My Sennheiser HD 280 Pros finally died (after five years of heavy use) and I decided to branch out. The AKGs feel cheaper than the Sennheisers despite costing twice as much, but I think I like the sound of the AKGs better. Surprisingly, the AKGs (at 55 ohms) benefit more from a headphone amp than the Sennheisers (at 64 ohms) did. Is this a closed-vs-open issue, or something else?
normalize.css retains useful browser defaults and includes several common fixes to improve cross-browser (desktop and mobile) styling consistency.
Lots of research has gone into normalize, verifying what are the default user agent styles provided by each browser. We can very specifically change only the ones we need to instead of the bulldozer approach.
“The demand for Pandora, a company from Oakland, Calif., that is facing increasing competition from the likes of Amazon and Apple, underscores the market’s heady exuberance for consumer Internet companies.”—Pandora Prices Its I.P.O. at $16 - NYTimes.com. “Heady” exuberance? I think Alan Greenspan might be able to offer a more appropriate adjective.
So far the “hacker group” has penetrated systems owned by Sony, PBS, the “FBI affiliate site” Infragard, security company (hah!) Unveillance and Nintendo, among others.
In the last few weeks these guys have picked up around 96,000 Twitter followers. That’s 20,000 more than when I looked yesterday. Twitter has given LulzSec a stage to show off on, and showing off they are.
The Internetz, largely, are loving it.
It might be surprising to external observers, but security professionals are also secretly getting a kick out of watching these guys go nuts.
“While the result of this just-for-the-fun-of-it exercise isn’t a cure for the superbug, the neat thing about living here in The Future is that just a few days after an outbreak of a deadly disease halfway across the world, the sequence of the pathogen is available for download — and with free, open tools anyone can perform a simple analysis. This is a nascent, but promising, technology ecosystem.”—Reverse Engineering Superbugs « bunnie’s blog
“The robot’s diagnosis was correct and it identified a link between symptom and cause that was “not common,” as one participating physician called it. After being told the patient was pregnant and allergic to penicillin, Watson suggested treating her with cefuroxine. Its human colleagues agreed. The demonstration was a success, and it is the hope of IBM and many medical professionals that Watson will one day soon lend doctors a helping hand as they perform their daily rounds.”—Just Months After Jeopardy!, Watson Wows Doctors With Medical Knowledge. I am so hoping for an episode of House that tries out Watson in the position recently left by Masters!