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I hear a lot of people singing the praises of the almighty mApple iPhone being the industry innovator…inventing and implementing the best features and form-factors in our gadget crazy world.
Then I saw a short list in a comment section of an article that put a bunch of those ‘innovations’ to their actual innovators. Interesting shit:
iMessenger was stolen from BB (Blackberry), Notification bar from Palm, Touch screen phones from Palm, iPhone from Linksys, Thunderbolt technology from Intel, Magnetic charger for Laptops from Asian crockery, 30-pin power connector (charge iPhone/Pads/Pods) from Motorola, Apple TV from Microsoft Media Center, Apple logo from Genesis 3:6 Eve took a bite of an apple, Digital Camera from Kodak and Fuji, Current OS from Debian BSD, App store from Ubuntu, Tablet from DOS based Gridpad in 1989 and then SEVERAL tablets from Microsoft after that, MP3 player from Diamond RIO, Inductive charging from Palm and Nikola Tesla, First Laptop with handle from Data View from 1985, Infrared keyboard also from the Data View in 1985.
This argument has happened thousands of times and will continue to for who knows how long? Next time you want to claim that your favorite gadget maker is the ‘best’ and/or ‘most innovative’…I recommend checking history to make sure those claims are sound. Read more
Yep…an ‘armless’ drummer. Check out Cornel Hrisca-Munn doing a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Can’t Stop':
What? More video proof that you CAN do it, you’re just too lazy to put in the work. Especially for those of you with full-length arms.
This video has blown up recently…racking up over a million views and being taken down from YouTube repeatedly for copyright shit. Check it out while it lasts:
This is an exerpt from a speech that David Foster Wallace gave to a graduating class. Super dope shit…then some folks in Los Angeles took it and created the video to sync up with it.
President Eisenhower warned the American people about the dangers of an ever-increasing military industrial complex.
Did we listen? Of course not. Are we paying for it? Of course we are…take a look at where our money is being spent.
Our prison system is better funded than our schools. More money goes to funding the business of incarcerating individuals than goes to educating young people. Check out this infographic showing just how gross the problem really is:
This is just Michigan. In each state, the problem is the same. We have private prisons that are funded by our tax dollars. The business of locking up non-violent criminals is and has been booming. Are you sure you’d rather have a non-violent drug offender locked up for $30,000 a year rather than divert those funds to our education system? Keyword: non-violent.
Wow. Jesus and his Dad were some smart motherfuckers. And sneaky! Think about it, not only did they decide to shiftily share that mankind needed to constantly stroke their egos in order to gain access to heaven, they also created a physical backstory to throw off people who gravitate towards logic and reason instead of blind faith. As if the crazy bible story wasn’t hard enough to swallow on its’ own?
Check out the latest that science has to offer about the age of the universe, and how it came to be (just to throw us off track and make sure heaven isn’t overcrowded):
LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists probing the nature of antimatter have found a bit more evidence to explain why the universe is not an empty husk, although not enough to account for the billions of galaxies strewn across the cosmos.
Physicists believe that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created in the Big Bang at the birth of the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Within one second, however, the antimatter had all but disappeared.
That vanishing act – leaving us in a universe with a surplus of matter forming the stars, the Earth and all known life – must be due to a subtle difference between matter and antimatter.
Researchers said on Wednesday they had found tiny variations in the way a type of particle decayed into matter and antimatter during collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant particle-smasher buried 100 meters (330 feet) underground at the foot of the Jura mountains outside Geneva.
The latest findings are the first to show that a particle known as a Bs meson has a slight preference for decaying into matter and are consistent with earlier experiments on other particles. Unfortunately, the differences are still far too small to explain the great abundance of matter around us.
“The difference that we see in the behavior of antimatter and matter only adds up to about a galaxy’s worth, not half a universe,” Tara Shears of the University of Liverpool, one of the physicists working on the experiment, said in an interview. Read more