7 February 2010

Internet among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

About time.


3 February 2010

Facebook releases HipHop for PHP


30 January 2010

BareMetal OS – A 64-bit OS in 16kb, written in Assembly

[via:Elvind Uggedal]

28 January 2010


“New shiny thing make everything all better, say clever science man yesterday.”


6 January 2010

The history of the PC speaker and the beep driver in Windows 7

[via:Jeff Atwood]

4 January 2010

Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

“By implanting an electrode into the brain of a person with locked-in syndrome, scientists have demonstrated how to wirelessly transmit neural signals to a speech synthesizer. The “thought-to-speech” process takes about 50 milliseconds – the same amount of time for a non-paralyzed, neurologically intact person to speak their thoughts. The study marks the first successful demonstration of a permanently installed, wireless implant for real-time control of an external device.”

27 December 2009

RFC 1178: Choosing a name for your computer

[via:Tim Howland]

23 December 2009

CNN interviews Leonard Kleinrock, “father of the Internet”

[via:Media Temple]

8 December 2009

Cory Doctorow points out the obvious on “streaming vs. downloading”

“Selling customers what they desire is fundamental to any successful business. If Big Content can’t figure out how to do that, then we can only pray for their hasty demise, before they can do too much more damage to humanity’s most amazing and wonderful invention: the internet.”


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, the first manned commercial spaceship


22 November 2009

Cleverbot: an AI that chats with you based on previous conversations

How did I miss this? Also, see this interview with Rollo Carpenter, the creator of Cleverbot and Jabberwacky.


18 November 2009

A look at Google’s plans to mess with the mobile OS and Turn-by-Turn navigation market

…which seems to involve a “less than free” licensing model. Software platforms such as Android will be free to use and hardware manufacturers will be paid part of the ad revenue produced by devices running Google’s code. This involves Chrome OS as well.


28 October 2009

Society for the Promotion of Universal Nonexistence through Malicious AI

I hope this grows into a beautiful VHEMT like resource site.


25 October 2009

Japanese futurism from 1969: The Rise of the Computerized School, illustrated by Shigeru Komatsuzaki - future classroom with watchful robots that rap students on the head if they lose focus or act up

Japanese 60’s futurism: visions of high tech schools and homes

Notice the cute whacker robots designed to beat children over the head if any rebellious acts occur in the computerized and unmanned classroom. Mmyeah, overgrown flyswatters on wheels will surely convince those fuckers to behave.

[via:Thomas N.]

21 October 2009

Mechanical Tumor (CPU activity meter)

The age old philosophical question “Why the fuck?”, shall of course remain unanswered.


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