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did you know?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 9:32 am

did you know that prior to owning this blogging empire i was very poor and at one time almost died from common influenza?  the world moves faster than you can blink.  where would you be in 2010?  what will you do?  if you’re just a grain of sand on the beach of information?

zumodrive jumps into the cloud fight

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 9:05 pm

zumodrive

in the beginning there was the cloud.  then the cloud evaporated and a new cloud formed above it.  and the new cloud is..  *drum rolls* zumodrive!!

the idea is the same, super awesome cloud storage accessible from anywhere, regardless of device or storage space.  in simple terms, your 16gb netbook could tap into a mammoth of a 250gb file stash, and your 8gb pda or smartphone could stream 500gb of videos.

it’s all free up to 1gb (the other cloud offered 2gb free) and monthly subscriptions start at $2.99.  see how it all works after the jump.

update: apparently dropbox syncs, zumo doesn’t.  while zumo allows you to free your local harddrive and stream from your online storage, with slow internet connections this is an overkill.  so i’m sticking with dropbox since it allows me to have offline copies of all my files and only sync the incremental differences between my other computers and devices.

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2gb cloud, anyone?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 4:28 pm

dropbox

i’m tasting a slice of cloud data storage with dropbox now.  this is a good example of a new technology executed well and simple in a very easy and straightforward fashion.  first you download the app.  then on your first launch you will be asked to open a new account.  and then.. that’s it!  your own personal cloud storage, all 2gb of it, free.  you can drag and drop files and folders like it was on your own computer.  if you need more space they offer 50gb at $9.99/mo but i’m just gonna play around with my 2gb until i get comfortable.

what i like the most about dropbox besides the intuitive user interface (and web interface) is the team — comprised of mixed individuals from all walks of life.  this gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling that my data stored with them will be safe.

free energy from saltwater

Monday, September 3, 2007, 9:12 am

in search for a cure for cancer, a retired tv station owner discovered instead a potential free energy source, saltwater. using radio waves he heats saltwater and ‘burns’ it into flames at 300 degrees fahrenheit. his invention could run a small engine and he hopes that one day it could fuel cars.

this is great news for the world, but i bet my ass the oil companies will hit him up with all they got. so i hope the government would fund his further research and ‘protect’ him because free energy could be the end to one of the world’s biggest problems today.

Logitech Kewlness

Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 2:54 pm

I don’t video chat cuz my connection is crap but this makes me wanna move to a foreign country where the pipes are wider and people can see each other’s facial expression from miles apart.

Actroid – the Female Bot

Saturday, December 3, 2005, 1:00 am

Actroid - another life-like female bot

Following the invention of Repliee Q1 the Japs are on it again with a new toy for those lonely dudes out there.

Introducing Actroid, a female, life-like robot that doesn’t quite move – yet. There’s nothing really special about her except the fact that she’s actually cute, and they wrapped her with more sex this time. So guys if you’re an utter failure in relationships, you might want to learn from the Japs.

From Akihabara News via Gizmodo.

Broadband by Plug

Tuesday, October 4, 2005, 6:52 am

The rumors about broadband over power lines is as old as my misery in motion, but it’s not ever going to happen. Now Matsushita brings it up again. They claim to have built a chip that enables you to use your traditional power plug to relay data. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but my doubts are high since the entire world is evil :evil: and people are totally agains’t cheap efficient technology.

This is a nifty idea Matsushita (manufacturer of Panasonic) has come up with. And if it’s for real, I’m really psyched to see it in action. Seems the Japanese-based company is developing a technology that will let you use a household plug to connect to broadband Internet. Goodbye networking hassles, hello electric socket. Basically, the socket will relay not only electricity, but data as well. Though this actual technology isn’t new, Matsushita’s tech lets them deliver broadband information at up to 170 mbps—which is even faster than Ethernet. So all you’ll have to do is attach a special device with an embedded chip (made by Matsushita of course) into a socket, plug in a product and you’ll be connected to broadband. Imagine the home networking you could do with this? Kitchen of the future? Hell yeah! The hope is to sell products with the chips already embedded, so you won’t have the extra attachable device to worry about.

From Mobilemag via Gizmodo.

What if Google offered free Wi-Fi?

Tuesday, August 16, 2005, 2:58 pm

This is speculation but I can’t help to think that this will embrace our future.

What if Google (GOOG) wanted to give Wi-Fi access to everyone in America? And what if it had technology capable of targeting advertising to a user’s precise location? The gatekeeper of the world’s information could become one of the globe’s biggest Internet providers and one of its most powerful ad sellers, basically supplanting telecoms in one fell swoop. Sounds crazy, but how might Google go about it?

What about Asia? Some multi million dollar company out there should consider this. I like Google, and nothing beats FREE, but any one person or company with too much power is prone for disaster.

What do you think?

Mark of the Beast

Thursday, July 21, 2005, 5:29 pm

He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. ~ Revelations 13:15-17

President Bush’s former Health and Human Services Secretary, Tommy Thompson is getting an RFID implant. Thompson is on the board of Applied Digital, owner of RFID vendor VeriChip and he claims to volunteer for the Mark of the Beast for promotional reasons.

Thompson said people will eventually get beyond any queasy feelings about having a chip implanted.

“It will prevent babies from being picked up by the wrong people in a maternity ward and make sure people in nursing homes don’t walk away,” Thompson said.

So far, about 7,000 chips for people have been sold, with about 2,000 implanted worldwide, said Scott R. Silverman, chairman and chief executive of Applied Digital, which owns VeriChip.

I don’t care what his real intentions are, the chip is pretty useless:

Once Thompson gets chipped, chances are it won’t help him in an emergency. Only two hospitals – Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston – read the chips, Silverman said.

Besides, this isn’t quite what I had in mind for my future:

The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshipped his image. ~ Revelations 16:2

Link via BoingBoing.

Curiosity Engine and Things I’ve Missed

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 2:43 pm

I haven’t felt like blogging much but there were rather interesting things I had been meaning to post and simply found myself too lazy to. So here they are:

That’s all until I get my blogging mood back.