What reason could there be for feeling more awake and alert after barely sleeping through a night, getting 3-4 hours at most, while a normal good sleep (without oversleeping) doesn't make me feel that way? I can't sustain sleeping that little long term because it knocks me right out later, but some days when I've had… Read more
Hmm, Apple replaced our macbooks battery a few months ago because it had worn to 75% in 700 wear cycles, rather than their 80% in 1000 spec. In just a few weeks and dozen cycles on the new one, it dropped to 90% from 100, then 85% recently in under 200, in just months. I wonder if they'd replace it again? I think the… Read more
I think the common problem I have with iOS7 and Office 2013 and any similar "modern" aimed UI is too much whitespace. I think in the desire to get over skeuomorphism they threw a lot of good out with the bad. Felt and leather? Sure, get rid of that. But when the buttons have no indications they /are/ buttons, they… Read more
Just some classic Niteshing about the Apple event yesterday. They said 1 billion transistors on the same die size, which means they must have shrunk it to 20nm.
It's kind of amazing really, I remember when Intel was nearly two whole years ahead of the universe in process technology, now they're on 22nm while others are… Read more
Anyone excited for the final Wheel of Time book next month?