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Friday, January 29, 2010

Today on the Radio

I talked about Apple’s latest launch, the state of Telecom’s XT network, Google being hacked in China and ACTA. I didn’t get time for Lieutenant Uhura, but she’s here.

No speaker notes for today – most of it was done off the cuff after the Apple launch. But if you missed it live, you can download the audio as ogg or mp3.

posted by colin at 12:58 am  


  1. By the way, the reason why these last two major Telecom XT failures only affected customers south of Taupo—after the first failure, I remember an explanation from Telecom that there is a single server in Christchurch that handles this entire area, which went down. Presumably the reason for this latest failure is the same.

    Comment by Lawrence D'Oliveiro — 28 January 2010 @ 1:36 pm

  2. Two things wrong with the appearance of the iPad:

    1) It looks tubby. The proportions are 4:3, but something closer to the Fibonacci ratio (e.g. 8:5) would look more elegant.
    2) The bezel is too thick. Hasn’t Apple figured out how to get a screen that will display all the way to the edges yet?

    Comment by Lawrence D'Oliveiro — 28 January 2010 @ 5:47 pm

  3. No Adobe Flash Player for the iPad! Surprising omission, considering it’s based on an ARM chip, and Adobe Flash Player is available for ARM (though maybe only under Linux).

    Comment by Lawrence D'Oliveiro — 28 January 2010 @ 5:58 pm

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