Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Dad at Comedy Barn
Internet Help Desk
Triumph the Insulting Dog vs. Star Wars Geeks
If you have any suggestions for ones that you think are better, please include a link to it in the comments area. If I agree with your opinion I will post them in my blog.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Rumors are flying about a possible Google OS. As always, time will tell if they're true.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
When Dr. Don Pettit lived aboard the International Space Station in 2002, he became known for his "Saturday Morning Science" sessions, during which he would demonstrate really cool, simple microgravity experiments.
Earlier this month, Pettit returned to space, this time as member of space shuttle Endeavour's crew on a mission to upgrade the outpost. After 10 days of hard work, the STS-126 crew got some time off Sunday morning and Pettit took the opportunity to film a special episode of Saturday, err, Sunday Morning Science.
In his video, which he later narrated for Mission Control, Dr. Pettit demonstrated his take on a zero-gravity coffee cup...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
If you never received your economic stimulus, you might want to check out this article. The November 28th deadline is approaching.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I have some friends going through this right now, and here is a great article with how to deal with this type of harassment.
One of the best ads I have seen in a little while. Here is a short synopsis: An office worker gets into a waterslide, which he rides on his commute home. During his journey, the commuter, uses his Barclaycard to swipe his way through subway system gates and buy groceries.
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Every now and then I have to rent a car. I always decline the damage protection options that they try to up-sell you, but I sometimes wonder if I am making a mistake. The credit card I use is suppose to have coverage for renting cars, but I never thought about the limitations of the it until I read this article.
- Check the limitations of the coverage offered by your primary insurance and credit card on rental cars. Make sure that you are properly covered incase of an accident.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
TruthOrFiction.com reports: "A series of videos showing young people apparently popping popcorn with their cell phones. Four cell phones are arranged facing each other on the top of a table. In the center of the cell phones are several kernels of unpopped popcorn. The cell phones are called at the same time and as they begin to ring, the kernels pop."
Read the article for more information.
Monday, October 06, 2008
From the Onion: A recent election poll indicates vegan independents and skydiving widowers are among the groups that will have a major impact in November. (note: a small part of the video is a little PG-13)
A very funny commercial created by the Centraal Beheer Achmea in the Netherlands. For the most part it should be fairly self explanatory. Although I may need to provide a little background, the guy is waiting for his flight instructor (who is late) to take his first lesson in flying a glider.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
Although before Firefox there is another browser called Opera that seems to always be setting trends in the background. Although, it never really made huge waves as far as market share.
Much later, Apple wanting more of the browser market so they released a Windows version of Safari. I have to admit I have personally never tried it, and never have really heard too much good or bad news about it in the press.
With all these choices, I wonder if people are just getting tired of this all. I only use I.E. and Firefox, and as much as I like Google products, there would have to be real compelling reason for me to change. Although, I might try Chrome out of curiosity to see if I like it.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here is a light, flexible, and strong e-book reader designed for business workers to avoid having to carry papers and books everywhere with them. The product also features some inking capability (a limited ability to mark up documents).
One of the problems with the technology will be the time and effort required to scan the documents electronically to carry them with you. Although, this can be avoided if the documents are printed to PDF instead paper to begin with.
Monday, September 15, 2008
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
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Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Sequel is also up. Don't miss it! This is not a trick that was taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She's three now. She plays only when the mood strikes her, which is usually several time a times a day for short periods.
Something to aware when you use online banks. You have to be careful when you input your account information.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
An international group of designers and graduate students believe it is, saying that they believe they can modernize a 'TV computer,' available for $12 on the street in India, by adding Internet access and other features while keeping the price affordable."
Computing in third world countries is going old school. I have to admit that this is a good idea, but they really need to make sure that they standardize the hardware and software platform.
Otherwise you just end up with a lot of competing standards, and everyone will be frustrated because people might not have the right hardware or OS to run the software they want.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
FASTRA is a low-cost supercomputer with standard gaming hardware. The system consists of four dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards, it costs less than $6,000 (or 4000 Euro) to build. Using NVIDIA's CUDA technology this machine delivers roughly the same performance as a supercomputer cluster consisting of hundreds of PCs!
Friday, August 01, 2008
Mike Mangold's winning run at the 2007 Red Bull Air Race in Istanbul.
IMHO: This guy does some amazing flying...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Are you looking for an environmental friendly way to carry home your groceries? Check out this video on furoshiki. The techniques shown are very interesting, its pretty amazing what you can do square with piece of cloth.
According to a poster on the site: "This is actually being promoted by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, as Japan is one of the biggest users of plastic bags, and are encouraging their citizens to adopt the "old ways" again. Here's a link to a nice PDF that shows many more types of techniques: http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html"
For more information on furoshiki, check out the following site (http://furoshiki.com) for more techniques.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
When Tauren are bored with fighting monsters and Alliance, they like to frequent pubs for some light drinking. Of course, when that drinking gets a little too heavy and a fellow gets drunk, who knows what will happen to him while he is passed out cold? It's best not to wear a kilt when drinking.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Here are some new super efficient cars all competing for the $10 million dollar automotive X-Price. The three cars are the 'Air Car', the 'Fuel Vapor Car', the 'VentureOne (aka Carver three wheeled vehicle)' and the 'Hybrid Attack'.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Monday, June 30, 2008
It was a fairly reasonable request, so the company's executives signed a new lease and prepared to move. There was, however, just one, small hitch. The nice little server room they built in the back of their office - equipped with air conditioning units, ventilation, dedicated power, backup power, and so on - could not be relocated."
Read the article to find out what happens, its definitely worth it (the picture is priceless).
At its meeting in Paris, ICANN, a not-for-profit organization that oversees the naming scheme for Web sites, voted to accept a proposal that will allow companies to purchase new top-level domain names ending in whatever they like."
Get ready for a new set of Top Level Domain (TLD) names (i.e.: .com, .org, .net, etc.) This could turn out to be a gold rush for new TLD domain names or a major devaluation of all the existing prized ones in the existing TLD space.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The AquaBuOY is a floating buoy structure that converts the kinetic energy of the vertical motion of oncoming waves into clean electricity.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Clarity. It's the name Honda has given its production fuel cell car, and it's a name you'll want to remember. After years of having fuel cell prototypes in the hands of fleets and even paying customers, Honda makes good on its commitment to a hydrogen future. The 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show was the venue for the introduction of the FCX Clarity, an Accord-sized sedan with styling based on the FCX Concept from a few years ago that promises to "enable levels of performance room, comfort and dynamic styling previous unattainable in a fuel cell car.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Its gross but really interesting...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
You could have knocked us over with a feather. Of course, it would have to be a darn big feather."
I have been covering the new iPhone 3G in my Windows Mobile Tips blog, but I wanted to make sure that I had a reference in this blog as well.
The new iPhone 3G is more evolutionary then revolutionary, but its definitely worth checking out. Its the first version of the iPhone that I would consider using, but I doubt if I would buy one (you would have to know me to understand my logic otherwise you would be reading a 25 page dissertation about my views).
Its interesting, if this was done about any particular race, gender or group it would be considered politically incorrect. So why does it seem to be politically correct to bash men in general?
Watch the videos in the article to see what I am talking about.
Here is a Boeing 737 trying to land with some of its landing gear jammed. In the first landing attempt the pilot tries to dislodge it by bouncing the plane, when that doesn't fix the problem he has to land it any way he can...
Saturday, June 14, 2008
BMW's latest concept car called GINA is the most revolutionary car body I have ever seen. It has a fabric material over a moveable wire mesh frame that allows the shape of the car body to change. Underneath the fabric material which covers the body there is a light aluminum subframe with moveable electric hydraulic controls.
Friday, June 13, 2008
There were rumors of this technology being used in the first Gulf War. I read a small article in Time magazine that talked about a network virus that was inserted into a printer's firmware that shutdown the network.
Although, I later read that this might be a hoax. If it's true or not that doesn't matter because the concept is realistic. Here is a post that I found that talks about it.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
ford-nucleon-atomic-carFord Nucleon was one of those dreams, a nuclear powered car that was supposed to travel for 5,000 miles without a recharge. The nuclear car project was announced in 1957 by Ford, and it was a futuristic looking vehicle with an incredibly efficient fuel mileage, thanks to the small atomic fission reactor fitted in the trunk."
I remember reading an article or seeing a show that briefly talked about this car. I had a conversation with a friend tonight and we were talking about it. So before I forgot, I thought I would post a link to it just in case anyone might be curious.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I have read too many scary things about sugar substitutes, so I stopped using them. Although, Stevia looks promising to me.
If the future of gas is going to be $10 a gallon then we need a public transportation system. Read what the future have have in store for us.
We need to start investing in upgrading our public transit systems now rather then later. Although, if the price of oil falls we will return to our old ways...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Read the article for more information about this software, or view the video sample below to see it in action.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Want a glimpse of what new movies to expect over the next couple of years, then check out this article.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Looking for a free credit report monitoring service. Well at least it will be free for six months. Check out the article to learn more.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Personally I found the video pretty amazing. Although, they do have to train the car before it can do this automatically
Below is a brief list of some of the items available.
- ANTLIX LOLLIPOP
- CHOCOLATE COVERED GIANT ANTS
- CHOCOLATE COVERED SCORPION
- GIANT HORNET'S HONEY
- GIANT TOASTED LEAFCUTTER ANTS
- and more...
earthquake hit and shakes for three minutes with the entire church crashing down?"
There are some really interesting shots on this page. I am pretty sure the bride and groom appreciated these candid shots of them. ;-)
Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at http://johnnylee.net.
Multitouch Mini (MTmini) a Cheap Multitouch Pad
MTmini discussion thread: http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread...
- Cardboard Box
- Piece of Clear Flat Sturdy Material (ie. Glass, acrylic, plexiglas)
- Paper (ie. printer paper, tracing paper, almost any paper)
- Webcam or Video Camera (I use a Philips SPC900NC)
- Computer (dual core recommended, but not needed)
- Optional Picture Frame
Finger Tracking Software
- Touchlib: http://nuigroup.com/touchlib
- Set touchlib to use front illumination xml file.
- -Windows Mousedriver: http://nuigroup.com/touchlib
- -Smoke Demo: http://nuigroup.com/touchlib
- -MultiKey Application: http://ssandler.wordpress.com/my-soft...
- Photo Application
- Wall Pong Game
- Physics Demo
For this to work, all you need is a room with (at least) some light. The results will be best when the room lighting is even (no bright lights shinning from one direction onto the multitouch pad).
When you place you fingers on the surface, shadows are created where your fingers are. The webcam sees these shadows and sends the image to the tracking software which tracks the shadows as they move around. It's really that simple!
For more information, visit:
- http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/1 731/
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Here is a video of the flashlight cooking an egg.
It's ironic in this age of globalization, but it's true: Some of the world's best digital devices stay at home. Regardless of whether the maker is too small for exporting or vendors don't think it will sell overseas, the result is the same: You can't buy it here."
We have some great gadgets here in the U.S., but there are several that will never reach our shore. Check out this article to see some of the gadgets that you can't buy here.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It has been amazing to see William Shatner trying to reinvent himself. Although he never seems to escape that he plays Capitan James T. Kirk of the Star Ship Enterprise. I wish him well, but I know I will have a hard time seeing him as anything else.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Originally built in 1901, this walkway now serves as an approach to Makinodromo, the famous climbing sector of El Chorro.
IMHO: I would not personally be able to make this video, so to me that is what makes it so amazing...
I was literally thinking about this subject the other day while paying $4+ per gallon for regular gasoline when filling up my vehicle. I was wondering if a locking gas cap would really stop someone from stealing my fuel or would they just pry it off.
This article shows the beginning of how far criminals are really willing to go to steal gas.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Watch the official video for "Pork and Beans" from Weezer starring some familiar YouTube faces. New Self-Titled "Red Album" out June 3rd, 2008!
IMHO: I have never been a big fan of posting music videos, but since Weezer is paying homage to some Internet video icon I thought it was okay.
Friday, May 23, 2008
I just made it to the forth level with my Paladin character, it only took an hour and half or so. I was told that you make it through the first ten levels very quickly, then it starts getting harder.
Note: There are "!" (exclamation marks) at the bottom of the screen to tell you what to do, or why something is happening. Until you're comfortable with the dynamics of the WOW world, I would heed the information.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
If you're an experienced first person game player the controls should be easy, what is hard to master is the dynamics of the games (understand all the weapons, armor, what to attack, etc...).
Like anything if want to become good at it, you have to practice, practice, and practice some more. If you want to get good at WOW you need to get ready to make the time commitment, otherwise you're wasting your time.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It will be overwhelming at first, but like anything you have to learn to crawl to walk then run. In WOW you will be doing a lot of walking, running and fighting...
"What doesn't kill us [you] makes us [you] stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche. This quote should be the mantra of WOW.
There is only one way to fail in WOW like life. You need to remind yourself to "Never give up. Never surrender." (a lot of people attribute that quote to the movie Galaxy Quest, but I not sure if that is where it originally came from).
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Millions of people have been playing online games for years and maybe decades before me. I have personally played many different types of off-line games (like Zork) to some online early text-based MUDs (Multi-User Dungeon, Domain or Dimension).
The following entries will be my online journal of my advantures. You might ask why try to keep an online journal, well this will be a 1st person perspective of a total noob to WOW.
Day 1 - The installation
I was shocked that the installation required 4 CDs just to start the game. Then after I logged in for the first time after creating my account I had to download a 490MB+ update. Then after I logged in for the second time I had to download another 490MB+ update. I am on my third download, this time 900MB+. Oh joy, more patches, this time 5MB, 15MB. At last I can begin playing.
For those of you left who have never played WOW before (like myself), make sure that you set aside about 3 hours for this installation. I would also ask a friend to introduce you to the basics of this new world.
Below are some basic concepts that you will need to understand when starting to play WOW:
- First you select your Realm, which is a server on which you play. Each realm is the same as the others in terms of geography. Although some focus on player-vs-player (PVP) combat, while others focus on player-vs-environment (PVE), and role playing.
- Second, you select your character attributes, which includes factions (Horde [montsters] or Alliance [humanoid]), race, gender and class.
Monday, May 19, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
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If you're an X-Files fan, check out the video on this site.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
In 1945 the Nazis fled to the moon. In 2018 they are coming back.
Note: The film is in pre-production and thus the teaser does not contain any actual footage from the film. It is meant as a demonstration of the style and feeling of the film.
On his way to work one day, Joel (Bodhi Elfman) is impaled through the chest by a three-foot arrow. But it doesn't harm him. And it won't come out. So Joel has to learn to deal -- both with his newfound protrusion and his own painful loneliness. He tries to go to work, to date women, but no one seems ready to accept his strange flaw. Little does he know, his life is about to change forever...
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
New ways to move using the web...
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville said it was a “fiasco” that only 3 per cent of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV."
I guess technology is not the answer to all the world's problems... ;-)
This seems like a cool new technology, but I still like wind turbines more. I think the greatest problem with this technology is the density in which you can place the devices next to each other without crashing into one another.
Monday, May 05, 2008
It's a model of social insurance that is used in many wealthy countries. But it's definitely not 'socialized medicine.' Eighty percent of Japan's hospitals are privately owned — more than in the United States — and almost every doctor's office is a private business."
There are several socialized heathcare plans out there, and some are better then others. I don't pretend to know which one is the best, but I do know that heathcare should be a human right and not a benefit for those who can pay for it.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Algae to be Refined Into Cost-Effective, Non-Polluting Biodiesel
Can algae -- the green slime that forms on the top of stagnant pools -- reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be the source of a new renewable bio-fuel? The Holy Grail in the renewable energy sector has been to create a clean, green process which uses only light, water and air to create fuel.
Vertigro Energy is a joint venture between Global Green Solutions and Valcent Products. Vertigro's algae-to-biofuel technology mass produces algae and extracts algae oil. This oil can be refined into a cost-effective, non-polluting diesel biofuel. The algae derived fuel will be an energy efficient replacement for fossil fuels and can be used in any diesel powered vehicle or machinery. In addition, 90% by weight of the algae is captured carbon dioxide, which is "sequestered" by this process, contributing significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
The Vertigro technology was developed in response to a huge unsatisfied demand for vegetable oil feedstock by biodiesel refiners and marketers. Biodiesel, in 2000, was the only alternative fuel in the United States to have successfully completed the Environmental Protection Agency required Tier I and Tier II health effects testing under the Clean Air Act. A U.S. Department of Energy study has shown that the production and use of biodiesel, compared to petroleum diesel, resulted in a 78.5% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
For more information, please visit: www.valcent.net
Here are some great general tips for saving gas and saving money...
A Rubens Tube is a classic physics demonstration. The device is simply a tube with a source of propane on one side, a speaker on the other, and a bunch of holes along the length. When the speaker outputs certain tones, the sound waves bouncing around the inside of the tube set up standing waves with areas of high and low pressure. The higher pressure areas force propane out faster and makes a larger flame.
"Still Alive" is a song with lots of sustained, computer generated tones that happen to be of the right frequency to react with our tube.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This is the coolest unicycle ever...
Monday, April 28, 2008
After all, why take a car? CNN filmed people paying for gas yesterday like it was news!
So, without further ado here are the five best places for you to be shacked up on this planet if you want to have somebody else take you from place to place."
It was good to see that U.S. has two of the best mass transit systems according to the article. The U.S. has fallen behind in a lot of areas these days, especially mass transportation.
I need to finally give up my use plastic bags and water bottles. I think I will finally breakdown and buy my own reusable shopping bags. Read the article if you want to feel guilty...
Saturday, April 26, 2008
This video gives a good introduction to how inefficient modern cars are and suggest how they can be made more efficient.
Friday, April 25, 2008
With the high cost of gas, the weak dollar, and the economy going into recession we need to learn how to save more money. This article shows you how to clip coupons electronically.
I have been pretty disappointed with the movies I have seen so far this year, but summer looks very exciting.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I wrote the original article a few years back, and its turned out to be one of the most popular articles on my site. I don't like to rehash old content, and I should have released this on April fool's day, but no use crying over spilt milk. A lot of the text below is from the original article, but I have added new content and updated some of the older content.
I have to admit I love to play a good practical joke on my friends as long as its harmless. The problem is, how do you make sure that you don't hurt the victim, computer, or its data.
Below are a few suggestions for some computer practical jokes. If you have any other suggestions, please post them in the comments:
Notes: Perform these practical jokes at your own risk, I am not responsible for the results. I would never recommend using any of these tricks then leaving the victim to their own devices. You should stay close, hopefully laugh with them, then help them to undo what you did.
Keyboards and Mice:
- Remove the ball from the computer's mouse on the older mechanical mouse. If its the newer optical mouse, stick a small piece of tape over the optical sensor.
- Unplug the mouse and/or keyboard from the back of the computer. If its a wireless keyboard or mouse remove the batteries from the device.
- If several people in your office use wireless keyboards and mice and they are in close proximity to each other, you can reprogram the wireless receivers, to pickup the other user's keyboard and/or mouse.
- This trick is just mean, and can be a little tricky to reverse. Remap the computer keyboard to Dovark layout.
- From the Start menu open the Control Panel folder
- Open the 'Regional and Language Options' applet
- Click the 'Keyboards and Languages' tab, then press the 'Change Keyboards...' button
- Press the 'Add' button
- Check 'United States-Dvorak' then press the OK button.
- Under 'Default input language' section at the top of the 'Text Services and Input Languages' dialog, select the 'United States-Dvorak' option
- Press the OK button
- Almost every computer is a rat's nest of cables, removing or unpluging the right cable (power, network, keyboard, etc.) can cause frustration for the computer user.
- Any good computer user will have a surge suppressor power strip where their computer is plugged into. Some of these power strips have a breaker, sometimes they manually allow you to blow the breaker. This will basically make the power strip a useless piece of junk until the breaker is reset. (Warning: make sure that all the equipment is off before you blow the breaker)
- This is a cool little trick, its called the 'Broken LCD Screen'. All you have to do is replace the background of your victims desktop, and it looks like they have a broken LCD screen.
- Open up MS Paint (under Start menu | All Programs | Accessories)
- From the File menu select Open. Then paste the following URL into the file name field: http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3028/crackedscreen1920x12802mj.jpg
- From the File menu, select 'Save As Background (Stretched)'
- This trick will drive the end-user mad, they will try to click on the desktop and believe the computer is frozen when nothing works. I have seen people reboot their computer several times before they figured out what is wrong. Use with caution, save all the user's work before using this trick.
- Take a screen shot of the computer's desktop (press PrtSc screen button). You might want to try taking the screen shot with open application windows, it might add to the realism.
- Then open a graphics program like MS Paint (under Start menu | All Programs | Accessories) and Paste the image into the application. Save the file into the C:\WINDOWS\ directory as a bitmap file (.BMP) and set it as the desktop background. (Note: if you're using MS Paint there is a command under the File menu to do this.)
- Then remove the icons from the users desktop, put them in a another folder under the user's 'My Document' folder. Or, you can right-click an empty space on the user's desktop, and uncheck 'Arrange Icons By > Show Desktop Icons' (Note: you may have to cycle through [press Alt-Tab] an application that fills the screen to force the desktop to refresh it self)
- For extra realism, you can hide the taskbar at bottom of the screen. (Hover the mouse over the top edge of the bar until you see the up/down arrow, then click and drag the taskbar to the bottom of the screen)
- Turn the speaker volume up real loud on their computer and walk away.
- Try playing with the computer settings, such as the monitor, cursor, mouse and keyboard configuration in the Control Panels.
- Change the startup or other event sounds (such as changing the new mail sound, to something like the sound of someone passing gas [you know what I mean])
- Embed the following link into an email, and send it to your friends (http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/891/3dtetris8yi.swf). I promise they will hate you after you send it.
- Phantom Keystroker: Attach this evil prank device to your victim's computer and it makes random mouse movements and types out odd garbage text and phrases.
- Annoy-a-tron: A little device designed to annoy people with a nearly undetectable intermittent beep. This device has a magnet attached, so it can be placed on any metal surface.
Several of these technologies listed in this presentation given by Gartner may sound new and cool, but many of them are older then you think. For example, augmented reality is probably the grand father of these concepts (roughly about 20+ years). Then you have concepts like Ubiquitous Computing, and virtualization (both roughly about 10+ years).
Friday, April 18, 2008
Law professor Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization. By disrupting traditional economic production, copyright law and established competition, they're paving the way for a new set of economic laws, where empowered individuals are put on a level playing field with industry giants.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The problem with battery technologies is that advances in this area are painfully slow.