Daily News #000

Melting Away Defects on Microchips via Melting Microchip Defects May Extend Moore’s Law on Slashdot.
Zebra Striping: Does it Really Help? via Do Zebra Stripes Actually Help? on Slashdot:

Many believe that zebra stripes aid the reader by guiding the eye along the row. However, despite being in use in both paper and electronic mediums for almost half a century, there is practically no evidence that it actually assists users in this way.

This is actually one I’ve been putting some thought into for the web. My hypothesis is that it can help if a few UI tweaks are made (most likely via javascript).

Up to 300 Megawatt Worth of Keepalive Messages to be Saved by IPv6? via IPv6 would save 300 Megawatts ? on Planet Debian. To summarize this one, the increasing use of NAT, especially for mobile devices, means keepalive messages must be sent periodically (the connection is poked to ensure it remains active). For mobile devices that means shorter battery life, but it also means more energy use overall.

Eh, got sidetracked by the primary results; next time I’ll try to cover more than three items. North Carolina went strong for Senator Obama while Indiana went weak for Senator Clinton. Is she done yet?

I don’t think she is. One of the Kosers put it pretty well saying that the delegates plus superdelegates garnered from this race will likely put Obama on the green for Oregon. He’ll just have to make that putt. That’s May 20, 2008. Two weeks.