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Enter Mythbusters. It's not great science, but it's helping change society's idea of what science is. When science is fun and exciting, it's a lot easier to catch the attention of children and bring more people into the field.
Scientific discovery and use of the scientific method may be beautiful, but it's dull. Nobody will watch a show where the premise is as boring to the average person as real science. With Mythbusters, I know I'm probably getting an explosion out of it, America is entertained by what they consider science, and I'm ok with that.
Remember, Apple's having to explain to everybody, not just the curious or technical elite. It's like one of us trying to explain to someone why the 25 browser toolbars they have slows their internet to a crawl. More bars on your internet is bad, more bars on your cell phone is good.
I think my favorite lesson would have to be "When faced with a dragon, keep in mind that you don't have to outrun the dragon, you just have to outrun the rest of your party."
This has served me well.
A thousand times, NO!
If something is bricked, that means broked forever. If you brick something, you have to send it off to have internals replaced, not to have some tech stick in a CD and magically fix it. If you have the hardware and knowledge to replace the internals yourself, it's still bricked until you replace the internals.
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Filed under: Tablet PCsJoining the curious workhorse UMPC / tablet PC arena is the xTablet T8600, which boasts about its ruggedness, barcode scanning, and magnetic stripe reading abilities that it handles when not checking your email and making dinner reservations on the go. Furthermore, the unique design allows for a backlit numeric keypad and directional arrows to be installed beside the 8.4-inch SVGA display, and internally, you'll find a 1.1GHz Intel Centrino processor, up to 1.28GB of DDR2 RAM, a "dual digitizer / touchscreen standard," integrated 802.11a/b/g, shock-mounted 40GB hard drive, optional EV-DO / EDGE / GPRS / GSM, Bluetooth, a nine-pin serial port, and a Li-ion battery that can reportedly keep things running for "up to seven hours." To account for all the beatings it'll presumably endure, it sports military-grade water-, dust-, and shock-proof characteristics, and can also operate at extreme temperatures. Hope you aren't too excited, though, as there's no word just yet regarding pricing or future availability.
BOLD MOVES: THE FUTURE OF FORD A new documentary series. Be part of the transformation as it happens in real-time
Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!
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