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  • jimmy 8:21 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blizzard, hpc, ,   

    Select quotes from this morning’s HPC Short Range Forecast Discussion: “rapidly deepening upper-level trough,” “incredibly strong surface front,” “ice and snow will be a major concern,” “dangerous amounts of sleet and freezing rain,” “thunderstorms will plague … Gulf Coast.”

    I haven’t heard anyone saying the word “historic” the last couple of days, but I think that’s because they’re all too busy trying to pin down the exact sleet/snow/freezing rain boundaries and pouring over wind forecasts trying to decide if Blizzard Warnings are warranted.

    Fun times.

     
  • jimmy 10:56 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: egypt   

    I know I have a bit of anarchist in me (very small bit, nothing to concern the citizenry), but I have to disagree with [Egyptian president] Mubarak: there’s no “fine line” between freedom and chaos. There’s a wide avenue, and it’s filled with tear gas and flames.

     
  • jimmy 11:31 pm on January 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , ces, , , tablets,   

    We of course have yet to see Android 3.0/Honeycomb (the version of Android supposedly built with tablet computers in mind) live in action, but it’s interesting to me that it took Android 3 years after the iPhone launch to produce a phone that matched or exceeded the iPhone in most people’s minds (there are so many Android devices, but the first time I remember hearing a lot of people talk about an Android phone matching the iPhone was with the Droid Incredible in summer 2010); but it looks likely that it will be only a year if not less since the iPad’s April 2010 release before the Android community and Google respond to the iPad with a matching or better device(s).

    Food for thought on the eve of this tablet-focused CES.

     
  • jimmy 3:16 am on January 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    There’s just one thing missing:
    Storming The Citadel

    The Plagueworks

    The Frostwing Halls

    The Crimson Hall

    Even with a full raid of mostly level 85 players, ICC is not exactly a walk in the park. A lot of fun, though.

    /end geeking

     
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