Archives for April 12, 2008

You’ve already seen Johnny’s Wii Remote Hacks … and if you have not go and look. This is not about Wii, or video game, or anything like that. This is about transforming the relationship between technology and society. So if you missed Johnny Lee: Wii Remote hacks please go have a look. It is the…

A study from the National Violent Death Reporting System of the Centers for Disease Control sampling 16 states and enumerating demographics of the victims of fatal violence and method of violence has just been released. Nationally, there are about 50,000 violent deaths per year in the United States. The present, and most recent, study is…

When Science Goes Wrong

Simon LeVay, who is the guy who first identified the relationship between sexualy dimorphic hypothalamic nuclei in mammals (in the medial preoptic or anterior areas) and homosexuality in human males, has come out with a new book … When Science Goes Wrong. LeVay’s book looks interesting, at least according to the Publisheres Weekly Overview on…

Linux to the rescue! Have you ever recorded an important video on a home DVD recorder? Do you use a camcorder that records directly on DVD disks? If you have had a recording fail to finalize properly, rendering it unusable, this post may help you. Not THIS post. … THIS post.

Technology News

ISO takes full charge of Open XML, sets up ‘harmonization’ group We can’t call it “Office Open XML” anymore, because it no longer belongs to Microsoft Office exclusively. As of yesterday, International Organization for Standardization committee SC 34 passed a resolution that effectively assumes stewardship of Open XML, the document format standard originally produced by…

Scott Hatfield of Monkey Trials reports that an infamous Young Earth Creationist Don Patton is planning a church sponsored talk in a local public high school on the topic of creationism. Scott is seeking help. If you live in the vicinity, please consider showing up and being a person with a brain in the audience.…

PC vs. Mac … Virus

The Human Footprint (NGS)

Sunday, April 13th, 9pm ET/PT

Blogospherics – Recommended reads

Please visit The Beagle Project and join their Caption Contest for this photograph of Darwin and Expelled! Moron Ben Stein!!! (The photo is from the Time Magazine Review) From Frischer Wind: A German medical student who is apparently capable of instantly absorbing and knowing the course material he encounters, and who thus progressed very far…