Learned a lot of computer stuff in the last 2 days. just installed a category sorter in Greymatter the day before yesterday. Still getting the mistakes out as of today. Learned that folks at the Greymatter support forum are planning to roll all the major mods and tweaks into a new iteration. I hope to [...]
They’ve figured out to create pluripotent, stem cells from cheap, ordinary, blood cells. This is a breakthrough because these types of cells previously have only been found in fetal tissue, which is controversial, or bone marrow, which is difficult to collect from. Just saw this on Slash, an interview with scientist who describes how swarm [...]
So I came across this article in Wired that seemed unhappy with the security at Los Alamos National Laboratory–perhaps a legitimate concern–but it also seemed unhappy with how grubby the LANL buildings were, which isn’t such a big deal. Let me explain. When I was a kid, double majoring in astronomy and physics, in university [...]
I worked at the Lazy M Ranch in one capacity or another for four years and I saw first hand how the best brains of my time were warped beyond all recognition while there. As an example of this, allow me to point you towards the coat-hanger xmas tree.
Progress continues to be made on robot cars–cars that drive themselves. Like I’ve said many times, human are just not reliable enough to be put in charge of a tonne or so of steel and plastic.
I ain’t a libertarian
On Saturday, I was very glad that I don’t have a television. There’s nothing worse than hearing the same thing over and over. I didn’t learn about the disintegration of the Columbia Shuttle until at least 6 or so hours after the fact. Getting my news via the Internet allowed me a necessary distance from [...]