MetaWatch’s new Meta smartwatches are looking to be the answer to the plastic, nerdy-looking smartwatches that have flooded the market of late. Featuring a design by former Vertu designer Frank Nuovo, the new Meta watches give aesthetics and comfort as much priority as the watch’s actual smart functionality.
That’s one ugly watch. Wow, I don’t understand that design at all, not for me, for rich people with no idea of practicality maybe, but all of that excessive metal framing around that screen is fugly.
Get more from your thumb drive
Firstly you should know about:
Portable Apps from http://portableapps.com/apps
My flash drive is running: 7-Zip, Blender, ClamWin, DiffImg, Firefox, GIMP, Hijack This, Kaspersky, LibreCAD, LibreOffice, SeaMonkey, SpyBot, Stellarium, Thunderbird, VLC media player, and WinDirStat.
So, from my flash drive I can browse the web with my customized copy of Firefox with all of my favorite addon’s to keep me reletively safe. It can also run a free version of photoshop called GIMP, and scan for viruses via several different scanners and thus detection engines.
Multi-Boot thumb drive
If you dabble with Linux at all, this is for you. Using YUMI or SARDU you can install multiple ISO’s of Linux distributions along with boot discs and DOS tools onto one flash drive. In simpler words, boot many different operating systems from one thumb drive.
Instead of making this post longer here’s a tutorial for YUMI.
My favorite live systems and tools:
Falcon Four’s Boot CD
Trinity Rescue Disk
Ultimate Boot CD
Dr. Web Live CD
AVG Rescue Disk
Kaspersky Rescue CD
F-Secure Rescue CD
BitDefender Rescue Disk
Comodo Rescue Disk
System Rescue CD
Redo Backup and Recovery
The only way we can solve a problem is by a human solution, a totally human solution, an international solution, a cooperative solution. It is important that the world get together and be suffiently a unit to face the problems which attack us as a unit. The problems with the ocean, with the atmosphere, with the soil, with the population, with pollution, with anything you want to aim - do not distinguish among us! How then can we distinguish among ourselves? There must be some way of getting together, and of deciding not that the United States will tell Brazil what to do, not what Brazil will tell the United States what to do, but what the people of the Earth will tell themselves they must do.
This is from Chuck..
Those alligator clips are shorting those fake circuits..
Did they get their prop inspiration from Hackers? Traces aren’t that huge or wide, any PCB designers that see this will want to die.
I might as well use visual basic to code a gui and track their IP address.
Dorian Rolston on lucid dreaming research:
Lucid dreaming is unusual and unstable, she insists, perhaps only “an exception, an accident.” She grants that regular dreaming may serve some critical biological function—nightly information processing, say, or bodily temperature control….
Not so much anymore, but when I was a teenager almost every dream was lucid, as soon as my dream began I was in complete control. As a young kid if I had a nightmare I’d change it like changing the channel on the TV, I’d imagine pressing the arrow on the remote, and boom, everything would change. Knowing they were dreams I’d do crazy things like steal cars but I still maintained most of my fears like of extreme heights.
When your mind doesn’t have to interpret all of your senses it’s left to create very amazing environments that our biology finds hard to distinguish from reality, thus we sit and question how real everything is because it’s just a hologram being assembled in our heads.
Anyways, I never understood why people had problems with nightmares until I was older, I used to wonder why they just didn’t imagine something else..
If you’re prone to dropping your tablet, the older galaxy tabs are possibly the easiest and cheapest digitizer replacement I’ve ever done.
2 screws at bottom. Pop out screen/components from back case. Heat adhesive, unplug and remove old digitizer. Apply new digitizer, connect, close device, re-screw shut.
Seriously, love the galaxy line.
My first black to white iPad conversion, new digitizer, bezel, and upon request the old black home button.
I might make the best, most detailed iPad repair video ever. I have a great technique for getting the whole broken digitizer off in one piece despite cracks in the glass :D
Pet Tree Vertical eco planting system has won Green Dot Awards and International Design Awards for its ingenious system. It utilizes re-used PET bottles by structuring these bottles into a unique tree-like shape that features an innovative water circulation system that collects rainwater while allowing drop irrigation. This system promotes reusing plastic bottles to reduce plastic waste in our environment and at the same time it’s a great solution for urban organic growers.
Designer : Dr.Hakan Gürsu
The main body will be made out of recycled plastic materials while the protective membrane will be produced by the extrusion and welding of cellulose acetate. Its main support body will be made out of 1mm thick of stainless steel. Pet Tree Vertical eco planting system offers a new way for urban farming with minimum resource use while provides maximum efficiency. It cuts back manpower, save more time, growing more plants (horizontal area), and reduces the amount of carbondioxide oscillation by using the waste PET bottles.
The target consumer of Pet Tree Vertical eco planting system would be both individual user and rural society who want to grow their own food. With limited urban space, it’s possible to increase the amount of production even more. The membrane has been designed to protect these plants from birds or any other harmful living creatures.
You’d say Elon Musk was crazy, except that he has an unnerving track record of turning his dreams into reality.
Good, long read by TED curator Chris Anderson drilling down on the comparison between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Anderson is taking a look at their specific genius “Here’s how I think of it: system-level design thinking powered by extraordinary conviction. Each of those italicized phrases is critical.”
Here’s a couple more highlights from the article:
It is no surprise, then, that Musk has often been referred to of late as “the next Steve Jobs.” The comparison I want to make between them, however, is not just in the diversity and scale of their achievements. It’s also in their thought processes. I see in them a mental trait that is incredibly rare, a trait that has made me a huge admirer of both men, and of their creations.
Jobs’ greatest contribution was not to build the world’s most valuable company. It was to empower the creativity of a generation of outside-the-box thinkers around the world, and to prove for all time that great technology can be beautiful. Likewise, Musk’s legacy won’t be in the wealth he’s creating (despite the possibility that he could be the world’s richest man within a decade). The promise of Tesla and SolarCity is that they will provide a pathway to a sustainable future.
This by far the best Elon Musk article I’ve read in many months. Be sure to check out the “Tale of Two Entrepreneurs” list at the base of the article comparing the similarities between Jobs and Musk.(via elonenthusiast)