Canadian Mind Products Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

Canadian Mind Products
Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary


Clock Incompetence

My Oregon Scientific radio-synced clock turns off the atomic clock synch feature if you touch most any of its buttons. Why? The person who designed it never actually used it in daily life to realise this was an idiotic feature. That is the same reason most computer programs are so user-hostile.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)
introduction Intro desk HDTV motherboard(CPU) What’s New
atomic clock digital TV (DTV/HDTV) headset (headphone, microphone, speakers) mouse (mouse feet, mouse pad) speakers
backup cellphone (BlackBerry, iPhone) keyboard (DSK, Cherry, Kinesis) partition SSD
cables digital camera (recorder) iPad power supply USB
case (computer, DVD) DVD (carrying case) iPhone printer (inkjet, laser) USB flash drive
cleaning eBook (Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony) iPod RAM video card
moose  contact Ethernet Linux router webcam
hard disk monitor sound card WiFi
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master index Windows 8 Windows
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Life May Have Come From Elsewhere

Scientist try to figure out how life originated on earth. I think this is wrong-headed. It is not as though earth sits in a vacuum bottle. Material from all over the solar system pummels it every day. It would make more sense to also study how life could have arrived on any of that material. Allowing for that possibility greatly expands the field of study to well outside the solar system to find the initial sparks of life. Bits of it could well have come about in widely separated parts of the universe under vastly different conditions.

That life came from elsewhere on earth is our default assumption whenever we find life on earth.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)

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