Friday Grab Bag

Eech!Swiss scientists take note of bank flu risk Will it sound like the computer in War GamesMachine translation of rap music? How do you lose a stretch Hummer limo?A hum-vee-dinger of a fish tale Clever.I am not a paper cup…

Chess master Bobby Fischer dead at 64

What a brilliant, odd, and apparently tormented man. (AP Photo/John Lent) BBC NEWS – Chess legend Fischer dies at 64: “The controversial former world chess champion, Bobby Fischer, has died in Iceland at the age of 64. The US-born player,…

Vegans seek grilled meat warning

They’re just looking out for you. Vegans seek grilled meat warning – Reuters: “LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A vegan group is trying to force U.S. restaurant chains to warn California consumers about a cancer-causing chemical that forms in grilled meat,…

MacBook Air uses a sealed battery?

Kind of a disappointment on an otherwise great looking machine, but I suppose some compromises had to be made. Here is MacWorld’s first review. And more good pics at NOTCOT. Daring Fireball: The MacBook Air: “No swappable battery. I think…