There seems to be this huge misunderstanding that anyone who knows something about computers is a geek and can fix them, regardless of what is broken. In reality, when it comes to complex issues, most geeks simply know how to use Google and aren’t afraid to try and follow instructions they found online. The thing is, this is an amateurish approach, which is fine when playing with your own computer. It becomes a problem, however, when someone else expects you to do a professional job. Why You Should Never Ask Friends or Family to Fix Your Computer [Opinion]
We have a saying here at MakerBot: “Full Speed Ahead!” We use it to refer to the passionate, unstoppable momentum of our team as we develop 3D printing technology that will transform industry, design, and everyday life as we know it. Since tonight is New Year’s Eve, we’re pausing for a moment to reflect on the year behind us. 2013 was a year of hard work, growth, and evolution for MakerBot, and we want to recognize some of the landmark accomplishments we poured our hearts and souls into. From “Star Trek” to “Tron” to “The Matrix”, the idea of taking something from the physical world and recreating it in the digital world has always captured our imaginations. This year, we made that technology a reality when we released the MakerBot® Digitizer® Desktop 3D Scanner, which quickly turns the things in your world into 3D models that you can modify, improve, share, and 3D print.
How Do I Figure Out How Many MegaPixels Are Necessary for Printing a Photo at a Specific Size? Dear Lifehacker, I have a camera that's capable of more megapixels than I can fathom, and I know I don't need photos at such a high resolution, but I do want to be able to at least print full page photos. How can I determine how many megapixels are necessary to print a photo at a given size? Sincerely, MegaConfused Dear MC, This is easy to do but a bit harder to explain. First, we need to translate the megapixel rating of your camera to actual pixels.
The Phone Call Is Dead photo © 2008 mike | more info (via: Wylio) In the tech industry saying that something is dead actually means “It’s on the decline.” And yes, the phone call is on an inexorable decline. My original title for this post was “The Phone Call Will Be Dead In __ Years” but as consumer inertia is somehow still keeping our parent company Aol in the dialup business, I thought it might be prudent not to include an ETA on the death of the call. Less obsolete but more annoying than a handwritten letter, the phone call is fading as a mode of communication even if the nostalgic will be singing its praises for awhile. We reached a breaking point in 2008 when text messaging topped mobile phone calling in usage, and we’ve been living in a world dominated by text based communication ever since (Thanks Twitter).
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