The Internet of ME

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laughingsquid:

Oddly Appetizing Food Made From LEGO

laughingsquid:

Oddly Appetizing Food Made From LEGO

laughingsquid:

Mark One, A 3D Printer That Can Print Ridiculously Strong Parts Using Continuous Carbon Fiber

Engineering.

starwars:

Watch the birth of a rebellion. Star Wars Rebels is blasting off this fall!

starwars:

Watch the birth of a rebellion. Star Wars Rebels is blasting off this fall!

crayonster:

timeturner:

bex-chan:

you know you’re getting old when you watch the little mermaid and when ariel says “i’m 16 years old. i’m not a child anymore.” and you’re just sat there like yes you fucking are young lady stop it

The day you start agreeing with the parents in kids movies is the day it’s all over.

Quick Observations On Apple’s Q2 2014

parislemon:

In no particular order:

  • A 7-for-1 stock split is insane (in a good way).
  • 800 million iTunes accounts and almost all of them have credit cards attached. This is perhaps the most important (and to some extent, most overlooked) part of Apple’s business going forward. They’ll hit a billion very soon.
  • Tim Cook’s second explanation on the iPad “miss” was better than his first. At first, he said it was channel inventory and sell-through. But later he spoke about how fast it grew — faster than any other product Apple has ever done — and implied that it’s hard to maintain such growth. Both explanations may be true, but the first is a technicality, the second is something everyone should be able to understand.
  • iPad revenue for the quarter was $7.6 billion. If my math is correct, the iPad has brought it roughly $32 billion in revenue in the past 12 months. If it were a stand-alone business, those numbers would place it in the top 100 of the Fortune 500. Think about that for a second.
  • By the same count, the iPhone as a stand-alone business would be in the top 25 of the Fortune 500.
  • Overall, this quarter was only the 15th best in terms of profit in the history of any company in the world.
  • Apple cash horde was actually down this quarter due to the buybacks. But it was almost all U.S. cash that was down — Apple still refuses to repatriate the overseas cash and instead is borrowing debt to pay for these massive buybacks. At one point, it sounded like Apple was basically (but indirectly) asking the U.S. for a tax holiday to bring some of their money back to the U.S.
  • The iPhone ASP decreased by quite a bit. But it wasn’t because the iPhone 5c is selling well, it’s because the iPhone 4S continues to sell well.
  • That said, margins overall were still amazing at 39.3 percent.
  • Angela Ahrendts is starting next week, nullifying reports to the contrary.
  • Tim Cook continues to sound more confident about the Apple TV as a product category as he announced “about” 20 million units sold. If I had to guess, I think we’ll see a new Apple TV product announced well before the iWatch this year.

I think these are really interesting observations. 

ilovecharts:

Mitosis Explained Through Donuts

Delicious.

ilovecharts:

Mitosis Explained Through Donuts

Delicious.

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Blog Changes

I’ve just edited the URL for my blog, in case you’ve been really paying attention. I just thought I’d share my reasoning behind it. 

I felt like the old URL, sioux-me.tumblr.com represented an older version of me, and an older version of the blog. I don’t really post that much about the Sioux anymore, and I think it also pigeonholed the blog into one category in people’s minds. 

My decision to use the name internetofme.tumblr.com stems from the handle “InternetOfME” which I particularly like because of the way that it relates to who I am right now, and the way that I see the blog. The reasoning behind this is as follows:

  • I wanted to make a play at terminology currently in use in the tech world, since I am very interested in technology. The internet of things is big right now, so internet of me made sense.
  • I chose to capitalize ME because that is the abbreviation for mechanical engineering at my university. That is my current major, and it’s what I want to do with the rest of my life right now.
  • Above all, I think this name represents what the blog is and/or has become, and also the way I see it continuing in the future. This blog is mostly about re-posting things (articles, pictures, ideas, etc) that I have found through other people, and often providing my thoughts or opinions on them. It’s the internet, but relating to me. 

This means losing the (totally brilliant) title of Random Rantings. I hope that this doesn’t scare you away as followers. For those who have been with me from the start: a sincere thank you. 

Some sweet looking helmets.

leekatongue:

Much hat. Such Feliz. So taco. Wow.

leekatongue:

Much hat. Such Feliz. So taco. Wow.

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