Archive for February, 2012

Microsoft Flight

I was curious about Microsoft Flight, since it was released today. It’s not really a simulator like Microsoft Fight Simulator was. It’s really just an arcade style game but of higher production quality. The graphics are not bad, it runs smoothly, however there’s not much to keep you playing with it. 30 minutes in and […]

Pizza Addicts: NYC Coal Ovens

A great piece over at slice about some old coal ovens. The pizza addict in me is very interested. Some great background: Coal ovens come in several formats, but the oldest are the cavernous mason-built bread ovens from the turn of last century. These beasts are so massive that they were either built out into […]

On Boot To Gecko

Always bet on JavaScript, always bet on the web. This is really the reason Boot to Gecko is so interesting. Microsoft is now learning this the hard way. If Apple isn’t careful they too will learn this the hard way. There’s been a lot of talk today about Telefónica’s involvement, but it’s worth noting the […]

The First Web Server

Some folks on reddit have been on a quest to find the first web server. As in the one announced by Tim Berners-Lee himself in 1991. ** History: ** 2 Oct 90 Written TBL. Include filenames for VM from RTB. Several hundred lines of code that changed the world. Simply amazing if you really think […]

We Are Apple

This is every 80’s business video/presentation cliché ever in one campy video. Enjoy.

Common Ancestor For Blue-Eyed People

All blue-eyed people can be traced to a common ancestor in the Black Sea region about 10,000 years ago. An absolutely amazing discovery. Genetics is just starting to be cracked. We’ll be learning a lot about the history of humanity as well as disease in the coming years.

Google Glasses For True In Your Face Advertising

Google Glasses or Google Goggles will likely suffer the same limitation that despite its success hinder the iPad: Bandwidth. Unlike an iPad however which is a great couch surfing device, and very usable offline, the glasses are really best suited for outdoors use where augmented reality and real-time cloud data could make use of such […]

GPS Spoofing Not Far Off

Today’s disturbing technical news goes to… “So far no credible high profile attack has been recorded but we are seeing evidence of basic spoofing, likely carried out by rogue individuals or small groups,” Humphreys explains. “Whilst the leap to more advanced, untraceable spoofing is large, so are the rewards. It’s therefore guaranteed that criminals are […]

Indispensable Tools

Beyond the screwdriver, knife, scissors, everyone has one or two things in their toolbox that keeps saving the day, or at least greatly simplifying things. Mine lately has been one of these SATA/IDE to USB cables [NewEgg, Amazon]. Perfect for quickly moving data between hard drives/computers. No need to open/close enclosures which aren’t meant to […]

DNA Sequencing Via USB

Meet the MinION, a low cost ($900) USB DNA sequencer. Per New Scientist: The UK firm Oxford Nanopore built the device, called MinION, and claims it can sequence simple genomes – like those of some viruses and bacteria – in a matter of seconds. More complex genomes would take longer, but MinION could also be […]