Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction | DVICE

"We left the boxes in the village. Closed. Taped shut. No instruction, no human being. I thought, the kids will play with the boxes! Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, but found the on/off switch. He'd never seen an on/off switch. He powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs [in English] in the village. And within five months, they had hacked Android. Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera! And they figured out it had a camera, and they hacked Android."

Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction | DVICE

Doccolabs - Products and Downloads

Doccolabs - Products and Downloads

Excellent possibilities!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


LockHunter: LockHunter enables to unlock files when they are locked (in use) by other processes. Simply select the file in question and the program will show you which processes are locking it and offer you opti....

Saturday, October 20, 2012

TYWKIWDBI: The importance of the King's nipples

Seven years ago, not far from Dublin in the town of Clonycavan, County Meath, and near Croghan Hill, County Offaly, two bog bodies were found within three months of each other. Clonycavan Man had been severed in half by a peat-cutting machine, but scientists from Archaeological Development Services, who were hired by the peat company, were able to recover his body from the torso up. His skull had been split open, likely by a stone ax, and the bridge of his nose was also struck, probably with the same weapon...

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): The importance of the King's nipples

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dumping iron at sea

A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal.
Lawyers, environmentalists and civil society groups are calling it a "blatant violation" of two international moratoria and the news is likely to spark outrage at a United Nations environmental summit taking place in India this week.
Satellite images appear to confirm the claim by Californian Russ George that the iron has spawned an artificial plankton bloom as large as 10,000 square kilometres. The intention is for the plankton to absorb carbon dioxide and then sink to the ocean bed – a geoengineering technique known as ocean fertilisation that he hopes will net lucrative carbon credits.

Dumping iron at sea can bury carbon for centuries, study shows | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Friday, October 12, 2012

McDonald's Hiring for the new Roberts Truck stop on I94.

McDonald's Jobs: Find a Career @ McDonald's - Roberts

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Review: Earth Unaware

Earth Unaware
Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just finished this book today. Listened to it on AudioCD. This is a great story. Enough science to believe it could be happening today. Not sure which book the haters read/listened to however. This is classic OSC. Well written, no mistakes that I was aware of. Flowed very well. Though the end of this one certainly left the door open for the next in the series. I was upset a bit at the ending. It had season finale marketing all over it that I had not seen in any of the Ender or Shadow books. I will read/listen to the rest, but hope to NOT see that kind of ending again.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

'Li-Fi' provides a light bulb moment for wireless web - CNN.com

Haas claims that data can be sent by adding a microchip to any humble LED bulb, making it blink on and off at a phenomenal speed, millions of times per second.
'Li-Fi' provides a light bulb moment for wireless web - CNN.com

Monday, October 01, 2012

I got sued for $3 Million by a religious cult « Skeptical Science

I got sued for $3 Million by a religious cult « Skeptical Science

What happened was indeed horrendous, but by looking back after having resolved it all I can now appreciate that it was in many ways self-inflicted and could have been avoided if I had been a bit wiser. If you blog, then you can now learn from my experience and hopefully avoid the considerable degree of stress that incidents such as this can generate.