Thursday, July 29, 2010

MemeWars07.29.10

Our blood and treasury has been wasted. Shame on Bush. SHAME ON BUSH "the DECIDER"

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BTW: Where is George? Anybody seen or heard from George W. Bush??? 

This looks so bizarro-baby!

The future is HERE. (watch at your own risk)

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MemeWars07.28.10

Why it matters that we're close to discovering the Higgs Boson particle

I wonder if they have stock of the superlative Zebra F-301?

This is wrong on several levels.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MemeWars07.27.10

via Gizmodo - thanks Brian Barrett

This MUST be on my Christmas gift list, FOR ME!

How's this for tech-porn: 
The $1,699 model is a 27-incher with a 2,560 x 1,440 LED-backlit display,
3.20GHz Core i3 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, ATI's Radeon HD 5670 (512MB),
a 1TB hard drive and available CTO options that include a 3.6GHz Core i5,
2TB HDD, 256GB SSD and up to 16GB of RAM.
 ~ via Engadget - thanks Darren

Here's a list of magazine articles for you...

That is all.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

MemeWars07.26.10

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...and now, a word from our sponsor: WORD

This could be interesting!

Wow, look into the past HERE and in color! Really great old photos, but in full color.

This here is a piece of work: great job!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

MemeWars07.23.10

RIP 

Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93

Dan Schorr in his office at NPR. Paula Darte/NPR

I know I will use this more to improve the quality of my writing.

Here's a great interactive infographic that shows what it costs to get sick. A pixel is worth a thousand words.

WoW! Nothing is moving below in the illustration!
Spirals

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MemeWars07.21.10

This article about the Origins of the Illuminati is credible.
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The world is becoming quite complex to consider: this requires a lot of brain cycles.

Someone was thinking ahead when they decided to do this!

I believe this will be the next camera I get. I don't like the fact that most new point & shoot cameras have done away with the viewfinder (thus the 'point-and-shoot' moniker) but the flexibility of the 3" lcd screen on this beauty should work.

Panasonic FZ100: A Mighty Super Zoom Camera With a New Sensor and 1080p Video

This confirms that I will be dropping cable tv soon.

I'm not sure what this is, but it sounds cool, check it out.

This is Facebook's official blog.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

MemeWars07.15.10

This is a great initiative by Google to help communities plan future infrastructure improvements with their broadband needs in mind. Take some time to share the info with community leaders, local highway departments etc.
Top 10 #2 Home Theater Devices: Staff and OpenForum Edition
(courtesy: Ars Technica)
Working for Bose Corporation puts me in touch with much geekiness on a regular basis. But this article on Ars Technica tweaks my antennae! (all three of 'em!)

This is just in case.

One for the Road.

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How we subsidize fossil fuels...

How we subsidize fossil fuels

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This is a little old, but I ran across it on Jon Taplin's blog recently and I think it does a good job of making an important point—fossil fuel, as an industry, isn't self supporting. No matter where we get our energy from, we're propping up production with tax dollars.

Couple things to keep in mind with this graph:

Not all fossil fuel subsidies are evil. (Frankly, I think we can drop the fossil fuels part and say "not all subsidies are evil", but I digress.) The Environmental Law Institute—who compiled the research and created this graphic—points out a great example: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. That's calculated under subsidies to fossil fuels. It's by no means a big part of fossil fuel subsidies, but it's there.

This accounting doesn't include all spending. For instance, there are programs that, arguably, spend money as a direct result of the fossil fuel industry, but that aren't technically subsidies. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, say, or, more controversially, money spent on military campaigns at least partially influenced by a desire to stabilize/defend/friendly-fy oil-producing countries.

Read the full paper this graph is based on. See the full graph with footnotes.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MemeWars07.14.10

The Arm! This is a great design for an articulating arm I've been wanting to install as a coffee table in my living room! I would build it from nice reclaimed wood and metal parts but I've not had a good example to draw from for the design: Now I do!

Here's a Heads-up out to Zack with This idea: What about Smart-couture like This?

I'm not sure how accurate this would be, but it could be useful for any amateur writers out there (like me!)

I know I'm in trouble after reading this: must get off my ass!

And then I see this and this and return to the couch.

POTD 
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and back to the Future... previous post of things that I find interesting, perhaps you will too:

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MemeWars07.13.10

Posts that work from work and keep me thinking ahead to the future. The title "MemeWars" is another way of saying 'memoirs' with the long 'e' in meme keeping things related to thought and future iterations of thoughts from the world-at-large. Rambling on...

This will make some future soldier's life miserable when it fails to comply:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/13/revenge-of-the-quadrocopters-now-they-move-in-packs-video/

I'd rather go through this at the airport and answer a few questions like "Are you carrying anything that blows up?" or "Do you expect to make it to the end of the flight?":

This is a wonderful 'food for thought' nugget to chew on:

Consider this for making sure your future self is safe from zombie attack:

This should be interesting:

My plan for updating this blog is to retroactively post one past 'MemeWars' post with each new one going forward until all caught up. (Going back to the future so to speak.) Here's yesterday for now:
MemeWars07.12.10

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