The first neuroelectronic chip. It's all very cool -- neurons grown on silicon, signals passing...

The first neuroelectronic chip. It's all very cool -- neurons grown on silicon, signals passing between the two -- but something about the picture creeps me out. Apparently, the first time they tried, the neurons grew away from the silicon. So they fenced them in, with little plastic posts. And I don't know, maybe I'm anthroporphising again, but that little guy looks like he doesn't like being trapped there. I'm going to launch my Free The Neurons campaign tomorrow.
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Hee hee! In case you didn't have enough reasons to dislike George Bush, according to New Scientist...

Hee hee! In case you didn't have enough reasons to dislike George Bush, according to New Scientist it seems that missiles deflected by the Son of Star Wars may land on your house. More accurately, because they blow up the warheads halfway through launch, they don't know where they'll land -- and that could be anywhere in between the launch site and the intended target, like middle america for instance, or Europe.
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For those of you not from the UK, the Daily Mail is a staunchly right-wing newspaper. Now, without...

For those of you not from the UK, the Daily Mail is a staunchly right-wing newspaper. Now, without further ado, I present to you: Daily Mail World. Oh yes. This being part of the apparently quite interesting The Wibble. It's content is along the lines of Matt's site Alpen, and of course, it has a much better name.
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The next time you really need to insult someone, remember to say "You're nothing but a...

The next time you really need to insult someone, remember to say "You're nothing but a white-bellied bustard". It's a good feeling.
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This is really quite good, if you have a stupidly fast Internet connection: Pig Brother. Yes, 5...

This is really quite good, if you have a stupidly fast Internet connection: Pig Brother. Yes, 5 pigs get to live in a luxury sty, and one pig gets voted out every week. Live streaming webcast 24 hours a day. I'm voting for Widdecombe :-). Also, some strange german person has apparently linked to me. While bizarre, who am I to complain? So this is my reciprocal link. Long live Internet back-patting! :-)
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Attention, all computer-using citizens of the United States. EMIGRATE NOW. Hot on the heels of the...

Attention, all computer-using citizens of the United States. EMIGRATE NOW. Hot on the heels of the insanely unconstitutional DMCA, which was amusingly bad, comes the SSSCA, which is just frighteningly bad. As reported on Slashdot, this would make it illegal -- under severe penalties -- to own a hard drive or other storage device which did not "utilize certified security technologies". What the **** is up with that? Further down in that discussion is an amusing/scary comparison to the the situation with illegal drug use. I had no idea the government was trying to crack down on Raves; what a fucking fascist country the "land of the free" is. And the sad thing is, I bet the UK follows suit pretty soon. Sigh. I need to move to Mars; this world is shit.
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Goodbye, WTC. Goodbye, world as we know it.

Goodbye, WTC. Goodbye, world as we know it.
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This is my first blog post-WTC. I'll be posting a bunch about WTC and related items after a while,...

This is my first blog post-WTC. I'll be posting a bunch about WTC and related items after a while, but at the moment you can get that stuff everywhere, and no conclusions have really been drawn. In the meantime, we have Nimda, and how much less important it seems now than it would have two weeks ago. I found a page which talks about the security hole in IE 5.5 and later which allows this to be the first virus you can get by viewing a web page (AFAIK). It also includes a nifty demonstration link, which runs Wordpad on your computer. Eeek! There's also the CERT advisory for more detailed information.
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