Less than a handful left...|
| #6: See CBC: First World War vet honoured at funeral|
Paul Métivier died at 104 in 2004.
#5: See CBC: First World War veteran dies at 106
Clare Laking, 106, died at Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre on Saturday.
"Mr. Laking's passing leaves only four Canadian veterans from the Great War," the hospital said in a news release issued Sunday.
#4: See CBC: Veteran of 'Great War' will be missed
One of Canada's last veterans of the First World War, William 'Duke' Procter, has died. He was 106.
The surviving veterans:
With the passing of Mr. Procter and Mr. Laking, Canada has only three known surviving Veterans of the First World War:
Microsoft-watch.com: Microsoft Denies Changes in Vista Graphics|
"Because WPF is largely written in managed code on the common language runtime, it never ran in kernel mode. There are elements of WPF (called the MIL) that are written in unmanaged code, but that code also largely runs (and always has run) in user mode. Insofar as WPF needs to touch kernel mode stuff (e.g., drivers), it interacts with them through the existing DirectX APIs. The user mode and kernel mode aspects of the WPF architecture haven't changed,"
So WPF was never in kernel mode, so it's not like MS is moving it out of the kernel in the first place. Lame tech reporter at techworld.com.
Globe and Mail: 'It's going to be a great trial,' Black says|
“I think you can figure out what's going on here,” Lord Black said as he left a Chicago courtroom yesterday after pleading not guilty to charges of racketeering, money laundering, obstruction of justice and fraud. He declined further comment other than to say “Merry Christmas to all of you. It's going to be a great trial” before stepping into a silver Cadillac SUV which whisked him to the airport.
Anandtech: ATI's Avivo Update - so why do we need the ATI GPU???|
So all the hype from ATI and they're not even using the 'power' of their GPU to do the transcoding. You'd think Intel or AMD would/could have done something like this. I know Intel has some software to do JPEG compression/decompression using SIMD instructions.
NY Times: Beating Malaria Means Understanding Mosquitoes|
| Ahhh. The old 80/20 rule in effect again.|
In Africa, 20 percent of the children get 80 percent of the bites from malarial mosquitoes, and an understanding of this could be central to controlling the deadly disease.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Dumbledore DIES|
| Wikipedia saved me about 10 hours of reading...|