Archives for October 2011

How to Trick Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria into Being Harmless

For the better part of a century, antibiotics have been the go-to method for wiping out bacterial infections. It works out pretty well until the bacteria — like any other pest — eventually begins to develop a resistance to the stuff that’s trying to kill …continue reading

Awesome Idea or Epic Fail? Mexican Soccer Team Adds Twitter Handles to Uniforms

If there’s one thing sports fans get more upset about than bad officiating, it’s uniforms. Teams love to use uniforms to get as much attention for the team and their players as possible, whether its the design, color scheme or other tactics. At the University …continue reading

Is Blu-ray Better Than Direct Download?

Is Blu-ray better than direct download? That’s a tough question. Blu-ray certainly has plenty of benefits including extra features and ease of use. You can share a Blu-ray disc with someone by simply handing it to them. With direct download, you have to combat DRM …continue reading

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for OS X Review

Few brands are as instantly recognizable as LEGO. From the giant collection of minifigs to the simple, eight-stud brick, LEGO has remained one of the best-selling brands of collectables and (dare I say) toys for decades. In recent years, LEGO has extended its reach to …continue reading

Hulu Vs. Netflix

Netflix and Hulu have a lot in common. They both deliver streaming video to your home through a variety of devices and software options that include (but are not limited to) the browser. Netflix is known for having an abundance of movies and its TV …continue reading

How to Easily Run a Contest Using Social Media for Free

Everyone loves a good contest, whether it’s a giveaway or competition. The emergence of social media as a primary marketing tool has made it easy for brands, businesses, and celebrities to gain even more fans and customers through the use of contests. While Facebook is …continue reading

Beware of the Facebook Bots

Every day, I get several new friend requests on Facebook, mostly from people I don’t know. This isn’t surprising, considering how accessible I’ve made my Facebook profile to people I connect with via social media, but I never think twice about confirming these requests. I …continue reading

Computer Repair and Good Interactions

A senior client with what I thought was a standard problem surprised me. She lives in another state, but has a house near me that she rents to occasional visitors and keeps for her family to use as a vacation house. In that house, she …continue reading

Magic and Probability

While looking for a topic in statistics and probability, I stumbled on a delightful PDF file available online, Using Magic in the Teaching of Probability and Statistics. The underlying premise is that students can be motivated to understand probability better if they are surprised …continue reading

How to Undo Facebook Timeline Conversion

Update January 11, 2011: There is currently no known way to undo the Facebook Timeline conversion. Any “tricks” you may see are likely a scam and/or an attempt to hack your Facebook account. Do not click on these links!

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