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2003-02-28

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Bob Olhsson, magic and the Motown sound

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The Creative Penguin: The GNOME Art Duo Speak

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mmm....Mailer...

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..Simply stunning..Check the hires version...

2003-02-27
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Thoughts on blogging and journalism part II......

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Major Music Labels Use Artificial Intelligence To Help Determine "Hitability" Of Music

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The minimal compact: An open-source constitution for post-national states by Adam Greenfield... I'm sure Adam is in league with the InkJet Cartridge industry...Pieces like this deserve the comfort of paper... (PDF available at the site also...)..

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E. O. Wilson's view of life takes in all things small and great

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..the Source looks terrible...

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Dive Into Accessibility

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Another one for the nu cru...Click for larger versions... Yet more myths & windup stories...

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.. I don't feel this guy really gets the idea of blogging - and how it covers a mulitude of styles and worldviews; heh, not everyone is a writer... ..Sparked a good debate over at MeFi though...I agree with Adam when he says a blog is best likened to a 'Zine (as does the writer of Blogging piece from The Guardian posted here a few days back..)...

2003-02-26
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How can I resist?...(ok ok, the coins might have swung it...)... APHEX TWIN: 26 REMIXES FOR CASH: REVIEW AND PREORDERING INFO ... Still...worth it for the CURVE Falling Free remix alone...quite possibly my favourite AFX tune....

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http://www.insects.gatech.edu/ Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA; December 15-17, 2003. This workshop is a follow on to the highly successful inter-disciplinary workshop at Cambridge organized by David Sumpter in December 2001. We hope to attract a similar group of biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists to share ideas about mathematical and algorithmic models of social insect behavior. The objective is a cross-flow of ideas: 1) How can mathematical and algorithmic models of insect behavior inspire solutions to problems in computing, planning, and logistics? and 2) How can methodologies and techniques from computing and engineering be applied to the problem of building such models in the first place?
..I soooo WISH I could go to this...Anyone rich out there who fancies making a Ant Nerd very happy?...

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..New CSS Blog.....

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...really nice guys to deal with; I explained I worked in Tech Support which helped... ..anyway..Gonna send a note of thanks to them - Support is one of those jobs where you know every phone call/contact is an issue, so even a tiny note of gratitude means a lot.... I should add that uptime with this connection has been over 99% ... not many BB suppliers can boast of that...

2003-02-25
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Unofficial Blogger Pro FAQ

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Computer Made from DNA and Enzymes...
Israeli scientists have devised a computer that can perform 330 trillion operations per second, more than 100,000 times the speed of the fastest PC. The secret: It runs on DNA.

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Tim Berners-Lee

2003-02-24
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..without whom where would we be.....

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Neuros MP3 Digital Audio Computer

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Wires review of 26MfC... ... 400K but a nice scan....Don't forget to buy the mag tho...it really is one of the best....

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Citibank is trying to get an order in the High Court today gagging public disclosure of crypto vulnerabilities

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MAKB3TH PLEASE BRING YOUR MOBILE PHONE TO THE PERFORMANCE....

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ProSoundWeb | Week 1: Mixerman documentary
On Monday July 27, I begin a new project. I will be recording an album of a band for a very famous Producer. The band is relatively unknown other than within the Record Industry which, for the most part, is currently filled with bitter losers of the biggest bidding war in the history of the music business.

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Eric Meyer on CSS: Home

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Interview with Eric Meyer : evolt.org, Commentary & Society...

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evolt.org : Workers of the Web, Evolt!...

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Supercomputing '@Home' Paying Off for Other Research

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Folding@Home Distributed Computing...

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Twilight of the CD? Not if It Can Be Reinvented

2003-02-23
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..gets a re-design.... One of the few print mags I still buy or borrow; pretentious as fuck but no-one does it better ... Check the free MP3s from Autechre, AntiCon, Thomas Brinkman, Kid 606 etc.. in the Web Exclusives section... Latest issue (March 2003) has a snooty review of Aphexs new remix album "26 Mixes for Cash"...An interesting read but I get the impression the reviewer wanted to write a negative review in spite of his obvious love of the music.."flippant, artless chancer" - that's just stupidly harsh & way off the mark...

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memigo... What is memigo?... One for the news junkies..

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Headline of the Week..

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IHT: Pop stars learn to live with pirates... What a great piece of accessible web design....I'm not 100% convinced by the sticky toolbar at the top when viewing a scrolling page. I feel if you've chosen the single column/scrolling view then it doesn't fit to then have this toolbar try to force itself upon you as you scroll down...other than that minor, & probably personal, issue, it's very nice...

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U.S military taps data-sleuthing tools | CNET News.com

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Scientific American: Demon-Haunted Brain.. "If the brain mediates all experience, then paranormal phenomena are nothing more than neuronal events"...

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Agencies Warn of Lone Terrorists

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Killing Goliath :: Life During Wartime

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BBC NEWS | Technology | Wireless net marches forward

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silicon.com - 'Nigerian' money scam: What happens when you reply?

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Forget war and strife, the only news that mattered on the Web this week was Google's acquisition of Pyra Labs, the scrappy San Francisco startup behind the Blogger weblogging tool. Dots are being connected...The neuronic nature of a blog post has gone largely uncommented on...

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In the Macho World of Jazz, Don't Ask, Don't Tell

2003-02-22
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Logging and annotating William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition... Going to avoid this site until PR gets in my hands...

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Enjoy Math! 2 -- Tower (English) / ART TOWER MITO

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Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Hello world...

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Shift.com - 10.3 - feature - THE DEFINING MOMENTS IN DIGITAL CULTURE... ..sad to see Shift go..

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WTP - John Taylor Gotto Interview Transcript

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The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher, by John Taylor Gatto

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Slashdot | Programs for Reading Text Files?

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Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/21/2003 | Antiterror success found overstated

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New Scientist: Tiny gene changes means big differences in pain ..

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Forgetting Sartre: Dialectic discourse and the crazy capitalist paradigm of discourse ... ""Class gunna be impossible," says Marx. No, fool!" ...

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How to speak & write Post-Modern ... ..`Contemporary buildings are alienating''...

2003-02-21
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McSweeney's Internet Tendency: AC/DC: The Board Meeting

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Konfabulator - Random Thoughts

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Tech Interviews Galore...

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A Conversation with Guido van Rossum

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How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy ... The World According to Nassim Taleb ... See also this review/discussion at Slashdot ...

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Times Online "Scruffy little weed shows Darwin was right as evolution moves on"...

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Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

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http://www.ruskeys.net/a>

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KISSONLINE - Kasket ... ""This is the ultimate KISS® collectible, " said Gene Simmons. "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."

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The Skyline Network - Following the Path to War

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The Atlantic | March 2003 | Caring for Your Introvert | Rauch..

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Not bad looking either......

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Fingerprinting P2P pirates | CNET News.com " For months, the digital equivalent of a postal censor has been sorting through virtually all file-swapping traffic on the University of Wyoming's network, quietly noting every trade of an Eminem song or "Friends" episode.2

2003-02-20
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..see them inaction here & for download... Very very nice...

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More Info...

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BBC - BBC Four Listings - The Lomo story......

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..Issue 2 now up... ...on a Warhol/Val Solanas tip...

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A pet cockatoo killed trying to protect its owner from an attacker produced evidence which helped to convict the murderer. ..

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Mona Lisa smile secrets revealed
The smile on the face of the Mona Lisa is so enigmatic that it disappears when it is looked at directly, says a US scientist.

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BBC NEWS | Technology | Longer life ahead for laptops Intel is setting ambitious targets for the battery life of a laptop and hopes people will be able to use the newest machines for up to eight hours before they need to be recharged. The targets are contained in Intel design documents that detail the novel technologies going in to the laptops due to go on sale in 2004/5.

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Neal Pollack Does Not Exist...

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Neal Pollack's The Maelstrom...Dave Eggers is the Aphex of Lit it seems...can't quite make my mind up whether this is him or not....

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Gibsons blogging again... I really hope this continues beyond the promotion of PR...

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..reaches geostationary orbit - from total loss to full recovery.. "In all, about 20% of the original spacecraft control software had to be modified. Thanks to the reprogrammable onboard control concept, these modifications could be loaded by uplinking to the satellite software "patches" amounting in total to 15 000 words, the largest reprogramming of flight software ever done on a telecommunications satellite." Yay!!..Hack of the Year (so far..)...

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When it ships in March, NEC's Versa LightPad will be the thinnest and lightest Tablet PC... Drool!!!...

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Microsoft Tests the Blogging-Tool Waters

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Xbox Linux group seeks Microsoft seal | CNET News.com... The Open Letter to Microsoft Slashdot Discussion

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OMG!...... So sad it's not even funny; almost on-par with the New York Post weasels picture...What is happening to the US?...

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YayHooray! Lite - General - ready.gov...

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View and print a copy of our brochure "Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now."...

2003-02-19
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Technick.net - Tons of Hardware Information and more...

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silicon.com - Boardroom Despatches: E-learning - will its day ever come?

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Netscape DevEdge Redesigns As Standards Showcase

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...Just re-newed my "membership" donation...$5 a month (approx £3 ) is nothing; Getting dl priority plus knowing it helps NIR out makes it a no-brainer for me... ..SS on 1 mbs line is my P2P of choice...I must dig out the first version of SS I ever used & compare it to the latest; from my limited recollection it was far more room/chat based...

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IT Newsletters – Providing Free Technology News to Your Mailbox...

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More useful Home Networking/Internet Connection sharing info...

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...Congrats, Pray!! and Spouse.......YAY!!!....

2003-02-18
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First batch of Gameboy Advance SP - Full coverage of the console: reviewed, revisited, EXPOSED!....Despite not being a great games fan I'm loving the look of the design....

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Docs for Lame V3.93

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..the MP3 Encoder of choice.....

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...some great info to pass onto all those who keep asking me about home networks... I'm no expert on this myself....

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....hahahaha...they haven't set the administrator password...i.e just press return... Amateurs....time to busy getting this on our 1mbs line now...

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...a little old but one of best cutups ... Aphex Twin_Tony blair clip.mp3 Not sure if it was Aphex behind this or not but he's certainly djed it a few times...

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penmachine.com...2 decent blogs in one day....time to enter the Lottery if my luck continues...

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The Eyes Have It - a blog devoted (mainly) to visual communications in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors... I never really scrutinize my referrers or logs but I'm very glad I did in this case... Great blog, & check the portfolio section for some extremely well executed design work - I get to see a lot of very poor design & layout work in a so much of the healthcare literature here in the UK ( Comic Sans is the one malaise that desperately needs a vaccine, it's like some kind of SuperBug... So it's refreshing to see someone who puts some actual care (pun perhaps intended) into their work...

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PI.. .. is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. PI has conducted campaigns throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems, medical privacy, and freedom of information and expression.

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Wired News: Are You Scared Stupid? Do Tell

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Why Nerds are Unpopular

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Athena Review Image Archive: Mare Orientale on Earth's Moon

2003-02-17
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Superbowl, Japanese & Teaser Trailers... ... 1024 x 768 Teaser Trailer......

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A warmer look for a warmer sound from Ae...is it me or there a subtle Roger Dean feeling to this cover?..compared to the harder look of GG, it's far more naturalistic, less harshly digital...April 7th release...

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Caltech, Italian Scientists Find Human Longevity Marker
In a study of nonrelated people who have lived for a century or more, the researchers found that the centenarians had something in common: each was five times more likely than the general population to have the same mutation in their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). That mutation, the researchers suggest, may provide a survival advantage by speeding mtDNA replication, thereby increasing its amount or replacing that portion of mtDNA which has been battered by the ravages of aging.

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Film Gimp

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Linux Movies Group

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..It's no use!... April 24th is weeks away!!..Can I resist ordering a US copy for much longer...

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Stupid Computer Tricks

2003-02-16
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..are on the whole positive; both companies have great track records, and Google, especially, can almost do no wrong... A Google Blog tab would be great...self-interest issues might prevent them taking it as far as they could...

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MP3 quality Some interesting comments as well...

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...plus a big more mutating of the template...still needs some adjustment tho...

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Useful info for work...I designing a weblog/links system for our library at the moment. Haven't fully decided whether to code myself or use something like Blogger...Less potential headaches with Blogger but, as we might want to roll this out to teams beyond the library, it might cheaper to write our own...

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Counterpane: Crypto-Gram: February 15, 2003
It turns out that the ways we've learned to conceptualize security and attacks in the computer world are directly applicable to other areas of security -- like door locks. But the most interesting part of this entire story is that the locksmith community went ballistic after learning about what Blaze did.

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a shared space for discussion of blog-related research ...

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BuzzMachine ... by Jeff Jarvis

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..."thin media" - nice term...

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nickdenton.org: Google buys Blogger..

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Who better?...

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are very very wrong...

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at the WDDG...still looks stunning; 2yrs on from the 2001 May1stReboot ...

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Royal Festival Hall Warp Works and 20th Century Masters - very tempted to attend...

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...this might do the trick ...although it does mean setting a new admin password...would prefer to not leave any footprints... Time to hunt some more...

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Brian's Buzz | Newsletter - XP Passwords..rendered useless... "Reader Tony DeMartino alerted me to the problem, which all administrators of Windows XP machines should immediately take to heart: Anyone with a Windows 2000 CD can boot up a Windows XP box and start the Windows 2000 Recovery Console, a troubleshooting program. Windows XP then allows the visitor to operate as Administrator without a password, even if the Administrator account has a strong password. The visitor can also operate in any of the other user accounts that may be present on the XP machine, even if those accounts have passwords. Unbelievably, the visitor can copy files from the hard disk to a floppy disk or other removable media - something even an Administrator is normally prevented from doing when using the Recovery Console." ... Quoted here as I need to get access to Caroles new laptop to network it to our other machines & internet but her work IT guys won't give me the admin password. Her user is so locked down it's just impossible to achieve anything... I can understand their reluctance as I'm always a bit dubious when people ask me to do similar at work but I'm hardly a weekend tinkerer, I'm gonna so hate myself if I have to bring up the fact that I started working in IT the same year they were born... Anyway this could get me out of this fix & at least let me do something on the machine; it so pisses me off to see such a sexy machine in such an impotent slumber...stay tuned...

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CDex Home :: - Set MaxBitrate to 320 kbps when alt-presets are selected...

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The Rorschach Test

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CNN.com - Illegal downloading fight targets corporations - Feb. 14, 2003

2003-02-15
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bye bye Create Online - You were a bit hit n miss but it was good while it lasted..

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...this has got to be a windup......

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.BBCi requesting Cell phone images from todays marches.....props to them for pushing this tech & trying shit out...

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...Beautifully shot & written short about Depression...echos of Doug Couplands Life After God MTV idents...(Requires Quicktime...)...

2003-02-14
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matt jones | work & thoughts..Powerpoint Abuse...

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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Dolly the sheep clone dies

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..sounds interesting..Basically a small Javascript enviroment using XML & images etc...Haven't seen it in action but from what I've read it looks like a 'Lite' version of Flash (especially as they both use JS as their scripting languages & Flash MX is big on XML functionity...)...

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..Not an obvious book for me but I've really enjoyed reading Stefan Fatsis Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competative Scrabble players...(also available in Paperback...)... Still reading at the moment so will write more once I've finished...

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Developed by the NSA ...

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...showing up on the radar at CNET ... Dunno whether this is a good or bad thing?...And after recent events I'm wondering if SS is just too centralised...

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Collection of definitions

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...new piece by Adam over at v-2...

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...great stuff...

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notsosoft.com :: be my anti-valentine

2003-02-13
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...from WARP... "The breathtaking '26 Remixes For Cash' DR designed double CD album is out on March 24th. Aphex is confirmed for a few Euro dates with Masami Akita & Russell Haswell aka Satanstornade: Fri 28th March. Norway. Oslo - BLA. Sat 29th March. Norway. Bergen - USF. Sun 30th March. Germany. Berlin - VOLKSBUHNE. April 4th-6th Aphex and Russell Haswell play at ATP festival." ...

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Net surfers use the back button more than any other key. A computer scientist has made the command more useful, writes Will Harvie. ...

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lost and found issue....

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Mozilla, Gecko, Netscape, and the future in AOL...

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Microsoft Names New Product from Office Group ...previously known as XDocs... Microsofts InfoPath site...

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Telewest learns from NTL's broadband brouhaha.. I've been using Telewest 1Mbs service for the last few months and have been wonderfully impressed; it's twice the speed of standard Broadband; 128KB/sec downstream & 32KB/sec upstream is a joy & worth the few extra pounds a month...

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..More students get MBAs online...

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ambiguous slash robin...Robin Skyler - Makes YH an essential visit....I'd murder for half his writing talent & clarity of expression...

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HELLO, my name is Scott!

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Textism

2003-02-12
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Review at SlashDot....

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How to Solve Image Problems in Flash Since its old versions, Macromedia Flash users have had to deal with this program's nasty bitmap problems. A new version has been released now, and its image displaying API seems unchanged - same problems, same results, the same tricks needed. Because of this, and because I'm tired of seeing people complaining about certain bitmap shifting problems and using nasty/real bad solutions while there's a much better and cleaner one, here's a fast guide on what kind of problems Flash has with bitmap images and how to solve them. ...

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WARP RECORDS | MEAM | DVD | SKA019 ... "Skam's debut DVD release : This is the long awaited audio/visual project from MEAM, the 3 member collective that includes the reputed visual artist Michael England. In their original BUBBLE incarnation, and now as MEAM, they supplied the beautiful visuals seen at Skam events worldwide, including London NESH 2001 and The Lighthouse Party in 2000; the 24 minute long DVD contains some elements previewed at these events. The CD/Vinyl is nearly 30 minutes long, and the music definitely stands up to the high quality of Skam's current output - comparable to the best of Team Doyobi, Quinoline and Freeform." ...

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Royal Festival Hall "Opening the second annual Ether festival at the Royal Festival Hall is a special collaboration between Warp Records and the London Sinfonietta, with performances of music by Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Squarepusher, alongside works by György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow and Charles Ives. Warp artist Mira Calix will perform her piece Nunu live with the London Sinfonietta. Aphex Twin, BOC and Squarepusher works have been arranged by young British composers Morgan Hayes and David Horne."... very tempted...

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Leaving Reality Behind - UK Cover ...received a wonderful little surprise mail from Adam Wishart, co-author of the eToy/ETOY/net.art book Leaving Reality Behind I mentioned here a couple of days back... I was a member of the nettime & Rhizome mailings lists as well as Praystations Dreamless community during that exciting time so it was a joy to see our piece of net culture documented so well...(heh...It's so not PUNKROCK! to feel nostalgic for the recent past..)... More Info...and sample chapter...

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Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Review: Quentin & Philip by Andrew Barrow ... I hate to admit that, prior to receving & reading this book this past weekend, I'd never heard of Philip O'Connor (except perhaps the ocassional mention in various bohemian / Lit bios)....

2003-02-11
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Unofficial Blogger Pro FAQ

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Blogger Pro™ - Power Push-Button Publishing

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BBC NEWS | UK | Troops on London terror alert - Tanks on the streets of the UK....You really couldn't make up 2003 if you tried...

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Computational Expressionism - A study of drawing with computation...

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NOOFLAT - Yet another old favourite - Ttotally bewitching Flash work...

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Experimental Magazine > Visual Culture Online Magazine > Design and Photography - Forgotten how much I liked this site - stylish but fun...(Plus they linked to my old Alife project at g3rm.org a long while back...)... Another one for a daily visit I think...

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Matt Brown's DW MX Weblog

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:: flashcomponents.net ::

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flog

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Digital Needle - A Virtual Gramophone

2003-02-10
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Fireland | I started writing

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Ftrain: More and More Like the Machine...

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Ftrain: Some Dogs I Have Known, and How They Died...another ftrain Scott Rahin Story..

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Ftrain: The End of Technology

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ucblockhead: Silliness in specifications - too true...

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The Scobleizer Weblog...Interesting blog by a guy within NEC..lots of info on .NET...

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Guardian Unlimited Observer | Special reports | Security role for traffic cameras

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Humanoid - Sessions '84 - '88

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Wired News: Public-Computer Users Beware

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BBC NEWS | Technology | Anger over broadband limits

2003-02-09
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..gets published in the US (ta jz at Zenarchery...)...extremely readable acoount of that whole net-art scene.. Would Etoy would be as famous if eToys.com hadn't given them a real enemy to project their Art upon?... Anyway, I enjoyed this immensely...Pretentious in all the right places...

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Xbox Media Player

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Temporal Difference Learning and TD-Gammon

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Slashdot | Humans Hold Off the Machines... For Now..move info on the Kasparov/Deep Junior match...

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..was the Quentin & Philip : A Double Portait by Andrew Barrow...It's a cliche but there's still nothing on-line that compares with browsing a decently stocked bookshop... One of the oldest bookshops/stationers/artshops in town, Clerks of Chelmsford. is closing down & it was so tragic to wander in yesterday to see the "Everything at 50% / Cash only" notices up & slightly dazed crowd picking though the remains of the stock. The atmosphere inside bordered on tearful, I think people were kinda shocked to see it in such a state;. No real surpise, it hadn't changed a jot in the 25yrs I've been using it and it did always feel like only sheer force of tradition kept the place alive - it never played up to that the way some of the smarter (I guess) family stores have...very sad... Somehow in the weird mishmash piles I found How The Leopard Chaged It Spots: The Evolution of Complexity by Brian Goodwin which was worth the 12p for the title alone..(yes 12 P...I felt strangly GUILTY buying something that cheap..)..and Evolution Isn't What It Used to Be by Walter Truett Anderson...the bookpiles are still growing... I'm kicking myself now for not picking up some 1/2 price Moleskine notebooks... bugger!...(Grest product/Bad Name award; bloody difficult to enquire about...)... Cool O'Reilly cover from fatfirebug at YH! ...hehe..:)..

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Guardian Unlimited Observer | Special reports | First casualties in the propaganda firefight

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The Straight Dope: Are there really "Lost Cosmonauts" stranded in space?

2003-02-08
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Soviet | Metafilter

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Ace's Hardware 2003 Upgrade Guide...

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v-2 Organisation | interface usability | Suspect device 003: Band-Aid Liquid Bandage

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Britain Admits That Much of Its Report on Iraq Came From Magazines...

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Times Online: Machines primed to checkmate in war for the world...

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ABC News - Chess grand-master draws with Junior

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BBC NEWS | Technology | UK colleges open doors online

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34..Hope my sister gets the card I sent yesterday, having to write my old address always weirds me out a little. I always hated having to tell someone my address on the phone as a kid; it was sooo long-winded. I suspect my infant mind choked on the "Al-An-Dor" bit without being aware of it's full horror...I so wanted to be a number..:)...

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The World of Italo Music

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The Memory Hole > Florida May Destroy Ballots From 2000 Election

2003-02-07
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Design Your Own O'Reilly Book Cover! ...

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Dell: It's Time Floppy Drives Go Way Of The Dodo...

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Slashdot | Kevin Mitnick Answers

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TechNetCast - MIT God and Computers Lecture Series: Donald Knuth

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The Art of Computer Programming

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Don Knuth's Home Page

2003-02-05
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Linux isn't ready for the desktop yet.... The rise of the $99 'consumer' Linux distribution...

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...1980 article about the Shuttle (& it isn't pretty...)...

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Atari (2600) Game Development Still Going Strong...Limitations breed Innovation; used to program limited machine like this myself ...Easy shit is boring (perhaps why coding nowadays has little of that early joy for me...)... Also check http://www.alienbill.com/vgames/guide/docs/stella.html for details exactly how hard 2600 development was (and is..)....

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Last Words - Nothing here now but the Recordings (transcript) - William S Burroughs

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Celestia: A 3D Space Simulator" Celestia is a free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. All travel in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit."...

2003-02-04
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blueyonder Xbox live Trial

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S p e e d G u i d e . n e t

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Character Design Standards...I adore some of the anality of Typography....

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Avoiding Commodity Status (Alertbox Feb. 2002) - ClearType - I'm obviously not the only fan ....

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ClearType information page / activating ClearType / ClearType news / ClearType FAQ...one of my favourite features of XP...

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Delia Derbyshire (deliaderbyshire.org) Delia Derbyshire was born in Coventry, England, in 1937. Educated at Coventry Grammar School and Girton College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a degree in mathematics and music. In 1959, on approaching Decca records, Delia was told that the company DID NOT employ women in their recording studios, so she went to work for the UN in Geneva before returning to London to work for music publishers Boosey & Hawkes..... She, of course, later went onto to create the classic DR WHO theme...amongst other proto-techno gems.... Another unremembered nodal point in music...Theres a film to made here...

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Macromedia United Kingdom - Educators : Build a Town Website Project

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..for pointing this pointless waste of DNA out...made me spurt my coffee... Check Josh's blog for the full story..

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Who can resist a tech book with this cover?...'Meleons rock (almost as much as ants, cats & O'Rangs...)... http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqlnut/

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15 Seconds : The Truth About Access

2003-02-03
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Ftrain: Seeing Sound/Synthesis...I was losing my mind thinking about sine waves by Paul Ford...(I programmed something similar to the system he describes using the freeware Ray Tracer POVRAY & C and ended up feeling exactly the same; I wish I'd spotted this page earlier...)... Still use one of em for my Avatar over at XLT...

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Q&A: Ellen Ullman / Programmer turned novelist talks about computers, writing and the world we live in

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Salon 21st | The dumbing-down of programming - More by Ellen Ullman...rewind to 98 but still true; possibly more so...

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Ftrain: Getting Close to the Machine..a piece about Ellen Ullman's great book Close to the Machine...I wonder how I'd forgotten I'd read it as it was a very firm favourite at the time (97ish..).....Not many books really capture what it's like to CODE & how that focused mindset manifests itself outside the machine... Gotta check out the new one...

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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom...read this yesterday & loved it, great fun and much more than the sum of it's influences, although they are easy to spot... Downloadable as well (in every format imaginable); I went retro and printed it on the Laser Jet at work... Relevant quote from the Gibson transcript I posted earlier..." Q) Do you have any particular concerns over much of your work (novels included) being posted on the internet, bypassing traditional means of publishing (and also your means to maintain an income?) I look at that as an involuntary tax on success. Really, that doesn't happen to you unless you're doing very well indeed, and constitute a brand in your own right."....

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Boxes and Arrows: HTML's Time is Over. Let's Move On.

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William Gibson: the ultimate garage kubrick...and today is the Release date for Pattern Recognition...conflicting reports of the UK date; maybe today:), maybe next month..:(...

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Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: The Daily Report - Zeldman on the XMHTML2 spec problems

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Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: My Glamorous Life - Smoking Indoors.....I'm thinking similarly; Smoking is turning into even more of a pain in the arse & the recent studies have really made very explicite the passive smoking link...I'll probably end up addicted to nicotine patches & be found in some ditch somewhere covered head to toe...

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Don't Sever a High-Tech Lifeline for Musicians

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Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC)

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BBC NEWS | Technology | UK firms count cost of net worm - Overly literal BBC designers strike again....(ta NTK..)

2003-02-02
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The Register- Pupil 'suspended' after he Asked f&%king Jeeves

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Guess what I was reading in 1984? ..

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OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum..I knew I wasn't dreaming...Spent several years programming DMS machines on HiNet (a CP/M based LAN)....64K...Good times...

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DVD deterioration? From the horses mouth...

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A bad case of DVD rot eats into movie collections - smh.com.au

2003-02-01
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..and no, not the weirdly surreal fake versions doing the rounds... Vedict so far...another step forward for AE; not as contiually sonicly extreme as Confield (although it has it's moments...)...Less wholey digital as well; very warm in places...

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BBC NEWS | World | Nasa loses contact with shuttle..Situation unfolding on News24...:(..

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Hydrogen Audio - The new R3MIX.net... LAME info from the source...

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..Needs LAME.EXE from http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/extra/LAME/lame3.90.2-ICL.zip & DLL http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/extra/LAME/lame3.90.2-modified_dll-ICL.zip The following preset groupings are listed in descending order from highest average quality to lowest average quality: ------------------------------------------------- CBR 320 (Highest possible quality): ------------------------------------------------- --alt-preset insane (bitrate: 320 kbps) ------------------------------------------------- VBR (Variable Bitrate) settings: ------------------------------------------------- Even Higher Quality Higher Quality (Slower): --alt-preset extreme (bitrates 220-270 kbit/s -- usually averages around 256kbps) Faster (Very Slightly Lower Quality): --alt-preset fast extreme (bitrates roughly the same as above) Very High Quality Higher Quality (Slower): --alt-preset standard (bitrates 180-220 kbit/s -- usually averages around 192 kbps) Faster (Very Slightly Lower Quality): --alt-preset fast standard (bitrates roughly the same as above) Medium quality, but reduced bitrate (-Y: usually limited to 16 kHz!) : --alt-preset standard -Y ------------------------------------------------- ABR (average bitrate) settings: (128 kbit ABR: roughly the same filesize as 128 kbit CBR) ------------------------------------------------- ABR Setting tuned from 320 kbps down to 8 kbps --alt-preset Example: --alt-preset 200 128 kbit ABR --alt-preset 128 or ff123's and Hans' suggestion (http://www.ff123.net/cbr128.html): --abr 128 -h --nspsytune --athtype 2 --lowpass 16 --ns-bass -8 --scale 0.93 ------------------------------------------------- CBR (constant bitrate) settings: ------------------------------------------------- 320 kbit/s CBR --alt-preset cbr 320 note: --alt-preset cbr 320 is the exact same thing as --alt-preset insane 256 kbit/s CBR --alt-preset cbr 256 192 kbit/s CBR --alt-preset cbr 192 160 kbit/s CBR --alt-preset cbr 160 128 kbit/s CBR ( More Discussion ) --alt-preset cbr 128 or ff123's and Hans' suggestion (http://www.ff123.net/cbr128.html): -h --nspsytune --athtype 2 --lowpass 16 --ns-bass -8 --scale 0.93 96 kbit/s CBR --alt-preset cbr 96 All other CBR bitrates from 80kbps to 320kbps --alt-preset cbr

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FLAC Joins Xiph!

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Wired News Design Documentation

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Google Information for Webmasters

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kuro5hin.org- The GoogleDance - Search Engine Optimzation...

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HTTP-Tunnel Corporation -- Networking Products For Corporate Communications

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Edge: TWELVE FLOWERS

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William Gibson: DEAD MAN SPEAKS:...

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Salon.com Life | 'Guru of Ganja' convicted of cultivation...