So I had this idea that could work here but we would have to approach it delicately. The idea is to open an item goal section to allow people to ask the community for that last 100k to buy Claws, or a Godsword. This would not be begging, It would be asking the community for help, Which I think could in turn build a stronger group here. And of course we might get the people who want everything for free but this is not for them, this is for the people who are part of the community and working torwards a goal and have come up a little bit short.
What do you guys think about this? I'm in total compliance with all the things they plan to change. The only thing that peaks my interest is that he says that he will change the strength bonus for some items like the Bandos Chest Piece but does not mention the rest of the set. Also the dragon claw add-on sounds awesome.
One of my runs for frost dragons, It is sped up to to make it not drag on so much. Please give feedback on what you like and do not like, I know there is no commentary but future video's will have one.
Reshared text: There is a ZIP file that's only 42 Kilobytes while Compressed, but 4.5 Petabytes when Extracted
Do You know there is a zip file known as "zip bomb" used by malicious parties to crash your computers?
According to wikipedia Zip bomb is the file 42.zip consisting of 42 kilobytes of compressed data, containing five layers of nested zip files in sets of 16, each bottom layer archive containing a 4.3 gigabyte file for a total of 4.5 petabytes of uncompressed data.
Two new technologies featuring at CES 2012 provide an interesting follow-up to my predictions about AR after the announcement of the GoogleX Glasses. (http://goo.gl/ULfM1)
SmartGoggles See video shared with this post. Smart Goggles (http://smartgoggles.net) aren't likely to capture the markets for business and general uses, but they do have a full starter suite of integrated hardware that will allow hardcore gamers to be early adopters and explorers of next-gen immersive VR with 360-degree head and hand tracking. The choice of Android as the OS should garner plenty of geek attention.
Note the pending Marina product:
"A see-through SmartGoggle. Great for smart augmented reality applications with all the great SmartGoggles features: on-board Android processor; first-person hand tracking and more. Coming soon!" (http://smartgoggles.net/products/marina/)
Details are sparse, but this further illustrates the ideas I discussed previously. We must begin to consider the environment, augmented or original, as the canvas for user interaction. We will interact with the space around us using all of the normal affordances of the human machine. Free-form hand gestures in the air will be a natural transition, and we can expect to see heavy use of it initially. (If ambient use becomes popular in public spaces, one particular gesture is sure to reach peak popularity among Luddites.)
Fine-grained head and eye tracking will later enable superior passive interfaces.
Focus -> Visual Transitions provide feedback to confirm intent -> Passive Selection OR New Focus
Reshared text: The kids have all their little SMS codes...like BFF, WTF, LOL etc. So here are some codes for the seniors:
ATD - At the Doctor's BTW - Bring the Wheelchair ... FWIW - Forgot Where I Was GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low GHA - Got Heartburn Again HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement IMHO - Is My Hearing-Aid On? TTYL - Talk to You Louder WAITT - Who Am I Talking To? GGLKI - Gotta Go, Laxative Kickin in!
Has anyone heard of the Frog in the Pot? The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. Sometimes I feel like Society is doing that to our Morales. If we knew it would be like this years ago, we would be astounded. But like the water its slowly heating up and we don't perceive the danger.
Reshared text: Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else
On life’s constant little limitations
Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.
Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
On why we are scared of the dark
Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.
On the unspoken truth behind the education system
Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations.
On the cruel reality of commercial art
Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.
On the tragedy of hipsters
Calvin: The world bores you when you’re cool.
On the tears of a clown
Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?
Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.
Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.
On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable)
Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.
On why winter is the cruellest of seasons
Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
On the gaping hole in contemporary art’s soul
Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.
On playing Frankenstein with words
Calvin: Verbing weirds language.
On realising God is more Woody Allen than Michael Bay
Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines.
Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.
Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers.
On why ET is real
Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
On looking yourself in the mirror
Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?
On the future
Calvin: Trick or treat!
Adult: Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be?
Calvin: I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak. Am I scary, or what?
On the truth
Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!
Reshared text: Economists around the world are struggling to break free of the clutches of the financial crisis. But a twelve-year-old Canadian knows what needs to be done. Victoria Grant took the Internet by storm overnight, after a video of her slamming Canada's banks for robbing the people went viral. RT talks to internet sensation Victoria Grant and her mother Marcia Grant.
Reshared text: This seems an appropriate post for a Monday morning.
I'm in a relationship with a morning person. I am an evening person. I wake up, and I'm like:
Me: Zombie-style: Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... Brain not on. Him: I've been working for 4 hours so far. I went out for a walk at 5 AM to record some bird sounds. Me: I see your mouth moving. I think you are making sounds. I will try and process what you said when my brain wakes up half an hour from now.
Reshared text: Today is a very ssssSSSSsspecial day. Here's LEGO model designer Steen Sig Andersen holding one of the first production copies of LEGO Minecraft Micro World, fresh off the packing line in Denmark!
RESHARE: I wish I could tell my friends this and have them actually listen.
Reshared text: Social Media Business Life Conference
tl;dr : Reading this to the end will completely change how you talk to non-Google+ers about the platform, how you think about Google+, and how you use it from this point forward for your business.
I had a blast yesterday at the #SoMeBizLIfe conference. The organizers +Chuck Hall & +Don Lafferty were gracious enough to squeeze me in as a lunchtime speaker since the agenda was already full. Smart and connected people that they are, the realized that the attendees could benefit from some Google+ insights, so they invited me in to chat from the stage.
I can't even tell you how many people came up to me afterwards and told me that now they understand what Google+ is for. Twice on my way to the venue yesterday I changed my mind completely on what I was specifically going to speak about. This audience was strictly focused on business - if I were speaking to enthusiasts, my 'angle' would have been different. I aim to please!
People that haven't yet seen the warm golden glow of what Google+ really is don't need to be taught/told how to post, do a Hangout, edit content, etc. Coming from a business / professional point of view, people are looking for the "WHY" of Google+. They need to know it's not a waste of their time, redundant, or a time sink.
The feedback I receive at every talk / conference I do is the same, but this time I was smart enough to ask people to make their comments public (Twitter is really the way to go at live / large events like a conference.)
I had a group of professional women tell me they were so inspired and motivated to join Google+ because they now saw the immediate benefit to them that they fired up their laptops during my talk and started. That's powerful!
Some of my quotes that got Tweeted are (Feel free to use any quotes with attribution / credit <grin>):
1. Don't go to Google+ for the community, go to build one : meaning yes, it will be a ghost town in here if you don't get off your ass and proactively look for people and communities to interact with - and make them a part of YOUR community.
2. Google+ is "where you want to be found for the things you want to be found for : I begged (!!) people not to just come in here and dump content & leave. Be known for the things you want to be known for by talking about them & talking with others about them.
3. On Google+ "You create your own roadmap of you. : You now get to more strongly influence how Google sees you and thus how others find you. There is no denying the link between Google+ and Google (duh, it's the same company...) so you might as well start thinking about creating your * KNOWLEDGE FOOTPRINT* online. Yes, that is a phrase I made up, but it describes very strongly what you need to do by producing great content in relation to yourself or your business.
4. Google+ is the water between pebbles in a vase, ties everything together : This was the very best way I could describe to the non-initiated what the true purpose of Google+ was. It is a social layer meant to tie together the separate pieces and products of Google and the web. THAT one turned on a lot of lightbulbs!
5. Your friends have knowledge. The Internet has information. G+ is the bridge : Again, there is a huge difference between information and knowledge. I believe that the current state of content on the Internet is found and cross-referenced because machines run algorithms designed by humans. It is not the same as humans finding and curating information. Where I feel Google/Google+ is taking us is from an Information / Data web to a Knowledge / Human connection. Think about that for a bit. It's HUGE. H. U. G. E.
When the video is released I'll put it on my YouTube & share the link....
Lit Motors' C-1, a fully-electric, fully-enclosed, self-balancing motorcycle. It's a two-passenger electric motorbike that uses an electronically-controlled gyroscopic stabilizing system to stay upright when stopped, or even when struck from the side in an accident.The vehicle will incorporate electric hub motors in both wheels. The top speed should be at least 120 mph (193 km/h) , with driving range for the higher-end model expected to sit at around 150 to 220 miles (241 to 354 km) per charge.Industrial/automotive designer Daniel Kim.