Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Foggy Dubai

Foggy Dubai
Originally uploaded by daveandmairi

This is an incredible photo of skyscrapers in Dubai poking up through a fog bank.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Creatures of the Deep

I came across this extraordinary video from Dave Gallo on TED.COM, originally shot in 1998, about our ocean neighbors. The photos and video in this post were taken by submarines and are unbelievable, Many of the animals you'll see almost seem like creations from Hollywood. It is well worth the 10 minutes to watch.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Apple MacBook Air - Refurb costs more than a new one?

With Apple's recent price reduction for the SSD versions of the MacBook Air, I was poking around their site to see what a refurbished unit was going for. Now, I was one of those that paid full price but have had 8 weeks of full and productive use of the notebook so I don't feel badly about it. Interestingly, I found that the new units are going for $2,598.00.

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But, it seems that you can buy a refurbished unit for only $101.00 MORE, but you are saving 13% off of the original price. I guess they need to pay better attention to these things.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beer pouring robot

What will those wonderful Japanese robot makers think of next. How cool is this? A robot that opens and pours beer! I assume, though it isn't obvious, that it will work with certain other beverages as well.