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Take Fewer Photos. Make More Memories.

In a recent article, researchers found evidence that taking photos hinders our ability to recall events fully. While you’re worried about getting that perfect angle so you can post up a jealousy-inducing photo and feed off a short-lived ego boost from a few likes, you’re actually preventing the memories of that experience from completely taking hold in your mind.

Il degrado dei social

Sembra che Twitter voglia plasmare un po’ di piu’ la nostra timeline come piace a lui infilandoci dentro dei post che, secondo i suoi algoritmi, potrebbero piacerci.

Come fa notare Stephen Hackett, la timeline e’ mia e me la voglio gestire io ma come dice Thomas Brand, abbiamo avuto con App.net la possibilita’ di evitare questi spiacevoli inconvenienti, non l’abbiamo sfruttata ed ora dobbiamo convivere con le conseguenze.

Ultimamente sto diventando allergico sempre di piu’ ai social networks e vedo che e’ una situazione condivisa anche da altri. Il social e’ arrivato al suo apice, un luogo buono solo per markettari e la bolla sta per scoppiare, cosa verra’ dopo e’ difficle dirlo ma come fa presente Brent Simmons:

Il mio blog e’ piu’ vecchio di Twitter e Facebook e gli sopravvivera’. Ha visto Flickr esplodere e svanire. Ha visto l’arrivo e l’uscita di scena di Google Wave e Google Reader e sara’ ancora qui quando Google Plus scomparira’. Quando Medium e Tumblr se ne saranno andati, il mio blog sara qui.

Usate tecnologie aperte, standardizzate e compratevi il vostro spazio virtuale nella rete se volete che i vostri dati sopravvivano alla prova del tempo e delle mode.

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L'ascesa e caduta di Motorola

Motorola era una delle aziende tecnologiche statunitensi piu’ grandi, creatrice di oggetti iconici quali l’8700 e lo Startac, per non parlare delle ricetrasmittenti e dei processori della serie 6000, 68000 e PowerPC che son stati il cuore di computer molto noti: dal Commodore 64, all’Apple II, fino agli Amiga, gli Atari e i Macintosh.

In questa approfondita retrospettiva veniamo a conoscenza della storia che ha portato Motorola da azienda leader nel settore tecnologico a sussidiaria di Lenovo.

Trovato tramite OSnews.

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peashooter85:

The Russian Cosmonaut Gun,

Starting in 1986 Russian Cosmonauts began to carry a special gun into space.  These guns were not meant to fight off space aliens and any other kind of intergalactic threat, but were meant as an emergency survival weapon.  Often Russian missions involved landing in remote areas of Siberia.  Pickup and recovery could take a while, especially if they happened to be off course. In addition if they had to abandon a space ship or station and their escape pod may land in the middle of the wilderness on some far off continent. Thus they were issued a special survival guns to fend off predators or hunt for food.

The TP-82 was a simple three barreled break open firearm that sported two calibers.  The upper two barrels were smoothbore and chambered for a special 12.5x70mm (40 gauge) shot shell ideal for hunting small game.  The bottom third barrel was rifled and chambered for 5.45x39mm rifle cartridge which was good for small game but also could be used for larger animals in a pinch.  Included with the gun was a detachable buttstock which also doubled as a sheathed machete.

The TP-82 was issued to Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts from 1982 up to 2006.  In 2007 the Russian Space Agency’s store of the rare 12.5x70mm shotshell ammunition expired in terms of shelf life.  Since then Russian Cosmonauts are issued regular semi automatic pistols with their emergency gear.

peashooter85:

The Russian Cosmonaut Gun,

Starting in 1986 Russian Cosmonauts began to carry a special gun into space.  These guns were not meant to fight off space aliens and any other kind of intergalactic threat, but were meant as an emergency survival weapon.  Often Russian missions involved landing in remote areas of Siberia.  Pickup and recovery could take a while, especially if they happened to be off course. In addition if they had to abandon a space ship or station and their escape pod may land in the middle of the wilderness on some far off continent. Thus they were issued a special survival guns to fend off predators or hunt for food.

The TP-82 was a simple three barreled break open firearm that sported two calibers.  The upper two barrels were smoothbore and chambered for a special 12.5x70mm (40 gauge) shot shell ideal for hunting small game.  The bottom third barrel was rifled and chambered for 5.45x39mm rifle cartridge which was good for small game but also could be used for larger animals in a pinch.  Included with the gun was a detachable buttstock which also doubled as a sheathed machete.

The TP-82 was issued to Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts from 1982 up to 2006.  In 2007 the Russian Space Agency’s store of the rare 12.5x70mm shotshell ammunition expired in terms of shelf life.  Since then Russian Cosmonauts are issued regular semi automatic pistols with their emergency gear.

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