As the vision industry works at persuading consumers with less than perfect vision to opt for laser procedures instead of spectacles, Google Glassware (as its apps are called) has had its I/O developers conference to make such app glasses objects of desire, somehow failing to recall as Ogde so neatly put it 'men never make passes at girls wearing glasses.'
Wow! Gaberlunzie can now raise his voice in song and be rewarded by instant musical notation to remember whatever little ditty has just emerged, or got stuck in his head. A new mobile app ScoreCleaner Notes, created by a researcher from KTH Royal Institute of Technology makes it possible to score any melody instantly and share it
Gaberlunzie received a video "Cirque de giraffes." The giraffa camelopardalis is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, and the tallest living terrestrial animal and its largest ruminant. He admits to being very partial to the elegant creatures ever since he saw how nicely camouflaged they can be among a tall tree or two in a largely, sandy and sunny space, when you would think they should stick out a mile!
Gaberlunzie just knows this will help make up for the weird and still chilly weather as Google celebrates earth day with the most amazing animation, the best being that muddy sheep!) It's just loads of delight! In fact it's so detailed and intricate that the kind creators have actually given you a checklist to make sure you don't miss anything.
To kick off its centenary celebrations the British Ecological Society is launching its Festival of Ecology web site http://www.festivalofecology.org/. With a diary of events and a clickable map of UK, the web site will help everyone find their nearest event during the Festival of Ecology. Running from 15 June to 4 August, The Festival of Ecology is a fun-filled series of ecological events for the family. In partnership with 60 other organisations, the Festival of Ecology includes over 100 events across the UK.
ArtHunter is the free mobile phone app for art lovers, featuring works in the National Galleries of Scotland. It is coincidentally quite near the CoolHunter with some equally awesome art that calls to mind such iconic things as a Grand National won by Scottish rider Ryan Mania on Auroras Encore, with all horses surviving.
In March, the public was told the good news, that it would get its first chance to ride Edinburgh's trams from April, following an inaugural passenger run yesterday on the first completed section of the line.
In a fine stooshie, the Balmoral website of the Queen’s private Scottish home has been accused of snubbing Gaelic in its new marketing revamp. For although everything from Afrikaans, to Irish, Welsh and Yiddish are offered in the 65 languages Google offers for translation, the glaring omission is Gaelic
With new research* showing that women computer science graduates are less likely to take up an occupational role that is defined as ‘ICT work’ than men, (22% versus 39%), BCSWomen, part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is working with universities and students to raise awareness of what great career IT offers. Let's hope they are encouraging supportive men in their campaign as well.
Gaberlunzie has a passion for databases that he can explore and understand! So when he received an offer from the USA National Education index for students pursuing doctoral degree in English across the US, he couldn't resist giving it publicity!
Finland is moving things along a progressive road with the use of playing and games. Perhaps we should consider this route too! Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and Stanford University have jointly authored a playbook for the creation and realisation of radical innovations. At the same time a smartphone application brings gaming dimensions to energy-awareness and helped Finish, Swedish and Italian households reduce electricity consumption by up to 19%.
About 35 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Eridanus (The River), lies the spiral galaxy NGC 1637. Back in 1999 the serene appearance of this galaxy was shattered by the appearance of a very bright supernova. Astronomers studying the aftermath of this explosion with ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile have provided us with a stunning view of this relatively nearby galaxy thanks to FORS (FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectograph) for the VLT.
Gaberlunzie was brooding on the issue of rejection letters and emails, which are not nice to write and even less than welcome by recipients. Having had his fair share for poetry attempts, writing and jobs, he still thinks he would rather be sent one, than fall into that wordless black hole. But he never considered the issue of the rejection letter as so ripe for humour!
Gaberlunzie is really intrigued by the graphics that are emerging in the business and technology world. MIT's 50 disruptive companies are just such an interesting brood and a good check as to whether you are in the know (He has six to go and rub up on!!) but depressing if you notice that none are UK based.
As usual TV has an abysmal dearth of anything new, which always happens in winter. Clearly we are awaiting the better weather and the summer time before any new, exciting series appear. So its been DVD season and Gaberlunzie finally got round to Brave.
It's not often Gaberlunzie reads an article and splits his sides laughing.
But to cheer up all ComputeScotlander's on a cold, gas-boiler-out-of-order-day he's providing the link of the month that will be well worth revisiting again and again. Enjoy.
A friend of Gaberlunzie sent him this Pi joke. It took him a little bit of
rooting around to get it, and as he was sort of trying to the the PiRSq
formulae in his head, he couldn't help but consider Pi and Life and that stunning photography, though he hasn't seen the film yet.
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