Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Today's Shared Google Reader Items, 10/28

Things I've shared in the last 24 hours or so:
  • Samsung has announced carbon nanotube-based color digital paper. As a lover of my Kindle, the idea of that in color makes me drool.
  • Lifehacker has a thing about buying $25 gift certificates from restaurants.com for $2. I still can't figure out if I can recommend this. I bought some ($100 worth for a grand total of $8), but I haven't taken the time to sort out exactly how much of a pain it'll be to redeem them. Sure, most of the restaurants have a largish minimum when you use the gift certificates at them, but that just means a group of us get a huge discount going to restaurants we go to anyway.
  • Dinsmore shared a story about a solar system that looks simlar to our own about 10.5 light years away. That's really, really cool. If there's an Earth-like planet there, and it eventually develops intelligent life, and that eventuality overlaps with the existance of civilization on Earth... we could talk to one another, with the relatively tiny time lapse of only 21 years. Way cool.
  • Dinsmore's books are available online! Woohoo!
Leave comments on these or any of my other shared items below.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I want to reply to the guitar hero posting from 10/29.

Didn't you just yesterday complain about people complaining about things being too hard? It seems like a cool thing to try, and you could certainly improve with practice.