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27 October 2005


interesting idea. I don't like it giving off metal oxide... realistically, I would rather have a car that can't go quite as far, but which only receives and gives off water - then I am not dependant on a fueling station.

The Chronicle: 10/28/2005: The Man Who Would Murder Death

I do have a problem with solution #4 -- that could lead to Ulcerative Coilitis.

26 October 2005

Remote Control Device 'Controls' Humans


Governor Ted Kulongoski Press Release

The new open source initiative will create a joint-university open source technology center and organization in early 2006 to: design and coordinate curricula across the Oregon University System; offer student internships and expand its technology capacity for the growing number of open source projects and communities it supports; further the commercialization of open source innovations by facilitating linkages to the region’s network of venture capital firms, technology companies and incubators such, as the Beaverton-based Open Technology Business Center; and partner on key educational events, such as the inaugural Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) recently held in Portland.

Beaverton-based? I'll have to look into that.

18 October 2005

VirtualWiFi Home

VirtualWiFi is a virtualization architecture for wireless LAN (WLAN) cards. It abstracts a single WLAN card to appear as multiple virtual WLAN cards to the user. The user can then configure each virtual card to connect to a different wireless network. Therefore, VirtualWiFi allows a user to simultaneously connect his machine to multiple wireless networks using just one WLAN card. This new functionality introduced by VirtualWiFi enables many new applications, which were not possible earlier using a single WLAN card.

nice... I know it is M$, but still....

Air Force testing new transparent armor

Nice! Mix this with that new electromagnetic resonance ion engine, and we have a good start.

17 October 2005

Slashdot | Jack Thompson Rescinds Offer

What a surprise... someone like him doesn't live up to his agreements. wow. i am shocked. really. no seriously. I mean, if he doesn't, why should we assume the RIAA or MPAA do?

Patently-O: Patent Law Blog

interesting site

Intergalactic Medicine Show


Wired News: Wi-Fi Cloud Covers Rural Oregon


The - Domestic researchers developed a plasma propulsion, which is to revolutionize space travel.

according to tests the plasma propulsion leads to a fuel saving of approximately 90 per cent

That's awesome! I've always loved magnetics.

The Globe and Mail: Study turns pot wisdom on head

Very interesting research.... the people commenting are complete idiots though... let me respond to a few of them....

Peter Zed from Taranna, Ontario, Canada writes:

Marijuana is a terrible drug.It makes people do terrible things and is scarier than crack cocaine when it comes to the incredible harm and damage it is doing to the Canadian economy.

Think of the children.

* Posted Oct. 16, 2005 at 11:11 AM EDT
* Link to Comment

What kind of idiot thinks that marijuana is worse than coke? How can anyone even convince themselves that such is true? Do they just listen to some minister or politician that tells them this and never do any research themselves?

jo ts from Victoria, Canada writes:

For those of you who feel that pot use has insignificant side effects on the user, you should hire some of my ex-employees whom I terminated for substance abuse on a client's site. The trades are full of substance abuse individuals. You should hire a painter to paint your house on pot! Or better yet, a carpenter to build your deck on pot!

As for legalising pot and other so called soft drugs, give me a break! Drinking alcohol was illegal in the 20's until the government legalised it. What happen? All the illegal operators were made legitimate overnight and they still have a dominant hold on alcohol. Look at Seagram's history.

Legalising pot would create the biggest boondogle in history. You would give groups like the Hells Angels a legitimate way to launder their dirty operations clean overnight. A lot of organised crime groups would have thought they have died and gone to heaven! They would have the infrastructure in place to retain a stranglehold on the distribution of the toxic substance. We as a society already pay huge bills treating alcoholism, smoking etc. Why add another item to that list? By legitimizing it, you would spread its use further. You will have smoking executives hook up with powerful media advertisers enter this industry and create havoc on society.

* Posted Oct. 16, 2005 at 5:29 PM EDT
* Link to Comment

So many things to say about this one... First, they tell you to hire someone who is high to do some physical labour... 1) no, you generally just allow them to do it in the privacy of their own home -- not at work. 2) in some jobs, say masseus, I wouldn't care if they were high. 3) in some careers (like art) the famous people were on much worse.

Second, their opinion of what happened in history is very skewed. What really happened was that the rate of alcoholism during prohibition was HIGHER than any other time. Making something illegal allows for it to be sold for outrageous prices, have no quality control, and ends up causing more people to do it.

Third, this person appears to have no clue what is really happening in the world. If you don't believe me, re-read what he says WOULD happen in the last sentence.

Slashdot | Scotty To Be 'Beamed Up'

nice :)

06 October 2005

Slashdot | Microsoft's Unique Innovation

doesn't he mean that the things they stole are pieces of a bigger puzzle?

Slashdot | Studying the Plague in WoW


Tom's Hardware Guide PCs & HowTo: Building The Ultimate Home Theater PC - Wishful Thinking? Silent Home PC For TV, DVD, Recording And Internet Connect

I want one!

really good writeup. combined with the other sites (like byopvr) and maybe some stuff from make magazine (still have to buy that) and maybe even that thing awhile back that recorded all channels at once.... could be fun.

Slashdot | No Office For Linux, MS Patents Rejected

wait, did I read that right? the patent office turned something down?

Deskzilla Screenshots

I don't really like BugZilla much, but this might make it worth it.

Slashdot | Internet Partitioning - Cogent vs Level 3?

This is a very good example why a p2p mesh network would be much better.

Nematodes: The Making of 'Beneficial' Network Worms

I've been saying this for years... but now that someone working for those who made l0phtcrack (and use to work for the NSA) mentions it, maybe it will happen.

The Courier-Mail: Google declares war on Microsoft [06oct05]

Man, what would it take for Google to buy ideas from me? I have so many. I don't really want to try competing with them...

03 October 2005

Sun Microsystems Talks With Li Moore of Google

For those who say that Java is slow and thus everything must be coded in C (not ASM?).... do you think Google is slow?