Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fastest growing technology sector ever? Who would have thought that every home would someday (in our lifetime?) have a “replicator” capable of making everything from a coffee cup to an acoustic guitar. I can’t wait to get one…

Personal 3-D Printer Sales Jump 35,000% Since 2007

Sales of 3-D printers for personal use have exploded since 2007, mimicking the personal-computing revolution of the 1990s, as the market expands from industrial- grade systems costing as much as $1 million.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-24/personal-3-d-printer-sales-jump-35-000-since-2007.html

Seriously – how do these people get elected?

Mourdock: Pregnancy from rape can be ‘something that God intended to happen’

Mourdock: Pregnancy from rape can be ‘something that God intended to happen’Posted byAaron Blakeon October 23, 2012 at8:54 pmText SizePrintReprintsShare:More »FacebookTwitterStumbleUponDiggDeliciousIndiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday that pregnancy that results from rap…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/23/mourdock-god-intended-for-babies-to-result-from-rape/

Remember your old cassette player?? “Researchers … have built prototypes that can store 35 terabytes of data – or about 35 million books’ worth of information – on a cartridge that measures just 10 centimetres by 10 cm by 2 cm.”. Wow… That’s a serious mix tape!

Cassette tapes are the future of big data storage – tech – 19 October 2012 – New Scientist

Hard drives are the workhorse of large storage operations, but a new wave of ultra-dense tape drives is set to replace them

http://www.newscientist.com/mobile/article/mg21628875.500-cassette-tapes-are-the-future-of-big-data-storage.html

After 7+ years in AU, we’re making the next leg of our world tour. (we added 2 kids during this one – who knows what will happen next?) We are on our way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our house in Glebe is up for sale – check it out!

60 Bridge Road, Glebe, NSW 2037 – House for Sale #111805611 – realestate.com.au

Three level family oasis with wow factor appeal. 3 bedrooms House for Sale. Contact Agent. 60 Bridge Road, Glebe, NSW 2037. Listed by McGrath Estate Agents Inner West – Leichhardt. Features: Carport Spaces.

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-glebe-111805611

The reasons to buy a 3D printer are starting to add up:

How Does This Sound? Classic Design Firm Goes Ultra-Modern with 3D-Printable Headphones | Wired Desi

In its 86 year history, the industrial design firm Teague has helped commercialize some ground breaking technology, from the original Polaroid camera to the cabin of the 1946 Boeing Stratocruiser. They continue their legacy of innovation today with their design work on the first Xbox and the interio…

http://www.wired.com/design/2012/10/teague-printable-headphones/