Geek Smack! #196: Amazon Goes Down, LEGO CNC Mill, Stocks and Technology


Geek Smack! – I feel like I’m shrieking duties, but this week is a Golf week for me. 4 years ago I gave up the game to focus on the business. Once I became successful, I would bring the game back into my schedule. Yesterday doesn’t mark that success, for I was golfing in a benefit tournament I was invited to. Tonight I’ll be doing the same. But first, a Smack!

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Geek Smack! Tech News:

Amazon Goes Down Again
– Is this a case of Too many eggs in one basket?
Lion Recovery Tool
– You still have to pay for the flash drive.
iOS 5 Beta 5 Released
– Beta 6 expected Aug 17. Release is inevitable, Mr. Anderson…
Child finds Game Flaw
– Those hackers are getting younger and younger…
iPhones Cost Less to Support
– Then again, how much tech support do you need on a Smart Phone?
Facebook and Teen Vanity
– Good thing I switched to !
Can UV Light Kill Keyboard germs?
– No, we are not talking about UV Vodka….
Verizon Clapming on Tethering
– No more free rides.
Cleavage Stormtrooper Banned from Google+
– Chris Pirillo & Girlfriend are in dismay.
Is Windows Phone 7 Dead
-Microsoft just cannot seem to get a mobile solution going…

Geek Smack Crap!

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Geek Smack! Geek News:

Sy Fi – Eureka! Cancelled. 
Hiking – Timberland Radler Trail Camp Shoes
– New Motion Capture Technique Allows for Live Shooting
– Antimatter Belt Around Earth
Baseball or – Star Wars Day at AT&T Park?
– 10 Foods for Better Sex Life
Hobbit – Hobbit or Deformed Human?

Geek Smack! Topic of the Week: S&P Downgrades – Should Tech Market be Concerned?

The S&P downgraded the stock market the other day. Whereas we lost over 600 points in 24 hours, the market is starting to come back – with a 200 point rebound today.

There is a lot of concern about whether we’re a “AAA” country. There is also question whether we hit a newer recession only a couple years after the Fanny Mae / Freddy Mac fiasco.

Sometimes you have to hit a valley before you go for a peak. Reality is, the Dow did not drop below 10,000 and is settling back in. While I’m no financial expert, I still have faith in this system.

It’s a good time to buy into a tech stock, for the prices are low…

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