Here are we once again at the end of a busy week of analysing, building, coding, compiling, waiting, debugging, debugging,debugging…and lets hope we all finally let out a happy sigh once all was well. The week has been full of cool stuff and we’ve all avidly and religiously read the news and gasped and scorned…but at the end of the day, it’s this stuff that really makes the news cool
bathtub curve n.
Common term for the curve (resembling an end-to-end section of one of those claw-footed antique bathtubs) that describes the expected failure rate of electronics with time: initially high, dropping to near 0 for most of the system’s lifetime, then rising again as it `tires out’.
Nokia Pulse Projector – It’s a tiny little projector for your phone, and it’s a really cool looking little cube thing – beautiful
Stanton Turntables Turn Vinyl to Digital – It’s only a belt-drive deck but that’s good enough to convert to your vinyl to digital (useful but we all know vinyl is best!)
QSOUND Solar Powered Bluetooth Headphones – They look weird and a bit too blue, but so so so useful.
BUSlink’s 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive PRO 2 Series – 64GB??!!!
2008 Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V – It’s the coolest boat ever and I need it urgently so special delivery please!
Lexeme of the week:
barfulation /bar`fyoo-lay’sh*n/ interj.
“Who wrote this ridiculous barfulation?” as in “disgustingness”.
Code of the week:
$ drink <bottle; opener
bottle: cannot open
opener: not found
Geek tweet of the week:
“My missing factor of 2 was because I wasn’t careful enough handling derivatives of non-differentiable functions: I had a d instead of 2d”. @mdreid
but I also loved:
“Listening to the new ISIS album while catching up on Science for SEO is like an indoor rainbow.” @veinofform
Time-sink of the week: