Report A Rort: A couple of fun pictures and some good news!

After downloading a new App on my iPhone, I made a couple of fun pictures for Report A Rort using a couple of Internet memes and the RAR logo.

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Recently, RAR got an update to the website and a refined focus, as part of that focus I’ve posted two selected findings by the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Complaints Resolution Panel and their relevant advertisements.

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The change has worked, with internet searchers coming across the posted findings while looking for their original search.

Great news! 🙂

CERN Lecture by Sean Carroll – The Expanding Universe and Beyond

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This is the last of five lectures by Sean Carroll given at CERN, this one in particular is about the Expanding Universe and Beyond.

Sean is known for his appearances in many science shows and for his ability to make science accessible. He also writes for a Blog called Cosmic Variance for Discover Magazine.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1PeXaMqKto

The Poetry of Science – A discussion between an Evolutionary Biologist and an Astrophysicist

I found this to be a really interesting discussion on science, and the nature of science. The discussion was organized by the Richard Dawkins foundation and of course features Dawkins himself; it also features renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The discussion is quite long, so bookmark it for later if you don’t have the time right now.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RExQFZzHXQ

iPhone 3GS constantly crashing/closing apps while running iOS 5

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Symptom:
iPhone 3GS blanks out and crashes open Application every few minutes (30 second to 2 minute intervals). Apps are still “open” in the Fast-Switch dock, but have been minimized by the crash. The crashes occur regardless of the App that is open, and prevails when Settings App is open.

Symptoms will not subside despite soft-reboots and hard-reboots.

Diagnosis:
This specific problem will occur if you have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5 with an iCloud account linked and operational on the device.

Cause: iCloud. Specific cause undetermined; likely to be an unresolvable sync error.

Solution:

Connect your iPhone to your computer and back it up.

On your iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > iCloud > Delete Account.

Click “Delete” to confirm the removal of iCloud data from the iPhone.

When complete, add your iCloud account back by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any direct or indirect data loss as a result of using this solution. Remember to back-up first.