Why it Sucks to be the IT Guy [Comic]

Yes, being the IT guy often totally suck, and after working for 15 years in the field, I can confirm that most of what is in this infographic is unfortunately all too true, especially the part about what people expect from us in our everyday job.



[Source: ORSYP]

Christmas Lights: Hanging Them Up vs. Taking Them Down

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Yep, that’s pretty much spot on.

[Source: Brian @ Shoeboxblog]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 30% Off Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook for just $699.99 plus free shipping. That’s 30% off the ultrabook’s regular retail price of $999.99.

Designed with mobility in mind, Samsung’s durable, ultra premium, lightweight Series 9 laptop (model NP900X3D-A01US) offers mobile professionals and power users a sophisticated laptop equally suited for work and entertainment. Featuring a minimalist look that is both simple and sophisticated, its polished magnesium uni-body design offers an iconic look and feel that pushes the envelope with an edge just 0.5 inches thin. This Series 9 laptop also includes a brilliant 13.3-inch SuperBright Plus display with HD+ technology, 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 4 GB of system memory, and up to 9 hours of battery life.

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook$999.99 $699.99 (30% Off)

Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg [Video]

2D Photograhy:

This was a fun short Rube Goldberg Machine we produced in house. Mostly an experiment but definitely quite interesting and very rewarding to create. We hope you enjoy :).

[2dphotography]

Captain Kirk Sends Tweet to Outer Space, Gets Response!

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Earlier today, William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, sent a tweet to Commander Chris Hadfield, who currently is aboard the International Space Station, and actually got a response, and a very awesome one at that!

[Chris Hadfield]

TOP 10 REASONS Why We Know the Earth is Round [Video]

Still convinced that the Earth is flat? Here are 10 reasons why we know our planet is round.

[Minute Physics]

Amazingly Creative Parkour and Freerunning Video

3 Amazing Athletes Do Parkour and freerunning stunts With A Moving Car…But Who’s Driving?!?! A Ghost! Directed by William Spencer.

[SubOverHype]

Amazing Metal Gear Bento Box [Pic]

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima had this amazing bento box made.

Kojima pointed out that the faces were made from mashed potatoes, the hair and beard were green onions, while the eyes were quail eggs. Tapioca was used to achieve the eye color.

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[via Kotaku]

Stan Lee and the Death of Spider-Man [Pic]

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For those who haven’t heard yet, Peter Parker is getting killed in The Amazing Spider-Man #700. Here’s a picture that illustrates Stan Lee’s feeling about the situation quite well.

[Via SuperheroStuff]

Amazing Cloud Strife Cosplay [Final Fantasy VII] [Pics]

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone cosplay a better Cloud Strife than Singapore-based costumer Naokunn. Wow. Just wow.

[Source: Naokunn | Photography: Vaxzone]

Ubuntu smartphone a possibility for 2014

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The first smartphones to run Ubuntu may appear next year. Tech analysts are, to say the least, split over its chances of success.

Canonical, the group behind what is one of the best-known Linux-based systems, says that smartphones running Ubuntu will also double up as computers through special docks that connect to a screen, mouse and keyboard.

According to Canonical, Ubuntu will target both ends of the smartphone market. For those who want all the bells and whistles, it could mean top-end handsets at a lower price. For those who want a more basic device where web browing and e-mail are the main uses (other than phone calls and texting), it could bring a more reliable and stable performance.

Perhaps appropriately given desktop Ubuntu is often recommended for people terrified of the idea of Linux meaning plain text commmands, Canonical outright describes its planned design for the mobile interface as beautiful. It says key features will include controls that fade into the background when not needed (“deep content immersion” in the company jargon) and separate swiping gestures for the four edges of the screen to make it faster to navigate.

As with all such systems, the hold up is that Canonical won’t be producing any phones itself. Instead it will make its mobile OS available for manufacturers and says it will offer engineering services to make the system easier to integrate. In fact it’s outright encouraging phone makers to drop by its booth at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

It also appears Canonical is trying to push the idea that developers can more easily make applications that scale between a smartphone, mobile computer and desktop machines, all running Ubuntu.

Canonical is therefore relying on getting the right level combination of manufacturers, developers and consumers to make Ubuntu handsets financially viable, something of a chicken and egg cubed situation (and no chicken wants to lay a cubed egg.)

This project is separate to another Ubtuntu project that’s been long in the works but only just announced: Ubuntu for Android. This simply allows Linux PC owners to plug in an Android device and use it as a second desktop display. They will be also able to use the twin display to drag and drop files back and forth between the device and PC.

Think Your Facebook Cover is Awesome?

Libby Cooper Mean Girls

Think again. Posted with a simple “I don’t think people understand how lonely I am on facebook”, Libby Cooper proceeded to post the following images of her pretty epic cover photos. You’ll excuse the bad photoshopping for the sheer hilarity!

[Libby Cooper Via Buzzfeed]