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
Archive for January, 2010
“rpy2 is a redesign and rewrite of rpy. It is providing a low-level interface to R, a proposed high-level interface, including wrappers to graphical libraries, as well as R-like structures and functions.”
I’ve been thinking about using SVG for some elements of my site. The lack of decent, free vector graphic editors for Mac OS has deterred me from going this route, however. This guide mentions the options available for using SVG for web page backgrounds.
“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 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