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November 30, 2005

TiVo expanding into the Taiwanese market
I sure miss my TiVo, though admittedly, there's really nothing worth watching here amongst the 100-odd channels.

NYC developers William and Arthur Zeckendorf are set to pay $430 per square foot for unused air rights over Christ Church and the Grolier Club at Park Avenue and East 60th Street

November 28, 2005

Ouroussoff reviews Zaha Hadid's "hypnotic" Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany
Looks good.

November 25, 2005

NYT short video featuring sculptor Tom Otterness talking about his installations at the West 14th Street A/C/E station

November 17, 2005

Cathay Pacific has limited air crews' flights on the non-stop Hong Kong-New York route after it was found the journey could increase the likelihood of cancer
Due to exposure to high levels of cosmic radiation when flying over the North Pole.

November 13, 2005

Apparently, "Stuyvesant loves lopsided geniuses"
Article in The New York Times about how they weigh the test results for the Stuy admission. Basically, if you scored perfectly on either the math or verbal portion, you can totally tank the other and still make it. I have no problem with this. The person who's screaming bloody murder because he couldn't get in with a 97th in math and a 92nd in verbal has to remember that while a 97th percentile is a decent score, a 92nd is pretty damn bad score out of over 26,000 students. Decent + bad = mediocre = no Stuy for you. Perfect + horrible = you squeeze into Stuy by the skin of your teeth, but at least we know you are exceptional in something, other than being so-so in some things and even less than so-so in other things..

November 12, 2005

Adobe Camera RAW 3.3 beta

November 11, 2005

Nikon has updated D2X and D2Hs firmwares to 1.01

November 4, 2005

Article about the Japanese retailer Muji
We have Walmart. They have Muji. Case closed.

Yahoo! Maps has caught up to Google Maps (and then some)

November 2, 2005

Listing of all the starred restaurants in the new Michelin guide for New York City
Four places got 3 stars: Alain Ducasse, Jean-Georges, Le Bernadin and Per Se.