Saturday, August 27, 2011

Third Apple co-founder sold 10% stake to avoid paper pushing, risk

Ron Wayne, the Apple co-founder who sold his 10 percent stake in Apple for just $2,300, said in an interview this week that he backed out of the company because he feared his role would involve shuffling papers for the rest of his life.

In an interview with Bloomberg Television earlier this week, Wayne and another Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discussed the early days of the company.

According to the interview, Steve Jobs brought Wayne on as a "trustable person." He was given a 10 percent stake to serve as a mediator for Jobs and Wozniak, who each held 45 percent.

read on and WATCH VIDEO HERE

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Last Space Shuttle

THE LAST SPACE SHUTTLE ,<= this is the cockpit view of the last shuttle to go into space, it's a 360 VR image ..very awesome

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Dedicate this to Josh The Hitman Rabedeaux....R.I.P.

Last words from his Mother....Today is a sad day and it will be the worst day of my life. I'm sitting here in the hopsital that Josh was born in and his dad Bruce and I was so excited for our son to be born March 3rd 1984, today is June 25 and we will watch our sons life end, How can this be ? How can someone who had so much to live for someone so full of life not want to be here anymore. As I have sat here in the hospital for the last five days I have watched his friends and family come to see him and so many people truely love and care about him and we thank all of you so very much. Today is a very sad day for us. My life will never be the same and a part of my life will also end without my sidekick , my bestfriend, my loving son,the person that calls me daily to tell his mom he love me. My life will never be the same. Josh was home in AZ a week ago and a week ago we was staying at a resort living life , he was golfing with my husband beating him at golf and loving life. I will never forget last weekend and as I brought him to the airport to return to Iowa I didn't know that that would be the last hug I would ever receive from him and when he looked back at me and waved it really was a final good bye. If we only knew what life changes was going to accur maybe I would have never put him on that plane. I hope all of you who are reading this takes this and uses it in your life, never say anything to hurt anyone, never treat anyone badly to where it will hurt them, also show someone they are special don't tell them there a loser or you wish them died, don't tell them there not a man because they really are. Words hurt word can take someones life. My son was hurting and if I could have taken his pain away I would have I would have given my life to him, I gave him life and today I will watch his life end. Today is the last day for me to be a mother, to kiss to hold everything, the one thing that will never stop is the love that I have for Josh he is my life, if you know me you know how I feel. Bruce and I know that Josh loved us we will never question that. I'm sorry that my son hurt so bad that he felt that he had to take his life. WHY. Please don't ever forget him please learn from this please don't ever do this because you will be leaving a lot of people who love you. One more thing if any of you ever feel like Josh did please call me send me a text or a email anything I will help you I will try to help you, you can come to AZ anything please ask for my help.Life means something. Thank you for caring about our family but most of all thank you for loving Josh..I will need some of you too ,to help me through this pain and loss of my wonderful son who I lived for who I gave life too who I loved with all of my heart.. God Bless all of you and may he keep you safe. Bonnie

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Camera That Could Care Less About Focus: Introducing Lytro

Remember cameras that would have to focus themselves before taking a snapshot? And how that could lose vital seconds, making a mockery of the term “point and shoot”?

Oh, right — that would describe every digital camera currently on the market. But if one Silicon Valley startup has its way, the very idea of focusing, or adjusting light levels, or having to wait before you click the shutter, will be a relic of the early 21st century — along, perhaps, with photos that only exist in two dimensions.

Lytro is the brainchild of Dr. Ren Ng, a Stanford Ph.D whose dissertation on light-field technology five years ago was showered with awards. Now, with the help of $50 million in funding, most of it from Andreessen Horowitz, Ng has built a company that’s preparing to launch a focus-free digital camera later this year.

The basic premise of Lytro’s technology is pretty simple: the camera captures all the information it possibly can about the field of light in front of it. You then get a digital photo that is adjustable in an almost infinite number of ways. You can focus anywhere in the picture, change the light levels — and presuming you’re using a device with a 3-D ready screen — even create a picture you can tilt and shift in three dimensions. (I got a demonstration of the camera’s 3-D photos on a laptop earlier today, and was blown away.)

You might think that this would produce unfeasibly large digital files, but Ng insists that the files will be roughly comparable to the average size of a digital photo today. The heavy lifting is being done by the camera’s on-board processors, he says. And because its light sensor is incredibly sensitive, you can capture low-light situations like restaurants a lot more easily — even without the flash.

Although the camera itself isn’t due out until late 2011, Lytro today unveiled a carousel of demonstration snapshots — all of them embeddable, available in Flash for the web and HTML5 for your smartphone. Here’s an example. Click anywhere on the picture to change the focus, double-click to zoom. via masableWANT TO THE SEE AMAZING NEW WAY THIS CAMERA WORKS ..CLICK HERE

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Fedor Emelianenko will get 4 bags this size,jus sayin...

According to a report from ESPN, Fedor Emelianenko is set to haul in $1.5 million for his fight against Dan Henderson, who will take home a cool $800,000. The bout is set to air live on Showtime at the upcoming July 30 Strikeforce event emanating from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The good ol 501 ORD memories...this is how we did it.

(Source: JOBBER, March 16, 1987)
501st Ordnance Company providing VII Corps with 'No-Slack' support

by Chuck Gordon


That's the word in the 501st Ordnance Company, 101st Ordnance Battalion.

You can hear it when the company falls in, when they do their physical training, and when a soldier and officer exchange greetings.

Then, of course, there's No SLACC Day, when the No Slack soldiers take over the No Slack Company. Every leadership slot, from company commander to platoon sergeant, is filled and run in a No Slack manner by the month's No Slack soldiers, all E-4 and below.

SLACC, in the case of the 501st, is an acronym for "Subordinate Level Alternate Chain of Command."

Capt. Ronald Settle, 501st company commander, said, "I only recently took over this command, but when I did step into this slot, the company was already tight.

"To me, that says a lot about the 501st's former commander. To the soldiers here, he was sort of a minor deity, you know, he walked on two layers of water!" Settle said.
to help keep the unit's morale and spirit at a high level, Settle held a contest to create a slogan for the 501st.

"A lot of slogans came through -- some good, some not so good, some pretty weird," he said.

When all the ballots were in, the judges chose "No Slack," adding the "5-0." The slogan had been used by the 2nd Magazine Platoon for some time, and it summed up what the company felt and put into practice.

And the 501st lives up to its motto. The company works smoothly and everybody takes up a little slack, until all that's left is a tight fabric, woven by a hard working unit.
Their main mission is handling munitions for the largest sector of support of any ammo company in VII Corps.

"These soldiers bust their butts out here. Nobody realizes how much effort goes into that little crate of blanks for an FTX, or the case of M60 rounds for qualification. It is a demanding and often thankless job, but these people do it, day in and day out. We hump the ammo out to any unit in our sector that needs it," said CWO 3 Jimmy Calloway, the 501st's accountable officer.

As accountable officer, Calloway is responsible for the records and tons of ammo that the unit deals with on a constant basis.

"We work. We work hard! This is a good job though," said Sgt. James Dawes, assistant ammunition storage specialist. "Ammo can be dangerous, and you think about that sometimes, but not too much. You can't let that worry you. Our training is good and safety first."

The 501st works mainly at Pre-Stock Points (PSPs) and Forward Storage Theater Sites (FSTSs). There, rows of squat, earth-covered storage bunkers hold the ammo, which will be used by VII Corps.

"We get a lot of time out in the magazines, the bunkers. We stack, sort, inspect and restack the ammo. And we get a lot of experience running the forklifts, but a lot of the ammo gets moved by muscle power," said Dawes.

Winters slow things down for a lot of units, and the 501st is no exception. However, the slack time gets put to good use, doing internal "housekeeping," getting equipment and gear inspection-ready, and cleaning.

"Winter means maintenance," said Dawes. "We clean and repair and inspect and clean some more. We use the time to check out our vehicles and equipment to be sure they're field-ready and in usable shape."

"Right now we are just back out of the field, and we have to get all our gear ready for a validation inspection. Everything from TA-50 to the vehicles will be cleaned and ready to go," said SFC Allen Clinton, maintenance NCO for the company.

Clinton's maintenance and service platoon takes care of more than 70 vehicles, including forklifts, ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 pounds, and vehicles from one-and-a-quarter CUCVs to the 501st's massive 12-ton tractor rigs. And the company even has a genuine John Deere discing machine.

"As near as I can figure, the disc is for plowing around in a field," said Clinton. "But it would come in handy for building a fire break or turning up the ground for mines and such. We've never used it, and we don't really have anything designed to pull it. But we have it if we ever need it."

As far as structure, the 501st is composed of the M and S platoon, two magazine platoons, and the headquarters platoon.

A magazine, to the 501st, is more than something to read or slap into your trusty M-16. It is also a storage facility for large amounts of ammo. The magazines and their contents are the prime concern for the 501st. The company is responsible for more than 98 of the thick-walled bunkers scattered around their sector, ranging in distance from three to 75 miles from the company's home base.

"Something is always moving. At times, we'll get a line of trailers stretching all along the rows of bunkers, all full and waiting to be loaded or unloaded. The soldiers will unload the crates onto a forklift, stack it into the bunker, re-arrange it so everything fits and is stored safely, and then the next day, start loading them out of the bunkers back into trailers to be sent to a unit," said CWO 2 Bill Sutton, Calloway's replacement.

And the 501st goes through all of this, just for that round of blank ammo you'll blast into an aggressor on an FTX. So the next time you qualify, or play Rambo in the field, think of all the work, dedication and planning it took to get that round to you. Think of the 501st, the "No Slack" Company.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


WOW...UDPATE @ 10:38 PM: Via twitter from CBS reporter Mark Knoller:

CBS Congressional producer Jill Jackson reporting House Intelligence Committee aide says Obama will announce Osama bin Laden is dead.
CNN and other news outlets are reporting that the President will make a televised statement at approximately 10:30 PM ET. But, there's no indication yet as to what it's about.

Tweet from Sam Stein a few minutes ago:
white house is mum on topic. and rightfully so, only 15 min wait. but one official says its "Important enough that you shld pay attention"
UPDATE @ 10:19 PM: CNN now reporting the subject matter is "national security."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flamethrower Versus Fire Extinguisher at 1000 Frames per Second

Lets say you had an uber-expensive Phantom slow motion camera, a flamethrower, and a fire extinguisher at your disposal. What would you do? Well… probably this!This is official music video for the song Ritalin by Dancing Pigeons. It was shot on a Phantom camera at 1000 frames per second.
via Michael Zang Peta Pixel


Sunday, April 10, 2011


Sunday, March 13, 2011


Photography lovers check these out, a cool way to let others than know about photography that you're "in" , also at this time there is a special bracelet you can buy to help Japan,check it out ,I have 2 of them,Canon of course

Saturday, March 12, 2011


LAS VEGAS -- In a transaction that will forever change the mixed martial arts world, Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has purchased its top competitor, Strikeforce.

UFC president Dana White spoke to MMA Fighting exclusively about why the historic purchase happened, the terms of the deal, what this means for the Strikeforce brand and fighters and much more.


Friday, March 04, 2011


 Is now trying to geet paid by taking Charlie and hers kids by judgement,she and the Goddess' were all party favored in the islands not more than two weeks ago ,and now finds the golden key, but can she turn it ??? I don't think so....WATCH and SEE...


Charlie on Charlie ...just in case you don't know what's up with " Charlie"


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Watch this video that shows how todays phones and cameras contain information that tells good and bad people right where you are or where you have been and where your going ,,,kinda TMI !!!!


Monday, February 14, 2011


About OpenSignalMaps
With your help, we're creating a comprehensive database of cell phone towers, cell phone signal strength readings, and Wi-Fi access points around the world. This data is collected via our Android application and uploaded to our servers, taking care to use as little processing power and battery life as possible.
You can use this website to browse the data we've collected, including heat maps that show exactly how strong signal is in any particular area, as well as all the nearby towers for your carrier. Take a look around, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Tor Even Mathisen created this stunning timelapse video of the aurora borealis over Tromsø, Norway, shooting the still frames with a Canon 5D Mark II and 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens. The individual frames captured are beautiful in themselves, but the result of combining them into a timelapse video is breathtaking.

Michael Zhang · Dec 06, 2010


PssssT click here for the hidden video link as long as it lasts up !!

After taking a brutal two round beating from Antonio Silva, Fedor Emelianenko seemed to announce his retirement immediately after the fight. According to his translator Fedor said, "maybe it's time to leave."
He thanked everyone for a beautiful "sporting life".
Emelianenko will retire as the greatest heavyweight fighter in MMA history. He dominated the sport for the better part of a decade in an incredible ten year undefeated streak, mostly in Japan for the legendary Pride organization.
This was his second loss in as many fights. Fabricio Werdum forced him to tap to a triangle choke at 0:69 of the first round. Emelianenko had only lost once in his prior career, way back in December 2000 in RINGS King of Kings tournament.
In his storied career, Fedor beat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2x), Mirko Filopovic, Mark Coleman, Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia.
Fedor had been favored to win the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament. Antonio Silva will face the winner of Fabricio Werdum vs Alistair Overeem. Tonight's other winner Sergei Kharitonov beat former UFC champ Andrei Arlvoski and will await the winner of Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers.
Arlovski may also face retirement after losing his fourth straight fight -- all of them since leaving the UFC.

by Kid Nate on in Strikeforce News