Category Archives: Technology

Personal and Private Are Meaningless Now

Another in my “this just came up and inspired me” series.  Should we be concerned with our personal and private lives being mixed in with our public lives? Thought 1 Why are we different people publicly and privately?  I guess … Continue reading

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Science and How it Affects Us Everyday

This is often one of the hardest things to get across to students… and many other people.  The simple fact that science is used in our daily lives to such an extent that we would, literally, be sitting in caves … Continue reading

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RNA Building

So, my copy of Wired arrived Friday.  I finally had a chance to sit down and read it this morning while the boy watched cartoons.  One article was pretty cool.  It described a ‘game’ in which the players tried to … Continue reading

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New Site “Hit” Protocol

I think the internet needs a new way to judge site or page hits. The current method of cataloging each unique visitor or each page draw just isn’t sufficient as it gives false information.  What kind of false information? Well, … Continue reading

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3D Printing and Nanomanufacturing – Why a Post Scarcity Society Can’t Exist

There are a variety of 3D printers out now and many of them are high accuracy, multi-material devices for around $1000.  There are a variety of companies that are exploring 3D copying.  Basically a scanner scans an object in three … Continue reading

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Can Apple Change Public Education?

Engadget reports that Apple is busy creating a model for textbook purchases that is just like its music model. That may be a good plan, but they are aiming this at high schools.  Having done my time in the trenches … Continue reading

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Using Science to Figure Out Facebook Tips and Tricks

Today a friend of mine on facebook posted this. Hello friends, as you all know I like to keep my FB private except to those I am friends with. So if you all would do the following, I’d appreciate it. … Continue reading

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The New Year and the Future

We sit around the table, remembering fun times with family and watching the boy explore his new toys.  Then we get to talking about how radically different things are not and how much more radically altered things will be in … Continue reading

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Cerebus – My new PC

I got a really nice Christmas present in the form of permission to build my new PC.  I’ve been needing one for a while.  My old Athlon 2.41Ghz with 2gigs RAM, just wasn’t doing well at all.  There were some … Continue reading

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New Internet Piracy Proposal

UPDATE 12-5-11  Someone else has found a couple of the loopholes I mention below and some work arounds.  Yep, there are already workarounds for SOPA. What really cool is Representative Zoe Lofgren has also asked these kinds of questions of … Continue reading

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