Archive for February, 2008

Japanese Show of the Week #8

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"Seein’ up the scooter," as it is commonly called around this here dojo, is most definitely part of the appeal of the show, so don’t try to convince yourself otherwise. More on this interesting development in Japanese gamery in the coming weeks.

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Posted: February 27th, 2008
at 12:10pm by Black Ock


Categories: youtube,too good to be true

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Can’t Stop Eatin’ Full - Documentary

Since yesterday’s doc was prematurely nuked, it’s only appropriate we come with a whole new one, uncharacteristically on a Tuesday. Enjoy! This one is equally cool.
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Posted: February 27th, 2008
at 11:16am by Black Ock


Categories: youtube,life,mnp is for the children,grub,science,documentary

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Wikileaks

Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact. Our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by all types of people. We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.

We believe that transparency in government activities leads to reduced corruption, better government and stronger democracies. All governments can benefit from increased scrutiny by the world community, as well as their own people. We believe this scrutiny requires information. Historically that information has been costly - in terms of human life and human rights. But with technological advances - the internet, and cryptography - the risks of conveying important information can be lowered.

Wikileaks opens leaked documents up to stronger scrutiny than any media organization or intelligence agency can provide. Wikileaks provides a forum for the entire global community to relentlessly examine any document for its credibility, plausibility, veracity and validity. Communities can interpret leaked documents and explain their relevance to the public. If a document comes from the Chinese government, the entire Chinese dissident community and diaspora can freely scrutinize and discuss it; if a document arrives from Iran, the entire Farsi community can analyze it and put it in context. Sample analyses are available here.

In its landmark ruling on the Pentagon Papers, the US Supreme Court ruled that "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government." We agree.

We believe that it is not only the people of one country that keep their government honest, but also the people of other countries who are watching that government. That is why the time has come for an anonymous global avenue for disseminating documents the public should see.

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Posted: February 27th, 2008
at 10:50am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,crime,web,business,robots,politricks,weaponry,design,fo' real?,real life news,science,open source

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Killer Terrorist Robots?

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Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said he believed falling costs would soon make robots a realistic option for extremist groups.

"How long is it going to be before the terrorists get in on the act? With the current prices of robot construction falling dramatically and the availability of ready-made components for the amateur market, it wouldn’t require a lot of skill to make autonomous robot weapons."

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Posted: February 27th, 2008
at 8:30am by orangemenace


Categories: robots,weaponry,fo' real?

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Quote of the Day

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There’s a difference between rejecting and denouncing.

-Hilary Clinton [on Obama and Farrakhan]

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Posted: February 27th, 2008
at 8:14am by Black Ock


Categories: politricks,quote of the day

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Stuff Black People Like

Thanks to a poster on yesterday’s "Stuff White Peope Like," we discovered this site with a post about the Top Ten Rock Songs Black People like.

Man oh man, if therea€™s one thing White People love more than these 10 rap songs ita€™s taking jokes way too seriously and throwing the word "racist" around like they do Frisbees. Ia€™m sorry my silly little list got some of you so heated a€" I only hope that while furiously typing out your angry comments you didna€™t accidentally spill Jamba Juice on your MacBook. [LINK]

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Thanks Scally!

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Posted: February 26th, 2008
at 10:30am by Black Ock


Categories: youtube,too good to be true,fo' real?

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Webs : Google & I.B.M

The two companies are investing to build large data centers that students can tap into over the Internet to program and research remotely, which is called a€oecloud computing.a€A

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Posted: February 26th, 2008
at 9:48am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,business,robots,weaponry

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Who Got the Vocab!?

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Solipsism

1. Philosophy. the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
2. extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.

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Posted: February 26th, 2008
at 9:22am by Black Ock


Categories: life,mnp is for the children,politricks,fo' real?

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Mosiacs of the World 1.0

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Posted: February 26th, 2008
at 9:12am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,architecture

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