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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Wrapup

First we get big, then when we get used to big, we get small, then when we get used to it we get big...

A report at PC Magazine says that Samsung may soon field a tablet to satisfy people not content with the 7", 9", 12", or even slightly larger tablets that are today's normal stock in trade.

 Instead, the company is reported to be working on an 18.4" tablet aimed at "living rooms, offices, and schools."

 There's a lot of couching going on, but it sounds like an interesting idea: It's said to run Android 5.1 Lollipop and be powered by an octa-core 64-bit 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor. 

Other rumored specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot with support for cards up to 128GB, and a large 5,700 mAh battery. 

The device also has an 8-megapixel main camera (and you thought people looked silly taking photos with their iPads) and 2.1-megapixel "secondary camera."


 A report that an early 20th century experiment has generated a belated data point.

In Germany, a Message-in-a-Bottle Found 108 Years After Its Release.

 One of many floating bottles released 108 years ago to study currents was recently found by a German couple; it washed up on a beach in Amrum, Germany.

From The Independent:

 When the couple unfurled the note inside, they found a message in English, German and Dutch. It asked the finder to fill in some information on where and when they had found the bottle, before returning it to the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. 

It said whoever did so would be rewarded with one shilling.

 Communications director of the Marine Biological Association, Guy Baker, told The Daily Telegraph:

 "It was quite a stir when we opened that envelope, as you can imagine." 

Once at the association, staff recognised the bottle was one of 1,020 released into the North Sea between 1904 and 1906 as part of a project to test the strength of currents. 

Mr Baker told the paper: 

 "It was a time when they were inventing ways to investigate what currents and fish did.

 Many of the bottles were found by fishermen trawling with deep sea nets.

 Others washed up on the shore, and some were never recovered. 

Most of the bottles were found within a relatively short time. We're talking months rather than decades."


 Gee I must be really old...Ha Ha Ha...

I had to borrow one of the floppy disk from a friend because mine was defective.

But I did get window 95 installed.

Windows 95 turns 20 tomorrow, August 24, 2015.

Dang, are we really that old?

 Users looking to upgrade from Windows 3.1 should be warned that some reviewers on the Amazon purchase page have been receiving 3.5" high-density floppy disk versions instead of a modern 150 kbps CD-ROM disk. 

Do you remember first seeing or installing Windows 95? 

Do you have any systems still running it?  

It actually loaded faster than today's windows systems.

In all fairness Windows seven before any updates loads the fastest of any of the Windows OS.

But after subsequent updates it loads slower and slower...sigh!


Some smaller pirate sites have become concerned about Windows 10 system phoning home too many hints regarding that the users are accessing their site.

 Therefore, the pirate administrators have started blocking Windows 10 users from accessing the BitTorrent trackers that the sites host. 

The first ones to hit the alarm button were iTS, which have posted a statement and started redirecting Windows 10 users to a YouTube video called Windows 10 is a Tool to Spy on Everything You Do.

 Additionally, according to TorrentFreak, two other similar dark web torrent trackers are also considering following suit. 

"As we all know, Microsoft recently released Windows 10.

 You as a member should know, that we as a site are thinking about banning the OS from FSC," said one of the FSC staff.

 Likewise, in a message to their users, a BB admin said something similar:

 "We have also found [Windows 10] will be gathering information on users' P2P use to be shared with anti piracy group."


Grizz decides that it is more fun to roll down the hill


How are those cakes in the supermarkets made?


This guy is really really fassst!
Bolt is one of the greatest athletes we've seen in a long time, so might as well watch him do his thing whenever we can.

Girl Gots moves


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More truck Fun!

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