Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Post 628: Legendary Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies

Legendary Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies


A Math Teacher “Jaime Escalante” dies at 79 

Who Challenged East L.A. Students To ‘Stand and Deliver’

Source: A Math Teacher "Jaime Escalante" dies at 79 | Daily World Buzz

Via: Daily World Buzz


DVD Stand and Deliver



Calculus PIX

Dueling with the Abacus to find cube roots



He was a Teacher.



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MC2 Post 627: But Wait, It Doesn't Do Adobe FLASH ???

iPAD Doesn't/Won't Do Adobe FLASH???

Secret Weapon: HTML5:

Brightcove eyes iPad's Flash void with HTML5


Get Started with the Brightcove iPhone Software 

Development Kit


How many Apps Can An iPod Touch 2G Hold?


 Right Now, 185 !!!


Wingman covers Small Tech, and Big Science:

LATimes Tuesday 3:58 PDT

Large Hadron Collider smashes protons, record
The $10-billion structure at Geneva collides particles 
at three times previous energy levels. 
It hopes to find smaller particles and 
make other physics discoveries.


Things That Really Scare Me. Wingman.


Some Hackers Still Doing BAD Things Dept:


A Trojan was recently discovered in the software for Energizer's USB battery charger. Following its release, I wrote an Nmap probe to detect the Trojan and HDMoore wrote a Metasploit module to exploit it.

by Skull Security

Last 10 most recently posted security news items

Skull Security: Taking apart the Energizer trojan
Posted: 30/03/10 08:09:16 #

ha.ckers: Safari Integer Overflow Aids Inter Protocol Exploitation
Posted: 30/03/10 08:07:50 #

Light Blue Touchpaper: How to get money back from a bank
Posted: 30/03/10 08:05:58 #

Shmoocon: 2010 Videos
Posted: 29/03/10 21:39:10 #

H Security: Avira Antivir 10 - No behaviour-based detection in 64-bit Windows
Posted: 29/03/10 19:08:19 #

Computer World: Microsoft defends Windows 7 security after Pwn2Own hacks
Posted: 29/03/10 18:34:14 #

Browser Forensics: Open-source Course [pdf]
Posted: 29/03/10 16:03:00 #

Risks Digest: Warnings about Wifi-enabled air travel
Posted: 29/03/10 12:35:23 #

Risks Digest: Netflix Data Deanonymized
Posted: 29/03/10 12:35:16 #

Times Online: GCHQ - Spooks in socks and sandals "Forget the glamour of 007. We get inside GCHQ and find it is geeks

with mathematical minds and a bad dress sense who keep us safe"
Posted: 29/03/10 11:48:15 #


This is Pretty Much What IS Happening Out-In-The-Wild

Please Be Careful Out There...

The Wingman.
6:03 AM 3/30/2010


Monday, March 29, 2010

MC2 Post 626: April FOOLS Day Update

Sony PS3 Firmware (v3.21) Update

Sony Removes the "Use Other OS" Feature of PS3 in Next Update



From Discovery News

Hubble Builds A 3D Dark Matter Map


From AnandTech IT Portal

AMD's Opteron 6174 12-Core 
Intel's 6 Core Xeon


Hardware Options Create Awesome Possibilities.

I bet the Linux Boys are Drooling over these "bad boys".


Wingman, Letting the Chips Fall Where They May...


Sunday, March 28, 2010

MC2 Post 625: Impact of New Media and iPAD

The New Leveraging of iPAD in a 
Multimedia Shifting Web

by Wingman

Next Week, a new phase of Media dissemination begins.  Let's call it, for lack of a Better Word: iPAD.

The fact that Apple is a First Incantation of this New Media Platform, does not take away the baby steps of Sony's eBook Reader or Amazon's Kindle.

But as the Wired Article in the April Issue Boldly Stated: 

This Changes Everything

The challenge comes from Google's Chrome, best chance and Window's Surface, dragging behind.

Of Course, many dismiss the iPAD as being merely an oversized iPod Touch.  But never under estimate the deep think of Apple, positioning itself as a new paradigm and UI shift category. 

This is not a Kindle killer per se but a Netbook Killer, that can do besides books, newspapers, magazines, videos and maybe even Comics.  

And Not Need an old school keyboard or mouse.  If you look at any New Smart Phone: Touch is in.

Feeding this new transitional phase is the changing Web pages from the merely static to Media Hungry Multimedia delivery sites.  Flashing text or simple animation created with Javascript is no longer the norm.
You Tube changed that.  Web pages are now Full of Videos and Live content.

Rebroadcasting TV shows is/was just the beginning, as the following set of graphics show.


Graphic Novels Meet Top TV Shows

Heroes Graphic Novel Built a Fan Base.

Fringe Showed up at ComicCon

TV Graphic Novels Sell on Amazon

Fox's Human Target Came from the
Comics Arena.

Matrix Opened the Door to and for

Star Wars the Clone Wars
Shows A Quality Franchised
Toon can be made.

USA's Dexter Shows Its Hit Show
Works as a Graphic Prequel Too!


Wingman, Seeing the Big Picture.

The New Look MC2

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mc2 Post 624: iPod Touch Apps....

Made for the iPhone/Touch,  but ready 
to Jump to the iPad

TWiT Podcasts App Updated

Cool New Features and It's Still FREE !!!

From AppComments:

The App works flawlessly, and has a very neat UI. Definitely one of the best applications I've ever seen.


===================== At Bat 2010 by
It's Just Around the


YATA (Yet Another Twitter App)


TwitBird App


The Functionality of Twitter Apps Just Keep Growing and Growing.
A Nice UI, but I still Prefer to Use Twitterrific and TweetDeck.
But Hey, That's Just Me, the Wingman.

 TwitBird on iPhone


 Just One Game That Leo mentioned on McBreak Weekly Podcast.


Zombie Farm Game App for 

Wingman, Are You Ready For Some

Friday, March 26, 2010

MC2 Post 623: TECH Anniversaries

TECH Anniversaries

iPod, PSP, Wii, and YouTube's 
Charlie and Lady GaGa


iPod October 23, 2001

1st Gen iPod is a little over 8 years Old
Friday, October 23, 2009 10:55PM

Apple is so old in the MP3 player market that its already the iPod’s 8th anniversary. 

Eight years ago, Apple announced the first iPod, a clunky brick with a click wheel. 

The original iPod held only 1,000 songs, weighed 6.5 ounces and synced songs through Firewire, which took a while. 

Now, iPod Classics can hold 40x the amount of music and videos than the original, revolutionizing the way we interact with our music libraries.

Sony PSP March 24, 2005

Happy 5th Anniversary PSP!


Link PSP Blog:

Google's YouTube February 16

On YouTube's 5th anniversary, 
video of 'Charlie' reigns

February 16, 2010, 5:35PM

In honor of the fifth aniversary of YouTube, here's the video-site's 
most-watched video of all time. As of this date, the video, 

"Charlie Bit My Finger --Again!," 

has been viewed more than 160 million times.

Well Yeah, but that was A Whole Month Ago...

Lady Gaga Tips the Scales of 
YouTube Views to Over a Billion...

One Billion online views for Lady Gaga

According to Visible Measures, an internet video tracker, the singer’s videos from the album have attracted more than one billion hits, making her the first artist 
to achieve this phenomenal target. And yes, these figures do not include the statistics for the song ‘Telephone’. They announced this startling news on the 24 March, 2010.


Article on YouTube's success in April's WIRED Magazine, where 
it also 
has a very lengthy article on how iPAD will change everything.
It's Anniversary will be April 3, 2010.

Stay iTuned.

Nintendeo Wii Nov 19, 2007
Published Nov 18, 2007

Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary for the Wii !!(I think) Hopefully Nintendo will realize this and give us a great VC game and maybe

something extra special on the shop channel. (Like a new channel, or maybe a secret wiiware game that wasnt announced oooh). Any

ideas on what they have planned? if anything?

Filed Under:

The Price of Publishing: 

10,000 a gallon for Printers Ink?

Wis. college says new e-mail font will save money

A Wisconsin college has found a new way to cut costs with e-mail — by changing the font.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has switched the default font on its e-mail system from Arial to Century Gothic. 

It says that while the change sounds minor, it will save money on ink when students print e-mails in the new font.

Diane Blohowiak is the school's director of computing. She says the new font uses about 30 percent less ink than the previous one.

That could add up to real savings, since the cost of printer ink works out to about 

$10,000 per gallon.


Wingman Keeping an I on Tech Anniversaries Too !!!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Post 622: Top Notched Tech News Gleaned by MC2

Are Math Skills Needed by Programmers?

Posted on Storks:

You Don’t Need Math Skills To Be A Good Developer 
But You Do Need Them To Be A Great One


From Gizmodo:

Leave No Trace: How to Completely 
Erase Your Hard Drives, SSDs and Thumb Drives

From NewScientists:

Revealed: why hot water freezes 

TinyURL Link:

From ZDNet

Hacker exploits IE8 on Windows 7 

From Xbit:

AMD Reschedules Launch Schedule 
for Six-Core AMD Phenom II X6 Processors.


Originally Posted on Daily Rotation My Must Check Site Each Morning:


Wingman, As the Secrets to the Throne, reveal Themselves...


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What in the World IS Google Reader Play ???

Like the Saying goes, A Picture IS Worth A Thousand Words.

The Slider Bar at the bottom
Shows Current Popular Google
Reader Picks. Click on One And it
Takes you To The Story's Page.

From This,  I Found This:


Chainable USB Plug on 

Google Reader Play



Interesting but Not As Snazzy as DiggLabs 365:

Digg Labs 365


And Yesterday's HotHardware's Story 

about the WePad, 

The Android-based iPad Killer

WePad Link:


From SlashDot:

"Due to the recent exploit in Firefox, Germany has warned against its use. 
This comes a couple months after Germany advised against using IE. 
Perhaps we should start taking odds as to which browser will be next." 
Note: the warning (from the Federal Office for Information Security) 
is provisional, and should be rendered moot by the release 
later this month of 3.6.2.

Remember when Jurassic Park 
Told Us Bird Bones Were Hollow?

Well Science Digest Now Tells Us They Are 
and Still Heavy.


Please Use the TinyUrl Instead.

Wingman, Still Looking For The Right Stuff


Monday, March 22, 2010

MC Post 620: 3D is Really Coming!


Panasonic does it again, introduces 

152-inch 3D 4k HDTV


Sticker SHOCK in 3D

Kinda Jumps Out At You


Brits Get It FIRST!

British homes will soon be able to watch the likes of Avatar and Tim Burton’s

adaptation of Alice in Wonderland from the comfort of their living rooms, as

Sky’s 3D TV channel gets launched on Saturday 3 April.

Wingman, Watching the Things Coming At You...
And Me.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

MC2 Post: Beware the IDEs of March....

Just Some Fun Stuff...


I don't usually post Links To Wallpapers,
But these are Pretty Cool...


From How To Geek: 

Some Beach Fun in the Sun.

From Wired:

Tesla Sport Roadster


No, no, NO!.

A Twitter Hating 167 characters...Not Good.

Try TinyURL instead:

Also from Wired.

6 Cars So Alluring They’re in an Art Museum



Once again.....NO!

190 characters this time.  Ridiculatus !



 And From XBIT:

Possible Good From These Two:

Nvidia and the 
Tegra Company


Over At Tech Bargains:

ASUS Digital TV Tuner USB My Cinema U3100Mini/ATSC/QAM/PLUS 

$11.99 AR 

Newegg has the ASUS Digital TV Stick My Cinema-U3100Mini/ATSC/QAM/PLUS USB 2.0 Interface, for a low $11.99 Free Shipping. $1.99 Std. Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN, PR.

Equipped with high gain Y-type antenna for zero dead spot of signal reception; 3yr warranty

AR = $20 rebate Exp 3/31/10


The NewEgg Reviews Page for Product:

With Rebate INFO.

Not Great, but Still not a Bad Price.



From GizModo:

Gizmodo has a cute article on the
Death of the Rolodex


Article Writer has this Book Out:

Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By (Hardcover)

Anna Jane Grossman (Author)

Visit Amazon's Anna Jane Grossman Page
Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
(Author), James Gulliver Hancock (Illustrator)

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It's Good to Plug 

Interesting Books Too

Wingman,   Over and Out.