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10.16.2004

Thought I'd make this picture to help show my frustration with the current political process.


Kerry vs Bush


10.15.2004

Good old Arnold has something to say about the "debate". "'Both of them did not answer some of the questions, which I think is upsetting to me,' Schwarzenegger told KGO radio in San Francisco. 'I think it is much better to be straightforward with the people.'"

FARK.com: (1170112) Jon Stewart annihilates the Crossfire crew live on CNN. Here's the transcript. Here's a download link using Bittorrent(or Azureus). Here's an IFilm link if you're too lazy to read and too lazy to install bittorrent, you bums. It's definitely worth a watch.

10.14.2004

Here's a pretty funny story linked up by Pleasant. Its topic is: 'Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party'.

Halo 2 leaked onto the internet. Although, it's the French PAL version.

Download the newly released Google Desktop Search. Or you can read a review first. Seems very useful though.

Walmart is the largest company in the ENTIRE WORLD. And that should scare you. "Here, for example, is an executive at Dial: 'We are one of Wal-Mart's biggest suppliers, and they are our biggest customer by far. We have a great relationship. That's all I can say. Are we done now?' Goaded a bit, the executive responds with an almost hysterical edge: 'Are you meshuga? Why in the world would we talk about Wal-Mart? Ask me about anything else, we'll talk. But not Wal-Mart.'"

Here's a new Sims 2 story by Something Awful. I especially like the labyrinth.

10.13.2004

Researchers may have discovered a way to give robots a sense of taste.

Slashdot posted an article up about bringing back airships for port security. I think it's great. Zeppelins, blimps, and airships in general are pretty dang spiffy.

Bush, Nader, and Kerry respond to questions posed by voters aged 18-35. Most of the questions were questions that haven't been asked or answered during the debates, etc. Kind of interesting reading.

10.12.2004

I first heard about predicting the President by Halloween mask sales in High School. This year its Bush outselling Kerry thus far.

Where do you fall on the The Political Compass? I got the coordinates Economic: -2.25 and Social: -4.31, putting me somewhat in the vicinity of the Dalai Lama, who is more to the left by two spots or so.

Scientists have implanted a chip in a quadriplegic's brain that allows him to play Pong with 70% accuracy, just by thinking.

obliteration phenomenon: "A term coined by Information scientist Eugene Garfield to refer to the situation in which works (particular scientific works) are so well known in a field they are no longer cited. For example in modern research articles on relativity, Albert Einstein is cited relatively rarely and usually only when a direct quote is used from one of his works."

Faucet Company Donates To Man Who Lost All But Spigot To Twister. With pic of afformentioned spigot.

10.11.2004

Constant Activity Of Visual Cortex Surprises Scientists. Now, that may sound boring, but click the link. They forced weasels to watch The Matrix. I kid you not. Luckily, it was just the first movie and not the other two unacknowledgeable ones, because as someone on Fark pointed out, that'd pretty much be animal cruelty ;)

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The Pink Elephant Effect. "Humans have a natural tendency to assume that everything is in order, that the reality presented to us is as it should be. If you see a pink elephant, you doubt that you actually saw a pink elephant, and if you're sure that the elephant was pink, you suppose that there must be a damn good reason for a pink elephant to be walking around."

Biomimetic Robots: A Photo Gallery

10.10.2004

Gaming helps traders score big-time. "The company follows small fluctuations in the market, easily missed on a bank of trading screens filled with fast moving numbers. Here, traders use mouse clicks to buy or sell. The faster their reaction the more money they can make, which is where the video games skills come in." Man, I should go get a job in London.

"Universal access to all human knowledge could be had for around $260m, a conference about the web's future has been told.
The idea of access for all was put forward by visionary Brewster Kahle, who suggested starting by digitally scanning all 26 million books in the US Library of Congress.
" I think it's a great idea and would maybe even promote a step forward into updating copyright law for the digital age. Of course, who knows if it'll ever happen.

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