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Arizona Hot

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #125 on: January 02, 2014, 01:21:18 AM »
Float Levitating Table.jpgInteresting "stuff"    iFingerLock - Fingerprint Padlock.jpgInteresting "stuff"    Programmable Tattoo System.jpgInteresting "stuff"     Remote-controlled paper airplane.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Float Levitating Table

iFingerLock - Fingerprint Padlock

Programmable Tattoo System

Remote-controlled paper airplane
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #126 on: January 03, 2014, 05:53:32 PM »
HYDROFILL - Desktop Hydrogen Refueling Station.jpg    - MiniPak Handheld Portable Fuel Cell Power Charger.jpg

HYDROFILL - Desktop Hydrogen Refueling Station

Does anyone here have a device that uses more power than it's battery can supply in a day?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #127 on: January 03, 2014, 06:29:22 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)     (see attachment in previous post)
HYDROFILL - Desktop Hydrogen Refueling Station

Does anyone here have a device that uses more power than it's battery can supply in a day?

At the risk of sounding clueless... are we including things like older iPhones and iPads? Both of those will drill down the battery with use in like four hours! When they try to keep the program states, they burn the battery sitting idle in just over a day.


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #128 on: January 03, 2014, 08:08:02 PM »
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... consumers can generate hydrogen and store it in a solid form automatically in HydroStik cartridges.

Quite a feat, must be one hell of a cooling system in that little thing.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #129 on: January 08, 2014, 12:14:00 PM »
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Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will all offer 4K streaming in the future. Vizio just unveiled a 50-inch 4K TV that will sell for the relatively low price of $999. All signs point to this technology jumping from the show room to the living room. The only problem? Americans might need to get rid of their VCRs first.

Yes, the majority of Americans still own a VCR, according to a Gallup poll released during CES. In fact, at 58 percent, more Americans own a VCR than own a desktop computer (57 percent) or tablet (38 percent).

Forget 4K TVs Most Americans still own a VCR - NBCNews.com

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2014, 12:32:54 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #131 on: January 09, 2014, 04:59:39 PM »
YubiKey.jpg

Fingerprint Sensors, Iris Scanners, and Other Gadgets to Kill the Password Emerge at CES

My opinion is that one of these days if you're not careful enough; you'll wake up with no body, no knowledge of how you got there, and a compulsion to do something despite all circumstances.  Some of you have experienced something like this after a big party. Some may have experienced the nightmare before we can make human-derived AIs(You did wake up, didn't you?)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #133 on: January 11, 2014, 08:06:10 PM »
Intel Edison PC.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Intel Edison PC may be smaller than an SD card but it packs a punch

What's next? A computer you can lose if you sneeze on it? A computer you need a magnifying glass to see(the Dust model)? At this rate, sometime in the future, computer viruses will literally infect YOU!

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« Reply #134 on: January 11, 2014, 09:02:40 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #135 on: January 17, 2014, 08:18:03 PM »
95% of ATM machines still use Windows XP, and will be exposed to vulnerabilities after April 8.jpg

95% of ATM machines still use Windows XP, and will be exposed to vulnerabilities after April 8

Think about this the next time you use one. Or does everyone here bank inside or use Bitcoin for everything?
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #136 on: January 17, 2014, 08:21:26 PM »
Alien moon artifact.jpg

What is this mystery object spotted on Google Moon? Bizarre wedge-shaped 'craft' appears on the lunar surface

It can be found on the Google Moon viewer at coordinates 22042'38.46N and 142034'44.52E.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2014, 06:50:59 PM »
It can be found on the Google Moon viewer at coordinates 22042'38.46N and 142034'44.52E.
Is that Tycho by any chance?  Any magnetic anomalies reported?
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #139 on: January 22, 2014, 07:10:02 AM »
fedex'.jpg

Do you see the arrow between the "E" and "x" ? I had never noticed it before.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #140 on: January 22, 2014, 01:04:32 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Do you see the arrow between the "E" and "x" ? I had never noticed it before.

th.jpg

Ever notice how the overall outline is also shaped somewhat like a delivery truck? 8)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #141 on: January 22, 2014, 01:30:20 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Do you see the arrow between the "E" and "x" ? I had never noticed it before.

I've read it was intentional, but if so, I think it's a bit understated...

is it clearer here:

fedex.jpg

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #142 on: January 22, 2014, 07:48:26 PM »
tostitos.jpg

The 2nd and 3rd "T's" are two people sharing (or fighting over) a tortilla over a bowl of salsa.
 

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #143 on: January 23, 2014, 02:41:14 AM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #144 on: January 23, 2014, 02:58:49 AM »
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Shape's co-founders came up with the notion of using polymorphism against the bad guys. Shape's technology doesn't bother trying to detect botnet activity. Instead, it continually scrambles the exchange of information taking place between a Web server and a Web site visitor, be it a legit user or a malicious bot.

Can Shape Security revolutionize web defense?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #145 on: January 23, 2014, 03:31:02 AM »
Because of the FUD, expense and setup of transitioning to Windows 7(let alone Win Eight), many people will turn to Linux. But, which Linux? Will may people try the Linux below?  Does anyone here know much about it first hand?

RoboLinux.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Welcome to RoboLinux

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #146 on: January 23, 2014, 09:54:30 AM »
Because of the FUD, expense and setup of transitioning to Windows 7(let alone Win Eight), many people will turn to Linux. But, which Linux? Will may people try the Linux below?  Does anyone here know much about it first hand?
 (see attachment in previous post)
Welcome to RoboLinux

This is the phrase that's bothering me:
"...what if you could also run all your Windows applications natively inside Linux?"

How is that even possible?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #147 on: January 23, 2014, 10:27:01 AM »
This is the phrase that's bothering me:
"...what if you could also run all your Windows applications natively inside Linux?"

How is that even possible?

I think he probably meant 'seamlessly' rather than 'natively.' Hyperbole aside, some of the grammar and vocabulary found on the website, plus some unusual turns of phrase, make me almost suspect whoever wrote it didn't grow up speaking American-English.

What I have trouble with is this part below - which implies this situaion is unique to Robolinux rather than being the case for virtually any other modern mainstream desktop distro.

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simply take a few minutes to download the Robolinux operating system by clicking on the "Download Now" button above. Then simply burn our image file you just downloaded to a disk and load it into your DVD player. Just use the EASY TO FOLLOW DVD burning instructions available from our "How to Install" menu button above.

Then Robolinux does something really amazing: It installs everything you need including your favorite software and thousands of current updates in less than 10 to 20 minutes. Now you have a modern looking PC with sparkling cool 3D eye candy graphics that boots up in seconds, uses 1/4 the memory Windows hogs up, runs at least 5 to 10 times faster, never slows down or freezes up!

I'd also question and not accept at face value the part that says: "boots up in seconds, uses 1/4 the memory Windows hogs up, runs at least 5 to 10 times faster, never slows down or freezes up!"

In general, Linux will boot faster and use less memory than Windows when both are sitting idle. Runs 5-10 times faster? Maybe... depending on what you're doing, although IMO Linux generally feels lighter on its feet under most circumstances. But that's a far cry from 5-10 times faster unless you're running on a really underpowered machine. Never slows down? Not true. It depends on what you're doing - although you don't see the performance hit with system updates or new app installs like you sometimes do with Windows thanks to registry issues. Never freezes? Also not true, although it seldom happens - and can almost always be unfrozen without the need to resort to a hard reboot.

I like Linux and make no apologies for doing so. But I really don't like it when somebody starts making breathless and fruity semi-true claims about it. It's an operating system. And no OS is perfect. (Just don't try telling the Apple fanbois that! :mrgreen:)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #148 on: January 23, 2014, 10:37:48 AM »
Does anyone here know much about it first hand?

I hope someone here tries it out before April 8th, so people can know whether it's worth using.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #149 on: January 23, 2014, 10:41:15 AM »
Because of the FUD, expense and setup of transitioning to Windows 7(let alone Win Eight), many people will turn to Linux. But, which Linux? Will may people try the Linux below?  Does anyone here know much about it first hand?
 (see attachment in previous post)
Welcome to RoboLinux

This is the phrase that's bothering me:
"...what if you could also run all your Windows applications natively inside Linux?"

How is that even possible?

VM - you can "Download The Robolinux One Click Windows XP & 7 VM Installers" for $40ish + 1hour support. Not bad I guess for us noobs ;-)

of course you'll need a windows key too.
Tom