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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
— Albert Einstein
Intelligent people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people.
A good friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body.
If we don’t change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.
— Chinese Proverb
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
— Carl Sagan
Hey, maybe Microsoft isn’t screwed when it comes to mobile, after all.
Windows Phone 7, its forthcoming mobile phone platform, just got a rave review from Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber, who has extremely high user-interface standards and a strong preference toward Apple products.
Obama has recently appointed a “Golf Czar” and major rule changes in the game of golf will become effective June 1, 2010.
This is only a preview as the complete rule book is being rewritten as we speak.
Here are a few of the changes:
Golfers with handicaps:
- below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%.
- between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees.
- above 18 will get a $25 check each time they play.
The dollar amount placed in bets will be as follows:
-for handicaps below 10, an additional $10.
-between 11 and 18, no additional amount.
-above 18, you will receive the total amount in the pot even if you do not play.
The term “gimme” will be changed to “entitlement” and will be used as follows:
-handicaps below 10, no entitlements.
-handicaps from 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts.
-handicaps above 18, if your ball is on the green, no need to putt, just pick it up.
These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring.
In addition, a player will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round. Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par. Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can that player begin to count his pars and birdies again.
The current USGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term ‘net score’ will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above.
This is intended to ‘redistribute’ the success of winning by making sure that in every competition, the above 18 handicap players will post only ‘net score’ against every other player’s gross score.
These new rules are intended to “CHANGE” the game of golf.
Golf must be about Fairness.
It should have nothing to do with Ability.
The numbers are out and 1.05 million Droids have been sold in the first 74 days since launch compared to 1 million iPhone.
A new report out today from analytics firm Flurry indicates that the Motorola Droid has outsold the Apple iPhone in the first 74 days of sales. Verizon and Motorola did everything right with the Droid. The launch was set just before the busy holiday season, the marketing was outstanding, Verizon customers where hungry for a new powerful smart phone, and the price tag was spot on. As expected Google’s Nexus One is trailing far behind with nearly 135,000 units sold.