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Archive for May 2010

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The Entabulator (Technobabble)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

aka: “the turbo-encabulator”

In the words of Alan Greenspan: “If you thought you understood what I just said, it’s clear that you misunderstood me.”

Take a minute and read the description below before watching. “Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty transmission business. We were getting ready to tape our first introduction video. As a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the trucking industry. This man should have won an academy award for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance from this gentleman…”

[Thanks to Chris Keller of Consultant Alliance for finding this video.]

Shades of Grey

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Take a close look, the gray squares marked A and B are both the same shade of gray. This is caused by the effect of a shadow darkening the surrounding squares.

Portable and Secure drive

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Were the Secure Thumb Drives we mentioned in a previous post just not enough storage? LaCie, makers of those great portable orange rugged drives, has answered the call of many who need to securely store large files. Files such as movies, audio or other multimedia. LaCie’s Rugged Safe offers multiple levels of data protection, from its “unbreakable hardware encryption and the safest biometric authentication technology,” to its shock–proof enclosures.

The Rugged Safe includes hardware-based AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128–bit encryption. This is the same standard used by the U.S. government and organizations worldwide to protect critical documents. The drive uses biometric authentication, which enables personalized data control, with access for to up to ten users.

You can connect the drive to your Mac via USB 2.0, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400. Once you have setup the users, they just need swipe a single finger for authentication. The drive requires no software installation and is also bus powered, so you can attach it to any computer and easily access your data.

[Available from LaCie]

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