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Flexible screens

ok, this is cool. Can’t wait — hurry up & make it affordable, please. 😉 Sony Showcases New Rollable, Flexible Screenhttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/sony-showcases-new-rollable-flexible-screen/< NY Times 5/26/10 Imagine carrying around a tiny screen that can act as a cellphone or movie display and when it’s not in use, you can roll it up to the size of a pencil and slip it into your pocket or behind your ...

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New privacy settings for Facebook — updated today

Oh, hurrah. First, an apology of sorts (“we just missed the mark” — REALLY?!?) and today more control over privacy settings (see below for screenshots of the settings)… but remember, if you post it to the web it is archived somewhere on the WORLD WIDE WEB. …and really — is it so surprising that Facebook was doing this?“The Wall Street Journal reported that advertising companies, ...

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Question of the Day: Upsize a 72dpi to 300dpi?

Q: Can you take a 72 ppi photo and make it look good at 300 ppi? Or, is it only used for taking a 300 ppi image and making huge posters? A: My first thought (depending on what the image is of and whether I could get a higher res one easily -- because that would seem to be the better choice) would be to ...

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Facebook is “uncool”

“Facebook is officially ‘out,’ as in uncool, amongst partners, parents and pundits all coming to the realization that Zuckerberg and his company are – simply put – not trustworthy,” Calacanis wrote on his personal Web site. [and more] Earlier this month, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and 14 other privacy and consumer organizations filed a complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing the ...

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Library of Congress film preservation — the ultimate archive

Cellulose nitrate is a very flammable material, but it also happens to be a very high quality clear plastic — 35mm motion picture film was almost exclusively nitrate, from the beginning of filmmaking through 1950 or so in the US, possibly as late as the early 60s in Russia and eastern Europe. But after a number of notable fires, it was banned for projection in ...

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Lifespan of digital formats — how long will that flashdrive last?

A sampling of common digital media and their life expectancies (assuming you take care of them):• Floppy disk – This can theoretically survive between 3 and 10 million passes• CD and DVDs – It depends heavily on the materials used in their construction (PDF), but you’re looking at anywhere between 2 and 10 and 25 years, in the best of circumstances• Flash storage – Also ...

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Facebook & privacy (viva le revolution)

First off, one big caveat: It is simply impossible to have the old Facebook experience with the old level of privacy. If you want the old level of privacy, you’re going to have to give up some functionality; if you want all the old functionality, you’re going to have to give up some privacy. http://gawker.com/5522433/how-to-restore-your-privacy-on-facebook There you go, from the horse’s mouth (and also tips ...

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