Friday, September 03, 2004
- Somehow, this wasn't what I had in mind when entertainment pundits used to talk about "the future of recorded music": the Napster To Go service appears to use a dedicated portable audio player/download device [okay, so it's a jukebox] to pipe tunes by subscription - when the money runs out, so does the music.
- Cue the X-Files theme song [.wav file here]: "Black Triangle" UFO sightings are on the rise again [Space.com, via Kottke]
- Smell-o-vision has finally arrived!
"Febreeze 'Scent Stories' is a smellovision player that loads in discs charged with smelly compounds that are slowly rotated through, a new stink every 30 minutes."[Boing Boing]
- Dottocomu's Aragoto reports: Volcano eruption in Japan, no evacuations:
According to the TV news a volcano called Asamayama in Gunma prefecture has just erupted. This is, after all, the anniversary of the start of World War II, the Great Kanto Earthquake, and the birth of Gloria Estefan. Something bad had to happen.
"Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are designing a self-contained, tamper-resistant nuclear reactor that can be transported and installed anywhere in the world."[New Scientist, via Slashdot, with more on Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends blog]
- Overstating the Obvious Moment of the Week: Bush Blames Terrorists for Russian Deaths [Reuters]
- Can you move the knight to every square of a chessboard - using only legal moves - in the fewest steps possible? Try this
horribly addictivevirtual Knight's Tour Simulator! [via Locussolus]
- Some interesting essays on Chris Carter's late great MilleniuM series, on Millennial Abyss
- Never be bored again, by visiting the ever-updated links on I-am-bored.com; that is, unless you get bored with doing that.
- Instead Nintendo and automatic weapons, now about a nice game of Conkers? [via Oblomovka]
- Boing Boing has a great post on LRAD [Long Range Acoustic Device]'s being used against NY protesters at the RNC