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Monday: January 25, 2010

Wired would like to let you know just what to expect from Apple's tablet unveiling.Wired would like to let you know just what to expect from Apple's tablet unveiling.

At tomorrow's Apple media event you will probably see the unveiling of a tablet-like device of some kind, most likely a tablet. That's just my guess. I'm not an authority on the subject by any means.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:11 AM | Tags (5) | apple | event | predictions | tablet | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.

Gee, this wouldn't have anything to do with a certain company coming out with a certain product that may or may not be tablet-related does it? Maybe this is a clue that Verizon will have something to do with the impending iSlate? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | 2010 | apple | cnet | computing | prediction | slate | tablet | verizon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

Six predictions regarding the future of the Internet.Six predictions regarding the future of the Internet.

A great writeup with some interesting thoughts on what the future might hold for the glorious place that is the Interwebs. Your Minority Report interface just may be hiding around the corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (5) | future | internet | interwebs | predictions | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.

A slew of nutty tech predictions that as the headline states, were just way off. Google is still quite strong, 2009 was certainly not the last year of the retail CD (thanks in part to The Beatles remasters), and no - we're not immortal yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | 2009 | betanews | cds | immortal | media | predictions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Twelve cool ways to donate your computer's spare processing power.Twelve cool ways to donate your computer's spare processing power.

Yes, your computer can actually play a role in a number of life-altering ways such as climate and earthqualke prediction to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The truth is out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:04 PM | Tags (10) | climate | computer | donate | infoworld | intelligence | predictions | processor | seti | space | spare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 10, 2007

My personal prediction for how Harry Potter will end.

The end is drawing near for the Harry Potter series and with ten days left until the release of the final book I thought I'd throw my hat into the 'what happens' ring.

Let's examine the legendary prophecy:

  • 'THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO VANQUISH THE DARK LORD APPROACHES...BORN TO THOSE WHO HAVE THRICE DEFIED HIM, BORN AS THE SEVENTH MONTH DIES... AND THE DARK LORD WILL MARK HIM AS HIS EQUAL, BUT HE WILL HAVE POWER THE DARK LORD KNOWS NOT... AND EITHER MUST DIE AT THE HAND OF THE OTHER FOR NEITHER CAN LIVE WHILE THE OTHER SURVIVES... THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO VANQUISH THE DARK LORD WILL BE BORN AS THE SEVENTH MONTH DIES...'

Many people on the Internet have analyzed this paragraph over and over. Most of them end up with the conclusion that Harry and Voldemort are the only participants in the aforementioned text. This is where my theory comes into play:

'The Hand of the Other' in the referenced prophecy is in fact, Wormtail. So there it is. That's my theory. My prediction is that Peter Pettigrew's life debt will somehow come into play and will be a defining factor in helping Harry defeat his arch nemesis. He after all, has a silver hand, a very distinctive way to separate him in the prophecy (hand of the other - given to him by Voldemort in Book 4). Whether Harry lives or kicks the bucket is still up for grabs. I have a feeling that this will come into some play somehow to greatly effect the outcome of the story. This theory seems like a clever trick and play on words that is on par with J.K. Rowling's writing style. Feel free to debunk me if you feel otherwise, that's why we have comments here.

Edit: this same theory is apparently popular amongst many Harry Potter fan sites. So there you go, we shall see in ten days time.

Posted to Verbose filed in Pop Culture @ 5:55 PM | Tags (2) | harrypotter | predictions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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