I don’t know how we got to a point where chatting and sharing with friends means having to pick through adverts, and agreeing to being tracked and marketed at, and risk being exposed to, or abused by, terrible people. Our conversations and holiday snaps have become darkly marketed events. You could say this is a fair exchange but it feels wrong to me. The things being exchanged are too different, a kind of category error. It’s a wonky kind of barter in which I feel powerless and used. It’s not why I came here, to the internet.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
We examine the possibility that Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) originate from the activity of extragalactic civilizations. Our analysis shows that beams used for powering large light sails could yield parameters that are consistent with FRBs.
I’m guessing Paul Gilster may have thoughts on this.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear. For Americans who wish to assert their rights without saying a word.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
This is very good news for me and my Wii.
Monday, May 22nd, 2006
Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.