“Didn’t we just go over this?” The android asked, resting his head on a hand as he remained in front of some large screens. “You can’t win. Well not anymore at least. Since I keep changing the panels here and there, you’re going no where.” Wheatley simply shrugged, causing some floor panels to switch around, a few turrets being added to the test as well as a few mashy spike plates.
“I thought this would be fun for me; you know seeing you struggle with a potato that just won’t shut up.” A disappointed sigh left him. “But now I’m growing bored. Perhaps I’ll check on you later.” The screens lifted away, taking their place in a wall. Wheatley straightened up a bit before seeing a shadow that wasn’t his own cast on the wall.
“Well well well, who do we have here?” The android asked, his eyes their usual black color with bright blue optics locking on the stranger in front of him.
“I didn’t think anyone else survived,” He grinned, ”Tell me, who are you?
Acer Iconia Smart hits the FCC, readies to smack AT&T with 1024 x 480 screen?
Acer promised a 4.8-inch, 1024 x 480 tabletphone would arrive in April 2011, and April’s nearly through – but don’t cross off the Acer Iconia Smart yet, because that brushed aluminum frame has just materialized at our favorite government institution. Yes, the FCC laid eyes on radiation test reports for the Android 2.3 device, which reveal that the quad-band GSM handset is headed to both Canada and the US. Given that the North American version only has 850, 1900 and 2100MHz 3G frequencies, it sounds like a lock for AT&T. Inside, you’ll find a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 512MB each of ROM and RAM, an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, a 2 megapixel front-facing cam, micro-HDMI output capable of 720p, a 1500mAh user-replaceable battery and all the usual 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS trimmings you’d expect. Now, Acer, how about a new release date?
8 round multi-touch displays were mounted into 18 meters wide wall in a individual pavilion. Each of them running interactive presentation of the history of all World Cups.
The installation was based on a series of unique photos of real balls from the finals of past football world cups. Visitors could rotate every ball’s 3D model, immersing into the history of football. theworldcupballs.com.
1. Googling non-specified animal medical conditions/ procedures can yield some very troubling results.
Episiotomy vs Episiotomy in cow. Thanks but no thanks. There is a reason I went into veterinary medicine, people are gross, and I don’t want to see that google. Along the same lines…
2. The best study spot in the coffee shops are the ones where no one can walk behind you.
You quickly learn to choose the tables in the public library or coffee shop that are against the wall. There is nothing more awkward than having a picture of a stallion’s priapiam displayed largely on your screen. Judgmental glances due occur.
3. You won’t learn everything you need to know in school.
Don’t get me wrong, school covers a lot of information in a very short amount of time and its amazing that semi-conscious human beings can remember as much as we do, but as much information they do cover there is more than double they don’t cover. So it’s a pretty safe course of action that when around an experienced practitioner not to act like a know-it-all.
4. You lose the ability to carry on a social conversation.
When your life consists of spending over 12 hours in one building studying and your outside hobbies are limited to walking your dog and grabbing drinks with vet med buddies, the conversations you begin to have become rather narrow. Its not that we don’t want to talk about other subjects, its just we have nothing to contribute to them besides medicine since that is our world.
5. Dinner dates with the parents can be horrifying.
While a penile amputation may be the coolest, bloodest, surgery you have seen in a while and your classmates love to hear about the story its hard to remember that out side of the vet med community those stories are no longer dinner date appropriate. Additionally, its a good thing to reserve the video of the puss volcano until you’re back around other medical professionals.
6. Your life will feel like its on hold.
During the four years of school you will have to watch while your friends and family carry on with their lives. They will meet new significant others, get married, have kids, find new jobs, and buy houses. In other words they will be functioning adults. Mean while you will be sitting in school wondering what the hell you are doing with your life still feeling like your 17 year old self trapped in high school. Which brings me to…
7. Vet school is just like High School
With average class sizes of 120 everyone will know everything about you. On average, if something “exciting” happens to/with someone in the school with the help of facebook and email it takes about 30 minutes for the whole school to know about it. Welcome to the digital age.
8. It doesn’t get easier.
While it seems like you just have to make it past first year and then its all down hill, this is just not so. Sure first year is some tough cookies, but second year lays it on rough, and by third year your struggling with senoritis plus a heavy dose of course work. By the time you make it on the clinic floor, you feel like the zombie that has half its body chopped off and only one arm is pulling its torso towards its prize.
9. You won’t make it out alive alone.
While I am as independent as the next type A vet school personality, you have to make vet friends and rely on them. They are the only people that will understand what you are going through and will be there for you when times get tough.
10. People will tell you the strangest things.
While your not an MD there is something strange that happens when people realize your in the medical profession. They open up and will tell you the strangest most personal, intimate information. I once spent a whole flight having a guy tell me about his struggle with ED after he saw my vet med tag on my bag. All I could follow up with was “you know Viagra is used to treat canine pulmonary hypertension.”
Have fun, enjoy the experience. Vet school turns you into a strong individual you just might come out a bit strange on the other side.
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I Want a Bigger Phone Screen and Last Minute iPhone Speculation
I remember when I got my Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S for T-Mobile USA) with its 4" screen and it was considered big.
After using it for more than a year now… I want something bigger. I use my phone a lot but not a lot of calling. I use it to surf the web, listen to music, play games, manage tasks, Facebook/Google+, etc. And in there somewhere goes calls. The only time a big screen phone becomes awkward is when you hold it up to your ear and talk. These days that’s becoming rare.
Purported iPhone 6 metal frame leaked, points to a large screen
As most of you know, rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming smartphones have been surfacing at an increasing rate.
Until now, the stars have been those reports suggesting that the iPhone 6 will sport a 4.7-inch screen and a very thin body (the Apple Air moniker has been passed around pretty o…
I personally think that if Apple comes out with a larger screen iPhone in 2014 it will be sooner than later. This larger screen device doesn’t appeal to the majority of customers so the go to market strategy doesn’t have to follow other iPhone models strategy. It must be different. I would expect such a device to come out on April or May of 2014…
The 1024×768 became the leading monitor size in 2004 and has only just been dethroned by a (slightly) larger screen resolution of 1366×768, according to StatCounter.
The change over from 1024×768 to bigger screens actually occurred in 2009, but there were so many different larger-resolution sizes — including many widescreen monitors — that 1024×768 held its position as the single-most popular resolution until this year.
The following chart shows the evolution in computer screen sizes from 1999 to 2012 averaged across as many sources as I could find for each year. (Averaging reduces the influence of bad data in any one statistic.) This is for desktop and laptop computers; not mobile devices.