Android and the Need for root

I picked up an ASUS ME176C MeMO Pad 16GB Android tablet for my son at the local Future Shop. It's a great little tablet and awesome value at $149 with a beautiful screen and super peppy performance courtesy of the new Intel Atom BayTrail-T Z3745 Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM. Overall, I think it's awesome and yet, I'm not 100% happy, even it it *his tablet*. That's because I want *all* my devices rooted. Aside from the geek factor, there are just too many useful things that require a rooted tablet. These include a decent file manager, a better …

The Idea Bank

There should be a idea bank, where you can drop off your extra ideas and get paid some small stipend for it. Like a sperm bank except for ideas which, of course, means it’s just like a sperm bank only with ideas instead of sperm. Every sperm represents a possible future and set of outcomes. Ditto for your ideas which represent some form of fuzzy potential, the result of which could either benefit humanity or screw things up even worse. There are differences between sperm and ideas, however. Instead of masturbating into a vial, you write your ideas down on a …