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Light Photographed As Particle-Wave

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior.

It’s very early in the morning as I type this and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it.

Video explanation after the break.

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The Staggering Brilliance Of Writer Philip K. Dick

I bought a cheeeeeeap MP3 player recently. This one:


It was US$5.00 for 2GBs of storage. Even though I have tons of MP3 files, I’ve yet to fill the 2GBs. I listen to stuff, then shuttle them off, add new stuff, listen, repeat.

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First Video: Nook Glowlight Plus With Alternate Launchers


This video, after the break, come from Russia.


While Americans have been doing this shit — and more — for weeks! We have to rely on the kindness of a Russian to finally give us a video.

Cue my sneer of contempt for my fellow un-sharing Americans.

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MiPad 2: Laughable AnTuTu Score And Some Videos (Including Windows 10!)

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 manages 85k+ points on AnTuTu


Hahahahahahaha. No.

So what’s the reality?

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Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #11

Things have cooled down severely. But still, some little items.

Windsor1959, who used Kingo Root:

I’ve had a couple of OTA updates from B&N. The latest is Software Version I lost root in the process, but I don’t want to take chances with Kingo again. But it is a good thing to have that extra control over your device. So, if anyone finds some other way to root without opening up the device, that will be great.

If you want to try Kingo Root, get it from its source. And Follow the developer on Twitter — or, if you’re that way, on the dreaded Facebook — for the latest news.

Also see Kingo Root’s disclaimer and FAQ.

Back in 2003, billymaloney3 at XDA posted: Response from Kingo Support. See the screensnaps after the break.

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Blu Pure XL Review: One-Hour Video

Well, close enough to one hour.

And worth every minute.

Flossy Carter gives the real deal.

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Nook Glowlight Plus Gets A Video Review


And. at about 8:08, it demonstrates the backdoor to the unofficial sorta web browser.

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Limitless: Episode Four


I will start with this at the top: Is writer Alan Glynn getting paid at all for being the father of this series?

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Miscellaneous Tablet Test Notes

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0:

I stopped in Barnes & Noble for another fondle of the Nook Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0.

That screen is very, very glossy. It’s also harsh for reading. Despite the different screen modes and brightness settings I tried.

B&N has really locked down the two demo units I previously tried after I published this post. That’s not coincidental. Someone panicked. Now I can’t use the button for splitscreen or multitasking and I can’t upload screensnaps to this blog or even email! They also locked down the Notifications swipe-down gesture!

However, they didn’t cut off Install Unknown Sources. So I got evil and downloaded Google Play Books and the Kindle app. Both were a pain to get. The Kindle app came from Samsung’s app store. The Google app from the Play Store — somehow (I had to do some contortions I don’t recall now).

Neither of them would run as-is. Both wanted me to sign into my Amazon and Google accounts before I could try anything. No. I deleted both apps before I left B&N.

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iPad Mini 4: 46,000-Range AnTuTu


See the annoying video — with other benchmarks too — after the break.

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