Permanent data storage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e79Bu2dQEHA 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH7BLmg RSA Animate - The Secret Powers … Continue reading The Secret Powers of Time by Philip Zimbardo

A cure for cold sores

I can't take credit for this cure. A life-long nurse told me about it a few years ago, and it's worked for us ever since. I'm not sure if she'd be comfortable having her name revealed here, so I won't do it. But I'll always be grateful to her for the advice. In a few … Continue reading A cure for cold sores

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-24

Cellular Signal Amplifier http://tinyurl.com/35zrqx # UKP14,000 TH!NK city electric car ready for showrooms http://tinyurl.com/2nwd9x # Remote Microscopy - The Cellphone Microscope http://tinyurl.com/2p82fr # LG’s new Flatron LX206WU Monitor makes multi monitor displays easy http://tinyurl.com/38jsot # How does the US really rank in broadband access? http://tinyurl.com/2sgfhy # First... tentative... steps... http://tinyurl.com/37w54s # Illuminations: 1913 http://tinyurl.com/34f46f # … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-24

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-22

Stuff White People Like: Blog to Book for $350,000 http://tinyurl.com/256c4z # Stylish Gadgets - The Prestigio Data Safe II http://tinyurl.com/2r6ojy # Shanty Town Car Chase http://tinyurl.com/2to5qp # Friday Squid Blogging: Video of Vampire Squid http://tinyurl.com/228z6b #

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-21

Bumpy whale fins set to spark a revolution in aerodynamics http://tinyurl.com/34tpf3 # Fraud Due to a Credit Card Breach http://tinyurl.com/2pb4y4 # Maritime Mascots: 1923 http://tinyurl.com/2up26e # Bring on Carnivale! http://tinyurl.com/3axtmf # Apple brings back Leopard feature with update, but users report problems http://tinyurl.com/38vwqb # Stingray strike results in sunbather's death http://tinyurl.com/yr4fck # 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 http://tinyurl.com/2lxd83 # Geeky Mods - The LED Origami Cube Lamp http://tinyurl.com/2syx3d # Fun Gadgets - The Condiment Gun http://tinyurl.com/33xw54 # The Negative Saving Rate and the Age of Easy Credit http://tinyurl.com/2pcxdr # Ingrid Betancourt Needs Help http://tinyurl.com/2jox2x # Apple Sends TV “Season Pass” … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-20