Being a Bond Fan and admirer of Director Sam Mendes - It was nice to see the new cast and announcement of the continuation of the series.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This will be the Craziest Video you will have seen all week.
Climbing the second tallest structure in Romania
Monday, November 24, 2014
Here's The Incredible Footage Of NASA's Antares Rocket Explosion
Friday, November 21, 2014
Best Epic Soccer Shootout Ever - Yale barely survives shootout.. http://youtu.be/8F9jXYOH2c0 via @YouTube
Quantum Leap in visual display - Graeme Devine (Magic Leap) talks about rendering of digital object into the real world...
Graeme Devine (Magic Leap) talks about the rendering of digital light fields to make objects appear that wouldn't otherwise be there. Will this be a game changing technology. Lots of deep pocketed VCs think so.
Monday, November 10, 2014
This has to be one of the most insane world records. So insane I don't see how this is real. Last week a bicycle was powered to hit 207mph.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
" One of the most basic and informative aspects of social perception is judging whether someone is male or female. In 2009, Harvard psychologist Richard Russell published an experiment in which he showed volunteers pictures of the same face that varied only in the level of visual contrast of the eyes and lips compared with the rest of the face. It turns out that faces with more contrast look more female than do faces with less contrast:" link
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Amazing -- Clearest ever image of planets forming around an infant star has been taken by theAlma radio telescope.
"The clearest ever image of planets forming around an infant star has been taken by theAlma radio telescope.
In a vast disc of dust and gas, dark rings are clearly visible: gaps in the cloud, swept clear by brand new planets in orbit.
The sun-like star at the centre, HL Tau, is less than a million years old and is 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus." link
Photo exactly confirms computer models of how planets forms.
Friday, October 31, 2014
| During Test Flight Over Mojave Desert Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes - Photos|
Feathering Tailboom structures were seen to rip off the vehicle (bottom-left) No one knows let why they were released early
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Secret World Record Jump - Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
iMapp 555 Bucharest Building Projection by Maxin1…: http://youtu.be/rQMBAdHTYpQ
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg in their new book "How Google Works." 8 Rules For Running A Great Meeting
Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg in their new book "How Google Works."
1. Every meeting needs a leader.
"A meeting between two groups of equals often doesn't result in a good outcome, because you end up compromising rather than making the best tough decisions," Schmidt and Rosenberg write.
They recommend designating a clear "decision-maker," so that everyone in attendance knows who has the final word.
2. The meeting needs a clear purpose and structure.
A meeting that stretches on for much longer than it should most likely lacks a clearly defined purpose and structure. The decision-maker, Schmidt and Rosenberg explain, needs to "call the meeting, ensure that the content is good, set the objectives, determine the participants, and share the agenda (if possible) at least 24 hours in advance."
The decision-maker is then responsible for summarizing the meeting's resolutions and email tasks to every participant and anyone else who should be informed within 48 hours.
3. Meetings used for sharing information or brainstorming still need owners.
Schmidt and his team realized that if they took a loose approach to meetings that were based on idea dispersal or generation, what seemed like a fun session on paper became just another waste of time. There are no exceptions to the first two rules.
4. Have a meeting only if it's necessary.
"Any meeting should have a purpose, and if that purpose isn't well defined or if the meeting fails to achieve that purpose, maybe the meeting should go away," Schmidt and Rosenberg write.
If you find yourself attending a regular meeting only of out habit, it's probably time to redefine the meeting's purpose or else scrap it altogether.
5. Don't include more than eight people.
Everyone at a meeting should be there to give their input. Bystanders are wasting time that could be spent being productive, and too many eager participants lowers the quality of the conversation. Share the results of the meeting with those who would otherwise have been observers but could still benefit from the information.
6. Include only the necessary people, and no more.
"Many times we have walked into an 'intimate' meeting with a senior executive from one of our customers or partners, only to find the room full of people," Schmidt and Rosenberg write. They can't control what their customers or partners do, but they can control their own side and bring along as few people as possible.
Especially for these types of important meetings, Google encourages its executives to attend only if they are needed as part of the deal, not if they are looking to feel important.
7. Strictly follow time constraints.
Start and end on time, and leave the room at the end to summarize the discussion. If the meeting needs to run long, then incorporate appropriate time for breaks into the schedule.
And if you wrap things up early, don't feel like you need to fill in the remaining time. The sooner everyone gets back to work, the better.
8. Be fully present in the meeting.
If you take the above rules seriously, then the only meetings you'll attend are the ones you're needed in. So make sure you're actually paying attention and not sitting in a group while you catch up on email on your phone or laptop.
Schmidt and Rosenberg say that, at Google, this is the hardest rule to follow, and they've given up telling employees to close their laptops. "But it's still a good rule!" they write
Friday, September 26, 2014
Now we know where all the bent iPhone 6's are coming from - Just don't let Uri Geller near your phone....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Best Commerical ever about a Robot and a Vacuum: Love Sucks
Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber take vertical choreography
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Scottish Vote outcome. Will the UK starting Friday after a yes vote be referred to as PUK.. Partially United Kingdom.
Not sure about some the of the UK scare tactics. Saying they will not be part of Nato and will not be defended against a Russian invasion. UK papers at their creative best. Oh wait, can we still say United Kingdom after tomorrow if they vote yes.. Maybe newly referred to as PUK.. Partially United Kingdom.
Dr Gwen Korovin is ID'd as doctor who took selfie prior to Joan Rivers fatal procedure.
|Voted the best first class on the planet -- Singapore Airlines double bed Airbus A380 with bottles of Dom Pérignon...|
Monday, September 15, 2014
History Trivia of the Day -- The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe on September 15th that famous scene above a subway grate on Lexington Avenue. That was exactly 60 years ago today.
Trivia for the day - The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe was filmed between September 1st and November 4th, 1954—and on September 15th that famous scene above a subway grate on Lexington Avenue was captured. That was exactly 60 years ago today....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Finally HBO and ShowTime are considering subscriptions on the web only. Seems the media moguls are starting to open up to the fact there are millions of people who have given up on subscribing to cable and are viewing content from the internet only...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
It is a good thing that Apple has hired a world class watch design, as the current design is not actually ugly, it's a lot thicker than any one expected and there is lots of room for improvements.