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Transistor Wars

31st Oct 2011 - 05:08pm News Clips
As long as transistor continue to shrink for the next 30 years, I won’t be out of work before I retire. Somehow I have a feeling that I won’t see the end of Moore’s law in my life time, since there is always some new innovation…

Pregnancy Instruction Manual – Sarah Jordan Ufberg, M.D.

29th Oct 2011 - 01:05am 養兒育女, 書評
上個月老婆不停嘔吐,害我以為她得了腸胃炎,去醫生檢查的結果,原來我明年四月便當父親。迎接新生命的來臨,有很多東西需要學習,這是我們夫婦的頭一胎,心情自然特別緊張。身邊有不少朋友己有小孩,加上自已阿媽三十多年前生過我,有很多有關生仔的資訊和經驗之談。太多資訊一次過消化不了,加上當中不少資料互相矛盾,也不知道應該如何取捨。所以始終還是看些講懷孕的專門書藉,讀些權威性的醫學知識充實自已才安心。…

The Big Questions – Steven E. Landsburg

27th Oct 2011 - 12:07am 書評
經濟學家轉行寫哲學,會寫出什麼樣的東西出來呢?「大問題」是經濟學家Steven Landsburg,娛人娛已的著作。勉強可以歸類哲學通識,但說到底只不過是他發牢騷的散文。他用經濟學的理性思考方法,配合數學理論和邏輯推理作基礎,像萬用刀般用同一招,去解決所有有關人生意義,世界如何存在,道德善惡抉擇,宗教信仰,等等一切哲學難題。他的思想很另類新奇,有些想法連我讀哲學時也沒聽過。只不過推理卻不甚緊嚴緊,觀點看似成理,但論點有待嚴格檢定。始終這書玩票意味甚濃,寫得太學術性便會悶人趕客,現在讀起輕鬆有趣剛剛好。…

Amazing Grace 奇異恩典

21st Oct 2011 - 12:10am 電影
奇異恩典這首燴灸人口的經典聖詩,相信大部份人也耳熟能詳,返教堂的朋友固然常常聽,早幾年容祖兒也翻唱過不知所謂的中文版。這首歌最初原來是與黑奴有關,一個運送黑奴的船長,眼見死在他船上大量的黑奴性命,良心受責出家當僧侶,作此曲來懺悔自已的罪業,而這首歌亦成為解放黑奴的像徽。在癈除奴隸的運動當中,英國議員William…

Google Voice

15th Oct 2011 - 09:58pm Product Reviews
When I went down to San Francisco this time, the first thing I did was setting up Google Voice. There are some other nice features of Google Voice, such as a US phone number, a voice mail box with transcribing service, play back voice mail in gmail,…

讓子彈飛

15th Oct 2011 - 09:31am 電影
二零一零年中港最人氣的電影,到現在才評論不免有點過氣,不過我也是最近才有空觀看。「讓子彈飛」已經被各方評論解構再解構,無限申延地解讀當中的政治隱喻,我亦獻醜不如藏拙,無謂重覆別人說了千萬遍的話,只簡單的說我對這套電影的觀感。…

RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941 – 2011)

14th Oct 2011 - 07:56am News Clips
When the world is mourning with the death of Steve Jobs, the world lost another tech pioneer Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of C and UNIX. To many geeks, Dennis’ role in the computer revolution is way more important than Steve.Dennis Ritchie,…

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

3rd Oct 2011 - 12:12am Product Reviews
My old laptop mouse is falling a part, so I need a new one. A mouse is one small gadget that I use many hours a day and it is not very expensive. I want to buy the best mouse I can find. I have been a fans of Microsoft mouse for many years and actually Microsoft…

變種特攻(動畫版) X-Men Animation

2nd Oct 2011 - 10:14am 動漫
「變種特攻」是Marvel進軍日本的第三彈,承接上一套「人狼」的風格,打鬥一貫無力,刀光劍影虛晃數招,壞人忽然中招倒下,好人糊裏糊塗贏了。故事編排不過不失,在不影響美國漫畫的主劇情為大前下,一眾英雄老遠跑來日本做場戲。這次日本東北發生異常現像,先有變種人失蹤,然後X博士的心靈感應遇到障礙,於是派X-Men到當地調查。期間遇上了反變種人的人種組織U-Men、和另一組想統治世界的變種人Inner…