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Oct 06
2010

Will These Replace The Laptop?

Posted by OS GIKEN in Windows , Steve Jobs , Speed , Space , Samsung , RIM , RAM , PlayBook , phone , pc , OS , notebook , Netbook , laptop , ipad , interface , Galaxy Tab , blackberry , Apple , Achilles

OS GIKEN

They’ve given it different names, yet it still looks the same. From laptop, to notebook to netbook…who knows what the differences are? Some will quote you the differences off hand, some will swear there is a noticeable difference, but honestly…there is no difference, its something that’s not stationary, you can carry it around and work on it no matter where you are! Now, it’s no more a phone war. Microsoft dabbled in phones to steal some of Apple’s market share, and then Steve became blatantly upset, and vented like any self respecting man would. Now, everyone is tossing his supposed salad!

Apr 06
2010

Uncle Eugene in Cyberspace

Posted by EgbertFly in terreblanche , Space , south africa , phishing , eugene terreblanche , Eugene , email , Cyber , crook , Criminal

EgbertFly

 

Feb 07
2010

Out of this world

Posted by Dissol in Webcam , Space

Dissol

Now, we are all fairly used to the multitude of streaming cameras around the world.  If you search about a bit you can look through web cams of almost any major city, or interesting place in the world.  Panama Canal was one of my favourites, as I watched a ship, on which a couple of my friends were serving, pass through the different locks.

I have looked at other webcams at different times...  But then, while I was searching for the reason for the delay of the latest Space Shuttle launch, I came across a webcam that is literally out of this world!!  Try going to http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html?param=station and you can follow webcams attached to the Space Station!!!  Amazing, it is not on all the time, but when it is, it is fascinating to watch it orbit around our planet.

We tend to forget that there are men and women, from a wide number of countries, circulating around in space, on board this ever growing laboratory and it has been permanently manned for nearly 10 years now.  They carry out many important scientific experiments in the microgravity that they experience, being in a low earth orbit (usually between 280km - 460km above the surface of the earth.  They experience almost zero gravity, and as Einstein is able to inform us, they arrive back on earth a few seconds older than they would have been had they stayed here.  They also experience 16 sunrises and sunsets each 24 hours.

Jan 25
2010

My fame is out-of-this-world.

Posted by sgb in Space

sgb

My name has spread far and wide in the galaxy!
In the 90's NASA received approval for a series of missions designed to bring back cometary dust, and in 1999 the first such mission - the Stardust Project - took off. The objective was to do a close fly past of comet P/Wild 2 at a distance of 390 million kilometeres from Earth in 2004, and to collect dust while travelling past at 6km/sec. This dust would be the first samples of material collected from a space body from out of the solar system. This mission was successful and in 2006 the probe with the collected samples crash landed.