Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Twitch

Interesting that this chart says "Peak Viewership" I think CNN during a crisis might out do Twitches peak (eg #Ferguson etc)
http://lostremote.com/amazon-buys-twitch_b46009

But still interesting to see.

Now the real question is what advantages does Twitch have over competitors?

What enhancements can be built on top to compete from provider's number 2-10.

Who are the next biggest competitors?

Why does someone go to twitch over them? content or features?

Will there be a bidding war for various organizers to trade platforms (eg HuffPo style)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

One Last Hug

If you have access to #HBO run don't walk to watch this documentary
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3300942/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

They don't have a trailer on IMDB but there is one here - http://www.summer365.com/camp-erin-hbo-documentary-one-last-hug

I know it sounds like a sad thing to watch but its inspiring to see how anything and anyone can be changed.

BTW the filming and editing of the storylines is pretty special as well....so be sure to keep an eye out for Irene Taylor Brodsky's other work as well.

Joel Salatin food film festival

Every time I think I've heard enough of this guy I learn something new.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1gKezkKYzI&feature=youtu.be

Friday, August 22, 2014

Feeding pigs

Really interesting article about feeding pigs (and essentially what human food is ...and isn't) - http://permaculturenews.org/2014/08/22/can-cow-produce-100-pounds-pig-feed-day-poland

Makes you wonder about what it is you are "consuming" today and what you need versus don't need in order to be healthy and survive as a human being.......should we all be eating soylent green after all?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time Warner Cable Ultimate 200 and 300 mb rollouts?

Anyone reading this gotten the TWC Ultimate rollout yet?

I’m looking to replace my SB6141 with the new SB6183 but cant find them anywhere to purchase yet (yes Amazon have a link but 3 week delivery http://bit.ly/twc-sb6183  )

I noticed the WestVillage got letters this week - http://timewarnerinternetmanhattan.blogspot.com/2014/08/twc-maxx-in-effect-and-speeds-good-twc.html?showComment=1408552638332#c418600502706577934 announcing the update but nothing here for Brooklyn heights yet.

QR codes on tombstones

An up-close look at a QR code on a monument. (Courtesy of Quiring Monuments)
QR codes, sometimes mocked for their lack of popularity or knack for popping up in unexpected places, have found a happy home in Anchorage. Last week the city’s assembly voted unanimously to allow families of the deceased to place QR codes on its columbarium wall, a 600-foot long structure that can hold about 9,000 urns.
“This QR code, I’m really excited about that,” said assemblyman Ernie Hall at the meeting. He then suggested expanding the uses of QR codes to signs in local parks, so citizens could easily learn why the park’s namesake was honored.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/08/13/qr-codes-find-a-warm-reception-in-anchorage/



The bigger question is if these codes are indirect to servers that the end owner doesn't control....what happens when the servers get turned off? and how long does the $150 payment guarantee connectivity for?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Murder is bad ok....but this is even creepier

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101916998

Bravo is accused of kidnapping and strangling his friend Christian Aguilar in September 2012 after an argument. Aguilar disappeared on Sept. 20, and Bravo was charged with murder eight days later. The trial for the case began last week.

Defendant Pedro Bravo, right, has a discussion with defense team member J.D. Thomas during Bravo's murder trial at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla.



So lets be clear murder is bad ok....but this is even creepier  

"Records also show Bravo also used his iPhone's flashlight nine times the day Aguilar disappeared"

.....wtf????

How, why, who provided the prosecution with this information and why is my cellphone even keeping a record of this???

Seriously, get the F out of my life and stop collecting data.....otherwise I might need a "swamp".

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Windows enabled monitors?

I was reading about the Wintel enabled Galileo boards today....I wonder if you can run regular X86 apps on these? ...and if so whats to stop a monitor manufacturer using these to "windows enable" monitors that are sufficient for browsing/email/minimal task desktop monitors.

intel board wiot

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2463640/microsoft-pitches-windows-for-internet-of-things-to-maker-community.html

it makes you question what needs to be "on the device" and what can be stored "in the cloud" on an Azure instance.





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Feed the beast

Its an interesting time in tech....can Amazon survive and deliver the fabled profits it seeks (needs?) to justify the myth.

Or has it gotten to a stage where it is just impossible to feed the beast.


- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/business/media/plot-thickens-as-900-writers-battle-amazon.html

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

New album just arrived yesterday - think I've had it on repeat pretty much for 2 days straight.


Its different, but still kind of grinding in the dark, sex on a stick kind of lyrics like Acid Tongue album.


This one has pretty much been my fav so far.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5GDwuUTYAY