The rarity and expense of DSL is totally bogus. Robert X. Cringely shows you the truth the baby bells don’t want you to know. Probably isn’t legal in some parts though.
Lots of nerds have their own version of the Mentat Chant. Here is mine: It is by pasta alone I set my mind in motion.It is by the paste of tomato thatthe thoughts acquire speed,the lips acquire stain,the stain becomes a warning.It is by pasta alone I set my mind in motion.
Researchers have managed to coax bacteria into building proteins out of amino acids other than the 20 used by all Earth organisms. One of the many things they hope to learn is why those 20, out of the many others chemically possible, emerged from natural selection. Protein engineering is also one of the many paths [...]
How’s this for a science fiction short story? What if the mass deployment of smart dust by various concerns leads to the discovery of unexpected data? What if in investigating the source of this mysterious data, researchers discover that the Earth’s biosphere is already infiltrated by smart dust of unknown origin?
This was a news item I missed when I was at the Robotics/AI conference a week or so ago but, IBM has built AI programs that are apparently better than humans at commodities trading. One could make the argument that, as financial expert systems and computer models of the economy improve, and there are strong [...]
Hey look! Paper Models of High Speed Trains! Automobiles powered by fuel cells!
If you need a reason to install an ad and cookie blocker, to spoof your referer information and to shut off all client side scripting except for trusted domains, web bugs are that reason.
Now that the browser makers are finally playing by the rules, we must see to it that HTML editing programs generate W3C valid markup. It’s time for round two of the standards wars.
Charles Mann, who wrote The Heavenly Jukebox, wrote another thoughtful article on Internet regulation. I only take issue with his assertion that hardware affords better protection against illegal copying than software. For example, if print media, music, movies and so on are dispersed through the Internet only to specialized hardware (Music players, e-books, etc.) and [...]
I just celebrated my birthday on Saturday! I’m now 38! Probably hard to jibe this site with that age, eh? Well, what can I say? “I’ve lead a very weird life.”