“iPhone needs a port into which to insert a bit of feather, leaf, or bug leg…”

“iPhone needs a port into which to insert a bit of feather, leaf, or bug leg to get that organism’s name and then allow access to a search engine anytime, anywhere, by anyone. Natural biodiversity offers a massive expansion of the search index. Microfluidics and other sequencing miniaturization are making rapid field DNA barcoding nearly accessible. The task is analogous to the one undertaken by current library scanning, but the unread pages in the book of life are being burned every day.
— Posted by BZ, CA”

Hello BlackBerry, Meet the iPhone – Pogue’s Posts – Technology – New York Times Blog

“iPhone needs a port into which to insert a bit of feather, leaf, or bug leg to get that organism’s name and then allow access to a search engine anytime, anywhere, by anyone. Natural biodiversity offers a massive expansion of the search index. Microfluidics and other sequencing miniaturization are making rapid field DNA barcoding nearly accessible. The task is analogous to the one undertaken by current library scanning, but the unread pages in the book of life are being burned every day.
— Posted by BZ, CA”

Hello BlackBerry, Meet the iPhone – Pogue’s Posts – Technology – New York Times Blog

Tectonics/stereotomics

“Frampton cites the work of the architect/historian/ethnographer Gottfried Semper, whose studies of building artifacts led him to break away from the Vitruvian triad of utilitas, fermitas and venustas, and to differentiate the elements into categories that fall either into the lightweight tectonics of the frame or the heavy/stable stereotomics of the earthwork.”

stereotomic research

“Frampton cites the work of the architect/historian/ethnographer Gottfried Semper, whose studies of building artifacts led him to break away from the Vitruvian triad of utilitas, fermitas and venustas, and to differentiate the elements into categories that fall either into the lightweight tectonics of the frame or the heavy/stable stereotomics of the earthwork.”

stereotomic research

Idea: A javascript bookmarklet which looks for references

Idea: A javascript bookmarklet which looks for references to particular parts of the text and inserts them in the margins in real time like glosses on a medieval manuscript. Perhaps it regex’es clauses and Google Book Searches them.

Idea: A javascript bookmarklet which looks for references to particular parts of the text and inserts them in the margins in real time like glosses on a medieval manuscript. Perhaps it regex’es clauses and Google Book Searches them.

Notes on The Corporation

Says that it’s “grotesque” that the 14th amendment was used to give “personhood” to corporations. Idiotic.

Transfer of liability… transfer of agency…

They’re people, but not as regards intellectual property law…? Immortal…

“No soul to save, no body to incarcerate.”

Legally bound to put bottom line first?

Milton Friedman can go to hell.

Corporation is an “externalizing machine”???
– They’re saying they externalize anything but profit?

This is really dumb so far.

Says that it’s “grotesque” that the 14th amendment was used to give “personhood” to corporations. Idiotic.

Transfer of liability… transfer of agency…

They’re people, but not as regards intellectual property law…? Immortal…

“No soul to save, no body to incarcerate.”

Legally bound to put bottom line first?

Milton Friedman can go to hell.

Corporation is an “externalizing machine”???
– They’re saying they externalize anything but profit?

This is really dumb so far.

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful…”

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful computers that can convert 400 hours of programming a week into formats for PCs, streaming, set-top boxes and an increasing range of mobile devices.”

Why didn’t they do it on Amazon s3? Wouldn’t it be more energy efficient, environmental, and… cheaper?

The is Have It: The BBC’s iPlayer on the iPhone – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

“Reformatting video is no small task, but the BBC has built a “transcoding farm” of 50 powerful computers that can convert 400 hours of programming a week into formats for PCs, streaming, set-top boxes and an increasing range of mobile devices.”

Why didn’t they do it on Amazon s3? Wouldn’t it be more energy efficient, environmental, and… cheaper?

The is Have It: The BBC’s iPlayer on the iPhone – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

Interesting addition to Google search results… I’m…

Interesting addition to Google search results… I’m always afraid these will disappear the next time I use Google… that I’m just one of their guinea pigs. Like that GREAT “Open in Google Docs »” link in Gmail. I want that back, Google.

Interesting addition to Google search results… I’m always afraid these will disappear the next time I use Google… that I’m just one of their guinea pigs. Like that GREAT “Open in Google Docs »” link in Gmail. I want that back, Google.