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Archive for the 'technology' Category

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I know I’ve been pretty quiet lately, but I’ve been working on migrating the blogs to a new platform. They are currently hosted on MovableType (running on my own server) but the software is out of date and the upgrade is a) paid and b) of questionable value. When I started with MT over 2 […]

The Internet of Things

Simon Chester, writing on slaw.ca, points out an interesting paper published by the ITU: The Internet of Things. The paper examines what the ITU terms “the next step in ‘always on’ communications,” that is the convergence of several key enabling technologies (RFID, sensors, embedded intelligence and nanotechnology) will allow inanimate objects to communicate. From the […]

Warp Drive Patented

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted US Patent #6,960,975, titled “Space vehicle propelled by the pressure of inflationary vacuum state” to Boris Volfson of Huntington, IN. The abstract reads thus [emphasis added]: A space vehicle propelled by the pressure of inflationary vacuum state is provided comprising a hollow superconductive shield, an inner shield, […]

Anti-anti RFID

Two weeks ago I wrote about Hiawatha Bray’s article on Katherine Albrecht’s latest screed about RFID. Thankfully someone with significantly better credentials than me has read the book and debunks it. RFID Journal founder and editor Mark Roberti carefully dissects Spychips and points out that Albrecht and Co. shamelessly pander to the paranoid. While it […]

Better Than A Tin Foil Hat

Just in case you think that the Tin Foil Hatters are right, but lack a certain something when it comes to style, check out the products available at the Less EMF Superstore. If you click on the Personal Shielding Devices link on their main page you’ll find everything from boxers to T shirts to baseball […]

It’s Alive…It’s Alive

For some inexplicable reason good news for my partners and me usually comes on Fridays, but this week it came a day early. I’ve told some of you that we’ve been collaborating with NASA on a lab project aimed at commercializing a particular technology. I’ve said precious little to anyone about what the technology does, […]

Slow News Day

It must have been a slow news day, since the Boston Globe decided to sic Hiawatha Bray on the tired old RFID paranoia fomented by the two leaders of CASPIAN. Even the normally sane Slashdotters got into the act. It’s clever, all right — and creepy. Because the technology needn’t be applied only to cases […]

Nick’s Dream

Just testing another neat little software tool I ran across this morning… Daikini Photon. It exports from iPhoto directly to any blog running on the major platforms. I think I prefer the 3D bordered thumbnails I get from Thumbscrew, though.

Golf Art Film

( golf andtechnology )

A San Francisco filmmaker is working on a film about golf. It apparently will be unlike any golf movie you’ve seen before. (I’m not sure that calling it a ‘movie’ is right at all – in this case, ‘film’ seems more appropriate.) If you don’t believe me, check out the trailer. It’ll take a few […]

Learned Something Just Now

And that is how to incorporate these symbols “< >” into the text of a page which is encoded in HTML. See, HTML uses “< >” to set tags apart from actual text, so if you want to include the “< >” as actual text the HTML interpreters get confused unless you encode….oh, never mind.