70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. If you’re that type of person and are looking for a few extra skills to pick up, or if you’re a newbie aiming to get a handhold on the honor that is geekhood, read on to find out what skills you need to know.
Anthropomimetic Machines No matter how closely a robot resembles a human on the outside, if you crack it open, the jumble of wires is unlikely to bear much resemblance to our insides. A group of European researchers aims to bridge that gap--its robot prototype is anthropomimetic, meaning it mimics the human form. There's a skeleton made of thermoplastic polymer, actuators that correspond to each muscle and kiteline as tendons. The goal is to create a more human-like robot that interacts with and responds to environments the way we do. 2. Yesterday's fuel cells, like those seen here on Spacelab, require a hydrogen infrastructure. Coal is dirty, and fuel cells run on hydrogen--that's the conventional wisdom. 3. 4. Scientists at Caltech have been folding microscopic strands of DNA into interesting shapes for the past few years. 5.
(Illustration by Leandro Castelao) 6. (Photograph by Associated Press) The ideal prosthetic limb would behave like part of the natural body. 7. 8. 9. Top10 - Lifehacker. Guides. Pack for iPhone: Our List of the Best iPhone Apps. Recover Data Like a Forensics Expert Using an Ubuntu Live CD. Pack 2010: Our List of Essential Windows Downloads.
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The main three-box System Guide leads off the return, with the traditional Budget Box, Hot Rod, and God Box addressing three different price points in the market. The main System Guide's boxes are general-purpose systems with a strong gaming focus, which means you won't find any office boxes or bargain-basement machines here. The low end of the scale, the Budget Box, is still a formidable gaming machine despite its reasonable price tag ($600-$800). The Hot Rod represents what we think is a reasonable higher-end general-purpose computer that packs plenty of gaming performance, although we've adjusted the price tag down $200 from the traditional price, into the $1200-1400 range, to reflect upon the fact that building a nice machine with a high-end video card has gotten quite a bit more affordable. The short take would be: the Budget Box is for those who are seeking the most bang for their buck.
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