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Archive: August, 2006
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BBC Radio: Material World
"Blue-sky-thinking researchers are looking to the stratosphere to meet the ever increasing demand for super-fast internet access. They are testing airships that fly 12 miles above the Earth and which beam back wireless broadband that's 200 times faster than a wired connection. These 'High Altitude Platforms' could provide us with floating communications hubs in the future, as well as offering disaster management or environmental monitoring to developing countries."
Listen to the latest show
Wired Magazine reports that someone has figured out how to crack the Windows DRM (Digital Rights Management) they use to prevent file sharing, particularly with music downloads. The article indicates that you too can crack the code by downloading a piece of software and then using that to unlock the security that sites like Napster use to keep users subscribed.
I'm such a fan of this, as I think DRM is complete bull - so now I can "unlock" all of the songs I bought and actually play them anywhere I want, and do with them as I please. Of course, those of you who would like to use the software for less legal means, more power to you and yours.
The â€˜animal Victoria Cross' presented to the only dog officially registered as a Second World War Prisoner of War has gone on display in London.
Relatives of the late owner of Royal Navy mascot Judy presented the PDSA Dickin Medal and decorated collar to the Imperial War Museum yesterday, where they now feature in The Animals' War exhibition. The items were offered to the museum by the son of Leading Aircraftsman Frank Williams, Judy's wartime owner.
Born in Shanghai in 1937, Judy survived a torpedo hit on HMS Grasshopper in 1942 and helped crew members locate water when shipwrecked on a Sumatran island. Captured by the Japanese and interred at a camp in Medan, Judy formed a lifelong bond with Frank Williams, protecting him and other prisoners from the brutal guards. The airman offered the camp commandant one of Judy's puppies in a plea to protect her and she became officially listed as POW 81A Medan. She encountered alligators, wild dogs, a Sumatran tiger and even bullet wounds and was eventually de-mobbed and spent six months in quarantine before she was awarded the PDSA Medal in London. Still accompanying Frank to Africa for his work, Judy was buried there when she died in February 1950.
Frank's widow Doris commented: â€œJudy repeatedly saved my husband's life and that of his fellow prisoners during the war. It was Frank's wish for Judy's PDSA Dickin Medal and collar to return to PDSA before being presented to the Imperial War Museum, where her courage and devotion to duty will be remembered by generations to come.â€
New Compound Causes Cancer Cell Suicide
Scientific American: Suicide is the regular mode of cell death. When cells reach the end of their useful life, internal mechanisms kick in and the cell automatically perishes, a process known as apoptosis. But in cancer cells this mechanism has often been genetically disabled or otherwise broken, allowing tumors to proliferate. Now researchers have found a way to reactivate programmed cell death and thereby treat cancer.
And here we see a baby panda sleeping softly...
Click here if you can't see the video above.
Via Cute Overload!
Instructables shows you how.
All you need is a dry wipe board, a usb camera, a computer and some free software - monkeyjam!
My littlest boy Tristan (age 4 and â…'s) is standing in front of me with his chest puffed up proudly. I cant resist poking a nipple. He pushes my hand away and says in his deepest voice,
"Don't mess with the big boys."
Last weekend things got a little out of hand at Celebrate Erie - which should be called the ExcuseToDrinkBeerIntheStreets AllWeekendLong Festival where you can also find yummy food... and a hilarious drunkard trying to light his cigarette (after I've secretly dipped it in beer)...
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(It should be noted amongst those that tsk and those that hrm while watching this video, that LittleMissPerfectHerself did indeed behave worse than the Beer Devil towards the end of the last evening... but she was scrupulous enough to hide the camera.)
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