Archive for the “Geek” Category

With scientists now saying there's a 99 percent chance "the big one" will finally hit California sometime during the next 30 years, seismologists are scrambling to come up with new ways to detect and analyze quakes as soon as they happen.

One team of researchers is now hoping to employ the distributed computing approach to detection and create a giant, low-cost tremor-sensing network that takes advantage of the motion sensors that may already be in your laptop.

See: http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/04/your-laptop-may.html  

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My friends my apologizes. As most of you know JohnnyV has been having issues of recent. It was a nasty SQl error that has been fixed with gracious help of Mr. Tex and his ninja like geek skills. Please join me in a moment of silence for the 6 comments we lost in the chaos. In recent months I have come to understand the value of time, we all need more.

We are back! I’ve got some great stuff to post as I know a few of you have been itching to as well. I also have a sneak peek of things to come, in the coming weeks we should be taking on new contributors.

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I didn't read the whole interview but this is pretty damn cool!

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/star-wars/rocketpowered-21foot-long-xwing-model-actually-flies-updated-new-pics-show-it-even-has-builtin-r2d2-305976.php 

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Anyone got an extra $100,000 laying around?  Or maybe we can pool together!…

Johnny 5 is alive!  Check it out!  Auction is Aug. 3

Johnny 5 Being Auctioned on Ebay!

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/07/20/superfast.net.ap/index.html

Surfing the internet on a "40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection "… but only to read newspapers…

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http://hubpages.com/hub/_86_Mac_Plus_Vs_07_AMD_DualCore_You_Wont_Believe_Who_Wins

So, at the bottom, they conclude that the Mac Plus beats the AMD in 8 out of 9 tests.  I think thats great, and completely true for an author, but what about other software?  Will it run any video app?  What if you had to have a different computer on your desk for each application, or if no piece of hardware could be generalized, and everything had its own embeded system? A seperate device for Word, another for Excel, a third for Warcraft, not to mention one for Interwebs?  That would be a great way to make money as a hardware manufacturer…… If only I had been born a couple of decades earlier.  

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10 Reasons Why “Tech Speak” Is The Best Language To Learn. – Tilted Forum Project

To all my techy brethren.

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I'm actually a little disappointed that they cut the top of the head off on the front view but oh well. At least we got one!

EDIT: These pictures were taken on the Marquette University campus. The exact location is on Wisconsin Ave about 1 block east of 16th St.; right outside Haggerty Hall (the Engineering building).

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New mailboxes will be introduced by the US Post Office to celebrate the 30-year Anniversary of Star Wars.  How long will it take before they are stolen, I wonder? 

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/R2D2_Mailboxes_Confirm_Rumors_104142.asp

And here is the "teaser" for their release…

http://www.uspsjedimaster.com/teaser/index.html

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For all of the video game geeks out there. The animation on this is really well done. I was quite impressed.

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…at least to me. Honestly, it could have happened to anyone and I don't want to turn this into a Microsoft bashing post. But I find it hilarious that an audio file on a website could take control of your system!

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=416

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Getting back to my geek roots, Im posting a list of Web 2.0 sites that was pretty thorough, hell we all use a number of these sites they must be good right?

Web 2.0 Magazine: Top 100 Web 2.0 Sites

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Diggnation episode 74 clip

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Better read the fine print …

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