Tracking Quotas for April 8, 2016:


(Oct.08.08) -

Frank Herberts Birthday  ---»

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Yes, its that time of the year again. Frank Herbert’s birthday: October 8th, 1920. The man who brought us intelligent kelp, desert societies, matriarchs, and extensive otherworldlies from offshore Port Townsend, WA returns to haunt a world in crisis. The deserts are coming, but they wont be offworld. The green brain, environmental plagues, new forms […]



(Oct.06.08) -

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan: 6.6 Earthquake Death Toll  ---»

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In the world of quake tracking: looks like a magnitude 8 earthquake struck Kyrgyzstan last night. The death toll stands at at least 58. Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry spokesman from the capital Bishkek Konstantin Yashin told bloomberg news that 120 buildings were destroyed and 60 people have died. He also reported the epicenter was in Tajikistan, […]



(Oct.01.08) -

Skype Surveillance Targets Skype Surveillance Users  ---»

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New news from the nytimes on the information warfare frontlines: besides the somewhat documented Golden Shield Surveillance Project of China, also known as the Great Firewall of China, and joining carnivore and skynet and whatever other massive surveillance content filtering networks with all their far flung acronyms from whatever info war countries that need to […]



(Sep.25.08) -

Crusoe Originator, End of an Era?  ---»

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Apparently, Transmeta is for sale. I must confess that I am currently working on my ancient crusoe-based laptop, which has far outlasted the standard consumer-churn metrics by lightyears. And while it may be a sign of the times that softspots in hearts can now be reserved for corporate-ontological socioeconomic structures, sobeit. The thing itself, almost […]



(Sep.19.08) -

Plant Threats to Privacy and The Source Of All Stupid On The Internet  ---»

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A couple of interesting presentations during some web thing ignitenyc in ny this week… Sam Lessin gave a hyper-perceptive talk on privacy (a brief history of privacy). Gumbaby presenter (name unknown?) spoke on The Source Of All Stupid On The Internet, and the Plant Threat by botanicalls stood out in particulate resolution. Probably gumbaby was […]



(Sep.18.08) -

Oliver Sacks Podcast on Mania, Madness, Memoirs  ---»

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The New York Review of Books has an interesting podcast page up, apparently ushering in the new age of interconnected cellphone facebook video novellas and streaming hyperembeddable media vertical integrations with some good old-fashioned personal one-on-one interviews. The latest is an interview by Eve Bowen of the NYRB with Oliver Sacks, the renown Neurologist/Author/etc/etc/etc. about […]



(Sep.18.08) -

Frank Herbert: Without Me, Youre Nothing  ---»

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Update: October 8th is Frank Herberts Birthday! Found: One Old Book by One Frank Herbert. Browsing through old thriftstore bins on a recent trip to the bay area, i tracked this gem: Frank Herbert (r.i.p.) writing The Essential Guide to Home Computers. Title: “Without Me, You’re Nothing“. (selected pictures below: click to biggify).     […]



(Sep.18.08) -

Bail, Dude, Bail  ---»

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Great Logic: A reasonable reading of the recent [federal] bailouts [AIG,etc] suggests a simple rule: if a firm is on the verge of collapse and its ties to the financial system will lead to a cascade of chaos, the firm will be saved. A bankruptcy will be permitted only if the failure can be contained. […]



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