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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #550 on: January 11, 2015, 03:48:17 PM »
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Hello The '90s are calling and your flip phone is ready

Bleh. "Moebius Strip Fashion" is so confusing.

(Disdain voice) "Eauh. Flip phones are SO 2014 faux-hip revival. Well, THAT wave is over!"


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« Reply #551 on: January 11, 2015, 04:10:49 PM »
(Disdain voice) "Eauh. Flip phones are SO 2014 faux-hip revival. Well, THAT wave is over!"

Said as they prepare to lynch you for not having a flip-phone.

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« Reply #552 on: January 11, 2015, 04:17:47 PM »

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« Reply #553 on: January 13, 2015, 08:55:23 PM »

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« Reply #554 on: January 14, 2015, 04:56:10 PM »
   

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« Reply #555 on: January 14, 2015, 05:04:26 PM »
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Eight all-time great hacking movies

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An Internet of Treacherous Things
A zombie network of home routers highlights the importance of prioritizing smart appliance security.
By Glenn Fleishman on January 13, 2015
Why It Matters
Within five years there may be 50 billion smart devices in homes and offices.
Plenty of science-fiction stories feature ordinary household appliances staging a revolt. In an episode of Futurama, toasters and home robots rise up against their human oppressors. Two trends are now starting to make such scenarios seem less far-fetched.
One is the wave of Internet of things devices being developed for homes—on full display at the CES trade show last week. The other is the increased hacking of home networking gear—as demonstrated by a zombie horde of home network routers discovered recently.

Smart Home Devices Will Need Smarter Security  MIT Technology Review



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Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #558 on: January 16, 2015, 06:17:29 AM »
Creepy robot:


Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

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« Reply #560 on: January 20, 2015, 09:11:43 AM »
AK-47 fired underwater WITH ALL THE PHYSICS TO EXPLAIN THE FUNKINESS~!



There's some wild physics with gases and liquids going on in there, so for the science geeks, very much worth a watch, even if you don't like guns. (FYI - you need something like a gun to recreate the kinds of things going on in there.) Pressure differentials and goodness. :)
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« Reply #561 on: January 20, 2015, 03:13:34 PM »

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« Reply #563 on: January 20, 2015, 03:22:44 PM »
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This Website Lets You Chat With Your Future Self  Co.Exist  ideas + impact

If anyone tries this and it can be done, let us know what you thought of it.

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Meanwhile, the Aquos K is a pretty stylish flip phone with some impressive specs. It sports a 3.4-inch LCD display, a 1410mAh battery, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a waterproof design. It comes in black, white and red variants.

Sharp hasn’t revealed pricing or availability for the new phones, though for now it looks like both devices could be limited to Japan. We’d love to see the Aquos mini arrive in the U.S., where it could be a real mid-range contender depending on how much Sharp plans to charge.

Sharp Unveils the Aquos Mini and a New Flip Phone
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« Reply #564 on: January 20, 2015, 03:32:30 PM »
If anyone tries this and it can be done, let us know what you thought of it.

Well, their site design looks pretty strange, and I couldn't get a handle to get going!

"Tell me web design doesn't look like that in the future!"
:tellme:

Aging software is pretty old news. But I'm skeptical of the text responses to stuff. It has to just be dressed up grade B scifi/futurism. Because we have a 50 50 chance of ending up in a dystopia like the classics but with better tech (than some of them, but not others!)


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #565 on: January 20, 2015, 03:43:02 PM »
20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon Landing

Still a bit edgy, but more towards the interesting stuff side here.

1969:
As the guys were getting ready to lift off of the Moon to go back home, Buzz noticed something important was amiss. A switch from a kind of important circuit breaker had fallen out -- the breaker that allowed the Lunar Lander (LEM) to take off from the Moon...Buzz found the hole where the breaker used to be and jammed a pen in there to complete the circuit.

2015:
Listened to chess lecture. Dad calls. (???? Unknown actions). Sound card burns out.

:huh:
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #566 on: January 20, 2015, 03:49:48 PM »
Because we have a 50 50 chance of ending up in a dystopia like the classics but with better tech (than some of them, but not others!)

Then I suggest you start studying classic dystopias, so you can have a response prepared. Do you expect Big Brother to be watching you?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #567 on: January 20, 2015, 03:53:15 PM »
2015:
Listened to chess lecture. Dad calls. Sound card burns out.

Would Buzz(Lightyear?) be proud of your solution to that?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #568 on: January 20, 2015, 04:07:46 PM »
Because we have a 50 50 chance of ending up in a dystopia like the classics but with better tech (than some of them, but not others!)

Then I suggest you start studying classic dystopias, so you can have a response prepared. Do you expect Big Brother to be watching you?

Big brother(s), little brothers (corporations), and everyone on social media is watching already.

My current response is self-induced psychopathic defeatism to stay below the radar. "Everybody has things to hide. Some are less interesting than others."

Planned response #1: Everyone will eventually be assigned their very own agent. And since it's National Security, they might be just a wee cut above Go-Phone tech support.

So invite your agent to have Pizza!  :P


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #569 on: January 20, 2015, 05:05:38 PM »
2015:
Listened to chess lecture. Dad calls. Sound card burns out.

Would Buzz(Lightyear?) be proud of your solution to that?


He is now!

So you can have your main volume "is what it is", but somehow the separate Wave ended up at zero and you can't see it on the simple master volume interface.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #570 on: January 24, 2015, 11:01:51 AM »
Here's a broken link that lead me to a very interesting and informative 404 page.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #571 on: January 24, 2015, 11:41:07 PM »
Little Alchemy.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Does anyone here play Little Alchemy for Android or Chrome?
I can't comment on the version for the Mac, I'm not an Apple polisher.

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« Reply #572 on: January 25, 2015, 05:13:21 AM »
Here's a broken link that lead me to a very interesting and informative 404 page.

That just got bookmarked!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #573 on: January 25, 2015, 10:35:09 AM »
As a keen cyclist with children, I had always been in favour of the New Zealand law making it compulsory to wear a bicycle helmet. However, the outcome of that law is apparently not what one might have intuitively expected - according to a 2012 report from the NZ Medical Journal. I'd not seen it before. Very interesting statistical analysis.
Evaluation of New Zealand’s bicycle helmet law - New Zealand Medical Journal

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« Reply #574 on: January 25, 2015, 11:04:25 AM »
As a keen cyclist with children, I had always been in favour of the New Zealand law making it compulsory to wear a bicycle helmet. However, the outcome of that law is apparently not what one might have intuitively expected - according to a 2012 report from the NZ Medical Journal. I'd not seen it before. Very interesting statistical analysis.
Evaluation of New Zealand’s bicycle helmet law - New Zealand Medical Journal

Seems like a good article :up:

Related:
I remember reading a report in some Sunday paper a good few years back that claimed that wearing a helmet while cycling led to drivers taking less care around cyclists, which in turn led to more accidents and fatalities.
(Sorry, no links. The statistics for that article came from France IIRC, & FWIW.)

I cycle regularly in the summer. I've found that if I cycle well, i.e. keep a very straight line, some drivers will pass dangerously close to me. So I tend to weave slightly to try and keep them more aware, and wary, of me. Not ideal, but I'm still here :-/
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