Here on the UK Telegraph.
Here: Biblical Training now for Mobile Devices.
When it comes to storing information, hard drives don’t hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram. A mere milligram of the molecule could encode the complete text of every book in the Library of Congress and have plenty of room to spare. All of this has been mostly theoretical—until now. In a new study, researchers stored an entire genetics textbook in less than a picogram of DNA—one trillionth of a gram—an advance that could revolutionize our ability to save data.
For us, smartphones like the iPhone and Nokia Lumia are just too expensive. So for the time being, we remain users of Nokia dumb phones. But here is the crazy part. The Nokia dumb phones we had years ago (model 3315) were better all round compared to their current offerings, except for their reduced physical size and reduced price. Thus over the period of about a decade, Nokia’s dumb phones have not offered us any significant improvement. Simple, Nokia has missed the mark with us.
As for the Lumia, it is a nice looking device, but the buttons feel cheap. I picked on up, hoping to be wowed, and almost immediately put it down again. At around $800, I would have expected much better.
MP3: Releasing the Next Generation (Part 1 of 4) from Ravi Zacharias’ Just Thinking radio program.
Just wondering… why is it that CS Lewis’ eBooks are so expensive? On Amazon they are priced around $9.99 USD each, and as far as I am aware they do not come on special. And www.logos.com do not appear to have any of his books.
Any idea what is going on here?
I have recently been enjoying reading and taking notes on my iPad. This has involved highlighting and clipping texts from various books and pasting them into Byword (Markdown editor), then switching back to the reading app again.
Doing this repeatedly however has proved a little annoying on my iPad, as the process has too many steps as follows:
- Highlight and copy the text from the book you are reading.
- Double click the Home button to show running apps.
- Click Byword to switch to that app.
- Paste the copied text into Byword.
- Double click the Home button to show running apps again.
- Click the Book reader app to return to reading.
After a little Googling to find a method of fast switching between two apps, and finding nothing, I tried the old 4-finger swipe across the screen trick (to the left and to the right) and lo and behold I discovered that you can in fact between apps without having to use the 6-step process described above. Unfortunately the same does not appear to work on my iPod Touch, but that could be because of my fat fingers and the reduced screen size.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
(Psalm 139:13-16 ESV)
Steve Jobs was a creative genius who changed the world with his visionary work. He was the founder of the revolutionary Apple Company that has changed the way we communicate forever. He must rank among the greatest industrial innovators the world has seen. His contribution to society is immense. Steve Jobs was born in 1955, his destiny and his ability to affect people globally, may never have happened.
Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock and adopted into a loving home by Clara and Paul Jobs. Today as we commemorate the passing of Steve Jobs we should remember with gratitude the heroic birth mother who in the face of possible pressure to terminate Steve’s life chose life. We should reflect with gratitude on his adoptive parents who provided Steve with a loving home and nurtured his outstanding talents. His life is a reminder of the value of every human being made in the image and likeness of our Creator, a unique and unrepeatable miracle of His loving creation sent into this world with a special plan to fulfill.
It is an appalling tragedy that in New Zealand nearly 18,000 unborn children each year have their lives terminated in our nation’s hospitals. They are deemed to be of little worth. How many of these children would have made an outstanding contribution to society if only they had been allowed to live. Each one of these children came with special gifts to enrich our society. We should in sorrow mourn our irreparable loss. In 2009 there were only 43 babies adopted in New Zealand i.e. one adoption for every 408 abortions. Why do we as a nation have such antipathy to adoption? Abortion, the killing of the child in the womb is part of a culture of death. Adoption the positive option is part of a culture of life, let us be inspired by the life of Steve Jobs and make the promotion of adoption a national priority.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.