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There are certain apps that simply make your life easier, providing you the right solution at the right time. And what is more important than fulfilling the basic human instinct of hunger.
Yahoo’s new Sketch-a-Search engine is just the application you need to find out about the nearest, and the coolest restaurant whenever you want. The app, which was released just recently is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Basically, Sketch-a-Search is a location-based dining guide. Once you turn it on, a Google map appears showing your immediate surroundings. Now comes the fun part. The app allows you to use your finger to draw on the iPhone, indicating the area around which you want to find the restaurant.
Once you get into IRC, you need to understand the barrage of abbreviations and phrases that are commonly used.
People will do anything to be lazy—especially where typing is concerned. Anyone who uses IRC will come across abbreviations and certain jargon that will stump them initially. Do not look like a fool by asking unless you absolutely must!
One peculiarity you may notice is that IRC commands are often treated as both verbs and nouns. You can refer to your IRC client documentation for additional commands, but here are some examples:
- n. A person in a channel who has the +o flag in a channel. Usually has the @ prefix in the username.
v. The act of setting mode +o. Used with omitted subject “me” as a request.
<lamer> op /mode # channel +o lamer * idiot sets mode +o lamer
- n. A person who has been granted special privileges on the IRC server.
<w8> TsTech is an oper, right?
v. To identify to an IRC server with an administrator login and password, for example.
/oper User Password
- msg (short for privmsg)
- n. A private message to a user.
[lamer(firstname.lastname@example.org)] you're cool
v. To send someone a private message.
/msg lamer I know am.
I was wondering a lot about the escape key on the keyboard. Then I saw this really nice little image of an escape key escaping from the keyboard. I could not keep myself from sharing this with all of you.
Some more food for though today.. here is a talk I liked from TED.com. It is about creating a new interface to computing devices. iPhone is a great example of how multi-touch screen can change the way we interact with computers and underlying data. Possibilities are endless.
About this talk
Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.
About Jeff Han
After years of research on touch-driven computer displays, Jeff Han has created a simple, multi-touch, multi-user screen interface that just might herald the end of the point-and-click era. Full bio and more links
TED.com has become one of my favourite sites these days… so far I am loving what I see.
According to Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Aging is the most pressing problem of our times. Sciences have progressed a lot, especially biological sciences have come to a point that we are ready to take the next leap into evolution.
The following documentary Originally prepared and shown on Channel 4 follows the revolutionary life-extension and immortality ideas of a strange and one of kind scientist , Dr. Aubrey de Grey. The video you are going to see is all about radical ideals and ideas of Cambridge biomedical gerontologist called Aubrey de Grey. Aubrey de Grey actually believes that, within the next 20 to 30 years, we could extend life span of humans indefinitely by taking care of seven major factors in the aging process.
He describes his work as Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS). For more information you can try out this web sites.