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Friday, January 27, 2006

Of Dawgs, hamsters and hard drives

Puppy Jefferson adoring his best friend, Alphie, a golden retriever.

An anecdote from another dog owner:

I used to have a 140 lb Akita and he used to play/tolerate my in-law's yappy little Cairn Terrier.

The Terrier would run around and around Kashi, yapping and nipping all the while. Kashi would attempt to remain aloof, dignified, and long-suffering.

Finally, inevitably--Kashi would take his catcher's-mitt-sized paw and bat the offender across the yard. Then it would start all over again.

You had to be there.

When hamsters compute. This is someone's house pet posed with a Hitachi microdrive. The drives, with 1-inch diameter platters, were invented in 1999 by IBM, but didn't find a mass market until the arrival of iPod Minis. It is unclear whether gerbils or guinea pigs can actually take advantage of the technology.

(Credit: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies)


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