~e; observations 7.9.05

From brian carroll <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Sat, 9 Jul 2005 15:14:56 -0500

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* decided to investigate a blog for the electronetwork
  domain. may go movabletype though was hoping to find
  a blog that could send a newsletter of urls also. i
  have asked about this before and appreciated responses
  and the reason it is a difficult move is that up until
  recently my webhost allowed 1 mysql database and now
  2 can be used, which will help if there one solution
  doesn't do it (blog, list, other). i am not the most
  technical person and past experience has shown a need
  to futz with code to get it to work, always a hassle.
  so given time a shift will occur, this list will be
  changed, anyone knows of a (free) blog with list or
  something manageable (not needing to be complex and
  highly complicated CMS, not impossible to customize
  and stay sane, etc). the free Movabletype will allow
  one poster, with a few donations (60 bucks) it would
  allow up to five people to post, etc. will see and
  any advice, ideas, as always, appreciated, valued.

* wondering when and if Google will add public-domain
  GIS (geographic information systems) data into the
  Google Maps interface. such as census statistics, etc.

* France has secured the ITER nuclear fusion project.

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[reanimating animals, soon humans, after death using EM]

Boffins create zombie dogs (drudge) ***

[informative article about nuclear batteries and lost
espionage gear/satellites and space probes. wondering
if these devices are going to be used for Homeland Security,
as it would be like planting hidden radioactive mines if so.]

U.S. Has Plans to Again Make Own Plutonium

"the ghost of electricity
  howls in the bones of her face
  oh these visions of JoHanna
  have not taken my place..."
  -bob dylan, blonde on blonde

[this is an example of visualizing EM using
the Zome/Zometools geometric modeling kit]

Envisioning Particles and Interactions

[these are great reads, nostalgic yet informative
given hindsight of the flow of technology. e.g. #13]

The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time

& Top 100 Forgotten Gadgets: The Readers' Revenge

Billy Graham pioneered televangelism // virtual community
Early on, minister spotted TV's potential to spread the Word

[art] Iraq War Fatalities // flash animation ***

Radiological Health // interesting site...

Pulsar’s signal generates giant space laser

	"He adds that the discovery backs an earlier
suggestion that interstellar clouds could be
useful for galactic communications. If alien
civilisations wanted to contact us by sending
radio signals, they could use the clouds to make
their message “louder” without distorting it."

[quote] Martha Stewart - M. Diddy in prison -
  calls lockdown 'hideous'

	"Asked about the electronic monitoring
device she must wear on her ankle - she has
complained repeatedly that it irritates her
skin - Stewart says she knows how to remove it.

"I watched them put it on. You can figure out
how to get it off," she is quoted as saying.
"It's on the Internet. I looked it up.""

NPR : The Magnetic Fields in Concert (1hr) thanks *

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