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A use for excess coffee grounds - biodiesel. They do have 15% oils ...

can't generate random numbers fast enough? How about grabbing a chaotic laser and let it do it for you, at about 1.7GB/s.

Reading. books. they're good for you. we all know this. eggs, grandma, sucking and all that. But go and grab The Public Domain. (Free to download, $$$ to get a dead tree copy)

Peak population? It's not a concept I thought we'd hit. and here I quote Cory Doctorow quoting - I love this quote from Kim Stanley Robinson, speaking of birth control: "empowering women is the best climate change technology."
Controversial topic, the comments at the linked article are insightful and interesting, raising lots of ideas for contemplation. (Without some kind of fundamental change, we will behave exactly like yeast.)

Cognitive Therapy just as good as drugs, some new research indicates. It's true. Behaviour modification/management *works*.

and now, I go back to being a kitten climbing tree.
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Do not make with the clicky. You will be lost for hours.

hmmmm bunnies hmmmm
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I like reading technocrat.net. I read nearly every story that is linked off the site. Much like slashdot of the many years ago, before it filled itself with whiney leenux zealots.
Today's brilliance:
Bruce Perens' allegorical take on the Novell - Microsoft deal. His writing is amusing as always.

Got spare honeybees? Use them to detect explosives.

An essay on a society that shares knowledge India and the benefits that such a culture has brought to them. Sure beats the My Idea -> My Dollars thing that is threatening to kill innovation in the Western World. At least, in software.

Lightning from Saturn's surface striking its rings??? ::boggle:: that's an insane amount of energy. (and it's only speculative - a theory for the smudges that appear on the rings.

a full sized man carrying ornithopter. one day, we'll have dune like 'thopters, yes?

and an old (2000) article from Wired, about how humans are becoming obsolete from all the technology we are creating. Think about what has happened in the intervening 6 years since this article was written ...

hmmm enough link spammage for the day.
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WA has a sane Police Commissioner. Scary in the knowledge of his responsibility to the community, he understands.
Karl O'Callaghan writes on remembering every terminal traffic accident has has been to.
Warning. Contains text that will make you cry</em.
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Apocalypse pony.
This one's for [livejournal.com profile] gemfyre
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Neil Gaiman did an interview on MondoGlobo and has sold the move rights for Good Omens to Terry Gilliam for a groat!
Brilliant! The dude has a sense of humour.
Looks like they'll be paying the agents with farthings.

the interview.

For all you camera geeks out there, what the largest zoom you've ever attached to your camera? Mine's a mere 210mm.
Doesn't compare at all to the 1700mm Zeiss custom lens made for, of all things, wildlife photography.
It's a staggering 256kg.
It's not a camera, it's a freaking telescope!
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as in the case of biong boing and Robert Anton Wilson. If you do not know who this man is, the word 'cryptonomicon' should help that mental link.

::edit::
me git. swap the word cryptonomicon, with illuminati.

Along with the suit saying the patriot act is unconstitutional (yes, only in America), which is thankful, after the stupidity Bush and his lawyers cronies keep enacting.

and Neil did say One small step for a man.





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and not safe for work ...
stick a ribbon on you SUV. good thing tomorrow's a public holiday eh.

closely followed by this suspicious looking device:
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say what?
where's the dude?
this ain't him!

http://www.influxinsights.com/msquared/


(Found while reading boingboing.net of all things ...

toys!

Sep. 26th, 2006 12:47 pm
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Now here's how to fly your glider. Get a pair of video goggles, a pan&tilt video camera and watch the video feed through the goggles.

sweet!
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It's probably done the rounds many times, but 'tis always worth a read.


Douglas Adams on Australia

First paragraph ...

Australia is a very confusing place, taking up a large amount of the Bottom half of the planet. It is recognisable from orbit because of many unusual features, including what at first looks like an enormous bite taken out of its southern edge; a wall of sheer cliffs which plunge deep into the girting sea. Geologists assure us that this is simply an accident of geomorphology and plate tectonics, but they still call it the "Great Australian Bight" proving that not only are they covering up a more frightening theory, but they can't spell either.


Nothing else of much import is happening ...

Move along, this is not the journal you are looking for
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some might remember hotornot.
now there's bombornot.

bored?
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and improve your archery skills. At least, killing pixels if not real things.
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from the joy that is boing boing we bring the silliness known as Paddlestar Galactica.
oh, and youtube.

wtf

Aug. 28th, 2006 09:54 pm
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and I mean, W. T. F.



obtainable here if you feel so enthused.

::boggle::
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Pluto - the planet we love to say, *is* a planet. (worth1000)

and if/when I get married, I wonder, shall I use this as inspiration?
hmmmm ...
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the liberal party is doing some internal exploding.
will they break?
please oh dear god, let them take themselves out.
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Sydney, covered in fog.
it's a good thing (maybe?) that [livejournal.com profile] dormant_dragon wasn't flying in to Sydney yesterday morning. The airport was closed for a while cause it was pea soup out there until past 11am.

wow ....
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being gay is biologically normal.

There is an article about a written by Joan Roughgarden describing the homosexual tendencies of over 450 vertebrates.

This should indicate something to those blind conservative politicians bent on regulating our lives.

More amusing stuff. [livejournal.com profile] le_dauncer, you 'aint got nothin' on these girls' flexibility!
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While googling for love, cause google has, well, everything right? I found an article on How to do what you love.
and it provided an interesting interlude to my day. Ignore the bit about novelinst being great big liars. He must have been a scientist 'cause he just doesn't understand.

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