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Encrypted Is A Binary State, AT&T
From the AT&T Wi-Fi FAQ page: AT&T does not enable WEP (Wired Equivalency Protection) or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) on any of the wireless equipment used in its public Wi-Fi networks. Therefore, no special keys are required to use AT&T Wi-Fi public high speed Internet access. The AT&T Wi-Fi system supports secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) access. If you have VPN, AT&T...
This is some shameless shit. Let’s see… where have I seen that before?
Office 2010 preview →
stevenf: It is hard to make a simple interface for an application that does a lot of stuff — I can attest to that. I don’t envy Microsoft’s task here. I know they’ve got smart people in there somewhere, and I don’t think this is the best they are capable of. Well said, Mr. Frank.
Access all Exposé modes on newer keyboards | Input... →
To use Exposé’s Application Windows mode, hold down the Control key, then press F3. Similarly, activate Show Desktop by holding down Command and then pressing F3. Finally, if you want to open the Exposé & Spaces System Preferences panel, hold down Option then press F3. Thanks, Rob!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-4-26) →
AIR apps are like modern day Java applets… sure, they run on every platform. But...– An interview with Tweetie creator Loren Brichter | Macworld (via chartier)
Mavericks Slap Around Spurs -- Within The Rules -... →
The Mavericks improved to 16-1 at home since the All-Star break, and to 7-1 in games following 20-point losses. What an ambivalent paragraph! So, the Mavericks are really good at home. Great. But they have been beaten by 20 points at least eight times. (It’s not clear from the story if this means 20-point losses since the All-Star break.) Bang-up writing, AP.
Apple dumps 'Baby Shaker' app after complaints →
While you can debate some of Apple’s previous choices, allowing this one looks hard to defend. I doubt Apple will be looking to ease up on its restrictions on apps anytime soon. With the bad publicity from “Baby Shaker,” Apple will have more incentive to be even more conservative - not less - going forward. This is absolutely right. Eventually, Apple is going to have to...
Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the... →
To kill some time in a diner, Teller was practicing his version of Cups and Balls…Teller hadn’t brought any props, so he used wadded-up napkins and clear water glasses. Penn & Teller demonstrate their version of Cups and Balls. Somehow, this made the trick even better. Although it was now possible to follow the crumpled napkins as Teller variously palmed them, squished them, and moved...
Geosmin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Geosmin, which literally translates to “earth smell”, is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavour and aroma, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets and a contributor to the strong scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather (petrichor). The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as...
Finding all URLs in a string →
If you’ve ever wanted to find all the URLs in any NSAttributedString or NSString, then this post is for you! It’s quite simple, actually, just a few lines of code. So let’s take a look: NSString...