Thursday, February 28, 2013

MC2 Post 1532 A Bad Number for this eBook Reader






Barnes & Noble Reports $6.1m LOSS in 
Q3 2013 Earnings


From:   http://www.slashgear.com



Of course, Barnes & Noble was expecting to take a big hit, so they’re about as surprised as we were (read: not surprised at all). NOOK made $316 million this past quarter, while the same time last year, it made $426.6 million. Overall, the company saw losses across the board, including their retail business, which saw a 10.3% decrease from last year.







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The New Season of Pony League

Baseball 








Picture taken with my Nexus 7 Tablet during

Live Streaming Podcast



Yellow   Highights For JAYHAWKS Games
 
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Walnut Pony League Live Webcast

This Has been added to Favorite MC2 Links

On Right-Side Column.


Link:   http://walnutponybaseball.org/webcast


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MC2 Post 1531 How to Play All YouTube Videos Without Flash Installed






Google has been offering a so called HTML5 trial on the video hosting site YouTube for some time now.

Visitors of the site can join the trial to use HTML5′s video capabilities instead of those made available by Adobe’s Flash plugin. While that is great as it reduces the dependency on third party plugins, it may at the same time be limited to select videos depending on the browser that is being used.

The main reason here is missing support for one of the standards used by YouTube to make videos available. Mozilla Firefox for instance supports WebM but not h.264. While that is going to change soon, it does not seem to have an impact on the availability of videos on the site.


From:   http://www.ghacks.net

I’d like to share with you an option to play all videos on YouTube without Adobe Flash plugin even if h.264 is not supported by the web browser.

All you need to do is point your browser to the following address: http://m.youtube.com/

Please note that you need to actively switch to the desktop again as you can’t replace the url the other way round.

The easiest way to do so is to load the following url in the browser:


http://www.youtube.com/?nomobile=1

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This image is generated automatically by sky-map.org server. Ellipses on the image show the approximate positions of galaxies. Big ellipse in the center of the image shows the
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The Duck Hunt  (PSP Lua Game) 
Jon wrote for the PSP in 2005.
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Duck Hunt v0.01 (PSP Lua Game)
Added Sep 16, 2005, Under: Miscellaneous

Image provided by: Yashamaru has updated his Duck Hunt 
remake for the PSP. As it’s written in

LUA it requires the Lua-Player for PSP. Changes:


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Web Designer
How to get started with jQuery

What I'm Studing NOW!  Wingman.

jQuery, Big DATA, Non-SQL Databases,
and Sonic Mapping (What I Call it).



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IT and Big DATA:   http://www.techrepublic.com/

Preview: eComStation 2.2 Beta, the legacy of OS/2 lives on


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MC2 Post 1530 A One-Room West Virginia Library Runs a $20,000 Cisco Router





WHY  ???

Right Now, Bernanke is "explaining " to Congress why

the Economy is Doing-So-Badly.


And then  --- This Story --- came up over the Technology Wires....


Cisco, West Virginia Wasted $5M 
on Enterprise-Class Gear.

 
Again, the question:  WHY ???



From:    http://arstechnica.com







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New Holes Discovered in Latest Java Versions

From:  http://www.h-online.com/security/news/



Security Explorations has informed Oracle of two new vulnerabilities in Java, "issue 54" and "issue 55", which it says can be combined to completely bypass Java's sandbox security. Adam Gowdiak, researcher at

Security Explorations, told Softpedia that the problems are specific to Java 7 SE versions, and allow abuse of  the Reflection API in Java, "in a particularly interesting way".
 





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Because of so many Russian cars have dashboard cams, 
science  teams  using simple trigonometry were able to calculate the meteorite's trajectory.

Source of Russian Meteorite Found






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Large Daytime Fireball Hits Russia
 
The AMS Link  of this event.


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Dr. Who Will Be Back (or is it Forward) for Season 8.

The second half of season seven of Doctor Who will begin in April 2013, while filming of the 50th Anniversary special is slated to kick off in the spring so it can air after the end of the season. 







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Monday, February 25, 2013

MC2 Post 1529 A New --Televised Life-- For HPs WebOS




"Rumors fly in the face of Reality..."

LG Buys WebOS from HP for Use 
in Smart TVs

From:   http://www.theverge.com

"There was some truth to the rumors"

Skott Ahn, LG's president and chief technology officer, says "It creates a new path for LG to offer an intuitive user experience and internet services across a range of consumer electronics devices." There's no indication of whether the deal will affect the Smart TV Alliance, which LG helped set up last year in an attempt to provide a unified software ecosystem for connected televisions; Toshiba and Panasonic are also members of the group.





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As our appliances become Smarter have Users become --- "less technically savy"  ?

Absolutely!


The KISS Paradigm still blows kisses everywhere, especially in technology where the money is still flowing nicely, thank you.


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MOBILE TECHNOLOGY






HP re-enters the tablet game with the Slate 7



From:  http://www.gizmag.com

The slate's pricing matches its modest specs, coming in at a fairly reasonable US$169. There is however a lot of competition at this end of the tablet space, with devices such as Google's Nexus 7 coming in at a
similar price point ($199) and offering higher specs in many areas, including a higher resolution 1280 x 800 display and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
 






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MWC 2013 Day 1: Round-Up



 
From:  http://www.phonearena.com



Wow, Mobile World Congress really heated up today with a boom of new devices getting unveiled from all sorts of places. We started the day with a bunch of colorful new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones and ended it with the first device with Qualcomm’s most 

capable Snapdragon 800 processor.


Link:  http://www.phonearena.com/news/MWC-2013-Day-1-round-up_id40231

 

TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/be57oq4

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Viable competition to the Samsung Galaxy S III
from the New HTC One.

 

Link:  http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-Specs-Review-A-Jet-Li-of-a-smartphone_id39965

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The suit that gives you 'Spidey Sense' just like Spider-Man by tingling when there is impending danger




 



Suit uses ultrasonic sonar to detect nearby objects 

and 'warn' the wearer





Link:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2282818/The-SpiderSense-suit-ability-detect-impending-danger-360-degrees-around.html

TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/acrpth3

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

MC2 Post 1528 And The WORST Movie of 2012 Was-----




With $117 in Total Ticket Sales...


"The Ghastly Love of Johnny X"



The Worst Movie of 2012 Was Truly Ghastly...

and, "Gasp!"  a Musical...


Nope, based on ticket sales, the worst movie of 2012 was "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X," a 106-minute long black-and-white $2 million musical fiasco. According to Box Office Mojo, Johnny's box office wasn't boffo.

At all. Total ticket sales added up to … $117.

("not a typo" said Yahoo!).




From:   http://www.cnbc.com





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Think That's Spooky?  
Here's the Cable Show That's

KILLING THE NETWORKS


Where  Andrew Lincoln is a Killer.

Record 12.3 million see AMC's 'Walking Dead'

It also pulls best demo rating for any drama this season..

Even the Grammy Awards can't slow the momentum of AMC's "The Walking Dead," which resumed its third season Sunday with more record ratings.



From:    http://www.variety.com
 



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Some Animated Treats:

Fresh Guacamole by PES  A Short Animation..

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Paper Man A Short Animation Disney 

Showed Before Theatrical Release of Wreck It Ralph.
 

Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0
 

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a Pie in My Face...



 Now That's REALLY SCARY...

Which is why Media Producers and
Network Providers should not be
Owners of Both Pies...
  

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Paper Man and  Fresh Guacamole and OTHER Videos Housed at

ABC's Oscars.go.com  yuk.yuk.yuk.


Links:  http://oscar.go.com/nominees/short-film-animated/

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

MC2 Post 1527 A New Firefox and A New ChromeBook



Firefox 19 Features New Built-In PDF Viewer


From:   http://www.itechpost.com

Mozilla launched Firefox 19 on Tuesday, Feb. 19; the new version of the browser features a built-in PDF viewer that allows users to view PDF files within the browser. By eliminating the need to download the PDF file in order to view the content, this saves time and a few extra clicks.

Adobe Acrobat is no longer necessary for Firefox 19 users, since the portable document file can be read directly on the desktop. Current Firefox users who already have the Adobe Reader plug-in can disable it by
selecting Tools from the browser's menu bar, then selecting Add-Ons and then the Plug-Ins tab. Then lookfor and disable Adobe Reader or uninstall it altogether.





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WEB BROWSER DEVELOPER Mozilla has turned on WebRTC by default on its Firefox nightly releases, suggesting it is getting closer to public release.

Mozilla has been working on WebRTC for some time now and showing off demonstrations of its capabilities that allow web developers to access hardware, creating applications that run within the web browser. Now the firm has enabled WebRTC by default on the Firefox Nightly release channel.

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Can Google's New Chromebook Steal Sales 
From Apple?

From:  http://www.fool.com




 


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How Google and  LG  Drops the Ball with 
the  Nexus 4





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Best Gaming CPUs For The Money and more

Link:  http://www.macoscompatible.com/news/story/best_gaming_cpus_for_the_money_and_more.html

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QEMU for VirtualBox Rapsberry Pi OS install on windows.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

MC2 Post 1526 The Playstation 4 Conference in NY --



After The Show Details  from PC Perpectives.

(Update 2: Press conference was over a few hours ago, and we now have an official press release.)

The Playstation 4, as it will be titled, is very similar to a mid-range gaming PC. When discussing with developers, they requested for Sony to stick with a typical x86-based architecture.

Of course that does not stop Sony from describing it as a “Supercharged PC architecture”. Still, they do seem to have quite a decent amount of hardware in this box.

    8-core x86 CPU
    2 Teraflops GPU integrated on same die (update: chip).
    I did not hear AMD mentioned, but it totally is.
    8GB GDDR5 RAM (shared)
    Stereo Camera on the controller with a light bar, like the Wii, to judge distance to TV.
    Also touch sensor in the controller.
    (Update/correction: At least a ...) Spindle-based Hard Drive


From:  http://www.pcper.com/





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PlayStation 4 console: Why the Box 
Doesn't Matter.

From:  http://www.slashgear.com


This week Sony unveiled the essence of the PlayStation 4 with glimpses of

both the controller you’ll be using and the new Eye camera that’ll come

with it, skipping the part where you actually see the final hardware. But we

know the specifications of the actual PlayStation 4 console unit, and we

know how we’re going to use it – so what’s the big deal? The big deal is

Sony’s complete dismissal of the modern eyes-on presentation that the

public expects here in 2013 – without something I can literally hold in my

hands, the PlayStation 4 may as well be vaporware.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MC2 Post 1525 From the Mighty Mac Mini to a Wonderous Raspberry Pi





Techradar computing did a fair review 
of the apple mini.



size comparison next to apple mouse



From:   http://www.techradar.com



no guts, no glory...

The next generation  switch to Apple. 



A home for the Mac Mini:


 



 


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but not entirely...

There's still a little Pi in the Sky.



The Pi also found  a new home.
   



 
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