Thursday Link-a-licious 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Why the internet was created 2: This HD video taken by the Hubble telescope of Ganymede going behind Jupiter looks completely computer generated and surreal.
  • They still just don’t get it.  In an article from the New York Times talking about an up-and-coming programming language for stats nerds, R, we have this nugget of ignorance:
“I think it addresses a niche market for high-end data analysts that want free, readily available code,” said Anne H. Milley, director of technology product marketing at SAS. She adds, ìWe have customers who build engines for aircraft. I am happy they are not using freeware when I get on a jet.

I wonder how she feels knowing that all her money is in a bank that’s accessible via a website running open source Apache web servers, possibly on an open source Linux server, likely coded in a language that’s open source, as well, and viewable via the open source browser, Firefox?

Nevermind that “freeware” runs the friggin’ internet.

Yeah, I’d rather have my software made by a company that couldn’t handle a leap year in its MP3 players. . .   That’s much safer, isn’t it?