Month: January 2006

  • The science President

    Can’t really say it better than this, by Chris Mooney. A while back I blogged about an idea floated by Morton Kondracke: That George W. Bush should try to become the “science” president by emphasizing, in his State of the Union speech, themes of global scientific competitiveness and the need to ensure that the good […]

  • EFF sues AT&T for assisting NSA with President Bush’s illegal wiretaps

    Full link. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in its massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications. [tags]EFF, Wiretaps, NSA, Bush[/tags]

  • New LEGO MINDSTORMS kits

    Coming this spring, the new LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Toolset.

  • Pacman quilt

    More in the “I’m a big geeky loser” category – a quilt I’d love to have, just to show how much geekier I am than everyone who visits me (well, they actually visit my wife – I have no friends in the real world). [tags]Pacman, Pac-Man, Quilt[/tags]

  • Q-Bert earrings

    Just because I am a big, geeky loser.  I want some of these. [tags]Q-Bert, QBest, Earrings, Ear Rings[/tags]

  • Video and voice over IP

    Sure, it’s almost $300, but that price will come down, and rather quickly, I bet.  It’s a 5.6 inch color LCD and phone that works over IP. [tags]VOIP, Video Phone[/tags]

  • Another reason to boycott Domino’s Pizza

    So, if you work for Domino’s Pizza and get robbed, you lose your job?  It sure seems that way.  Sounds like a sucky way to deal with your employees, if you ask me.  But then, no one did. [tags]Domino’s Pizza, Boycott[/tags]

  • Smart fridge magnets make poetry

    From Engadget. Here is a set of refridgerator magnets made up of a 16 character LCD display. The magnets can recognize what other parts of speech are nearby and adjust themselves to make poetry without user interaction. And if you don’t like what comes up, you can shake a magnet to change its word. As […]

  • Scammer gets scammed

    Ahhhh, when the scammers get scammed. [tags]Scam, Nigeria[/tags]

  • Approximate watch

    The opposite of super-mega-ultra-extra precision watches so many watch makers are advertising now. [tags]Watch, Approximate[/tags]

  • Ascii art

    From the golden days of BBSes. [tags]Ascii art, BBS[/tags]

  • Senators see the light on broadcast flag

    Over at EFF (support this group if you don’t already – they work to protect our digital rights), there is an article about how some Senators are turning against the broadcast flag. The reason for this is they now see that the broadcast flag would make Senator Stevens’ ipod fairly worthless. This matters, because Senator […]