Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Incredible Human Traffic jam at 30,000 feet: Bottleneck on Mount Everest as dozens of climbers try to reach summit

Incredible Human Traffic jam at 30,000 feet: Bottleneck on Mount Everest as dozens of climbers try to reach summit

The Secret to why the Disaster of the Facebook IPO Continues

Facebook stock price took another 9% percent plunge bringing the price below $30 for the first time.... problem is more people are accessing FB via mobile, so revenue growths sinks to 10% which gives FB a valuation of $9.59 a share, a 72 percent discount to its IPO price.  p/e ratio is out of wack... Facebook P/E around 60, compared with Google's 13.3...

Short sellers are killing pre-IPO shares owners such as Firsthand Technology Value Fund and GSV Capital Corp...


Look for Facebook to be trading in the low 20s by the second week in June if not sooner....  

This is what happens when Zuckerberg and his CFO think they were worthy of a $100Billion valuation when it's simply a fantasy number and everyone who bought into this fantasy are loosing their shirts...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Unseen HD footage of final Discovery Launch

NASA has finally released to YouTube the final liftoff of Discovery captured from multiple camera angles atop Launchpad 39A and Space Shuttle Discovery....

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Google shifting its strategy for its Android mobile OS

Google shifting its strategy for its Android mobile OS to create a unified front with smartphone and tablet makers.  Google plans to give multiple mobile-device makers early access to new releases of Android and to sell those devices directly to consumers.... details     more on google AR glasses

New York -- NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert made it clear he is not a fan of satellite Dish Network's new commercial-skipping device, the Auto Hop, which automatically deletes commercials.  more

Ivy Bridge and the demise of overclocking

One reason staying with a PC based platform over the years was the ability to totally customize the hardware to one's desire.  Which usually meant making the desktop as fast as possible.  By overclocking and adding additional cooling, one could increase the spec speed by up to 20%.  Here's a nice overview of issues with overclocking the new intel ivy bridge chip set.
read here extremetech.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Robin Hood Foundation with George Soros, Steve Cohen, Lloyd Blankfein, Rihanna and 3,800 guests at its annual gala.


Last night Rihanna headlined at the Robin Hood Foundation Benefit in New York City. The benefit raised more than $57 million for New Yorkers in need.  As warrior princess Rihanna  took stage to end the successful fundraiser..It was only a week ago, Rihanna was rushed to hospital after suffering from exhaustion


Robin Hood Foundation with George Soros, Steve Cohen, Lloyd Blankfein, Stanley Tucci and 3,800 other guests were present at its annual gala.
$57.4 million was raised in donation, including $13 million pledged to the new initiative with the X Prize Foundation, which will offer prizes to find solutions to poverty in New York City and beyond.  The event, one of the largest single fundraisers in the U.S., raised $47.4 million last year with a big donation from Soros, and $87.8 million in 2010.  Paul Tudor Jones, founder of Tudor Investment Corp., sat with Soros. Jones started Robin Hood some  24 years ago.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Carlos Slim’s personally lost $4.4 billion in one day last week.


Everyone's talking about the $2 billion JPMorgan lost in London, but one guy Carlos Slim’s personally lost $4.4 billion in one day last week.  Investors rejected the plan by his America Movil SAB to further his foothold in Europe and the largest wireless carrier in the Americas fell 8.2 percent.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Fastest Phones in the World are the LG Optimus 4X HD P880 and FuHTC One X

No other phones as of today come close to matching the overall speed of of the LG Optimus 4X HD P880 and HTC One X. Both are devices of power and beauty. LG Optimus 4x HD P880 runs the latest Android4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is powered by the latest Nvidia mobile processor, the Nvidia Tegra 3 that is aCortex A9 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Though with the upcoming release of iPhone 5 things might change a little or hopefully a lot. As such, real-time overlayed augmented reality and seamless voice control will be common place a year from now. Mobile apps are just starting to get incredible exciting. Today's mobile world of instragram and casual gaming will look like applications from the 90's running on VGA screens a year from now....  processor speed comparison
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