Archive for the ‘news’ Category

Infreemation Revolution

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

The coming economic crisis in information I enjoyed reading Adam Rifkin's back of the envelope calculations about personal information storage and processing. I'm looking forward to trying to make at least a few of the @20 Gigabytes of information I will deal with in my life really count. I know a ...

Catching up on Interesting News

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Technology Advances Sports Coverage Some of you may have noticed the innovative technology provided by the US Open coverage. Watching a few matches I was impressed by the computerized slow motion rendering of close calls that redrew the ball and the lines and eliminated everything else. Apparently they also had a ...

Too Funny: Bush’s tactics caught on film (updated)

Monday, September 13th, 2004

Speaking of mud slinging in politics, perhaps this explains how George got really good at playing dirty. Anyone who knows the sport of rugby (somewhat akin to mud wrestling) will be particularly appalled! I like to think of one's sports persona as reflecting one's character. In a recent book about the ...

More cool news

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

Wired News: Better Science Through Gaming: Enormous quantities of data generated by automated techniques in genetics and proteomics have led to an unprecedented requirement for tedious data mining. Here is an interesting product, Genesifter, that makes the task more manageable and fun too! Cool, would love to hear from ...

News of various import

Monday, August 30th, 2004

Peer to peer software ruled NOT LIABLE in the USA for copyright infringement activities of their users. Thank goodness some sense can be found here. Any useful tool can be used to ill purposes, we have been through the same issue with photocopiers and last I checked those companies ...

The Onion never fails to drive us to tears…

Saturday, August 14th, 2004

The Onion has written yet another doozie about George Bush's weblog. For those of you who do not know of The Onion and its place as a leader of satirical news reporting...do not fall into the trap that many have, as reported in this article from Wired: Onion Taken Seriously, Film ...

See in 4D and other cool visual stuff….

Thursday, August 5th, 2004

This site answers the age old question: "How Does One Obtain the Ability to 'See' in Four Spatial Dimensions?" Also in the do it yourself category, make your own posters with the Rasterbator: "Welcome to the Rasterbator - NOW IN COLOR!The Rasterbator is a web service which creates huge rasterized pictures ...