Saturday, December 31, 2011

MC2 Post 1150 The 10 Stories that Defined Tech in 2011



From:  http://gigaom.com


The 10 Stories that Defined Tech in 2011
 




GigaOM gives us a snapshot of    

What Really Was Happening 

in TECH in 2011  


Wingman.





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GigaOM also has a pretty Good List of 
Favorite APPS.  Wingman.
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From:  http://gigaom.com


Here are some of our favorite 
apps of 2011











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Well I did not see any Games Apps on THE LIST

and I really got tired of Angry Birds a while back.
  
But I do have a few favorite Game Apps.  

Remember I have a Jail-Broken iPod Touch.







Fragger, WordWARP and BeJeweled 2, 
are my Current FAVS.  WingMan.


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MC2 Post 1149 Fixing the Holes of Missed Blogger Posts




For One reason or another I missed a blogger post here and there during the year.  
Here's the latest list since August.

Wingman.

The LOG file:

December Missed 1 Posts:  18

November Missed 11 Posts:  9,11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,28

October Missed   2 Posts:  6,18
and days with   2 Posts: 4, 12,19,23,30

September Missed 2 Posts:  1,25
and days with   2 Posts:   28

August Missed 3 Posts:  13,26,27
and days with   2 Posts:  15


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I Fixed the 18th of this month with the 
following Post:

MC2 Post 1141  The Ones That Got Away in 2011

Missed Blogger Post

Month--Date

December 18

MY Favorite Christmas Movies

Patrick Stewart as Scrooge.
Jim Carrey as Scrooge.
Bill Murray as Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol eBOOK.
Scrooge McDuck

A Great Story, like Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" can be told
in many ways and still come out Fresh.  These three adapted Movies still hold the wonder of Dicken's story.  Of course most of dialog in the first two are straight from Dickens himself and so has a very familiar ring.

Humbug !

Stories of this era were most often read aloud.

In fact, I watched the Jim Carrey animation on Netflix.

Part of their agreement with Starz 

and thus Disney too.

If you haven't seen it, it's a must see.

The CG animated FX's are A-Mazng.

Netflix has the rights for only  

a few more months.

Wingman.

a small Netflix ruby-styled logo.


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Friday, December 30, 2011

MC2 Post 1148 Next-Gen iPad







Sorting out screen, battery, chip, timing rumors


242 Characters = Utter Stupidity.... Use the 26 character Link Below instead.


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iPhone, iPad Ring in 13 percent of All Online Purchases on Christmas

If you used an iPhone or iPad to buy something online on Christmas, you had plenty of company.


250 Characters IS Even Stupider Folks.... Use the Wiser 26:


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Apple Tripling its iPad Lineup in January? Not so fast

A report claiming Apple will release two different iPad models next month is starting to look pretty shaky.


Holy Cow! 237 Freakin' Characters.  The Only Thing I hate About the Pulse App.


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As Millions Of Consumers Unwrapped Kindle Fires Over Christmas, Mobile Ad Impressions Spiked 261 Percent



Link:  http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/30/as-millions-of-consumers-unwrapped-new-kindle-fires-over-christmas-mobile-ad-impressions-spiked-261-percent/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29


Another Lame use of Links with 228 Characters....



TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/7ranuda

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

MC2 Post 1147 Microsoft Issuing Unusual Out-of-Band Security Update














In a rare move, Microsoft is breaking its normal procedures and will issue an emergency out-of-band security update on Thursday to address a recently disclosed vulnerability that affects various Web platforms industry-wide.


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-100 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2638420)


Published:


Update: Microsoft has released the security bulletin as planned. The patches are available here.






The Story about the patch is here at the www.SecurityWeek Page.








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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MC2 Post 1146 Google Jumps into the Music Market on Page One















Google Music Turns Up The Heat; Introduces $0.49 Singles




Link:   http://thatgrapejuice.net/2011/12/google-music-turns-heat-slashes/



TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/bq2xbf7   


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MC2 Post 1145 The Paradigm Shift in UIs




Brought on by the Mobile Computing Revolution…





Even Linux is Changing Horses (user interfaces) in mid-stream.





TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/78ouxmd


Changing Linux Inter-FACES...



KDE’s 4.0



GNOME 3.2


Xfce 4.8



FAENZA Gnome Icon Theme


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Monday, December 26, 2011

MC2 Post 1144 Introducing Android Training












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Sunday, December 25, 2011

MC2 Post 1143 What IS Faster than the Speed of Light





Usually I Post this Kind of Stuff on my Dark Side of Matter Blog, but it's become pretty Regular Tech Topical 
and it's just too Cool.






This Year, maybe a couple of things.

 

Scientists Report Second Sighting of Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos




Two months after scientists reported that they had clocked subatomic particles known as neutrinos going faster than the speed of light, to the astonishment and vocal disbelief of most of the world’s physicists, the same group of scientists, known as Opera, said on Friday that it had performed a second experiment that confirmed its first results and eliminated one possible explanation for how the experiment could have gone wrong.





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Faster-than-Light Neutrinos could be Proof of Extra Dimensions



The recent announcement that neutrinos had been observed seemingly going faster than the speed of light sent shockwaves through the physics community. But there's one possible explanation that could keep Einstein's relativity intact and open up a whole new cosmos.



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Now, a Superfast Camera that Captures the Speed of Light!





PTI Dec 19, 2011, 12.50pm IST


LONDON: Believe it or not, scientists have developed a superfast camera, the size of a dustbin, which can capture the speed of light.

Prof Ramesh Raskar at the MIT Media Lab told 'The Sunday Times': "With our ultra-fast imaging we can actually analyse how the photons are travelling through the world."

The camera can also create 3D images because it is capable of "seeing" photons oflight even inside objects, say the scientists.

The device was made by adapting a "streaker tube" -- used by chemists to scan and capture light. It can record the progress of light pulses through a flask of liquid. Each still picture had a shutter speed of 1.7 picoseconds -- a trillionth of a second.






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Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Ones That Got Away--Missed Blogger Posts





-Missed Blogger Posts-

Month--Date:

December 18th

My Favorite Christmas Movies:


Patrick Stewart as Scrooge
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A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart:




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Jim Carrey as an animated Scrooge

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A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey Trailer:




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Bill Murray as a modern-day Scrooge


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Scrooged Trailer with Bill Murray:






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The iPod Touch Free eBook
of the Classic.

Reading is Fun again.  

Really.




Scrooge McDuck 
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Mickeys Christmas Carol Volume 7
Scrooge McDuck Disney Trailer:




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A Great Story, like Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" can be told
in many ways and still come out Fresh.  These three adapted Movies still hold the wonder of Dicken's story.  Of course most of dialog in the first two are straight from Dickens himself and so has a very familiar ring.

Humbug !

Stories of this era were most often read aloud.



The Fourth Picture is the eBook available on many devices.

The Fifth is just for fun.  I Like Disney Characters.



More Modern Christmas Videos


Remember: "You'll Shoot your eye out..." 

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A Christmas Story Trailer (1983):






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 Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone Trailer  (1990):






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And the "burning" after-shave...


Yes they're still popular, and most are
still available on DVD's.

In fact, I watched the Jim Carrey animation on Netflix.

Part of their agreement with Starz and thus Disney too.

If you haven't seen it, it's a must see. 

The CG animated FX's are A-Mazng.

Netflix has the rights for only a few more months.

Wingman.




Friday, December 23, 2011

MC2 Post 1141 ANDROID POLICE Root the Kindle Fire


Kindle Fire Root reignited, beats 6.2.1 update


TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/7k56w3v

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Amazon's latest attempt to lock down root access on its Kindle Fire has been, well, routed. It took the tinkerers mere days to catch up and the new root file is now up for grabs, courtesy of Android Police and a few good devs. The method is app-based and looks to be disarmingly simple, but the usual warnings apply; mess up those software internals and bam, you've voided your warranty. Those still willing to dabble can find the full details at the source link below.



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I Still Think the Nook Tablet is the Better DEAL.

Right Now.  Wingman

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