Work from Home, Manufacture from Desktop

May 18, 2010 1 comment

The Iron Man 2 suits worn by Tony Stark and his enemy Whiplash were made by 3D printer. You might want to collect a pair of those but then have to sigh at the thought that chances are marginal. Now with the full range of 3D scan – design – print product line in place for mass market, your chances might just have come, by duplicating one yourself at your home desk.

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I’m on my Knees, Lord Apple! – a Collection of Recent Events

May 13, 2010 1 comment

For a person who loves Apple gadgets/applications and regards them as trend setter, the recent non-humorous events actually amused me.  So here presents the event collection. Please share your view. —  

   

Lord Apple, my mighty king, 

Under your ultimate power we all bend our knees. 

Who is this  Woz’s admirer

dared to show Steve Woz a 3G iPad

though it was after April 3 midnight  1) 

Fire! Fire! 

Gone with the admirer 

Trebling was the legendary Woz with denial: 

‘I was not told it was a 3G!’ 

 

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Monthly Review – April 2010

May 12, 2010 1 comment

I’ll use this Dilbert comic as an opening to the April Review.

Here are the highlights of the topics we’ve been talking about under April.

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Programmers Start to Take Over HR Jobs?

May 11, 2010 2 comments

That sounds quite unlikely by words. However an Australian website Freelancer.com has newly upgraded its web service so that developers can write software to recruit, hire and pay workers on a variety of tasks without human input. The website is normally a marketplace where freelancers meet projects/job posted to be outsourced. Now programs can be written to post job adverts on the site, take on responses, assessing the work result, do the commissioning and pay the works, all automatically.

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Join the Crowd-Source Opera for Finland’s Festival in 2012

May 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival has launched a Opera by You project (www.operabyyou.com) on May 6 aiming to crowd-source the whole production and stage a premiere in a medieval castle built in 1475 in the summer of 2012.

So anybody signed up on-line can submit his own creation of story, libretto, music, costume and/or stage design from beginning to end with full access to the whole production crew including soloists, a chorus of 80 and symphony orchestra. Who knows, some cellphone salesman or housewife might find his/her talent shine directly in front of 60,000 people next summer and many more through media sending.

St. Olaf's Castle, the venue of the festival

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Never wrong to entertain your customers!

May 4, 2010 31 comments

The Hajime Japanese restaurant is the first restaurant in Bangkok serving its customers shabu-shabu by four samurai-costumed, big-armed and bright-eyed Motoman robots. Customers use a touch screen to order food or have empty dishes taken away. During a work break, the robot will dance to Japanese music to entertain.

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DIY Lamborghini in China – where there is a will, there is a way

May 4, 2010 2 comments

No money, no family connection, low education level, poor working condition… any reason you can think of not living your dream did not prevent these guys to do what they want.


1) A 25 year old mechanic Chen Jinmiao built his first luxurious collection – a working replica of Lamborghini. (You can compare with the original ones here) This junior middle school graduates who lives in a small city in Hunan province in China, has always dreamed of making his own car since childhood. Read more…