Tame Bear on November 11th, 2011

You remember HAL, the psychologically conflicted HAL9000 computer in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” – locked Dave Bowman (Kier Dullea) outside in the cold of space when Dave began to suspect the computer was misbehaving? Yeah, that HAL. Well along comes Siri, on the new iPhones Treesh and I got last month. Treesh has […]

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Tame Bear on September 23rd, 2011

A funny thing happened on our way to Burning Man… Brigid, our 17-year-old Chevy S10 pickup, suffered catastrophic engine failure while going 75mph on I-80 about 20 miles east of Sidney, Nebraska. Lots of banging and shuddering, then the engine was dead, the dashboard lit up, and we coasted to a stop on the shoulder […]

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Tame Bear on May 5th, 2011

With the emergence of ebook self-publishing over the past few years, it is now possible for anyone to produce their written works in an array of electronic formats and achieve broad distribution in a market eager for new material. Peter Oakley’s illustrated “Oceans of Light: A Users Guide to the Multiverse,” published last year via […]

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Tame Bear on December 11th, 2010

You all know me — Tame Bear — a fun-loving, philosophy-talking, techie-science-spiritualist brown bear of the Internet. Most of you are surely aware that I am not a real bear. After all, how many bears do you know that talk, that write updates on their WordPress blog, that tell life stories on their own podcast? […]

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Tame Bear on April 28th, 2010

This week Apple passed 10 billion songs sold on its iTunes Store. The sale of individual songs made it possible for you and me to buy the one song we really want from an album without having to buy the entire album. Sales of individual songs precipitated the demise of the audio CD as a […]

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Tame Bear on February 22nd, 2010

Spark Labs Tour Wrist iPhone App: Stand inside a 360-degree photo panorama and spin around to enjoy the view from any direction. That’s the iPhone app that Spark Labs has developed. You can use the app to stitch together your own panos too. Works on iPod Touch also. [From Tampa Bay Online]

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