Inspiration

Project Bootstrap – Backstory

On Thursday I had one of those unpleasant jobs where the man whose house we were working at was despairingly poor. Sadly I was there to ensure we could get in and change his electric meter to a pre-pay whether he agreed or not. The chap was still in bed, despite it being around lunchtime,…

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3D file sharing on Pirate Bay

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328506.400-pirate-filesharing-goes-3d.html Last week, Pirate Bay, the site famous for, well, stolen content (in the form of copyrighted content) added a new category of media, that of 3D data files. Anyone (such as me) can download one of these scans and output it to a 3D printer. This effectively allows the ‘pirating’ of physical objects. True,…

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2002-04-17 – Is the Brain a Digital Computer? Can frogs think?

Totally not my work, but a fascinating read by one of the leaders in the field. It is here.It makes for an interesting discussion. I thought the part talking about the frog’s level of consciousness was fascinating, and it seems that a frog has four visual responses: Is-small-dark-and-moving? (Is-fly?) Is-big-and-moving! Is-big-and-was-moving! Where-is-darker? If threatened, a…

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2002-01-20 – The pace of change

I am sure that you have noticed how rapidly the pace of modern life is increasing. On a geological time scale, humans have evolved into the creatures that we are, yet the majority of us would not even survive if we went back in time 1000 years, with the diseases that were rampant or endemic,…

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