John Gordon Ross

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Anyone who works as a freelancer these days has to be at least a bit familiar with techie things. But it isn’t just that. When I was a kid and those vaguely SF puppet shows were on the television and all the other kids wanted to be Greg Gogetem or Steve Savetheuniverse, I wanted to be the guy in a white coat and glasses called Doc or Brains. Here are some technology-related feeds I find useful and/or entertaining.

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Mario Nail Art [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 23:30:12 UTC 2012

[Source: Beautylish | Via FG]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » Open-Source Qualcomm GPU Driver Published

Saturday 14 April 23:00:00 UTC 2012

An anonymous reader writes "Not being content with the state of open source graphics drivers for Linux, a developer working for Texas Instruments has reverse-engineered his competitor's (Qualcomm) driver and written an open-source Snapdragon driver. With being tainted by legal documents at Texas Instruments, the developer, who is also involved with Linaro, had no other choice but to work … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » String Theory [Science Music Video]

Saturday 14 April 22:30:21 UTC 2012

Learn why String Theory just may be the answer to everything in the universe.Thanks Michael!No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » It Doesn’t Get Any More Hipster Than This [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:23 UTC 2012

Seriously, it doesn’t get more hipster than this![Via]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Eye of Sauron Cake [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:22 UTC 2012

Please insert appropriate “One does not simply walk into mordor” jokes in the comments below![Via OW]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Baby Han Solo & Chewie [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:21 UTC 2012

[Source + More pics: Flickr - thekarpiuks | Via Walyou]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Why Do Old Books Smell? [Video]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:20 UTC 2012

Don’t you just love that old book smell that drifts into your nose when you open an old book or enter a used bookshop? But have you ever wondered where this smell comes from? In the following video, Richard from Abebooks explains how old books get that distinctive odor.[Via Neatorama | Old Book Picture by BigStockPhoto]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Amazon Deal of the Day: 59% Off elago S4 Glide Case for iPhone 4/4S – $11.99

Saturday 14 April 22:05:19 UTC 2012

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the elago S4 Glide Case for iPhone 4/4S for just $11.99. That’s 59% off the case’s usual retail price of $29.Keep the iPhone 4 safe & protected in style with the S4 Glide Case. Unique design allows easy access to all buttons, controls & ports without having to remove the case. … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN Robot Can Now Climb Stairs [Video]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:18 UTC 2012

This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Sega Master System Sofa [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:17 UTC 2012

French blogger Subby-Kun received this totally awesome Sega Master System-themed sofa as a gift from his girlfriend, Subbinette. Tout simplement génial ce sofa les amis! :) [Source: Gameblog.fr (French)| Via OW]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » A “Game of Thrones” Fighting Game for the PS3? [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:16 UTC 2012

Khal Drogo vs Robb Stark: FIGHT!This picture of what a “Game of Thrones” fighting game would look like on the PS3 comes from artist Dynamaito, and unfortunately, is not likely to ever become reality.[Dynamaito]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Mass Effect 3 Ending FAIL (The Wanted Parody) [Music Video]

Saturday 14 April 22:05:15 UTC 2012

I apologize if I just spoiled the Mass Effect 3 ending for you. For those who already played the game, you’re welcome![Terence Jay Music]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » String Theory [Science Music Video]

Saturday 14 April 22:00:21 UTC 2012

Learn why String Theory just may be the answer to everything in the universe.Thanks Michael!No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » New Targeted Mac OS X Trojan Requires No User Interaction

Saturday 14 April 21:56:00 UTC 2012

An anonymous reader writes "Another Mac OS X Trojan has been spotted in the wild; this one exploits Java vulnerabilities just like the Flashback Trojan. Also just like Flashback, this new Trojan requires no user interaction to infect your Apple Mac. Kaspersky refers to it as 'Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a' while Sophos calls it at 'SX/Sabpab-A.'" Share on Google+ Read more of this story at … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Pennsylvania’s Parkland High School Looks Just Like the Millenium Falcon [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 21:00:30 UTC 2012

Yep, told you, just like the Millenium Falcon! :)[Via IHC]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » World Bank Embraces Open Access and Makes All of Its Research Freely Available

Saturday 14 April 20:59:00 UTC 2012

Fluffeh writes "The World Bank is taking steps toward greater transparency. It announced recently that it would be instituting a new 'Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products' beginning July 1. The policy's full title is 'World Bank Open Access Policy for Formal Publications,' and the Bank says it will apply to 'manuscripts and all accompanying … [Link]

Slashdot » More Malicious Apps Found On Google Play

Saturday 14 April 20:01:00 UTC 2012

suraj.sun writes "We've seen quite a few Android malware discoveries in the recent past, mostly on unofficial Android markets. There was a premium-rate SMS Trojan that not only sent costly SMS messages automatically, but also prevented users' carriers from notifying them of the new charges, a massive Android malware campaign that may be responsible for duping as many as … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Terii: A Revolution in Theft Deterrent Technology

Saturday 14 April 20:00:44 UTC 2012

Meet TERII, the most advanced vehicle theft-deterrent system ever made. More than a car alarm, TERII uses biometric recognition and negotiating tactics to protect against vehicle theft.[Honda]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Computer Built Using Swarms Of Soldier Crabs

Saturday 14 April 19:39:05 UTC 2012

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Geeks are Sexy Technology News » It Doesn’t Get Any More Hipster Than This [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 19:11:45 UTC 2012

Seriously, it doesn’t get more hipster than this![Via]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » The Ugly Underbelly of Coder Culture

Saturday 14 April 19:07:00 UTC 2012

snydeq writes "Today's developers are overwhelmingly young and male, and they're barring the door from a more diverse workforce, writes Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister. 'Software development isn't just failing to attract women. It's actively pushing them away. … Put all the pieces together, and you're left with an impression of developers that's markedly different from the geeks and nerds … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Eye of Sauron Cake [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 18:30:04 UTC 2012

Please insert appropriate “One does not simply walk into mordor” jokes in the comments below![Via OW]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot »  Canada Post Files Copyright Lawsuit Over Crowd-sourced Postal Code Database

Saturday 14 April 18:11:00 UTC 2012

An anonymous reader writes "Canada Post has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Geolytica, which operates GeoCoder.ca, a website that provides several geocoding services including free access to a crowd-sourced, compiled database of Canadian postal codes. Canada Post argues that it is the exclusive copyright holder of all Canadian postal codes and claims that GeoCoder appropriated the database and … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Baby Han Solo & Chewie [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 17:30:34 UTC 2012

[Source + More pics: Flickr - thekarpiuks | Via Walyou]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » Software Engineers Remain Top US Job

Saturday 14 April 17:12:00 UTC 2012

D H NG writes "In a study by Careercast.com, software engineers retain their position as having the top jobs in 2012. The #1 and #2 positions remain the same from last year. One surprise entry was human resources manager in the #3 position. The worst job was lumberjack, beating out last year's roustabout." Share on Google+ Read more of this story at … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Why Do Old Books Smell? [Video]

Saturday 14 April 16:25:47 UTC 2012

Don’t you just love that old book smell that drifts into your nose when you open an old book or enter a used bookshop? But have you ever wondered where this smell comes from? In the following video, Richard from Abebooks explains how old books get that distinctive odor.[Via Neatorama | Old Book Picture by BigStockPhoto]No related posts. flattr this! … [Link]

Slashdot » Losing the Public Debate On Global Warming

Saturday 14 April 16:15:00 UTC 2012

Hugh Pickens writes "Dr. James Hansen, director of the NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who first made warnings about climate change in the 1980s, says that public skepticism about the threat of man-made climate change has increased despite the growing scientific consensus. He says that without public support, it will be impossible to make the changes he and … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Amazon Deal of the Day: 59% Off elago S4 Glide Case for iPhone 4/4S – $11.99

Saturday 14 April 15:40:55 UTC 2012

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the elago S4 Glide Case for iPhone 4/4S for just $11.99. That’s 59% off the case’s usual retail price of $29.Keep the iPhone 4 safe & protected in style with the S4 Glide Case. Unique design allows easy access to all buttons, controls & ports without having to remove the case. … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN Robot Can Now Climb Stairs [Video]

Saturday 14 April 15:30:12 UTC 2012

This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a … [Link]

Slashdot » Former TSA Administrator Speaks

Saturday 14 April 15:14:00 UTC 2012

phantomfive writes "Former TSA head Kip Hawley talks about how the agency is broken and how it can be fixed: 'The crux of the problem, as I learned in my years at the helm, is our wrongheaded approach to risk. In attempting to eliminate all risk from flying, we have made air travel an unending nightmare for U.S. passengers … [Link]

New Scientist – Online news » Shining infrared light on cancer speeds diagnosis

Saturday 14 April 15:00:00 UTC 2012

Infrared imaging makes it possible to highlight potentially cancerous tissue in seconds [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Augmented Reality: Innovega combo contact-lens heads-up wearable

Saturday 14 April 14:37:43 UTC 2012

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Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Sega Master System Sofa [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 14:31:14 UTC 2012

French blogger Subby-Kun received this totally awesome Sega Master System-themed sofa as a gift from his girlfriend, Subbinette. Tout simplement génial ce sofa les amis! :) [Source: Gameblog.fr (French)| Via OW]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » Judge: Megaupload, Host, DOJ Must Work Out Server Maintenance

Saturday 14 April 14:19:00 UTC 2012

itwbennett writes "Slashdot readers will recall that Carpathia Hosting, which is hosting the frozen data of 'up to 66 million users', would like to be released from that expense. But Judge Liam O'Grady has another idea: 'Lawyers for Megaupload, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Web hosting provider Carpathia Hosting and other groups fighting over who should maintain 1,100 … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Design Fiction: Fabbing Hollywood Movie Props

Saturday 14 April 14:12:00 UTC 2012

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Geeks are Sexy Technology News » A “Game of Thrones” Fighting Game for the PS3? [Pic]

Saturday 14 April 14:00:15 UTC 2012

Khal Drogo vs Robb Stark: FIGHT!This picture of what a “Game of Thrones” fighting game would look like on the PS3 comes from artist Dynamaito, and unfortunately, is not likely to ever become reality.[Dynamaito]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » Banned From Kickstarter For Being Cyberstalked

Saturday 14 April 13:21:00 UTC 2012

An anonymous reader writes "Rachel Marone has been a victim of cyberstalking for over 10 years. In 2011, she had a project on Kickstarter shut down because of the high volume of spam posted by the stalker in the comment section of the project. Recently, Marone's manager spoke to Kickstarter again to see how she could avoid having a … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Google Wind Visualization Lets You See the Unseen

Saturday 14 April 12:30:00 UTC 2012

Google's "Big Picture" data visualization group has produced a stunning wind visualization tool. [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Says It Has 'No Intention' To Abuse CISPA

Saturday 14 April 12:26:00 UTC 2012

An anonymous reader writes "Facebook is supporting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). SOPA and PIPA were about intellectual property, and allowed courts to remove DNS listings for any website hosting pirated content. CISPA is meanwhile about security, and makes it possible for … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Potential Goldmine: Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans

Saturday 14 April 12:00:00 UTC 2012

We already have the technology to create artist radio apps that deliver not only bands' music, but also interaction with band members and valuable insight into their all-important tastes. All that's missing is the execution. [Link]

Wired Top Stories » The Book Sale With Something for Everyone

Saturday 14 April 12:00:00 UTC 2012

Several years ago I happened upon the mother of all book sales in the Northeast: The Five Colleges Book Sale in Lebanon, New Hampshire. [Link]

Slashdot » Raspberry Pi Arrives, With a School Debut In Leeds

Saturday 14 April 11:30:00 UTC 2012

hypnosec writes "It seems fitting that the first batch of Raspberry Pi computers landed in the UK in the hands of school children based in Leeds as what many consider as another wave of grass-root computing revolution, another BBC Micro 2.0, begins. The Raspberry Pi has been designed from scratch to get anyone interested in computer programming to do … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » J.K. Rowling Reveals Her New Book — For Adults

Saturday 14 April 11:30:00 UTC 2012

As widely reported yesterday, J.K. Rowling and her publisher Little, Brown have announced her new book. And, as you may have heard, it's not for kids. The "blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising" book, her publisher says — her first aimed at adults — is called The Casual Vacancy. It will be released worldwide (at least in English) in hardcover, … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Turntable Rider Is Half Bicycle, Half DJ Controller

Saturday 14 April 11:30:00 UTC 2012

Japanese bike-sharing service Cogoo has created a system that transforms a BMX bicycle into an elaborate MIDI controller. [Link]

Wired Top Stories » 8 Things Parents Should Know About Bully

Saturday 14 April 11:00:00 UTC 2012

The much-talked about, oft-debated documentary looks at the problem of bullying in schools from the perspective of five kids and their families, mostly from small towns. Two of the families included have lost children to suicide as a result of bullying. The stories are powerful and not only look at the problem through the victims' eyes, but also offer some … [Link]

New Scientist – Online news » Blind hydra relies on light to kill prey

Saturday 14 April 11:00:00 UTC 2012

It may not have any eyes, but the centimetre-long relative of the jellyfish still senses light to hunt [Link]

Wired Top Stories » GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution: Easter Wars

Saturday 14 April 10:30:00 UTC 2012

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Wired Top Stories » Showtime: item number from Ram Gopal Varma's "Department"

Saturday 14 April 10:05:00 UTC 2012

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New Scientist – Online news » Arsenic double whammy for cancer

Saturday 14 April 9:00:00 UTC 2012

Not only does arsenic turn cells cancerous, those cells in turn make stem cells become malignant too [Link]

Slashdot » German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe

Saturday 14 April 8:39:00 UTC 2012

suraj.sun writes "A German regional court Friday backed an earlier court decision that banned Apple from offering push emails in Apple's iCloud and MobileMe services in Germany, granting Motorola Mobility a victory in a global patent war among several technology companies. The Mannheim regional court also said Apple must pay damages to Motorola Mobility, but didn't specify the amount." … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Augmented Reality: Google's Project Glass engineers

Saturday 14 April 8:10:00 UTC 2012

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Wired Top Stories » LIVE – Engine Test April 14, 2012

Saturday 14 April 8:01:00 UTC 2012

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Wired Top Stories » Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality?s Path From Science Fiction to Future Fact

Saturday 14 April 7:58:00 UTC 2012

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Slashdot » Russian City Ever Watchful Against Being Sucked Into Earth

Saturday 14 April 5:58:00 UTC 2012

Jeremiah Cornelius writes "Dmitry Rybolovlev bought the most expensive apartment ever sold in New York City — the $88 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West — and did much for local real estate values. But in Berezniki, the mining city where he made his fortune, properties have literally been plunging. 'Imagine putting a sugar cube in a cup … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Apr. 14

Saturday 14 April 4:01:00 UTC 2012

Google's daily brainteaser helps hone your search skills. [Link]

Slashdot » Voyager and the Coming Great Hiatus In Deep Space

Saturday 14 April 3:31:00 UTC 2012

MatthewVD writes "Some time in the next decade, the Voyager probes will run out of juice and finally go silent after almost a half century of exploration. John Rennie writes that the lack of any meaningful effort to follow up with a mission to interstellar space shows the "fragile, inconsistent state of space exploration." It's particularly frustrating since the … [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » PostSecret.com: Half a Million Secrets Later [Video]

Saturday 14 April 2:07:34 UTC 2012

In the following talk, Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.“Secrets can take many forms — they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful.” – Frank Warren[Ted]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Learning the Human Tongue [Comic]

Saturday 14 April 2:07:33 UTC 2012

[Read more from this artist: The Rut]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Geeks are Sexy Technology News » Mass Effect 3 Ending FAIL (The Wanted Parody) [Music Video]

Saturday 14 April 1:34:28 UTC 2012

I apologize if I just spoiled the Mass Effect 3 ending for you. For those who already played the game, you’re welcome![Terence Jay Music]No related posts. flattr this! [Link]

Slashdot » Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Goes Stable On Linux

Saturday 14 April 0:57:00 UTC 2012

An anonymous reader writes "The open source Nouveau driver, a reverse-engineered incarnation of NVIDIA's official proprietary driver for Linux, has reached its biggest milestone. The Nouveau driver is now being considered stable within the Linux kernel and leaving the staging area, with the pledge of a stable ABI. Phoronix has summarized the state of the Nouveau driver, which works … [Link]

Wired Top Stories » Mercedes Formula One Team Latest To Creatively Exploit The Rules

Saturday 14 April 0:30:00 UTC 2012

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