East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2005/9/28

Linkage (18)

Filed under: Linkage,News,Technology — Erwin @ 2:21 pm

Cool, the Dutch won (Expatica) again:

The Dutch-built vehicle Nuna 3 has won the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000 kilometre race for solar-electric cars across Australia.

This is the third time the team from the Technical University in Delft has won the competition. Nuna 3 achieved an average speed of 103 kilometres-per-hour, a record time.

Bill Gates and George W. Bush have something in common, they throw away money (Forbes):

The Xbox game console is hot, but its division has lost $4 billion in four years and isn’t yet in the black.

That’s a lot of money, even for a company that supposedly has a lot (same article, 2nd page):

Even after paying a $32 billion dividend last year, Microsoft has $40 billion in its pocket

Did you know that this is Banned Books Week (ALA.org, American Library Association)?

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Go on, read one!

In a shocking development, Apple has admitted that there is a problem (BBC News) with the iPod Nano:

Electronics firm Apple has admitted there have been problems with its new iPod Nano music player, after a string of complaints about damaged screens.

I’m sure they’ll get over it, soon. 😉

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