I’ve been using firefox Aurora on the lab’s iMac for the past few weeks, and I must say I like the experience. I only miss two things from chrome at that’s each tab being its own separate process and easy access to the ‘privacy mode’ which lets me work with multiple google email accounts at once. Besides, the name and the logo is just too cool for me to use other...
“What seems to be on your mind, person born after I had an email address?” -Bruce
Hey linux peeps, anyone know a way to back up my settings on all my ‘nix based machines? Something that automatically backs up all the profiles and setting files and automatically applies them to all the machines I use would be nice.
Here’s a little night time reading. Old news for most people, but still fascinating. Wired: “How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet, the most menacing malware in history” http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/07/how-digital-detectives-deciphered-stuxnet/all/1
Did you know storms are actually NUMBERS?!1!!
“We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.” - Robert Wilensky
RT: If anyone is truly disappointed by the lack of destruction done to their homes by Irene, I’ll gladly come by and break all of your shit.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and...– J.W. Goethe (via kari-shma) Began. (via edanbook)
Found this paper at the Cornell med lab while I was thinking about Deus Ex 3. I guess the future’s never really too far away. #deusex
Are YOU touched by his Noodly Appendage?
Feeling really tired and drained right now. I’m beginning to think that I might be encountering above average rate of bullshit throughout my entire life.
I’ve been doing a lot of phylogenetic work lately (thanks iGEM), so there’s been some opportunities for me to think about biology not in engineering legos perspective but from massive data analysis side of things. Here’s an idea: What if the parts registry is really about the organisms created using standardized parts rather then the real parts and devices themselves? I...
Just found out about duckduckgo.com. No more search engine bubble when looking for stuff! I always hated the history based optimization of results. Check out what search engine bubble means here: http://dontbubble.us/
Manchester in October, and possibly a visit to Cairo for Maker Faire Africa right before the Jamboree! #fingerscrossed #seriouslythisbetterwork
I wonder if there’s a way to have a study group for the upcoming Stanford AI/machine learning class on #Diaspora #science
Diaspora HQ needs an awesome mobile app asap. My phone is where most of my SNS stuff gets done, and I get a feeling the same applies to lots more people out there. Anyone up for experiment troubleshooting network over cellphones? Exchange those pictures of questionable gel electrophoresis runs lol.
lol Google punts on Kafkaesque name policy: one of the best overview of the situation I’ve read so far. It’s really weird how a company that’s supposed to live and breath internet made such a weird decision. http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/08/google-punts-names/all/1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+wired/culture+(Wired:+Culture)
Reading up on Kuhn. Paradigms are so so, the real question in my mind is how to accelerate it, or is it possible to accelerate the process? So I guess what I’m trying to ask is, is it possible to accelerate any defined process that happens over a period of time in history? Control and nurture it in such a way that intended results show up much faster then normal?