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Wireless substitution: cell-only households
Peter Haynes comments: Cellphone-only homes aren't techies / early adopters, they're poor: 47% of those living in poverty are cell only
cellular  culture  poverty  via:peterhaynes  statistics  usa 
december 2011 by pierredv
H(ackers)2O: Attack on City Water Station Destroys Pump | Threat Level | Wired.com
"Hackers gained remote access into the control system of the city water utility in Springfield, Illinois, and destroyed a pump last week, according to a report released by a state fusion center and obtained by a security expert."
cybersecurity  hacking  SCADA  via:peterhaynes 
november 2011 by pierredv
Identity Bureau, transferable synthetic British natural person - we make money not art
"One day Heath Bunting realized that in the UK it is legal to have several identities, if they are not for criminal purposes. He set up an 'Identity Bureau' to allow ordinary people to buy new, official and legal UK identities at reasonable cost (500 euros.)"
hacking  identity  persona  art  via:peterhaynes 
november 2011 by pierredv
Analog Vinyl Sampling on Vimeo
Experimental analog sampling with modified vinyls. Sectors from a vinyl record are cut and replaced by pieces with exact shape from other records. When played in a vinyl player the needle follows the grooves from both sectors creating sampled tunes or loops. More information here: blog.ishback.com/ ?p=918
audio  retro  via:peterhaynes 
october 2011 by pierredv
The Technium: The Futurist's Dilemma
"Clarke says that if you find a prediction reasonable, than it is probably wrong, because the future is not reasonable; it is fantastic! But if you could return from the future with the exact truth about what will happen, no one would believe you because the future is too fantastic! By fantastic he means issuing from the realm of fantasy and the imagination -- beyond what we expect. This is the futurist's dilemma: Any believable prediction will be wrong. Any correct prediction will be unbelievable. Either way, a futurist can't win. He is either dismissed or wrong."
trends  futures  x:technium  via:peterhaynes  quotations 
september 2011 by pierredv
Conservatives and Liberals Have Different Brain Anatomy
"A new study links a larger anterior cingulate cortex (left) to politically liberal views and a larger right amygdala to conservatism"
brain-cingulate  brain-amygdala  politics  via:peterhaynes 
april 2011 by pierredv
Whistle-blowing witch grounded by TSA - Business - U.S. business - msnbc.com
"Wiccan is fired after complaint about casting spells — and after she complained about lax security at the airport "
employment  religion  via:peterhaynes 
march 2011 by pierredv
Numbers Everyone Should Know
latency of some common processor/network operations
via:peterhaynes  computing 
february 2011 by pierredv
visualizing.org
"Making sense of complex issues through data and design"
visualization  infographics  via:peterhaynes 
october 2010 by pierredv
Yvonne Lee Schultz » Porcelain Pistol
"The Porcelain Pistols are replicas of James Bond’s Walther PPK and its contemporary sister, the P99,with friendly permission of Carl Walther Inc."
design  sculpture  art  via:peterhaynes 
september 2010 by pierredv
Fujifilm Instax mini50S Cheki camera
"Fujifilm is demonstrating that unconventional film cameras with good design can also be a hit."
via:peterhaynes  cameras  photography  trends 
august 2010 by pierredv
Smart underpants share how you're feeling | Crave - CNET
"Joseph Wang, a nanoengineering professor at the University of California at San Diego, has come up with underpants that have sensors built into the waistband to sense blood pressure, heart rate, and other biological markers."
sensors  via:peterhaynes  clothing  x:cnet 
june 2010 by pierredv
Americans use GPS systems to find food, coffee and gas
Wal-Mart the most frequently searched; cities needing most nav are LA and Dallas/Ft Worth
maps  GPS  via:peterhaynes 
march 2010 by pierredv
Why Are Professors Liberal? Gross & Fosse 2012
The political liberalism of professors—an important occupational group and anomaly according to traditional theories of class politics—has long puzzled sociologists. To shed new light on the subject, we review research on professorial politics over the past half-century, identifying the main hypotheses that have been proposed to account for professorial liberalism. Using regression decomposition, we examine hypothesized predictors of the political gap between professors and other Americans using General Social Survey data pooled from 1974-2008. Results indicate that professors are more liberal than other Americans because a higher proportion possess advanced educational credentials, exhibit a disparity between their levels of education and income, identify as Jewish, non-religious, or non-theologically conservative Protestant, and express greater tolerance for controversial ideas. Together, the variables linked to our hypotheses account for about 43 percent of the political gap between
statistics  academia  politics  via:peterhaynes  ideology 
january 2010 by pierredv
The Tyranny of E-mail - Book Summary & Video
Factoid: First postcard was sent in England in 1871; in 1873 72 million were mailed
books  communications  via:peterhaynes  factoids  email 
january 2010 by pierredv
High-tech cars are trouble for some mechanics - Small business- msnbc.com
"Access to repair information is at the heart of a debate over a congressional bill called the Right to Repair Act. Supporters of the proposal say automakers are trying to monopolize the parts and repair industry by only sharing crucial tools and data with their dealership shops"
antitrust  commerce  automobile  via:peterhaynes 
december 2009 by pierredv
blippy / What are your friends buying?
Blippy is a fun and easy way to see and discuss the things people are buying
socialmedia  commerce  via:peterhaynes 
december 2009 by pierredv

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