NASA unveils its futuristic warp drive starship!
Well here it is… NASA scientist and Advanced Propulsion Team Lead, Harold White, is in charge of the space agency’s efforts to see if a faster-than-light or warp drive is actually possible. Now, in conjunction with artist Mark Rademaker, White has unveiled a new starship design that shows how a ship might come to look in the future. Rademaker designed the first theoretical warp ship concept to consciously echo the Matt Jeffries design for the UEV-47; the first faster-than-light version of the Starship Enterprise. This new version of the ship is thought to be more compact, and according to Harold White, a better match for what the mathematics of an Alcubierre warp drive currently predict.
In Harold White’s possible Alcubierre warp drive, the ring around the starship creates a “warp bubble” that allows for faster-than-light travel inside it
Sure it’s still a concept and only a theory at best. But it’s a start. I for one would like to see humanity evolve to a point where the exploring and being part of something bigger is the driving force as opposed to economic gain.
What can I say? This has to be one of the coolest things to happen to PC gaming in a long time. I do not really consider myself a diehard PC gamer but I have several titles on my PC that I do like to play from time to time. That said I am not always in front of my computer (the one with all they horse power) where I can really enjoy it. As most people now I spend more time in other rooms of the house on my laptop and although it’s a quick little i5 notebook with 8GB it’s not a gaming system.
With this latest feature from steam you can now play your titles from you gaming system on another PC in the home running the Steam client. Like remote desktop for games. Now the video performance can be handled by the PC with the power while sitting in your favorite recliner. I can’t wait to see how far they can take this technology.
Well it looks like someone has gone a tripped over the extension cord again. Moments ago the central New York area was hit with a cable outage. It appears to have affected Syracuse, Liverpool, Oswego, Manlius, Baldwinsville, Bristol, Camillus, Fayetteville, Watertown, and Cicero. We are back up and television is operating fine. This service provider continues to fall down with its service and support for customers like us keeps declining. It’s not so much that the service went out for this short of a time but that fact that we have to PAY SO MUCH for any service that goes down.
As a consumer paying a premium for any service I expect a cretin level of reliability. That said the Comcast merger will only add to the utility’s monopoly. If you do not think that you are trapped guess again. If you want power and you want your cable and internet you better expect to pay more.
Just as National Grad increased their rates without warning our elected officials do nothing to correct it. Keep lining the pockets from big business but it’s only a matter of time till it all goes bad. We need to start looking past the greed and the do less with more attitude and really start looking out for each other.
(From: Gizmodo) As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft is pulling update support for the OS, leaving it vulnerable to rapidly mutating cyber threats. There’s precious little time to make sure your computer isn’t left to the wilds of the Internet. Here’s how to make the jump to the modern era of personal computing.
(From: Engadget) The world is flooded with electronic devices, which add up to a huge e-waste problem — but if a team of MIT researchers has its way, the gadgets of the future could be made from living cells. The team is working on hybrid materials made from bacteria that could grow anything from solar cells to smartphones. The German engineering company Festo is known for its biomimetic creations, producing everything from flying seagulls to wind turbines that flap their wings like birds.
What is the Oculus Rift? Thanks to Facebook millions of people are at least somewhat familiar with the Virtual Reality gizmo. What many want to know is what is their plan with this technology? With third-party concept, users browse an e-tailer using the Rift. After a few moments of browsing Facebook an individual clicks on a product advertised in the sidebar. He’s prompted to put on Oculus, at which point the user is immersed into a virtual Facebook marketplace, where he picks a designer bag off the shelf and turns it about as if he’s actually holding it. Combined with technology like the Connect the PC can recognize hand movements and the software responding accordingly. It’s of course just one company’s idea.
My opinion… Another social networking society fail. Continued barrios to real human interaction only breaks down the fundamental requirements for a healthy society.
Source: Washington Post / Gizmodo
I really could not say it any better then Gizmodo!
Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now. What in the hell is going on? What kind of world do we live in?
Without even knowing, our freedom is slipping away. Please take care on what you install and what you download. More importantly do not put yourself in a position where someone would need to see what you are doing.