Friday, October 29, 2004

America: First in technology

but thirteenth in broadband adoption.

via LessigBlog

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Mark with an "X" ?

"It's not the voting that's democracy,
it's the counting."

-Tom Stoppard

A view shared by these folks.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Hunter S. Thompson on the 2004 Campaign

One of my favorite Hunter quotes (on describing Hollywood) is:
"a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side."

His current Roling Stone article is here.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Jon Stewart aims for a killshot on CNN Crossfire

Jon Stewart rips into Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala. A must see.

From BoingBoing:

The iFilm version currently has 99,228 views. Sites don't make Blogdex without 250,000 views. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 350,000 is more viewers than the original Crossfire interview probably had. (I can only find that CNN averages 757,000 viewers during prime time).

Update: From the time I posted this until the time I finished an email with similar content, 40,000 people viewed the iFilm version of the Crossfire interview. Everytime I've checked BitTorrent, there have been more than 100 people sharing the file.

Another Update (10/16/04 7:56 PM): Leonard Lin is saying there are 4,000 BitTorrent seeds and his Apache server is now "handling 100+ simultaneous connections and avg'ing 7.0MB/s right now, 25GB/hr"

Yet Another Update (10/17/04 7:47PM): The Stewart/Crossfire torrents are now number 5 on Blogdex and has 291,863 on iFilm. The BitTorrent page lists 54,206 download, but I can't imaging how they're coming up with this number.

Download available here.

UPDATE: The NY Times comments on the incident here.

Way cool Sushi USB Flash Drives

Yakitori, sashimi, MP3's, digital photos, yum!


Finding Nemo

Very cool underwater digital camera housing.

Link via Gizmodo.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Mount St. Helen's web cam

Check out the US Geological Survey's live webcam.
Mmmmmm..... liquid hot magma!

Monday, October 04, 2004


Good news from Geneva and recent developments at the World Intellectual Property Organization.

via BoingBoing.