Saturday, November 17, 2012

How is money created?



Friday, November 16, 2012

2 young guys refused to leave breastfeeding room

The below 2 young guys were videotaped for refusing to leave a breastfeeding room in the Woodlands Regional Library despite after being told to leave. They even made a vulgar gesture in the video.


The full story can be found at TNP.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Text-only Browser Powered by Google Scripts

Interesting Google Scripts by Digital Inspiration capable of displaying a webpage in text only display and also double up as a proxy server to retrieve restricted webpages.

Goodbye to the Windows Live Messenger soon

It has been donkey years since I last used Windows Messenger as my main IM. A few days ago, the Windows Live team blogged that the Windows Messenger will be retiring soon in all regions except mainland China, making way for their just-bought-1-year-ago Skype.

A post on the Skype blog announced the integration of Messenger into Skype. Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger friends.

President Obama teary thanking campaign staff

Friday, November 09, 2012

How to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7?

Mashable has an article with screen captures on how to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7 without having the need to ditch Windows 7.

A brief summary on what are to be done:

  1. Create a new empty partition.
  2. Download Windows 8 from Microsoft as an ISO and burn it into a DVD.
  3. Run the Windows 8 installer.
  4. Choose to install into the new empty partition.
  5. That's all!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Apple post apology but made sure it needs scrolling

Apple first published its first 'Samsung did not copy' notice on UK site but was criticised for its inaccuracy. The UK court ordered Apple to revise the apology within 24 hours but Apple said it would take 14 days to make the change. The court of course didn't accept the argument and questioned of the technical difficulty faced by Apple.

Today, Apple finally relented and posted a more correct apology but it comes with a caveat. Any user, coming with any screen resolution and any device, visiting the UK site will have to scroll down before spotting the very non-obvious short apology statement, below the page footer. This is made possible because of some rather clever piece of JavaScript code.

In case the apology is taken down for whatever reason, read on below for the revised apology.

Samsung / Apple UK judgment

On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.

Now then I know why it took so long for Apple to put up a 2nd more correct apology.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Google Translate improved - Now with reverse translations for suggestions

Google Translate is now improved! After completing a translation, Google Translate will now provide reverse translation back to the original language for their suggestions so the user can better determine which of the translated terms are more appropriate.

Our users often tell us that they check our translations by translating them back into their original language. Reverse translations can distinguish translations of different meanings and reveal subtle differences among similar words. Each translation is now annotated with its most frequent reverse translations.

This is an excellent update. Do note that for now, this feature is currently available only when translating from or into English.

» A Smarter Dictionary for Translation | Google Translate Blog

iPad Mini Commercial

Showcasing the history of their iProducts at the same time. And, it's FUNNY!

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