Sunday, August 02, 2009

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Well last week we were talking electric bicycles, this week I’m offering a link to a very nice electric motorcycle. Top speeds of 65 mph, 100 mile range, operating cost $0.003 per mile, the batteries last 2000 recharges or/for about seven years. That sounds pretty good to me. The link opens on the home page click on products I’ve been looking at the X-Rider, click on the details page. I followed the buy links to learn the price, the full price is $8,000.00, they are asking for a $3,000.00 deposit, so it may not be readily available. Need to check into it, but it does demonstrate the direction of the market.
2) I have been into this project of severing myself from Cox Cable, to save myself a dime, and because they have been doing their best to make me hate them. Anyway, because of this I have been looking at online video stuff. Looking around for more content I remembered was looking for X-Conference Disclosure Press Conference video, it was back in April I looked for a week or two after it came out, and then forgot about it. Well I found the complete video yesterday. If you are curious about U.F.O.’s you should check it out full video here
3) This whole business of cloaking or invisibility seems to really be taking off. I have a lot of trouble wrapping my mind around the whole concept. The idea of something being in front of me in plain sight, and then disappearing somehow just does not compute. I have seen several articles on this, I am afraid this is just one more, but interesting.
4) Always interested in new products, and concepts coming out, some times I wonder why, and sometimes I am just totally wowed. Here is a slide show with captions of New Scientist’s favorites from the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) just released. Very cool I especially like the Braille converter for printed text, I also like the cheese grater, really makes me wonder what took this one so long to come out.
5) For my Geek link, after reading this I was left wondering how big the threat is to life on line as we know it, and how we may be affected by this. Skype has been so ingrained into my world I am not sure what I would do without it. I am not sure what to think about the risk to me, us, the show, who knows how this will shake down in the end, it sounds pretty scary to me.

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