12 Days of Geek | Day 5 | How many blocks make up each piece in Tetris?

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Q. How many blocks make up each piece in Tetris? The name Tetris comes from a combination of the Greek numerical prefix tetra and the game of tennis. Tetris was released on June 6, 1984, and featured tile-matching gameplay composed of tetrominoes, a geometric shape composed of four squares or blocks. Seven different tetrominoes appear… Continue Reading12 Days of Geek

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12 Days of Geek | Day 4 | That simply is not a simple machine

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Q. Which of these is not one of the six classic simple machines? A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force. They act as the simplest ways to use mechanical advantage to multiply force. There are six classic simple machines: Lever Wheel and axle Pulley Inclined plane… Continue Reading12 Days of Geek

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12 Days of Geek | Day 3 | The three laws of robotics

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Q. Who famously created the three laws of robotics in the 1940s? A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must… Continue Reading12 Days of Geek

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12 Days of Geek | Day 1 | That’s a spicy pepper

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Q. The heat of a chili pepper is measured using what scale? By dissolving dried peppers in alcohol to extract their heat components and feeding the results to a panel of trained human taste testers, an American pharmacist was able to measure the pungency (spicy heat level) of chili peppers and other spicy foods. While… Continue Reading12 Days of Geek

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Competitive Edge: Blue Jeans and the “Meet Me” Model

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I’ve been reading a lot of articles and blogs about hosted alternatives to traditional on-premises video conferencing. Some solutions take a “meet-me” approach, like Blue Jeans, and while it’s clear that cloud alternatives to video conferencing are emerging as the preferred implementation, I find myself wondering, How much real innovation is going on here? Scheduling a… Continue ReadingAmplify, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends

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