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Dec 02
2011

2011 - Technological Marvel.

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

2011, a year that marked an end of a decade in which so many technological bariers were reinvented, think buttons, cash, internet availability, clouds,applications and the use of the finger!

Aug 25
2011

Tablets, OS's and a realistic robot.

Posted by OS GIKEN in tablet , Steve Jobs , Robot , Repliee , OS , Droid , Apple , android , Actroid

OS GIKEN

I've been quiet for a minute now, but while in my hibernating state I sat back and kicked my feet up, 2 kids and a house later I've decided to return with hard hitting nothings and soft hitting everything’. The technology scope has changed so much over the last 18 months that one cannot pin point when it started. I've been pushing my brain into overdrive trying to figure out when exactly this revolution happened and were we all prepared for the onslaught of products all basically doing the same thing.

Take one pill in the morning, and two in the...

Tablets, its more of an accessory in malls and more of a "look at me I'm hip and cool" object in meetings and conferences. I always crack myself up when I see people trying hard not to be fazed by their using the iPad or Galaxy tab; you know that look people have when they try to act normal using something they know is amazing? They act as if they've been stroking touch screen pads since 1993, and speaking to a screen with someone else in it from 500kms away as if it’s nothing. I'm a realist, when something as amazing as a tablet pc is in my palms I go nuts about it. When I get to work all I hear is this guy was at that party with this tablet pc...Ok so we don't talk about people's shoes or their handbags or their watches anymore, we mention their tablet pc? And what the hell is wrong with people that go out to clubs and parties and restaurants with this bloody thing? Don't you already have your iPhone or BB that does what the tablet does but is just smaller for your and everyone else's convenience?

Mine runs on Android, mine runs on...

Really? Seriously? When I turn on the radio, all these hip new age kids talk about what OS will be on what phone next month. And this OS is slow and that OS can't multitask and those OS's are Gikens...sorry. What does an Android add to your existence? How does a faster OS do for your wellbeing? Why would I want to know about the next best OS? Just give me a phone that does what you say it will do very well, and then leave me be. To me it sounds like gibberish when people spend 5 minutes talking about who's OS is better, what happened to talking about real matters in life, like Whacky Wednesday's increase in prices over the last 5 years?

iRobot, do the robot dance yeah!



While you are all concerned with the exiting of Steve "Jobless" Job(s) the nerds on the far East of the world are making humans! Yes, they are making humans! I repeat they are making humans! Droids, robots...things that look like you and me, well like them, and repeat certain encoded messages to you when prompted!
See your friend of the future here

its amazing that while the world concerns themselves with things that don't really matter, we all forget that people are trying to find new and better ways of robotisizing our society. This might sound like an Illuminati New World Order agenda but this is taking place, and look at the advancements made already! Hearts, limbs, eyes are being replaced by robotic versions and have complete function! This is obviously the brilliant side to this shiny coin, but the scary part is that the robots and androids they create look way too real for my liking! In 2065 we won't know who's real and whose robot.

Some things to think about next time you swipe your finger over the Android powered tablet while sipping a Margarita with your oversized shades on trying to look cool, while you are doing this Repliee is trying to take your life!



















Aug 15
2011

Number 2 is not the same!

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

I can think back to 2003 when I had no phone! The process of a number 2 was simple, sit down and do the dirty, if its a long dirty I can just take a newspaper or magazine with me, if short, nothing is needed as all the energy and attention will be focused to one area!

Since then its never been the same, and last night I felt the brunt of not having a phone by my side for emotional support through my energy sapping experience! I left my phone in the living room and went in for the download, after literally 10 seconds I felt empty, not because of the number 2 but because my phone was not with me! I could not quickly log into FaceBook or quickly follow my favorite star on Twitter, nor could I jam my favorite music while I tried to suppress the sounds coming from this process!

It dawned upon me how attached I was to my phone! I have all manners of entertainment on there, and believe me when you do the dirty you need to entertain yourself! Some people call it an addiction and some people call it a problem but it’s much better than those descriptions, it’s a part of your being!

It keeps you occupied when you otherwise would be focused on the number 2 process and look at the floor and count the number of tiles in the bathroom etc.

We are attached to our phones and for good reason, its a form of entertainment when one really needs it, its a device that lets you pass the time when you would have otherwise focused on things you should not be focused on, its a device that fills a gap, a gap of boredom...even when doing the dirty!








May 10
2011

Companies still on Internetless trip.

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

Let’s get straight to the point here, reasons for limiting internet usage in a corporate environment:

Mar 22
2011

Why YOU and I don't vote!

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

Why you and I don’t vote: My Theory.                   

Mar 16
2011

More updates!

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

Yo everybody, some quick updates on the OS's life. Started the new job, I think I already said that? In a different Business Unit with different people with different pay with different benefits and a different vibe. I thank the Lord for this, I really wanted to get out of our IT department as so many things that were right just went wrong over the last couple of months. I'm still in IT, but a more senior role and it has to do with manufacturing...the systems and applications that control the manufacturing of the palets that we export to China and other countries...I manage these things now, make sure the business has sufficient capabilities to increase production and be safe at the same time by providing them with various systems. I quite like it, I can excell here!

We are looking at buying a house here in Secunda towards the end of the year, oh yes, I was supposed to work in Bryanston, but we decided against it. I'm also slowely but surely starting to move away from fast cars, yes I still have my fast car, but a recent spate of high speed accidents here leaving people in ICU has made me stop and rethink this robot to robot racing where ever I go. Considering selling the REVO 2 GTi...for something faster, for the track!

My wife and daughter(s) are doing vry well, at 7 months now Karli is already crawling very fast and now practicing her standing...she does not like the fact that she cannot stand on her own and she absolutely hates the fact that she needs to stand up against the couch or our legs etc. In about 2 weeks we'll see the sex of our 2ncd child, but we saw some evidence the last time we were there, but the doc didnt' want to tell us the sex too early, but we saw the same evidence as with Karli...so this will be a Danika.

Other than that, our faith in God is growing every week, we read much more Bible then we did last year, as they say, the truth is there...I see that MyDL is still going strong, I just can't come on here that much anymore, with much more responsibility given to me in my new job...

The OS is over and out - keep up the good work on the site, I love the newsletters and I see the competitions are not just being won by me anymore, lol!

Mar 02
2011

MTN and Vodacom won’t play with us.

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

 

Mar 02
2011

MTN and Vodacom won’t play with us.

Posted by OS GIKEN in Vodacom , R200m , operators , MTN , interconnect rates , ICASA

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Feb 22
2011

An Update on Everything!

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

Hi again. Its been about a month and a half since I blogged! It seems every time its just an update of what’s been happening in my life, or as its so affluently known, “The life and times of the Giken” While I’ve been gone I’ve been thinking of blogging every time, but never have the time to actually do it.

Jan 17
2011

Education and our Youth.

Posted by OS GIKEN in Untagged 

OS GIKEN

It's shocking to see how many students want to study further...its almost as if it's the grade 13 they've been waiting for 12 years now, a sort of natural progression in Education. I know of plenty students who cannot go further their studies because of the main reason people want to study...money.

Money is and always was an object. But this is where I don't understand the dilemma so many students with good grades are faced with...don't they know about bursaries? The government makes it a huge conference when they announce how much they will spend on education this year, millions. But somehow I don't see that money trickle down to students in the form of bursaries...or do students just not go and apply?

Is there corruption in awarding bursaries just like there is in awarding tenders and, for that matter, Grammy's? Yes, there is, was and always will be corruption in anything! But don't these corrupt people know that they are negatively affecting someone's livelihood? These students who cannot go to varsity...they'll have to go do odd jobs in order to sustain a living, they'll live with their parents and then before they know it they're 30 years old and the world has forgotten about them. Will something like a free education ever exist? Yes, we get huge subsidies for University studies which the government pays for that's how your R30 000 degree went down from R60 000, its actual worth.

I hope our youth can take the bull by the horns and really take their futures into their own hands...millions of rands go unspent because students simply do not apply for bursaries, each and every government department has bursaries available for that specific field...police, forensics, medical, law, media etc, all have bursaries that students must go and apply for in order to get money to study...do you think students know this? Do you think students care to take the initiative to go and get that money? I don't.






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