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Last night after finishing up a long day of work, I had a random thought. I remembered when I was (maybe) 8 years old, and being fascinated by placing 1 mirror in front of another, and trying to see an infinite reflection.
Early this AM I thought I would re-produce this effect by taking a live feed from my iPhone and display it on an iPad next to the source of my feed. (see pictures). As I was following my ‘downward spiral’, the frames were getting smaller and smaller, as expected. . . But then it happened. I began to see what appeared to be a glowing red hole. I was staring right into it and felt a feeling I had never felt in my life. I think I almost had some sort of epileptic seizure! I’m chuckling to myself right now, but it’s really not a funny matter!
Read more here: http://empireism.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/internet-black-hole-found/
Re-reading this post, I am so happy with my backup prowess as I have screenshots to PROVE what I saw, and I would love to hear others’ try to see this with their own eyes and tell ME what it is that I am seeing!!
Can someone please try to re-create this black hole and tell me what the heck it is that I am seeing? I STILL feel funny from gazing into it!
First screenshots from the #ARSSN application made by Integrated Social Media, Inc. Release is pending approval by the Apple Store(TM). Check back for release details and availability. Beta testing applications are still being accepted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
As is the case with most technology fans, I am ready and willing to try any technology that promises to simplify my life. QR codes seemed to present an accessible and uniform way for people with smart devices to interact with advertising, marketing and media. Those little squares of code seemed to open a world of opportunity and potential. But after using them for a length of time, I shifted my perspective.
My initial honeymoon with QR codes was, to say the least, short-lived. The initial rush that I had received from trying to frame the code on my device had lost its luster. I started to view QR codes as a barrier to additional information. And in many instances, the rewards (whatever I received as a result of scanning the code) did not measure up to the effort of the transaction itself.
Consider a recent study by comScore, which states that only 14 million American mobile device users have have interacted with a QR code. In essence, less than 5% of the American public has scanned a QR code. So where’s the disconnect? Inadequate technology, lack of education and a perceived dearth of value from QR codes are just three of the reasons mobile barcodes are not clicking with Americans. But it goes deeper than that.
Humans are visual animals. We have visceral reactions to images that a QR code can never evoke; what we see is directly linked to our moods, our purchasing habits and our behaviors. It makes sense, then, that a more visual alternative to QR codes would not only be preferable to consumers, but would most likely stimulate more positive responses to their presence... ENTER #ARSSN & IT'S PLATFORM OF COMPLETE AR FUNCTIONALITY, INCLUDING LOGO RECOGNITION, AND INTERACTIVITY!
This tablet easily rivals the iPad2. In terms of functionality and boot speed, pre-loaded with a 4.0 kernel (although I downgraded, keeping the OpenGL by adding ClockworkMod) auto adjusts between portrait and landscape mode with superior transition than the iPad2.
The only thing the iPad2 has over the Galaxy 10.1 is the screen. The weight and slimness of the 10.1 feels great in your hands, and if overclocked is beyond fast. Supporting flash and openGL, the Samsung tablet is the best tablet around... FOR NOW!
2011 had been pretty tough for Android and iOS in terms of security. Both the platforms attracted plenty of attention, well, the wrong type of attention as they had to endure malware and virus attacks. Though, both the operating systems managed to escape relatively unscathed but it did raise the questions about their security. However, as a nod of approval, both the operating systems have been declared safer that Microsoft’s Windows.
In a report issued by Symantec, iOS has been crowned as the most secure operating system. The main factor behind the stellar performance is thatApple screens its apps for security threats, which leads to lesser incidents of security malfunctioning.
Android, on the other hand, has a comparatively lax screening process for its apps and its effects considerably reduce the robustness of the OS. Another problem faced by Android is the device fragmentation, which is a natural byproduct of the open nature of the operating system. This also means that a large number of devices are not running the updated version of the operating system and hence, are not fully protected against threats.
Recent attacks on Android and iOS have also raised question whether these operating systems are inherently more secure or do they just lack the critical user base to make them attractive enough target for hackers. It may well be the combination of both the factors. But as the report indicates, Apple does retain proper control over its platform, thereby making it much more secure than Windows. Microsoft can probably learn a lesson or two from Apple.