Inspiring

Mozilla Seabird: Best tech concept of the decade (Get a towel)

Nov 29th, 2010 | By

You can read all about the concept here but to be clear this is simply a concept, mozilla has stated they have absolutely no intentions of entering the OS nor the hardware market. The Mozilla Seabird, part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content
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Netvibes – This will change your life, your virtual one at least

Jul 9th, 2010 | By

HTTP://WWW.NETVIBES.COM In my experience with talking with folks that are much more tech savvy than I, one of the most surprising things is how few people know about Netvibes, even more surprising is how few people in the world actually use this brilliant free resource.   I’ve had this post in draft forward for well over
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Bill Gates on Cnet – Talks about why he’s fired up

Jan 24th, 2010 | By

In a recent video interview Bill Gates did with CNET , he talks about this work with his foundation, what’s getting him fired up and how to tackle some of these bleak challenges facing the world today. I find it interesting just to sit and watch this man talk, such an unassuming guy that I’ve
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Science Fiction as a tool for human survival

Jan 24th, 2010 | By

It was like film directors and authors realized this magic lamp where they could very surreptitiously put these unquestioned injustices into peoples minds and make them question them for the first time. I wouldn’t call this a ‘golden age’ of sci-fi but it certainly was a purer age.



Government Funded Study shows P2P Users purchase more music

Nov 6th, 2009 | By

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ippd-dppi.nsf/eng/h_ip01456.html An interesting study commissioned by the Canadian Government shows evidence that p2p users purchase more music than their non-pirate brethren and at the very least that p2p activity has absolutely no effect on purchasing habits, and consequentially nothing to do with the woe’s of the music industry. To Quote: In the aggregate, we are
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If you haven’t already you need to watch and listen to Hans Rosling

Aug 28th, 2009 | By

The passion this man has for what he does is intoxicating.  In every one of his talks you are amazing, laughing, and intrigued by the statistical information he is dishing out.  He takes something so dry like health stats and makes a truly compelling case for it and then gets you wrapped up in the
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Malaria Vaccine with 98% efficiency 3 years away from Human Trials

Aug 21st, 2009 | By

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327213.800-malaria-vaccine-holds-out-eradication-hope.html There is concern about how to pay for this vaccine when it is finally developed.  At a 98% rate of success at stopping the virus governments and aid groups around the world should be lining up to pay for this.  There is talk that this could eradicate Malaria which would be the single larger
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Coeur De Pirate – A beautiful girl from Quebec with an even more beautiful voice

Jun 20th, 2009 | By

I heard her on Q yesterday, and her voice just took me away.. She had this amazing song that was unbelievably haunting. Béatrice Martin (b. 1989) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter from Quebec, who performs under the stage name Cœur de pirate. After a brief stint as keyboardist for Bonjour Brumaire , she released her
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Great TED Talk: Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

May 31st, 2009 | By

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions. In a games related issue this makes me really rethink how I am going to structure the pricing for
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Quotes from a book written in 1948 that is insanely relevant today.

May 26th, 2009 | By

In accordance to the principles of Doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor.
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