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Archive for the 'Technology' Category

BitCoin Fork

I still have no idea what BitCoin is or how it works, but this doesn't sound good either: It's Time For a Hard Bitcoin Fork. Uh, okay.

Beware URL Shorteners

Scott Hanselman writes that This URL shortener situation is officially out of control. I saw a URL today on Twitter to an article on It was a custom short URL - but since I was visiting it via Twitter, it was wrapped with Twitter's URL, so I really started at When […]

Kontra’s Law

A commercial company’s ability to innovate is inversely proportional to its proclivity to publicly release conceptual products. Hello, Google.

The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk Here's one idea for where to begin: 1. Limit what kind of behavioral data websites can store. When I say behavioral data, I mean the kinds of things computers notice about you in passing—your search history, what you click on, what cell tower […]

One of the kids is named "Dash." "I like this better than Flappy Bird."

Mule Radio Closes

Mule Radio closes. The loss of The Talk Show hurt them quite a bit, I think, just as gaining it helped them quite a bit. P.S. I thought it was just "Talk Show" but even Gruber's site says "THE" on it.

Smart ED Acceleration

One gear = no shifting. I've roasted my fair share of "fast" cars within a city block…

Quad Copters (Again)

Phantom 2 Vision+ | DJI Getting Started with the DJI Phantom 2 QuadCopter for my Birthday? Still waiting. Here's to 2015?

As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish. Maybe the U.S. Government should go after Apple again.

AT&T to Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion in Move to Expand Clout I'm a long-time subscriber to both. I wonder if that will benefit me at all.

Larry Page: The Untold Story. It's tough to imagine "Don't be Evil" as a motto when one of the founders seems somewhat evil.

App.Net is Dead State of the Union No more salaried employees. It lasted, what, a year or two?

It's Different for Girls Wine was brought and toasts were made to our great future together. About halfway through the dinner he told me he had also brought me a present, but it was under the table, and would I please give him my hand so he could give it to me. I gave him […]

Bluetooth Home Lock

I've often wondered how and when we're going to have home security systems that are a bit more complex than a metal key ((Then again, it's a testament to the general "goodness" of people that we really only protect ourselves and our "stuff" with simple metal keys.)). After all, they're not exactly difficult to defeat […]

Dash Cam?

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