Archive for: February, 2009

Things I Can’t Stand About The iPhone

Feb 28 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I think there are definitely more than 8… but this is a decent start… ๐Ÿ™‚

The iPhone is like the bacon-wrapped scallop of the mobile world. Both are quite visually pleasing relative to their peers, easy to use, and generally liked by the masses. Spend a little too much time with either, however, and you start to see the flaws. With the scallops, the grease and animal fat that was oh-so delicious on the way down begins to clog your arteries and slow your saunter. With the iPhone, the interface that seemed oh-so-polished when it first met your fingertips begins to show signs of oversight and imperfection.

8 Little Things We Still Canโ€™t Stand About the iPhone

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Extreme Makeover: Server Room Edition

Feb 27 2009 Published by under Ramblings

My inner-geek loves this spoof… hah!

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Jeff Bezos on Daily Show

Feb 24 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Jeff Bezos visits Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

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Most awesome-est presentation at TED 2009

Feb 23 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Of all the presentations I sat through this year at TED in Long Beach, this was probably the coolest technology related one:

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High-speed video of Lightening

Feb 23 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I think its crazy that lightening contiues to kill 60 people a year on average in the US…

New high-speed video cameras are helping reveal the structure of lightning, allowing scientists to study these deadly bolts of electricity in much greater detail than ever before.

High-speed video captures the nuts and bolts of lightning

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Worlds most over-engineered pencil sharpener

Feb 22 2009 Published by under Ramblings

CNC lathe pencil sharpener:

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Bluetooth Headset Hacking

Feb 20 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Your bluetooth headset is NOT secure… just watch this howto video:


How To Hack Bluetooth Headsets

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The UP Experience at Tony’s

Feb 19 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Vitamin Pill Controversy

Feb 19 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I admit it, I take some vitamins… maybe I should stop?

Ever since the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Linus Pauling first promoted โ€œmegadosesโ€ of essential nutrients 40 years ago, Americans have been devoted to their vitamins. Today about half of all adults use some form of dietary supplement, at a cost of $23 billion a year.

But are vitamins worth it? In the past few years, several high-quality studies have failed to show that extra vitamins, at least in pill form, help prevent chronic disease or prolong life.

Vitamin Pills: A False Hope?

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32gigs for only $40

Feb 13 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Sony Product

Feb 11 2009 Published by under Ramblings

The latest from Sony…

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Fixing jetlag with blue light therapy

Feb 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Tweaking WinXP

Feb 07 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I don’t know if these actually improve the performance of XP, but its probably worth trying…

Windows XP is made up of a bunch of different applications running side by side. These applications are broken down into services, DLL files, and registry entries. Before I get a bunch emails, I know itโ€™s far more complex than this but I am trying to keep it simple. Today we are going to focus in on some default XP services that are completely useless, or close to it. These services run in the background and take up memory, so disabling some of them will increase the amount of available memory in your system.

The ultimate guide to tweaking useless Windows XP services

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From TED University: How to grow your own fresh air

Feb 06 2009 Published by under Ramblings

I actually missed this talk after misreading the schedule… but I heard it was great:

The Discovery:
With only three varieties of plants, we can โ€œgrow our own fresh airโ€ indoors, to keep us healthy.

How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air – TED 2009

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Triple access points per location

Feb 05 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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TED 2009 – Bill Gates interviewed with a Mac

Feb 04 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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TED 2009 in Long Beach

Feb 04 2009 Published by under Ramblings

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Scientist Teleport Particles a Few Meters

Feb 03 2009 Published by under Ramblings

More progress on teleportation… this time – for real.

Teleportation is no longer science fiction. If that information is hard to swallow check this out: A U.S. science team has successfully teleported a bunch of Ytterbium metal ions across their laboratory. For real.

Scientist Teleport Particles a Few Meters, Beaming Up Kirk Still Far Off

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2009 Super Bowl Ads

Feb 02 2009 Published by under Ramblings

USA Today has all the Super Bowl ads in one place to watch… they’re even set up on a playlist so you can watch them back to back…

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RFID Cloning

Feb 02 2009 Published by under Ramblings

Cloning passport card RFIDs in bulk for under $250

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