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Augmented reality is really neat stuff, especially when teamed with something like Google Glass. This video is really interesting but in a lot of ways intrusive and somewhat creepy.
Posted: March 7, 2014 @ 10:16
That's some very good camouflage.
Posted: March 7, 2014 @ 09:56
Well, not really. While there is a lot of good that has come out of the USA there are also a lot of bad things that have been done in the name of democracy.
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 17:06
I'm a big fan of Breaking Bad - but if you knew your life had a definite, measurable end - what would you do? Check out these questions...

And even if your life doesn't have a deadline attached to it - why aren't you enjoying yourself?
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 16:50
The scope of this project is amazing. And it can't be done (at least initially - for a long time) by people because the radiation is deadly.
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 14:54
National "security" agencies are doing their darndest to make sure that people don't know exactly (a) what they're doing and (b) how much they're interfering in people's lives. The only inference one can make here is that there are many laws being broken.
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 14:53
It is highly disappointing what our government is doing (or in this case isn't doing) with respect to climate change. And that's not to mention their latest efforts at trying to cut down some more forests just for the hell of it.
Posted: March 6, 2014 @ 11:32
Not very smart - if you've got a payout and it has a confidentiality clause, best to keep it confidential. Putting it on Facebook is not how you do that.
Posted: March 3, 2014 @ 15:23
It comes as no surprise that the government's broadband checker overestimates what speeds people will get. It's all in the interests of promoting their non-fibre "NBN" (and I use the quotes deliberately) solution. They're just trying to prop up the insane idea that our crumbling copper network is good enough for most people.

Certainly my speeds at home are slower (18%) than what I should according to the website.
Posted: March 3, 2014 @ 15:11
Wow - this is amazingly powerful. I can't even begin to think of the things you could do with this.
Posted: March 2, 2014 @ 16:43
In 1974 no less. Clarke imagined so many things ahead of their time - a true visionary.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:47
This was a great game in its time. And there is a clone of this available for your mobile phone - download "Final Fwy 2R" from your favourite app store.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:45
Definitely one of my all-time favourite movies. And this examination of it shows the amount of work that goes into a really good movie (or any work of art) that you just don't notice until someone draws your attention to it.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:44
I've said it before - DRM is an issue. Here - if you've bought something (not rented it - bought it) then it is yours. Sure you can't copy it and redistribute it but you should be able to use it because you've paid for it. Your rights should not be arbitrarily revoked because someone up the vendor food chain changes their mind.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:42
What if all of your embedded devices were hackable? There would be no way to secure all of them and to make sure that your data is kept private. Well, that world is probably here already.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:40
And another example of why we can't trust our government security services to play by the rules.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 15:24
Like any new technology, time travel will be abused.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 14:18
Make sure you aren't part of the problem - take video the right way on your phone.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 14:00
About a minute-long video - the pit stop is probably less than three seconds of that. Wow.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 20:04
We need more people like this who can clearly articulate the benefits to those who think that the current broadband environment in Australia is worthwhile. NBN (in its original FTTH design) is the way of the future. We should stop messing around and just do it. It is worth the money - in 50 years time the Australian population will regard us as idiots if we don't do it and heroes if we do.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 14:10
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