the new technology from isracast is promising to make hydrogen cars easier. and affordable.
i hope so.
according to this article on techreport.com, hbo is poisoning bittorrent by running bogus peers which claim to have a file, but actually send out bunk data chunks (which slows the progress of the download).
pretty smart. dirty, but smart.
at 10/25/2005 12:16:00 AM posted by cid
a team of european researchers claims to have influenced the speed of light--specifically slowed light traveling down a fiber, and also sped it up (apparently faster than light's s'posed to go).
this could be cool.
i wanna see optical computing--optical wavelength processors rather than semiconductors, fiber optics everywhere, stunning optically piped displays. oooooooohh...
at 10/01/2005 03:28:00 PM posted by cid
i want blades. like the ones by cubix or ibm or sun.
blade servers powering a blade pc setup threaded throughout my house. a massive raid array.
anyway, i want some kind of cluster. it just seems like the way to go. if it works so wonderfully well for things like video rendering, why can't we use it for normal stuff like running os'es simultaneously, or making better versions of games?
forget dual core. i want a dodecahedral core.
at 10/01/2005 08:19:00 AM posted by cid
this article at space dot com talks about the changing section of opinion regarding the location and possibility for extra terrestrial life.
see, titan's pretty cold, chillin' out there with saturn, but if you think about extremophiles (or creatures which live in extremely inhospitable environments--i.e. boiling or freezing temperatures, or environments with extreme ph or salinity).
in particular, a particular kind of extremophile, a psychrophile (here's the wiki) could thrive in the frozen temperatures of titan.
now, don't get me wrong, here. i don't necessarily think this is like some major breakthrough or anything. so far it's all speculation, but it would be pretty cool if we found some crazy bacteria living on another planet (in our own back even).
the reason i'm glad--the reason i'm posting this, is because at least people are starting to think about things like this again. at least it's a topic. science took a backseat for awhile, and i think that's starting to change. at least i hope.
at 10/01/2005 07:42:00 AM posted by cid
maybe they need some help...
effector newsletter talks about the tsa and their scramble to deal with this latest database they've collected.
after hundreds of requests for information they (sort of) started to comply, though now they say they lack the ability to search the database by keyword, and apparently they've already deleted a big chunk.
at 10/01/2005 07:14:00 AM posted by cid