Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA at the Chow Restaurant.
Tonight we find our two nerdy friends eating food at a small hidden away place underneath a heat lamp eating simple Italian meals. Mark doesn't get the joke on Melissa's myspace profile and goes on to describe the official definition of a 'myspace picture', and what it means to not understand camera usage. Mark speaks about perspective, and how the process of catching flying balls is, in reality, an easy algorithm. Microsoft is no longer supporting their old Spot Watch paging in the next version of MSN Messenger. Mark describes what bubble memory is and how time was involved. 4.13% of the HTML passes WC3 Validation? Also, what do Mark and Wes think of this new restaurant?
Sites of Interest:
- What causes GSM cellphone noise?
- WNO's Listener Pull for the week: Melissa.
- Simple algorithm for how people and dogs can catch balls and frisbees.
- MSN is phasing out the ability to send pages to Spot watches.
- The IBM 5100 Portable Computer (Project Mercury)
- What Google searches looked like in 2001.
- If you dig a hole straight down, where will you come out? Probably not China.
- The Grid Compass 1101 - Bubble Memory Laptop.
- Bubble memory never caught on.
- Early computer memory devices worked by wasting time.
- In Mark's first job, he had one of these amazing Wang calculators on his desk. He can't find any references right now, but remembers it used an acoustic delay line memory.
- Opera study on W3C standards compliance.
- Internet Explorer 8 will be standards compliant.
- Flock 2 Browser adds social networking features.
- Mark and Wes use Digsby to handle all their instant messaging needs.
- Voipcheap and Poivy let you call landlines and cellphones around the world often for free, or a lot cheaper than Skype.
- How to store data so people hundreds of years from now can read it.
Wes' iTouch Application of the week:
- iDrink - the iTouch application to stir up your drink palette.
Mark's stupid iPhone Applications of the week: