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Apple’s New Headquarters; So…Where Do I Apply?

June 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs appeared before the city council of Cupertino to announce the construction of a new Apple “campus”.

On 150 acres of land, Jobs proposes to build a large, circular building which will hold 12,000 employees.

Screenshot of Jobs' presentation depicting the proposed spaceship...I mean, building.

In addition to the building, Jobs wants to put most of the parking underground so that the area can be completely landscaped, nearly doubling the number of trees on the property.

The diameter of the…thing, will rival the size of the Pentagon, as can be seen in this graphic from Mercury News:

Apple-office-graphic-278x225

Whether or not the new spacecraft/donut/hoola-hoop will be able to run Flash, remains to be seen.

Still though, how frakkin’ cool is THAT???

 

Robot Sets Record for iPhone Game

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Cool video of a robot programmed to play the iPhone game “1to50” I saw via Popular Science.

The object is to simply press the numbers from 1 to 50 in the correct order as fast as you can.

The robot [the Adept Quattro] managed to do it in 6.67 seconds, which is roughly 7.5 numbers pressed per second.

The game is available for free, so I tried it myself. After 3 attempts my fastest time was 51 seconds. I am ashamed.

 

A PLAYABLE ‘Angry Birds’ Birthday Cake!

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

For those who don’t know, ‘Angry Birds‘ is a very popular (and addictive!) game for smartphones.

The premise is simple: fling birds (who are angry) out of a slingshot to knock over structures and kill the green pigs.

This lucky young man got an Angry Birds cake for his birthday. Awesome!

 

Why Am I Only Finding Out About This Now?

February 10, 2011 1 comment

I’m not sure how many people knew about this, but MIT started a revolution in 1999 when they started posting class notes and lectures online. Free. For anyone!

MIT OpenCourseWare

Now, MIT has course materials from over 2000 courses available on their website for you to download. Some have lecture videos and some even have the class quizzes and exams for you to take.

Apparently many other Universities are starting to get in on this trend too. MIT gained a lot of funding and publicity through their OpenCourseWare initiative, and other schools wish to do the same.

Of course, you can’t get a degree or interact with Professors. But still, free University lectures/notes? How can you go wrong?

I’m currently taking a refresher in Electricity and Magnetism with renowned professor Walter Lewin. Professors like this remind you why science can be so fun.

So maybe if you aren’t a huge nerd like me who misses school, this may not be so exciting.

But if you are so inclined, check it out. Some courses are also available on iTunes U (which I also just found out about) so you can download them to your iPod or iPhone and watch them on the way to work.

Happy learning!

Yahoo’s Most Searched Terms in 2010

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Yahoo! has released its top 10 searches of 2010. The list is:

1. The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

2. The World Cup soccer tournament

3. Pop singer Miley Cyrus

4. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian

5. Singer Lady Gaga

6. Apple’s iPhone

7. Actress Megan Fox

8. Singer Justin Bieber

9. “American Idol”

10. Singer Britney Spears

Now, should I do my typical geeky, anti-pop culture rant about this? I will try and restrain myself.

But #1 Oil Spill, #2 World Cup, #3 Miley Cyrus?

C’mon people! Have you seen the internet!? There’s way cooler stuff than Miley Cyrus!