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Month: August 2010

inside the tight curl
of the yucca leaf
a wood spider

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Why Does ‘Twitter API’ Keep Asking for My Password?

Sites around the web are getting splashed with a mysterious dialog Tuesday, thanks to a change in the way Twitter handles user authentication.

Some Wired.com website visitors see the dialog box shown here when visiting any of this site’s blogs. It states that a username and password are being requested by Twitter, with the unhelpful message, “Twitter API.”… Read the rest

This Day in Tech for August 27, 1874: He’s Ammoniac, Ammoniac at the Fore

1874: Carl Bosch, a chemist whose work would transform agriculture and industry — and eventually enable the Green Revolution — is born.

Bosch’s contribution to humanity was the development of the Haber-Bosch process, a technique for creating ammonia in large quantities.… Read the rest

Stats Show iPhone Owners Get More Sex

Gadget lovers have long held to the secret belief that the right camera, smartphone or large-aperture lens will make them sexier.

Now dating site OK Cupid has proof.

According to OK Cupid’s survey of 552,000 user pictures, digital SLRs make you look more attractive, Panasonic cameras make you sexier than Nikons, while using a flash will make you look 7 years older, and large-aperture lenses make you hotter.… Read the rest

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