Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: June, 2010

links for 2010-06-18

iPhone 4 Confirmed to Have 512MB of RAM (Twice the iPad and 3GS) – Mac Rumors Huh. Puts paid to my "would have the exact same package as the ipad' theory. (tags: iphone4 soc a4 ram 512mb)

links for 2010-06-17

T*ts! What Can’t They Sell? — ANIMAL NSFW. Um, okay. (tags: nsfw advertising insurance) 'Edgy' Fraggles?? — Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. Fraggle Rock movie not ed*y enough. (tags: fragglerock development movies unhelpfulfeedback)

links for 2010-06-15

GameSetWatch – Analysis: How Doctor Who's City of the Daleks Game Illuminates Public-Funding Conundrums Not quite sure if the "why" question is adequately explored at the end of this. (tags: gamesetwatch bbc publicservicegames reith doctorwho) Netflix Business Opportunity Good presentation. Interesting to see that their internal innovators experiment on segments of 10k customers at a […]

links for 2010-06-14

Automated Material Handling Order Fulfillment System – Kiva Systems Robotics for distribution centers (tags: robotics mobilefulfillment automation storage retrieval logistics kiva warehouse distribution) KIVA Robots Continue to Conquer Warehouses | Singularity Hub diapers.com and soap.com fully-robotic picking, humans do the packing. (tags: kiva robotics logistics warehouse orderfulfilment automation ecommerce)

links for 2010-06-13

Editorial: ESPN bypasses corporate red tape with iPad and Xbox 360, wannabe innovators should take note — Engadget They're using iPads as on-screen VNC terminals in a production environment, dev XBOX360s and EA Sports for virtual playbook segments. For production. Forthcoming stuff includes a jury-rigged RFID positioning system so you can see how high a […]

links for 2010-06-12

LES GROSSMAN: THE MOTION PICTURE!! Tom Cruise To Star In TROPIC THUNDER Spin-Off?? — Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. "Paramount announced Wednesday it is developing a movie that would center on Les Grossman, Tom Cruise’s foul-mouthed movie producer character from "Tropic Thunder."" Screenplay by Michael Bacall […]

links for 2010-06-11

iPad makes itself right at home inside Macintosh Classic (update: keyboard) — Engadget Oh wow. (tags: ipad mac classic case) Three MiFi 2 "The new MiFi has taken a lesson from the Apple School of Design (motto: “Minor est magis”) and taken off every button that you really didn’t need – which leaves you with […]

links for 2010-06-10

The tangled web drama of Reservoir Hill – Entertainment – NZ Herald News "Co-directors David Stubbs and Thomas Robins' experimental Kiwi teen drama will be played through TVNZ's website and will allow viewers to interact with the main character through text messages and social networking site Bebo." OK, fine, but article contains this HOWLER: "Stubbs […]

links for 2010-06-09

Mike Thompson – Latro Speculative design for a pet-like bio/nano-engineeered light source that uses gold electrodes inserted into chloroplasts. Via psfk. (tags: pet lamp light gold nanotech bioengineering) YouTube – Creepy Watson Holy shit. This is actually really creepy (tags: creepywatson watson gaming horror youtube) Official Google Mac Blog: WWDC 2010 Journal, Day 1 Presumably […]

links for 2010-06-08

NASA Face in Space "NASA wants to put a picture of you on one of the two remaining space shuttle missions and launch it into orbit. To launch your face into space and become a part of history, just follow these steps." I might just have to do this. (tags: face nasa space shuttle outreach […]