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Roxy
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 2:15pm

Originally posted 2010-09-05 13:40:33 -0400. Bumped and promoted. -- GH

It is probably no secret that I love Google. :)  In fact just this past week, GreyHawk and I were trying to decide on a name for my Google affliction (addiction?). 

On the 30th of August Mashable announced on Facebook that Priority Inbox was being rolled out. This was almost as exciting as the "read more

Roxy
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 1:39am

We've been waiting for it ... making phone calls from your gmail.  Google announced its release today:

If you have a Google Voice phone number, calls made from Gmail will display this number as the outbound caller ID. And if you decide to, you can receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail (see instructions).

We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones&rd...read more

Connecticut Man1
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 10:06pm

Google? You'd expect this from Verizon but from Google?


Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority

Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege.

The charges could be paid by companies, like YouTube, owned by Google, for example, t...read more

GreyHawk
Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 7:04am

 

Ever heard of the Fermi Paradox? Essentially, it's this:

If there are intelligent civilisations elsewhere in the Universe with technologies that far surpass our own, why do we see no sign of them?

The article The Fermi Paradox, Phase Changes and Intergalactic Colonisation, posted June 26 online at the Technology Review, two gentlement from the National Technical University of Ukraine have come up with a new take that's yielding some interesting insights:

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Connecticut Man1
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 11:15pm

A couple of surprises from the U.S. Copyright Office:

It’s no longer illegal under the DMCA to jailbreak your iPhone or bypass a DVD’s CSS in order to obtain fair use footage for educational purposes or criticism. These are the new rules that were handed down moments ago by the U.S. Copyright Office. This is really big. Like, reall...read more

Unenergy
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 11:39pm

I’d put my money on solar energy. What a source of power!
I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.
I wish I had more years left.

Thomas Alva Edison
February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931 (aged 84)

That second part, the bolded comment got me thinking that Edison, recognizing the potential of the sun to meet our energy needs and knowing that fossil fuels were a finite resource, towards the end of his life wanted very much to be...read more

Roxy
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 12:46pm

NASA joins the ranks of RPGs with Moonbase Alpha ... just released today.

NASA's Moonbase...read more

GreyHawk
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 2:50am

Question for folks, particularly science-types:

The pressure from the Deepwater Horizon well, which forced the blowout, and the steady stream of escaping oil...is that pressure solely from the weight of the many atmospheres of water above it? ...or could some of it be from internal pressures?

Regardless, does anyone know whether releasing all that pressure will lead to settling of the surrounding crust/mantle, leading to possible shifts in pressure in plates and affecting/effecting earthquakes?

Note the following Google Search for potentially relevant articles on pressure related t...read more

GreyHawk
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 4:01pm

Remember years ago when the concept of "Customer Service" didn't exist and if you had a problem with a product and called the company, you got nowhere? Perhaps some of you have worked with products or services that came "as-is" and offered no additional feedback, and only token support -- no actual support, but a suggestion for "where to go" if you had a problem...and the alternate meaning for "where to go" was more likely the intent, as the actual "where to go" was nothing more than a relatively barren wasteland populated only by others searching for solutions to similar problems?

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GreyHawk
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 5:28pm

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