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September 2008 Blog Posts (6)

NBC to Pick Up Nine Additional Episodes of Returning Drama 'Chuck' to Complete Full-Season Order for 2008-09

BURBANK -- August 28, 2008 – NBC will pick up nine additional episodes of its sophomore drama "Chuck" (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) to provide the series with a full-season order for 2008-09, it was announced today by Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment.

"We couldn't be more excited with the creative direction Josh (Schwartz) and his team are executing on 'Chuck,'" said Weinberg. "This show has really hit its stride and deserves a full-season commitment to carry out… Continue

Added by mattlargo on September 2, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Emotional Machines: Binary Tears and Digital Sarcasm

At first I started to write this article as a bit of trivia about "The Terminator" series of movies. Then came "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" with a new and improved chick Terminator. After contemplating the weight of the subject for a while, I decided to provide a little technical background information with some social commentary for good measure about the older Arnold Schwarzenegger version. Whether people want to admit it or not, the age of “Emotional Machines” is approaching. It’s just a…


Added by mattlargo on September 2, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

A Critical Essay on Open Business Models and Open Innovation - Part 1

Today’s Business Environment is moving toward a more Open Business Model and further away from the Closed Business Model of the last century. We have all heard of the Open Source revolution in the Software Industry, but what is an Open Business Model? What factors are acting as catalysts toward open innovation and shared technologies between competing or potentially competitive business entities? Chesbrough defines Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape, in the most… Continue

Added by mattlargo on September 1, 2008 at 5:51pm — No Comments

The Impossibly Frustrating 4-Step Origami Project

The Impossible, Frustrating 4-Step Origami Project Welcome to the origami project, which contains complete and detailed instructions on how to build a simple origami model in 3 easy and one difficult step. I have entitled this fold "Rabbit style object on geometrical solid".

Step 1:First take a 2:1… Continue

Added by mattlargo on September 1, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Study says eyes evolved for X-Ray vision

Study says eyes evolved for X-Ray vision from

The advantage of using two eyes to see the world around us has long been associated solely with our capacity to see in 3-D. Now, a new study from a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has uncovered a truly eye-opening advantage to binocular vision: our ability to see through things.



Added by mattlargo on September 1, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Unicorns Love White Chocolate...

The questions of the day are:

1. What is this stuff (< ---I almost used an expletive here) called white chocolate? 2. Is it really chocolate in the true sense of the definition of chocolate? Let’s go back way back to the birth of chocolate…Central Mexico sometime during the 15th Century.

An Aztec Ritual (not chocolate-related. It…


Added by mattlargo on September 1, 2008 at 1:02am — No Comments

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