Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lenovo X200 on Ubuntu 12.04

I had an “original” tablet – the Lenovo X200 – sitting around the house collecting dust.  It had Vista on it from the original install and I (like everyone else) hated Vista – it just seemed clunky and constantly nagging me.   Just put Ubuntu on and I have to say – I’m super impressed.  Everything works – even the stylus – right off the back of the installer.  Ubuntu 12.04 is clean and easy to use too.  The Lenovo has really  held up too after these few years – the keys are still solid, the screen is still bright, and it’s still light by comparison to many other current laptops.

+1 for the good guys:

Senator Wyden Demands Access to Text of Secret International Agreements Regulating the Internet | E

Senator Ron Wyden yesterday introduced a bill on the floor of the U.S. Senate demanding access to draft texts of international trade agreements under negotiation by the Office of the United States Trade Representative such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that carry provisions that c…

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/05/senator-wyden-defends-users-rights

If you are on Facebook now… check this out – live video of Sydney Opera house lighting up the sales on Youtube… pretty cool:

Vivid LIVE

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is a 10-day celebration of ambitious popular music within the city’s annual Vivid Sydney festival running from 25 May to 11 June 2012. This year, Sydney Opera House brings you FRONTROW. Some of Vivid LIVE’s biggest events will be live on YouTube, and you control the…

http://www.youtube.com/sohfestival?feature=inp-lt-viv

“When tested out in mice, researchers found this “error” caused the rodents’ brain cells to move into place faster and enabled more connections between brain cells.” What could possibly go wrong? (and pass some of that my way!)

Did a Copying Mistake Make Humans So Smart? : Discovery News

Mistakes made during cell division long ago may have lead to the sophistication of the modern human brain.

http://news.discovery.com/human/ancient-human-brain-neanderthal-120506.html