Entries Tagged as 'Electronics'

Young Man’s Fancy; Young Girl’s Blaring Klaxon of Change

This was linked to on Lilek’s work blog a week ago or so, I think, and it is amazing: Young Man’s Fancy – 1952 American Consumers & Family Values Documentary Sitcom-style film produced for the Edison Electric Institute. The film encouraged increased consumption of electricity through the ever increasing number of ‘must have’ household appliances. […]

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January 24, 1984

Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh, 30 years ago today. GOD I’m old. So this is something I just noticed about a week ago, and yeah apparently it took me thirty years to notice: Before a file is actually created, it says it’s from Jan 24, 1984. Apparently it’s always done that. The Apple website is […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCII

Well, it’s CES week. This is probably the most amazing thing ever to have happened to the internet: The Verge – Qualcomm’s insane CES 2013 keynote in pictures and tweets A night of cringeworthy conversations, product demos, and music I put it to you, dear readers, that “THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING” (read: “THE INTERNET OF […]

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Peter Recommends CXXXVIII

Slate – How Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia’s Woman Problem. By Torie Bosch “Depressing,” quoth Peter. Interesting, sayeth I. It is depressing, but I think it’s interesting given trends I’ve noticed in the past few years on Wiki (oh Wiki, my sun, my stars, my brain). Time was, if you wanted to look something […]

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Meanwhile, In Search Queries…

WaPo Blogs – In China, ‘Egypt’ and ‘Cairo’ have vanished Imagine typing “Egypt” or “Cairo” into a Web portal’s search engine and seeing no stories about the massive protests in Egypt over the past week. That’s what’s happening in China right now. It’s a sign that the Chinese government fears the democratic movement brewing in […]

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Teenagers “Quite Tense”

I love this story: “10 billionth app” Mom hung up on Apple Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK was the winner of Apple’s 10 billion App Store download contest. The UK mother won the contest with the Paper Glider application that was downloaded by one of her daughters using an iPod touch. In a comical […]

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Peter Recommends CXXV

“I love the internet sometimes”: Auto-Tune the News Hits the Billboard Top 100 Watch the videos. The first half of the first one if you haven’t seen it already, then the second one, then go find a dsl line and hug it.

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My Phone Makes Grown Nerds Cry, Does Yours?

Watch this video. Soldiers! AND babies! I defy you to get at LEAST a little misty-eyed! And I hadn’t even THOUGHT of the deaf people! Apple <3 Peter says they played this video at the keynote, and at the sign language part everyone erupted in applause. And really. Yay!

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Peter Recommends CXVIII

This is very funny: Andrew McDonald – A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO AVOIDING CAMERA LOSS Australians.

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Once More Unto the Breach

Times Online – Complaints force Google to remove Street View images<br/> Since launching its controversial mapping service yesterday, Google has been forced to remove scores of images after complaints from the public Google has been forced to remove scores of pictures from Street View, its controversial mapping service, following complaints from users who believe the […]

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Trains! XVII

Brett McS sent me this today: “Future Train. Cute!” Session Magazine – ULTra – Future Personal Train and ULTra – ULTra is a revolution in sustainable public transport, providing on-demand driverless travel Why not me?!

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Demonstrating the iPhone WordPress App

We have a priest from New Zealand visiting and he’s new to blogging so I’m showing him some thrilling new options.

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iPhone Blogging?

Peter updated me to WordPress 2.6, which has an iPhone app, which, so the legend goes, has photo uploading capabilities. Which should come in pretty handy for, ah, travelling (untethered to a laptop woo!). So let’s see. As a test, I give you Peter’s iPhone 3G and my little old phone taken with my first […]

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Humanity, Thou Art Again Good In Mine Eyes

Where’s My Cell Phone.com: Curtsy: Vanderleun – Bookmark “Where’s My &*%&! Cellphone?” Now! This may be the single most humane page on the Internet. I’ll friggin say.

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Anchor Darts

SFGate: If you are having trouble getting email to or from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Middle East, it’s probably because a badly dropped ship anchor has damaged an undersea Internet provisioning telecom cable in the Mediterranean, disrupting Internet service throughout India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Middle East. The cable, belonging to Flag […]

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