Permanent data storage We need to focus our efforts on finding more permanent ways to store data. What we have now is inadequate. Hard drives are susceptible to failure, data corruption and data erasure (see effects of EM pulses for example). CDs and DVDs become unreadable after several years and archival-quality optical media also stops working after … Continue reading Permanent data storage

The Secret Powers of Time by Philip Zimbardo

This video is an epiphany. It explains how people's conceptions of time affect their lives and societies -- and vice-versa. My jaw kept dropping as I watched it. If you're a sentient human being, you will think it's the best 10 minutes you've spent in a long time. RSA Animate - The Secret Powers … Continue reading The Secret Powers of Time by Philip Zimbardo

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-24

Cellular Signal Amplifier # UKP14,000 TH!NK city electric car ready for showrooms # Remote Microscopy - The Cellphone Microscope # LG’s new Flatron LX206WU Monitor makes multi monitor displays easy # How does the US really rank in broadband access? # First... tentative... steps... # Illuminations: 1913 # … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-24

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-21

Bumpy whale fins set to spark a revolution in aerodynamics # Fraud Due to a Credit Card Breach # Maritime Mascots: 1923 # Bring on Carnivale! # Apple brings back Leopard feature with update, but users report problems # Stingray strike results in sunbather's death # Wacky Airplane Security … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-21

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-20

Totally Geeky - The $14,000 iPod dock doubles as a dining table # Geeky Mods - The LED Origami Cube Lamp # Fun Gadgets - The Condiment Gun # The Negative Saving Rate and the Age of Easy Credit # Ingrid Betancourt Needs Help # Apple Sends TV “Season Pass” … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-20