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ANOTHER Good Use For Your Palm

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 | 0 comments

ANOTHER Good Use For Your Palm

Aiming to do away with the need to remember passwords for growing numbers of online services, Intel researchers have put together a tablet with new software and a biometric sensor that recognizes the unique patterns of veins on a person’s palm. Making laptops, tablets and smartphones responsible for identifying users would take the requirement of remembering passwords away from individual...

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Collection Scare Tactics

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Collection Scare Tactics

“Pay that $17.65 you owe us or GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.”  Debt collectors and district attorneys are teaming up to bully bad-check writers into paying their debt. In a practice that has spread to more than 300 prosecutors’ offices, collection companies are sending signed letters on D.A. letterhead that threaten jail time unless the check writers...

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Make It At Home On A 3D Printer

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 | 0 comments

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques (subtractive processes) which mostly rely on the removal of material by drilling, cutting etc. The technology is...

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Someday All The Adults Will Die!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Someday All The Adults Will Die!

Didja ever think Punk Rock would affect art as we know it? Be considered a “major influence”  on how imagery evolved throughout the 70’s and 80’s? How could it not?  Punk visual art can include anything from crudely scribbled letters to shockingly jarring figures drawn with sharp points everywhere. Often images and figures are cut and pasted from magazines to create a...

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I’ll Have One Art To Go, Please

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 | 0 comments

I’ll Have One Art To Go, Please

Yes. It is. Fo sho. ART. Serious art connoisseurs have a vested interest in keeping stuff like this out of galleries and museums. It just doesn’t fit with their image of themselves as soldiers in the noble war against vulgarity and dumbed-down mainstream culture. Richard Phillips is aware of this. He knows art critics find it hard to believe that his giant paintings of tabloid celebrity...

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