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Behind the scenes of the first iPhone announcement
"It’s hard to overstate the gamble [late Apple co-founder Steve] Jobs took when he decided to unveil the iPhone back in January 2007. Not only was he introducing a new kind of phone — something Apple had never made before — he was doing so with a prototype that barely worked. Even though the iPhone wouldn’t go on sale for another six months, he wanted the world to want one right then. In truth, the list of things that still needed to be done was enormous. A production line had yet to be set up. Only about a hundred iPhones even existed, all of them of varying quality. Some had noticeable gaps between the screen and the plastic edge; others had scuff marks on the screen. And the software that ran the phone was full of bugs.

The iPhone could play a section of a song or a video, but it couldn’t play an entire clip reliably without crashing. It worked fine if you sent an e-mail and then surfed the Web. If you did those things in reverse, however, it might not. Hours of trial and error had helped the iPhone team develop what engineers called 'the golden path,' a specific set of tasks, performed in a specific way and order, that made the phone look as if it worked.

But even when Jobs stayed on the golden path, all manner of last-minute workarounds were required to make the iPhone functional. On announcement day, the software that ran [the iPhone's] radios still had bugs. So, too, did the software that managed the iPhone’s memory. And no one knew whether the extra electronics Jobs demanded the demo phones include would make these problems worse."

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/and-then-steve-said-let-there-be-an-iphone.html?pagewanted=8&_r=3&pagewanted=all&

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The U.S. military wants a real-life Iron Man suit
"The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.

Each suit would have an on-board computer that would be able to instantly respond to certain situations and provide the user with enhanced situational awareness. According to a press release, the suit may use liquid armor, currently under development at MIT, which has the ability to transform from a 'liquid to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied.' The goal is full-body ballistic protection, theoretically allowing the wearer to literally walk through a stream of bullets. A panel that rests against the skin would be able to detect and respond to the body's core temperature, skin temperature, heart rate, and hydration levels. The suit would also provide basic life support, such as heat, air, and oxygen."

Mind you, "Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit" — or TALOS? — doesn't exactly roll off the tongue quite as well as "Iron Patriot." 

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http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/9/4819970/real-life-iron-man-suit-commissioned-by-us-military

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check this out as far cleaning out the junk in your browser that may be slowing it down!
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Your next gen firewall investment is giving you some peace of mind on egress (inside out) traffic but what about hacking attempts and DDoS attacks that aim to disrupt and steal from data center applications? Next generation firewalls can't address the outside in threat carried within web and SSL traffic, but Juniper's advanced technologies for intrusion deception and heuristic-based DDoS mitigation can. Join us for a discussion led by one of Juni...
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Please join Juniper Networks for a 60 minute webinar to hear from two of our top Healthcare and Wireless LAN experts as to why healthcare organizations are standardizing on Juniper’s wireless solution. Whether your facility needs higher speed and performance to securely move large radiology image files across the network or superior and undisrupted coverage to support voice applications over wireless LAN or even newer WiFi video medical applicati...
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Now you dont have to miss another email again as this attention getter will let you know when "you got mail"!
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I wanted to wait for #macromonday  but I'm just so proud of this shot from yesterday that I have to post it now. This is by a wide margin the very best close-up shot I've taken of anything, ever. 
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Please take the time to vote for Ollis Robinson High School Running back; deadline is 12 PM today.  The kid in 1st place goes to a school with 3,000+ kids and Ollis' school is 328 students.  Reasons to vote for Ollis:1)  I know this kid since he was in pampers 2) His parents are awesome 3) He's my dad's 3rd cousin twice removed 4) He does his homework and chores everyday and 5) hes better looking and has a nicer smile than the other kids in the poll!!!
A look at who is up for this week's prep football honor, which is decided through online voting
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You may be talking to a BOT...
Now social media is introducing us to a new form of bot: social bots. Well, you might not think its a big deal, you know who's real and who's not right ? Maybe not. Social bots are a lot more sophisticated than you might think. The social bots you see on Twitter for example have built in databases of current events and can recognize language.
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Your next gen firewall investment is giving you some peace of mind on egress (inside out) traffic but what about hacking attempts and DDoS attacks that aim to disrupt and steal from data center applications? Next generation firewalls can't address the outside in threat carried within web and SSL traffic, but Juniper's advanced technologies for intrusion deception and heuristic-based DDoS mitigation can. Join us for a discussion led by one of Juni...
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