Category Archives: Technology

Swype

Swype is a new input method for smart phones that looks promising:

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SCVNGR

Neat concept. Lots of potential

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Sketh2Photo

Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage from Tao Chen on Vimeo.

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Cisco’s Holographic Telepresence

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Cool Data Center

This datacenter is built in a former cold-war military bunker 30m under bedrock in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s looks like a set for a James Bond’s villian’s lair.

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STS-119

Discovery is about four hours into STS-119. Good luck to her crew.

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Opt Out Of Verizon Data Sharing Program

If you are a Verizon Wireless customer, boingboing gadgets has instructions for opting out of their data sharing program:

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Reading News Online is SO 1981!

Just for fun, here’s a news report from 1981 about some newspapers offering online content via modem. Ah, that TRS-80 Color Computer brings back memories! Click here for video

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“Evidence of a Global SuperOrganism”

Interesting piece on the possibility of the emergence of an autonomous intelligence in the global compute cloud. If you build a machine that makes connections between everything, accumulates all the data in the world, and you then harness all available … Continue reading

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SpeedHawk

SpeedHawk is the nickname for the X-49A experimental rotor aircraft from Piasecki. In simple terms, they have replaced the tail rotor of a standard SH-60F with a vectored thrust ducted propeller and an auxiliary power unit to gain greater airspeed … Continue reading

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Network Based Attacks In Military Campaigns

Strategy Page has an interesting piece about the use of network based attacks in the recent campaign against Georgia and against Estonia last year. These attacks are not directly carried out by the Russian military, but they are an interesting … Continue reading

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Democrats Email Opt-Out Violates CAN-SPAM

According to this post at Unicom Systems Development, the Democratic Party is violating the rules defined in the CAN-SPAM law for unsubscribing. Click through to read the details, but basically, they have a complicated process for unsubscribing that doesn’t actually … Continue reading

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Obama “Delegate” Leads Censorship Charge

Shakespear Feyissa (see his Obama Delegates page) came to the US from Ethiopia in 1991, attended Seattle Pacific University, and in 1998, as a senior, was kicked out. He had been arrested for sexually assaulting another student, the fifth to … Continue reading

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Little Bits

Little Bits: littleBits intro from ayah bdeir on Vimeo.

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Interesting Idea

This is intriguing: …Send the ISS somewhere. The ISS, you see, is already an interplanetary spacecraft — at least potentially. It’s missing a drive system and a steerage module, but those are technicalities. Although it’s ungainly in appearance, it’s designed … Continue reading

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