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How “official iphone unlock” ignored me (

I have an iPhone I bought in Japan when I was living there. It was SIM locked by Softbank. I moved to Europe and I found a website ( that provides factory unlocks. For those of you who don’t know, … Continue reading

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The expert

This is a very well made video that shows a common situation faced, not only by engineers but, by almost everybody that has a logical and analytical mind when confronted by people that think they know your job better than … Continue reading

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What is hidden in positive statements

I just finished reading The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind by Marvin Minsky It was a really interesting book which I really recommend. I would like to highlight this part from the … Continue reading

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First impressions about Mavericks

I installed Mavericks over Mountain Lion on a MacBook Air early 2011. Let’s first start with the good stuff I found so far: More disk space. Before the installation I had 22GB free and now I have 34GB free. I … Continue reading

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The challenge of user interfaces simplification

iOS 7 is here. I’ve been using it since the first beta. As far as user interfaces are effective, I don’t care too much about aesthetic, also because it’s totally subjective. What is ugly for you is beautiful for someone … Continue reading

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OSX flat design doesn’t mean cryptic.

Xcode 4.6.x had already some sort of flat design. They removed the colors and everything was flat and grey but at least it had some sort of depth. Look at these screenshots: Xcode 4.6.x Now look at the new Xcode … Continue reading

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Forcing air currents in urban areas for weather change. Ideas #1

I’m not a meteorologist or an expert in the matter. Anyway it doesn’t mean I cannot have an idea. Maybe it makes sense or it doesn’t, anyway here it is. Summer in Tokyo is like hell on earth. Huge humidity … Continue reading

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