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Photo of the Seattle Space Needle being constructed on a dusty lot

Photo of the Seattle Space Needle being constructed on a dusty lot

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This Polaroid was kicking around in a box of photos at my ex-mother-in-law’s house (that’s a lot of dashes!). It shows the Space Needle in the middle of being erected for the 1962 World’s Fair. When I first saw it several years ago, I remember looking at it for a good 15 minutes straight. It’s […]

Why is RFID the mark of the beast but not fingerprint scanners?

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

From Reuters, A Polish priest has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their fingerprints in order to monitor their attendance at mass, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily said on Friday. “This is comfortable. We don’t have to stand in a line to get the priest’s signature (confirming our presence at the […]

Exploding implants: The new face / breasts / buttocks of terror

Exploding implants: The new face / breasts / buttocks of terror

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I just posted a couple weeks ago that all this airport scanner security is pointless because people will always be able to get things in to places and on to planes… and that a real security includes diplomacy, castigation, and a complete overhaul of our priorities and perhaps our point of view both domestically and […]

I just lost The Game

I just lost The Game

Monday, January 25th, 2010

It’s easy to lose The Game. In fact, you can lose The Game the very same second you understand exactly how to play it. I did. The Game is everywhere, and some people are so upset by constantly losing, they write angry emails to bloggers detailing how hurt they are over people even posting anything […]

Full body scanners at the airport are pointless

Full body scanners at the airport are pointless

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

After the shoe bomber we now have to remove our shoes at the security line. After the liquid bomber, no more water bottles or liquids over 3oz. After the underwear bomber, airports are deploying equipment to essentially remove our underwear for us. As shown in these images, scanners are great for catching weapons stuffed into […]

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating...

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating…

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

A friend of mine sent me a link to a couple pages (PDF) in H+ Magazine… a transhumanist publication. The first page covers the phenomenon of “self-tracking” and CureTogether, an open source health research platform where people collaboratively posit hypotheses and track anecdotal results. The “power of many” in this forum far outweigh the relative […]

The other side of the coin, when the handicapped go too far

The other side of the coin, when the handicapped go too far

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

This article (PDF) kinda makes me want to find a blind guy and sucker punch him… just because he wouldn’t see it coming. I know I just ranted not too long ago about people abusing the handicapped, but this is asinine. Universities can “not purchase, recommend or promote use of the Kindle DX, or any […]

A Glorious Dawn for the Symphony of Science

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

A while back, John Boswell of Colorpulse created an amazing auto-tune remix of Carl Segan’s Cosmos and Stephen Hawking’s Universe with his own melody called A Glorious Dawn. It is nothing less than devastating. Every time I hear it I’m almost held in my tracks while it plays. Recently he’s created Symphony of Science where […]

Where Buddhism and Kursweil intersect

Where Buddhism and Kursweil intersect

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

A couple days ago I read the latest h+ Ray Kurzweil interview (pdf), and one part of it stood out for me. RUS: I think when most people think of utopia, they probably just think about everybody being happy and feeling good. RK: I really don‘t think that‘s the goal. I think the goal has […]

Necessity != the mother of invention, desire is

Necessity != the mother of invention, desire is

Monday, January 4th, 2010

A youtube commenter, ironically calling themselves “teched246″, questioned my use of RFID technology for convenience purposes. Quite seriously I suggested they check out an Amish commune/farm (I really wasn’t joking), and they respond with “An amish farm sounds perfect- back to nature- peaceful- bliss. I’m not a technological junkie anyhow, as I don’t own a […]

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