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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2013, 06:06:31 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2013, 12:15:56 AM »
The tech industry can't be trusted on privacy. That's the message we're getting these days – the one we see in headlines about Google Glass ...

Actually we're just about to get to one of the "holy grails" of tech I have kept my eye on for almost a decade.

Monitor Glasses with Video Record.

Skipping the super tech discussion on exactly how it's done, because there are about 5 approaches being tossed around, let's say it's not the "laser at your eyes" because that just creeps me out that you'll go blind if they EVER make a mistake (or malware!). Let's just assume it's "super-magnified forward into a virtual screen" by some as yet unperfected projection.

1. The coolness factor! When properly designed, they look your choice of just like glasses to blend in, or you can do the optional "heavy sunglasses" (which might be 10% easier to produce) a' la Agent Smith of Matrix fame. And I so want to plop a keyboard down on a cafe table and "just start typing into thin air"!

2. "Desktop Computing Anywhere". Why exactly do we need Win Metro again? Your Mouse is already Wireless, so you just take a roll up keyboard and go back to your desktop paradigm!

3. "Local" pic/video. Forget Google Glass - while clever marketing, there doesn't in fact have to have that privacy invasion component! Just think "3rd party Chinese vendors". So it just becomes no more invasive than doing a cell "selfie". But the difference is it is "always on" and esp if you have one of the designs where people can't tell, you  get everything from our goal of watching the police for abuses, to some snoops on other people's privacy via them just not knowing but without the obvious cue of "let me get out my phone."


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2013, 12:24:25 AM »
An online short-episode sci-fi series
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2020 by Trend Micro

I "parked this" to check in on later. I get a little sad at having to wait weeks for episodes!
(The really bad one is "Star Trek Phase II that takes a YEAR to get a new episode!)   :o

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2013, 12:36:06 AM »
Well Marissa Mayer is doing something interesting over at Yahoo Mail.

Today they unleashed a brand new Mail that almost does away with the horrific ads and the truly epically awful design, for something that clearly borrows some of Google's features. And they put a Theme Manager on it. So "they" finally noticed that you do email to work, not to watch how a purposeful design "un-usability" feature tricked you into mis-clicking on 4th rate ads!

So I don't know what else to use Yahoo for, but deciding that pennies in their email ads wasn't worth the thousands lost of bad image was a plus in my view!

« Last Edit: October 11, 2013, 07:43:54 PM by TaoPhoenix, Reason: clarified a sentence »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2013, 11:10:37 PM »
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Microscopic Android: How to get real apps running on the Samsung Galaxy Gear

If you connected it to VR gear or Google Glass would it be more workable?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2013, 03:04:41 PM »
Is there anyone here who would like to use and see a ?(or a File Font info.jpgInteresting "stuff") known as a Latin glottal stop)) in a file name as other than a box (in Win XP, Win 7's default font can show it) who doesn't know how to do it or already have a system for that? The video below is for people who prefer to hear things, written directions are below that. This will change the font of your filenames(I use Deja Vu). You still have to put the character where you want it. I use Character Map because I do this so infrequently(only twice). If you don't have Deja Vu, try using the LATIN LETTER GLOTTAL STOP (U+0294) Font Support Local Font List to find out which fonts in your computer support that character.  You can use the search service to check out other characters you know the name of. One of the other benefits of using Deja Vu as your filename font is that the triangles you get at the start of YouTube links(known as triangular bullets) show as triangles not boxes in Win XP as shown in the screenshot.


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Change The Font Of Explorer File Names In Windows XP

Click the "Start" button and then click "Control Panel"

Click "Appearance and Themes" and then click "Display"

Click the "Appearance" tab at the top of the "Display Properties" window and then click the "Advanced" button in the bottom right corner of the window.

Click the drop-down menu under "Item" and then select "Icon".

Click the drop-down menu under "Font" and then select the desired font.

Click  "OK" in each open window.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2013, 11:00:19 AM »
About beer & drinking in the US:

http://www.businessi...ers-by-state-2013-10

A couple fun infographics there.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2013, 01:06:52 PM »
About beer & drinking in the US:

http://www.businessi...ers-by-state-2013-10

A couple fun infographics there.

If Blue Moon is Americas favorite "beer" than it's only because they've been slamming placements for it in half the shows on TV ... Because it tastes like orange flavored Windex (e.g. shit).

I call BS on this one.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2013, 01:13:31 PM »
^cross posting here - never tried it (see below) but wouldnt have much complimentary to say about any of the others either [edit] Samuel Adams I havent tried - the Brewery sounds interesting - they seem to produce over 100 different beers :tellme: including one called WTF - lol - gets the worst rating of the bunch, but still http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35 [/edit] Tends to be the same in most other countries (even Germany where all beers are *supposed* to be good - the most popular tend to be at the lower end quality/taste-wise)

About beer & drinking in the US:

http://www.businessi...ers-by-state-2013-10

A couple fun infographics there.

I never heard of Blue Moon before - and when I first searched thought, *what!* a craft beer at the #1 spot, but it turns out it's from Coors...
Oddly they dont show it in the legend:

Screenshot - 2013-10-15 , 19_58_48.pngInteresting "stuff"

the map from source is slightly different http://intoxicationn...govers.com/#topbeers
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« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 01:38:42 PM by tomos »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2013, 01:22:25 PM »
About beer & drinking in the US:

http://www.businessi...ers-by-state-2013-10

A couple fun infographics there.

I must be doing something right, this is the first original post here by someone other than me.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2013, 01:31:10 PM »
If Blue Moon is Americas favorite "beer" than it's only because they've been slamming placements for it in half the shows on TV ... Because it tastes like orange flavored Windex (e.g. shit).

The infographic at Intoxication nation says that it is the favorite beer of Democrats, maybe that says something about them.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2013, 01:49:37 PM »
Samuel Adams I haven't tried

That's good stuff, give it a shot. It's a dark beer so it's heavy but not thick.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2013, 01:27:39 AM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2013, 06:41:20 AM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Texas Motor Speedway unveils bacon and beer milkshake


 :o

Really? Kinda makes you wonder sometimes. I like bacon, but cripes... bacon & beer milkshakes? Curiouser and curiouser... I do wonder what it tastes like though.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2013, 06:57:12 AM »
I do wonder what it tastes like though.

On the way up, or down ... Because it can't possibly sit well.

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« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2013, 10:17:14 AM »
The infographic at Intoxication nation says that it is the favorite beer of Democrats, maybe that says something about them.

Some people may have been uncertain about the ambiguity of the pronoun and took it as a sinister partisan comment on the innocent angelic nature of Democrats(nyah ha ha). I live in Arizona but not in Tuscon or Phoenix, so I don't play Ingress because I want to conquer the world. I wouldn't, even if I did live there.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2013, 07:29:58 PM »
I do wonder what it tastes like though.

On the way up, or down ... Because it can't possibly sit well.

Chemical burns on the way down and bile burns on the way up? :P ;D
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2013, 11:40:55 PM »
This is pretty interesting:
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So I just moved into a new apartment, and made a big discovery.
http://themetapictur...er-my-new-apartment/
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2013, 06:30:22 AM »
This is pretty interesting:
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So I just moved into a new apartment, and made a big discovery.
http://themetapictur...er-my-new-apartment/
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Wow, that is cool.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2013, 07:03:32 AM »
This is pretty interesting:
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So I just moved into a new apartment, and made a big discovery.
http://themetapictur...er-my-new-apartment/
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Wow, that is cool.

Home theatre?  Nah ...

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2013, 09:00:52 AM »
Home theatre?  Nah ...

Hehe we need a staged pic of "Elm St Elementary School" with 40 children there!

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2013, 11:24:21 AM »
I've learned my lesson, I'm not going to attach the 2.69MB picture here. Use the link to get the bigger picture. These are geeky children's blocks.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2013, 11:28:31 AM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2013, 11:48:08 AM »
Home theatre?  Nah ...

Hehe we need a staged pic of "Elm St Elementary School" with 40 children there!

 ;D

Oh yeah, great idea ... We put together a photomontage of 10 year olds in full camouflage armed to the teeth. And then we get to star in the top ten of the PTA's new watch list (Hay WTF everybody else has one why not them).

They'll probably start a new special interest group called Mothers Against People on the Internet Trying to be Funny.

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« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2013, 01:54:29 PM »
I've learned my lesson, I'm not going to attach the 2.69MB picture here. Use the link to get the bigger picture. These are geeky children's blocks.

just as well cause it's actually 6.1mb @ 7500 x 6000 ;D

Nice post, thanks :Thmbsup:
(just having a look at the infographics one, looks good too)
Tom