Friday, December 31, 2004

Philips DVP642 DVD player brings MPEG4 to the masses

Philips DVP642 DVD player brings MPEG4 to the masses

The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society

DigitalGlobe | QuickBird Images of Tsunami Sites

DigitalGlobe | QuickBird Images of Tsunami Sites

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Christene leDoux/Freiburg, Germany 2004 house concert



"Christene Ledoux performing her song "Dear Mr. President" at a house concert in FREIBURG, GERMANY 2004 in the early days of the war (a letter/song to George Bush) The song was written the day the war was announced on NPR - while Christene was touring just outside of Dallas, Texas. She was literally ON the George W. Bush expressway when she heard the news - pulled over and wrote the song. This is one of the early versions and one of the only versions recorded on video...that we know of."


Netcraft Toolbar

Netcraft Toolbar

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Trotto's Homepage

Trotto's Homepage

VCSEL, Green, Red & Infrared Laser Modules & Optical Transceivers by Lasermate

VCSEL, Green, Red & Infrared Laser Modules & Optical Transceivers by Lasermate

Laser Diode Modules

Laser Diode Modules

The Glow In Dark Electroluminescence Lights

The Glow In Dark Electroluminescence Lights

Ofoto Browse Photos

Ofoto Browse Photos

Home Tech Forum - powered by vBulletin

Home Tech Forum - powered by vBulletin

CandlePowerForums

CandlePowerForums

RC Groups Discussion

RC Groups Discussion

Light Refineries

Light Refineries

Home Tech Forum - powered by vBulletin

Home Tech Forum - powered by vBulletin

EEDesign.com - Do-it-yourselfer's EDA project wins open-source fans

EEDesign.com - Do-it-yourselfer's EDA project wins open-source fans

Ronja 10M Metropolis: Preface

Ronja 10M Metropolis: Preface

gEDA Homepage

gEDA Homepage

Syllable writing systems

Syllable writing systems

Syllable - News

Syllable - News

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Kerio Technologies Inc. | Kerio Personal Firewall | Network security

Kerio Technologies Inc. | Kerio Personal Firewall | Network security

Blarp - Free tech support and discussion communities

Blarp - Free tech support and discussion communities

Blarp - Kerio Personal Firewall FAQ

Blarp - Kerio Personal Firewall FAQ

Secunia - Vulnerability Report - Kerio Personal Firewall 3.x

Secunia - Vulnerability Report - Kerio Personal Firewall 3.x

De Winter Information Solutions - open solutions in an open world - Document leak shows threat to Dutch open source ambitions

De Winter Information Solutions - open solutions in an open world - Document leak shows threat to Dutch open source ambitions

BBC - Science & Nature - UK Wildlife - Trees in winter field guide

BBC - Science & Nature - UK Wildlife - Trees in winter field guide

? Alek's Christmas Lights Webcam

? Alek's Christmas Lights Webcam: "Since websites in England, Germany, and Poland have mentioned the Christmas Webcam, I want those fans from across the Pond to be able to use it ... so I've extended the hours to 2400 MST (GMT-7) for tonight (Saturday, Dec 11th) ONLY ... so those folks won't have to get up so early in the morning to join the fun - I DID clear this with my neighbors BTW! ;-)
And how 'bout nominating the Christmas Webcam as one of the TopTen for me! "

Commentary -- Unknown News

Commentary -- Unknown News

Dec. 16, 2003

We might call it the lawsuit the U.S. media forgot to tell us about, because — although the suit was filed here in the U.S. and although it was filed by the widow of a man killed on 9/11/2001 and although it was filed against the president of the most powerful country on earth — you had to go to New Zealand to read about it.

911fortheTruth.com

911fortheTruth.com: "Statement of the Case

William Rodriguez filed a civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) action lawsuit against President Bush and other high level members of his administration based upon prior knowledge of 911;
knowingly failing to act, prevent or warn of 911; and the ongoing obstruction of justice by covering up the
truth of 911; all in violation of the laws of the United States. "

Black Box Voting - Bev Harris - one of the leading groups doing voting machine investigations. A nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer protection group for

Black Box Voting - Bev Harris - one of the leading groups doing voting machine investigations. A nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer protection group for elections.

Project Censored 2005 - Story #3

Project Censored 2005 - Story #3

Critics charge that the Bush Administration is purging, censoring, and manipulating scientific information in order to push forward its pro-business, anti-environmental agenda. In Washington, D.C. more than 60 of the nation’s top scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, leading medical experts, and former federal agency directors, issued a statement on February 18, 2004 accusing the Bush Administration of deliberately distorting scientific results for political ends and calling for regulatory and legislative action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking.

Project Censored 2005 - Story #2

Project Censored 2005 - Story #2

Attorney General John Ashcroft is seeking to strike down one of the world’s oldest human rights laws, the Alien Torts Claim Act (ATCA) which holds government leaders, corporations, and senior military officials liable for human rights abuses taking place in foreign countries. Organizations such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) vehemently oppose the removal of this law, as it is one of the few legal defenses victims of human rights violations can claim against powerful organizations such as governments or multinational corporations. The attempt to dismiss the law comes less than a year after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Unocal Corporation could be held liable for human rights abuses committed against Burmese peasants near a pipeline the company was building. By attempting to throw out this law, the Bush Administration is effectively opening the door for human rights abuses to continue under the veil of foreign relations.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

something positive: archive


Skirting Danger!! WHOA!!


Tomodachi Forever - October 23, 2004


Basil Flint, P.I. - Wednesday, December 1, 2004


City Bike, Northern California


Otters Den River Lodge


Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands (AT0709)

Wood Database


Metafro Infosys - Tervuren Xylarium Wood Database

R800


Steves Digicams - Epson Stylus Photo R800 Printer

Imaging Revue :: Main

Imaging Revue :: Main

Epson-Inkjet Resources

Epson-Inkjet Resources

Nikon User Camera Info Nikkor Lenses Reviews Discussion Forums Galleries Articles Guides How-tos - #1 Resource on Nikon

Nikon User Camera Info Nikkor Lenses Reviews Discussion Forums Galleries Articles Guides How-tos - #1 Resource on Nikon

The Luminous Landscape

The Luminous LandscapeWelcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web's most comprehensive site devoted to the art of landscape, nature and documentary photography using digital as well as traditional image processing techniques. You will find on these pages instructive feature articles, product reviews, travel and technical discussions, inspiring portfolios, and a Discussion Forum.

This site is completely non-commercial. It currently has more than 2,000 pages containing articles, tutorials, product reviews and photographs — all with no commercial advertisements. The site is not affiliated with or beholden to any company or organization.

Epson R800 Review

Epson R800 Review

My Adaptec Log-in and Registration Site

My Adaptec Log-in and Registration Site

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Azaka - Home

Azaka - Home: "This site keeps records of hardware that is and isn't compatible with Syllable.
"

GnomeFiles - GNOME/GTK Software Repository

GnomeFiles - GNOME/GTK Software Repository

DeathRow OpenVMS Cluster

DeathRow OpenVMS Cluster

A Cluster of VAXen and Alpha's for general public (Non-Commercial) use. The idea here is to promote the OpenVMS operating system. People are welcome to test security features (On the cluster - Please, no DoS attacks!), port code (we've got lots of compilers and porting kits online), or use this cluster for learning the basic in-and-outs of the OpenVMS operating system.

This is NOT Unix/Linux/BSD/Etc!!!!

If you're not sure you want a account, or simply wish to play with OpenVMS first, try out our DEMO account. You get near full access to play with the system(s) (Some network objects are restricted). There are several ways to use this demonstration account. You can telnet to a member of the Cluster, and login with the username DEMO with a password of USER.

HP OpenVMS systems documentation

HP OpenVMS systems documentation

OpenVMS.org - The OS with uptimes longer than MS Windows support policies

OpenVMS.org - The OS with uptimes longer than MS Windows support policies

ppcnerds.org :: powerpc addicted guys

ppcnerds.org :: powerpc addicted guys

Old VMS Databases Never Die

Old VMS Databases Never Die: "November 29, 2004
By Drew Robb

Like old soldiers, it could be said that old databases never truly die.

But instead of fading away like their military counterparts, some databases conceived in the 1980s are still very much a part of the IT fabric of many large enterprises. Particularly on the OpenVMS platform, products such as Rdb, Ingres and even System 1032 still can be found in various nooks and crannies of the technology universe.

The Rdb database, for example, claims millions of users worldwide -- more than 2,000 companies are using it, some with more than 60,000 users, according to Jim Steiner, senior director of product management at Oracle Inc. of Redwood City, Calif. Oracle purchased Rdb from Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) more than a decade ago. Many thought that would be the end of the popular database, which was then Oracle's major competitor. But Rdb survived and may now be set for a new lease on life, thanks to a renaissance in VMS via its impending port to Itanium 2-based servers.

''I have used SQL Server and Oracle 7 and 8, and there is nothing even close to Rdb,'' says John Creed, database manager at Kittles Home Furnishings Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana. ''There is one obvious disadvantage though -- you cannot run Rdb on any platform that OpenVMS doesn't support.''"

Be geek, watch a movie :: ppcnerds.org :: powerpc addicted guys

Be geek, watch a movie :: ppcnerds.org :: powerpc addicted guys: "Want to watch a movie in the geek way? Well, you might consider using Geexbox, then.

What is it?

It is a media player. Or better: it is an operating system that fits in a 6 MB ISO and based on the 2.6 Linux kernel (at least for version 0.98 I tested) and the great mplayer media player most of you know. You simply burn the ISO and you get a bootable CD that will recognize most of your hardware (in my case it recognized all of that): video card and its tv-out, sound card and cd/dvd-rom and hard disks. It does not supply a console, but just a menu (look at the screenshots we made and those provided on the project's homepage) with a good range of choices.

You can look to DivX-Xvid, DVD's, VCD's and SVCD's, listen to audio CD or to a mp3's playlist. You can navigate through the menu using your keyboard, as I did, or using a remote controller: as stated on the project's documentation ' GeeXboX can be controlled using a LIRC-compliant remote and receiver. The only officially supported remote is the Remote Wonder, provided by ATI. Many other brands sell exactly the same controller....'.

A LiveCD, but installable, as it often happens. At the boot prompt you can type install and the installation takes place in few steps and few seconds. Tested in both modes, working just fine in both modes.
"

Yamada Language Center: Self-Study Languages

Yamada Language Center: Self-Study Languages: "Self-Study Languages"

Home Page

Welcome to Choctaw Nation!!

Internet Classes

Choctaw Internet Classes

Archived Classes

Archived Classes

Choctaw Language

Choctaw Language

EPSON America, Inc. - Product Information - Epson Stylus Photo R800

EPSON America, Inc. - Product Information - Epson Stylus Photo R800

EPSON America, Inc. - Product Information - Epson Stylus Photo R800

EPSON America, Inc. - Product Information - Epson Stylus Photo R800

Welcome to MediaStreet.com

Welcome to MediaStreet.com

Monday, November 29, 2004

The Official Bluetooth? Wireless Info Site

The Official Bluetooth? Wireless Info Site

Geekzone, mobile forums

Geekzone, mobile forums

Geekzone, mobile forums

Geekzone,Intelsat Americas-7 satellite lost in space:
posted 29/11/2004 17:42:26 NZ
"Intelsat, Ltd. said that its Intelsat Americas-7 satellite experienced a sudden and unexpected electrical distribution anomaly that caused the permanent loss of the spacecraft on 28 November 2004 at approximately 2:30 am EST. Intelsat has made alternative capacity available to most of its IA-7 customers, many of whom have already had their services restored. The company is working with Space/Systems Loral, the manufacturer of the satellite, to identify the cause of the problem. "

Slashdot | Kazaa Trial In Australia Underway

Slashdot | Kazaa Trial In Australia UnderwayPosted by Hemos on Monday November 29, @10:30AM
from the attacking-on-all-fronts dept.
wadiwood writes "Five record companies are suing the makers of Kazaa. Sharman (moved to vanuatu in Feb 2004) say they are not responsible for what their users do with the software. Personally I don't get what Sony is doing selling MP3 players for all your "favourite tunes" and then selling music which they say you are not allowed to copy to their MP3 players, but that's another story."

TrustedReviews

TrustedReviews

Article: Mini nuclear reactor could power apartment blocks ?| New Scientist

Article: Mini nuclear reactor could power apartment blocks ?| New Scientist: "The Rapid-L reactor was conceived as a powerhouse for colonies on the Moon. But at six metres high and only two metres wide this 200-kilowatt reactor could relatively easily fit into the basement of an office building or apartment block, where it would have to be housed in a solid containment building."

Scientists cite breakthrough in producing pure hydrogen

Scientists cite breakthrough in producing pure hydrogen

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Slashdot | Former Turkish DMOZ Editor Draws 10 Months In Jail

Slashdot | Former Turkish DMOZ Editor Draws 10 Months In Jail Insightfull commentary.

[FSFE PR][EN] FSFE becomes WIPO observer

[FSFE PR][EN] FSFE becomes WIPO observer: "Currently there are many threats to the freedom of our society and our economy in a knowledge based society -- from the European Copyright Directive (EUCD) to the expansion of patentability -- originating at least ideologically at UN level and beyond discussion when they are finally passed as national laws. This leaves very little room to attempt to limit the harm and damaging effects. For that reason, FSFE has requested to be granted observer status at the WIPO in 2003, which was confirmed by the Assembly of the Member States of WIPO from 27 September to 5 October, 2004. In the scope of the FSFE WIPO project team [1], the FSFE will work with other players to change WIPO from an organisation that is solely oriented towards monopolisation of knowledge to one that is aimed at increasing the intellectual wealth of all of humankind through a more flexible, sustainable and effective tool set. [2]"

FSF Europe - Free Software Foundation Europe

FSF Europe - Free Software Foundation Europe

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Mnet: doc

Mnet: doc

Benjamin Edelman - Home

Benjamin Edelman - Home

Panasonic car runs on two AA batteries

Panasonic car runs on two AA batteries

www.garageband.com : band profile for Fabco

www.garageband.com : band profile for Fabco

angrycoffee.com - Ogg Vorbis tutorial | home

angrycoffee.com - Ogg Vorbis tutorial | home: "Ogg Vorbis isn't just a pretty name. The 'Ogg' part refers to the Ogg Project, an Open Source multimedia initiative; 'Vorbis' is the name of the actual audio compression format. Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format that sounds better than MP3, and, you guessed it, it's Open Source. We'll get to the significance of a freely developed audio format in a moment. For now suffice it to say that Ogg Vorbis is comparable to compression formats such as AAC, TwinVQ, PAC and MPEG-4."

SourceForge.net: Welcome

SourceForge.net: Welcome

Vorbis.com - Open, Free Audio

Vorbis.com - Open, Free Audio

WINAMP.COM | Player | Product Walkthrough

WINAMP.COM | Player | Product Walkthrough

We discover a record label that isn't evil

We discover a record label that isn't evil: "WHEN MUSICIAN and composer Jan Hanford was signed to an independent record label, she and husband John Buckman were delighted. But despite glowing reviews, Jan's CD ran into a brick wall when the small label tried to bring her music to a wider audience.

'The label got screwed at every turn,' recalls Buckman, 'distributors refused to carry their CDs unless they spent thousands on useless print ads, record stores demanded graft in order to stock the albums, and in general, all forces colluded to prevent this small, progressive label from succeeding... In the end, she sold 1000 CDs, lost all rights to her music for 7 years... and earned a total of $137 in royalties paid.'

Buckman realized there had to be a better way of doing things, for Jan and for other artists who didn't fit in a music industry dominated by giant corporations. So he founded his own record label."

Microsoft doesn't own Excel, it appears

Microsoft doesn't own Excel, it appears: "Excel Software told NewsFactor hacks that it received a cease-and-desist letter about 15 years ago. But it replied by informing Microsoft it had the name first, and it has never heard from the lair of the Vole since. ?"

Xerox tracks your photocopies

Xerox tracks your photocopies: "GIANT PHOTOCOPYING firm Xerox has admitted designing its colour photocopiers so that they put a hidden code on your copy that will help the US government identify you"

the scene server

the scene serverWelcome to the Swiss Scene Server. It's nice to see your interest in art and computer creations of an unofficial union of computer freaks in Switzerland.

This homepage tries to be a central point for all scene related stuff in Switzerland. A point where you can exchange your art stuff, find old and new creations, publish your own creations, find other scene related homepages and exchange news in a modern news database.

Main Page - infoAnarchy Wiki

Main Page - infoAnarchy Wiki

CNN.com - Secret networks protect music swappers - Jul. 29, 2003

CNN.com - Secret networks protect music swappers - Jul. 29, 2003

Welcome to The Educational CyberPlayGround given MSNBC, USA Today, NY Times Hot site awards, is over 1500 pages of content.

Welcome to The Educational CyberPlayGround given MSNBC, USA Today, NY Times Hot site awards, is over 1500 pages of content.

About Gnutella, GNU, Waste

About Gnutella, GNU, Waste

Test

Test

Monday, November 22, 2004

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Saturday, November 13, 2004

August 1997 BeDC: replicants (Extending Track)

August 1997 BeDC: replicants (Extending Track)

YellowBites - News

YellowBites - News: "Welcome to the cyberspace home of YellowBites and the cool stuff they make. To navigate this site, use the bar to your left.

YellowBites is a small company producing native software titles for the BeOS/Zeta platform. Our products will not run on any version of Windows, MacOS, Linux or any other operating system."

java.net: Through the Looking Glass

java.net: Through the Looking Glass: "Having heard a few rumors about Project Looking Glass, I was still unprepared for the difference of this desktop: a translucent 3D space that looked like it had come out of a virtual reality 'playback' experience from Strange Days (Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Tom Sizemore, 1995), an amazing sci-fi thriller that both predates and smokes The Matrix. Looking Glass has been scoffed at as 'eye candy' by technologists, pundits, and users who don't value the emotion of user interface design or the power of word of mouth among the gamer demographic in creating hit software. Looking Glass is dependent upon processor speed and graphics card and system advancements, as well as on the coming of Java 3D. What follows is my interview with Hideya Kawahara, creator of Project Looking Glass."

Lexmark accused of installing spyware - ZDNet UK News

Lexmark accused of installing spyware - ZDNet UK News: "Reports on the comp.periphs.printers Usenet newsgroup claim that Lexmark has been planting spyware on its customers' PCs in the form of undocumented software that monitors the use of its printers and silently reports back to a Lexmark-owned company Web site."

Black Box Voting - Bev Harris - one of the leading groups doing voting machine investigations. A nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer protection group for

Black Box Voting - Bev Harris - one of the leading groups doing voting machine investigations. A nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer protection group for elections.

Bushed

Bushed: "You've probably already seen the reports of things like the voting machines whose memory cartridges began counting backwards once they'd reached a certain number of votes, the 800-voter Ohio precinct that recorded nearly 4,000 votes for Bush, or the Florida counties where high percentages of registered Democrats nonetheless translated into low percentages of votes for Kerry."

Wired News: House Dems Seek Election Inquiry

Wired News: House Dems Seek Election Inquiry: "Three congressmen sent a letter to the General Accountability Office on Friday requesting an investigation into irregularities with voting machines used in Tuesday's elections.

The congressmen, Democratic members of the House of Representatives from Florida, New York and Michigan, cited a number of incidents that came to light in the days after the election. One was a glitch in Ohio that caused a memory card reader made by Danaher Controls to give George W. Bush 3,893 more votes than he should have received. Another was a problem with memory cards in North Carolina that caused machines made by UniLect to lose 4,500 votes cast on e-voting machines. The votes were lost when the number of votes cast on the machines exceeded the capacity of the memory cards."

Voter Protection Center - EIRS 1.0.5

Voter Protection Center - EIRS 1.0.5

Bushed

BushedIn the 2000 election, the problem was that the numbers in Florida (not the only such state but the most obvious) were within the margin for error. This time round, there seem to have been at least two such states – Ohio and New Mexico. This seems to me the key issue: probably no system we ever devise will be perfectly accurate down to a single vote, so there will always be a percentage difference below which the count is unreliable.

Slashdot has been collecting reports, of course, but the central clearinghouse is the Election Incident Reporting System site, where more than 31,000 incidents were logged and counted. The raw numbers don't tell you anything, of course. Many of the logged incidents are minor-league stuff, like people who have been issued with absentee ballots wanting to vote in person instead, or people unable to find their polling places. What matters, and will take much more lengthy analysis, is the pattern of these incidents.

Marketing Shift: Internet Marketing Research Blog of Jason Dowdell

Marketing Shift: Internet Marketing Research Blog of Jason Dowdell

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Mediendienst 11-2004-Thema6

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Mediendienst 11-2004-Thema6

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Canon UK - Digital IXUS 500

Canon UK - Digital IXUS 500

CJR November/December 2004: Blinded by Science

CJR November/December 2004: Blinded by ScienceHow ‘Balanced’ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality

By Chris Mooney

On May 22, 2003, the Los Angeles Times printed a front-page story by Scott Gold, its respected Houston bureau chief, about the passage of a law in Texas requiring abortion doctors to warn women that the procedure might cause breast cancer. Virtually no mainstream scientist believes that the so-called ABC link actually exists — only anti-abortion activists do. Accordingly, Gold’s article noted right off the bat that the American Cancer Society discounts the “alleged link” and that anti-abortionists have pushed for “so-called counseling” laws only after failing in their attempts to have abortion banned. Gold also reported that the National Cancer Institute had convened “more than a hundred of the world’s experts” to assess the ABC theory, which they rejected. In comparison to these scientists, Gold noted, the author of the Texas counseling bill — who called the ABC issue “still disputed” — had “a professional background in property management.”

Schneier on Security: The Problem with Electronic Voting Machines

Schneier on Security: The Problem with Electronic Voting MachinesIn the aftermath of the U.S.’s 2004 election, electronic voting machines are again in the news. Computerized machines lost votes, subtracted votes instead of adding them, and doubled votes. Because many of these machines have no paper audit trails, a large number of votes will never be counted. And while it is unlikely that deliberate voting-machine fraud changed the result of the presidential election, the Internet is buzzing with rumors and allegations of fraud in a number of different jurisdictions and races. It is still too early to tell if any of these problems affected any individual elections. Over the next several weeks we'll see whether any of the information crystallizes into something significant.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Big green energy machines - The Industrial Physicist

Big green energy machines - The Industrial Physicist: "A more developed design might circulate oxygen and add methane when needed by local injection to make expansion almost isothermic. Dual cycles, maximum capacity, and changes in temperature in the regenerator with such dense gases all need to be imaginatively considered by physicists and engineers in a grand concourse of designs.

Fortunately for transmitting mechanical power, the high pressures shrink the machinery in a revolutionary way and so permit the turbine to rotate very fast. The generator could then also turn very fast, operating at high frequency, and appropriate power electronics would slow the generated electricity to 60 cycles."

Monday, November 08, 2004

Windows 2000/XP SP Slipstreaming

Windows 2000/XP SP Slipstreaming

Home of nuhi - nLite homepage

Home of nuhi - nLite homepage

Is Microsoft Ready to Assert IP Rights over the Internet?

Is Microsoft Ready to Assert IP Rights over the Internet?: "Some of the RFC protocols that Microsoft asserts that it may have IP rights over, such as the TCP/IP protocols and the DNS (Domain Name System), form the very bedrock of the Internet's network infrastructure.

'Microsoft does not specify how this list of protocols was derived and to what extent they have investigated their possible rights holdings over these protocols,' Blunk said. 'The list appears to be a near but not completely exhaustive list of public protocols implemented in Microsoft products."
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"Further, because Microsoft provides no reference to any proof of applicable rights holdings [such as patent numbers], it is impossible to ascertain whether Microsoft indeed has legitimate rights holdings."

Friday, November 05, 2004

Computer Laboratory - Xen virtual machine monitor

Computer Laboratory - Xen virtual machine monitor: "Modern computers are sufficiently powerful to use virtualization to present the illusion of many smaller virtual machines (VMs), each running a separate operating system instance. Successful partitioning of a machine to support the concurrent execution of multiple operating systems poses several challenges. Firstly, virtual machines must be isolated from one another: it is not acceptable for the execution of one to adversely affect the performance of another. This is particularly true when virtual machines are owned by mutually untrusting users. Secondly, it is necessary to support a variety of different operating systems to accommodate the heterogeneity of popular applications. Thirdly, the performance overhead introduced by virtualization should be small.

Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Xen is Open Source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. We have a fully functional ports of Linux 2.4 and 2.6 running over Xen, and regularly use it for running demanding applications like MySQL, Apache and PostgreSQL. Any Linux distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Mandrake) should run unmodified over the ported OS.

In addition to Linux, members of Xen's user community have contributed or are working on ports to other operating systems such as NetBSD (Christian Limpach), FreeBSD (Kip Macy) and Plan 9 (Ron Minnich). A port of Windows XP was developed for an earlier version of Xen, but is not available for release due to licensce restrictions."

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Screenshots...: If you talk bad about President Bush...

Screenshots...: If you talk bad about President Bush...: "It. Is. A. Federal. Crime.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000871----000-.html:
'Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.'

In the legal application of that rule on a similar case, where the threat was clearly not an actual threat, see here:
Watts v. United States, 394 U.S. 705 (1969).

Point is, she's clearly innocent of any real attempt to kill the president. But what she did was enough to warrant an investigation."

Screenshots...: If you talk bad about President Bush...

Screenshots...: If you talk bad about President Bush...: "They can harass a blogger but they couldn't stop Sept 11th? WTF?"

Screenshots...: If you talk bad about President Bush...

Screenshots...: If you talk bad about President Bush...: "In the so-called 'Land of the Free', the Secret Service can even harass a blogger who pokes fun at President Bush in a weblog or in a satire. This is how she-blogger Annie pleads, and how she mitigates the unenviable situation by erasing all that she has said that 'offended' the-power-that-be in USA (but Google cache remains):"

anniesj: a word to the wise

anniesj: a word to the wise: "For all my LJ-loving friends, this is a word of warning, a word to the wise, and a word of utter exhaustion after the wringer I've been put through in the last twenty-four hours.

A couple of weeks ago, following the last presidential debate, I said some rather inflammatory things about George W. Bush in a public post in my LJ, done in a satirical style. We laughed, we ranted, we all said some things. I thought it was a fairly harmless (and rather obvious) attempt at humor in the face of annoyance, and while a couple of people were offended, as is typical behavior from me, I saw something shiny and forgot about it, thinking that the whole thing was over and done and nothing else would come of what I said.

I was wrong.

At 9:45 last night, the Secret Service showed up on my mother's front door to talk to me about what I said about the President, as what I said could apparently be misconstrued as a threat to his life. After about ten minutes of talking to me and my family, they quickly came to the conclusion that I was not a threat to national security (mostly because we are the least threatening people in the entire world) and told me that they would not recommend that any further action be taken with my case. However, I do now have a file with the FBI that includes my photograph, my e-mail address, and the location of my LJ. This will follow me around for the rest of my life, regardless of the fact that the Secret Service knows that I am not a threat.

Obviously, I cannot link to the original LJ post that I made, because I have removed it from my LJ to protect myself and those who commented in that thread from receiving any further visits from the FBI. I apologized for the miscommunication, though I did *not* apologize for voicing my opinion of George W. Bush. I will never apologize for speaking my mind. I will, however, apologize when I say something wrong way and for unintentionally offending/threatening someone, because I am an extremely nonviolent person.
"

Blogger gets night visit from US Secret Service

Blogger gets night visit from US Secret Service: "Secret Service came a-knockin' on Annie at 9:45 PM, but arrived quickly at the conclusion that she wasn't a threat to National Security, more a chick living at home with her mum. Nonetheless, they made sure she got a file at the FBI including her photo, email, and medical records. I guess those boys really like to give the full service.

Agents told her that they had received a report (presumably saying that someone had dared to question the motives, sanity or intellectual capacity of The War President) from another blogger who had been reading Annie's site, and therefore followed up. Achtung!

The tale is a lesson to us all. Number one lesson is that what happens on the internet can and will bite you on the ass in real life. We've seen it time and time again with internet affairs and sordid emails - now, you'd better watch where you put your political commentating toes. Number two is that no matter how cool and geeky the community - and LiveJournal is both - there will always be someone that ruins it for everyone else. And they will probably be Republican."

Australian software checks US voter fraud

Australian software checks US voter fraud:

PHPSurveyor, a PHP based online survey tool is being used by Verified Voting Foundation, a non-partisan body which was set up after the 2000 US elections, as part of their Election Incident Reporting System.

Jason Cleeland, the developer of the application told the Sydney Morning Herald that he was really excited that his application was being used to monitor electronic voting machines which are being used have no paper trail.

The unbearable Internet Explorerness of configuration

The unbearable Internet Explorerness of configurationLose the JavaScript, Active-X, VB Script, applets…and make the damn thing so simple any browser can read it. This cannot be impossible, given that – again – it's not so long since you could do the whole thing with Telnet and text.

[math/0405509] There Are Infinitely Many Prime Twins

[math/0405509] There Are Infinitely Many Prime Twins

From cells to bells, 10 things the Chinese do far better than we do A comparative list compiled by JAN WONG @ workopolis.com

From cells to bells, 10 things the Chinese do far better than we do A comparative list compiled by JAN WONG @ workopolis.com

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Keyes-Obama debate 3 (Religion and Gay marriage)

Obama making little sense, Keyes making none. Obama argues that gays should have the same civil rights as other citizens, which means I guess that he thinks they do not now have those rights? Keyes makes me think that a psychiatric eval. should be required of everyone running for political office.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

London continues to be flooded by sewage

London continues to be flooded by sewage: "LONDONERS faced with many tons of sewage being dumped in their streets and parks whenever it rains too much are likely to get scant re-assurance from Watervoice today, which claims to be a 'strong voice' representing water and sewage customers in the UK."

BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS- US Elections MapVery impressive summary of the US election.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Florida ballot papers go missing

BBC NEWS | Americas | Florida ballot papers go missing: "Some 60,000 absentee ballots were despatched by authorities in Broward County, north of Miami, this month.

However, only 2,000 of them have been delivered.

Florida was the centre of controversies which delayed the result in 2000, with George W Bush eventually declared the winner in the state by 537 votes."

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Vacation Network, Inc - decided to sell our timeshare - I have called many times to find out why it has not sold and all I ever get is the run around: "Several years ago my husband and I decided to sell our timeshare through a company called Vacation Network, Inc. I beleive that we listed our timeshare with them five years ago to be exact and they have not done a thing to sell it, rent it or even contact us.
"

Homo floresiensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Homo floresiensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Homo floresiensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Steves Digicams - Epson Stylus Photo R800 Printer

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


PRATT & WHITNEY THERMAL NUCLEAR ROCKET ENTRY: TRITON

This engine is not a jet, however and is powered by Nuclear Fission. It seems that P&W has responded to the need for Mars transportation by inventing the first commercially viable nuclear thermal rocket. They have improved upon the NERVA NRX design from the 60's, and have even solved the graphite ablation problem! This engine makes an "inexpensive" trip to Mars is possible."

Sunday, October 24, 2004

PhysOrg: Green Plants for Mars Mission

PhysOrg: Green Plants for Mars Mission

The New York Times > Business > Record Labels Said to Be Next on Spitzer List for Scrutiny

The New York Times > Business > Record Labels Said to Be Next on Spitzer List for Scrutiny: "liot Spitzer, the New York State attorney general, has recently taken on a procession of corporate powers from Wall Street analysts to mutual funds to insurance brokers. Now he is casting his eyes on the music industry, particularly its practices for influencing what songs are heard on the public airwaves.

According to several people involved, investigators in Mr. Spitzer's office have served subpoenas on the four major record corporations - the Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the EMI Group and the Warner Music Group - seeking copies of contracts, billing records and other information detailing their ties to independent middlemen who pitch new songs to radio programmers in New York State.

The inquiry encompasses all the major radio formats and is not aiming at any individual record promoter, these people said. Mr. Spitzer and representatives for the record companies declined to comment."

Wired News: When War Games Meet Video Games

Wired News: When War Games Meet Video Games: "War games that consider these scenarios are not new for the military, but they have never been attempted on such a grand scale, according to Blank. For instance, the simulation that JFCom is currently testing allows enemy forces (the 'red team') to hide up to 3,000 operatives in any of 65,000 buildings. The opposing 'blue team,' meanwhile, controls about 300 agents who use various tools to track the enemies.

The trick to keeping all this in motion is running the program on two Linux-based supercomputers, one at the Maui High Performance Computing Center in Hawaii and the other at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and using concepts borrowed from artificial intelligence research to allow many of the characters in the simulation to make their own decisions without human input. This allows JFCom to run the simulations with only 30 or so human players at a time. These players consist mainly of retired military leaders and contractors who consult for the Department of Defense."

Salon.com Life | Would you drink this water?

Salon.com Life | Would you drink this water?: "NEWater looks like any other glacier-clear bottled H20. Except it gushes from the toilets of Singapore instead of a bubbling spring."

Feature Article

Titan Calling In a collaboration with the European Space Agency, Cassini, in addition to its own suite of scientific instruments designed to scan Saturn and its moons, carries a hitchhiker—a lander probe called Huygens. A stubby cone 3 meters across, Huygens was built for a single purpose: to pierce the cloaking methane atmosphere of Titan and report its findings back to Cassini for relay to Earth.

So it was quite a shock when Boris Smeds, a graying, Swedish, 26-year ESA veteran [see photo, "Unsung Hero"], who normally specializes in solving problems related to the agency's network of ground stations, discovered in early 2000 that Cassini's receiver was in danger of scrambling Huygens's data beyond recognition.

smugmug - onethumb's photo galleries

smugmug - onethumb's photo galleries

Adventure Rider photo galleries - powered by smugmug

Adventure Rider photo galleries - powered by smugmug

Friday, October 22, 2004

Scientists slice graphite into atom-thick sheets | The Register

Scientists slice graphite into atom-thick sheets | The Register: "An international team of scientists has made a new material just one atom thick, by extracting a single plane of carbon from a graphite crystal. Known as graphene, the new fabric effectively exists in just two dimensions, and could pave the way for computers built from single molecules.

In the latest edition of Science, published tomorrow, the scientists from Manchester University and Chernogolovka, Russia, explain that the atomic sheet is a fullerene molecule. Fullerenes are a class of carbon molecules discovered in the last twenty years. The first, the famous football-shaped Carbon-60 molecule, was named for architect Buckminster Fuller, because of its resemblance to his geodesic dome structures."

Security Report: Windows vs Linux | The Register

Security Report: Windows vs Linux | The Register

Gizmodo : Blu-Ray Has Already Won

Gizmodo : Blu-Ray Has Already Won

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

2003 Suzuki V-Strom--Winter 2004

2003 Suzuki V-Strom--Winter 2004 Some nice reviews of the V-Strom.

Adventure Rider

Adventure Rider

visordown - powered by vBulletin

visordown - powered by vBulletin

Suzuki V-Strom DL 1000 / DL 650 Info and Accessories

Suzuki V-Strom DL 1000 / DL 650 Info and Accessories

OBERON - OBERON - OBERON - OBERON - DL1000 V-Strom

OBERON - OBERON - OBERON - OBERON - DL1000 V-Strom: "DL1000 Bar End Weights "

: "I installed a set of Magura Aluminium X-Line handle bars on my V-Strom. I was always annoyed by the mirrors dancing around on every bump, and thought the my handle bars to flex too much on bumpy roads. As well I did not feel the angle (offset) of the stocker to be comfortable for me."

DL1000 V-Strom: Discount Motorcycle Accessories from California Sport Touring, Inc.

DL1000 V-Strom: Discount Motorcycle Accessories from California Sport Touring, Inc.

Kouba Link

Kouba Link

Saturday, October 16, 2004

uwnews.org - News and Information from the University of Washington

uwnews.org - News and Information from the University of Washington: "A new means of propelling spacecraft being developed at the University of Washington could dramatically cut the time needed for astronauts to travel to and from Mars and could make humans a permanent fixture in space.

In fact, with magnetized-beam plasma propulsion, or mag-beam, quick trips to distant parts of the solar system could become routine, said Robert Winglee, a UW Earth and space sciences professor who is leading the project.

Currently, using conventional technology and adjusting for the orbits of both the Earth and Mars around the sun, it would take astronauts about 2.5 years to travel to Mars, conduct their scientific mission and return.

'We're trying to get to Mars and back in 90 days,' Winglee said. 'Our philosophy is that, if it's going to take two-and-a-half years, the chances of a successful mission are pretty low.'

Mag-beam is one of 12 proposals that this month began receiving support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Institute for Advanced Concepts. Each gets $75,000 for a six-month study to validate the concept and identify challenges in developing it. Projects that make it through that phase are eligible for as much as $400,000 more over two years."

Friday, October 15, 2004

Article: Genesis crash linked to upside-down design?| New Scientist

Article: Genesis crash linked to upside-down design?| New Scientist: "The sensors, which are estimated to be less than an inch (2.5 centimetres) wide, were apparently installed in a circuit board in the wrong orientation - rotated 180? from the correct direction. But the problem stemmed not from the installation but the design, by Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland."

Wired News: All-Science TV Network Kicks Off

Wired News: All-Science TV Network Kicks Off: "Just in time for a close presidential election in which science policy could actually influence the outcome, an all-science, all-the-time television network has launched its first broadcast, which tackles the hot topic of stem-cell research.

The Science Network's first show is a seminar featuring the world's pre-eminent embryonic-stem-cell researchers, including Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly the sheep, and Jamie Thomson, who isolated the first embryonic stem cell. It airs throughout October on UCTV, the University of California's television network."

A spectroscopic atlas of Deneb (A2 Iae) $\lambda\lambda$3826-5212

A spectroscopic atlas of Deneb (A2 Iae) $\lambda\lambda$3826-5212

Samir's Home

Samir's Home

Wikiverse - a world of knowledge

Wikiverse - a world of knowledge

The Electronic Sky

The Electronic Sky

All Star Line Up

All Star Line Up

PP3 -- Celestial Chart Generation

PP3 -- Celestial Chart Generation Very nice.

1st Page 2000 : Html Editor : Web Editor : Php Editor : Website Builder : Html Code

1st Page 2000 : Html Editor : Web Editor : Php Editor : Website Builder : Html Code

NewsForge | ZoneMinder: Linux home security par excellence

NewsForge | ZoneMinder: Linux home security par excellence: "I recently installed a remote home camera security system using wireless Internet cameras and a fine free software application for Linux called ZoneMinder. The cameras are installed at a friend's house, and the application runs at mine. ZoneMinder is powerful, feature-rich, and sophisticated."

Thursday, October 14, 2004

general.html

general.html

GRITS - A celebration of Southern cooking and kitchen traditions

GRITS - A celebration of Southern cooking and kitchen traditions: "Directions

We in the south make the best iced tea you'll find. Maybe it's how it's done, or maybe it is the water in the south, or maybe it's just that a southern belle has put a lot of TLC into making the tea. Who knows!

We recommend Luzianne Tea Bags if available.

Place the two cups water in a pot and add the tea bags. Bring to a boil, do not continue boiling. Remove from heat and let steep. Pour warm tea into empty pitcher. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Fill remaining pitcher with cold water.

Optional - some women say they use less water and add ice to the tea."

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Pirates&Nomads Mod Download Page

Pirates&Nomads Mod Download Page

phpBB.com :: Creating Communities

phpBB.com :: Creating Communities

Heimidal.net

Heimidal.net: "Internet Explorer Sucks
IE logo

Many web developers have argued over the past few years that Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser is one of the worst-supported applications available on any platform. This doesn't negate the fact that IE for Windows is the single most widely used piece of software in existence today. This article is meant to illustrate a few key points:"

Engadget - www.engadget.com

Engadget - www.engadget.com

Olympus E-300 Digital SLR (EVOLT): Digital Photography Review

Olympus E-300 Digital SLR (EVOLT): Digital Photography Review

Processor.com: POS at Processor, KVM Switches, Used Cisco, RS6000

Processor.com: POS at Processor, KVM Switches, Used Cisco, RS6000

Man jailed for publishing web demo pics

Man jailed for publishing web demo pics: "A KURDISH Syrian journalism student has been jailed for three years for reporting on a pro-Kurdish demonstration on his website. Massud Hamed posted pictures of the demo on the website and was promply charged by a state security court with 'belonging to a secret organisation' and 'attempting to attach part of Syrian territory to a third country'."

kare11.com : Minneapolis, St. Paul

kare11.com : Minneapolis, St. Paul

azdualsports @ www.ezboard.com

azdualsports @ www.ezboard.com

Discount Air Tickets for Japan

Discount Air Tickets for Japan

While regular airfares on domestic routes remain high (see map at the bottom of the page), a wide array of discount offers has made domestic air travel very attractive and competitive in recent years. In fact, there so many discount plans, that only very few travelers are ever paying regular fares.

japan-guide.com - Japan Travel and Living Guide

japan-guide.com - Japan Travel and Living Guide

Let's Learn

Let's Learn

Monday, October 11, 2004

the story of the virungas

the story of the virungas

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'New' giant ape found in DR Congo

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'New' giant ape found in DR Congo

Shopsmith - Articles and Projects - Bookcase Project

Shopsmith - Articles and Projects - Bookcase Project

flight

Boat Designs from the 1940's: Treasures from the Past

Flight is a 19' 6" outboard cruiser that evokes the mahogany era when Chris Craft and Century boats were rumbling about on lakes across the US. Restored today, these inboard and outboard cruisers often sell for $10,000 and upward--if you can find one. My Radcraft is an outboard runabout from two decades later, but it still has some of the same qualities. I know that every time I take her out cruising, people wave and gawk--while at the same time, they don't give a second glance to a high cost fiberglass boat that's rushing by. While my old 30 hp. Johnson can't push me above 25 mph, it's plenty of motor for the 1/4" mahogany ply skin on a choppy lake.

CHW Online - Project - Bathroom Wall Cabinet

CHW Online - Project - Bathroom Wall Cabinet

Free Woodworking Plans On The Internet !

Free Woodworking Plans On The Internet !

Woodworking Online: Guide to carpentry and woodworking

Woodworking Online: Guide to carpentry and woodworking

Sunday, October 10, 2004

By the People: Election 2004 . Deciding Votes: Perspectives on Choosing a President | PBS

By the People: Election 2004 . Deciding Votes: Perspectives on Choosing a President | PBS

interesting-people by thread

interesting-people by thread

PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column

PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column: "And Microsoft could use the help since it continues to have the daylights beat out of it in court by little Burst.com. As you may recall from earlier columns, Burst, a two-person dot-com survivor from Santa Rosa, Calif., where I used to live, has been suing Microsoft for two years for anti-trust, breach of contract, restraint of trade, and patent infringement. In the great panoply of Microsoft civil anti-trust lawsuits, Burst's might be the last, and for Microsoft, it has to be the worst because Redmond looks so bad. This week, the news from recently unsealed court documents is that Microsoft may have deliberately lied not only to Burst, but also to the other anti-trust litigants right up to and including the U.S. Department of Justice."

researchpaperSANE.pdf (application/pdf Object)

researchpaperSANE.pdf (application/pdf Object)"Members of the Bits of Freedom group conducted a test to see how much it would take for a service provider to take down a website hosting public domain material, and have published their results. They signed up with 10 providers and put online a work by Dutch author Multatuli, who died over 100 years ago. They stated that the work was in the public domain, and that it was written in 1871. They then set up a fake society to claim to be the copyright holders of the work. From a Hotmail address, they sent out complaints to all 10 of the providers. 7 out of 10 complied and removed the site, one within just 3 hours.

The Austin Chronicle: News: The Hightower Report

The Austin Chronicle: News: The Hightower Report Trust us, plead the makers of electronic voting machines – our touch-screen systems are state-of-the-art, foolproof marvels!

But – oops – in a couple of recent, high-profile tests, the computers glitched and the makers of the machines had virtual egg all over their faces. First up was Sequoia Voting Systems. Boasting that its machines deliver "nothing less than 100% accuracy," it held a demonstration of its newest technology for California senate staffers in August.

Imagine Sequoia's 100% embarrassment when its machine balked during demonstration votes on a Spanish-language ballot. The testers punched in their votes on the touch screen ... but – oops – the machine did not record the votes, apparently having lost them somewhere in cyberspace. Luckily, this was a test of Sequoia's new system that includes a paper record of every vote – and the paper trail revealed the computer's error, which otherwise would have been undetected, disenfranchising the voter.

The lesson is obvious: These machines must have a paper backup.

NYC.gov

NYC.gov

The Austin Chronicle: News: The Hightower Report

The Austin Chronicle: News: The Hightower Report

HOME: OCTOBER 8, 2004: NEWS: THE HIGHTOWER REPORT
The Hightower Report
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
NEW YORK'S GOOBERHEAD MAYOR

Time for another Gooberhead Award – presented periodically to those in the news who have their tongues going 100 miles an hour ... but who forgot to put their brains in gear.

Today's Goober is Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of the Big Apple. Hizzoner was in the national spotlight during August's Republican National Convention in New York City – and the glare revealed some very ugly wrinkles inside his soul. Bloomberg showed himself to be stunningly callous to our country's most fundamental liberty – the right to assemble in public and speak out about any and all policies with which we disagree. He used the New York police as a bludgeon to crack down on dissenters who were engaged in totally lawful protests; then, he asserted that "every NYPD officer did a great job."

TerraDaily.com - Your Portal To Earth

TerraDaily.com - Your Portal To Earth

SpaceWar.com - Your Portal To Military Space

SpaceWar.com - Your Portal To Military Space

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

Space Spuds To The Rescue

Space Spuds To The Rescue

Universe Today - Current News

Universe Today - Current News

Universe Today - Astronomers on Supernova High Alert

Universe Today - Astronomers on Supernova High Alert: "NASA's High-Energy Transient Explorer (HETE-2) has spotted three different powerful blasts of x-ray radiation over the last few weeks, and if astronomers' models hold true, these are precursors to much more powerful gamma-ray bursts, which have been linked with supernovae. Many telescopes around the world will be studying the regions that these x-ray flashes happened, hoping to catch a supernova in the act of exploding.
"

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Department of State Washington File: Text: Genome Shows How Ocean Algae Helps Absorb Carbon Dioxide

Department of State Washington File: Text: Genome Shows How Ocean Algae Helps Absorb Carbon Dioxide: "These organisms are incredibly important in the global carbon cycle,' says Virginia Armbrust, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography and lead author of the Science paper. Together, the single-celled organisms generate as much as 40 percent of the 50 billion to 55 billion tons of organic carbon produced each year in the sea and in the process use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. And they are an important food source for many other marine organisms.

Scientists would like to better understand how these organisms react to changes in sea temperatures, the amount of light penetrating the oceans, and nutrients. 'Oceanographers thought we understood how diatoms use nitrogen, but we discovered they have a urea cycle, something no one ever suspected,' Armbrust says. A urea cycle is a nitrogen waste pathway found in animals and has never before been seen in a photosynthetic eukaryote like a diatom, she says. Nitrogen is crucial for diatom growth and is often in short supply in seawater, depending on ocean conditions. The genome work revealed that the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana has the genes to produce urea-cycle enzymes that may help to reduce its dependence on nitrogen from the surrounding waters.

The genome work also shed additional light on how this diatom species uses fats, or lipids, which it is known to store in huge amounts. 'Learning the actual pathways they use to metabolize their fats helps explain the ability of diatoms to withstand long periods with little sunlight--even to overwinter--and then start growing really rapidly once they return to sunlight,' she says.
"

Washington HyperFile

Washington HyperFile

Washington HyperFile - East Asia Edition

Washington HyperFile - East Asia Edition

Department of State Washington File: Text: International Scientists Watch Sky for Possible Supernova

Department of State Washington File: Text: International Scientists Watch Sky for Possible Supernova: "'Each burst has been beautiful,' Ricker said. 'Depending on how these evolve, they could support important theories about supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. These past two weeks have been like 'cock, fire, reload.' Nature keeps on delivering, and our HETE-2 satellite keeps on responding flawlessly,' he said.'

Gamma ray bursts are the most powerful explosions known other than the Big Bang. Many appear to be caused by the death of a massive star collapsing into a black hole. Others might be from merging black holes or neutron stars. In either case, the event likely produces twin, narrow jets in opposite directions, which carry off tremendous amounts of energy. If one of jets points to Earth, we see this energy as a gamma ray burst. "

Science Blog - After Trio of Explosions, Scientists Say Supernova Is Imminent

Science Blog - After Trio of Explosions, Scientists Say Supernova Is Imminent: "Three powerful blasts from three wholly different regions in space have left scientists scrambling. The blasts, which lasted only a few seconds, might be early alert systems for star explosions called supernovae, which could start appearing any day now.

The first two blasts, called X-ray flashes, occurred on September 12 and 16. These were followed by a more powerful burst on September 24 that seems to be on the cusp between an X-ray flash and a full-fledged gamma-ray burst, a discovery interesting in its own right. If these signals lead to supernovae, as expected, scientists would have a tool to predict star explosions and then watch them go off from start to finish."

Science Blog - Lice Genes Show Modern, Ancient Humans Made Contact

Science Blog - Lice Genes Show Modern, Ancient Humans Made Contact
The analysis of lice genes also confirmed two other key developments in human evolution. First, it verified studies showing how and when various species branched off the family tree of primates and humans. Second, it confirmed the “out of Africa” theory that the population of Homo sapiens mushroomed after a small band of the early humans left Africa sometime between 150,000 and 50,000 years ago.

Science Blog - Radio astronomers remove the blindfold

Science Blog - Radio astronomers remove the blindfold: "using e-VLBI, we have removed that blindfold; we can process the observations taken at a number of locations around the world at once, in real time. In future, this technique will allow us to take much better images than previously possible, revealing in much greater detail the Universe around us.''

e-VLBI uses new dedicated internet infrastructures (called research networks) in the participating countries, so that data from all the telescopes can be relayed rapidly to a centre in the Netherlands where the data are combined and sent back to the astronomers, who then produce the images. "

Friday, October 08, 2004

flat assembler - View topic - FASM for BeOS

flat assembler - View topic - FASM for BeOS

flat assembler

flat assembler: "Welcome to the site of flat assembler! This is a place dedicated to assembly language programming for x86 systems and contains many resources for both beginners and advanced assembly programmers. This site is still under construction (and perhaps it will always be), but hopefully you'll find here some useful materials, no matter whether you are trying to learn the assembly language, or just are looking for the solution for some particular problem."

A Simple Guide to Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 - OSNews.com

A Simple Guide to Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 - OSNews.com: "Slipstreaming a Service Pack, is the process to integrate the Service Pack into the installation so that with every new installation the Operating System and Service Pack are installed at the same time."

ZetaJournal - Where users publish news

ZetaJournal - Where users publish news

ICO Shop

ICO Shop $99 for Zeta

The ZETA System

The ZETA System

BeBits - The Best Source of BeOS Software!

BeBits - The Best Source of BeOS Software!

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews: "analytic reviews in 30 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences."

LinuxDevices.com -- your embedded Linux resource

LinuxDevices.com -- your embedded Linux resource

wang_pnas.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Superhard carbon phase synthesized by cold compression of carbon nanotubes /pdf

Thursday, October 07, 2004

EE Times Online

EE Times Online

E-voting vendor is a bully

E-voting vendor is a bully: "Diebold misrepresented its claims when it sent threatening letters to the ISPs of students who had posted the company's internal documents online.

Diebold claimed the documents violated its copyrights under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and demanded that they be removed.

Several items seemed to reinforce concerns about electronic voting.

US District Judge Jeremy Fogel said that no reasonable copyright holder could have believed that the portions of the e-mail archive discussing possible technical problems with Diebold's voting machines were protected by copyright."

Whisper Tech : Developers Of WhisperGen, The Low Maintenance Home Heat & Power Generator And Developers Of The Wobble Yoke And Stirling Engine

Whisper Tech : Developers Of WhisperGen, The Low Maintenance Home Heat & Power Generator And Developers Of The Wobble Yoke And Stirling Engine

Air conditioning-Carrier air conditioners-furnaces and more

Air conditioning-Carrier air conditioners-furnaces and more

FSC: Forest Stewardship Council

FSC: Forest Stewardship Council

Green Building: Contruction/Demolition

Green Building: Contruction/Demolition

Newegg.com -- Online Computer Parts, Peripherals, Components, and Accessories

Newegg.com -- Online Computer Parts, Peripherals, Components, and Accessories

Dilbert House - Guided Tour

Dilbert House - Guided Tour

SafeCrete.com - AAC Internet Sales / AAC Products / AAC Information / AAC Construction

SafeCrete.com - AAC Internet Sales / AAC Products / AAC Information / AAC Construction

Solar Tube Tubular Skylight Dealer, Solatube Texas

Solar Tube Tubular Skylight Dealer, Solatube Texas

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Document Archive

Document Archive: "Document Archive is a database written in Perl to help you (and your workgroup) keeping track of the vast amount of electronic documents and BibTeX entries you might have in use. The underlying database is MySQL (because it's addressed through Perl's DBI, it might work with others as well).

It's meant to be an alternative to .bib files and a complicated directory structure of document files. Although it's a web-based application command line frontends to the most important features will be developed. Some work on integration into the great browser suites Mozilla and Firefox has also been done."

Article: T. rex descended from feathered ancestor?| New Scientist

Article: T. rex descended from feathered ancestor?| New Scientist: "Chinese palaeontologists have uncovered the most complete fossil yet of an ancestral tyrannosaur, and found that filamentary protofeathers covered its body. Feathers and protofeathers had been found on related dinosaurs, but not on an early tyrannosauroid."

Article: Quark forces attract Nobel Prize in Physics?| New Scientist

Article: Quark forces attract Nobel Prize in Physics?| New Scientist: "What Gross, Politzer and Wilczek calculated was that the force between the quarks grows stronger as the distance between them increases. This means that particles fired into the proton can rattle off the quarks inside but, as the quarks move off, the force on them grows stronger, preventing them escaping the proton.

"

Friday, October 01, 2004

Gaming Guardians- Sunday, May 7, 2000

Gaming Guardians- Sunday, May 7, 2000

Basil Flint, P.I. - Friday, October 1, 2004

Basil Flint, P.I. - Friday, October 1, 2004

New Scientist | Evolution of the Car

New Scientist | Evolution of the Car: "They found that 90 per cent of the fuel was concentrated in a thin jet behind the V-shaped shock wave, with the densest concentration of fuel right behind the shock front. And while the gas in the chamber slowed down the leading edge of the fuel jet, the trailing edge moved several times faster, at supersonic velocity. As the tail end of the fuel jet caught up with the leading edge, most of the fuel became concentrated in a blob just behind the point of the shock cone. 'Nobody knows why that should be, but we're going to try and find out,' Wang told New Scientist."

Exercise

Exercise


25 reps on the rowing machine

Diet

Breakfast


1 hard boiled egg
1 hamburger (250 calories)

weight

Weight


230 pounds

Dragon Tails the webcomic

Dragon Tails the webcomic

newsobserver.com | Opinion

newsobserver.com | Opinion: "A case of insecure browsing
Exploring missed opportunities in the Microsoft antitrust suit

By ANDREW CHIN

CHAPEL HILL -- United States v. Microsoft, the most celebrated antitrust case in a generation, quietly ended its six-year run Wednesday, as the Supreme Court's deadline to file a final appeal passed without a whimper from any of the parties. Little comfort can be taken from the legal system's silence."

The Strangerhood

The Strangerhood

Yahoo! News - Lawmaker expresses "dismay" that White House allegedly wrote Allawi speech

Yahoo! News - Lawmaker expresses "dismay" that White House allegedly wrote Allawi speech: "In a letter to the White House, a leading US Senate Democrat expressed 'profound dismay' that the White House allegedly wrote a large portion of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech to Congress last week."

CPD: 2004 Debate Transcript

CPD: 2004 Debate Transcript

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Exercise

Exercise


20 reps on the rowing machine

Diet

Breakfast


1 cup of 1% milkfat cottage cheese
2 cups of salad
30 ounces of tea
8 ounces of liver

Weight

Weight

230 pounds

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Diet

Lunch


1 hard boiled egg
1 cup of 1% milkfat cottage cheese
1 cup of salad
3/4 cup of Sauerkraut
4 ounces of beef
12 ounces of water

Cat

Kitten

My little kitten is really growing up. Still not quite a cat yet. She is beautifull, a silver and black tabby with just a touch of brown here and there.

Exercise

Exercise

15 reps on the rowing machine.

Diet

Diet
Still on the diet, and still hungry, but not as much as I was yesterday. Breakfast was 1 cup of fat free cottage cheese and 30 ounces of tea. No lunch yet, I am going to work out first. Weight is 232 pounds. I really need a better scale.

I also need to keep better track of what I eat. I forgot to record what I had for dinner yesterday.

1 cup of fat free cottage cheese, 1 cup of coleslaw, 1 pickle, 1 carrot. 60 ounces of water.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

MyWanIP: find your Internet IP address from behind a router

MyWanIP: find your Internet IP address from behind a router

Freelists: "Welcome to FreeLists, a service providing free, commercial-grade Internet mailing lists to all interested. Our lists are all internet and technology-related. Thus, we provide a free focal point for technology-inclined individuals and groups on the Internet. We do it all without the support of advertisements, ensuring the highest-quality mailing list experience for you and your users."

FreeLists is a completely Free service. We're not talking just about price here. See, there's a philosophy behind FreeLists: Knowledge and Information are free, and should stay that way. Our service is about maintaining that objective.

FreeLists runs a completely free service on completely Free software. The Linux operating system, the Apache webserver, and the Ecartis mailing manager are responsible for bringing FreeLists to you daily. Mhonarc and ht://dig work in conjunction to bring you the web-based archives. All of this software is Free software and we italicize that word over and over again to emphasize its importance. See the Free Software Foundation's website for more information.

So if knowledge and information is so free, why the limit on the scope of list topics? That was an arbitrary decision on our part. We do have limited bandwidth, and we can't afford (this whole thing comes out of our own pockets, you know) to fill it up with things like "Lucy's Tips on Fingernail Polishing at the BusStop."

The history of Java on BeOS…

Well, until beunited tells me to shut up (probably won’t be long) I’m going to attempt to set the record straight and describe the current status of Java on BeOS. I’ve seen a ton of inaccurate information disseminating about the community and feel something should be said by someone who actually does know what’s going on. That seems to be the general state of Haiku / beunited at this point. Too many people don’t know anything and think they do, or like to speculate, and the people who really know things are too busy working on them to keep people overly informed.

MPJA - Power Supply, Power Supplies, Security Cameras, LCD, Fans, Etc.

MPJA - Power Supply, Power Supplies, Security Cameras, LCD, Fans, Etc.

Kitesurfing School

Kitesurfing School

|| zero your prestige ||? open source kite designs and building how-to's

|| zero your prestige ||? open source kite designs and building how-to's

flight_without_formulae.PDF (application/pdf Object)

flight_without_formulae.PDF (application/pdf Object)I am going to try to explain how an aeroplane flies, This
does not mean that I am going to teach you how to fly an
aeroplane-that is a very different matter. Many people who
can explain how an aeroplane flies cannot fly one. Still more
can fly an aeroplane, but do not know how it flies. A few
people can do both

AMDZone :: The real #1 source for AMD news, reviews, and info. Est 1998.

AMD's Dual Core 90nm Opteron Demonstration Dissected: "This past Monday night AMD announced that they would be demonstrating dual core 90nm Opterons here in Austin. I jumped at the chance to see a demonstration so Wednesday afternoon I arrived at AMD eager to get a glimpse of the upcoming CPU in action. This article will reveal images of the new CPU and systems it was running in as well as summarize AMD's plans for dual core in 2005."

Press Room - Ohio Secretary of State, J. Kenneth Blackwell

Press Room - Ohio Secretary of State, J. Kenneth BlackwellVery Nasty

Ohio has rejected thousands of voter registrations because they are on the wrong paper.

COLUMBUS - Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell this week directed county boards of elections to accept otherwise valid voter registration forms in which applicants have failed to submit duplicative citizenship and age affirmation information. The directive is a result of a recent Federal Elections Assistance Commission advisory opinion allowing states discretion in interpreting certain new federal standards for voter registration forms. Previously, forms in which applicants failed to check boxes indicating U.S. citizenship and legal voting age were not considered complete even though the applicant attested to that information elsewhere on the form.

Also, the directive orders boards of elections to maintain minimum postal paperweight requirements for state voter registration forms.

Beyond3D - Which was nice.

Beyond3D - Which was nice.

ThinkCycle: Open Collaborative Design

ThinkCycle: Open Collaborative Design: "ThinkCycle is an academic, non-profit initiative engaged in supporting distributed collaboration towards design challenges facing underserved communities and the environment. ThinkCycle seeks to create a culture of open source design innovation, with ongoing collaboration among individuals, communities and organizations around the world."

Diet

Actual Diet so far Lord am I hungry.


30 ounces of suger free tea
1/2 liter of water
3/4 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/2 cup of colslaw
1/4 cup of brocoli
1/2 cup of Sauerkraut
30 ounces of water
1 jumbo hard boiled egg

Still hungry.

Making Tracks on Mars :: Astrobiology Magazine :: Search for Life in the Universe

Making Tracks on Mars :: Astrobiology Magazine :: Search for Life in the Universe:

"Summary (Sep 27, 2004): In a remarkable series of orbital pictures, the Mars Global Surveyor's cameras have imaged the tracks of the Spirit rover on the surface. Individual debris pieces including the backshell and lander are visible with remarkable clarity using an innovative roll of the satellite."

David Merrill

David Merrill Nice list of interesting web pages.

Diet

Today's Diet



Breakfast
Low-fat cottage cheese (1 cup) 164

Lunch
Hard boiled egg 82

Dinner
Low-fat cottage cheese (1 cup) 164
Salad, consisting of:
Iceberg lettuce (1 cup) 7
Chopped onion (1/2 cup) 33
Diced tomato (1 tomato) 26
Italian dressing (1 tbsp.) 69

Total 545

Exercise

Exercise I am going to try and get in shape. This means diet and exercise. My blog will serve as my logbook. I plan to start very slowly.


Weight 233 pounds.
Rowing machine 10 reps.

I need to get a better scale, the one I now have is ancient. I want an electronic scale that uses a strain gauge instead of moving parts.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

The Hacker's Diet

The Hacker's Diet

Johanna Wandel's Page of Diversion

Johanna Wandel's Page of Diversion

Markus Wandel's Home Page

Markus Wandel's Home Page

Research In Motion

Research In Motion

Amogla Camp

Amogla Camp

Elora Soap Company eczema psoriasis allergy environmental skin herbal

Elora Soap Company eczema psoriasis allergy environmental skin herbal

Lee Valley Tools

Lee Valley Tools

Homebrew Computer Club

Homebrew Computer Club

Make Home Page

Make Home Page

FileForum | Find. Download. Discuss.

FileForum | Find. Download. Discuss.

verbumvanum

verbumvanum

Austin Free-Net Home

Austin Free-Net Home

Freenets & Community Networks

Freenets & Community Networks

Lexical FreeNet

Lexical FreeNet: "a"

The Freenet Project - index - beginner

The Freenet Project - index - beginner:

"'I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?''
--Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation"

The Semantic Web In Breadth

The Semantic Web In Breadth: "Note: This piece speaks about the different parts of the Semantic Web and how they fit together. For a high-level interview, take a look at Sandro Hawke's The Semantic Web (Put Simply). On the other hand, if you're a Web developer who's interested in building Semantic Web Sites or Semantic Web Services, check out The Semantic Web (for Web Developers). Now back to your regularly scheduled article."

Technology Review: Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Technology Review: Sir Tim Berners-Lee: "Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, but he had something bigger in mind all along. He tells TR how his 15 years of work on the 'Semantic Web' are finally paying off."

Feature Article

The Daintiest Dynamos

The microscale generators we are developing are not nuclear reactors in miniature, and they don't involve fission or fusion reactions. All energy comes from high-energy particles spontaneously emitted by radioactive elements. These devices, which we call nuclear microbatteries, use thin radioactive films that pack in energy at densities thousands of times greater than those of lithium-ion batteries [see table, "Energy Content"].

Monday, September 27, 2004

: "jpeg virus in the wild?! UPDATE: To check to see if you have been infected by this virus, look for a directory named c:\windows\system32\system\ that has nvsvc.exe and winrun.exe in it. UPDATE: We have packet logs at http://easynews.com/virus/ THIS VIRUS IS NASTY!"

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com

Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com

Microsoft software caused air traffic shutdown - silicon.com

Microsoft software caused air traffic shutdown - silicon.com: "The newspaper said that a Microsoft-based replacement for an older Unix system needed to be reset every thirty days 'to prevent data overload', as a result of problems found when the system was first rolled out. However, a technician failed to perform the reset at the right time and an internal clock within the system subsequently shut it down. A back-up system also failed."

Monday, September 20, 2004

Science Blog - Genes expose secrets of sex on the side

Science Blog - Genes expose secrets of sex on the side: "The researchers started looking at bits of the Y chromosome known as the Alu family of retrotransposons.

''We found lots of Y-chromosome variations that people didn't know exist,'' Wilder said.

The new technique revealed that Y-chromosome DNA and mitochondrial DNA differ to the same degree among populations.

Hammer said, ''That alone wouldn't say the Y chromosome is migrating more, but if just half as many males are getting their genes into the next generation on average as are females, then it implies more males are migrating to do that.''"

Edward A. Villarreal. Powered by Blogger.

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