Entries Tagged as 'Electronics'

Testing, Testing, iPhone 4, 5, 6

So, was it all worth it? Now: pictures! (too much for one night?)

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Well, He's Done It

Peter bought an iPhone. He’s been on about it since the damned thing came out, but last week he discovered that, due to a happy error in his spreadsheet, he had more money than he thought. So he kept saying, “Should I buy an iPhone? Should I buy an iPhone?” So there we stood in [...]

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My Ruling on Cell Phones on Planes

Since you were desperate to know. The Telegraph – Ban in-flight mobiles Here are some words to chill the blood: “I’m on a plane. I said, I’m on a plane. A plane. Yes! To Tenerife. Ten-er-ife.” As we report today, a technical breakthrough means that airlines may soon allow passengers to use mobile phones on [...]

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I'm Sure He's Turned His Brightness Down

Hilarious: Tim Blair – STOP THEM DOZERS I like the tree frog on the wall. I wonder if it’s one of the psychedelic ones.

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I Love Big Industry

Reuters – Boeing unveils 787 Dreamliner amid order flurry Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) unveiled its lightweight, carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner on Sunday in front of 15,000 cheering employees, customers and suppliers, capping a weekend of hype and a flurry of orders for the new fuel-efficient plane. The elaborate unveiling ceremony, at the company’s Everett, [...]

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Peter Recommends CCXI

Apparently someone’s invented perpetual energy. Now I’ll never get my horse. Steorn – Orbo Our Claim Orbo produces free, clean and constant energy – that is our claim. By free we mean that the energy produced is done so without recourse to external source. By clean we mean that during operation the technology produces no [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXXXVII

Upside-Down-Ternet My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun. Friggin’ brilliant. Click for explanation and pics. Peter heard about this ages ago but forgot to tell me, so some of you may have seen it. Still, friggin brilliant.

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Peter Recommends CCIV

Peter likes the future. I like horses. Fortune Magazine – The smartest (or the nuttiest) futurist on Earth<br/> Ray Kurzweil is a legendary inventor with a history of mind-blowing ideas. Now he’s onto something even bigger. If he’s right, the future will be a lot weirder and brighter than you think. (Fortune Magazine) — If [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXXXI

Metro.co.uk – Boy jailed over clock change mix-up Read the story. Look at the photo caption.

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My Life With Comcast

This is hilarious. Hilarious. The Times – Ladies! I have nothing to declare but my genius, by Gerard Baker I am a new man this week. In the long twilight struggle to rescue the last vestiges of my credibility as a husband and father I am freshly armed with a most potent, perhaps life-altering, weapon. [...]

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Those Fascists!

They’ve banned Wikipedia in China! Ooh that’s going too far. Brett McS sent this to me this morning: Great Firewall of China – Test any website and see real-time if it’s censored in China! Sure I’m banned, and that’s something to be proud of, but how could they ban Wiki?!

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLIII

Zing! (<– click this link!) SFW. Requires audio. Which reminded me I hadn’t shown Peter this (from CDR Salamander late last month): Which nearly killed him. He’s sent it off to his senior colleagues. Who all made their money at Microsoft. Incidently.

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Why Does Comcast Suuuuuuuuuuuuck So Badly

I’m back on the stolen internet for a spell. Whether or not I’ll ever be online again is up in the air. Sure everything will be fine, they say, till a week later when it all blows up and then it turns out everything was done SO badly it can’t be made right again, even [...]

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Pirate's Island

Fabulous! The Local (“Sweden’s News in English”) – The Pirate Bay plans to buy island Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is planning to buy its own nation in an attempt to circumvent international copyright laws. ninme claps in glee (Although it would be funner if it were in the Caribbean somewhere…)

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Peter Recommends CLXXXVII

He’s having a “nerdgasm”. Included in this morning missives: Jobs had the Zune logo up on his slideshow, too. On fire. Jesus this thing HAS to be incredibly expensive. It’s got a giant flipping screen, proximity sensors, an accelerometer for some reason.. 8Gbs space I think.. 2mp camera.. thing as hell.. they just pissed allover [...]

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