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  • Upgrade Time… and questions. I need advice!

    Upgrade Time… and questions. I need advice!

    So wise friends:  Time to replace my Motorola Xoom (with LTE) tablet. The battery is now finally wearing out.  I got it so that I can tether when traveling and it has served me well.  I have decided on the...


  • Internet Trumps Education? I think not…

    Internet Trumps Education? I think not…

    Contrary to what some may say (including close family relatives) the internet isn’t “all that” for solving every problem. Many seem to think that the internet (twitter) really led the way in reporting news because of access to police scanners,...


  • Terrorism: I do not think it means what you think it means

    Terrorism: I do not think it means what you think it means

    TERRORISM: Used by our own government to Terrorize Our Own Citizens? Do you wonder how the government manipulates words to make us “feel” certain ways, with the intention of manipulating the population as well? I have to admit, in a...


  • Real Tech for Real People has gone Video!

    Real Tech for Real People has gone Video!

    I haven’t done a sufficient job of sharing it from here, but our Real Tech for Real People podcast has gone video!  We use the Google+ Hangout “On Air” feature to not only share our show live, but also to...


  • What “drives” you?

    What “drives” you?

    I had a discussion recently that centered around academia, and incentives.  The point I was attempting to make centered around the notion that we get as a result not what we “want” but what we “reward.”  It’s a generally accepted...


  • Researcher, Scholar? Tomato, Tomato?

    Researcher, Scholar? Tomato, Tomato?

    I wanted to get some feedback from the readers of the blog (and other places) on what the distinction is between a researcher and a scholar.  My first thought is that a researcher conducts research, but a scholar is one who conducts...


  • Security — It’s about YOU not just your PC

    Security — It’s about YOU not just your PC

    Lots of stories have made the news lately about hackers getting in to Sony, and Nintendo, and NPR and…. the list goes on.   In addition, we have continuing stories about personal computers getting hacked, including the (impenetrable) Mac! 1...


  • How to sort Kindle Clippings file?

    How to sort Kindle Clippings file?

    The Kindle is a great device, allowing users to not only read with the comfortable eInk display, but also to highlight and take notes.  The drawback (as I had previously noted) is that the plain text file is saved in...


  • iOS 4.1 Giveth, but mostly Taketh Away (from 3G)

    iOS 4.1 Giveth, but mostly Taketh Away (from 3G)

    By now everyone has heard that Apple has released the latest version of their iPhone operating system, the iOS 4.1. Jobs showed many exciting new features, and promised bug fixes, which he said including the poor performance issues experienced by...


  • iPad–TheProfessor is now accepting Donations!

    iPad–TheProfessor is now accepting Donations!

    For those that have followed the discussions on our “Real Tech for Real People” podcast at http://getthenext.com, you will know that I am not convinced enough about the value of the iPad to drop the $499.95 to get one. That...


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