Over the last few weeks I read:
- About Sonic weapons based on backmastered baby screams.
- An interesting article critical of the semantic web concept. I, being a markup purist, am a true believer in the semantic web idea.
- Another interesting article about what open source is and what it means.
- I come across, speaking of the Semantic Web, a search engine that sifts and indexes web log content using something called latent semantic indexing.
- A news blurb about edible plastic. This is not really that amazing though. I mean, we’ve eaten the rice paper that surrounds some Asian candy, right?
- On a similar ecological, technological note, I read that President Shrub may have set back fuel cell research by more than a decade.
- That Neverwinter Nights, the much-anticipated super-MUD based on Dungeons and Dragons, is finally out, and because of certain intellectual property licensing clauses, is being roundly criticized by old school nerds. As an old school nerd myself, I’ve yet to jump on this bandwagon.
- More interesting developments on the Afro-cyberpunk front.
And of course this entry wouldn’t be complete without some paranoia on parade!
- The men in black on are after you? You have incriminating data on your hard drive? You need a dead man’s switch. Or at least a good cron script to write random numbers to all your file clusters.
- Biometrics isn’t as secure as some claim it to be.
- How to evade the greedhead’s databases in nine easy lessons.