SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lands ‘nicely vertical’ within 10 meters of target … in the ocean
And that’s how it’s done. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 came back to Earth after a successful launch today, landing in the ocean within 10 meters of its actual target. And though it didn’t make the platform as originally intended, the company thinks that absent rough weather, the rocket have worked as planned. “Rocket soft-landed in the ocean within […]
This takes the cake: To the audiophile, this $10,000 Ethernet cable apparently makes sense
Wow. This is some seriously messed up language used to describe ‘premium-grade’ Audio Ethernet cables — yes, you read that right, Ethernet cables for the Audiophile market. My word… All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very […]
Flipboard comes to the web — and my Gaming Magazine is featured!
Very cool! I’ve been curating a Flipboard magazine for a few months now, gathered a modest following, and now that Flipboard magazine is featured as Flipboard makes the huge leap to sharing magazines on the web! On Gaming is featured in the ‘Magazines we Love’ section of Flipboard’s Community profiled pages. So now, you don’t need to […]
Viewing the Solar Eclipse from Edmonton this evening?
There’s a great ‘simulated’ preview of what you can expect to see over at TimeAndDate.com. And do check out the awesome resources that Dr. Phil Plait (@badastronomer) has curated here: Eclipse followup part 2: tons o’ links on how to safely watch
Got to get your Guild Wars 2 Beta Fix?
Last week ArenaNet announced they’d be running a brief ‘Stress Test’ for of their upcoming (and awesome) Guild Wars 2 MMORPG. It starts in a couple of hours, and is only going to run for part of the day, today. And, it’s only open to people who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 and registered their […]
Macintosh Java malware has mutated!
Over the last few weeks we’ve read that hundreds of thousands of Apple Macintosh computers running OSX have become infected with the Flashback trojan, which is a type of virus that could, through a hole in Java security, infect your Mac and connect it to a botnet of over half a million other Macs. And we’ve also read that […]
Another way to count the vote
Canada isn’t the only nation having an election in May. Folks in the United Kingdom go to the polls on May 5th — and when they do, they’ll not only be selecting their leaders, they’ll be voting on a referendum to change they way votes are counted. And this has the chance to really make […]