Wednesday, May 5, 2010
It is the end of the semester and I can not believe how fast it got here. I really hope I pass all my classes, it would not be a good thing for me if I had to retake any of my classes – especially a practicum. I realize that my lack of blog posts will probably result in a poor grade.
This summer I am taking Account Principles I and Principles of Economics I, so that will be fun. Two nightmare classes compressed into one month. I’m so very much looking forward to that. I’m also going to be working for Resident Life Housing Operations – probably painting a couple residence halls.
But anyway, here’s a few links for your viewing pleasure.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
During Spring Break I was driving through Houston and I saw a huge cross on the side of a building. I thought to myself “That is just wrong.” To me, Christian art is something that we have way too much of. Paintings, sculptures, murals, and other works don’t demonstrate the greatness of God. Far from it. Works of art don’t feed the hungry or shelter the homeless or care for those hated by society. They only serve to glorify the artist and the idea it represents. If a Christian wants to depict God in all His glory, they can do so much more effectively by actually doing what God called them to do.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
For those of you who want to carry 256 gigabytes around on your keychain, Kingston is finally serving your needs. Kingston is now offering its Data Traveler 300 256GB model to anyone who can spare $1106.
Engadget reports that it will be capable of writing at 12mb/sec and reading at 25mb/sec.
The 256 gigabyte flash drive has yet to become available at Newegg.com. Currently the flash drive that offers the most space that is available on newegg.com is the Kingston Data Traveler 200 128 Gigabyte model. It can be yours for $399.99.
On an unrelated note, here’s the Declaration of Independence set to the tune of Apologize by One Republic.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Google has had experience with social networking. Though it is a troubled experience. Their last social networking attempt was the Indian website Orkut. The site failed because of conflicts with the Indian government. Orkut was faced with decisions to censor its users when the Indian government ordered them to. If they did not comply with the order, Orkut officials could face jail time.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The iPad can’t compete with the Kindle’s battery life either. The Kindle can be used a full week on a single charge with its wireless turned on. Whereas the iPad can only used for 10 hours.
The Kindle appeals to a niche market that isn’t interested in mobile internet and multimedia. The only area where I think Amazon could improve the Kindle on is the how its relationship with its publishers. There are fears that some publishers could refuse to sell their books on the Kindle because Amazon is forcing them to price their books at $9.99 or lower. Also Amazon could win over students if it decided to offer more textbooks on the Kindle.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
According to Scientific American, the suit is capable of lifting itself and a pilot with 60 horsepower. The article claims the suit will be able to travel 240 kilometers per hour (149.2 miles per hour) and dash at 480 kilometers per hour (298.4 miles per hour).
The suit will have a range of 80 kilometers (49.7 miles). It will be powered by electrically by lithium phosphate batteries but NASA hopes better energy technology could give it a range of 320 kilometers (198.8 miles). NASA has designed it for stealth military operations but if it does well in that area, we could see this revolutionizing how we travel.