Wireless N Support in Next Gen iPhone Implied by Apple Job Posting [Unconfirmed]

After the iPhone 3.0 firmware update, we wondered whether the would bring a new chip with support for 802.11n. Now a job posting on Apple’s website is feeding that theory.We’ve already seen that the has a Broadcom BCM4329 chip with …

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(1) the next gen iPhone
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5199267/unconfirmed-next+gen-iphone-includes-support-for-80211n-networks

(2) newest iPod Touch
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5357667/new-ipod-touch-teardown-reveals-80211n-fm-transmission-hardware-plus-room-for-nano-camera

(3) Apple
URL: http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=1&method=mExternal.showJob&RID=27315&CurrentPage=1

Single Photo Tutorial: How to Make a Mask With Photoshop [Photoshop]

Get it? Get it?? Yeah, I bet you got it. [ via via ] (1) tumblr URL: http://nickmcglynn.tumblr.com/post/308160460 (2) tumblr URL: http://peterfeld.tumblr.com/post/308177685/via-nickmcglynn (3) Super Punch URL: http://superpunch.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-make-mask-with-photoshop-link.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SuperPunch+%28Super+Punch%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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(1) tumblr
URL: http://nickmcglynn.tumblr.com/post/308160460

(2) tumblr
URL: http://peterfeld.tumblr.com/post/308177685/via-nickmcglynn

(3) Super Punch
URL: http://superpunch.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-make-mask-with-photoshop-link.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SuperPunch+%28Super+Punch%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Five Things to Watch in the New Year

Credit: NASAWell first off I hope everybody had a good year and 2010 is even better.Here’s my list of five things to watch for in the new year:1.  .  The servicing mission is complete and Hubble is in fine form.  …

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(1) Hubble?s new camera
URL: http://hubblesite.org

(2) the ?predictions?
URL: //www.swpc.noaa.gov/SolarCycle/SC24/index.html

(3) WISE
URL: http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/

(4) an article on SOTT
URL: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/200019-Russia-Considering-Sending-Spacecraft-to-Knock-Asteroid-Off-Path-And-Prevent-Earth-Collision

Laptops in the Year 2000 Were the Smartphones of Today [Decades]

Now I want you to close your eyes and squint really hard. Because I’m going to tell you about a time that feels ancient, a time when Sony made some of the baddest laptops around.Way before the internet made the …

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(1) Sony VAIO PCG-SRX99
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/sonyvaiopcgsrx99/

(2) HTC
URL: http://www.htc.com/www/product/hd2/specification.html

(3) Product Page
URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20021123202351/www.bestbuy.com/ComputersPeripherals/Notebooks/ViewSelection.asp?m=488&cat=494&scat=495

(4) Review
URL: http://pcworld.about.com/news/Oct232002id106118.htm

Art, Meet Science | Cosmic Variance

Apologies for the dismal lack of blogging — apparently even scientists travel around the holidays, who knew? I’m in South Carolina at the moment, so instead of the well-constructed argument (complete with witty parenthetical asides) on a pressing issue of …

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(1) sketches by Richard Feynman
URL: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2009/12/sketches-and-paintings-by-richard.html

(2) Via Chad Orzel
URL: http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2009/12/links_for_2009-12-31.php

(3) How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
URL: http://www.amazon.com/How-Teach-Physics-Your-Dog/dp/1416572287/

(4) linked by Brian Mingus in comments
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2009/12/17/dark-matter-detected-or-not-live-blogging-the-seminar/#comment-110882

(5) dmtools
URL: http://dmtools.brown.edu/

Thorium, the Next Uranium [Science]

Wired has a fairly epic look into a material that could make nuclear power both clean and safe called thorium—named after the Norse god of thunder. Of course, scientists recognized its promise back in the 1950s.Whereas uranium is extremely rare, …

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(1) Wired
URL: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/ff_new_nukes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29

(2) Image
URL: http://students.hthcv.hightechhigh.org/~vcasas/10/C.M/myspaceTemplate.htm

Year End Statement

Thank you for your continued support and interest in ItalianFuturism.org.  Your scholarship and enthusiasm has made this year’s centenary celebrations a success.Capitalizing on this year’s momentum, I look forward to providing you with up-to-the-minute information in the new year.?Grazie per …

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(1) Please consider supporting ItalianFuturism.org
URL: http://www.italianfuturism.org/support/

(2) Share/Bookmark
URL: http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.italianfuturism.org%2F2009%2F12%2Fyear-end-statement%2F&linkname=Year%20End%20Statement

fire figting

i want to have some information about how to supervise aproject of fire fighting in big hanger for air crafts and is it allowed to have the foam blader tank in out side with no room to cover it and …

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How To: Execute the Ultimate Phone Prank With Skype [Pranks]

Here’s an of a trick for anyone feeling lonely, vindictive, or very drunk this New Year’s Eve: with Skype, you can connect any phones in the world, and listen in on the results. Man, what a decade.Here’s the game, as …

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(1) old gem
URL: http://gizmodo.com/368913/how-to-make-all-of-the-phones-in-your-office-ring-simultaneously-and-get-away-with-it

(2) quicksilver 5
URL: http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/aka80/dont_text_this_phone_no_more/c0i0g68

(3) Reddit
URL: http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/aka80/dont_text_this_phone_no_more/c0i0g68

(4) Previously
URL: http://gizmodo.com/368913/how-to-make-all-of-the-phones-in-your-office-ring-simultaneously-and-get-away-with-it

Time Warner Cable’s Genius Solution to Possible Fox Outage: The Internet! [TimeWarner]

PSSSSST! Hey, Time Warner Cable! If you tell everyone , they’ll probably start doing it for all your other programming, too! Self-defeating bitterness really is the perfect way to say goodbye to 2009.The spat between Time Warner and News Corp …

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(1) how to watch Fox shows from their PC
URL: http://rolloverorgettough.com/zipcode/10012

(2) silly full-page ads
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5436599/time-warner-cable-takes-subscription-fee-fight-to-the-people

(3) living without cable or satellite TV
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5366161/life-without-cable-or-satellite-tv-is-easier-than-you-think

(4) home theater PCs
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5420853/why-its-finally-time-to-get-a-home-theater-pc

(5) Time Warner Cable
URL: http://rolloverorgettough.com/zipcode/10012

(6) All Things D
URL: http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20091231/time-warner-cable-shows-subscribers-how-to-cut-the-cord/

Saving Tasmanian Devils From A New Form of Lifeā€“Themselves | The Loom

Tasmanian devils have given rise to a weird new quasi-form of life: a cancer that spreads from animal to animal like a parasite. In tomorrow’s New York Times, I on the latest analysis of devil’s facial tumour disease, published in …

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(1) report
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/01/science/01devil.html?ref=science

(2) a tumor that jumps from dog to do
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2006/08/09/a-dead-dog-lives-on-inside-new-dogs/

(3) the tumor escaped its original dog host thousands of years ago
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111%2Fj.1558-5646.2009.00724.x

(4) article
URL: http://carlzimmer.com/articles/2007.php?subaction=showfull&id=1173216962&archive=&start_from=&ucat=10

(5) The Best American Science Writing 2008
URL: http://www.harpercollins.com/book/index.aspx?isbn=9780061340413

(6) Image: Wikipedia
URL: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tasmanian_devil_head_on.jpg

Wassup with lead solder anyhow?

I had the chore yesterday of prepping some equipment for use in an electronics lab. There were about two dozen breadboard like arrangments of resistors and capacitors, most of which had been put aside and marked “problems” or similar. When …

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Ben Stein schools Ron Paul on Foreign Policy, strong support for Israel

From Eric Dondero:Ron Paul appeared on Larry King Live on Monday night, along with Co-guests humorist Ben Stein and ironically Rep. Sheila Jackon-Lee of Houston. The subject: The Muslim Christmas Bomber. Stein has been a longtime favorite of cultural libertarians …

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(1) Libertarian Leanings blog
URL: http://www.libertarianleanings.com/2005/06/ben_stein.html

(2) Jihad Watch
URL: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/12/ron-paul-theyre-terrorists-because-were-occupiers.html

(3) JudeoFascism
URL: http://www.judeofascism.com/2009/12/ben-steins-attack-on-ron-paul-another.html

(4) IncogMan
URL: http://incogman.wordpress.com/

(5) American Spectator
URL: http://spectator.org/archives/2009/12/30/a-ron-paul-moment

(6) Blue Collar Blog
URL: http://whyimnotademocrat.blogspot.com/2009/12/ron-paul-calls-us-occupiers.html

(7) HotAir.com
URL: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/12/29/ron-paul-on-the-airline-plot-theyre-terrorists-because-were-occupiers/

(8) YouTube
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFdG4eySIU8&feature=player_embedded

Peter Schiff shifts to Pro-Defense stance: Says intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq may have been justified

On Iran, if they don’t let our inspecters in, we need to “just blow the place up”Woodbury, Connecticut, Nov. 19, speaking to a local Young Republican group from :QUESTIONER: I take it you wouldn’t have gone into Afghanistan and Iraq…SCHIFF: …

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(1) YouTube video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0M3_2JHvTs&feature=player_embedded

(2) PoliticalLore.com
URL: http://politicallore.com/blog/?p=642

(3) 500,000 tons of yellow cake
URL: http://libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com/2008/07/saddam-husseins-wmd-enabling-yellow.html

(4) press release
URL: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20091229005076&newsLang=en

(5) schiffforsenate.com
URL: http://http://schiffforsenate.com/

(6) RandPaul2010.com
URL: http://www.randpaul2010.com/

(7) GaryJohnson2012.com
URL: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

The Decade in Tech Stocks: Hope You Had GOOG and AAPL [Y2k10]

Turns out it was a tough decade for tech companies. First the bubble they helped create burst and took the rest of the economy down with them; now the credit markets have sunk them in return—with two notable exceptions.I’ll admit …

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(1) pop on a rumor
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5433864/how-the-apple-tablet-is-already-making-people-rich

(2) Google
URL: http://www.google.com/finance

List of Speakers Announced for the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference in February

Astronauts, researchers, educators, senior government officials including the director of NASA’s Ames Research Center, Dr. Pete Worden, and the head of the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Dr. George Nield, and representatives from commercial space companies and the Commercial …

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(1) clicking here [pdf]
URL: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/nsrc2010/pdf/program.pdf

(2) Southwest Research Institute
URL: http://www.swri.org

(3) Universities Space Research Association
URL: http://www.usra.edu

(4) Lunar and Planetary Institute
URL: http://www.lpi.usra.edu

(5) Commercial Spaceflight Federation
URL: http://www.commercialspaceflight.org

(6) research and education applications
URL: http://www.commercialspaceflight.org/suborbital_science.shtml