Ballpoint pen drawing by Samuel Silva
Ballpoint pen drawing by Samuel Silva
So Chromebooks dominate the top 10 portable computer listings people actually buy on Amazon for the last two years
Studies appear from who know what source claiming in spite of all those Chromebooks sold that the percentage of Internet usage from Chromebooks was < 5%
The idea of those studies was to show Chromebooks are cheap, people buy them and then do not use them
Always wondered where they got the data to base their "nobody uses these" assessments and who benefits from that conclusion?
So now Microsoft is actually working with partners to create a low cost Microsoft option to compete with Chromebook directly and lower margins and software licensing costs to present a competitive choice
Seems like Microsoft would not be doing that if Chromebooks were really things people buy and never use
Which calls into question all those stories that came out suggesting that conclusion.
Either way one way to measure the success of a product is to watch how competitors respond to it
If they don't care it is not succeeding in the marketplace
If they adjust strategy and change their product offering and name your product directly in their marketing, its working
Tie dyed logo
Banksy's take on the #WorldCupFinal
Will be watching the data center back end demand margins to see the effect of adding millions of new users
Google reaches across the aisle to Apple's platform with its hit game, which sees you running around real-world locations claiming them for your team.
It was a spectacular goal
Germany's World Cup final hero has been carefully nurtured throughout his career and was being hailed as the Bundesliga academy player to watch even back in 2010
So I will have to see who did the study and how they got access to Facebook data. Was it anonymous except for geolocated IP address?
Deserves more study of the study...
An analysis of Facebook activity reveals how fan support evolved during the tournament.
#GoogleGlass has a "White Men wearing Google Glass" image problem
Well lets show that anyone can wear and benefit from using Google Glass...
Look! A lady wearing Glass! You're welcome, Google.
You build a killer Data Center and it is so good everyone else concedes and the government steals your stuff
Other people have decent Data Center Infrastructures
The premise here is Google only has the user base and loyalty it has is because of first mover advantage
Except it was not the first search engine and has many competitors in the past and currently
Also nobody is forced to use Google
A lot of why people chose Google is pure performance
Germany has not been the biggest fan of tech giants that it believes overreach their influence. Now, a report claims that it is considering a new way to..
They beat France (when France looked unstoppable)
They beat down Brazil
They got past the brutal Argentina defense
This is one of the all time great World Cup triumphs. Germany is the first European side to triumph in South America, and they have done it the hard way, writes Tim Vickery.
Messi unable to save the day
RIO DE JANEIRO — For years, Brazilians had a phrase they would inevitably utter when things went wrong. “Imagina na Copa,” they said after an endless traffic jam or a construction accident or an ugly rash of violence dominated the news — imagine if this happened during the World Cup.
Bringing up Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Keywords: Silicon Valley appears to have given up on solving anything but its own problems: those afflicting the same 20-somethings who are building these startups. The problem lies with venture capitalists, not entrepreneurs.
Did not get dressed up for nothing
They did it #schland
Mario Gotze scored the match's only goal in the 113th minute, giving Germany its fourth World Cup title and first since 1990.
On my way to the San Francisco Civic Center
Free Public Screenings // San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
(I would say since the wall came down but West Germany won in 1990 which I think was after the wall came down but before reunification)
I will be wearing my Germany pins today...
West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974, and 1990
So Germany has had success. They also have been in the final four semifinals in each of the last four World Cups
But they have not yet won the whole thing as a unified Germany (not even the year they hosted in 2006 - that year Itay won)
So I have a soft spot for Germany, the land of my youth
Ramstein, Landstuhl, Kirschenarnbach, Wurzburg, Hiedelberg, Rothenburg, Nuremburg, Munchen, Frankfurt, Trier, Autobahns, Ausfart, EInfart, Bratwurst, Gulaschsuppe, Globus, Walkplatz, Volksmarches, Sauerkraut, Gluwein, and Bayern
Here is me and my grandmother with Neuschwanstein in the background
#GoGermany #BeatArgentina #Mannschaft #Germany #WorldCup2014
Germany Germany Germany
Free Public Viewing at Civic Center San Francisco benefitting San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and America Scores
Nobody goes for the fire
Does look like Thorin
This is not Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit films.
This is a cosplayer from the recent FantasyCon cosplay competition that
took play in Salt Lake City, Utah. I can't believe how much this guy looks
like him though! It's insanely good! The photos were posted on Reddit by
the cosplayer's wife, melodywise. He won the Best Fantasy, Solo award at
Oom pa! Oom pa!
The cloud platform did pick a Germany vs Argentina final
On the other hand it also predicted a Brazil win over the Netherlands and currently they are trailing 2-0
Hard to calculate in spirit and Brazil's might be defeated
The American Veterinary Medical Association's "2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook" summarizes results from a survey of over 50,000 households on various aspects of pet ownership. In this map, purple again indicates more cat owners than dog owners, and orange more dog owners than cat owners. New York and Delaware are evenly split: in New York, 29% of households own cats, and about the same proportion own dogs, and in Delaware, c...
So my guess is Germany wins their first cup since reunification
Ashwin wanted to try on the #GoogleGlass
I am also a network engineer
I wonder where this is
How are tizen and Firefox OS doing in terms of market share?
Android was the star of Google I/O
Here is betting the L release of android has a higher market percentage on day 1 than this out of the gate
Canonical is a 650-employee software company...
The lawsuit argues the way Google licenses Android to smartphone companies is unfair to its competitors of search and other mobile services.
Who ended up winning
Fun fact. The Indonesian flag is the same as the flag of Monaco.
It is also very similar to the Polish flag except that flag has the white half on top
Play the game
grep -v successShow me everything except the success instances
grep -v success
The Dream Act may be resulting in an unexpected and massive influx of unaccompanied minors into Texas, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, but Bryan TX avoided having to deal with the fallout (for now)
Congressman Bill Flores’ office confirms the federal government has decided not to use the facility.
LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.
Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sydney.
The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes..
Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind.
A man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her Seeing Eye Dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight.
He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, 'Kathy, we are in Sydney for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?'
The blind lady replied, 'No thanks, but maybe Max would Like to stretch his legs.'
All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog!
The pilot was even wearing sunglasses.
They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!
Have a great day and remember...
...THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR.
A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED!!!
In networking terms at scale this mantra makes total sense...
You do not have to be the Google search engine to see which way the trends are leaning for Sunday's #WorldCup Final
The GooglePlex is celebrating the presumed victor
Congratulations to Deutschland on their first World Cup Championship since East and West reunified
#Mannschaft #DE #ARGvsGER #Germany
p.s. this is clearly satire and the pictures are from Octoberfest a couple years ago...