Monthly Archives: July 2005
Burt Rutan and Richard Branson have announced they will form a The Spaceship Company to build and fly commercial suborbital spacecraft based on White Knight/Spaceship One. So far, it’s been reported here and here.
Lifehackers tells us how to cancel your AOL account. I wish I had know how to do this a few years ago. I had to set aside an evening to cancel mine.
I’ve been listening to STS-117 coverage on NASA TV while working, and it’s interesting that they’ve spent the last half hour working on windows support issues. During some of the work, one of the astronauts reported a BSoD. Wonder if … Continue reading
One of my favorite features of Apple OSX 10.4 (Tiger) is the google and dictionary feature in contextual menus. Let’s say you’re reading a web page and you come across a word or phrase you don’t understand, or want more … Continue reading
Looks like NASA has found the problem with the fuel sensor and has set a new launch date for next Tuesday at 10:39AM EDT, within the original launch window. The problem was a faulty grounding in the wiring.
Engadget reports NFL teams using “Radio Pill” to monitor athletes’ temperatures. Wasn’t there one of these in an episode of the Jetsons.
Heeding Clay Shirky’s talk on ontology a few months ago, I think that the only thing categories are good are for denoting broad divisions. Instead of the typical use of categories, I’ll use keywords. That means dropping some categories and … Continue reading
A pastor friend asked me about a good starter book on economics from a classical liberal point of view. The first two are available on line thanks to the Liberty Fund’s Online Library of Liberty and their Library of Economics … Continue reading
NASA Scrubbed today’s launch of Space Shuttle Discovery because of a fuel sensor glitch. It has echos of the Delta IV Heavy partial failure last December, which was caused by an erroneous reading of the sensor which shut down the … Continue reading
Again from Chris Pirillo: Covering the Hurricane Coverage. He’s not making light of tragedy, but he’s taking a hilarious shot at Main Stream Media coverage.
The Ponzi and Chris Show is a nerdy version of The Bickersons. I found it in with The Chris Pirillo Show Podcast subscription. One thing is clear, can be most difficult to give tech support to those who are closest … Continue reading
Dave Winer in his July 2, 2005 Morning Coffee Notes tells us what we’ve known all along. DRM doesn’t stop thieves, it exasperates customers. The summary is in Scripting News for 7/2/2005. Not that we haven’t said this before, it’s … Continue reading
Congressman Ron Paul has written an excellent article on the Kelo decision on lewrockwell.com. He says: It is folly to believe we will regain lost freedoms if only the right individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court. Republican presidents, including … Continue reading
The Tour de France is on, and Lance Armstrong is going for his seventh victory. I’ve compiled a list of links on my del.icio.us account. Some of sites contain podcasts.
A posting in the Lew Rockwell blog points out this story from the Houston Chronicle. This one goes in the “No good deed goes unpunished” file.
In this Yahoo News story, Astrologer Sues NASA Over Comet Probe, some Russian astrologer is suing NASA because it caused her “moral suffering” because it would “deform her horoscope.” Found by way of Slashdot.
I’ve updated the instructions on collecting new podcasts using iTunes 4.9. You don’t need to create a podcast playlist in which to drag new podcasts. In fact, this actually creates duplicate entries in that playlist. Rather, dragging the podcasts in … Continue reading