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Vlad Bobleanta
Works at Unwired View (unwiredview.com)
Attended Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
Lives in Timisoara, Romania
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NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency
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LOL!
House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts—like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 percent accuracy. Take that, human.
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I'm proud to be an American where at least I know... we bone the most. At least according to this map which measures the frequency of sex and duration of sex by country. We don't have the longest sex though, that honor goes to Australia. Those down under have sessions that last for a 'marathon' time of a little over 4 minutes.
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Useful to know these tricks so you don't get fooled.
Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we'll take a look at 3 of the most common ways in which visualizations can be misleading.
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Good question.
Trevor Timm: Tech CEOs are complaining, but bills are languishing. Time for internet companies to pull an OKCupid and call out the NSA, on every homepage
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It's allergy season, and if you've got 'em, you're dying right now. Honeywell's new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphone's internet connection to monitor allergy reports and help you keep those sniffles under control.
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WTF?!
Somebody's definitely getting fired, after over 2,300 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus went missing from the Pasteur Institute in France earlier this week. Not one or two vials, mind you. Thousands of them.
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Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows the bustling new city of skyscrapers and constant construction next to the old world and its ancient culture. Just going around the city will feel like time traveling.
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The now infamous Heartbleed bug found in the openSSL library, sent some shockwaves down the software industry. It also revealed some misconceptions about Open Source software that many people assume are common sense but are not necessarily true. 1) Linus’s … Continue reading →
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People are always confused about who the hell invented the internet as we know it now. Even if they think they know, common mortals are most probably mistaken. This neat little video explains it clearly.
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  • Unwired View (unwiredview.com)
    Editor, 2010 - present
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Things that interest me

In no particular order, here's the ever-expanding list: tech, mobile, science, the Web, and whatever else showcases human innovation at a given time. Generally anything NEW.

About me

It should go without saying that I very much enjoy talking about the aforementioned subjects, but I'm open to a lot more. Generally, if something doesn't reek of ignorance, I'm game. 

I enjoy learning new things, whatever the domain. In fact, I'd like to know everything. I know I never will, but the more I know, the more I can understand. And understanding represents my intellectual bliss.

How I use Google+ and what I post

Google+ is my main social avenue these days (followed by Twitter and Facebook). 

I very much enjoy the conversations that spring up around here, and I love following interesting people.

That's why I don't auto-follow back. I do try to check out the profile of each person that has added me to their circles, and if they're interesting, I will add them back. This has worked so far because under 1,000 people decided I was interesting enough to follow (it's cool, though!). If the numbers ever shoot up way past that, I can't promise I'll still be able to go through each profile. So the best thing to do if you want to get my attention is make a great, funny, smart comment on one of my posts. :)

Be advised that I may not post anything for a few days, then 'flood' your stream with 10 or so posts at short intervals. Please don't whine about this. Sometimes I feel like sharing stuff, sometimes I don't. That's just it.

Sometimes I post my opinions on things that interest me. After having ignored my personal blogs for a very long time, this is the only place I have left to share my thoughts which don't fit on Unwired View (which is where I blog, by the way).

Mostly though I post links to stories. These are stories I find while browsing the Web or going through my Google Reader feeds.

The stories that I link to
  • I've read them all
  • I consider them (very) interesting
  • I generally agree with the sentiment of the posts I link to. For example, if there's a big story out there, I'll choose the post that best reflects my view on the issue and link to that. However, sometimes I just post stuff because I feel I need to draw your attention to it. Generally when I don't agree with something I link to, that will be made painfully clear in the bit above the link.
The way I post stories

Above the link, you may see one or both of the following:
  • My opinion on the matter (written in normal text, like here)
  • An excerpt from the linked story which I consider most relevant for its contents (this will be in italics, like here)
When both of these items are included in one of my posts, they're always going to be in the order represented above (opinion first, excerpt second).
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  • Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
    Jurnalism + Engleza, 2003 - 2007
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NASA finds Earth-sized planet that could support life
www.engadget.com

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today,

Honeywell's Bluetooth Air Purifier Knows When Your Allergies Are Bad
gizmodo.com

It's allergy season, and if you've got 'em, you're dying right now. Honeywell's new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphon

Google Street View Accidentally Made an Algorithm That Cracks CAPTCHAs
gizmodo.com

House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher t

France Lost Thousands of Vials Containing the SARS Virus
gizmodo.com

Somebody's definitely getting fired, after over 2,300 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus went missing from the Pasteur Inst

Map shows which country has the most sex and which has the longest sex
sploid.gizmodo.com

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know... we bone the most. At least according to this map which measures the frequency of sex an

Qatar is so fantastically shiny that it looks like a 3D render
sploid.gizmodo.com

Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows

How to Lie With Data Visualization
gizmodo.com

Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using ch

Heartbleed and misconceptions about Open Source - Binpress
www.binpress.com

The now infamous Heartbleed bug found in the openSSL library, sent some shockwaves down the software industry. It also revealed some misconc

Silicon Valley could force NSA reform, tomorrow. What's taking so long?
www.theguardian.com

Tech CEOs are complaining, but bills are languishing. Time for internet companies to pull an OKCupid and call out the NSA, on every homepage

Seriously, for real, who the hell invented the internet and why?
sploid.gizmodo.com

People are always confused about who the hell invented the internet as we know it now. Even if they think they know, common mortals are most

Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands
www.engadget.com

One stretch of road in the Netherlands may make you feel like you're cruising through a video game. A new glow-in-the-dark pavement has repl

Terror threat to American Airlines results in porn scandal on Twitter
www.theverge.com

A Dutch teenager known only as Sarah tweeted a dangerously stupid joke Sunday afternoon, telling American Airlines that she was an al Qaeda

James Dyson wants to build a giant floating vacuum to clean rivers
www.theverge.com

Thanks to his vacuum cleaners, famed designer James Dyson is already helping to keep homes clean all over the world — now he wants to do the

More People Were Paid To Exploit Heartbleed For The NSA Than Fix It
falkvinge.net

The NSA gives a great deal of funding towards auditing projects like OpenSSL. The problem is that they keep the results to themselves.

Passwords are Obsolete
medium.com

And they make Heartbleed a thousand times worse

Here is the perfect male and female body according to males and females
sploid.gizmodo.com

If you ask men and women what they think the perfect body is, you're going to get two very different answers. It's fascinating, really. UK l

Want to Run Facebook’s New Android App UI? Follow These Simple Steps | D...
www.droid-life.com

Over the past couple of months, Facebook has been experimenting with a new UI for its official Android application. Members of the Beta test

This is what the reversible USB cable looks like
www.theverge.com

The most abundant connector standard in technology, the Universal Serial Bus, is getting ready for its most revolutionary change yet with a

Proof that the English language is crazy and makes no sense
sploid.gizmodo.com

English isn't the hardest language in the world to learn but it's definitely a crazy one with wacky rules. Things that apply for some words,

The Best Buildings In The World?
gizmodo.com

The winners of Architizer's A+ Awards have been announced, and some of the picks are awesome. Here's a round-up of the best, the most surrea