Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Fusion power seeks super steels

I noticed this article on the BBC news page. You can bet it'll raise the question from all the conspiracy theorists. Why don't more skyscrapers collapse during fires then?

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Microsoft: Windows 7 for servers to be minor release

"Microsoft said on Monday that the server version of Windows 7 will not be a major release and will bear the name Windows Server 2008 R2.",1000000121,39463010,00.htm

Well that's a shocker! Over on Dells' IdeaStorm forum I've been warning people for months Windows 7 has become nothing more than a re-branding of Vista. This would seem to be the first concrete evidence of that prediction. But then again Microsoft has already said Windows 7 will now be using the Vista kernel and the Vista driver model. Re-branding exercise? You bet it is!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Disney World: The Land of Waiting In Line!

Okay I just spent a whole week in Disney World. It was awesome! But only because my girlfriend was there to. The Disney part wasn't as good as it should have been. It could just be that Disney are victims of their own success. But it seems like most of what we did for the week was wait in line and avoid the shops selling tacky souvenirs.

At least two thirds of the buildings in Disney World are shops selling Disney merchandise. Disney World isn't a theme park. It's an expansive open air shopping mall that sells nothing but Disney merchandise.

If it hadn't been for the fast pass system we'd have spent even more time waiting in line. If that wasn't bad enough the rides are all too short. You wait for well over an hour in some cases for a ride that's over in seconds. Literally 2 seconds. Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach is one such example. Great ride. Long cue. Over far too quickly.

basically more rides are needed. Yes that will draw in more punters. But they'll be more widely dispersed around the parks. And the bus transportation system? Needs huge improvements. More buses would be a good start.

On a brighter note, the Magical Express was excellent. Disney World actually laid on a Magical Express coach just to take my girlfriend and I back to the airport in the wee early hours of the morning. Just for the two of us. That i can't fault. Neither can I fault the friendliness of all of the Disney staff. They were all top notch. From cleaners to dancers and actors.