Welcome to Combobulate

The main goal of Combobulate is to make a central location for software tools and to share computer support problems and solutions with your peers so everyone can benefit. There are many sources on the Internet of good and bad information for the computer industry. This is a place that you can converse with people you actually know and share problems and solutions. Combobulate hopes to expand our small group of expertise with yours and make a Internet community where quality advise, tools and information can be found and shared.

Cyptocurrency: The New Gold Rush

Bitcoin always seemed like a neat ideas to me but I never acted on it until this week when it started to spill over into mainstream news media. Like most techies who missed the boat on big profits I started looking for a way to ride the wave of popularity and make little money and settled on mining the next best thing Litecoins.

Litecoin

The website http://cryptobadger.com seemed to have the best guide to making a mining rig:

Iphone 4s iOS 7 Upgrade - Gmail Signin Problem

If your like me you might be in the middle of upgrading your Iphone to the latest operating system one thing you will discover is you have to re-input all your saved passwords back into your phone. If your like me it has been a while and even though I knew my Gmail password it just didn't want to take on the phone, which I discovered was due to me enabling 2 factor authentication on my account which Iphone still hasn't got its act together to handle. If this happens to you you will need to login to your google account and generate a application-specific password.

Flying Faraday Copter vs Tesla Coil

Check out this video of a quadcopter flying with built on Faraday cage vs. a Tesla coil. For those of you who don't know a Faraday cage is an enclosure formed by taking a conductive material which can block electric fields. Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, who invented them in 1836.

Archaeologists discover actual 'Gate to Hell'

Hierapolis
Fig: 37°55'29"N 29° 7'29"E - Hierapolis, Turkey site where Gate to Hell was discovered

Startup Inspirational Interview Sites

If your just starting our or a veteran entrepreneur you can never have two many perspectives and stories from other successful entrepreneurs!

http://mixergy.com/ - Host: Andrew Warner - Video/Podcast interviews whos mission is to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you.

http://brightideas.co/ - Host: Trent Dyrsmid - Video/Podcast interviews which is a place where you can learn from expert entrepreneurs who are in the trenches every day, just like you.

CES 2013: Best monitor deal to come out of CES

Monoprice is now offering a nice alternative to those large cheap monitors people have been buying on ebay from overseas, a 27-Inch 2560x1440 Monitor for $390. The heart of this display is a beautiful IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED panel made by LG in Korea. This is the same panel that is used in the 27" Apple Cinema Displays, which are famous for their stunning color reproduction and ultra-wide viewing angle. The IPS technology in this monitor helps produce this color and viewing angle, as well as increasing response time to 6 milliseconds, which is a critical factor for gaming.

27-Inch 2560x1440 IPS Monitor for $390

Inventing Just Got Easier

If you have ever turned on the Television only to see a commercial for some product that you had the idea for but just didn't know how to make it happen you really need to check out quirky.com for just $99 you can submit your idea which will compete with that weeks submissions and if your selected the quirky community will help you develop it, produce and sell it and give you a cut of the profits. You can also help people with their inventions and get a piece of the action when they start selling the product its a win-win for everyone.

Here are my favorite products they have already developed:

cloak scrath-n-scroll Space Bar

Computer Hardware Poster

Popular Magazines Free on Google

Google announced today they have a new initiative to help bring more magazine archives and current magazines online and are now partnering with publishers to begin digitizing millions of articles. An easy way to find new magazines is to search for "Browse all issues" on http://books.google.com/.

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