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The Ambler
Friday, July 19, 2013
Sell-a-br8ing the silly season upon us (totally)
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Tech


 I have not had a lot of time to pay attention to this on-line endeavor ..

which is coming up to an anniversary 7 years since it's inception.

(It's a bit of a small wonder I have not migrated over to Tumblr already and well although fairly nifty, it does not allow for links in the tab.

But inbetween other various s o c i a l  s t r a t a , this blog has definitely suffered the brunt of the division of my online time.

And with that pre-able aisde, I have found a couple of new developments worth at least a blurb of sorts.

When people start to begin to talk seriously of Vancouver being a launch pad for rocket shuttles, we certainly will be solidified as a world class city, Expo 86 and Olympics notwithstanding.

Not to belittle the Mayors efforts to form his city into one of the worlds greenest and a paragon for all (it's really working by the way) in making Vancouver even more of a Pacific jewel of the west coast, for now we will simply have to be satisfied with hosting a company that will provide the world's first HD video feed of Earth streamed from space.

Ladies and gents, this blog is pleased to draw the curtains behind to showcase:

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Also making a new addition to the permalinks to the left.


Maybe we can bring them both together. Cheerio and tally ho.

Posted by mach1231 at 2:08 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013 2:30 PM PDT
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Monday, August 6, 2012
I'll Tumbl 4 u? no?
Topic: Tech

Look who's on Tumblr.


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How 12 news outlets are innovating on Tumblr

A list of 23 inspirational Tumblr blogs from 12 news outlets

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It's not an excuse to post or share old Boy George Culture CLub videos no matter how much I dont care how much you loved the 80's. (Ha ha-,...smack!)

Posted by mach1231 at 2:34 PM PDT
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The touch
Mood:  suave
Topic: Tech

Someone on Twitter I follow also has a YouTube account in which he posted a video about a luxury item that have a limited availablity of only two limited editions. 

The product has 12.5 cts of flawless diamonds, 53 individually set sparkling gems which are beautifully set in an  24ct solid gold artistically designed motif with yet another rear section posited also in 24ct gold for a weight of 2,000 grams.

The solid body case is made Canadian Ammolite (rainbow like, it is the oldest rock the world) which is over 75 million years old. 

To solidify the products genuine heralding with nothing lacking to earn its title as masterpiece, the Ammolite is embedded with sections of a 65 million year old splintered T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone  repleted with a single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid atop a platinum undercoar and surrounded with 12 outer flawless diamonds.

Total? 16.5 ct diamonds & 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone and 2000 grams of solid 24ct Gold. Price in Canadian dollars? About nine million. Oh and what is it , what does it do, other than serve as a luxury item? Its an I-Pad.




Posted by mach1231 at 12:38 AM PDT
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Whats happening?
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Tech

Dashed in amongst the stories of the stoppage of Internet use in Egypt (about 85 percent of it), have you seen this headline:

Consumer backlash grows over usage billing?


The world wide web is running out of IP addresses. Of course, the nets designers,engineers and maintenance people (n-demp's-,..just kidding;)/...

have been planning for this for the past 10 years and have a transition plan.

the idea is to go get everyone to move from IPV4 to IPV6 (did we miss something? Not really. IPV5 was a come and already gone test protocol for video that no longer used)

when the last of the IP addresses are assigned in October of this year.

So scroll down on this page here to read about Canadas plan (Hint: government response? "WTF is IPV6?"""

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Meanwhile so far there is only one company in Canada looking for trial customers for IPV6.


More helpful links

And this report brought to you by the Economist.

Posted by mach1231 at 10:45 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011 5:18 PM PST
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
You must remember this
Mood:  not sure
Topic: Tech

A kiss is just a kiss...


as time goes by.

Dense. Compact. A thriller of an article, interview. Deeply embedded beneath todays headlines lies a secret, hidden in plain sight, it is not in the New York Times crossword embedded cryptically but there for the mind to find. I will not help you. This blog entry will self-destruct in 15 seconds. (Fzzzttt.) :)

Posted by mach1231 at 3:29 PM PST
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Mood:  accident prone
Topic: Tech

The uniform resource locator address contains the words


Brain asks: does this deserve more investigation?

Has anyone stopped to ask if its morally right to use a search engine to screen candidates for jobs?

Remember, Google belongs to the mathematical world of numerals not notational symbology.  Ω

Posted by mach1231 at 1:16 AM PDT
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Ban the Spammers!
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: Tech

Sung to the delightful tune of: stop the oppression!


In what is believed to be the first of its kind in the world of consumer protection law and the first trial and verdict under California’s Anti-Spam Law, a state court judge awarded a plaintiff $7,000 against a spammer.    

It marks the first law suit brought by a consumer plaintiff to go to trial against a spammer.


I think we all deal with the annoyance and will likely grow to appreciate a tide turning against unsolicitied advertisements.

 Now I dont know if this company was selling prescription drugs, personals ads memberships or eboook kits on how to make money on e-bay. But this is the point of spam: we dont care.

Of course the idiot is going to appeal. He is already arguing that the law for spam should be used only by consumers who are actually "injured" by the e-mails. And no, that is not a misprint/keystroke error.

(He also contends that California is overstepping its jurisdictional boundary and this is a job for CAN-SPAM.)

But, apparently where this spammer gets put back on the hook instead of off is where it intentionally undertook efforts to impair the recipient’s ability to identify, locate, or respond to the email  as the initiator of the e-mail, and that it intended to hide itself from identification by recipients as the actual sender. (Harrumph, then.)

California’s anti-spam statute sits at $1,000 per violation for sending e-mails to recipients without consent that misrepresent either the source or the subject of the message.

In this case, the  “from” line in eight e-mail messages used a nonexistent source – such as “Paid Survey” or “Your Promotion” – and none of them named the company as sender. Of the eight messages, seven were sent from senders that did not exist or were otherwise misrepresented so the plaintiff in this case was awarded damages of $7,000.

A cautionary tale for anyone thinking about sending spam messages to  residents of California.

 © Copyright 2006-2010

Globe Business Publishing Ltd

 As for our country, recently, an official announcement was made, concerning new legislation in Canada that would seem to indicate we moving in the same direction. On the surface, this should help drive spammers out of Canada and further deter them from setting up shop in the first place.

See also:

Finally, relief in sight from spammers

 And as far as legal marketing front goes, theres news on "Online behavioral advertising" which as a practice is still in infancy.  Apparently there are " growing privacy threats" related to this online business as practiced by such online giants as Google and Yahoo.

I mean what other word instantly comes to mind for you when business's engage in this type of activity, tracking with cookies your online "behavior"?

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Now if you'll all excuse us, I believe we all have more important things to consider and get along to. :)

Like what does this mean for the general diet of the population?

Posted by mach1231 at 9:42 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:55 AM PDT
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Where America Stands
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Tech


Normally you might think that any American invention would continue to be made in America and sold around the world...

 In 1983, an American company, Motorola, developed the first portable cell phone called the DynaTAC 8000X.

Since then  nearly 1.2 Billion cell phones have been  sold around the world!

-- but not one was manufactured in the United States.

And as of last year Motorola has held just 3.6% of the world cell phone market. 


Putting Americans Back to Work

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Motorola Milestone set to roll out onto Canadian soil


Posted by mach1231 at 12:00 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:43 PM PST
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Monday, February 8, 2010
All Things Digital
Mood:  rushed
Topic: Tech

AOL has taken another step closer to selling off its ICQ instant messaging service

ICQ has 40 to 50 million active users across the globe and a strong overseas business stronghold, especially in Germany, Russia, Eastern Europe and Israel.

Posted by mach1231 at 7:23 PM PST
Updated: Sunday, February 14, 2010 10:35 AM PST
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Echoes of aircraft construction
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Tech

The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG made its Canadian premiere last week at the Montréal International Auto Show..











Looks good standing still. Gull wingdoors: check!

Rear spolier controls? Check!











Automatically deployed when reaching 120/km hour.












Poetry in motion. Reaches 120 in 3.8. More than that, comes standard with tire pressure monitoring system to permanently monitor tire pressure in all four wheels; individual tires  shown on interior display.

And would you believe this car has 8 i.e. eight, ...airbags?

Now you know why I have no pet names for this car like "little baby".

Coming out in spring of this year, she retails for $198,000. Add your own little , cute euphenistic word adjective to that price tag. I'm all out.

Posted by mach1231 at 11:44 AM PST
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