Me <3 Weird Al's music, and I really like his latest videoclips. Check this material out too :)
Ah, so that's what they did to that ol' Atomium. Looks a lot better than what we saw when we visited some years ago
Fun read about the aftermath from "the first professional football game to take place in the newly renovated Superdome since Hurricane Katrina"
Remember: it's The Onion ;)
Talking about that personal network, these watches would blend in too. Be it they're a tad *too* geeky ;)
Nice little Linux computer, doing firewall, VPN, antivirus, -spam etc stuff. However, it looks quite powerful and hackable. /me awaits the first webservers running on the thing
Hm, completely wireless stereo headphones. Interesting for a personal area network
The zombies' signs in the march included badly spelled slogans such as "Mairage = 1 Zombie + 1 Zombie", "More Binifits for Zombie Vets in Our Necronomoconomy", "Brains...The Other White Meat", "We're here, we're dead, get used to it!" and "Zombies Was People Too."
Fun, fun :)
An e-book reader with ePaper. Screen looks *really* nice, but what's up with that "synching" [will that work for non-windows pc's?] and DRMed books?
Bluetooth 2 wireless headphones. Hm, part of my personal network?
Firefox 2 features a new theme. With a new look for its tabs. A look that doesn't blend in with the rest of your environment. What's up with that?
A 10 months young baby boy fell from the fourth floor of the flat opposite ours. It survived [didn't even break anything], but it shook things up quite a bit; why did he fall out of the window, where he was supposed to sleep in his bed? Got some nice view on the trauma helicopter, which thankfully wasn't needed. Pics follow :)
Quite funny commercial, where Yao Ming [a 2,26 meter tall asiatic basketball player], whips out his 12" Powerbook, while "Mini-me" shows off his 17"
The Debian Project has chosen Diebold as its official preferred electronic voting provider. This move comes at an opportune moment since the project has several votes coming up.
Please read the whole story. Then grin and wonder why "real life" electronic voting still sucks that much, and what the Debian project does right
"They that can give up general purpose computers for the sake of a little eye candy deserve neither computers nor eye candy"
True words, and check out the accompanying logo
Hm, civil servants sabotaging ICT projects because they don't want something to change or have other plans on their agenda. What's it with clerks and work anyway? :)
Old [2004-09-20], but interesting audio link
Only costs you about a minute. So far for those *really secure!!!* voting machines. Also, a voting-machine-virus isn't sci-fi, as the Diebold machines all run windows, and are -- if I remember correctly -- networked...
It really all boils down to [black? :)] magic and some trust from the client to the developer
Ah, so there *are* Dutch school projects encouraging students to participate in OSS and its projects
Douglas Adams hosts his 1990 BBC documentary on hypertext, Hyperland, in which he talks about early hypertext efforts at the Media Lab, the state of the Xanadu project, the history of Vannevar bush, etc. It's quite funny, and almost entirely disconnected from the hypertext that actually took hold in the world: the Web.
On August 22, for LinkTV and Democracy Now! we videotaped the thousands of Katrina evacuees still held behind a barbed wire in a trailer park encampment a hundred miles from New Orleans. It's been a year since the hurricane and 73,000 POW's (Prisoners of W) are still in this aluminum ghetto in the middle of nowhere.
Interesting way of automating legal "advice" by using a decision-tree and providing a means to plug holes in the law
And you already thought the patent system was fucked up? ;)
Tool that tests a website on various criteria [accessibility, design, fame-on-google etc]
Interesting piece on the partial lunar eclipse earlier this evening and about the varying position [distance] of the moon in relation to our planet Earth
Interesting phenomena: "weblogs" with postings, quotes, blogmarks, pictures all in one overview, "tumbling" over each other so to speak. It's refreshing after all those Kubrick-templated weblogs, but it can grow chaotically [or at least boxy] fast. [Another example, Anarchia]
No need to throw a lot of money on campaigning:
Black Box Voting found that given $12 in tools, four minutes, and a little determination, you can access a Diebold voting machine's memory card, remove and replace it without a trace.
Multimedia video from way back, being some kind of electronical poetry. Wordless, but uses synthesizer sounds and colourful animation instead. Intriguing.
Rand keeps describing situations I see in my daily life. This time the "nerds" sanctuary: his Cave
OK, this is so hilariously weird! At about 3:14, there are even ninja's :)
About the taking in of hand luggage when the terrorist alarm was sound at the airports for flights to the US.
Also, see this comic about contradictions ;)
Sweet hacking machine! 8 wifi cards, encrypted file system. And a spiffy yellow suitcase ;)
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