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Archive for November, 2014

Ten Years of the TST Forum

The Sand Trap Forum is One Decade Old Today

52 Of The World's Most Widespread Myths And Misconceptions, Debunked The image file is here: vv3xq6cm46gejh9hxnug.png 1,276×2,792 pixels (for now, anyway). And from, 78 Cocktails Every Bar Person Should Know.

Core Speaker

The Core wireless speaker system Dave and I each have one of these things coming. It supposedly sounds really good, so… Yeah. I really have almost no actual use for a speaker. Maybe I can use it as a PA system or something when I give a talk. A bluetooth microphone would be all that's […]

Wal-Mart and Apple Pay

This Verbal Confrontation Shows Why Walmart Will Never Accept Apple Pay (Video) As Tim Cook said, people like their credit cards. They're reasonably secure, they provide a record for billing, they offer rewards and points if used responsibly, they're easy to use, etc. CurrentC or MCX is none of those things.

Unregistering iMessage

You can now Deregister and Turn Off iMessage if you switch to Android or something…

Twice over the past three months I've awoken to find that my computer had set opened too many files. One time it essentially corrupted my Mail (I had to "restore" old accounts from Time Machine because Mail had lost track of all the accounts - the emails themselves were still there, of course), and the […]

Astronaut – a NASA FIlm

Astronaut - A journey to space from Guillaume JUIN on Vimeo. Do yourself the favor of watching it full-screen.

PIxelmator 3.3

Pixelmator 3.3 is out. Unfortunately, you still have no clue what your foreground and background colors are…

10 Things I Believe About Baseball Without Evidence Let me say that again: statistical analysis (that we in the public are aware of) takes the most important element of the sport, and ignores it. It's like having Newtonian physics without relativity and quantum mechanics. There's a lot you can do with Newtonian physics, but at […]

Apple to GTAT

Apple to sapphire supplier: “Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement” A $50 million penalty for breach of confidentiality per occurrence. No manufacturing processes could be modified by GTAT without Apple’s prior consent but GTAT must immediately implement Apple’s suggestions. GTAT must fulfill any purchase order placed by Apple on the date […]

Spamming a Text Spammer

Guy Perfectly Turns The Tables And Gives Text Spammer A Taste Of His Own Medicine Earlier this summer someone contacted me about golf lessons for his son. Long story short, he was going to send me a check for an amount (we'd never even discussed the cost of lessons), and I was to give the […]

Dropbox on Yosemite

@gruber I lost this one. Apple improved Dropbox integration when releasing its own drive. — I love Anil, but… (@anildash) November 6, 2014

Monty the Penguin

I like this commercial a lot. I'm such a sap.

Amazon Echo? No Thanks

Amazon Echo - Official site It's always listening. I'll pass. Six Colors: Siri, Cortana, OK Google, meet Amazon Echo