Dan on October 30th, 2014

At first glance, the new HP Sprout PC didn’t really catch my eye, until I say a this new feature HP is including in its latest high end PC.  As stated in this article on TechTimes: Key to Sprout’s game-changing new computer is the combination of an Illuminator equipped with a 14-megapixel camera and an […]

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Dan on October 22nd, 2014

Its been a year since I reduced my work schedule in order to pursue stuff I never get around to doing.  Over the years I have been falling behind on just about everything – from house projects to learning about new technologies.  When I first made the decision to reduce my weekly work commitments, I […]

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Dan on October 11th, 2014

Not that we need another reason to distrust our secret government agencies, but here is a great example of why we shouldn’t have unchecked power in the NSA. https://news.vice.com/article/these-are-the-financial-disclosure-forms-the-nsa-said-would-threaten-national-security According to this article, the former head of the NSA held investments in small hi tech companies that specialized in cloud and surveillance technology.  This action […]

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Dan on October 9th, 2014

The new version of windows is out, and surprisingly Microsoft skipped a number and instead of naming it Windows 9 its Windows 10. The reason?  As per this ars technica article Terry Myerson, executive vice president for the Operating System Group, said that the new release represented such a shift in Microsoft’s approach to delivering […]

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Dan on October 4th, 2014

The rise in college costs over the last few decades have been significant. Tuition here in Washington used to be in the low $200 range in the 1970’s, now in tens of thousands of dollars.  Many theories exist out there regarding the cause  of all that – but it looks from this animated chart that it […]

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