Created: Saturday, 31 December 2016 03:55
So we have all the most advanced gadgets we could possibly have and our lives now seem so intwined with the technolog we are now relying on. Years ago we never needed any of these gadgets .. but then again it was not as easy to complete tasks ..
so what do we have?
Digital everything even refridgerators come with digital components.. but really what advantages have they really have they brought to our lives. So now we have broadband internet, satellite internet and GPS communication. What has it done for us? Well aside from tracking our every move and the shopping channel, ebay not sure actually. Has this actually saved us tme or or created more problems complicating our lives.
Consider for a moment .. if we did not have technology what would have changed would we be any further ahead. For example TV
we had the old Vaccum tube TVs that were black and white and color .. which worked fine for years, but then LCD and LED came out .. and everyone dumped the CRT Tvs for the plastic LCD / LED versions .. there actually hs not been too much improvement over the CRT .. what did we gain? space would be the answer .. LCD and LED Tvs are thinner not as heavy and now with HDMI sharper and cleaner in some cases? well .. CRT produces a very nice picture. Another advantage is the heat from the Tub Tvs vs the LCD / LED well .. they both produce heat.
People will argue that LED/LCD is superior to CRT Vacucum Tube Tvs but its really more conveinient for business to manufactire the LED/LCD version of TV.
- SmartPhones vs Rotary and Push Button: Here we have changes in Leaps and bounds .. Smartphones are virtually computers, stores with a phone attached. IT must sound odd to discuss your most personal electronic device like that. Business had to make money somewhere .. the phone alone was not making any money for business so they had to figure out a new market and way to make money.
Internet - what really is the Internet?
Well its a File system and a computer connected to other computers with file systems that light up, nothing more. What do we do on the internet ? most people search for files on the file system .. and play them or send messages within the computer network.
more to come...
Created: Friday, 30 December 2016 16:45
Some people like to dance around it, but let’s all just stop pretending for a moment, if we can. Google’s Pixel smartphone is practically a carbon copy of Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. Take an iPhone, slap a big weird glass plate on the back, move the fingerprint scanner from beneath the display to the back of the phone, and you’re pretty much left with a Google Pixel. It’s okay, it’s a nice design. In fact, more smartphones featuring Apple’s iPhone 6/6s/7 design have been sold than any other smartphone design on the planet. If you’re going to build a phone and copy another phone’s design, this is definitely the design to copy — especially if you’re going to partner with a copy that already rips off the iPhone’s design all the time.
As it turns out, however, Google may have copied more than just the iPhone’s design when it created its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The company might also have copied one of the worst problems that’s currently plaguing iPhone users. more
Created: Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:18
When Steve Jobs decided that Apple should go ahead and build its own branded smartphone, he entrusted his trusty lieutenant Scott Forstall to assemble a team of Apple’s best and most ambitious engineers to develop what would ultimately be known as iOS. That Jobs was quick to give Forstall so much responsibility wasn’t much of a surprise. Throughout the early-mid 2000s, Forstall played an increasingly important role in spearheading successive versions of OS X. What’s more, Forstall already had a strong working relationship with Jobs stemming from their time together at NeXT.
Jobs famously gave Forstall a lot of leeway to develop Apple’s iPhone team as he saw fit. Indeed, the only constraint Jobs gave Forstall was that he couldn’t hire anyone from outside the company. In typical Apple fashion, development on the iPhone was to be kept a closely guarded secret.
During Apple’s 2012 patent lawsuit with Samsung, a deposition of Forstall revealed all sorts of interesting details about how Apple developed the iPhone under lock and key. One of the more interesting aspects of how the iPhone came to be is that Forstall didn’t even tell prospective team members what they’d be working on. Instead, Forstall explained to engineers that Apple was working on an incredible new product and that if they were willing to join the team, they would have to “work hard, give up nights, and work weekends for years.”
Forstall also divulged that the secretive iPhone project was internally known as “Project Purple”, and work done on the project was conducted under heavy security.
As Forstall explained a few years back: “The [Project Purple] team took one of Apple’s Cupertino buildings and locked it down. It started with a single floor with badge readers and cameras. In some cases, even workers on the team would have to show their badges five or six times.” More
Created: Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:09
Washington (AFP) - Twitter on Wednesday began streaming 360-degree video, allowing users to interact and get behind the scenes of live broadcasts. "Starting today, you can check out live, interactive 360 videos from interesting broadcasters and explore what's happening with them," Twitter's Alessandro Sabatelli said in a blog post. "You'll be able to get an inside look with well-known personalities and go behind the scenes at exclusive events." The first such video was delivered over Twitter's live Periscope application from broadcaster Alex Pettitt, showing a Florida sunset, while allowing users to see it from different angles by clicking on the stream. "With 360 video on Periscope, you can experience moments with the broadcaster and take a look around? --? it's one step closer to actually being there," the Periscope team said in a blog post. "Starting today, you'll be able to join live 360 videos on Periscope and Twitter from some incredible broadcasters? -- ?getting front-row access at exclusive events, traveling to places across the globe, and getting up close with well-known personalities." More
So we in society need 360 video to improve our lives? How .. what is it going to do for us really .. more cat videos in 360 degrees? I dont think so .. maybe Twitter should spend time improving the servers and responsivelness of the current service that made them what they are now. Instead of trying to be a youtube with 140 character posts.. We all love Twitter but sometimes they do things that give us a reason to scratch our heads..
Created: Monday, 26 December 2016 17:56
Hey all, decided to post this doc about the little Terra Miner Hardware / Software setup I had going for a while. It was actually more than you see in the picture but I only had the one pic to show lol. It consists of 10 ASIC Terra Miner Cointerra Machines, in this area.
It was 10 x 1.6 Terra Miners only 8 in the Picture
it roughly equals about 18 plus TerraHash
Run on a Cisco 24 port Ethernet Business Switch
With 60 Megabit Cable Internet Connection
Cat 6 Cables
Netgear Router - never failed lol worked perfect and was pretty good when rebooting machines because the IP kept changing off a cold reboot. I had to keep finding the IPs for access to the Admin panels.
3 x 20" High Velocity Steel Fans
200 amp Electrical Panel
Rubber Matt for Grounding
Re Inforced Table
20 amp plugs
Independent electrical breakers