Friday, March 30, 2012

The Next Amazing Thing in Music: Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition - UK version - YouTube


You have to see this.
Make sure you follow the video until "Shy Boy" starts to sing. Incredible.






Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition - UK version - YouTube:

Hat tip to Egils.

Lenovo in China with the Legacy of IBM Set to Replace HP and Dell as Number One in Global PC Market Share in 2013: Innovative and Nimble, with a Touch of Mao


Chuck Salter at FastCompany.com
reports on the phenomenal rise of China's No. 1 PC seller
Lenovo
in Protect And Attack: Lenovo's New Strategy.

A rave like the following is worth checking out:
"Stateside, Lenovo is best known as the outfit that came out of nowhere to buy IBM's PC division and ThinkPad brand in 2005....
Lenovo is a company the likes of which we've never seen. It is a product of Communist China (the government still owns 36% of its parent, Legend Holdings).... Lenovo is redefining "Made in China," producing the industry's highest-quality machines; it ranked No. 1 in the 2011 Computer Reliability Report, ahead of Apple and HP...." [emphasis added]
The Wikipedia has the following graph at Market share of leading PC vendors:

Global PC Market Share - 2006-2011



Global PC Market Share by Units, Percent. 2006-2011.
Rank 2006 [2] 2007 [3] 2008 [4] 2009 [5] 2010 [6] 2011 [7]
1 Dell 15.9 HP 18.2 HP 18.4 HP 19.3 HP 17.9 HP 17.2
2 HP 15.9 Dell 14.3 Dell 14.3 Acer 13.0 Dell 12.9 Lenovo 13.0
3 Lenovo 7.0 Acer 8.9 Acer 11.1 Dell 12.2 Acer 12.0 Dell 12.1
4 Acer 5.8 Lenovo 7.4 Lenovo 7.2 Lenovo 8.1 Lenovo 9.7 Acer 11.2
5 Toshiba 3.8 Toshiba 4.0 Toshiba 4.5 Toshiba 5.1 Toshiba 5.4 ASUS 5.9
Others
51.6
47.1
44.5
42.3
42.1
40.7

In 2009 Lenovo had a global PC market share of 11.2% less than HP, in 2010 a market share of 8.2% less than than HP and in 2011 a market share of 4.2% less than HP, so that if that furious trend continues, Lenovo should reach a global top market share early in the year 2013, if not sooner.

Lenovo can send us one of their new PCs or notebooks for review at any time. We will try it out and compare it to the Lenovo we already have, the desktop B510 IdeaCentre, a terrific desktop PC at an unbeatable price.
This is not an ad. It is our honest opinion.


Affordable Care Act Faced with Nation's Most Conservative U.S. Supreme Court in Modern History


Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight at the New York Times may have it right in Supreme Court May Be Most Conservative in Modern History

which does not bide well for the ultimate Supreme Court decision on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act,
which, from the sad "broccoli" course of oral arguments,
looks like it will go strictly according to the political leanings of the Justices, rather than according to the precedents of the law.

This is sad news for America.
A confused nation which desperately needs to go forward, is going backwards.

In terms of the average longevity of its populaton,
America currently ranks 50th in the world.
In 10 years, without Obamacare,
if the USA ranks above 100th, it will be lucky.

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