What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

Joseph DeSimone introduces a new method of 3D printing that is not only up to 100x faster than traditional 3D printing, but also don’t have most of the problems of the current 3D printing technology – the printed objects are not layered like with traditional printing and they can be printed with a wider variety of materials.

Will our kids be a different species?

In this TED Talk, Juan Enriquez talks about the evolution of the human species, and asks if our children will be of a different specie.
Welcome to Hell

Welcome to Hell

“Any given Saturday” (Um sábado qualquer) is a Brazilian comic from Carlos Ruas about gods – lots of them, from the Christian God and his son to the Nordic, Egyptian and the African and traditional Brazilian gods – they all show up now and then. This one strip is about hell… the conversation goes like this: […]

Bancos – Roubo institucionalizado

Um destes dias ao fazer um par de transferências interbancárias através do sistema de HomeBanking do banco onde tenho conta em Portugal, reparei que me era cobrado uma “taxa” – 1,75 Euros quando a transferência é feita imediatamente, e 1 Euro se a transferência for pré-agendada, parte de uma transferência regular (como um pagamento mensal, que se […]
Attitude Transplants

Attitude Transplants

Just like mine… in my case I even had the excuse that in Portuguese (my native language) the expression for Homework, when translated back to english mean “Work of Home” or “Work for Home” – my home never learned how to do the homework, doesn’t matter how much I insisted.

The Dream work

One of the things that keeps surprising me is the lack of dreams. I understand quite well those who don’t do anything or that don’t manage to finish much – I’m planing on buying one of those T-Shirts that say “I put the Pro in procrastinator” – After I start writing this story I did replace […]

Dear authors

Dear authors, I love to read. And the space in my shelves is more than gone. I know that a lot of you are already being published in digital formats, but If that is limited to the big publishers who use DRM, don’t count me as a client. But in general I’m more than willing […]


We just created a new word at coffee today: Artscribing – artscribing is the art of creating meaning for and/or describing pieces of art, specially for abstract modern pieces that don’t have any apparent visual resemblance with pre-existing things.


Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. Tyrion Lannister Just found it and thought that it was worth keeping somewhere!

Streaming Average

Just because I keep forgetting it and having to find out all the math manually again! my $avg = 0; my $cnt = 0; for my $row (@rows) { if ($cnt) { $avg += (($row->{value} - $avg)/($cnt+$row->{cnt}))*$row->{cnt}; $cnt += $row->{cnt}; } else { $cnt = $row->{cnt}; $avg = $row->{value}; } } The two main reasons to […]

Serial Average

Just because I keep forgetting it and having to find out all the math manually again! my $avg = 0; my $cnt = 0; for my $row (@rows) { if ($cnt) { $avg += (($row->{value} - $avg)/$cnt)*$row->{cnt}; $cnt += $row->{cnt}; } else { $cnt = $row->{cnt}; $avg = $row->{value}; } }

Beal’s Conjuncture

One of this days I come across the Bael’s conjuncture and the Bael’s Prize. The conjecture is a generalization of Fermat’s Last Theorem, that states: If , where and are positive integers with , then and have a common prime factor. This is still a conjecture, meaning that it was not proved or disproved. And […]

AeroMobil 3.0

Aeromobil 3.0 is a flying car. It can fly at 200 Km/h, and have a flying range of 700 Km, with an announced fuel consumption of 15 l/h (while flying the speed can range between 60 km/h and 200+km/h). This flying car is the core product of the Slovakian company AeroMobil.

Pop rocks banned Commercial

Whatever team you play for…

This is the first commercial broadcast during the Olympic games this year.

My blogs

Today I was once again upgrading all the software I use for my blogs. Lately I spend a lot more time upgrading the software than writing posts. It doesn’t take too much time as I automated most of the process, except that I still need to download and push to my own git repositories the latest […]

Coder’s mood

Source: CommitStrip – [Best Of] Coder’s mood #1

Emma, Le Trèfle

When advertisement is properly done, it surprises us and sticks to our memory. Le Trèfle – paper have a great future.

Me and My Phones

A bit more than a week ago I got a new OnePlus One and last weekend I spent some time installing and configuring it. Changing phone is always a painful experience, even if Google make it easier with Nexus phones. Until now I was using a Nexus 5, and before that a Galaxy Nexus (yes I did skip […]

Talk with your kids about sex

This video can be seen in primetime in most TV channels in the Netherlands. The text in the black boxes in the end of the video says: Kids watch pen in the internet. Talk with them about sex Before they do it. It doesn’t say “watch out and forbid them from using the computer” or […]

Always Nice

Human nature vs Human culture

I was reading a post on startup mentoring and come across the expression “it’s not human nature”. The same idea is often expressed in slightly different term – unnatural, against nature, against human nature, etc – but this is more often a sign that human culture is so impregnated in us that we can’t tell […]

Dell starts to accept bitcoin

Dell announced that they are now accepting Bitcoins in their website, making them one of the biggest companies in the world to accept the digital currency. Their announcement is completed with a list of advices to all the bitcoin users about keeping their e-wallet secure, and a toturial on how to use the currency on […]

Men think less about sex than advertised…

According to a couple of studies, men don’t actually think about sex once every seven seconds. That was a relieve, I was starting to think that something was wrong with me, as I sometimes manage to go for sometime without thinking about it. But then the first study says that men think 19 times per day […]

But what does the fox say?

Today I bring you this sign from a farm in Pensacola, Florida, USA – according to the Passive Aggressive Notes blog. Go there, Passive Aggressive Notes is a fun blog to watch, and they even have the city version of the bad neighbor this farmer is afraid of.

If Super Mario World had been released on an App Store

Games used to be fun. At some point in time games even had an option to save the current progress so that you could later come back and restart the game where you left it. But today games do cater to our entertainment anymore. Games today are in the business of exploiting our frustration. We […]

Apple Swift

Apple launched a new programming language called swift. After s quick look at the docs, the language seems to deserve a second deeper look. There are several things on it that look interesting. But for now, there is one example from the documentation I need to share with you: var occupations = [ “Malcolm”: “Captain”, […]

DSL router patch hides backdoor instead of closing it

Last Christmas Eloi Vanderbeken of Synacktiv Digital Security gave the owner of 24 models of DSL modems that their equipment have a backdoor that allowed to send administrative commands to the routers without a password. The list of affected modems include home models from Netgear, Cisco (branded Cisco and Linksys alike) and Diamond. In January, the vendors released […]

Phantom Internet – Abstruse Goose

Source: Abstruse Goose

Living with lag – an oculus rift experiment

A group of volunteers tried to do a couple of day-to-day tasks with a 3 seconds delay. See how that did go… They use a oculus rift to create a delay between what is in front of them and what they see by three seconds, making real live way more interesting. The device they used uses […]
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