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Archive for March 2004
Window shopping for used printers
Window shopping for used droids
Bush had a good laugh at the expense of the planet last night at a media dinner:
Bush put on a slide show, calling it the “White House Election-Year Album” at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association 60th annual dinner, showing himself and his staff in some decidedly unflattering poses.
There was Bush looking under furniture in a fruitless, frustrating search. “Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere,” he said.
go download the PDF
Rusty, the guy who runs Kuro5hin, has gotten fed up with abusive posters. He’s going to implement a new system for new members.
The idea is this: someone creates a new account. They go through the normal email confirmation. At this point they cannot do anything. Before you have the privileges of a user, you must get an existing user to sponsor you. That just means that some user with the ability to sponsor others goes to a page and enters the new user’s nickname. These two are now associated, and if a user gets kicked off the site, their sponsor does too.
This sounds like a good idea. People are already complaining on kuro5hin about the idea, but really, why should it be easy to gain membership into a club? It reminds me of the way private societies like the Masons work. New candidates can apply for membership, but need a couple of sponsors to be accepted into the club. Sponsors have to know the new member pretty well before sponsoring him, because they don’t want their reps to be besmirched. And any latent jerk-tendencies in the new guy will be stifled, because he knows his sponsor will take the heat for whatever he does. Maybe Boing Boing should implement a similar system if we decide to allow comments again. Link [Boing Boing Blog]
This is where a social networking site like friendster, ryze, tribe, orkut, etc ad naseum, can step into a profitable business model: license a reputation service to real content sites. Content sites refine their user-contributed content by weeding out the bad seeds, and maybe pay the service with a share of advertising revenue? Maybe users pay the reputation service to access the content sites’ comments areas and the revenue passes to the content sites in the opposite direction. Maybe it’s both. Either way, I think if one reputation service were used across several content sites, and you get a consensus from disconnected users of bad behavior, it should affect your status across all sites. That would severely motivate you to be good.
why disconnected users.. well, in Second Life, they have a great rating system. You can rate people up or down, and you get more allowance for positive ratings, so it pays to be nice. Getting rated negatively can be a pain in the ass when someone childishly gets all their friends to rate you negatively even if they don’t know or care why. I don’t know how to resolve this. But if you’re a friend of a person who’s targetting a user, I think it would be more useful to put less weight on your negative rating of another user. Maybe it’s time-based. I dunno. There’s issues here, I know it.
In the game “tag” we used to have a rule – “No tag-backs” which meant you couldn’t get tagged and then retag the person who just tagged you. I’m not sure how this fits in.. but I think it does.
Amazing video of a circular saw that can tell the difference between wood and skin. Link (Thanks, David!)
To be a total woodworking nerd and snob, it’s not a circular saw, it’s a table saw. Going to their website however, does reveal that they’ve adapted this to a very scary looking chop saw, and to a bandsaw now. Very cool. I just wish someone would license the tech so I can benefit from both worlds… ahem, delta? Pleased with the planer, in the market sooner or later for a real tablesaw…. ahem…
LimeWire 4.0 coming in May
LimeWire LLC has announced the forthcoming release of LimeWire 4.0, a major new upgrade to the peer-to-peer file sharing software for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. An interface overhaul, faster and more successful downloads, improved searches and other new features mark this new release, according to the developer. [MacCentral]
Over 500 more hit with RIAA law suits
The recording industry continued its legal assault against individuals accused of sharing copyright music, filing 532 more lawsuits against peer-to-peer (P-to-P) network users Tuesday, including 89 against individuals using university networks. The move follows 532 lawsuits that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed against individuals in January and 531 in February. [MacCentral]
I find it ironic that these two items are right next to each other in today’s feeds from MacCentral. Hey, the new version of “poke me in the eyes” is out! Come get “please legally remove all my money, RIAA 4.0!” Wooohoo. Why not just go legal with iTunes? Save yourself, save your time. Music does not want to be free, it wants to get paid. iTunes provides an amazing… AMAZING library of tunes now… as evidenced by my previous posts about the last 50 or so tunes I was able to legally procure… and am now enjoying.
The support and development of Adobe FrameMaker for the Mac community will soon come to an end. The Mac version of FrameMaker will be discontinued on April 21st, but Adobe Expert Support will continue to support the Mac FrameMaker until April 21, 2005. FrameMaker will continue to be supported and developed for both the Windows and Solaris platforms.
What were you just saying, jono? Adobe abandoning the Mac? Further proof.
Thanks to Deeje, pepsi, and apple… here is all the free music I’ve gotten because of your gifts and promotions since jan. 28th 2004. (I just now ran out of credits )
Rough 4:59 John Arnold Featuring Ayro Neighborhood Science Hid Mi Hnd 8:28 Projections Subtitled Records – Take One (Recent Clips) The Plankton Organization 6:08 Drexciya Harnessed the Storm Triangular Hydrogen Strain 3:58 Drexciya Neptune´s Lair Box 4:30 Surgeon Balance Set Two 5:32 Surgeon Balance Krautrock 4:31 Surgeon Basictonalvocabulary Remnants of What Once Was 9:51 Surgeon Force + Form Returning to the Purity of Current, Pts. 1 & 2 8:22 Surgeon Force + Form Hi Jack 4:58 The Advent Sketched for Life Sketcherz Main 4:53 The Advent Sketched for Life Don’t Mind If I Do 3:39 Bushy Hiya! Don’t Mind If I Do (Groove Armada 100 Club Mix) 5:59 Bushy Hiya! In the Beginning 4:17 Astrogroove astrogroove P.S. I Dub Ya 6:49 Posterboys of the Apocalypse P.S. You Love Me Don’t Wake Up Policeman 4:53 Junkie XL & Peter Tosh Radio JXL – A Broadcast from the Computer Hell Cabin Whereweleftoff (Fortune Cookie Remix) 4:43 Atom P.S. You Love Me Communication to None 5:51 Hardfloor So What?!? Smash the Gnat 7:42 Hardfloor So What?!? Spoken Token 5:52 Hardfloor So What?!? Pattern No. 1 4:37 Kompjutr Headquarters – Berlin Finish Summer 7:17 Todd Bodine Headquarters – Berlin Inbound 6:16 3ST vs. Dash Headquarters – Berlin Crunch Time 6:59 3ST Headquarters – Berlin On the Throne of Saturn 3:25 Don Preston Music from the 21st Century Cris Chana 4:50 Wagon Christ Musipal Tomorrow Acid 3:42 Wagon Christ Musipal Hologram Network 4:12 Variable Unit Handbook for the Apocalypse Kinda’ Kinky 3:43 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Boogaloop 4:34 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Beatbox Cha Cha 3:24 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Jackie Go! 4:34 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Smokebomb 5:03 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky That Hindu That You Do 3:48 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Les techniques de l’amour 4:47 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Continental Break Fest 3:06 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Mucho Tequila 5:03 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Tigerbeat 4:05 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Riviera Rendezvous 5:00 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Samba 1000 6:09 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky The Girl from N.O.W.H.E.R.E 4:44 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Nightcap 1:44 Ursula 1000 Kinda’ Kinky Titanium 3:21 Kraftwerk Tour de France Soundtracks Aéro Dynamik 5:04 Kraftwerk Tour de France Soundtracks Chrono 3:19 Kraftwerk Tour de France Soundtracks Cease to Exist (M.B.M. Vs. D.H.S. Mix) 6:11 Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio R.M.X.S. Shadow & Substance Mix (DJ Spooky Mix) 5:43 Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio R.M.X.S. God O.D. (Jonah Sharp Mix) 5:57 Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio R.M.X.S. STS 2006 (High Priest/Antipop Consortium Mix) 3:15 Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio R.M.X.S. Claro Mambo 5:03 Tino & Michael Carabello Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 4 – Mambo Lunar Cha Cha 4:14 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 4 – Mambo Ice Pick Mambo 4:44 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 4 – Mambo Musica Mambo 5:20 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 4 – Mambo Sunday Dub 5:32 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 5 – Dub Monster Dub 3:48 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 5 – Dub Liquid Dub 5:31 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 5 – Dub Tino’s Factory 3:37 Tino Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 5 – Dub
[electronic – iTunes 100 Just Added Albums]
Tino’s Breaks, Vol. 6 – Hallowe’en Dub
October 15, 2002
2002 Tino Corp.
A whole pantload of Tino albums just came online today in the iTunes Music Store.
Storm the studio R.M.X.S – Meat beat manifesto.. out on tino corp.
Tino’s breaks vol. 5 – Dub on Tino corp.
Tino’s breaks vol. 4 mambo on tino corp
MBM’s … In Dub which has several several tracks overlapping the Tino tracks above.
and, dude! How cool is a halloween dub album??? I’m totally gonna buy that for halloween 2004!
The 12 reasons Andreessen – he of the all-time great quote: “The Valley is going to save the Valley” – came up at the conference with were as follows:
1. “The Internet is powered by open source.”
2. “The Internet is the carrier for open source.”
3. “The Internet is also the platform through which open source is developed.”
4. “It’s simply going to be more secure than proprietary software.”
5. “Open source benefits from anti-American sentiments.”
6. “Incentives around open source include the respect of one’s peers.”
7. “Open source means standing on the shoulders of giants.”
8. “Servers have always been expensive and proprietary, but Linux runs on Intel.”
9. “Embedded devices are making greater use of open source.”
10. “There are an increasing number of companies developing software that aren’t software companies.”
11. “Companies are increasingly supporting Linux.”
12. “It’s free.”
I’ve had this nagging design in my head for about 10 years now. I’ve been dreaming of sculptures and household items using my recurring theme. Yesterday, I began fulfilling the dream, starting with a desklamp.
view the gallery: fulfilling the dream