Archive for October, 2007

Slashdot | Anti-Terrorism and the Death of the Chemistry Set

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Anti-Terrorism and the Death of the Chemistry Set The war on drugs started this ball rolling a while ago. I was surprised to find that you could still purchase one. This Amazon commenter points out that regulations force the sets to be incomplete and you have to get some chemicals from household products just like if you were cooking meth. I doubt an illicit chemist would be willing to purchase a $160 set just to get 5oz of reagent grade sidewalk cleaner.

Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Discuss Their New Collaboration, Mourn OiNK

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Discuss Their New Collaboration, Mourn OiNK [via Waxy]

Reissued: Gakken Denshi EX Electronic Experimenter’s Kit

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Reissued: Gakken Denshi EX Electronic Experimenter’s Kit I love the unique design of this thing.

Joystiq pumpkin-carving contest finalists!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Joystiq pumpkin-carving contest finalists!

We The Robots by Chris Harding

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

We The Robots by Chris Harding New webcomic I’m going to follow.

Wikipedia Begets Veropedia

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Wikipedia Begets Veropedia… or how about this guys: just fix Wikipedia and link to your favorite edit. You know, contribute patches upstream and all that.

Image Compression: Seeing what’s not there

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Image Compression: Seeing what’s not there Also via Cory: “jpeg taken from internet, printed high end, rephotographed, shrunk to JPEG, and put back on web.”

Booked

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

S-bahn
I’m leaving for Vienna on November 19th. Once there, I’ll be meeting up with Bre who will be coming to the end of his artist in residency with monochrom. That week is DeepSec, a security conference, and Roboexotica, a festival for cocktail robotics. I’ll be covering both for Hack-A-Day. From there we’re going to travel to Berlin (via Prague?). We’ll be living in Berlin (fbz adjacent?) for a month and attending the 24th Chaos Communication Congress December 27th-30th. We’re headed home January 2nd. At least I hope we are; the picture above illustrates the last time I tried to leave Berlin and tangled with the S-Bahn system. I’ll be getting home in time for CES January 7th-10th.

MMORPG TOOLBOX: 30+ Free MMORPGs

Friday, October 26th, 2007

MMORPG TOOLBOX: 30+ Free MMORPGs

THE MEMORIES OF OTHERS by Shintaro Kago

Friday, October 26th, 2007

THE MEMORIES OF OTHERS by Shintaro Kago I’m definitely coming back to this. I became a fan of Chris Ware for one of the few times he went for a nonstandard multiple timeline layout. [via Waxy]