Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Renovation Planning, STANDOUT | Tags: DesignLibero, Hydroponic, Renovation Planning, The Green Wheell | Comments Off
The 80s wasn’t all shoulder pads, big hair and Culture Club! The decade that gave us Glasnost, Tiananmen Square and the Czech’s Velvet Revolution also gave us Microsoft Windows, Apple, HDTV, Digital Cellular Phones, Cabbage Patch Kids and Prozac.
If NASA hadn’t been so busy with the Space Shuttle, they may have continued on the path to inventing a system for growing edible plants in space, on rotating wheel perhaps?
Although the NASA thought of a Rotary Hydroponic System never came to fruition – NASA opted for plantgrow technology like the WARP10 LED lighting and flat-bed systems, rather than a wheel - an Italian design team has re-hashed the rotating wheel, picking up where NASA left off almost 30 years ago.
DesignLibero has taken the concept and re-invigorated it with 21st century Dysonism. The Green Wheel – as always, it sounds better in Italian, La Routa Verde – is a hydroponic system with form and function and fluidity :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: REBLOG! | Comments Off
“I think quietly this year on June 2 will honor the Republic more going between the earthquake and between the tanks.” Massimo Gramellini.
ITALY: As the country recovers from and comes to terms with recent devistation, the mood is of reflection. Many – including my favourite Italian blogger – are drawing parallels between the physical damage of the earthquake and the social and economic woes of this gorgeous country.
In her blog – Serena – voices her hopes that perhaps this catastrophe might have been a sobering moment :: Read Serena’s full article »»»»
Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Galaxy Note, Google Nexus, LG 5 Inch 1080p Screen, LG Electronics, LG Smartphone, Samsung's 5.3 Inch AMOLED Screen | Comments Off
The consumer electronics behemoth that is LG Electronics has revealed an impressive new smartphone display that is expected to be housed in the company’s new smartphones in the second half of this year.
The panel is a 5 incher, features a super impressive pixel density of 440ppi, with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The display is capable of displaying true 1080p HD content.
This impressive new display seriously trumps Apple’s retina display, as well as Samsung’s 5.3 inch AMOLED 1280 x 800/285ppi/720p screens currently in phones like the Galaxy Note in terms of size versus pixel density output – the Galaxy Note camera records via 1080p – the screen unfortunately is only 720p :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ONLINE SECURITY! | Tags: crysys, DUQU, Iran National Computer Emergency Response Team, Kaspersky, Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security, STUXNET< FLAME, US Cyber Consequences Unit | Comments Off
Russian cyber security software-maker Kaspersky Lab has discovered a highly sophisticated computer virus in Iran that they believe was deployed at least five years ago to engage in state-sponsored cyber terrorism. Responsibility for discovering the virus, which has been dubbed ‘Flame’.
Kaspersky said evidence suggested that it may have been built on behalf of the same nation, or nations, that commissioned the Stuxnet worm that attacked Iran’s nuclear program in 2010.
Kaspersky say they have yet to determine whether Flame had a specific mission like Stuxnet, and declined to say who they think built it. Iran has has long claimed that the United States and Israel deployed Stuxnet :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Bail, DeepField, fbi, File Sharing, Filesharing, Kim Dotcom, Kim Schmitz, Law Court, Megaupload, New Zealand, Piracy, SOPA | Comments Off
Kim Dotcom has been allowed to once again tread the plush carpets of his rented mansion in tranquil New Zealand. The alleged superduper bad guy, criminal mastermind, internet pirate and international copyright infringer – Kim Dotcom – has welcomed the relaxing of his bail conditions and says it will improve his ability to fight extradition to the United States.
An Auckland district court judge today ruled Dotcom’s flight risk was minimal and had been overstated. The German national and Megaupload founder is wanted in the United States for alleged copyright infringement worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Judge David Harvey told the Auckland District Court he believes it is unlikely that Mr Dotcom will flee New Zealand, saying the original flight risk was overstated and he no longer needs to be electronically monitored. Judge Harvey said that Mr Dotcom and his co-accused had abided by all their bail conditions :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Media News, Online Media, Print Media, World of the News | Tags: Australian Journalism, Australian Media, Australian Print Media, Ethics & Arts Alliance, Fairfax Media, MEAA, Media, World of the News | Comments Off
That shrinking Australian media behemoth that is Fairfax Media, is apparently planning to send jobs offshore by relocating production of its regional newspapers to New Zealand.
The proposed changes will affect 66 Fairfax staffers, Media, Ethics & Arts Alliance – MEAA – said via statement today.
Fairfax said the affected staff would be offered voluntary redundancies or redeployment, however, some staff may also be forced into redundancy.
The affected newspapers include the Illawarra Mercury, Newcastle Herald and seven associated community titles including the Lake Times, Kiama Independent, Newcastle Star, Myall Coast Nota, Port Stephens Examiner and Lakes Mail :: Read the full article »»»»