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Another excellent bit with Carl Sagan.
Oh Apple. First it was Cisco's iPod name, now this...
"Everybody can think of an easy name like 'iPad.' It's not creative."
Indeed several other companies worldwide have had the same idea.
Germany's Siemens uses the trademark "iPad" for small engines and motors.
The Swiss-based microchip maker STMicroelectronics has reportedly also registered "IPAD", short for "Integrated Passive and Active Devices."
In Canada, the Ontario-based company Coconut Grove Pads Inc. has since 2007 made a line of bra inserts and shoulder pads called the "iPad", according to an online report by the Globe and Mail daily.
So says Ron Moore (creator of the redux Battlestar Galactica).
Moore then went on to describe how a typical script might read before the science consultants did their thing:
La Forge: "Captain, the tech is overteching."
Picard: "Well, route the auxiliary tech to the tech, Mr. La Forge."
La Forge: "No, Captain. Captain, I've tried to tech the tech, and it won't
Picard: "Well, then we're doomed."
I almost forgot to post this.
Twenty years ago, young people all over the world donned T-shirts emblazoned with smiley faces and danced all night, fuelled by a molecule called MDMA. Most of these clubbers have since given up ecstasy and are sliding into middle age. The question is, has ecstasy given up on them?
Enough time has finally elapsed to start asking if ecstasy damages health in the long term. According to the biggest review ever undertaken, it causes slight memory difficulties and mild depression, but these rarely translate into problems in the real world. While smaller studies show that some individuals have bigger problems, including weakened immunity and larger memory deficits, so far, for most people, ecstasy seems to be nowhere near as harmful over time as you may have been led to believe.
Among the other things they're calling it...
'Hang on for 40 years lads, I've got a great idea...'
Finally, a solution has been found by the winner of a Royal Society of Chemistry contest.
The team should smash the windows, let down the tyres and jettison the fuel, before unloading the bars out the front, said winner John Godwin.
Oh, this is great!
We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid's old equipment, factory and seek your support.
I'm already scouring the thrift shops for vintage Polaroid cameras. Finally my SX-70 can breathe new life.
Impossible b.v. has been founded with the concrete aim to re-invent and re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras. Therefore Impossible b.v. has acquired the complete film production equipment in Enschede (NL) from Polaroid, has signed a 10-year lease agreement on the factory building; and has engaged the most experienced team of Integral Film experts worldwide.
The Impossible mission is NOT to re-build Polaroid Integral film but (with the help of strategic partners) to develop a new product with new characteristics, consisting of new optimised components, produced with a streamlined modern setup. An innovative and fresh analog material, sold under a new brand name that perfectly will match the global re-positioning of Integral Films.
President Barack Obama's got a new
Cool bike designed for paratroopers while jumping out of planes. This would make a great portable bike for our sailboat ... that we buy when we win the lottery ... and buy up a small island ... and become famous writer/artists ... who sell wine and hot sauce and paintings ... to Martians ... at our island Bed and Breakfast.
Still, a cool bike.
Holy crap! How long would it take to fill it with data, assuming you had an idle 2TB lying around on some other enormous hard drive?
The SD Association, the industry group behind the Secure Digital memory card format, has introduced a version of the technology that can squeeze up to two terabytes of data into a postage-stamp-sized card. Show related articles
The SDXC (eXtended Capacity) specification was announced on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The flash-based specification, which the SD Association detail fully in the first quarter of this year, is being touted by the industry group as ideal for mobile phones, cameras and other portable devices through which users might want to play or record large amounts of media.
"With SDXC, consumers can quickly download higher-quality content to their phones, including games, video and music," James Taylor, the SD Association's president, said in a statement. "The SD interface already has proven itself valuable in mobile phones. Now, SDXC memory card capabilities will spur further handset sophistication and boost consumer content demand."
I've already applied for this, so get lost!
Tourism officials in Australia are describing it as 'the best job in the world'.
They want someone to work on a tropical island off the Queensland coast.
No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail.
In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary of A$150,000 ($103,000) for six months and get to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool.
He jokes and says it's made from Unobtanium. It's named after Luke Skywalker, and can provide enough sensory feedback, strength, control, and power to be a great prototype for future generations of cyborgs.
Smart people already know about this, but maybe I'm not that smart. Maybe you aren't, either.
There are a few different ways that Microsoft's mammoth market share actually hurts Windows and helps OS X. For one, writing nastiness that the vast majority of the world's personal computers are susceptible to is a more efficient use of resources than writing the same evil for a sliver of the population. In biology, a more homogeneous population is more susceptible to a genocidal plague. Same principle applies to the vast, Windows-powered ecosystem. I don't mean someone could write a virus that wipes everybody out. Just that if everybody's running Windows, the population is a much easier target.
The flipside of thisâ..which you might not have consideredâ..is that most malware writers obviously use Windows. They're going to whip up code for the OS they're familiar with and know best. And more to that point, most of the tools and scripts used to wreak havoc on computers are written for Windows. The same ecosystem that provides the biggest, most susceptible audience also provides the most fertile breeding ground for the nasty executables.
Hah. Totally called this one. Hawking's coming to Waterloo.
Professor Stephen Hawking has been appointed a distinguished research chair at Waterloo, Ont.'s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
"The appointment marks a new phase in our recruitment that will see leading scientists from around the world establish a second research home at Perimeter Institute. I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to accept the first of a projected 40 such visiting chairs," Dr. Neil Turok, the institute's director, said in a statement released Thursday.
Dr. Hawking -- who is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, a position once held by Isaac Newton -- will conduct regular stays at the institute beginning in the summer of 2009.