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07 April 2006

News from the Net

Well, it appears that AT&T (Comcast?) has been forwarding all internet traffic directly to the NSA. Don't they also own a large portion of the backbone?

Batteries created from Virii

If you have been considering getting GPS / Satellite Navigation for your car, you might want to read this first.

They know now that they were completely wrong about the composition of the Sun. Of course, they also think they have solved how planets are formed around a Sun.

Open-Source Space Exploration? Anyone want to hire me to start building a spaceship?

Can't proove Evolution? Then you won't get paid

A new flaw in IE makes it easy for sites to pretend to be your bank. See if you are succeptable. I was.

For those of you using Fedora, this might be of interest

The Bush Administration is censoring scientists who research global warming and climate changes

Bad news for some like Dino, M$ has bought Lionhead Studios. Then again, she never got B&W2 to work anyways.

Republicans have decided to charge you more for internet access. Just great. Assholes.

Algae curing blindness? Perhaps you would rather a more cyborgish-approach?

They seem to have found a creature (called Tiktaalik roseae) 600 miles from the Artic Circle that supposedly bridges the evolutionary gap from fish to land animals Or how about a skull linking Homo erectus and modern man.

EiffelStudio has been released under GPL. Maybe I should take a look at Eiffel

How about a robot that can can run at 3.5 leg-lengths per second, breaking a record... Or would you rather have one fetch a beer for you? Well, they might soon be full citizens anyway.

A new data compression scheme is supposed to get 25x data compression for binary data. That's very impressive.

Common health problems of the Geek Lifestyle? Not too surprising really - but I have to admit to having all the bullet points.

The RIAA, being the assholes that they are, are now trying to convince students to drop out of college

Apple has officially released Boot Camp, allowing Intel Macs to legally multi-boot.

Gold and Sugar to find Toxins?

Screw hybrids, we can just scoop up the 463-billion kilometer (across) cloud of methanol found in space

Self-parking cars are finally coming to the US

This is awesome. How about glasses that can automatically change from long-distance to near-distance vision?

Once again, Richard Stallman can fuck off. I wish he'd get off his anti-Java horse.

Did you know that Cockroaches make group decisions?

A lab-grown bladder has been successfully implanted.

The English version of Final Fantasy VII premiered.

Looks like it is time for me to check out Freenet again...

M$ is trying to compete with VMWare's recent free releases

How about I just quote a little bit? "the Pentagon says it will wage war against the internet"

As soon as I can afford to hire someone into my IT department, I should have them look over SplunkBase

Bacteria propel themselves with jets of slime? Weird.

PBS's "Joy of Painting" is being turned into a videogame

Ever hear of the Swedish Pirate Party?

New records were set as a signal from VOYAGER 1 was received at 14.7 billion km (about 98 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun)

Want to read some M$ anecdotes?

As a side note.... there are pages and pages of POSSIBLY true news from Slashdot on April Fool's day... but I have to assume it is all fake... so... if there was any real news, oh well...

I had been considering buying a Lenova TabletPC, but maybe I should reconsider

The Bush Administration wants to have the unmanned aerial drones start spying on the U.S. Anyone else remember this from futuristic sci-fi movies where the people are being completely ruled by an evil government?

More on the Holographic Storage front... this time 515GB per square inch

Virtual Reality treatment for Lazy Eye?

AIDs prevention?

This one is for Kuntz: Brain neurons fused with silicon chips

Digital simulation of Life?

This is an interesting little trick

Quantum numbers and primes?

Roundworm bacon?

How about a permanent lunar base?

New Data Transmission Record! 2.56 terabits per second over a 160-kilometer link

Want to convert a 2D image of your face to 3D in 40 milliseconds

How about creating your own circuit boards?

New results in artificial gravity

OMG! So much news from the net to digest. Head... is... exploding....

Posted by Sylkwyrm on Fri Apr 07 03:12:00 PDT 2006
That's what happens when I leave for a little while.

Posted by Malachi on Fri Apr 07 04:19:00 PDT 2006
Advent Children! I'm so excited!!

Posted by Sarah on Fri Apr 07 06:40:00 PDT 2006