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Quotes of the Day - George Lucas - "So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause."
Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Looks Back - You may have heard about my new greatest hits CD "JoCo Looks Back." 20 of your favorites! Technically it's 20 songs chosen via a complicated algorithm involving popularity, best guess, and my own selfish desires and whims. But who's counting! If you'[...]
The UberReview - Super-secure Lego Safe Shows Maker's Mastery of the Plastic Brick - The Lego Safe is not just any Lego project, as the video after the jump reveals. It comes packed with a motion sensor, so it can't be carried off and has a lock with five double digit codes to give a total of 305 billion possible combinations. Once y[...]
Uncrate - Baconnaise - From the maker of Bacon Salt comes Baconnaise ($15/3 pack). This bacon flavored spread is tasty on everything from sandwiches to celery. Spread the bacon love.... Visit Uncrate for the full post.
MAKE Magazine - Edible Estates: turning lawns into food - Edible Estates is continuing to march around the country, with < gardens that were formerly lawns now in place nationwide. (Images of Austin's Edible Estate via fritzhaeg.com) Check out Fritz Haeg's presentation from his Austin visit here for gr[...]
Slashdot - McColo Briefly Returns, Hands Off Botnet Control - A week ago we discussed the takedown of McColo (and the morality of that action). McColo was reportedly the source of anywhere from 50% to 75% of the world's spam. On Saturday the malware network briefly returned to life in order to hand over command[...]
Seattlest - Our 'Third Senator' Loses Re-Election - Pop that really nice bottle of champagne you've been saving folks, because the Seattle P-I is reporting that Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, has lost his re-election bid. To add injury to insult, his ouster came on his [...]
Lifehacker - AlwaysVPN Takes U.S.-Only Sites International [Featured Download] - Windows/Mac/Linux (All platforms): AlwaysVPN, a free virtual private networking service, is promoted as a safer way for anyone to browse the web or trading files over a public net connection. It works for that purpose, sure, but it also lets anyone o[...]
Lessig Blog - words would not do - Joe Crimmings Photography
MAKE Magazine - Flat light bulb - I am in love with Joonhuyn Kim's flat lightbulb via Hackedgadgets. flat bulb is designed by korean designer joonhuyn kim. unlike ordinary bulbs its volume is 1/3 smaller, reducing the cost of packaging and transport. its slim shape allows bulbs to b[...]
O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies - Daddy, Where's Your Phone? - I met recently with Vic Gundotra, formerly Microsoft's head of platform evangelism, and now VP of Engineering at Google, responsible for all their mobile efforts outside of Android. We were talking about Google's mobile strategy and the insanely coo[...]
O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies - Is a Political Endorsement Appropriate for a Technical Site? - A number of people have responded to my endorsement of Barack Obama with complaints that it is inappropriate for a tech publisher to publish on political issues. While most of the people responding to the post have either been supportive, or thought[...]
O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies - Sprint blocking Cogent network traffic... - It appears that Sprint has stopped routing traffic (called "depeering") from Cogent as a result of some sort of legal dispute. Sprint customers cannot reach Cogent customers, and vice versa. The effect is similar to what would happen if Sprint were[...]
O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies - The desktop 3D printer - Yesterday, Andrew Sheppard pointed me at a desktop 3D printer for under $5000. That brought back some memories... In the early >0s, I worked for Imagen, the company that made the first laser printer that sold for under $20,000, the first laser[...]
O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies - 3D Printers Now As Cheap as Laser Printers Were In 19>5 - Check out this perception altering post on the Ponoko blog. It really puts the current state of 3D printers in context: they're now cheaper than laser printers were in 19>5. It almost dares you to think of when you first saw a laser printer, and[...]