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Jes Rijo
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This is what keeps me employed.

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Check out this video on YouTube:

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Wow too cool

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very true
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."

More:
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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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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too cool
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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