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If you want to read something
very sad, then go over to Unknown News
and read about the impromptu visit to the emergency room. It's located on
the site's left hand side. They'll probably be about four grand in the hole
at the least. They're not insured.
Scott Bateman's Funny
Pro Kucinich Ads (I'm probably going with Dean, though. The few things I
don't like about him make him more electable come November.)
Here's a nice
ocean tide alt fuel contraption devised by the Brits. If they scale it
up, it could replace half of that country's nuclear energy output.
Argument About How To Get the Public More Involved in Science Policy Issues
Our loyal ally
Spain considers charges against us for deliberately targeting their
Article About Publicly Available Peer Review and this
is a related story and
link about peer reviewed inventions. Reads completely science
Here's a writer who I should have linked to long ago
because she's digging in the same vein that I am (a left view of technology)
except people pay her a decent wage. Her name is
She has a website, but doesn't blog so you
have to look around for her newer stuff. She wrote the piece above about
open peer review and publishing. I really liked her piece about Cuban
and here. I'm
also convinced that given a choice between the standards of our client
states in Latin America, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras (being the main
ones), and what looks to be the Mad Max style ruins in construction in both
Afghanistan and Iraq, then I would take Cuba.
Science Agency Comes Out Against GM Foods
and here's the site for the
Independent Science Panel
Classic Rall: "They Impeach Murderers, Don't They?"
Guys With Great Racks (Warren...You Missed This? Beaten by a corporate
media hack like Dvorak...what would Spider say...?)
A Geek Volunteer
Horrific House Vote (yet again, sigh) Against Class Action Lawsuits
How Do You "lose" a 727 Exactly...Sounds Very X Filish or very prelude to
terrorist action ish...
Calling the Instapundit Propaganda Crowd: Please Rebut
Mr. Beers, (trying
to see the big picture here...wants to force a larger investigation,
possibly state that someone told him to lie, someone higher up...oh lawd let
it be Rove) if possible. Also check out this Cursor commentary:
accusing the Bush administration with 'Dereliction
of Duty' in its war on terror, Paul
Krugman refers to Monday's Washington Post
with Rand Beers, the former top White House counterrorism adviser who
before the start of the Iraq war and has recently become a volunteer
national security adviser to Sen. John Kerry. While
only a handful
of U.S. news outlets have picked up the story, it has been linked to by
more than 100
Here's my new meme (catch it!) "The
Internet: It's the new counterculture...man..." And oh, loyal
allies the Brits say we suck as imperialist occupiers...
That's a classic Heavy Metal cover by
Rich Corben, done in the 70s with Old School 3D, way before Poser.
Impressive. And I hope he's a fair use kinda of guy.
He's built like Den. I
don't think I would like him when he's angry...
Remember: go out and collect all the
Red Hour Orgy piece is up at Better Humans where I take on the New
Atlantis (or the Stop Self-Evolution Crowd) and where I make the suggestion
that Leon hisself is reading our words of wisdom. It's always good to have
fans. And as usual, here's some of my breathless unbeatable prose:
"On the whole, I find the enterprise to be
somewhat irrelevant and preachy, which is probably what I should expect from
the editor Eric Cohen, a Weekly Standard alumnus. Here is a man who on the
net can be quoted as saying that
role for religion in public life".
I'm sure that's what science needs, just a touch of Wiccan lore added to
that proteomic mix, or quantum computing spells conjured up by the dead
Warlock Aleister Crowley (death shouldn't stop him), or Hare Krishna chants
thrown in with your GPS tracking or imaginary beings in the sky who watch
over your particle acceleration runs and yet have time to talk to Jerry
Falwell and Pat Robertson about their money problems. Thanks for nuthin'
At the time I posted this, Better
Humans was having some problems, so you can find
Red Hour Orgy, raw and uncut, right here as well. (I wasn't going to
link to my raw version this time because Simon added some important things
to the piece that I didn't know and of course I always want to take full
credit for the "brilliance".)
Speaking of Red Hour Orgy, in a past
column I made an original argument (sez me) that we probably don't have to
fight a war over oil if science progresses at even a conservative rate. I
thought that if you combined wind, conservation, nan breakthroughs and
the Turkey Guts
fuel conversion people you would end up a situation where you wouldn't
have to kill anybody over oil.
Turns out that
there's a buncha' nanotechnologists who are making the same point, and it
will be archived on video. Two interesting companies will offer
and another company that specializes in
State light. And these dry
battery guys sound interesting.
Here's a place where
find online left video. The Internet: Today's Counterculture. Can you
dig it man...?
(From Daily Wireless)
Pentagon Plans to Ring Country with Surveillance Blimps...Feel Safer
Already. He also thinks this company
represents Wifi's next big thing.
Klein on the Privatization of Iraq (It's not pretty and this isn't what
happened in Germany or Japan.) And in a related story, the plunder and
misery and backlash continues
(From Boing Boing)
history of those early media pirates: The Film and Music Industries.
More of Brendan McCarthy's
I'm permalinking the
Center for Digital Democracy.
Their Principle meme seems to be Cheap Broadband for the Masses. You can
also see Jeff Chester speaking now over at a
"Take Back the Media"Conference over there
at C Span, which also features a funny Eric Alterman monologue. Chester
interesting 12 point media plan which I've probably linked to before,
but I don't mind doing it again.
completely depressing portrait from prison written by a non violent prisoner.
It's not quite OZ, but it doesn't sound like fun. Well-written.
I saw this on Tech TV. It feels a lot
like Bit Torrent and it's called E
Mule. It seems like a more effective version of Kazaa. Let's put it this
way: Overnight, at a lawless friend's house where they simply don't respect
the RIAA or the wonderful choices in music I'm being given by Clear Channel
and MTV these days, a half hour concert of Frank Zappa was completely
downloaded (the bad person has dsl broadband). It was about 250 mbs.
My lawless friend who doesn't love
America and/or Hilary Rosen is now taking legitimate shots at live videos
from Allan Holdsworth, Traffic and Bjork, all about a half gig apiece.
Nice Appell Piece
on How States Are Leading on Environmental Issues
Jeremy Rifkin Sez the EU doesn't
like GM foods because they like really good food and don't want their country turned into
one big mall.
On a related note, here's why Canadian farmers
don't like GM foods.
There are three good pieces by Robert Cringely
that would usually be pointed out to me in Robot Wisdom, but Jorn hasn't posted
anything in a while. One piece has to do with how Open Source could be compromised. And I
guess on a related note, he writes two columns ( here and here) on how he senses
Microsoft's Dark Hands are manipulating the SCO vs. Linux dispute..
I was involved in a debate with someone on the
Instapundit side of the spectrum and she told me that she wished somebody would shut down
Greenpeace because...well her reasons didn't make sense to me. I thought Greenpeace didn't
like France either? Oh well.
Anyway, curious as to what Greenpeace was up to of
late, I checked out this. They even have
downloadable videos which I'm going to look at certainly.
Or you can read this:
"Greenpeace Victories in 2002: Check out this new video
highlighting two of Greenpeace's major victories in the past year: ratification of the
solar bond initiatives in San Francisco, which put in place the largest investment in
renewable energy in U.S. history, and an historic decision, backed by research from
Greenpeace, which led to the shutdown in the trade of illegally logged mahogany from the
Gawd, sounds terrible. Alt fuels and environmental
protection. Should be stopped at once.
interesting story about a local activist, whose office space houses our new Pgh Indy
Media office and other "radical" and "dangerous" activities.
Gene Expression Call Your Office and Resign: Ghana Creates Its Own Competitor to
Microsoft Called "Soft"
Back when I wrote "Why I Don't Support Harlan Ellison's
Lawsuit Against Internet Piracy" I noted that even if he was able to shutdown
Kazaa and Aimster, that would do nothing to stop portable big gig devices that you could
carry house to house on a keychain. And sure enough: There's this new 1.5
gig hard drive on the market that's about a big as a USB microdrive. Oh woe to the man
who insists upon the worldwide integrity of his Deathbird Stories copyright...
Here's a left argument against germline engineering that I should attempt to
make fun of over at Better Humans.
Cool John Ridley
Profile (Must Get His Newest Novel About Superheroes)
More Evil From My Own Home State: State Attorney General Won't
Tell Me Which Sites Have Been Blocked
...Now that's good for Democracy... I am also permalinking the Center for Democracy and Technology, probably Lawrence
Lessig and I'm dumping Winterspeak (it just got boring.) And where's Jorn over at Robot
Wisdom? Hope he's okay even if he is a jerk...
Nice good cop/bad cop rant for
Fantagraphics from Warren Ellis (From Gravity
Lens Blog), even though they are easy to hate
and according to them what Warren does isn't really "Art" they'd probably sniff
contemptuously from their critical heights... I'll probably buy something, maybe that hot
porn of theirs...
Out the Plausible Futures Newsletter
this kind of guerilla
campaign that will be will waged against Bush Lite.
Pentagon Seems to
Declare That Space is Off Limits to Non Americans...Ahhh to live in the
Speaking of our friendly military, the Memory Hole scores
a valid journalistic coup by
acquiring never before published papers about Operation Phoenix.
A group that
studies how many pollutants are in your body or why we still need those
pesky environmental laws.
Scary Site About
Untraceable Ballot Box Tampering
Good Story about
the war brewing over GM foods over at Quark Soup. His publisher wouldn't
print it so he put it online.
And from that story, Dave gives us some pretty cool links
to the Genetic Engineering
Action Network and
Bill of Rights
Good Noah Story on Hi Tech Military Advances
Open Access or Peer
Reviewed Journals Online
Depressing Yet True Accounts of all the Media Firings That Have Occurred
Since 9-11 (kinda not a liberal media...)
Gravity Blog) Long interesting Interview with Greg "Blood Music" Bear.
Disturbing Account of the Rise of the Russian Mob...It evolved because
we didn't invest in their rebuilding efforts. It's sort of what happens here
in the black community or what we see happening in both Iraq and
Tech Improvements in Television
Evil Pennsylvania (my evil state) Targets Municipalities That Start Their
Own Broadband and here's a
story about public
Science and Science Fiction Shows Across The Country
Economy, Fueled by Nuclear Power (!?), When we're on the
a nan fueled energy revolution...how did Charlie Brown put it....Aaagh!
Here's an interesting story:
Biotech firms hurt Indian Kids
and this is the
interesting site that it came from.
Warren Ellis to this link to
McCarthy's Incredible Artwork!
I just can't get rid of that
Brendan McCarthy piece yet. My review of the Matrix is over at Majic 12 Blog. I also
have two posts over at
Warblogger Watch. My most sarcastic bits:
"Glenn, it's about time that you admit that the
situation in Iraq has evolved into what you yourself have defined as a
marginal and/or substantial loss by Allied forces in Iraq. And you should
apologize, preferably in public, your head bowed in shame, your face full of
wet mucousy tears. It's time for the pro war side, whose hideous jingoism
you ably represent, to admit that the rebuilding of Iraq would be a tough
job for people who are competent, not bought off or are wholly owned
subsidiaries of the fossil fuel industry, and understand the complexities
and mechanics of the Iraqi society...let
alone the Bush Administration.
It's time for the pro war side to admit that the war has done nothing to
disable terrorist groups and in fact has
strengthened their recruitment and fundraising,
just as Osama had wanted. And finally, it's time for the pro war side to
admit that stealing a country's oil in broad daylight is a tough, if not
impossible job, and that Iraq would be better served by 100,000 United
Nation troops (armed with nonlethals) and headed by a multilateral coalition
that's actually interested in creating a real democracy in Iraq and not some
puppet regime, as the Iraqi people themselves have called for. By the way,
if you're looking for a way to do that then please reread the works of Lani
Guinier and take a good long look at the South African constitution, which
was inspired by her work. (It's why the white minority hasn't been
Alarming Roundup of Real World Nan Products
From Science A Go Go: Story about Artificial Proteins
(I'll probably permalink them just because of that cool name.)
Intimidating Paul Orwin Outline for
Expression Call Your Office: MIT Tech Review
Debates Future of Genetic Scripting by Race
Garbage Into Oil Machine Gets Animated (MIT Tech Review or the other less
well known Tech Review)
Warren Ellis to this link to
McCarthy's Incredible Artwork!
Very Needed and
Decent Petition Against Media Consolidation or "Clearchannel owns my local
radio, tv, and newspaper and I don't know what's going on in the world..." (I'm
On a related note, I discovered
called The Future of Music while sifting through the above link.
Security over at Wired. David Brin has been talking about this sort of
thing for years...
Krugman on Our Bought Off Privatized Media
Narco News on
Bought Off Media and Blair Controversy (Nice analysis here)
Interview and Related Story:
They Plan on Doing it Again, Nationwide...Where are the Dems on this?
Shouldn't there be a preemptive lawsuit, something about the roll erasures
being known at least six months before the election...?
Delany (legendary science fiction writer and one of the world's great
Tom Moody's High Brow
weblog. He is, thus, permalinked.
Hilarious Post On "Our Glorious War Thus Far" By Max Sawicky
Related Note: The 14 Signs of Fascism or "Welcome to the U. S. of A."
Update on Nonlethals Over at Popular Science
Nanotube Based Ram From A Company Called Nantero
Interesting Profile of French 3D Film
I actually thought
this movie had its moments. I find the
politics behind the X Men more interesting than the fight scenes, though the
intro scene with Nightcrawler was very very cool. Personal teleportation can
be a very potent weapon it seems. I also agree with
Media Matt (his last name frightens me) that it's not clear to me that
Magneto is the bad guy, other than his complete disregard for human life. It
seems to me, and this is a question that the American Left itself might have
to face (soon), sometimes force might be appropriate, especially in
self-defense against the
of our imagination and our reality. We may have to become the monster in
order to fight it. Best bits of writing: When out actor Ian McKellan
deliciously smirks about just how "good" adroit shapeshifter Mystique
happens to be. She probably turns into Brendan Frasier when she's sleeping
with old Ian. I also like the prison break and the slow buildup to the birth
artist/writer Tom Moody has a blog online.
America's Broadband Dream Is Alive in South Korea. There's also some
commentary here from the Daily Wireless guy.
Nice Quark Soup
Piece on the New McKibben Book
May 7th, 2003
on E Ink (think flexible computers and wifi cloud connected clothes that
flash sites, art, music...) and
here's an older
explanation at How Stuff Works.
New Nader Corporate
Accountability Group: Points out that not only was Haliburton Iraq deal
sleazy (big shock there), but they've skirted rules prohibiting them from
dealing with Axis of Evil countries.
Public Citizen PDF on just how really baaad the new energy bill is.
Estimated Cost of the War: Between $120 billion to $1.75 trillion
In related news and not linked to by Instapundit:
as cool as once believed.
US Fails to
Provide Iraqi Heathcare and
Needed to Protect US Troops, Iraqis from the Effects of Depleted Uranium
RIAA Dreams Up Software Bullets
for Peer to Peer
There are lots of interesting political posts that I've
been slowly digesting. God I hate that metaphor.
Here's one from
Max Sawicky, and
here's another one. Here's
Oliver's visit with
John Edwards. I'm leaning toward Dean by the way (just once I'd like to
elect a real democrat into office). Here's the
official site and
here's the "fan" site.
interview with Margaret Atwood and her impressive new book (critically
anyway), even if it does sound firmly entrenched in the McKibben just
say enough school of science.
Canadian writer wants a publicly-owned paper. That would be nice here as
Warren Ellis (Die Puny Humans)
thinks this list is
silly, but I've always worshipped
Week of April 20 thru
Warren Ellis (Die Puny Humans)
thinks this list is
silly, but I've always worshipped
with Janeane Garofalo (Robot Wisdom)
By the way: We Love You Janeane...in a wholesome
Mother Jones sense and not in a drooling at your New York apartment window
I'm permalinking Talking Points. That Washington Monthly piece was just
Villainess Hilary Rosen To Draft Iraq Copyright Law...Them Iraqis Don't Need
More Private Space Race Stuff
Another Hundredfold Memory Breakthrough. Remember kids: When you have
portable terabyte memory you can start recording your whole life.
Presses: Eric Drexler says Nan research should continue and:
Charles Murtaugh takes potshots at both McKibbon's new anti-tech book and
Insightful, Fully Realized Greider Piece on the Horror, the Horror of the
Bush evil. And related:
wickedness from the Bush administration, from Molly Ivins.
New Website that Features Non-spandex
comics stories from Women Creators.
You just can't stop us here at Art
Thief International. We simply don't know the meaning of shame. Two links
for Jim Burns by the way,
Don't Frell With My Blue
Bot of Death!
On a related note, I make the argument
in my Red Hour Orgy column (over at Better Humans) that real reporters might
want to start thinking about using robotic proxies in order to get the job
done, UAVs, MAVs, etc. Professional
version is here and uncut sloppy wordy raw version where it's
clear I'm thinking out loud is here.
Here's a bit of my breathless prose:
"If the profession of
journalism is to progress beyond its current dismal state of obeisance to
the state and right-wing media tycoons, it not only has to rethink its
relationship to ownership, but also has to improve its core function by
emulating the tactics and technologies of the military, detectives and
Just as an example as
to how this might work, let's by wild assumption, take a guess that the
United States is about to invade Syria. You happen to be a beat reporter for
CNN or the BBC. You suspect something bad will happen to the banks and
museums in Damascus, which the allied forces have overtaken in a month's
time. As a reporter, you'd like to see what's happening but there are still
pockets of resistance. You sure would like to see what's happening at the
National Museum of Damascus, located right at Shoukry al-Qouwatly Street -
Near Takiyeh al Suleimaniyeh. It's too dangerous for you, two-fisted beat
reporter Pilger Fisk, to be seen anywhere near that museum. Besides, 19 of
your colleagues have died from friendly-fire incidents. No need for you to
be a casualty.
In fact, even though you're miles away from the scene you've set up command
and control in your Damascus hotel suite. It's midnight. Your "forces" have
been amassed. And over the hotel: three of your Dark Knight Blimps have been
dispatched in a triangle several hundred yards above the Museum. They've
been tricked out with both long-range visual and sound sensors. Two of your
Speed Racers, gas-fueled mini cars that can travel over 70 miles per hour
are on the grounds speeding around obstacles, hiding in dark corners and
hearing and seeing everything a thousand yards away. Your cars are carrying
mobile walking bots, nicknamed Huey and Dewey, that can climb buildings and
that you can operate via telepresence controllers similar to a Playstation
or an Xbox. You and your staff play a remote droid minuet where the stakes
are the truth. It's midnight. And you wait. And you watch. (Can you tell
this a novel that I haven't written yet?)
I went to Unknown News and all I got
were 3 zillion lousy links:
Robert Fisk Thinks Journalists Were Targetted Deliberately
who think SARS is artificially created. The link comes from a Cool New
Site called The Institute for Science in Society, self described as the
"most radical science magazine on Earth".
Well, it's not like there's a lot to begin with.
Space. I'm actually
for Elon Musk (Heinleinesque named entrepreneur/libertarian who
described the South African army as fascist.) and hoping control freak and
hierarchy conscious guy Jeff Bezos doesn't fare as well.
Self-explanatory Android World
Site (Remember: I came out as a robosexual when it wasn't cool...)
list of Robotic Sites
Very Thorough SARs
Scary Russian Spy Bloggers are Back (!) in: You Can Only Blog Twice
these and other covers at this great
art site. (Art Thief International Strikes Again (!)...unless they want
me to pull it down of course.)
intends to start his own space program. Check out that cool alien design
Steven Den Beste, bent on Machiavellian world domination, doesn't like
Miracle Waste Converter that turns garbage into oil. I guess he just
can't stand not killing people for oil.
I know he's an engineer and all
that but I wish he would have read this more critically. First, the story
never says turkey guts alone will create our self-sustaining future. It
makes the astonishing claim, see below if I haven't deleted it out yet, that
it can reprocess all waste: sewage, iron filings, old dresses, toxics,
everything. Den Beste also seems to be unimpressed with the fact that we
have a working prototype! This is completely unlike my personal cold fusion
powered time machine that I keep in my basement, and which isn't
real...These guys have a product that works.
Guy Negre's air compression car
sounds incredible to but it's real. It's real. I'm almost tempted to ask, Atrios style, why does Steven Den Beste hate America and American
innovation? But I won't because I have some small measure of self control.
Still Damn Mad About This Evil War. Really. I'm not kidding. Ok. Here's a
"One child, Ali
Ismaeel Abbas, the boy who lost his parents and his arms in a missile
attack, has been flown to a modern hospital in Kuwait. Publicity has saved
him. Tony Blair says he will "do everything he can'' to help him. This must
be the ultimate insult to the memory of all the children of Iraq who have
died violently in Blair's war, and as a result of the embargo that Blair
enthusiastically endorsed. The saving of Ali substitutes a media spectacle
of charity for our right to knowledge of the extent of the crime committed
against the young in our name. Let us now see the pictures of the "truckload
of dozens of dismembered women and children'' that the Red Cross doctors
saw. As Ali was flown to Kuwait, the Americans were preventing Save The
Children from sending a plane with medical supplies into northern Iraq,
where 40,000 are desperate. According to the UN, half the population of Iraq
has only enough food to last a few weeks. The head of the World Food Program
says that 40 million people around the world are now seriously at risk
because of the distraction of the humanitarian disaster in Iraq. "
then there's this: (I've gone font kerazy...!)
ascendant mafia now rules
the United States, and the Prime Minister is in thrall to it. Together, they
empty noble words – liberation, freedom and democracy – of their true
meaning. The unspoken truth is that behind the bloody conquest of Iraq is
the conquest of us all: of our minds, our humanity and our self-respect at
the very least. If we say and do nothing, victory over us is assured."
April 24, 2003
combined with this, spells problems...Better invade France.
Terabyte Memory (rapidly approaching) You Could Probably Record Your Whole
Life, Or At Least Your Important Bits (MPEG Download)
I've Been Meaning to Permalink to
this for awhile now: The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
All You Ever Wanted to Know About
Here's Something Else
That's New: The Center for Science, Law and Technology
Cool Animation and Trailers Over at DarkHorse Comics
More on that
Awful Rave Bill (I don't even do drugs but I can easily hate these laws.
More of the right's intolerance. You simply aren't allowed to do or think
Interesting Wide Ranging Link Over at Daily Wireless
Check Out This
Analysis About Genetic Engineering At The Voice...It Doesn't Really Take a
Position. It's actually "objective", if there is such a thing said in my
best Agent Smith kinda style (The Matrix is coming...!)
April 22, 2003
Jessica Abel On What Is A Graphic
Food Could Start a Trade War (By Dave Appell, who also pens Quark Soup,
and who just got
back from Europe.)
Two More From Wired Magazine:
FCC Frelled Up Broadband and
Altruistic Genetic Engineering
Instapundit's Fears Realized: The EU Gets Tough on American Firms
Thus Far (Not So Good...)
Global Computer Project at Indy Media
Wil McCarthy Puts
Whole Novel Online in MP3 Format Anyone can do this. He's using a
freeware program designed for the blind.
Unbeatable Tom Tomorrows
and Tom the Dancing Bug at Salon this week, but watch the ad etc. (Lucky
Ducky is back! And he's a soldier! That Lucky Ducky!)
Week of April 13 thru April 20
Update: Whenever I use art for my nonprofit site here
(not necessarily intentional but that's the way it is...) I always try to link to the
artist as a way of promoting their work. But lately the above link (now gone) stated this. (now
gone) Look, if anybody minds
me posting their art, then tell me! I'll be happy to take it down. Oh well. Back to Seth
Fisher and Micah Wright...I drew the above, so sue my ass Phil Shropshire, see if I
care...! Update Two: I haven't put everything I own under the Creative
Commons license, but I'll start with my art piece entitled "The Embrace". My
Poser using friend has zinged me again with this. (now
gone, but I saved it here.)
I've decided to respond
(Interesting Link I Found at Garrett's Website)
Links To A Story Stating That the SARS Virus Could Be A Bioagent
Pilger on the "Great Victory's" Aftermath
Here's a snippet:
is talking about murder. That is what the Americans do, and no one will say so, even when
they are murdering journalists. They bring to this one-sided attack on a weak and mostly
defenceless people the same racist, homicidal intent I witnessed in Vietnam, where they
had a whole programme of murder called Operation Phoenix. This runs through all their
foreign wars, as it does through their own divided society. Take your pick of the current
onslaught. Last weekend, a column of their tanks swept heroically into Baghdad and out
again. They murdered people along the way. They blew off the limbs of women and the scalps
of children. Hear their voices on the unedited and unbroadcast videotape: "We shot
the shit out of it." Their victims overwhelm the morgues and hospitals - hospitals
already denuded of drugs and painkillers by America's deliberate withholding of $5.4bn in
humanitarian goods, approved by the Security Council and paid for by Iraq. The screams of
children undergoing amputation with minimal anaesthetic qualify as the BBC man's
"sound of freedom"."
Astrophysicist Who Argues For Tech Research Restriction
Kurt Nimmo on
the Selling of Iraq
Bush's Habit of Brazen Lying (Don't Feel Good About Not Invading Syria Rhetoric) and: Related Link About
His Lies Caught on Camera
Are Already Getting Sick From Gulf War Syndrome
Mercs of "Dyncorp" Headed To Iraq
Iraq To Be a Horrorshow for
Privatization (Get used to your unaffordable "privatized" water
"liberated" Iraqi citizen...)
Just saw this on Tech
TV, which is oddly enough (Actually it's not that odd: tech mentats are getting
screwed under this regime...), one of the most progressive cable news stations out there: Story about a wireless project in San
April 16th, 2003
Week of April 6
thru April 12
New stuff from Micah Wright. By the way,
he's referring to this:
(pic from Kurt Nimmo, must readin' these days)
Oooh. I can feel my patriotic pride swellin'. Of
course, Glenn tells me it's only 500 people dead. It's not like they're real people or
anything. And of course, we've picked a real
winner to replace Saddam, quite in line with our Pinochet, Somoza and heavily guarded
Karzai oil fella legacy...More on
this blatant puppetry by Molly Ivins. Some Frellin' democracy we got planned here.
Meet the new boss...Remember Pro Idiotarian masses: Even us leftie pinkos never thought
we'd lose the war. We're arguing that we're going to lose
the occupation, thereby making the sacrifices of the war meaningless...
And yes: I believe,
like Robert Fisk (who's probably in danger) those Arab journalists were targeted,
disinfo from Fox News notwithstanding. You might have noticed that the usual pro
warbloggin' suspects are now reduced to criticizing the BBC and the Arab press. God knows
there's nothing threatening about the American press for sure. Call me crazy but I always
thought that the job of the media was to question the state, not be its stenographer.
April 11, 2003
New Posts Over at Inane
Ramblings, featuring more Micah Wright and comics that are inadvertently political,
courtesy of insanely great oil painter Simon Bisley.
Public Citizen warns us against
yet another bad idea from the administration: restarting nuclear plants. Remember
kids, nuclear plants make great targets for terrorists.
One of Boing Boing's
contributors talks up his tech mag, which has cool stuff about quantum computers, tiny
tiny radios and other interesting items.
explains that Creationists and Luddites hinder American science research and
education. (Who knew?)
discovers that Fox News is Evil and Jingoistic. (Who knew?)
group refuses to participate in a sham government. And in a related note:
Britain must ensure that no puppet government is installed. Let's wish Blair luck.
The Center for Public Integrity
has done another another great piece about
Water Privatization. "Water Privatization".
It's the new evil meme...catch it!
Here's a new method for using
gas clouds to increase the power of telescopes. I guess it wouldn't be unlike what
water drops do, but it's still astonishing. They claim a hundred fold increase...
take on RIAA vs. College Students over at Kuroshin...
April 8, 2003
Priceless Animated Critique of
the Bush Family's Penchant for Nazi Tactics and Sympathies (Think Micah Wright doing
Private Israeli Terror Group
(Not satisfied with good works by that official Israeli terror group: The Israeli Army)
Blows Up Palestinian High School
Guy, more qualified techwise to be blunt about it, who thinks that Open Source
is the Best Way to Deal with The New Dangerous Techs. I make a similar argument here.
evils of Patriot Act 2 and plans to make the first one permanent.
Don't worry: The Senate Dems will protect us and stand tall, just like they did when they
approved the bill the first time...
Genetically Modified T
Cells Kill Cancer (Honest: This is about the 1000th time I've read this story what
will kill cancer but this one features an elegant twist...)(From Geekpress)
Attacks United States Human Rights Record (Still think a lot of this hits the mark...)
A. Roy Writes Small
All Quiet on the Corporate
Undermines Various State Laws (find your state and shriek in horror) and overview of the EU's Plans
Best and Most Thorough Updates
on SARS at Futurepundit
Declaration That I Missed
My 15 Minutes of Fame Are Up Over At
Changesurfer Radio. I dunno. I don't think I sucked that bad. But like my last radio
interview, uh, 17 years ago I think, I say "uh" way to much. It's almost like
nervous punctuation. Thanks to my fellow Better Humans columnist James Hughes for letting
me rant in public. Short version: I say nice things about Doc Menlo and Eric Blair and the
Spy Bloggers. I openly dis Glenn Reynolds, Pejman and Postrel.
Good times, good times.
Samizdat: More on America as Global Empire Theme
Has Caught on that the Russian Warbloggin' Spies Know Their Stuff (They've cracked our
radio codes. Ouch.)
Also From American Samizdat: Free Mike Hawash, one of what will no doubt be a
flood of the American Disappeared...
Dreary Analysis of War Aftermath (Predicts Bush Will Get Four More Years Due
to Democratic Party Ineptitude...)
Blog the War (It Ain't Pretty...)(What's quagmire in Russian...oh yeah,
Tiny Robots/Grey Goo Watch in Wales
Flexible Organic Solar Cells
or artificial materials, Breakthrough (Ever felt your life was just an
Broadband Monopolies Fight Dirty Against Proposed Public Telcos
Appeals About the Geneva Convention Are Hypocritical
Scott Ritter Thinks We Could Lose This War. Two quick points:
We only have 120000 men against 7 million armed fighters,
not to mention recruits from the neighboring countries in a rush to Jihad
and two: Shouldn't you root for Poland against Germany? Tough call for me
This Long and Interesting GNN Blog Entry
Somebody Call Medpundit:
Vaccine Can Kill
Ooops! Maybe the Doc Was Right...
New Link Called
Futurismic by a Science Fiction Writer
My New Column is Up At Better Humans: On War and Transhumanism and
here's the uncut version here, where I add
some thoughts about Cory Doctorow's new book and the Animatrix toons...
Digital Divide is Growing
of Anti Warblogger Corporate Press Columnist
Deep Post By Charlie Stross About Sub Design Theory
Backdoor Plan by Microsoft To Introduce Digital Rights Management..?
Rundown On Why The War Is Beginning To Look Like a Real War (Kurt
Nimmo said it more concisely: "People defending their country
against foreign invasion have an uncanny habit of fighting to the death.
Ask the Vietnamese.")
File Under: What
Stuff From Micah Wright
Body Count Site
Robot Wisdom Goes
Newly revamped and
improved Quark Soup, with comments. It's written by a science guy who
isn't a fascist. Imagine that...
Google Rejects Anti-War Ad
by Unknown News
(This Paypal/Google joins censorious corporate media
theme is disturbing...)
Move's Norm Jenson Gives Us a List of Anti-War Tunes (That You
Won't Hear at Clearchannel,
impartial organizer of pro war rallies...What Liberal Media, again.)
Miller Sighting at Kuroshin
First Reports From CNN and our Idiot Prince's Comments
Line by Line Demolition of the Idiot Prince's Last Speech
Two Completely Nightmarish Accounts of Why the War Won't
Be Easy ("It's the Occupation, Stupid")
Words of Wisdom From Max Sawicky
Can Expect from American Style "Democracy"
Must Read. Here's a sample:
various decrees of the revolutionary command council, capital punishment can
be handed out cruelly and whimsically in Iraq for a wide variety of
offences. Guilt or innocence is irrelevant. This is reported only by a few
outside human rights bodies. This would cease under an American-installed
system. Instead, executions would be largely confined to black murderers,
most of whom will probably be guilty, accused of murdering whites and too
poor to afford a decent lawyer. This will be reported only by a few outside
Iraqi journalist thought likely to ask Saddam Hussein a difficult question
is now subject to the dictates of paragraph 3. The American way (as seen
during the presidential press conference two weeks ago) provides for such
people to be stuck at the back of the room and simply not called.
Not enough chatter about
Israelis Murder Peace Activist. God help us if it was the French...
Righteous Anger From Doc Menlo
Union of Concerned
Scientists Against the Invasion
an art exhibit that features Nanobots. Here's a definition of what you're
The above and below is from
Pittsburgh Indy Media.
Below is from the weekend's slightly more rebellious anti-war demo.
Where do they get those cool corporate flags?
In other news:
Left Television I've Seen So Far
Shoots For the Moon (Chung Kuo, SFnal story of China Ascendent, At
My New Column is up at Better Humans where I Give the Heads Up on anti-nan
group text called the The Big Down
Great New Radio Interview with Anti-Propagandist Micah Wright
Transhumanism Needs is a Religion (A Secular Religion...?) (From
Erudite Max Sawicky Post on Predictably Noxious Catholic Church is
Anti-Semitic Meme Put Forth by Evil Glenn
Story About Americorp Teacher's Experience
American Companies Are Now Working on French-like Air
Compression Powered Car
Site of French Air Compression Car Maker
Newslog of a
Person Who Reports
From the Mideast and Iraq
Profile on ETC Group Founder (Writer did get one key detail wrong:
Kurzweil is not writing an anti-nan book...Kurzweil wants to evolve...)
Dean Kamen Creates Water Purifier (Downsides: Not verified that it
actually works and is coming off Segway dud...where's that new-fangled
We now present: New World Disorder
Mag Highlight is an Interview with RU Serious
Another List of Bush Lies, Inaccuracy and General
Stupidity (What a shock...)
Creative Commons Explains Their Philosophy Through
This picture explains my belief about the war efforts.
interactive gif from Cursor sort of sums up the reality of our
current political system.
12 Reasons Why The War on Iraq is Wrong and from same writers:
More Gripes About Ari
Frightening Followup to Government's Incredibly Stupid Drug Paraphenalia
Busts (Seems like the government can just take your website whenever it
wants to after you've been charged. No need for a conviction. Just a
Stunning Piece by Kurzweil About The Future of the Body And Related
Piece About the
Future of the Human Body
of Bush Lies
How The United States Could Lose It's Superpower Status Fairly Quickly
(Feels Tabloidly But It's Kinda Cool...)
Throbbing Rocking Acid Jazz
Online Television from the Guerilla News Network (Oliver: Take Notes...)
Fisk About Perfunctory Censorship at the Corporate Media
Predictably Optimistic Piece on Fuel Cells by the Futurepundit
Here's A Guy Who
Isn't As Optimistic About the Hydrogen Economy
The Writer of the Above
Link Runs This Site
very impressive Alan Moore tribute site put out by Jose Carlos Neves.
Check out the gallery and the links. You will need Babelfish though.
New Reviews of
Cory Doctorow's "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" (uncut
version here). And here's a review of
version here) Plus, I think I throw in a few words about the Animatrix.
nice essay about biotech in space. I'm of the opinion that we could
handle space better anyway after 10 years of progress in biotech and nan. By
that time, Highlift could be
ready to go.
Doesn't Work So Well My non Atlantic Monthly opinion? A completely
corrupted democracy mixed in with a corporate media that refuses, and
oftentimes can't, reasonably and responsibly question Power and Capital.
Cool Story About the Evolution of
Gaming Over at Slate
The Bad Boy of Cosmology (Thinks Einstein Got it Wrong)
It's the Oil, Stupid
It's the Privatized Water, Stupid (There are many horrific parts to this
the Oil, Stupid (Part Two)
Hentoff About Our New Hidden Killer Drones In The Sky (Related
Israeli Killer Drone Story...duck when abroad I s'pose...)
It's the Oil, Stupid (Part Three) (And we were kidding about that Democracy
My beautiful and talented half-sister Alicia Shropshire draws stuff!
And by draw, she actually uses these things called...brushes? Chalk? No
Photoshop. Well...I suppose that can be done. I also have a beautiful and talented
half-brother named Christopher but he doesn't draw and apparently he hasn't heard of
blogger yet despite being a sociology major. Alicia can also be seen acting in a very embarassing play, and
by embarassing I mean embarassing to me because I'm such a conservative prude.
(Buy my nudie art!)