Monday, February 28, 2005

NOLA.com: Cams Central

NOLA.com: Cams Central

Imotorgear.com specializes in selling SKU: RAY_R287 - Lighting - Bulbs - Headlight Bulbs - RAYBRIG RACE HALOGEN H4 CLEAR 60/55=130/125W, (2PC)

Imotorgear.com specializes in selling SKU: RAY_R287 - Lighting - Bulbs - Headlight Bulbs - RAYBRIG RACE HALOGEN H4 CLEAR 60/55=130/125W, (2PC)

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Keron 3 GT

Keron 3 GT

Bibler Tents: Lighthouse

Bibler Tents: Lighthouse

thebackpacker.com - wilderness backpacking & hiking

thebackpacker.com - wilderness backpacking & hiking

thebackpacker.com - wilderness backpacking & hiking

thebackpacker.com - wilderness backpacking & hiking

Zeus 4Exo Tent

Zeus 4Exo Tent

Horizons Unlimited - THE Motorcycle Travel site

Horizons Unlimited - THE Motorcycle Travel site

Products : Soft Motorcycle Touring Luggage, Soft Motorcycle Touring Luggage, Hard Motorcycle Touring Luggage, Hard Motorcycle Touring Luggage

Products : Soft Motorcycle Touring Luggage, Soft Motorcycle Touring Luggage, Hard Motorcycle Touring Luggage, Hard Motorcycle Touring Luggage

Yarets Vladimir Alekseevich - Round The World Trip

Yarets Vladimir Alekseevich - Round The World Trip

Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage

Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage

.:: Welcome to motopakluggage.com - Premium sportbike and cruiser luggage bags ::.

.:: Welcome to motopakluggage.com - Premium sportbike and cruiser luggage bags ::.

Tourmaster

Tourmaster

U-shaped top loading main compartment - for easy loading even when Cortech tailbag is attached

• Two zippered side pockets on each bag

• 783 cubic-inch capacity (20 liters) each

• 14.5" l x 11" w x 8.5" h

Helen Twowheels Super Packing System - Quality Motorcycle Bags, motorcycle gear, motorcycle accessories, motorcycle accessory, BMW, motorcycle luggage

Helen Twowheels Super Packing System - Quality Motorcycle Bags, motorcycle gear, motorcycle accessories, motorcycle accessory, BMW, motorcycle luggage, camping gear, motorcycle touring, motorcycle travel, travel bags for motorcycles, motorcycle packing, packing gear for motorcycles, traveling gear for motorcycles, bike gear, bike bags

V-Strom Forum - Yamaha Fairing Mirrors

V-Strom Forum - Yamaha Fairing Mirrors

V-Strom Forum - Replaced Front turning signal lights

V-Strom Forum - Replaced Front turning signal lights

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Microsoft bent my Danish prime minister

Microsoft bent my Danish prime minister: "THE NOSOFTWARE Patents site is reporting that Bill Gates told the Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen that 800 jobs would go if the country opposed the European Union's proposed directive on software patents."

Opinion Column by PC Magazine - Googlepedia: The End is Near

Opinion Column by PC Magazine - Googlepedia: The End is Near

Google Groups

Google Groups

Saturday, February 12, 2005

SeaDragon Technology

SeaDragon Technology

JPL.NASA.GOV: News Releases

JPL.NASA.GOV: News Releases: "Cassini Spacecraft Witnesses Saturn's Blues
February 08, 2005

Colorful new images from the Cassini spacecraft show that Saturn's northern hemisphere has a case of the blues.

In the first image, the icy moon Mimas is set against a dazzling and dramatic portrait of Saturn's azure northern hemisphere and the shadows of its rings. A second image shows Saturn's northern polar region is a dim blue."

The new images are available at http://www.nasa.gov/cassini,

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://ciclops.org.

Friday, February 11, 2005

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth: "What is the Jeff Gannon story, really? It's about the grassroots rising up, organizing, and getting into the mainstream media with the story they want talked about. It's an amazing thing to watch, really.

Think about it for a moment.

How many people have contributed pieces to this story? Think about all the research that has been done by so many people. Think about the blogs, who came together and gave that research a platform. Think about the members of Congress who picked up, ran with it, and started asking the White House for some accountability. Think about the blogs that hosted all clips of Gannon's ridiculous 'questions' putting a picture to the words and telling the story.
"

News

News: "WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats demanded Thursday that President Bush order a halt to personal attacks on the party's leader, Sen. Harry Reid, and expressed regret that they had failed to mount a stronger defense for his defeated predecessor. "

ThisisLondon

ThisisLondon: "Sex in a can for women
By Suzy Austin, Metro
11 February 2005"

BBC NEWS | UK | Prince Charles to marry Camilla

BBC NEWS | UK | Prince Charles to marry Camilla

U.S. Scientists Say They Are Told to Alter Findings

U.S. Scientists Say They Are Told to Alter Findings: "More than 200 scientists employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say they have been directed to alter official findings to lessen protections for plants and animals, a survey released Wednesday says.

The survey of the agency's scientific staff of 1,400 had a 30% response rate and was conducted jointly by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Dunn Engineering

Dunn Engineering

terriaricob.150m.com - Web Site of Terri & Ari Finch-Koinuma's Cob Project.

terriaricob.150m.com - Web Site of Terri & Ari Finch-Koinuma's Cob Project.

Rep. Bill Janklow Guilty of Second Degree Manslaughter

Rep. Bill Janklow Guilty of Second Degree Manslaughter

North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County columnists

North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County columnists: "
FLANDREAU, S.D. ---- Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in Rep. Bill Janklow's manslaughter trial after a witness told the jury that Janklow nearly hit her family at the same intersection where the congressman and a motorcyclist collided.

The bulk of Janklow's defense is planned for Thursday.

Janklow, 64, is charged with manslaughter, reckless driving, running a stop sign and speeding during an Aug. 16 accident at a rural intersection that killed Randy Scott, 55, a motorcyclist from Hardwick, Minn.

Jennifer Walters of Trent testified Wednesday about the close call at the same intersection on Dec. 29.

She and her family were traveling east when a when a speeding white Cadillac ran the stop sign from the south and missed their pickup by mere feet, Walters said.

Walters said she 'heard tires screeching and gravel kicking up,' turned around and saw the car's back bumper. 'I wouldn't doubt that pebbles of gravel hit our truck.'

She called 911 to report it and Moody County Deputy Sheriff Tony Aas said that about 10 minutes later he stopped the Cadillac just outside of Flandreau. Janklow was the driver and he was doing 92 mph in a 65 mph, though the officer locked his radar on at 86, he testified.
"

North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County columnists

North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County columnists: "AUSTIN, Texas ---- A 12-year-old testified Wednesday that he was severely beaten with a tree branch by a church pastor and his twin brother to 'get the devil out' of him because he had misbehaved during Bible class.

Joshua and Caleb Thompson, both 23, are accused of the 2002 beating, which police say was so severe that the boy's kidneys failed and he required a blood transfusion.

The Thompsons face felony charges of serious injury to a child and aggravated assault, with penalties ranging from probation to life in prison if convicted."

Standard Specifications (Pt 3) TOC

Standard Specifications (Pt 3) TOC

www.DesignCommunity.com

www.DesignCommunity.com

Space -- The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention (Library of Congress Exhibition)

Space -- The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention (Library of Congress Exhibition)

The Archigram Vision

The Archigram Vision

Radio.Weblogs.Com

Radio.Weblogs.Com

N55

N55

Gallery - Min-A-Max and other Space Frames

Gallery - Min-A-Max and other Space Frames: "After some lengthy detective work -the task complicated by the fact that the controversy resulting from the initial Biosphere experiments had tended to drive many of those involved underground- I learned that the structure had been built using a modular space frame system called Min-A-Max invented by architect Peter Pierce who at the time had owned and operated a company called Pierce Structures dedicated to the manufacture of Min-A-Max parts. A brilliant inventor and designer, Pierce's body of work had very little exposure and -like its chief architect and many others involved in the project- he took very little pride in his participation in the Biopshere II. But I eventually tracked down a copy of his one greatest published work; the book 'Structure in Nature as a Strategy for Design' by MIT Press. This book was a revelation and I quickly became an advocate for the Min-A-Max construction system and its companion Universal Node System."

Owner-Built House and Barn Kits from Shelter-Kit Incorporated

Owner-Built House and Barn Kits from Shelter-Kit Incorporated

Yahoo! Groups : luf-team Messages : 5858-5887 of 7529

Yahoo! Groups : luf-team Messages : 5858-5887 of 7529:

"Here young people are expected to be immediately employed upon exiting school. If not, you live with your parents until someone 'gives'
you a job. Either way, you're stuck where you are. This is one of many reasons why Europe has a relatively vibrant politically active and rapidly
evolving youth culture which routinely experiments with new community development and new modes of lifestyle while American youth just wallow in various forms of self-abuse and consumer obsession."

Cities Collection

Cities Collection

Living Universe Foundation :: Index

Living Universe Foundation :: Index

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Solar Cell Implant May Restore Some Sight for the Blind | Science Blog

Solar Cell Implant May Restore Some Sight for the Blind | Science Blog

CANNON, MACHINE GUNS AND AMMUNITION

CANNON, MACHINE GUNS AND AMMUNITION

Windwalker

Windwalker

School official bans “Bless Me, Ultima” at Norwood High School

Last Update: 02/04/2005 7:28:28 AM
By: Reed Upton

NORWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Norwood, Colorado, superintendent of schools has banned Rudolfo Anaya’s novel “Bless Me, Ultima” from his 96-student high school in southwest Colorado saying it has too much profanity.

Bob Conder says some parents were offended by obscene language and paganistic practices in the book about a seven-year-old boy. It’s the first book pulled from the classroom in his six years on the job.

He gave more than two dozen books to a parent to destroy, even though the superintendent hasn’t read it entirely.

Conder says the teacher who ordered the book has apologized for her error in judgment in a letter to parents and won’t be disciplined.

First Lady Laura Bush has listed “Bless Me, Ultima” as ninth on a list of 12 books that she highly recommends. The president also awarded Anaya the National Medal of Arts in 2002.

Anaya, Rudolfo: Bless Me, Ultima

Anaya, Rudolfo: Bless Me, Ultima

Javelina

Javelina

Alexander Arms 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 Rifle

Alexander Arms 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 Rifle

AR15.COM :: Articles

AR15.COM :: Articles

ATK - Advanced Weapon Systems - XM25 Air-Burst Assault Weapon

ATK - Advanced Weapon Systems - XM25 Air-Burst Assault Weapon

The oops list

The oops list

Modern Firearms - XM8 Lightweight Assault Rifle

Modern Firearms - XM8 Lightweight Assault Rifle

HK G11

HK G11: "The past year has seen considerable media attention paid to the revolutionary Heckler & Koch G11/Advanced Combat Rifle (ACR) submitted to the US military for testing at Fort Benning. However, little information has been published concerning the development of the HK G11 Rifle or the other new members of the 'Family of Caseless Weapons.'"

Feng Shui!

Feng Shui!: "Feng Shui! (You just gotta have an exclamation point here and there.) Feng Shui, the roleplaying game of Hong Kong action movies, is a stripped down tuned up superaccelerated RPG for those who want a side of tension with their gun fights and appreciate the finer points of melodrama. It removes mechanics from the focus of play, and replaces them with the potential for real excitement."

Modern Guns I

Modern Guns I

Monday, February 07, 2005

Print This | This Old House

Print This | This Old House: "Motoring around Manchester Harbor in a new, 33-foot custom sport cruiser, built in my shop for a client in New Hampshire, I watched the This Old House crew transforming the McCues' house. It was quickly becoming more elegant than many of the other homes that watch over the harbor. And it was obvious that Tom Silva's crew knew how to produce a good product fast. Politely declining a joy ride because of their tight schedule, This Old House invited me to bid on the casework for the project."

Print This | This Old House

Print This | This Old House

Tools of the Trade: Mega tools for killer work: how do architectural woodworkers make their magic? Check out their shops

Tools of the Trade: Mega tools for killer work: how do architectural woodworkers make their magic? Check out their shops

Skeptic's Annotated Bible / Quran (Koran) / Book of Mormon

Skeptic's Annotated Bible / Quran (Koran) / Book of Mormon

Friday, February 04, 2005

The Japan Times Online

The Japan Times Online: "PC, animation geeks a market 'maid' to order

By TOMOKO OTAKE
Staff writer

Ever since the term 'otaku' (geek) started gaining currency in Japan a few decades ago, it has always carried an unflattering image of bespectacled introverts combing the back streets of Akihabara for obscure PC parts or drooling over cartoon characters."

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Light continues to echo three years after stellar outburst

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Light continues to echo three years after stellar outburst: "The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002."

Wi-Fi Networking News: Sock Puppets of Industry

Wi-Fi Networking News: Sock Puppets of Industry

Sock Puppets of Industry

By Glenn Fleishman

A continuation from the previous post about a Feb. 3 announcement of a report on why municipal networks are a terrible, anti-competitive idea: In the previous post, below, I dissected BusinessWeek’s blog entry on a new report that will be released on Feb. 3 from the New Millennium Research Council. In this post, I include the announcement’s text after the jump below, and provide some background on each of the people who will be part of the press event.

I’ve done this annotation not because I wholeheartedly oppose their point of view, but rather because a light needs to be shone on the connections between organizations that call themselves independent but have ties among each other and to the industries about which they are stating they have an objective opinion about. This is about transparency, and a pro-municipal telecom group that was similarly opaque would receive the same treatment. (Oddly, there only appear to be pro-individuals and municipalities, not groups that I’ve heard from or about.)

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

A History of Privacy Issues: Intel Pentium III Processor Serial Number

A History of Privacy Issues: Intel Pentium III Processor Serial Number

Trusted Computing FAQ TC / TCG / LaGrande / NGSCB / Longhorn / Palladium

Trusted Computing FAQ TC / TCG / LaGrande / NGSCB / Longhorn / Palladium

Kerckhoffs' law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kerckhoffs' law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In cryptography, Kerckhoffs' law (also called Kerckhoffs'assumption, axiom or principle) was stated by Auguste Kerckhoffs in the 19th century: a cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system, except the key, is public knowledge. It was reformulated (perhaps independently) by Claude Shannon as "the enemy knows the system". In that form it is called Shannon's maxim. It is widely embraced by cryptographers, in opposition to security through obscurity

Digital Rights Management: For Better Or For Worse?

Digital Rights Management: For Better Or For Worse?

Gamma Ray Astrophysics at the NSSTC

Gamma Ray Astrophysics at the NSSTC

Adventure Quest RPG

Adventure Quest RPG

something positive: archive

something positive: archive

Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies | Science Blog

Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies | Science Blog: "Medical problems contributed to about half of all bankruptcies, involving 700,000 households in 2001, according to a story published today as a Web Exclusive by the journal Health Affairs. Families with children were especially hard hit-about 700,000 children lived in families that declared bankruptcy in the aftermath of serious medical problems. Another 600,000 spouses, elderly parents and other dependents brought the total number of people directly affected by medical bankruptcies to more than two million annually.

Surprisingly, most of those bankrupted by medical problems had health insurance. More than three-quarters were insured at the start of the bankrupting illness. Among those with private insurance, however, one-third had lost coverage at least temporarily by the time they filed for bankruptcy. Often illness led to job loss, and with it the loss of health insurance. Out-of-pocket medical costs (for co-payments, deductibles and uncovered services) averaged $13,460 for those with private insurance at the onset of their illness, vs. $10,893 for the uninsured. The highest costs - averaging $18,005 - were incurred by those who initially had private coverage but lost it in the course of their illness. Many families were bankrupted by medical expenses well below the catastrophic thresholds of high deductible plans that are increasingly popular with employers. The authors comment that even their own coverage from Harvard leaves them at risk for out-of-pocket costs above levels that often led to medical bankruptcy."

Lindows man to launch non-DRM online music store

Lindows man to launch non-DRM online music store: "Certainly there's a demand for this. While music companies would love people to buy the same album several times over on vinyl, on cassette, on CD, online and goodness knows in what future method, people would like to know that the digital music they've bought remains theirs, whatever the device they're using. ?"

Cycorp, Inc.

Cycorp, Inc.

The Space Review: Implementing the vision

The Space Review: Implementing the vision

Implementing the vision
by Sam Dinkin
Monday, October 25, 2004

NASA released a new feature associated with the Vision for Space Exploration earlier this month. Eleven companies have been selected “to conduct preliminary concept studies for human lunar exploration and the development of the crew exploration vehicle.” Each of these companies put forward a PDF file and a web site with a different take on the Vision. If we look at the interference pattern that develops contrasting the different approaches to the Vision, we can learn about the firms’ cultures and mentality.

NewsForge | The social structure of open source development

NewsForge | The social structure of open source development: "Andreas Brand is a sociologist researching ways of recruiting and organising teams of volunteers on the Internet. He has been studying KDE as an example of an open source project based upon collaboration without hierarchies. As part of his work he has conducted interviews with KDE developers, participated in several open source conferences, analysed the KDE home page, and distributed a questionnaire among volunteers. We asked him about his thoughts on the KDE development model."

MPAA anti-piracy software not as bad as reported, but still stupid

MPAA anti-piracy software not as bad as reported, but still stupid: "Of course, the program is still stupid, and it's still evidence that the MPAA would just rather we never used our PCs to view movies and that they wish that 'this whole Internet thing' (to borrow a quote from Lars Ulrich) would just go away. So I agree with the general consensus that nobody in their right mind would want the MPAA scanning their hard drive.

And on that note, I think a much more interesting question is whether or not the program really does not report back to the MPAA. I personally would be surprised if it really didn't send any information back to Tha Man, even if it's just some kind of general statistics. After all, these are the people who would like the government to grant them the authority to hijack suspected pirates' computers and format their hard drives. Kurt thinks I'm just being paranoid, so is there anybody out there with some time on their hands who'd like to find out and prove me wrong?"

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