Yup. I tried playing Duck Hunt on my HD TV earlier this year and it did *not* work ;)
Sá sem hlóð þessu vídeói upp hefur ekki gert það tiltækt í þínu heimalandi.
Looks like they’ve translated the dreaded “This video is not available in your country.” to Icelandic :/
For the next month, Banksy will be creating an entire show on the streets of New York. Want to keep up with each of his works? We’ll be updating this Foursquare list with the location of his latest pieces as they pop up all over the city.
Follow the full list to stay in the loop.
OK, I envy people in New York (once again).
[CSSconf.eu 2013] Jed Schmidt - Intro.css (Slides & Audio only) (by JSConf)
If you’re a web developer you might find this funny :)
Very cool. Very clever way of getting closer to (dangerous) animals.
Fun discovery: “418 I’m a teapot” is a real HTTP status code :)
It was created as an April Fools’ joke. It says “..and is not expected to be implemented by actual HTTP servers.” but I guess Gabriel Weinberg from DuckDuckGo has a sense of humor :)
Great stuff by Kenny Suleimanagich. A few things of note. First:
At its peak, in 1996, Kodak was rated the fourth-most-valuable global brand. That year, the company had about two-thirds of the global photo market, annual revenues of $16 billion, and a market capitalization of $31 billion.
Today, Kodak trades around twelve cents a share. Its market cap is roughly $32 million. Yes, “million” with an “m”.
How will it be saved going forward?:
Among other things, Kodak CEO Antonio M. Perez is betting his commercial-printing business on high-volume customers who need a lot of ink, like product-packaging manufacturers. Even if this latest “pivot” is successful — and a lot of people think it’s a stretch — the company would be reduced to helping other people make the boxes used to ship the devices that will take the photographs of the future.
In the 1980s, one Kodak engineer, impressed by the then-new Macintosh II computer, began making proposals for Kodak to move into the digital realm. By the late 80s, the company had already made a four megapixel sensor — and did nothing with it. Why? As former Wired editor Chris Anderson puts it:
“Who could afford that?” Anderson fired back, unimpressed. “Macs were really expensive. Computing technology couldn’t have kept up until much later.”
Finally, as a reminder that some of the most transformative things start as pure gimmicks, consider the original George Eastman patent from the late 1800s:
In his original patent, he wrote that his improvements applied to “that class of photographic apparatus known as ‘detective cameras,’ ” — concealed and disguised devices, made possible by a new wave of miniaturization, that were used mostly for a lowbrow entertainment: snapping pictures of people unaware. Cameras equipped with single-use chemical plates were hidden in opera glasses, umbrellas, and other everyday objects, and sharing the surreptitious, random, and sometimes compromising photos that resulted became a popular fad. Eastman, in other words, was obsessively tinkering with what many people at the time would have considered a cheap novelty or a toy. Like Netflix in its early days, Kodak relied on the U.S. Postal Service: Customers sent their spent cameras to Rochester, where the film was removed, processed, and cut into frames; the resulting negatives and prints, along with the camera, reloaded with a fresh roll of film, were returned to the sender. Suddenly it was easy for anyone to take lots of pictures, and Eastman’s new business became a juggernaut almost overnight.
Everyone out there: keep tinkering.
Very interesting… I’m wondering what Kodak could have done to adjust to the new technology. They did create digital cameras, but they weren’t very popular… They also had a website where you could store your digital photos, but it wasn’t very user-friendly…
"Presentation is always key. Let’s say you were being introduced to two people for a business deal and you could only choose one. The first person is dressed in a suit and the other is dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. Immediately, you would go for the person in the suit since they at the very least, look more professional and appear to take things seriously."
Meh. I don’t think that’s always the case. I usually wear jeans and a t-shirt at work and I totally take things seriously ;) Don’t they know that "In the tech world, the worst dressed guy in the room is usually the most powerful." :)
A zip bomb, also known as a Zip of Death or decompression bomb, is a malicious archive file designed to crash or render useless the program or system reading it.
One example of a Zip bomb is the file 42.zip which is a zip file consisting of 42 kilobytes of compressed data, containing five layers of nested zip files in sets of 16, each bottom layer archive containing a 4.3 gigabyte file for a total of 4.5 petabytes of uncompressed data.
Whoa! I bet this is fairly popular modern prank method…