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The search for dark matter and dark energy: Patricia Burchat on TED.com Physicist Patricia Burchat sheds light on two basic ingredients of our universe: dark matter and dark energy. Comprising 96% of the universe between them, they can’t be directly measured, but their influence is immense. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 16:09) Watch Patricia Burchat’s 2008 talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, ... Synesthesia on demand
Suing is too stressful and quixotic. Besides, it’s the Internet: how can anyone erase the inerasable? But courtesy of a new Web site called ICorrect , people who feel unhappy about “obvious misinterpretations, misinformation and what some might call total lies,” in the words of the site’s founder, Sir David Tang, can now attempt to set the record straight. “The superhighway is jampacked with stops where at every place you’ll have mud thrown at you,” said Sir David, 56, a businessman, socialite and celebrity friend extraordinaire who is best known for founding the department store chain Shanghai Tang .
Today, things couldn’t be more different. Thanks to the familiar drop-down PC menu, most of us have a favourite typeface – and perhaps also a least favourite typeface. We choose and change them daily on our laptops and e-readers, whether we’re writing an email or choosing how we want to view a website, blog or novel. No longer the provenance of specialist designers, typefaces have gone mainstream. Books like Simon Garfield’s ‘Just My Type’, aimed at the everyday reader, are in the best-seller list. The eminent German typographer Erik Spiekermann has over 100,000 followers on Twitter.
The much anticipated Firefox is out in the wild waiting to be downloaded. The feature list is long and exciting. Lifehacker has a nice article about what’s new and awesome in Firefox 4. One thing I didn’t like was the Opera-like menu button. Opera is a respectful and innovation leading browser, it doesn’t look good to replicate exactly the Opera’s menu button changing only the color. Anyway, I can live with that, I love Firefox, I use it everyday.
Recently at Ars we've had a couple of discussions about the use of HTTPS—that is, HTTP secured using SSL or TLS—for every website, as a way of keeping sensitive information out of reach of eavesdroppers and ensuring privacy. That's definitely a good thing, but it has a flaw: it requires HTTPS to actually be effective at protecting privacy. Recent goings on at Certificate Authority (CA) Comodo provide compelling evidence that such trust is misplaced. There are two interrelated aspects to SSL. The first is encryption—ensuring that nobody can understand the communication between a client and a server—and the second is authentication—proving to the client that it is actually communicating with the server it thinks it's communicating with. When a client first connects to an HTTPS server, both parties have a bit of a problem.
Posted by Tom Foremski - March 25, 2011 Danish startup Podio made a splashy entrance this week into the US market and I'm not referring to the torrential rains soaking San Francisco. In a week dominated by the news of the launch of $41m startup Color Labs, it was an impressive feat. Podio, which offers apps for small businesses launched an App store and opened a pop-up store in San Francisco-- and managed to attract many of the top digerati of San Francisco. I met many of the Podio team, in town from Copenhagen, Denmark, led by the impressive Tommy Ahlers, a serial entrepreneur -- a rarity in European tech circles. Successful European entrepreneurs tend to go off and enjoy their money rather than get back into the trenches and build new companies.
Information seems to be everywhere these days, bombarding us via Twitter, Facebook and the Web, not to mention the creakier delivery systems of newspapers and other “legacy media.” It has even made it onto the best-seller list, thanks to the success of James Gleick’s latest scientific door-stopper, “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.” Dispatches From the Book Review
PROVIDENCE, RI—According to a study released this week by Brown University's Department of Modern Culture and Media, it now takes only four minutes for a new cultural touchstone to transform from an amusing novelty into an intensely annoying thing people never want to see or hear again. "The American populace experienced a genuine sense of enjoyment when initially exposed to phenomena as diverse as the Double Rainbow video, the actor Jon Heder, and the phrase 'Stay thirsty, my friends,'" lead researcher Irene Levinson said. "But what's remarkable is that these exact same things were rejected with an almost violent revulsion less than 240 seconds later." "The results are the same for everything from TV news bloopers to professional ad campaigns, with only a handful of exceptions," Levinson added. "For example, it takes, on average, less than 90 seconds to go from feeling delight to active enmity for anything that involves talking infants." Enlarge Image
Almost two weeks ago, discussions arose in the Neowin forums as to whether Google was planning to change their Google Chrome logo to a more simplistic design. Well, today it has been announced that indeed they are now going to start pushing the new design and those who have been using the developer builds of Chrome or Chromium should have started to see it pop up. The design overall looks cleaner and seems to follow the Chrome idea of making things simple. In the statement , posted on Google’s Chrome blog, the general consensus by Google was that a redesign was needed to show the true meaning behind Chrome, in which the new logo “embodies the Chrome spirit — to make the web quicker, lighter, and easier for all.” There have been several hints that the old logo would soon reach its end, with Google posting numerous advertisement pieces that display a more modern, simplistic logo.
There’s a scene in the movie when , who plays a robot-hating cop, visits Bridget Moynahan, the impossibly gorgeous scientist, and they begin to argue. She gets angry. Her personal robot immediately walks into the room and asks: “Is everything all right, Ma’am?
Do you chew on the end of your pen while you're thinking?
If you thought English dictionaries adding "D'oh!" — the ever-so-famous catchphrase from pop culture icon Homer Simpson — and "unfriend" in the past was a big deal, or even humorous, you may find yourself LOLing about this one. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has decided to include various Internet instant messaging language terms, or as they call it "noteworthy initialisms," including OMG, FYI, LOL, and even the non-acronymic ♥.
Article Written by My career has included owning and operating my own computer repair business as well as teaching at the local community college -- both of which were located in Tuolumne County, California. During this time I was fortunate to have contracts with the city of Sonora and several established real estate firms. I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri six years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
From the day that babies are brought home and cradled in their pink or blue blankets, implications have been made about gender and color. While there are no concrete rules about what colors are exclusively feminine or masculine, there have been studies conducted over the past seven decades that draw some generalizations. Let’s take a look at what they say about color and gender. Click on the graphic below for an enlarged view:
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