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Feb 21 2014

Tech question: video editing

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OK technonauts, I have cobbled together a decent desktop PC from donated parts (Thank you all, you know who you are). It’s a decent mid range gaming system and that’s cool. I’ll be downloading World of Warcraft later this week if everything seems to be running OK. I did stick with Windows 7. But the …

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Feb 21 2014

Steampunk planet

I enjoyed a nice week off, during which time the Earth swung one more time past my day of birth. One of the places I visited during hiatus was a Steampunk lounge. The premise is built on the idea that Charles Babbage, or someone else, completed an analytical engine around 1840. It was by some …

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Dec 02 2013

The system that FTB built: One case to house it all

Click image for holiday bleg snail-mail detailsOver the long holiday weekend the collective “we” talked about building a PC for moi. Possibly using Linux and probably around this CPU and this MoBo. It’s kinda fun to scrounge around online or at the local junk store for other parts, it fondles my badly atrophied consumer conditioned …

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Nov 30 2013

Tech update: the system that FTB built

On the PC thread below this one, boy, did I get a great response in comments and via email! I’m leaning toward going with this CPU and this MoBo that I linked last night, and scavenging the rest as I can. It would be good for me to catch up on technology, plus I have some …

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Jun 27 2013

Best bet to meet a special someone is on the Intertoobz

When it comes to relationships, many feel if it wasn’t for bad luck they’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on end. But Cranach at Patheos directs us to better odds:

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Apr 05 2013

Google fiber, next stop, Austin, Texas?

Rumors flying, nothing official, but … No one’s sure where Google Fiber will arrive next, but the Internet is abuzz about a press conference on Tuesday, April 9 during which Google may announce that the service is headed to Austin, Texas Why is this so cool? Mainly, because I live in Austin. And G-fiber is …

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Oct 22 2012

So what do you think of Windows 8?

Naturally Bill Gates thinks it’s greeat! I and thousands like me on the other hand am condemned to suffer through the weeks of ensuing bugs and glitches and associated unoredictable total clusterfucks it will have while we’re paid peanuts:

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Oct 20 2012

Sleazy Joe Walsh doubles down on the crazy

I would have loved to post a quote and link from Joe Walsh claiming his female injured war veteran opponent insulted women, but I can’t. Because out of the blue my mouse suddenly stopped copying and pasting. The PC has been rebooted, the mouse has been replaced, it does everything else except copy and paste. It’s just …

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Oct 01 2012

Walk the world’s ocean bottoms with new Google map

Lots more coming soon, they say.

Sep 08 2012

Google cranks up the res on maps

Mecca, Saudi Arabia where each year more than 15 million Muslims visit this important religious site. Here you can see Abraj Al Bait, one of the world largest clock towers, visible even from space!

I was reading about Google’s new map resolution, and it struck me this would have been very interesting had it happened during the cold war:

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