Apple Brings Safari To Windows

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Download the Beta.

Let the holy wars begin anew.

Exhibit A:

The apple font rendering ‘no worky’; Coding Horror shows the comparison of Safari’s font rendering to IE7 w/ Cleartype.

Exhibit B:

Or on digg where it’s ‘A fat browser ain’t a fast browser‘; referring to it’s memory use in a side by side comparison with FF2.

Let’s be honest kids, Safari is in Beta, give it some time and we’ll see.

Software

What Is That??

I have to admit, Andy’s WIT posted a few days ago gave me a run for my money!  I had to follow the link to see what that thing was ;)  I find the transport of that very interesting.  I mean, Why not just build the darn thing where the rest of it is?  You’d think some pre-planning would be involved there!

So, this week we find ourselves with another picture to cogitate, and fire some synapses considering its relevance to life, the universe and everything.  Scope this out:

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Try not to be shocked!  Comments….

What Is That?

Vancouver Doctors perform Surgery on .. a Vulcan?

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It was the middle of the night when surgeons were preparing to perform emergency surgery in Vancouver, Canada. The man they were going to operate on had developed compartment syndrome in his legs after he fell asleep while kneeling. Compartment syndrome is a dangerous medical condition where pressure builds up in the deep muscle tissues and can cause permanent nerve damage.

However, when the surgical team established an arterial line in the man’s wrist, they were surprised to discover that his blood was dark green instead of bright red. Even though the man is not a Vulcan, it was like something out of Star Trek.

Read the rest of the article from GrrlScientist

Medical

Getting Your Own Swiss Bank Account Isn’t That Difficult

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Lee Ann Obringer is a Staff Writer for HowStuffWorks and she has posted a really good introduction to the Swiss Banking system, its advantages, the history of the system, the laws applicable to you as a non-Swiss citizen, a high level explanation of how the accounts are setup and maintained, their privacy and the ease with which you too can set up your own account.

It’s pretty long but easy to skim to the parts that you’re interested in.

James Bond enters a Swiss bank in Spain and is frisked before he can meet with the banker. In the “Da Vinci Code,” a triangular-shaped key activates a robotic arm that pulls a safety deposit box from the wall in a Swiss bank in Paris to ultimately reveal the secret to Christianity. The funny thing is neither of these scenes would actually happen in a real Swiss bank.

Here’s the link to “How Swiss Bank Accounts Work“.

Further reference:

Misc.

Sony Creates 16.7 Million Color Flexible Display

Man! Flex-Displays are taking the developer circles by storm ;) Sony doesn’t have a practical use for this amazing display yet, but imagine the possibilities. Ultra-thin portables, video books, and paper thin televisions are the current speculation. Check out the buzz HERE.

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