Yarr… The idea of placing a file server in orbit around Earth sounds cool but the practicality of it verges on the crazy insane. Anyway, a server that is on orbit my be exempt from international law but the ground stations that serve it are not. I suppose you could put a satellite up/down link on someplace like Sealand and worry about feeding data to and from that. It’s still not going to solve the problem of hosting data that countries don’t want being hosted.
This week, Pirate Parties worldwide started brainstorming about a similarly ambitious plan. Instead of founding their own nation, they want to shoot a torrent site into orbit.
Having long been a fan of lighter than air ships I find the prospect of a round the world race quite intoxicating. Read the rest of this entry »
This is one serious fan of Mr. Bradbury. He just celebrated his 90th birthday and I understand that he rather enjoyed the video.
If you would like to read some of Ray’s books why not start with these: Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Playground, or A Sound of Thunder.
What do you get when you take two cheap-o LCD key chain picture frames and add it to an classic kids 3D picture disc viewer? You get something magical… No, not really but you do get a hand held 3D image viewer that you can load up with your favorite stereo pairs.
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This is a beautiful little ‘what if’ art project looking at what video games of today would look like if they were done on old gaming platforms. I’d totally play Super Mario Kart as a top down racing game and the same for Bayonetta.
I don’t see a serious problem with this but then again I’m not Japanese. I don’t have conformity drilled into my brain since birth.
Renowned manga artist Kazuo Umezu (official web site) decided to go against the flow of his countrymen and painted red and white stripes on his new home. Rather fetching I say. His neighbors were not amused by his artistic antics and did what pissy neighbors do best, took him to court. After the case was reviewed by a judge the house was deemed to attract attention but not to destroy the view.
“Umezu, who attended court wearing a red-and-white striped tie, told reporters after the ruling, ‘‘I would like to live showing respect to others.’’”
Ha! Take that you repressed geezers!