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Cool past gadgets
Sony Rolly
Sony P series
Golden-i headsets
Ultra Mobile PC
Samsung Q1
Sony CLIE PEG-UX50
HP IPAQ
HP Touchsmart TX2
Dell XPS M2010
Sony P Tablet
Oakley THUMP 2
Sony Mylo
Nokia N810
HTC Shift
Handheld PCs
HP Jornada
MM2Go
Sony Vaio Duo
Danger Hiptop/T-mobile Sidekick
Palm Treo (the first smartphone)
PDas and Pocket PCs
Sony Vaio Duo
Sony UX Micro PC
OQO Model 02
Slingbox
Roku
Archos Gen 6
Dell Adamo
Asus Taichi
Voodoo Envy 133
Asus EEE PC
Pleo RB
Alienware m11x
Dell XPS M2010
Nokia N93
Eon 13S
Soundmatters foXLv2
Dell XPS 12
Myvu Crystal
AR figure Alice
Drobo
Creative Recon3D THX sound processor
Turtle Beach Dolby processor
Astel & Kern MQS player
Custom Relics
Chromebook Pixel
Ultra sabers
Swart Amps

I read alot. Except I don’t read books, I read Wikipedia articles and nerdy articles. Lots of them.. here are few I came across:

Interesting Links/News
Someone was paid to hack Facebook exploiting Oath2?
Tells you some of the myths about guitar pickup tone
Someone actually made stacksort!! (based on an xkcd comic)
So this is the guy who started phreaking?
Chinese immigrants had it hard…
I wonder who still uses Telnet… if its always more insecure than SSH
Loved this game when I was young… didnt realize it was only released in Japan!
Super Audio CD?? I never knew this existed, I wonder if its actually audibly better than CD.
CGA is the PC’s first color standard – I remember the days of 16 colors.
Building a naive Bayes classifier, which has lots of uses in making complicated problems less complicated as it seems 😛
10,000 year old clock
Did you know MS made a JS replacement language, that adds modules, classes, interfaces and type checking?
Chinese sites look so awful and cluttered and looking at the minified JS, they even have chinese characters in JSON… omg must be a nice time parsing that
This guy ruled South Korea for 16 years until he was assassinated!! O_O
Email loops…
Vestal Virgins!
Let’s save IE6!!! hehe
The woman who had immortal cells
extreme pogo sports…
This is the first FPS game, not Wolf3D, not Doom. This game, and I played it when I was young.. pretty decent 🙂
Did you know? The first Chinese dynasty was started by this guy
The first Firefox phone?? omg
The Japanese have urinal games… wow
Prions are viral infection agents caused by eating brains o_O
This is a cool name for a Apache Ruby module
The game boy printer was really ahead of its time… people barely had dot matrix printers back then
There’s a programming language based on Lolcats
The Apple Newton had a programming language…
There’s a programming language that is multi-lingual keyworded
Woody Allen’s first movie was a 1960s Japanese dubbed spy thriller (it was a good movie, I watched it)
This was the most popular bike in the world thanks to China
Did you know? in WWI, people used pigeons to take aerial photos
Did you know? This is the worst pc game of all time, mainly cause it doesn’t work. At all.
Pig toilets… yes people used to use these
This is the crater that caused the extinction of the dinos
This is the biggest extinction event in Earth’s history
The original AI program Eliza, as a Java applet
Dunning-Kruger effecta cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average.
Apparently this guy lived for 152 years
A PS Emulator that was sold IN STORES
Oh yeah NeXT computers used these…
Someone sued a guy named Mike Rowe for having this domain name…
Charismatic megafauna – I suppose they are “charming” to scientists? hehe
Chinese magic mirror..
Werecats exist?
Black swan theory – this actually makes sense to me. Lots of everyday things have very small probabilities of occurring, but because there’s so many probabilities in general, the chance of any individual small probability happening is actually quite big.
RDRAM.. 😀
Wow this is a rare add-on for Sega saturn..
I used to own one of these guys before Pocket PCs were there…
This chinese woman worked on the manhatten project… at a time when Chinese people couldn’t immigrate to America.
A game console that downloads games for free? – awesome. The future of gaming is streaming from the cloud – and this is the first step.
4004 was the first available microprocessor

Nice JS articles and tech sites
http://www.json.org/JSONRequest.html
http://eviltrout.com/2013/02/10/why-discourse-uses-emberjs.html
http://www.adequatelygood.com/JavaScript-Scoping-and-Hoisting.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4869609/how-can-jquery-deferred-be-used
http://perfectionkills.com/extending-built-in-native-objects-evil-or-not/
http://perfectionkills.com/whats-wrong-with-extending-the-dom/
http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2012/11/05/writing-fast-memory-efficient-javascript/
http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2009/12/29/feature-detection-is-not-browser-detection/
http://dailyjs.com/2012/06/25/this-binding/
http://markdotto.com/2012/03/02/stop-the-cascade/
http://www.igvita.com/slides/2012/devtools-tips-and-tricks/#1
http://www.webdesignshock.com/responsive-design-problems/
http://learn.jquery.com/javascript-101/
http://www.igvita.com/slides/2012/devtools-tips-and-tricks/
http://markdotto.com/2012/02/16/scope-css-classes-with-prefixes/
Java 8 looks pretty neat.. Joda time and Lambdas
http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2012/12/05/client-side-templating/
http://www.codethinked.com/preparing-yourself-for-modern-javascript-development
Overapi kinda sucks as a Java reference (HashTables? really?) but the jQuery reference is decent. This site also compiles a nice list of Web dev articles. Here’s another checklist for web devs.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/
http://alistapart.com/
Good front end dev interview questions
http://52weeksofux.com/
http://www.altdevblogaday.com/2011/12/24/static-code-analysis/
http://nicolasgallagher.com/pure-css-gui-icons/demo/
http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/graceful-degradation-progressive-enhancement/
http://www.mkyong.com/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8659390/context-to-use-call-and-apply-in-javascript
http://net.tutsplus.com/
http://calendar.perfplanet.com/2012/deciphering-the-critical-rendering-path/
http://alexsexton.com/blog/2013/03/deploying-javascript-applications/
jQuery 2.0 beta is out!
Comparing front end frameworks
http://shichuan.github.com/javascript-patterns/
http://alexmaccaw.com/posts/async_ui
http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/yuiloader/
http://kangax.github.io/nfe/
http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/html5/articles/css-shaders.html
http://accidentaltechnologist.com/javascript/7-resources-every-javascript-developer-should-know/
http://backbonetutorials.com/organizing-backbone-using-modules/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1906344/should-you-only-mock-types-you-own
https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/
http://hackerboss.com/the-golden-rule-of-unit-testing/
http://www.programmableweb.com/apis
http://www.chromeexperiments.com/
http://chrome.blogspot.com/
http://codebrief.com/2012/01/the-top-10-javascript-mvc-frameworks-reviewed/
http://zacstewart.com/2012/04/14/http-options-method.html
http://jtaby.com/3/modern-web-development-part-1.html
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2013/03/why-ruby.html
http://blog.apps.npr.org/2013/02/14/app-template-redux.html
http://marakana.com/s
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8659390/context-to-use-call-and-apply-in-javascript
http://www.javascriptturnsmeon.com/the-tilde-operator-in-javascript/
http://www.adequatelygood.com/JavaScript-Module-Pattern-In-Depth.html

Nice tech:

http://plumbr.eu/
http://c9.io/
http://www.plug.dj/
http://lolcode.com/
Interesting startup job repo
http://plumbr.eu/
http://www.onyxbits.de/
http://www.trypair.com/
http://newrelic.com/BFF
http://jsfiddle.net/
This is a really cool graphical tessellation generator…
http://www.hipmunk.com
http://cleverbot.com/
Combine your Chrome tabs!
http://q42.com
Firesheep

Frameworks/Libraries
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