Friday, December 30, 2005

His Car Smelling Like French Fries, Willie Nelson Sells Biodiesel | New York Times. Willie drives and sells BioDiesel. This is an interesting read. I would love to experiment with biodiesel but there are no stations, that I know of, in my area selling it. Oh and I would need a diesel vehicle too.


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Black Box Voting Forums: 12-13-05: Devastating hack proven - Leon County dumps Diebold. Wow. Diebold is in for a world of hurt. They never designed these machines with any security or audit trail. They are just not good.

Monday, December 26, 2005

The US will start tracking all drivers | Dvorak Uncensored. WOW! This sounds really, really scary. We need to all stop this as soon as we can. I would contact people and tell them all to be on the look out and oppose this kind of project.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

DirecTV's DVRs run into snags - Yahoo! News. Well this is not good. I will be staying with my newly upgraded TiVo for now, since it will now record over 100 hours.

Passion of the Spaghetti Monster | Wired News. Here is a short interview with the organizer of the FSM movement. You can read more on FSM here.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Congress Gives NASA It's Marching Orders on Space Station Science | SpaceRef. Well Mr. NASA Administrator it appears that Congress does want some science done on the ISS. I think this is a win for all science and especially space science.


Is Edwardsville becoming a college town? Maybe | Belleville News-Democrat. Here is a cute little article about our little town and the Uni where I work.


A Lump of Coal for Consumers: Analog Hole Bill Introduced | EFF. Once again they are trying to pull a fast one on us. This bill will require all VCRs, DVD players/recorders and other analog devices to have built in copy protection. Write your congress-people today and tell them NO!

Something Went Really Wrong | Gadgetopia. Here is a little article on the Taum Sauk reservoir accident. This looks like a colossal engineering failure. This along with the problems in New Orleans, LA are another reason I do not and will never live in a flood area.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Building Your Nest Egg | NPR. This is quite a good little show on what you should and NEED to do to have money when you retire. I think all should listen.

Bond blocks rules for ATV imports | STLtoday. I am in agreement that all ATVs should meet certain safety standards, but I do wish to see competition. Competition is good for everyone. It will lower prices and spur innovation. I would love cheaper ATVs.

Honda Robot Serves Tea, Pushes Mail Carts | Yahoo! News. Here is the latest on Asimo. Those Japanese are pioneering the humanoid robot market. I am wondering what they will be doing next.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Ghana pursuing teen sensation Adu for World Cup | Yahoo! Sports. Well this could turn out to be interesting.

Yes, it's a Group of Death | Yahoo! Sports. Everybody and their brother has an opinion on the draw for the World Cup 2006. I believe though there is one thing all the stories have in common. Every story says they are looking forwards to seeing what actually happens. That is where I am. I can not wait to see the match-ups play out. It will be a memorable World Cup.

Safe Nuclear Power and Green Hydrogen Fuel | Wow! This could be the future of Nuclear power. I am highly impressed. This is quite an idea and the prospect of hydrogen as a byproduct is excellent. I am going to watch this closely.

Nasa probes shuttle 'oxygen leak' | BBC NEWS. Those poor guys at NASA just can not catch a break. It is definitely time to retire the shuttle. They should focus on getting the new crew capsule program finished and just use that for all future missions.


TV Writers Must Sell, Sell, Sell | Wired News. It looks like we may be headed to the olden days of TV when product placement was the norm. I do not really think this helps the stories of the TV shows any and probably will hurt them. It would be silly to see a soap commercial in the middle of a Lost episode.


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Binkies Prove Lifesaving | RED HERRING. Well I was always in the camp that pacifiers may not be the best for children. I am now changing my story. It appears now that your children should definitely be using them while they sleep.

Friday, December 09, 2005

How to make a bootable thumb drive virus scanner for NTFS | Ask the Geek. This is a great reference article, and a must have build for anyone in tech support.

World Cup 2006 Draw | We have a draw. We now know who we will play in the World Cup 2006. I am extremely excited. I think we have a really good chance. It will be three tough games. We will play the Czech Republic first, then Italy and finally Ghana. None of these teams are easy and the Czech Republic is ranked 2nd in the world right now and Italy is 12th. We are ranked 8th which is quite respectable. I hope to watch every game in High Definition next year. Go USA!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mac System 7.0.1 on your keychain |TUAW. Wow this is a cool little project. This makes me wish I did not throw out all that old Mac Software.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula | HubbleSite. A beautiful picture of the Crab Nebula from the Hubble.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

U.S. just misses World Cup seed | FIFA has arranged the pots for the draw for World Cup 2006. I am anxiously awaiting to see who will be in our bracket.

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