Sep 10

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Aug 23

James Bergin: Has Apple tipped their NFC hand? -

jamesbergin:

In other words, through partnerships like the one with Nike, Apple may have already ‘announced’ their NFC play, and it might be just a matter of time before they enable a contact-less payment offering…using existing hardware already strongly represented in the market.

May 24

Hi there
Just a quick note and a couple of photos from a bar we bought yesterday. It’s a king size coconut thing, and it looks like the wrapping machine ran out of paper or something. The photos show the block after the outer wrapper was opened. I noticed the bare chocolate in the top of the outer wrapper, and accused my wife of snarfling some chocolate, but she denies touching it. The truth was revealed as I noticed the inner wrapper didn’t even cover the chocolate.
I’ve sent the original hi-resolution photos so you can do some CSI-style investigation and find the wrapping robot that is to blame. I’m not sure what his motivation was, but I’m imagining you’ll want to send a fully armoured swat team to arrest the robot. He’s dangerous. Maybe he’s going to move on to other bars with nuts and grains. I fear he may become some sort of crazed cereal killer.
We still ate it because it was yummy, and haven’t died yet, so that’s a reasonable outcome.
Cheers, Ben.

Hi there

Just a quick note and a couple of photos from a bar we bought yesterday. It’s a king size coconut thing, and it looks like the wrapping machine ran out of paper or something. The photos show the block after the outer wrapper was opened. I noticed the bare chocolate in the top of the outer wrapper, and accused my wife of snarfling some chocolate, but she denies touching it. The truth was revealed as I noticed the inner wrapper didn’t even cover the chocolate.

I’ve sent the original hi-resolution photos so you can do some CSI-style investigation and find the wrapping robot that is to blame. I’m not sure what his motivation was, but I’m imagining you’ll want to send a fully armoured swat team to arrest the robot. He’s dangerous. Maybe he’s going to move on to other bars with nuts and grains. I fear he may become some sort of crazed cereal killer.

We still ate it because it was yummy, and haven’t died yet, so that’s a reasonable outcome.

Cheers, Ben.

Apr 24

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Apr 20

chiefie:

Space Shuttle Discovery DC Fly-Over (201204170006HQ) by nasa hq photo on Flickr.

chiefie:

Space Shuttle Discovery DC Fly-Over (201204170006HQ) by nasa hq photo on Flickr.

(Source: chiefie)

Apr 06

Meh-too? No, I just don't trust tech companies. -

I don’t agree. Giving tech companies a pass on bullshit videos like this is how we got to the position we were in pre-iPhone. Nothing but half-assed crap products. Since the iPhone, we (rightly) expect more. Don’t show us a concept video that raises questions around implementation. Show us a product.

Mar 21

NZ tablet shipments fall; Android gains share | The National Business Review -

If Android tablets have 27% market share in New Zealand, then they must be special camouflaged models, because I’ve literally never seen one in the wild. It’s iPads all the way down.

Mar 19

“Socializing on the internet is to socializing, what reality TV is to reality.” — Aaron Sorkin /via nedhepburn (via krislane)

(via krislane)

“We have tested our newest breed of EcoBoost engines, in our F-150 pickup, for 250,000 miles. When we tear the engines down, we cannot see any evidence of wear.” — As Cars Are Kept Longer, 200,000 Is New 100,000 - NYTimes.com

Mar 16

“The 3rd Generation iPad has a display resolution of 264ppi. And still retains a ten-hour battery life (9 hours with wireless on). Make no mistake. That much resolution is stunning. To see it on a mainstream device like the iPad - rather than a $13,000 exotic monitor - is truly amazing, and something I’ve been waiting more than a decade to see.” — 3rd Generation iPad: Entering A High-Resolution, Post-PC World…