Saturday, December 06, 2014

Do you know this tablet stand (solved)

Robert M and Jonas (thanks) found was I was looking for. It is KUBI, a semi-robotic tablet stand (indiegogo) which allows the person at the other end to tilt and turn the tablet to look around in the room. It is 500 bucks, and even then you save 400, according to Amazon! Seems the list price is enough for two iPads. But in a corporate environment it could be useful, and the price no big deal. 
(It's a pity they did not use it fully in the show, would have been fun to see it tilt and turn towards Amy when Bernadette called.)

In a pretty recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, this intriguing tablet stand was shown. I've never seen anything like it, and I'm quite curious. For example, what does it use power for? (It's not passed on to the tablet.)
I've googled and googled, but didn't find it. Does anybody know what it is? (It may even be a piece of lab equipment not originally meant for a tablet stand.)

The brunette is (from Wiki):
Mayim Hoya Bialik, born December 12, 1975, is an American actress and neuroscientist. From early January 1991 to May 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom. Since May 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has been nominated three times for the Primetime Emmy Award...

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Winter nature

Watch this beautiful nature video on Tommy's blog.

(Sorry, I still have odd and varied problems with Blogger, no matter what app or platform I try. So formatting is basic.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Talking Birds and Bees in a public place

One evening almost alone in the library, I was browsing, standing on the other side of the shelf from two young women. One of them, handsome brunette, was telling the other, pretty blonde and slightly younger, how high school  was generally fine but she was somehow was missing out on all that amazing sex that her friend apparently had in high school. She didn't say it in those words but it was clear what she was talking about. Her friend told her that with a little patience "it will happen for you too", and then she told about a couple of her own adventures, for example having sex during a party in the basement room with a window view open to public areas.

And then they suddenly got quiet, clearly realizing that they were themselves in a public area, and they walked out from behind the shelf and past me very demurely, suppressing giggles, and quickly got out of the library.

I mentioned them to the librarian in the next room, and she laughed and told me looking out the window, "they're still standing out there giggling".

I found this so funny and perfect, and almost like a scene out of a movie.