Tag Archive: Article

Sep 15 2013

Taking back the Internet by going back to basics

Bruce Schnier, all around security guru and hero of the revolution, says we should ‘Take back the Internet‘. If you haven’t read that link, follow it and read it now. Go ahead, I’ll wait… Now, let’s laser-in on one of Bruce’s points: Dismantling the surveillance state won’t be easy. Has any country that engaged in …

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Jul 20 2009

Drink deep from the well of knowledge

I grok this.

Feb 01 2009

Living in a Science Fictional world…

Extinct ibex is resurrected by cloning: Using DNA taken from these skin samples, the scientists were able to replace the genetic material in eggs from domestic goats, to clone a female Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo as they are known. It is the first time an extinct animal has been cloned. Of course it wasn’t exactly …

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May 25 2008

Phoenix has arrived

The Phoenix Mars lander has landed safe and healthy. Here’s wishing it success in its mission!

Apr 21 2008

I wonder if he needed a GPS to find his ass too?

You know, just because a GPS says go this way doesn’t mean you have to go that way. Especially driving a large bus. Or, in the words of the GPS manufacturer, “Stoplights aren’t in our databases, either, but you’re still expected to stop for stoplights.” This little incident occurred in Seattle’s own Washington Arboretum and, …

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Aug 14 2007

Freeman Dyson is a heretic

Over at Edge they have an excerpt from his new book where Freeman Dyson challenges the common wisdom of global warming: My first heresy says that all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated. Here I am opposing the holy brotherhood of climate model experts and the crowd of deluded citizens who believe the …

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Aug 09 2007

Writer’s little helper

What if there was a scandal about performance enhancing drugs in literary circles?

Aug 04 2007

Will a degrading environment slow China’s economy?

Der Spiegel has a fascinating interview with Pan Yue of China’s ministry of the environment, “The Chinese Miracle Will End Soon“: This miracle will end soon because the environment can no longer keep pace. Acid rain is falling on one third of the Chinese territory, half of the water in our seven largest rivers is …

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Aug 01 2007

Living fossils: Glass sponges in Pacific Northwest waters

Apparently an entire reef of glass sponges has been found off the Washington coast. These sponges are colony organisms that build structures out of silica and, until relatively recently, were thought to have gone extinct over a hundred million years ago. Previous discoveries of glass sponges were found in Canadian waters. This new discovery seems …

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Jun 12 2007

RIP Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard, aka Don Herbert has passed away from multiple myeloma. Dang… Over at the Makezine Blog, Phillip Torrone is soliciting comments and rememberences of Mr. Wizard.

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