Archive for October, 2010

October 29th 2010

HTML5 databases (mis)used to track users…

Disturbing news from Ars:

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New technology being abused for commercial reasons… who would have guessed…? :-(

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October 29th 2010

Beautiful animated gifs?!?

In related news, Microsoft Windows just went opensource :-)

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October 29th 2010

Do you get the politicians you deserve?

Christopher Hitchens has a thoughtfull post on slate.com:

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Basically, his argument comes down to: maybe we get crappy politicians because almost nobody would put up with the abuse we throw at them. No sane person withstand the continues personal attacs, the scorn of opposition etc. While this is a interesting argument, I don’t think it accounts for the whole problem. I think the whole discourse in (all?) western societies has degraded so very much that people will not recognize honesty and smart resoning anymore, even when they see it…

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October 29th 2010

What can you do, but weep?

The profligacy of relying on such overwhelming firepower is not lost on Junger who offers a useful insight in regard to another high-tech, high- priced piece of U.S. weaponry, “a huge shoulder-fired rocket called a Javelin.” Junger writes: “Each Javelin round costs $80,000, and the idea that it’s fired by a guy who doesn’t make that in a year at a guy who doesn’t make that in a lifetime is somehow so outrageous it almost makes the war seem winnable.”

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And for a number of reasons, even Obama cannot turn this around…

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October 25th 2010

Yet another good reason not to vote GOP…

Tea Party climate change deniers funded by BP and other major polluters

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Not that this will surprise many Democratic voters and/or people using at least half a brain, but still…

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October 21st 2010

Bureaucracy…

Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.

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October 21st 2010

CGI knight

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October 21st 2010

A real holodeck – for crickets!?

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This is amazing. A real life holodeck! Too bad it is for crickets only :-)

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October 21st 2010

Liquid sculpting

I love this; I think it is mesmerising… please watch in HD and full-screen :-o

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October 21st 2010

Strange use of a iPhone…

But it delivers a nice video – a woodpecker battling a blackbird :-)

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