Daily Archives: August 30, 2015

R.I.P. Filmmaker Wes Craven

Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76

1) I had no idea he was 76

2) I didn’t know he had brain cancer

3) I’ve never seen any of his movies

4) I did see his Twilight Zone episode, “Shatterday

And so should you. See it after the break before it’s DMCAed away.

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Asus Chromebook Flip

I encountered this by surprise at Best Buy. Wound up using it five times at four different stores.

I did a torture test. I had fifteen tabs open, one-third of which were heavy and translated Chinese tech sites. Also Drudge Report, Techmeme, YouTube, this site, PubMed, and Weather Underground with radar animation going.

No stutters. No delays. No freezes. I was very impressed.

But then this happened …

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R.I.P. Neurologist Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks

Oliver Sacks in The New Yorker

I first encountered him in a brilliant multi-part discussion/documentary series on PBS, called A Glorious Accident.

Brilliant man.

Rest in peace.

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