How much does it cost?
"Accidentally brush your arm against its furry leg. Mention you are tired of relationships and simply want to share moments: you're a 'stop for a drink, share the kill, and mate' kinda person."
Posted by Pacanukeha at 18:07
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What a loverly server farm! I'll take two please, one for here and one as a back-up.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 18:49
LOL: "On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home."
Posted by Pacanukeha at 17:48
If we are talking about the pain that major corporations suffer from piracy and knock-offs:
We understand that trading on the image of a legitimately punk rock, anti-corporate institution will lend some desperately needed credibility to your marketing campaign for the hearts of adolescent skate kids. But doesn't knowing full well that that institution-- in this case the venerable Dischord Records-- would never grant you permission for the use of that image, and just steamrolling the fuck over them anyway because your lawyers can beat up their lawyers negate the very ideals with which you're attempting to equate yourselves?
Posted by Pacanukeha at 17:22
In a 6-3 decision led by Justice Thomas, the court overturned a federal court decision that would force cable companies to share their infrastructure with Internet service providers, such as Brand X and Earthlink.
Please, for the children, go home.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 11:47
Personal details of all 44 million adults living in Britain could be sold to private companies as part of government attempts to arrest spiralling costs for the new national identity card scheme, set to get the go-ahead this week.
The opening of commercial talks contradicts a promise made when the Home Office launched a public consultation on ID cards in April last year, when officials pledged that "unlike electoral registers, the National Identity Register will not be open for any general access or inspection."
Posted by Pacanukeha at 11:33
MercuryNews.com | 06/27/2005 | Court rules Internet file-sharing services can be held responsible for music theft
MercuryNews.com | 06/27/2005 | Court rules Internet file-sharing services can be held responsible for music theft: "``We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by the clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties,'' Justice David H. Souter wrote for the court."
Posted by Pacanukeha at 11:14
UMass Amherst News: "Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a tiny biological structure that is highly electrically conductive. This breakthrough helps describe how microorganisms can clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable resources. It may also have applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which develops advanced materials and devices in extremely small dimensions."
Posted by Pacanukeha at 14:41
Apparently some sly media industry hucksters are trying to pull a fast one on some sleepy politicians. I'll say it again: "Politicians Go Home!"
Posted by Pacanukeha at 20:47
The intrepid reporter who first revealed to us the growing techno-taxidermist craze has continued her intrepid exploration of the intersection of death and technology. Something along the lines of "putting the corpse back in corporations!" We here at "It's All About Control" salute Ms. Snyder and eagerly await her next revelation.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 20:41
3 toolkits that I should keep in mind
SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit by ModernMethod - XMLHTTPRequest Toolkit for PHP - It says PHP, but it isn't necessary.
DWR - Direct Web Remoting - seems to be focused on a java backend.
[Update] - Interestingly enough, Prototype is also available as a CPAN module - mostly to plug-in to the Catalyst MVC framework.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 17:31
Fungus could be next weapon in war on malaria
Malaria parasite 'could develop resistance to key drug'
Drinking black tea 'reduces risk of mouth cancer'
Ebola and Marburg vaccine '100% effective in monkeys'
'Treaty needed' to regulate deep-sea bioprospecting
Posted by Pacanukeha at 23:15
We report, you decide:
New Scientist Breaking News - Language may shape human thought
"Hunter-gatherers from the Pirahã tribe, whose language only contains words for the numbers one and two, were unable to reliably tell the difference between four objects placed in a row and five in the same configuration, revealed the study
Monkey Hear, Monkey Count
Rhesus monkeys possess a natural ability to match the number of voices they hear to the number of individuals they expect to see vocalizing, new research concludes. The results indicate that abstract representation of numbers is possible in the absence of language.
Writing in the June 7 Current Biology, Elizabeth Brannon of Duke University and her colleagues describe their experiment. The researchers played the monkeys "coo" calls made by either two or three unfamiliar conspecifics. They then let the monkeys watch their choice of video images showing either two or three animals. The vast majority of the monkeys selected video images that corresponded to the number of individuals heard on the audio sample. Each monkey was tested only once and did not receive a reward.
Now I want them to redo the monkey trial with 4 or 5 voices.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 22:24
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How strange - Vote to Limit Use Of Patriot Act Library Access Demands
Posted by Pacanukeha at 21:14
RPF ran a contest for the best blogs defending freedom of expression. The results are in.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 00:02
The copy protection technologies from SunnComm, Macrovision and Sony DADC differ in subtle ways. There are, however, some similarities. Many come with two sets of recorded music -- songs in the unprotected format that plays whenever the disc is inserted into a CD or DVD player, and a separate "session'' of compressed, copy-protected files that open when the disc is inserted into a computer.
When will they ever learn? They won't, they will just keep trying and trying and trying to enforce control over your computer.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 23:38
I would think that the title alone makes the content both obvious and worth clicking.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 22:10
I do hereby remind myself that mod_security is a good thing ™
Posted by Pacanukeha at 15:59
In an effort to appear foolish, Plextor sends cease-and-desist letters.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 13:44
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Researchers at Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab strapped 69 student volunteers into an immersive, 3-D virtual-reality rig, where test subjects found themselves sitting across the table from a "digital agent" -- a computer-generated man or woman -- programmed to deliver a three-minute pitch advocating a notional university security policy requiring students to carry ID whenever they're on campus.
The anthropomorphic cyberhuckster featured moving lips and blinking eyes on a head that nodded and swayed realistically. But unbeknownst to the test subjects, the head movements weren't random. In half the sessions, the computer was programmed to mimic the student's movements exactly, with a precise four-second delay; if a test subject tilted her head thoughtfully and looked up at a 15-degree angle, the computer would repeat the gesture four seconds later.
Posted by Pacanukeha at 00:55