Some spammer’s poorly written code accidentally posted the entire tree of possible spam messages in one go. I’m posting it here… I’m not sure why, in case someone studying anti-spam filters wants to take a look. Code after the jump.
The other day a friend and I were talking about the history of messaging mediums and what the next generation of communication tools will look like. Snail mail, the telegraph, the telephone, fax, email, and instant messages have each taken their turn as the communication technology of the day but we wondered what the next […]
You’ve probably already heard the big tech news this week that Google is going to pay $1.65 billion for YouTube (the creators are happy). What you may not have seen is this anthology video of YouTubers in action, which goes to show that there is a lot more happening on YouTube than just copyright violations. […]
It’s not as memorable as their 1984 ad, but it’s still interesting—First iPod Television Ad:
Remember the Mosquito anti-teen deviceÂ that was supposed to deter kids from hanging around by emmiting a high pitched sound that only folks under 20 can hear? Well students have turned lemons to lemonaide with the technology. According to a news article from Metro.co.ukÂ students have highjacked the high-frequency sound out of adult hearing range and are […]
One of the things I think I would enjoy most if I were an employee at Google would be listening to all the great speakers the company pays to come in and give lectures. Here is an tremendously interesting talk about the pros and cons of software patents and the related trappings: Are Software Patents […]
PC World published an article revealing the truth behind some common computer myths. Have you ever wondered: If magnets will damage your data? Does using a cell phone on a plane actually interferes with the navigation and communications systems of the aircraft? If you don’t “eject” a USB device before unplugging it from a PC, […]
In a previous post I related details of the $100 laptop. Here is a video from Andy Carvin showing an upclose look at the $100 laptop. MIT plans to have units ready for shipment by the end of 2006 or early 2007. Manufacturing will begin when 5 to 10 million machines have been ordered and […]
Since it doesn’t look like the flying cars are on their way, what about personal helicopters? $31,000 will buy you the GEN H-4, a modern marvel that can go nearly 100 kph (aprox. 60 mph). See the GEN H-4 demonstration video. (2.6MB wmv) (via Cooltools)
As I predicted, it looks like Google is about to release it’s own instant messenger program. Look for the announcement tomorrow. Of course I could just be jumping on the rumour bandwagon. I predict you’ll be able to get it at http://talk.google.com/. Update: I was right! and it’s online now.