Link: Florida adopts California-style emissions rules
As usual, the commenters seem to have not read the article. It’s not just emissions for cars, but also trucks — and power plants. Also, the executive order requires that the state use more fuel-efficient vehicles and ethanol and biodiesel where they are locally available. That’s all pretty damned interesting, and makes a lot of sense.
So, how soon will Colorado, which pretends to be environmentally conscious to pacify the Boulderites, follow suit? Time to write a letter or three, I think.
Link: Colin Devroe: Syncing bliss with the iPhone
He’s using Spanning Sync, and is claiming bliss. Must look into this app. At $25/year or $65/lifetime, it’s a pretty good deal if it indeed functions as advertised…and if Google doesn’t make the same functionality available for free the Tuesday after you buy it, like they usually do. :)
Link: Intel Core 2 considered evil by Theo
Various developers are busy implementing workarounds for serious bugs in Intel’s Core 2 cpu.
These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don’t just cause development/debugging problems, but will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code.
As is typical, BIOS vendors will be very late providing workarounds / fixes for these processors’ bugs. Some bugs are unfixable and cannot be worked around. Intel only provides detailed fixes to BIOS vendors and large operating system groups. Open Source operating systems are largely left in the cold.