Category Archives: Technology

“Reflections: The Cleve Cartmill Affair: One” by Robert Silverberg

One anecdote out of science fiction’s history that almost everyone has heard of is the tale of how Cleve Cartmill, a competent writer of middling abilities, published a story describing the workings of the atomic bomb in a 1944 issue … Continue reading

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Press This « WordPress Codex

This function allows quick posting and publishing through the use of a special web browser favourite. You can create a shortcut to allow use of “Press This”; from the new post screen. You then activate the function when browsing by … Continue reading

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UNetbootin allows for the installation of various Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive, so it’s no different from a standard install, only it doesn’t need a CD. It can create a dual-boot install, or replace the existing OS … Continue reading

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BMW Kinetic Sculpture

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Fireworks pictures experiments

This 4th of July, I’m going to try an experiment. I’m going to take my little Canon 800is, load it up with CHDK, mount it on a tripod, point it at the sky, and run the lightning/motion detection script. I … Continue reading

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opendns redirecting google lookups?

Hard to tell what they’re doing, but it looks really shady. dig @ ; < > DiG 9.4.2 < > @ ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<

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Ubuntu Linux Disk Encryption Benchmarks

Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was install-time encryption support where using the alternate installer one can fully encrypt their disk in an LVM using dm-crypt. Unfortunately, the Ubiquity installer in Ubuntu 8.04 continues to lack LVM and encryption support, but using … Continue reading

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OSSEC is a scalable, multi-platform, open source Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS). It has a powerful correlation and analysis engine, integrating log analysis, file integrity checking, Windows registry monitoring, centralized policy enforcement, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response.

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Underseas ‘Wind Farms’ could become power source

This is pretty brilliant. An Australia company is testing what could be the undersea equivalent of a wind farm. Their devices would capture wave energy and convert it to electricity.

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Technology transformation, opiate necessity, cognitive surplus

Another thing that everybody except for me probably saw last week. Non-embedded big version here.

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