Saturday, September 18, 2010

Odds and Ends 51

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WSDOT -- Countdown to construction: major changes for SR 520

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ENGADGET -- Australian researchers trap tiny particles in tiny tractor beam

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MASHABLE -- E-mail to Barack Obama Gets UK Teen Banned from U.S.

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GOOGLE CHROME BLOG -- Tip: Just the text, please! I love you, Google Chrome. (No "you autocomplete me" jokes.)

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ART ON THE FENCE -- A Summer Exhibit - this was cool, though I missed it. The kind of cool stuff you get in a real city. *sigh* Anyhow, a construction fence became a summer crowd-sourced art exhibit in Ballard (Seattle).

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WASHINGTON STATE HIGHWAYS -- Washington State Route 107

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BOSTON.COM -- Russia, a century ago - in color - so cool.

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SETH GODIN -- The power of buttons and being normal - Taxi drivers resisted adding credit card readers. But those that have added them have seen their tips skyrocket. How come?

-9-10- Videos after the break... New tricks for the helicopters that will eventually form the backbone of skynet, what would have happened if a computer company had followed its original plan of tying other people's devices together instead of just getting tired of waiting for good products and decided to create them all themselves?

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Covered these little guys before in number 35 (#10) and number 30. Now imagine the buzzing they make en masse once they figure out how to self-replicate and start roaming the earth eliminating human life. But for now, the latest from UPenn's little future Skynet quadrocopters: the ability to calculate trajectories on moving objects and the ability to go from a starting point of "thrown"



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And then they decided to just do it all themselves. Amazing to look back...

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