Lava Lamp Love, Eclipse Disaster Preparedness, and the Bitcoin Fork - ACM 423

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Lava Lamps are the bee’s knees. It is known. And in this episode, Bryan and Jeff discuss how they make the perfect random number generator. They also look at how eclipse watching is an excellent window into what would happen in a disaster, and discuss the Bitcoin fork that resulted in Bitcoin Cash being created.

Eclipse Tips, AR Needs Eyeware, and No Apple Television Set - ACM 424

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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The eclipse is coming, and Bryan and Jeff have some tips for viewing it. They also explore practical limitations on augmented reality (AR) without the help of specialized eyeware. For a bookend, they deconstruct a new rumor about a supposed Apple television set. Spoiler, it ain’t happening.

Here's Where to Find Protective Eyewear for the Solar Eclipse

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

The August 21st solar eclipse is fast approaching, which means time is running out to get ready for the event. I’ve already said how important the right protective eyewear is and I’ll say it again: If you don’t use ISO 12312-2 certified eye protection to watch the eclipse you’ll damage your eyes and may go blind. Eye protection that meets the ISO standard is getting harder to find with the eclipse only days away, but the American Astronomical Society has an awesome list of glasses and retailers that may have them on its website. If you don’t have your eclipse glasses yet this is a handy resource to track some down before next Monday.

Here’s Where to Find Protective Eyewear for the Solar Eclipse

What You Need to Know to Watch the August 21 Solar Eclipse

· Jeff Gamet · Analysis

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August 21, 2017, is the first time in almost 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States so The Mac Observer put together a guide with everything you need to know—including iPhone apps—to get the most out of the experience.

5 Ways to Write C++ Code on Your Mac

· John Martellaro · Analysis

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This article, written for students learning C++ on the Mac, shows several different ways to get started.