~e; Electromagnetic News & Views #148

From brian carroll <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Sun, 7 Nov 2004 23:13:47 -0600

Electromagnetic News & Views -- #148

00) Electronetwork.org Commentary (11/07/2004)

01) Top Stories of Electromagnetism
02) Electromagnetic health & safety
03) Electromagnetic trash & treasure
04) Electromagnetic security & surveillance
05) Electromagnetic power & energy
06) Electromagnetic current & human affairs
07) Electromagnetic transport & communication
08) Electromagnetic matter & information
09) Electromagnetic trends & inventions
10) Electromagnetic weaponry & warfare
11) Electromagnetic business & economics
12) Electromagnetic artworks & artifacts

00) --commentary-- ...

01) --top stories--

Putin Signs Bill to Ratify Kyoto Protocol

// E-Touchscreen and Optical Scanning Precincts statistics...

Surprising Pattern of Florida's Election Results // via cryptome.org

[and] Did e-voting fraud help Bush steal the election?
The Internets are abuzz with rumors that Bush won with the help
of rigged electronic voting machines. // papertrials needed...

	'It's certainly worthwhile to scrutinize how the technology functioned  
in this year's election, but to date there simply isn't the evidence to  
conclude that the election was "stolen" using it.'

[and] Computer may have lost 4,500 N.C. votes

	'A recount could change results in county commission races.' ..  
'Nationwide, only scattered problems were reported in electronic  
voting, though roughly 40 million people casting digital ballots,  
voting equipment company executives had said.'

[and] Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes

[related] Kerry Won. . .  // 'spoilage', non-EM. cryptome.org
Greg Palast, November 04, 2004

02-- electromagnetic health & safety

Apply Current, Boost Brain Power 

	'The only side effect reported was an itching or "fizzing" sensation  
around the scalp where the electrode was attached.' .... '"What we  
think we're doing is changing the electrical environment of neurons and  
causing them to change their activity," said Wassermann.'

03-- electromagnetic trash & treasure

Web tool may banish broken links // via wired.com

04-- electromagnetic security & surveillance

Security guru demands two-factor authentication // macsurfer.com

Some Shoppers Find Fewer Happy Returns
Databases Limit 'Excessive' Exchanges // via drudgereport.com

	'"I'm embarrassed to go into the store," Salerno said. "I love their  
clothes, but I'm afraid to shop there now."' .. 'As more  personal  
information is collected into databases, computers have been handed  
increasing power to make decisions about our everyday lives. The  
technological systems aim to solve costly and important business  
problems, but the proliferation of these "electronic blacklists" has  
alarmed consumer and privacy advocacy groups who say many databases  
have incomplete, incorrect or misleading information.' .... 'Return  
fraud has been a major drain on retailers' coffers.' .... 'Retailers  
like the Limited are fighting back against such high-tech fraud with  
high-tech defenses...'

05-- electromagnetic power & energy

Iran dismisses nuclear ambitions
		'"Our nuclear weapon is this nation, is our youth. A system that has  
so many devoted youth and a nation united doesn't need nuclear  
weapons," Khamenei said.' .... 'Khamenei denounced nuclear weapons and  
accused America of seeking to hamper Iran's technological progress.' ..  
'"Production, stockpiling and using nuclear weapons are objectionable  
... the argument is not nuclear weapons. They (Americans) know it  
themselves. They are unhappy with Iran's progress. That's the issue,"  
he said.'

U.N.: Traces of Plutonium Found in Egypt

	'The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, warned against  
assuming that Egypt might have contravened the Nonproliferation Treaty  
by trying to separate plutonium, a substance used in nuclear weapons.'

06-- Electromagnetic current & human affairs

Music and the Brain -- What is the secret of music's strange power?  
Seeking an answer, scientists are piecing together a picture of what  
happens in the brains of listeners and musicians. By Norman M.  

	'Overall, findings to date indicate that music has a biological basis  
and that the brain has a functional organization for music. It seems  
fairly clear, even at this early stage of inquiry, that many brain  
regions participate in specific aspects of music processing, whether  
supporting perception (such as apprehending a melody) or evoking  
emotional reactions. Musicians appear to have additional  
specializations, particularly hyperdevelopment of some brain  
structures. These effects demonstrate that learning retunes the brain,  
increasing both the responses of individual cells and the number of  
cells that react strongly to sounds that become important to an  
individual. As research on music and the brain continues, we can  
anticipate a greater understanding not only about music and its reasons  
for existence but also about how multifaceted it really is.'

07-- electromagnetic transport & communication

Pair Convicted Of Sending Spam // the Spammer family...

08-- electromagnetic matter & information

The Light Cone
an illuminating introduction to relativity


// almost got this book used once, it had amazing illustrations...


Aether -- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Single field shapes quantum bits

	'The eleven steps -- four electron interactions and seven pulses of  
the magnetic field -- alter the spins.' .... 'The researchers' scheme  
could be implemented using a pair of square, 100-nanometer-diameter  
aluminum nanowires separated by a thin insulating layer.'

09-- electromagnetic trends & inventions


10-- electromagnetic weaponry & warfare


11-- electromagnetic business & economics

  // electromagnetic rent  (.US more than many countries GDP...)

How much are you spending per month on information,
entertainment, and data services?

Bright lights, big savings // LED advert...
Believe it or not, a dazzlingly gaudy Vegas light display
actually represents a major step forward in energy conservation.

12-- electromagnetic artworks & artifacts

wireless illegal remote-controlled net-ballet invasion
/ live internet broadcasting  by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman

	'Ballettikka Internettikka is an ongoing study of the internet  
guerrilla performance. After invading the Bolsh.oi Theatre in Moscow  
(March 2002), Stromajer and Zorman will perform a new guerrilla ballet  
invasion -- on November 13th 2004, this time of another famous theatre  
(ballet and opera) house in Europe.' .. 'Live internet broadcasting of  
the guerrilla ballet performance will start on November 13th 2004 at  
20:00 (8pm) GMT+1 and will last 10 to 15 minutes; the location will be  
made public on November 13th at 18:00 (6pm) GMT+1 (2 hours before the  
performance; due to security reasons).' .. 'They will enter the kitchen  
of the famous [theatre x], where bio-food for artists is prepared. The  
kitchen of the [theatre x] is an excellent example of a modern cooking  
laboratory for healthy food. It is automatized and meets the highest  
hygienic standards.  The artists will use two remote-controlled  
toy-robots with two wireless web cameras. Robots and cameras (algorithm  
of the ballet choreography and MP3 orchestra) will be remotely  
controlled from a mini-van parked at the north-east side of the [square  
x] in front of the [theatre x].'

Pompeii gets digital make-over -- The old-fashioned audio
tour of historical places could soon be replaced with
computer-generated images that bring the site to life.

	'Unlike virtual reality, which delivers an entirely computer-generated  
scene to the viewer, the Lifeplus project is about combining digital  
and real views.' .. 'Crucial to the technique is the software that  
interprets the visitor's view and provides an accurate match between  
the real and virtual elements.'

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