Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 03:51:42 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2003 Arthur A. Vanderbilt
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 03:45:20 GMT
I'm reading Pattern Recognition. It's an amazing book. William Gibson's writing is always top notch. The characters and worlds he spins never fail to get me.
Here's a William Gibson mediaography / bibliography.
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 03:33:45 GMT
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Mon, 24 Mar 2003 05:51:24 GMT
I have an ordinary home page again, grouping together the stuff that I get enthusiastic about and then don't keep up with.
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 05:37:02 GMT
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 12:12:17 GMT
"Author Bruce Pollock digs beneath the rock & roll glitz to explore what it's really like to make a living as a musician."
Sun, 09 Mar 2003 00:56:39 GMT
What do Microsoft, Kevin Bacon, and cell-signaling pathways have in common? According to sociologist Duncan Watts, all three are part of the new science of networks.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 14:11:48 GMT
feisty - 1896, Amer.Eng. from feist "small dog," from fice, fist Amer.Eng. 1805 "small dog," short for fysting curre "stinking cur," attested from 1529, from M.E. fysten, fisten "break wind" (1440), related to O.E. fisting "stink." The 1811 slang dictionary defines fice as "a small windy escape backwards, more obvious to the nose than ears; frequently by old ladies charged on their lap-dogs."
"One of the interesting things I learned at http://www.etymonline.com/ is that when the word "access" first turned up in the 1300s it meant "an attack of fever.""
From Research Buzz
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 14:04:48 GMT
How creepy is this?
"The mobile robot, called the Companion, is fitted with a camera that films the patient while the caregiver's face appears on the robot's television screen-like head. Controlled from an off-site console, the robot uses software and a broadband wireless Internet connection to allow the patient and caregiver to see, hear and talk to each other."
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 14:02:31 GMT
"To see images or run programs in 3D on these screens, users won't need special glasses or additional software. Sharp already sells a cell phone with a 3D screen for the NTT DoCoMo network in Japan and is showing off a 3D notebook at conferences and press events that can run a 3D version of the game Quake."
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 12:45:04 GMT
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 13:24:11 GMT
Is this competitive because it's only ten times the price of a boxed version of Linux?
"MS aims at Linux with $399 Server 2003, Web Edition. Small, imperfectly formed, but cheap..." [The Register]
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 13:23:57 GMT
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Wed, 05 Mar 2003 13:23:25 GMT
Look at all the Xs near Austin. I've found it to be pretty easy to get free 802.11 Internet access around here.
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 02:45:45 GMT(image)
I tried out VMWare for the first time tonight. For the first time since my Age of Kings addiction I'm cursing my computer for being so slow. VMWare is amazing. You can spin of little Jr. computers running inside of your current operating system and then install operating systems on them. Here it is running Red Hat Linux with Gnome. This would be the perfect thing for testing software, which I believe is the primary market for it. You can even give the virtual computers thier own network access and then network them with one another. The potential for geeky fun is astronomical.
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 12:40:10 GMT
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 12:39:02 GMT
Microsoft, Lindows trial delayed; more evidence sought. A federal court wants Microsoft to come up with more evidence to back its trademark claims in the case, meaning the jury trial now won't start until December. [Computerworld News]
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 12:37:38 GMT
Amazon gets go-ahead to sell domain names. The online retailer has been accredited as a domain name registrar, allowing it to register domains ending in .com, .org, .biz, info and .net. [Computerworld News]
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:49:36 GMT
"There Inc. invites you to sell your wares in the most realistic and commercially sophisticated virtual world ever created. Now for the hard part: Getting people to show up."
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:44:56 GMT
"Anticipating the upcoming Matrix film sequels, the book explores the possible dangers and social effects of the emergence of superintelligence (the Singularity), the premise that we are already living in a simulation, and the philosophical and literary influences (such as Buddhism, comic books, cyberpunk, Alice in Wonderland, and Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation).
KurzweilAI.net has posted advance copies of two chapters from the book."