20 04, 2012

Fall Thru the Cracks Friday – A Fascinatingly Disturbing Thought

By |2012-04-19T14:27:21-05:00April 20, 2012|FTTCF|0 Comments

For the April 20th edition of Fall Through The Cracks Friday, we’ve decided to blow your mind with science.  In this clip, we listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of NOVA ScienceNow.  Those are very lofty credentials, however after listening to this talk about what we’re made of, what the universe is made of, what separates us from the primates and what could possibly separate other life forms from us; you’re going to need the reassurance that this guy knows what he’s talking about. Enjoy [...]

16 04, 2012

The Frightening New Numbers of Discovery

By |2012-04-16T10:51:34-05:00April 16, 2012|General Risk Management|0 Comments

The second largest Ponzi scheme in Minnesota history will go to trial in federal court this week.  Although most people have heard of Tom Petters and the nearly $3.7 billion fraud he perpetuated, the $195 million in fraud that Trevor Cook was involved in seems a bit paltry.  Of interest, however, is the amount of computer data the government went through to litigate this case.  According to the StarTribune, more than 10 terabytes was seized to create more than 500 exhibits.  So, how much is 10 terabytes exactly?  I could tell you that one terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes; and one [...]

23 03, 2012

Please Set Your Phones to “Tattoo” Ringer

By |2012-03-23T08:31:05-05:00March 23, 2012|FTTCF|0 Comments

This week's Fall Through the Cracks Friday is significantly off the beaten path... A recent post at unwiredview.com highlights a patent filing from Nokia for a unique use of haptic technology - essentially vibrations from your phone that appeal to your sense of touch. What makes the Nokia filing unique is its approach to haptic tech - through the use of ferromagnetic inks that could be applied to the body or even tattooed under the skin (ouch!). Once applied, you could "pair" your tattoo to your mobile device like you would a Bluetooth headset. From the post... The tattoo would [...]

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