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Ooo Shiny!

Apple introduced the iBook replacement called the MacBook yesterday. Along side the Intel chip and the new option to get it in black for $150 more, Apple made a little change to the finish of the screens. They now have a glossy finish instead of a matte one like previous Mac laptops. John Siracusa examines this choice in detail in the article below.

And we all shine on
(John Siracusa, Ars Technica)

Glossy displays have effectively taken over the entire laptop market. Why are they so popular? Here are three possible reasons.

1. They are better than matte-finish displays.
2. They are cheaper than matte-finish displays.
3. People are idiots.

Guess which one John thinks it is?

Witnessing

My new office mate was having dinner at the restaurant mentioned below as this happened last night.

U-District shooting, gunman on the loose
(Seattle PI)

The shooting occurred just before 9 a.m. at or near the entrance of Ruby Restaurant, 4241 University Way N.E., a Seattle police spokesman said, calling it “very clearly a serious injury.”

A cook at the restaurant said the victim ran into Ruby and said, “I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot. Help me, help me.”

“He was holding his neck with something. We brought some napkins from the table and back from the kitchen and (put) pressure” on the wound, said Alfonso De La Cruz Mata. “It was very scary. I never saw anything like this in my life.”