Patent Filing Lays Out What’s Next For IPhone

Patent Filing Lays Out What's Next For IPhone

Just how will Apple meet expectations? Using the patent application as a guide, Apple appears to be making room on the iPhone for flash memory, which means an end to Apple's standoff with Adobe (ADBE) that's kept iPhones from easily viewing a plethora of Internet videos.

Apple has said that Adobe's flash media player, which is on hundreds of other phones, doesn't perform up to Apple's standards for the iPhone.

CNN can be so stupid.

For the record, Flash Memory != Adobe Flash.

Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25.

That's funny, I would have thought it would drop off sooner, say, somewhere around 20.

Mayan Crystal Skull Apocalypse

Threat Quality Press: Mayan Crystal Skull Apocalypse (TQP0012)

The Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls, was the most amazingly retarded thing I've ever seen in my life. This is saying something, because I remember, in my youth, watching specials about Atlantis, and the Chupacabra, and the Tunguska Blast, and none of them were as ridiculous as this.

I'm so glad I didn't watch it now. Two guys at work today were talking about it, and they basically summed it up as thus: Take every myth, conspiracy theory, area 51, NASA cover-ups, mix it up, leave out Big Foot and you have the gist of the show.

Five Million Bricks, Sure….

Someone posted a video that purports to be a 5 million brick LEGO boulder rolling down the hill.

Somehow I doubt that it is made of that many bricks.

A 2x4 brick measures 32mm x 16mm x 9.6mm and weighs 2.5 grams. Add it all up and we should be closer to 12 feet in diameter and weigh over 27,000 pounds.

However, if they are talking LEGO units (aka a 1x1 brick) then it might be possible. A 6 foot sphere would take about 625,000 2x4 bricks and still weigh over 3400 pounds.

I'll call bull.

See also:
http://kotaku.com/5009561/indiana-jones-and-the-giant-lego-boulder
http://gizmodo.com/391587/5-million+piece-lego-boulder-chases-indy-crashes-into-car

Sham by Steve Salerno – eBook

Sham by Steve Salerno - eBook - Random House

Self-help: To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend. To many others it seems like a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it’s neither—in fact it’s much worse than a joke. Going deep inside the Self-Help and Actualization Movement (fittingly, the words form the acronym SHAM), Salerno offers the first serious exposé of this multibillion-dollar industry and the real damage it is doing—not just to its paying customers, but to all of American society.

This would make a good companion book for Weakness Finder.

The Most Effed up Fortune

Friday night I met up with Mark in New Braunfels for supper at China Kitchen. I had the sesame chicken in case you care. But aside from dining with Mark, the oddest part of the night was my fortune.

If it is meant to be, who are you to change that? It's time to believe it.

WTH, I've never believed in fate, predestiny, or any variation of those themes and I'm not about to change that. If I have no control over my future, then what is the point of living, dreaming, or setting goals? To make it odder yet, the "Learn Chinese" word on the back was Hopeful, which they phoneticized as "yao xe waon". I'll interpret that to mean that I should hope that fate brings good fortune my way.

While I'm waiting on fate to do me good (or bad?), I think I'll play my "lucky numbers" in the Lotto and see if that was what was meant to be.

21, 12, 14, 41, 6, 15.

Interesting that there are a couple palindromes there. If the 6 were 51, then I might think it is time to believe it. [Since some lotteries have a max number of 45 then maybe 6 is just an overflow of 51...]

Oh, if you play these numbers and win, please share!