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Watching the Inauguration online

While I’ll be braving the frigid weather at the Washington Mall for Obama’s presidential inauguration ceremony, many of you will be watching it in a warm room on the TV.   But…. what if you aren’t near a TV at the … Continue reading

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Follow Obama’s Inauguration on Twitter

Get Inaugural news as it happens! http://twitter.com/obamainaugural

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Yahoo takes a step in the right direction

One of the most worrisome part of the Internet experience is how much data a company can keep on users behavior while they are browsing the company’s services.  In order to be able to give them the best and most … Continue reading

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A movie with many parallels to the Deaf community

I watched the movie “Fearless” (or “Huo Yuan Jia”) and couldn’t help but see many parallels between the film and the history of the signing Deaf community in midst of a hearing society. The movie is loosely based upon a … Continue reading

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Nvidia when running under Xen

You’re running a Dom 0 Xen kernel with a nvidia graphic card? And you’re frustrated by the low-res X (vesa) when running on X?  Want a higher res X cuz you have a kick-ass Nvidia video card? sax2 -m 0=nv … Continue reading

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‘Remember the Milk’ gets 10/10 from me

While there are many ‘Tasks’ or ‘To Do’ Lists type of apps, the native applications are often stand-alone so the task list is tied to the computer.  If you switch to a different computer (workplace and home), you can’t access … Continue reading

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More wireless carriers coming to the DC Metro!

In a little-noticed clause tacked on to a rail safety bill that passed the Senate Wednesday, Congress is requiring the D.C. Metro system to open up its system so that any licensed wireless carrier can offer service. Full article here.

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Three deaf guys and NAD kick some ADA booty in Washington D.C.

NAD along with three Redskins fans Shane Feldman, Brian Kelly, and Paul Singleton have successfully sued the FedEx Field where Redskins games are hosted.  Because of them, the stadium will be more accessible to the deaf.  The judgment in this … Continue reading

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Better accessiblity at hotels: innovative iPhone service application

The Malibu Beach Inn is offering a cutting-edge service, which I hope other hotels will follow suit. When you check in as a guest at the Malibu Beach Inn, they will loan you an iPhone that is loaded with a … Continue reading

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Windmill goes nuclear during a windstorm :-)

Just how many watts were produced before it blew up?

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Viable VRS in CNN Money

disclaimer: I work for Viable. Viable VRS is featured on the front cover of Fortune Small Business and the article can be read at CNN Money! [link to the article]

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NTID applicants- How to quickly request a fraud alert online

The word has gone out that there was a theft of a laptop containing the names, DOB, SSNs of 12,700 applicants to NTID and another 1,100 people at RIT. Notwithstanding the idiocy that allowed such data on a laptop in … Continue reading

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Cochlear implantees trapping themselves into obsoleteness?

Cochlear implants, for all of its so-called technological marvel (I personally don’t think it’s all that it’s cracked up to be), requires the patients to give in to the total destruction of their cochlear as the device is implanted inside … Continue reading

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Are “Real” Actors on the way out?

A significant barrier in computer animation may have been broken. Up to now, it’s been very difficult to animate computer-generated actors to the point where they resemble live human actors. Check out the fake Emily (from Image Metrics) below. Do … Continue reading

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Landing at St. Maarten

This is an island that I’ve always wanted to go visit for one reason: To see the huge jets landing only mere inches away from the beach! The airport has a particularly short runway that ends just 40 feet from … Continue reading

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