I wanted to give everybody my initial impressions of my new LG Nexus 4 and Jelly Bean (that’s an operating system for those not in the know).
Before I get to those thoughts, I’ll give a little background on where I came from. My original phone that did anything other than take photos and send texts or multimedia messages was a Blackberry Curve on Verizon Wireless. While not a touchscreen, I thought this phone was great. It had Google Maps (no turn by turn Thanks Verizon!), productivity apps, games, instant email, PIN messages and insane battery life. One downfall was typically having to pull the battery after any application install or removal. I left the RIM world and purchased an HTC Incredible on contract with Verizon. My Dinc has been a great phone and I really would not have any complaints up until the past few months–no updates, poor battery…
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Academic Excellence Challenge team comes
in second at weekend competition
Source: There are some important differences
between Luka and Miku. (J-List)
“The JCCC Academic Excellence Challenge team brought home second place from the Snow Bowl competition held Dec. 1 at Cowley College.
After seven rounds of play, the team finished with a 5-2 record, with its only losses being to tournament winner Redlands Community College from El Reno, Okla.
Next up for the team is the National Academic Quiz Tournaments Sectional Qualifier, to be held Jan. 21 at Cloud Community College.
Team members are Trevor Crookston, Sydney Harvey, Shirshal Jagtap, Matthew Kelley, Frida Lara, Annie Lynn, Jared Mullis and Kurt Partridge. The team is coached by Mindy Kinnaman.”
For safety’s sake: Material safety data sheets available online
Source: Hey, a Leica camera! I’ve been wanting one of those. (J-List)
“Material safety data sheets (MSDS)…
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Cath Kidston case which I suppose many people have heard about before,it is a famous case which is best known for its superior quality and fantastic and stylish vintage floral style design.And Cath Kidston case has launched various fashionable Cath Kidston iphone 4 case.
In fact, the Cath Kidston iphone 4 case has been constructed with a unique combination of very stylistic features and highly functional features that ensure that your iPhone 4 is not just looking good in its casing but is also well protected. They are light in weight and provide full protection to your iPhone 4.
This Cath Kidston iphone 4 case caters for the taste of young people.While the beautiful outlook is not the only advantages of this Cath Kidston case.Its anti-skidding and anti-drop function is the most important feature.It can well protect your iPhone 4s from scratches,bumps,oil,and fingerprint.
Cath Kidston iphone 4 case may be…
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More human-like than EVER!
Is it odd that the thing that freaks me out the most about THIS (below)…
Is that it’s wearing tennis shoes?
Just not sure why that’s necessary.
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Tokyo have taken another step towards creating a robot with a faithfully recreated human skeleton and muscle structure. Called Kenshiro, the robot has been demonstrated at the recent Humanoids 2012 conference in Osaka, Japan. Kenshiro is the next step for the researchers. Their previous effort resulted in a robot they called Kojiro – a robot that demonstrated the huge strides that have come in mimicking the human body, as well as the very long road yet to travel. In this new iteration, Kenshiro was preceded by a robot concept the team called Kenzoh. In that effort the team found that simply adding artificial muscle and bones generally tended to create weight…
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“Gangnam Style” (Korean: 강남스타일, IPA: [kaŋnam sɯtʰail]) is a K-pop single by South Korean musician PSY. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. “Gangnam Style” debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea. As of December 4, 2012, the music video has been viewed over 884 million times on YouTube, and is the site’s most watched video after surpassing Justin Bieber‘s single “Baby.”
The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture since then. “Gangnam Style” received mixed to positive reviews, with praise going to its catchy beat and PSY’s amusing dance moves in the music video and during live performances in various locations such as Madison Square Garden, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Samsung commercials. On September 20, 2012, “Gangnam Style” was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “liked” video in YouTube history. It subsequently won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards held later that year.
It became a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different groups, organizations, and individuals, including The Oregon Duck, midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy, and the North Korean government. By the end of October 2012, the song reached the number one position in more than 30 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Although the song’s reception in Japan remained lukewarm, the song topped China’s Baidu 500 download list and was labelled by state-controlled media as having a “divine melody.”
As the song continued to rapidly gain popularity and ubiquity, its signature dance moves were performed by many business and political leaders including Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who hailed the song as a “force for world peace.” The song’s influence on political activism was exemplified by the film Gangnam for Freedom. It was produced by the British sculptor Anish Kapoor to advocate the freedom of expression and had subsequently won the support of various human rights organisations including Index on Censorship and Amnesty International. According to the United Nations, PSY has become an “international sensation” through his song “Gangnam Style.”
Here’s the video
Here’s the one with cutie Hyuna