

The Globe summarized all the bills which died because of Harper’s prorogation in early 2010. There are 36 lost bills, collectively requiring just over 286 hours of debate. That’s weeks of time wasted, even on bills Conservatives supported, like bill S-5 which repeals the long-gun registry. Thanks for wasting taxpayer money on duplication, Stephen Harper! … Read more