Archive for April, 2011

Do Not Make Fun Of Donald Trump! [pic]

Greatest Inspirational Speech Ever [video]

Charlie Brown Always Gives Good Advice [comic]

End Of An Era – Last Typewriter Factory Closes

The Atlantic reports –

With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” Secretaries, rejoice. “We are not getting many orders now,” Milind Dukle, Godrej and Boyce’s general manager, told the paper. “From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. ‘Till 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices.”

Read more HERE.

So Cool – Must Have – Lasers May Replace Auto Spark Plugs

BBC reported –

Car engines could soon be fired by lasers instead of spark plugs, researchers say. A team at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will report on 1 May that they have designed lasers that could ignite the fuel/air mixture in combustion engines. The approach would increase efficiency of engines, and reduce their pollution, by igniting more of the mixture. The team is in discussions with a spark plug manufacturer.

Continue reading HERE.

Worst Easter Bunny Ever! [pic]

What’s Inside Your Easter Candy

Wired presents an article detailing the ingredients in three of the most popular Easter candies – Chocolate Easter Bunny, Cadbury Creme Egg and Peeps. I was disappointed that there wasn’t some truly bizarre ingredient in at least one of the candies.

Read the full story HERE.

The First Endorsement Of The 2012 Campaign May Be The Best – Gary Busey For Donald Trump [video]

Pollen! Pollen! [video]

iPhones and iPads Track Users and Store Location Data

Two British software developers discovered a disturbing feature built into Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Not only do both devices track the user’s location, they record that location data into an unencrypted file on the device.

The Telegraph reports –

Apple iPhone users’ movements are being tracked and stored without their knowledge in a file that could easily be accessed by a snooping employer or jealous spouse, security researchers have found. The continually-updated log is held on both the iPhone and the computer it connects to and contains a list of coordinates, and associated timestamps. The records go back to the release of the fourth iteration of the iOS operating system in June last year. The true contents of the enigmatically-named file “consolidated.db” were discovered by two British software developers who were working on ways of visualising location data for websites. “At first we weren’t sure how much data was there, but after we dug further and visualised the extracted data, it became clear that there was a scary amount of detail on our movements,” said Alisdair Allan and Pete Warden. Mr Warden previously worked for Apple in an unrelated area. Mobile network operators keep records of users’ movements based on which masts they are connected to, which police and intelligence agencies can access legally. The data stored by the iPhone could however be accessed by anyone with access to it or the computer it connects to, and is not protected by a password or encryption.

Apple’s reason for recording the data is unclear and its spokesmen did not return calls requesting comment.

Read more HERE or HERE.

How to Fix Any Computer – The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

original source

How To REALLY Erase a CD [video]


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