May 13th, 2005

Computers

$229 worth of go-fast

I just got the extra 2 GB of memory for the Mac. It took me all of 2 minutes to install, and that mainly because I had to look for a pair of scissors to open the envelope it came in. Other than that, it was fast, easy, and required no tools - just what I would have expected from Apple. indeed, the whole thing would have been simplicity itself had it not been for the first vendor I went to not returning my calls to customer service, so I finally gave up and ordered from someone else and got it with no hassles.

I don't expect this thing to ever have to swap to disk unless I'm abusing the hell out of it. That will make the already quick machine that much quicker.
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Splut

Three quickies from CNN

1) Microsoft's new Xbox came out yesterday, called the Xbox 360. Will the next version be called the Xbox 370? Then Xbox 390, Xbox 9000, and z/Xbox?

2) Hyundai picked XM over Sirius in large part because they got a lot of unsolicited comments from folks they surveyed saying they didn't want Sirius because they didn't want to have to deal with Howard Stern. Of course, neither Stern nor Sirius will take this, well, seriously.

3) No US airport made the top 10 in a list of the world's best airports and airport lounges. The highest was MSP, at number 20. FWIW, I do think MSP has a lot going for it, especially compared with places like ATL, ORD, and DFW...but there's always room for improvement.
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