Category Archives: Technology

Working Lego Replica of a Computer from 100 BCE

This is quite incredible. I’m amazed at how advanced technology was in Greece back then. Also an awesome use of Lego! Advertisements

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Finally, those who can play the guitar have an upper hand…

From the NYT “… In the game’s traditional mode, you need only use five white keys, which can be challenging enough. But switch to Pro Keys mode, and all 25 black and white keys begin to come into play. By … Continue reading

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Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic

In case you missed this, here it is. The Google car. Let’s see if Apple can beat that :). Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with … Continue reading

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The agnostic cartographer

How Google’s open-ended maps are embroiling the company in some of the world’s touchiest geopolitical disputes….. from washington monthly(thanks to Rich)

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Afrigadget

Ethan Zuckerman of global voices mentioned this blog in his TED talk. I’ve always been a fan of creative uses of scrap and junk:) Some of the older entries are pretty neat. “Amongst all the toys were some other serious … Continue reading

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Micmacs – a Movie About Makers

“It is a really enjoyable French film with a MAKE-bent to it – the main characters live in a junkyard, salvaging discarded stuff and turning it into useful contraptions and art. “Here, we salvage gear, sort it and fix it.” … Continue reading

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Making a Splash

I recently subscribed to the excellent Make magazine. It’s full of fun DIY projects, neat things that you can build, and ways that you can hack existing technology to make it more awesome. They also organize something called Maker Faire, … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy

A story at Wired, and a timeline of the shifting policy at EFF (also check out this nifty infographic). One of the many shady aspects is that whenever a new privacy-intruding feature is introduced, it’s activated by default, and it … Continue reading

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Salami Sorting Robot

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For all the Turings here …

Even if you saw this on 3quarksdaily, I’m reproducing it here. It’s pretty cool, notice the “Turingness” of the narrator. On second thoughts, if you don’t know what a Turing machine is, ask wiki.

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