Microsoft has been granted a patent for organising digital photos by the time they were taken. Duh! Sounds suspiciously like how I organise my photos...
Thursday, July 29, 2004
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004
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An excellent idea that combines a filter with the dehydrated rations, allowing any source of water (not just urine, it can be clean or potentially contaminated with bacteria) to be filtered by osmosis before it re-hydrates the food.
Posted by Tom at 1:46 pm
Monday, July 19, 2004
This is good, trawling Amazon for bad reviews (ie negative) of what are generally considered the best books, albums and films. I like this one of the King James Bible:
"This was the worst piece of fiction I've ever read. The characters were cliched and their actions were just unbelievable. A total piece of trash."
And, of William Gibson's Neuromancer:
"Read 2 chapters and call me in the morning. Zzzzz..."
Posted by Tom at 2:19 pm
New Scientist has a story on a "base station" that can be installed in a plane to relay mobile phone calls to a satellite.
I had been wondering for a while why mobile phones can't be used on planes, the usual explanation of interfering with navigation equipment seemed a bit lame (and this article refutes it).
One possibility I'd heard was that the phone could "see" too many base stations and therefore overloaded the system by communicating with 100s of them rather than the usual 3 or 4, but being out of range of the base stations seems a more likely reason.
Posted by Tom at 2:15 pm
Please take notice: EarthstationV Ltd., a Palestinian corporation, does not accept any legal process via e-mail, nor will we accept any attachments via e-mail. For service of process, you must serve our legal department located at our offices in the Jenin refugee camp, Jenin, Palestine.
Posted by Tom at 2:07 pm
Friday, July 16, 2004
This article looks at what is required (and not going to work) when we look at computers as part of our societies infrastructure, just like roads, power grids and so on. It looks like open source will be the only option, and also that software engineering may actually have to be engineering.
Posted by Tom at 2:35 pm
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Facetop is a video conferencing system that uses a very neat idea: It makes your screen into a semi-transparent window out of the other persons computer. You share a desktop that you can both point at and discuss, and can still see each other through it. Very nice.
Posted by Tom at 1:53 pm
Friday, July 09, 2004
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Posted by Watt Tyler at 10:09 am
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Don't know who Kopel is, nor who the Independence institute is Nor have I seen the film nontheless this is interesting.
Posted by Watt Tyler at 1:08 pm
Saturday, July 03, 2004
Election Summary. Antony Green Election Guide. Federal Election 2004. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Posted by Watt Tyler at 8:17 am
Friday, July 02, 2004
Arcology is Paolo Soleri's concept of cities which embody the fusion of architecture with ecology. The arcology concept proposes a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form that is the opposite of urban sprawl with its inherently wasteful consumption of land, energy and time, tending to isolate people from each other and the community. The complexification and miniaturization of the city enables radical conservation of land, energy and resources. check also this,Arcology: Solution for the Information Age?, and the Eden project.
Posted by Watt Tyler at 8:47 pm