David's Link Farm

updated 2001-04-18.

This is a typical poorly-maintained overflow link farm. I'm just using this as my personal hot list. See what I find interesting. If I really feel motivated, some of the sections may bud off into their own pages.


  1. Mad Scientist and Science Humor
  2. Job Hunting
  3. People that scare me
  4. More Interesting people
  5. Politics
  6. Anti-Virus sites
  7. Design
  8. insurance
  9. Transatlantic cables
  10. OSU
  11. some banks
  12. Lots of Other misc Links.

Related pages:

MSDN Microsoft Developer Network


Off Ramp (weekly updates of Developer Network News):

For Developers Only page

MSDN info

Making tabs and spaces visible in Microsoft Visual Studio:

The help page claims that "Show white space. Display and hide spaces and tab marks. Hold down CTRL and press RW" "Show or hide spaces and tabs (toggle). Hold down CTRL and press RW" but that doesn't seem to do anything for me.

Eventually I discovered: Alt+e a w (Edit | Advanced | View Whitespace) which indicates the shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+8 .

more interesting people

Here are people that I find interesting, but they don't quite fit in any of my other subject-oriented pages.

Family quotes

You had to be there to understand the humor here.


[FIXME: list songs I have strong opinions on here ? why ?]

"My place in this world"

"Learning how to love this woman: How do I love her ?"

"The smell of the color nine"


I (DAV) have recently been interested in writing haiku. I think it's mostly my interest in compression, plus Douglas Hofstadter's book about poetry and translation book.html#le_ton .

related to lossy text compression data_compression.html#lossy .

Here's some high-tech haiku others have written: [FIXME: cat haiku]


http://euro.net/mark-space/ failing PowerBook

http://www.jitterbug.com/brennan/ transhuman, devastating humor, somewhat cynical, a good list of "braincandy" links (including Go),

Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitat.org/

Funny and Intellectual Women on the Web http://www.amazing.com/david/women.html mirror at http://amazing.freelink.net/cgi-bin/get-category?118

Gerald Sussman's talk on Amorphous Computing (with interesting annotation feature) http://world.std.com/~wware/sussman.html

Interesting story about improving the process by eliminating computers. http://world.std.com/~fhapgood/texts/lantech.html http://world.std.com/~fhapgood/

Hal Berghel http://www.acm.org/~hlb

(?) http://www.geocities.com/Paris/8254/roman.html

virtual gifts http://members.tripod.com/~Euphoricminds/presents.html

fascinating web page Robert Finn -- Science writer and editor finn at nasw.org -- http://nasw.org/finn http://rdrop.com/~sunlab/ "Raven had no time to cry out, no time to do anything, no time at all, before he was in black. He was worse than dead. He was off-line. " -- Jason Snell jsnell at ucsd.edu http://www.etext.org/Zines/Quanta/beings.html

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) http://www.ietf.cnri.reston.va.us/

"Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance" http://www.religioustolerance.org/

http://www.dspbios.com/ "a collection of useful software primitives that DSP developers can call upon. These primitive routines and handlers -- "managers" in DSP/BIOS-speak -- include a basic tasking system that provides a pre-emptive scheduler for real-time threaded applications ... core I/O routines for managing real-time data streams ... debugging ... "

Dr. Steve O'Neil <steveo at micromo.com> of Micro Mo Electronics, Inc. in article "Bird-Doggin' the Internet" article in _designfax_ digest 1997 Dec. "Most of the past Bird-Doggin' articles we've printed, with updated URLs and links, can be found at http://www.micromo.com/related.html/ ." National Laboratories

Ontology http://mnemosyne.itc.it:1024/ontology.html A list of projects, people, conferences and specific resources on Ontology and related fields.

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/


Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:57:47 -0800 (PST)
From: John K Clark <johnkc at well.com>
To: extropians at lucifer.com
Subject: NEURO: Advanced Neurons?
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        >Moravec assumed 10 bits per synapse, also quite reasonable at the
        >time but we now know that's way too high.

        >Lee Daniel Crocker <lcrocker at calweb.com>:
        >What mean "we", kemo sabe?  At the present state of neuroscience, I
        >wouldn't be comfortable pinning that down even to within 3-4 orders
        >of magnitude.

By "we" I mean those who have read the article by Dan Madison and Erin
Schuman In the January 28 1994 issue of Science, as I've been urging all to
do for the last several years. I've talked about it about 19 dozen times so I
won't do so do it again.

        >In fact, I'm not sure I'd even be comfortable quantizing at /any/
        >level what is surely an analog process.

Analog processes do not exist, never have never will.

                                            John K Clark    johnkc at well.com

http://www.wiskit.com/postscript/quicktips/ PostScript Quick Tips "Magic Words" (single words recognized in a web browser) (I think I first saw this concept on http://www.wordmagic.com/accesswdp/magic.html but that is no longer online) : television geezer (snow gear) blanket thorax cyclery somewhere // cool art lego real superflash // does this count as 1 word ? tiny amused agnostic datum guru extinctions stockmaster reformed microsoft transhuman non-magic-words: propane zen

survival instinct

survival instinct

comparing people who believe to others

comparing people who believe to others [FIXME: What's really the important thought(s) here ? Delete the rest.]

see creed.html#about

(unknown) stated:
>>>>I think that "the God Hypothesis" is testable
>>>>and helps explain a lot of things at least as
>>>>well as any other model, and better than most.

In response, (unknown) replied:
>>>Well, *if* it is testable, perhaps.
>>>Do you know of a technically feasible
>>>way to test it?  Physically, I mean, since
>>>otherwise you have to show that non-physical
>>>"objects" can exist first, adding a layer of
>>>complexity that is otherwise unnecessary.

In response, Randall replied:
>To: christlib at swcp.com
>Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 18:55:05 -0400
>Subject: Re: Christlib: The Elephant and the Kangaroo
>From: <rrandall6 at juno.com> (Randall R Randall)
>As I define Objective Morality as that set of
>rules which are the same for all persons
>(to satisfy William's razor), and which result
>in the longest lifespan, and greatest
>satisfaction, of those who use it.  By this
>definition, we should look to see if people
>with belief in God tend to live longer and
>see themselves as more productive than
>those who believe other things.
>rrandall6 at juno.com

>Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 05:48:42 -0400
>To: christlib at swcp.com
>From: Terry McIntyre 
>Subject: Re: Christlib: Gimme That New-Age Religion, Gimme That New Age
>  Religion . . .
>Mime-Version: 1.0
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>Status: U
>It's very hard to make a credible case that
>some particular faith, or lack thereof, is
>ungood because some adherents are ungood.
>Trouble is, they all have their oddballs.
>Just in the name of equal opportunity slandering,
>Christians have their Inquisition and witch trials
>and the oddball who sawed his son's head off
>in order to free the lad from possession, and
>the seven evangelicals who held a prayer session
>just before robbing a jewelry store.
>I'll even admit that atheists, the most sensible
>and moral of the lot ( IMHO ), have their bad
>And every one of these belief system groups
>can say "Well, example X is simply not a True
>I'd want several things before making such
>a ranking of one belief system over another.
>First, a reliable way to determine membership,
>which does not "beg the question" - if each group
>expels all sinners, they are certain to wind up
>in a dead heat, as the sole Saint of each
>group becomes the only eligible member.
>Second, a measure of "goodness" which is
>widely applicable. Can't have, for example,
>"does not drink alcohol", as we have no
>grounds for presuming that this is ungood
>in and of itself, even if Islam makes
>such a claim.
>Third, a statistically valid sampling.
>Terry McIntyre                         <terry.mcintyre at pobox.com>
>Libertarians Do It With Consent!       http://www.ironsoft.com/lp

>To: christlib at swcp.com
>Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 10:57:32 -0400
>Subject: Re: Christlib: The Elephant and the Kangaroo
>From: rrandall6 at juno.com (Randall R Randall)
>On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 21:12:33 -0400 "John Fast" <jfast at fastindustries.com>
>>There are an infinite number of possible
>>explanations for _anything_ -- at the very
>>least, there are over a dozen different
>>interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, including
>>the Copenhagen, Hidden Variable, Transactional,
>>Many-Worlds, Many-Minds, Quantum Logic, and
>>"Shut Up And Calculate" interpretations.
>>Similarly, there are a number of answers to the
>>Big Questions, like the Meaning of Life, the
>>Universe, and Everything, and the Problem of
>>the Existence of Evil.  How do we choose among
>>competing interpretations of QM, and of Life?
>Well, I would say that we take the interpretation
>with the fewest starting assumptions, and look
>for a way to test the various interpretations.
>Time travel, BTW, if possible, would be one way
>to test the MW theory.
>rrandall6 at juno.com

>From: "John Fast" 
>To: <christlib at swcp.com>
>Subject: Christlib: Re: Standards of Proof
>Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 12:43:12 -0400
>Chris B. McKinney wrote:
>> From: Randall R Randall
>>> >as extraordinary as that is not enough to at least start you on
>>> yourquest,
>>> >then I think your evidentiary demands are unreasonable and will always
>>> >remain unfulfilled. You accept many other "theories" on scant evidence,
>>> >yet seem to be demanding the kind of proof that would absolutely blow
>>> >away your own will and *force* you to accept it. Be careful of the
>>> >double standard trap. : )
>Indeed.  IMO, the appropriate standard to use
>for evaluating hypotheses, theories, and models,
>is not whether or not they're perfect, but rather
>which one explains the most and/or works the
>best.  When we have a good theory and some
>anomalous evidence, it's legitimate to dismiss
>some evidence as "experimental error."  (If I
>boiled some water and measured the temperature
>as 99.8^o C, that wouldn't invalidate contemporary
>physical chemistry -- at least not until I checked
>the accuracy of my thermometer, the atmospheric
>pressure in the room, and the purity of the water.)
>Sometimes (the cliche' example is quantum
>mechanics) we have several different models
>which all seem to work equally well -- literally,
>because they all accept exactly the same data
>and make identical predictions.  In such a
>case, they are called "interpretations" rather
>than "theories," and the choice of which one to
>use is arbitrary.
>>> Well, one of the standards of science that such occurances
>>> cannot (apparently) measure up to is repeatability.
>>Here with the "repeatability" thing again.  This is _A_ feature of science,
>>but there are many things scientists believe or propose that are neither
>>repeatable nor testable: an evolutionary change from one species to
>>say, or the Big Bang.
>>BTW, many Christians are quite skeptical in regards to modern miracles; the
>>RC church has a committee that rarely accepts as "miracle" as genuine; some
>Indeed; and IIRC the Catholic Church does not
>demand belief in any particular miracle except
>those involving Jesus.
>>groups don't even accept the possibility of modern-day miracles, saying
>>were for "the apostolic age" or something.
>Um, well, that would sort of include me.  As a
>good Anglo-Catholic, I accept the possibility of
>a miracle happening at any time . . . but as a
>good empiricist, I tend to be skeptical of them,
>especially the ones performed by televangelists
>and New Age gurus.  Besides, even if I knew of
>a supernatural occurrence, I would have to be
>sure whether it was divine or diabolic.
>>I think even in the Bible, certain players were skeptical: consider Gideon
>>(Ok, then, if the fleece is _dry_, but all the ground is wet, I'll believe
>>you...) or Thomas (I won't believe until I see and touch him for myself).
>>don't see anything wrong with honest skepticism; but if Gideon had
>>in unbelief after both of his tests were passed, or if Thomas had persisted
>>in unbelief after seeing and touching, one might question whether they were
>>skeptics or just running away.
>It's also possible to see something inexplicable
>and simply acknowledge, "I don't understand
>this, but I don't know whether it's a miracle or
>not."  Again, according to Hume, it depends on
>whether or not the occurrence of a miracle is
>more or less likely than something else, like a
>hallucination, deception, or whatever.
><sig skeptical of running away>


no-cost 3D player http://www.solidconcepts.com/ ACQweb http://www.acqweb.gov/ (?) current military acquisition policy Commerce Business Daily http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov (the public notification media by which government agencies identify proposed contract actions and contract awards). Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 00:03:05 -0600 From: Gregory Houston <vertigo at triberian.com> Organization: TRIBE EROS MIME-Version: 1.0 To: extropians at extropy.org Subject: Re: The Inner Path (Was: SOCIO: Friends) ... Yes on the former, and on the latter, it has not been tried before in the sense that I am seeking. It has not been attempted in the rigorous, scientific, somewhat standardized fashion, necessary for it to be found beneficial in our current educational settings. No one that I am aware of has developed an evolving curriculum of emotive education that would be suitable and beneficial in our current educational settings. This will first require the development of basic skills and exercises for observing and measuring emotive events. Just as in purely objective science we require standardized methods of observation and measurement, we will require the same in order to apply the scientific method to emotive science. We will require the same to help objectify what is intrinsically subjective. These rudimentry skills and exercises should be simple enough that a kindergarten student could begin developing them so that in each consecutive grade those skills could be built upon. And from the get go, there should be an emphasis on how these new skills can be applied to effectively augment the students cognitive skills. ... What I am proposing IS something new, something that as Greg Burch clarified so well, may only now be feasible. And that is to introduce emotive education in a non-esoteric, non-religious, non-mystical fashion. It is to assimilate emotive education into our current cognitive educations. This may take some time, but it is my intention to develop an emotive curriculum for primary and secondary educational institutions. In the same fashion we can begin preparing for calculus at a very early age by learning arithmatic, we can prepare for advanced levels of emotive intelligence at a young age by learning the fundamentals of emotive education. ... I have only stressed the dichotomy because as I see it now, that is how it is most often percieved. Our society has a very strong bias towards the 'outer world'. Our primary and secondary education is almost entirely directed towards the study of the 'outer world'. But in the end I am pushing for a bridging of the gap between the 'inner' and 'outer worlds' so that we can realize and effectively employ an emotive-cognitive continuum, a continuum of consciousness. In the end it is not so much about separation, for that is what we have now, but it is about reconciliation, a reconciliation between the subjective and objective, between the emotive and cognitive. I will often push for the extreme, in which case I take a binary stance, but this is only in the hopes that we can reach the true goal, which is a balance that we are very certainly lacking in education as a whole. I have often found it easier to achieve something, if I shoot for something well beyond it. With that said, I will be more careful in the future to speak of degrees within continuums rather than abstracted dichotomous absolutes. ... I hope to offer a proposal which is congruous with Extropian, Libertarian, and Transhumanistic thought. Thus the opionions, comments, and suggestions of those on this list is greatly appreciated. Once a tentative proposal is furnished, development can begin immiediately. ... -- Gregory Houston vertigo at triberian.com 816.561.1524 From: lawall at mtu.edu Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 10:04:28 -0400 To: christlib at swcp.com Subject: Re: Christlib: utilibertarianism Sender: owner-christlib at swcp.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib at swcp.com Status: U > >Brandon: I like that quote from Albert Ellis. Who is Albert Ellis? >Has he written anything I might be able to get from the library? > Check out the Albert Ellis Institute at http://www.iret.org/ Albert Ellis is the founder of RET or Rational Emotive Therapy (now also called REBT or Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) and one of the granddaddies of what's known as the cognitive behavioral school of psychotherapy, probably the most practiced form of psychotherapy around these days in one form or another. I've more or less used Ellis' approach professionally since around 1972. Larry Wall I now work professionally on ACF (Automated Collaborative Filtering) technology at Firefly ... As for the sociological implications, I am writing an essay on the subject (see URL below), and would be happy if you could read and comment on it. ... Alexander Chislenko ACF theory paper: (ChristLib web page) Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 08:45:05 -0500 To: christlib at swcp.com From: Terry McIntyre <terry.mcintyre at pobox.com> Subject: Re: Christlib: utilibertarianism Mime-Version: 1.0 Sender: owner-christlib at swcp.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib at swcp.com Status: U >Why should a person care about that -- or, perhaps, >why would they hate an exploitive world, as long as >they were getting a net benefit from the exploitation? If the world were zero-sum, that argument would fly. One would "eat or be eaten"; exploitation would be rational behavior. But the world is _not_ a zero-sum game. Cooperation is a positive-sum game. Informed consensual exchanges benefit all parties; they do not redistribute wealth, but create it. Such wealth-creating behavior depends upon an environment where people tell the truth, honor contracts, and avoid knowingly harming others. A rational person, knowing this, does not engage in clintonian striving for the optimum amount of "what one can get away with"; it simply isn't worth the trouble. Smart as Clinton may be, the same resources applied to dealing fairly and honestly with the rest of the world would have put him in a far better situation than he is now. Why spend so much effort arguing against liberty, when it demonstrably works? Countries where people are free to trade with each other, where uniform rule of law exists, where lives and property and liberty are protected, prosper. Where these things do not occur, where wealth is redistributed and destroyed, poverty is the norm. Terry McIntyre <terry.mcintyre at pobox.com> Libertarians Do It With Consent! http://www.ironsoft.com/lp Lycos Personal Web Guide http://personal.lycos.com/ tosurf 3D animation and Virtual Reality http://www.fluke.com/ Open Architecture Control Group (OACG) ... IP for Distributed Control (IDC) ... Java for Distributed Control (JDC) http://www.oacg.org/ "With adoption of standard[s]... overall control system design, maintenance, and programming are simplified. This lowers lifecycle costs and allows seamless integration and easy upgrades of best-of-class software across the enterprise from multiple vendors in any platform." "Our vision is that this standard would eventually permt competing I/O blocks to be strung on the same Ethernet wire and be addressed as part of a single control strategy." Control Engineering magazine http://www.controleng.com/ http://www.controleng.com/info (has on-line subscription form) Rosemount http://www.rosemount.com/ PlantWeb(tm) ... using Foundation(tm) fieldbus intelligent field devices. toread: _SnowCrash_ cyberpunk book _Virtual Light_ cyberpunk book "the book (non-fiction) _Mirror Worlds_ by a Yale computer scientist" (cyberpunk-related) toread Rudy Rucker's books Software and Wetware (robotic?) Search for REND386 RNDMAC.SIT (mac version)(ported to Mac by Robert Arning) tools for building VR environments. Is it true that there is a NASA standard data format for multidimensional data sets, the Common Data Format ? To: christlib at swcp.com Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 21:30:36 -0700 Subject: Christlib: Re: LP Conventions X-Juno-Line-Breaks: 0-23 From: dougnewman at juno.com (Douglas F. Newman) Sender: owner-christlib at swcp.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib at swcp.com On Sun, 15 Feb 1998 14:44:07 -0500 Joe Hauptmann <jah at indy.net> writes: >Ric Frost wrote: > > >As a Libertarian, I am looking for the words to help me convey the >compatability of my political philosophy to Christians. To show them >how good works cannot be forced and how there is no virtue in being >forcably prevented from sinning. > On my web page, I have an essay titled "Was Jesus a Libertarian?" http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/7093/jesuslbt.html Also, on my links page, I have a category known as "Christian Liberty." http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/7093/links.html I hope this helps For Christ and For Liberty, Doug Newman _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 12:15:15 -0500 (EST) Comment: Hx: Transhuman Technlogies Originator: transhumantech at excelsior.org Reply-To: <transhumantech at excelsior.org> Sender: transhumantech at excelsior.org Version: Autolist v0.2 - Copyright 1995 Planet X Engineering From: Eugene Leitl <eugene at liposome.genebee.msu.su> To: Multiple recipients of list <transhumantech at excelsior.org> Subject: FYI:STORAGE:[Pigdog] UFO Technology? Definitely not, but read c't! (fwd) Status: U ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: 11 Mar 1998 22:22:30 +0100 From: "Viggo L. Norum" <Viggo.L.Norum at imm.ntnu.no> Reply-To: pigdog-l at arlington.com To: linux-kernel at vger.rutgers.edu Subject: [Pigdog] UFO Technology? Definitely not, but read c't! In 5 years or so, when we all have dockable personal computers in credit card size, working at 10 GHz and with 100 TB storage, may we perhaps still be running Linux..... I guess the UFO-article was a joke, but the fact is that existing Earth developed technology is 2000 times better (Humans: 170 TB on a credit card, fake aliens: 90 GB on a poker chip). A good article about it can be found in the Linux friendly magazine "c't": http://www.heise.de/ct/98/03/018/ (German) http://www.heise.de/ct/english/98/03/018/ (English) The key words in the c't article are: Data processing and storage using opto-elecronic plastic film. The specs of the system described are in the range of 170 TB storage on a plastic credit card and access times which are a small fraction of normal RAM. Using laser-printing technology it is possible to make opto-electronic circuits in a speed of square meters of plastic per second. A Norwegian company named "Opticom AS" leads the development in this area. The stock prices for the company have been very turbulent during the last year: http://base.nettvik.no/bin/fo/graf.cgi?ticker=OPC -- Viggo - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to majordomo at vger.rutgers.edu PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, SPACE, AERONAUTICS, AND AEROSPACE **** The Spy Files - The Why Files http://www.scienceguide.com/News/News_Articles/12698Article_13.html At your service: New spy satellites, multispectral cameras and personal tr= acking devices http://www.scienceguide.com/News/News_Articles/12798Article_2.html A computer program crafts new limbs... Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:31:23 -0500 (EST) Comment: Hx: Transhuman Technlogies Originator: transhumantech at excelsior.org Reply-To: <transhumantech at excelsior.org> Sender: transhumantech at excelsior.org Version: Autolist v0.2 - Copyright 1995 Planet X Engineering From: Mitchell Porter <mitch at thehub.com.au> To: Multiple recipients of list <transhumantech at excelsior.org> Subject: Unconventional models of computation - brief review of conference http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/quant-ph/9801060. The conference (held a few weeks ago in New Zealand) included quantum computation, DNA computation, reversible computation. Its homepage was http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/CDMTCS/docs/umc98.html. The proceedings volume will be about NZ$100. The CDMTCS (Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science), which hosted the conference, holds the homepage for Gregory Chaitin, inventor of algorithmic complexity theory (http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/CDMTCS/chaitin/). He has a whole book on _The limits of mathematics_ available there, along with code in Lisp and C demonstrating some of his ideas. -mitch http://www.thehub.com.au/~mitch http://www.studyweb.com/ SCIENCE-WEEK A Free Weekly Digest of the News of Science All back issues of SCIENCE-WEEK are available free at http://scienceweek.com/


From: Mitchell Porter <mitch at thehub.com.au>
To: transhuman at logrus.org
An autopoietic system is basically a self-regenerating system - see,
for example, http://alf.nbi.dk/~emmeche/coPubl/97d.NABCE/ExplEmer.html.
(I say 'basically', since Maturana & Varela's work, e.g. _Autopoiesis
and cognition_, has philosophical subtleties which I do not fathom.)

Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 19:19:25 -0500 (EST)
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To Surf http://sunsite.auc.dk/FreakTech/ -- recc. Eugene Leitl <eugene at liposome.genebee.msu.su> From: Microsoft Developer Network <MicrosoftDeveloperNetwork_001697 at Newswire.Microsoft.com> To: "'d.cary at ieee.org'" <d.cary at ieee.org> Subject: Tune into Microsoft's March DevTalk Live Web-cast - FREE ! Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:18:49 -0800 X-Priority: 3 MIME-Version: 1.0 Status: U DevTalkLive - Microsoft's Live Monthly Developer Web-Cast Free Training, Easy Access, Great Giveaways! March Web-Cast Seminar - Server Side Web Based Development Microsoft is pleased to announce the latest topic in our virtual seminar series,DevTalk Live. The March topic addresses Server Side Web-Based Development.Designed with developers in mind, DevTalk Live showcases the latest Microsoft technologies and assists you in delivering powerful and effective software solutions - all without leaving your home or office! Join hundreds of developers in exploring Server Side Web-based Development this month! Join us at http://www.audionet.com/edu/devtalklive What: Server Side Web Based Development Where: Live on the Internet! When: Monday, March 2, 1998 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CST); 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PST); 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EST) Free Giveaways - Developer Software, Games, & Microsoft T-shirts - Daily drawings for registered listeners starting 2/23 - Random drawings during Web-cast - Additional winners selected by completing DevTalkLive evaluation form Agenda: Server Side Web Based Development 7:30pm - 8:00pm Active Server Pages 2.0 overview Building Commerce Applications w/Active Server Pages 8:00pm - 8:30pm Building Scalable Web Applications with IIS 4.0, MTS, & ASP 8:30pm - 8:40pm Q&A 8:40pm - 9:00pm Building Scalable Web Applications with IIS 4.0, MTS, & ASP (continued) How to Register: http://www.audionet.com/edu/devtalklive Archives: Previous DevTalk Live web-casts are available on our web-site archive. Our first three shows: Client Side Web-based Development, Distributed Application Development, and Database Development are now available! Sessions from the Professional Developers Conference held in San Diego in September will be available for a limited time via NetShow on the DevTalk Live Web-site. Future DevTalk Live Broadcasts: April 2, 1998 7:30pm - 9:00pm (CST) Building E-Commerce Web Sites ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to use this mailing list ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our relationship with you is very important to us. If you do not want to receive email from Microsoft.com, please visit our Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/misc/unsubscribe.htm This is the place you can subscribe or unsubscribe to our free newsletters and/or choose not to receive email from Microsoft.com. Alternatively, please send a reply to this email with the word "unsubscribe" as the first line in the body of the message. Comments: Authenticated sender is <bostrom at mail.ndirect.co.uk> From: "Nick Bostrom" <bostrom at ndirect.co.uk> To: transhuman at logrus.org Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 15:46:40 +0000 Subject: >H Announcement: World Transhumanist Association Reply-To: transhuman at logrus.org Transhuman Mailing List As some of you already know, there have beed discussions about creating a World Tranhumanist Association. The good news is that we have now reached the stage where we can make an inofficial announcement and invite participation from the transhumanist community. Together we have a unique pool of talents that I hope will make this a big success and allow us to have an impact :-) --------------------------------------------------- MISSION STATEMENT The WTA was founded in 1998 with the aim of turning transhumanism into a mainstream academic discipline. The WTA seeks to promote research into the science and philosophy of the future; to encourage reasoned debate; and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers on all transhumanist themes. We work to increase public awareness of the benefits, but also the risks, of the technologies by which humanity will seek to overcome its biological limitations. The WTA publishes the Journal of Transhumanism; organizes conferences; promotes informed media coverage; provides information resources on its web pages; and supports networking within the transhumanist community. ---------------------------------------------------- We need members (membership will be free) but above all we need persons who want to take an active part in shaping the WTA. The content is still very preliminary. The WTA web site will be at http://www.transhumanism.com; it is under construction but you can already find more information about the WTA there. If you want to get actively involved, please send me an email. At the moment we are especially looking for persons who can take responsibility for some part of the web pages, assist in the graphic design, create a WTA logo, or implement features such as mailing lists and threaded discussion archives. I will continue to post updates on how the WTA develops... (I am quite excited about this...) _____________________________________________________ Nick Bostrom London School of Economics Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method <n.bostrom at lse.ac.uk> http://www.hedweb.com/nickb *************************************************************************** * Please email all technical problems to * * owner-transhuman at logrus.org, NOT to the list. * * Keep human cloning legal! Use the CSS LetterWizard to write to Congress!* * http://www.umich.edu/~alexboko/css/bioclonefrm.html * *************************************************************************** Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 17:46:21 -0500 (EST) Comment: Hx: Transhuman Technlogies Reply-To: <transhumantech at excelsior.org> Version: Autolist v0.2 - Copyright 1995 Planet X Engineering From: remi sussan <sremi at compuserve.com> Subject: WEB:KnU http://www.software.ibm.com/data/knu/ Yes, this one is from IBM. KnU (Knowledge Utility) seems to offer a solution to the problem of "subjectivity" :the fact that the knowledge representation is never the same, according the different people. KnU creates one graph representing one field,but allow to create different"instances of a graph (the persona)representing preferences and choices of various users. You can find an application at www.aqui.ibm.com, which uses Knu to create a system which, in some ways, look like an alternative for Crit software. Remi SFA Chi Alpha at: http://www.lcc.net/~sfaxa/ From: steve at mds.com (Steve Purcell) To: "'David Cary'" <d.cary at ieee.org> Subject: RE: PC Card FAQ Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:01:03 -0800 MIME-Version: 1.0 Status: U Here's my question. I have designed an IO PC card that uses the Z86017 PCMCIA interface chip. On my Pentium 90MHz machine the CIS is read somewhat consistently, but on my Pentium 200MHz machine the CIS is rarely read correctly. Is there a known problem with this chip, or is there some mystical way of wiring it up that I have missed. steve at mds.com tosurf I've setup a chat system with an in-page java client for people who want to talk in real time. Just click on "Chat" next to "News" on the Table of Contents of Homo Excelsior. The chat page resides at "http://www.excelsior.org/chat". Pat Subject: pdx-b5: Heartless Bitches (fwd) Date: Sun, 8 Mar 98 04:36:47 -0800 From: AmyCat <amy_c at efn.org> To: <coj-list at pacifier.com>, <pdx-b5-l at q7.com> Reply-To: pdx-b5-l at q7.com Got a ref. to this web site from someone on another B5 list... Check it out! http://heartless-bitches.com/ They list Susan Ivanova as an honorary Heartless Bitch... and their section nominating those who "Shouldn't Be Allowed To Breed", well... :-) I *like* their attitude! --AmyCat From: Petrea Mitchell <pravn at mvp.com> Subject: pdx-b5: B5 parodies (fwd) To: pdx-b5-l at q7.com (PDX-B5 list) Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 11:37:10 -0800 (PST) MIME-Version: 1.0 Reply-To: pdx-b5-l at q7.com News from my parody source: > I've found a general archive of the b5 parodies I've been forwarding: > > http://cscott.home.mindspring.com/babylon5/b5index.html Did I mention I have to go rehearse for a production of _The Mikado_ at my mom's church Wednesday evening? Aaaaaagh! -- / Petrea Mitchell <|> <|> <pravn at mvp.com> <watch this space> Law of Feline Gravitation: A cat at rest will migrate to the center of the bed, regardless of the number or mass of human(s) who are in the way. FREE subscription to EE-EVALUATION ENGINEERING the magazine of electronic test and measurement http://www.nelsonpub.com/cgi/eeads/subtrack.cgi?page=subscribe http://computer.org/ Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 13:02:27 +0600 To: David Cary <d.cary at ieee.org> From: Max Levine <cml at iconovex.com> Subject: Re: Improving EchoSearch Dear Mr. Cary: Thanks for writing! I'm afraid the reason for all the glitches at our website stems from the fact that we are no longer offering EchoSearch for sale as a retail product, and thus have had to remove all references and links to it from our website. As your message options suggest, EchoSearch has gone offline, and you might want to remove it from your list. Thanks again, Max Levine At 02:33 PM 1/5/98 -0500, you wrote: > >I found a little glitch on your web pages, >and thought you would like to know about it. > >I'm collecting a list of search engines >(at > http://www.rdrop.com/~cary/html/search_tools.html >). > >You used to have a search engine at > EchoSearch > http://www.iconovex.com/ECHO/CHOICE.HTM >, but I can't seem to access it now. > >Your page > http://www.iconovex.com/TECHSUPP.HTM >seems to mention EchoSearch, >but when I click on that link it says > "Sorry! The file you were looking for could not be found." >and asks me to send you mail. > >Hope this helps. > >What do you want me to do with my list of search engines ? >(a) EchoSearch has gone permanently offline, so DAV should delete any reference >(b) EchoSearch has moved, DAV should update the URL to _____. > >-- >+ David Cary "mailto:d.cary@ieee.org" "http://www.rdrop.com/~cary/" >| Future Tech, Unknowns, PCMCIA, digital hologram, <*> O- > > > > Max Levine Web Site Developer and Administrator The Iconovex Corporation 7900 Xerxes Ave. S., Suite 550 Bloomington, Minnesota 55431 cml at iconovex.com http://www.iconovex.com The Rapidly Changing Face of Computing Technology Journal http://www.digital.com/info/rcfoc/ C Net http://www.news.com/ The Internet Industry Standard magazine http://www.thestandard.net/ www.guru.com http://home.okstate.edu http://a.cs.okstate.edu task_html.html [isn't this already on my website ?] http://www.ccil.org/~esr/esr-freeware.html giflibCode to generate, slice, dice, puree, and chop GIF images. Includes both library routines callable from C and lots of useful utilities. Supports UNIX and DOS. Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 16:30:49 -0800 From: Daunte Lopez <dlopez at eg3.com> Organization: EG3 Communications, Inc. MIME-Version: 1.0 To: d.cary at ieee.org Subject: Virtual Conference Attn: David Cary Greetings! We have identified you as a potential author for our 4th EE Virtual Conference. As you may know, EG3 is the pre-eminent free publisher of electronic design information on the Internet: http://www.eg3.com/vtc.htm The 4th EE Virtual Conference is an opportunity for you to "showcase your technology" to our worldwide audience of 100,000 engineers and OEM's. We are interested in high-quality white papers in dsp, embedded systems, realtime, and board-level computing. If you'd like to receive the full call for papers, please email me at <dlopez at eg3.com>. Thanks! Daunte Lopez PR & Editorial Coordinator EG3 Communications, Inc. 12 South 1st St., Ste. 702 San Jose, CA 95113 Tel. 408-938-9150 Fax. 408-938-9155 Email. dlopez at eg3.com X-Sender: sorvan at mail.pangea.ca (Unverified) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 14:22:49 -0800 To: CoJ Mailing List <coj-list at pacifier.com> From: "St. Colin Stobbe" <sorvan at kami.com> Subject: [COJ-List] I updated my web site, if you care. Reply-To: coj-list at mailhub.pacifier.com Hello, Just thought that some of you may be interested that I've updated my web site, and have a new animation of my female character walking in the house and sitting on the couch (with sound). I've updated the whole thing - I think it looks a lot nicer now, but I'll let people judge that for themselves. http://www.pangea.ca/sorvan It's been made for Netscape Navigator, and uses the Beatnik plugin. I've got frames and Javascript, and no non-frames version at this point, so if you can't view frames pages, e-mail me so I'll have incentive to get the non-frames version done ASAP. Also, if you're not running Beatnik, get it at http://www.headspace.com If it doesn't run on your machine (like no Pentium or Power Mac), let me know what happens (it -should- tell you to get Beatnik once, then leave you alone). Any other errors/weirdness - give me a shout, and I'll try to fix them. St. Colin Stobbe sorvan at kami.com ICQ# 720694 AOL IM: Rev Sorvan Mailing-List: contact quickcam-drivers-help at crynwr.com; run by ezmlm Delivered-To: mailing list quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 11:40:00 -0500 (EST) From: "Eric J. Bohm" <bohm at cs.Buffalo.EDU> To: <quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com> Subject: Re: Quickcam Linux drivers Location >>>>> "Tim" == Timothy D Gray <timgray at lambdanet.com> writes: Tim> Just for grins, what are the official locations Tim> (I.E. www.whatisit.com address) for the linux quick cam drivers.. Tim> It hasn't been posted to the group for quite a while and for grins Tim> I ran a search on webcrawler for qcam and cqcam and got a mess of Tim> un-related sites. I forgot where they are and it might be nice to Tim> let the newbies know where these fine programs are located at. The web page is at: http://www.crynwr.com/qcpc/ And the software archive is: ftp://ftp.cs.unm.edu/pub/chris/quickcam/ The best info I've seen for linux CUSeeMe video conferencing on the QC is: http://www.pcc.com/~jay/src/networking/nv/ORIGINALS/ Mailing-List: contact quickcam-drivers-help at crynwr.com; run by ezmlm Delivered-To: mailing list quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 00:53:53 -0500 (EST) From: Patrick <patrick at bootp-150-79.bootp.virginia.edu> To: "Eric J. Bohm" <bohm at cs.Buffalo.EDU> cc: quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com Subject: Re: Quickcam Linux drivers Location MIME-Version: 1.0 > Tim> (I.E. www.whatisit.com address) for the linux quick cam drivers.. > > The web page is at: > http://www.crynwr.com/qcpc/ > > And the software archive is: > ftp://ftp.cs.unm.edu/pub/chris/quickcam/ > > The best info I've seen for linux CUSeeMe video conferencing on the QC is: > http://www.pcc.com/~jay/src/networking/nv/ORIGINALS/ There is a list of software (frame grabbers, webcams, videoconferencing, etc) at http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~patrick/quickcam/ Information includes product features, OS support, color-or-B/W support, release version and date, and so on. If you have any comments about this particular list (or if you've written software that should be listed), let me know. Sorry, no www.ihavemyowndomainname.com address for any of it. :) --Patrick Delivered-To: mailing list quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com From: <skapadia at lucent.com> To: Laszlo Vecsey <master at internexus.net> Cc: quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 07:29:48 +0100 (MET) Original-From: Simon Kapadia <bya1!lucent.com!skapadia> Sender: bya2!skapadia at bya1.lucent.com Reply-To: bell-labs.com!skapadia at bya1.lucent.com Original-To: Laszlo Vecsey <internexus.net!master> Original-cc: crynwr.com!quickcam-drivers Subject: Re: Linux kernel 2.1.xx MIME-Version: 1.0 Status: U I have a fairly stable colour quickcam kernel level linux driver if you'd like to try it out, it was written as part of my master's degree dissertation. You can see a page where it is used at http://pc-13.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/cgi-bin/quickcam.pl If you'd be interested in something like this (and a couple of simple programs to access the driver), let me know. Simon On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Laszlo Vecsey wrote: > I noticed b/w quickcam support now comes with the stock linux kernels (no > patching needed anymore). How about color quickcam support? Perhaps if > part of cqcam were in the kernel we could have slightly better > performance? (higher framerate) > > - lv > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Simon Kapadia | "Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes." skapadia at bell-labs.com | (If you can read this, you're overeducated). Traffic Measurement | "Via ovicipitum dura est." Bydgoszcz, Poland | (The way of the egghead is hard). [add to task_help page] "Laura A. Tisoncik" <muskie at grrltalk.net> http://www.grrltalk.net/ "Web pages are what I do best, and I'll be doing seul-dev-help's page" <webmaster at grrltalk.net> "anyone who wants to learn non-trivial, but useful things" [book recommendations] From: "Kathryn Aegis" <aegis at igc.apc.org> To: extropians at extropy.com, transhuman at logrus.org Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 17:20:42 +0000 Subject: >H BOOK: Gender Shock Sender: owner-test-new at logrus.org Reply-To: transhuman at logrus.org Transhuman Mailing List I finally have an answer to that question: 'If you could recommend one book on the future of gender.....?' _Gender Shock_ by Phyllis Burke, Anchor Books A beautifully conceived, accessibly written book about the latest developments in human gender and sexual evolution, encompassing both psychological and physiological changes. Look for intersex to become the hottest topic this year--Erin Reid and I have concluded that if we don't stop operating on intersexual babies (2,000 per year in the U.S. alone are 'corrected') we are most likely cutting off a path of our own evolution at its source. Sin, Kathryn Aegis [already emailed thanks] >Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 11:00:51 -0500 >To: d.cary at ieee.org >From: Michael Douma <Michael.Douma at nist.gov> >Subject: NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty ... >we at NIST have just completed an exciting new site >called the "NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty" that >covers issues on the SI in somewhat further detail. > >Our site addresses three topics: fundamental physical constants, the >International System of Units (SI), which is the modern metric system, and >expressing the uncertainty of measurement results. Both the "essentials" >and background information are given for each topic. > >Since you are intersted in Units, you will probably find our site >interesting. Please take a look at http://physics.nist.gov/cuu, (follow the >link to SI Units), perhaps you will find it a useful link for your own >site, in addition to the main NIST site. > >Sincerely, > >Michael Douma >NIST http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~patrick/quickcam/ "Even though Mac Users may be only 10% of the market, always remember that we are the top 10%" - Douglas Adams [on <quickcam-drivers at crynwr.com> mailing list] Thomas Mirlacher Student of ComputerScience, University of Salzburg dent at cosy.sbg.ac.at http://www.cosy.sbg.ac.at/~dent ??? java quickcam web proxy from http://klauz.revolt.com/quickcam/

Global Village Bank http://www.gvb.org/ skill bartering

The Science Guide The World Wide Web News and Information Service for Scientists http://www.scienceguide.com/ X-Sender: srosen at acs-mail.bu.edu Mime-Version: 1.0 Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 22:40:08 -0500 To: christlib-l at q7.com From: stanley rosen <srosen at bu.edu> Subject: Christlib-L: _Next of Kin_ Sender: owner-christlib-l at q7.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib-l at q7.com I would like to recommend a book titled _Next of Kin_, by Roger Fouts, describing research on chimpanzee behavior and communication skills, and calling on humans to regard the great apes as possessing rights. The relevance to the list is, first, that Dr. Fouts calls himself a churchgoing Christian; and, secondly, that Christians, libertarians, and others should address the question of who qualifies as a person to whom moral consideration is due. If a chimpanzee can make grammatical statements using a vocabulary of over a hundred words in ASL or Yerkish, and produce works of representational art, does she qualify? "Speak and I will baptize you," a seventeenth century churchman is quoted as saying upon seeing a chimpanzee. What would he have made of recent developments? What should the rest of us make of them? Regards, Nicholas Rosen (not Stanley) To: christlib at swcp.com Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 18:45:44 -0700 Subject: Christlib: Biblically correct X-Juno-Line-Breaks: 0,2-3,7-8,10-18 From: dougnewman at juno.com (Douglas F. Newman) Sender: owner-christlib at swcp.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib at swcp.com A few Sunday's ago, I delivered a message to my Bible study group here in metro Denver, on the subject of "Biblical Correctness." I did not talk about partisan politics, or even say the word Libertarian. However, my point was that Jesus was neither a right-winger or a left-winger. He had no political agenda and never initiated the use of force. If Christians are to be the most effective, they will refrain from using politics to reshape society. A transcript of my teaching is at: http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/7093/bibcorct.html For Christ and for Liberty, Doug Newman _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] ??? http://www.parachat.com/parachat.htm [DAV: M. Heiblum <heiblum at wis.weizmann.ac.il> (Nature 26 Feb 98) supposedly has a quantum article -- does it describe this same person's experiment ?) T a s t y B i t s f r o m t h e T e c h n o l o g y F r o n t ... This issue: < http://www.tbtf.com/archive/03-02-98.html > ________________________________________________________________________ ... ________________ .Israelis demonstrate a tunable quantum observer Half-looking at particles being waves Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have demonstrated [25], and controlled, one of the strange everyday home truths of the quantum world -- that the act of observing something perturbs it. In this case, what is perturbed is the tendency of electrons to act like waves. The Israeli researchers have produced a tunable sensor that can watch which of two openings electrons go through. When the sensor is fully "alert," each electron provably goes through one opening or the other. When the sensor is not "looking," electrons go through both openings in a wavelike way and interfere on the other side. Such control over this basic quantum phenomenon could be im- portant to devices built of quantum parts, for example the chips described in TBTF tor 2/23/98 [26]. Thanks for the story suggestion to Eliyahu Skoczylas <eliyahu at photonet.com>. [25] http://www.iinsnews.com/sci/980226/98022625.html [26] http://www.tbtf.com/archive/02-23-98.html#s07 ________________ ... TBTF home and archive at < http://www.tbtf.com/ >. To subscribe send the message "subscribe" to <tbtf-request at world.std.com>. TBTF is Copyright 1994-1998 by Keith Dawson, < dawson at world.std.com >. Commercial use prohibited. For non-commercial purposes please forward, post, and link as you see fit.

quotes: David Cary: "A really great teacher teaches you what you need to learn, not what you asked to learn."

Lots of computer humor and folklore http://www.abc.se/~jp/articles.htm .

This program converts arithmetic expressions in infix (algebraic) form to reverse polish notation (RPN) form. http://webster.ucr.edu/Page_asm/ArtofAssembly/CH16/CH16-7.html

Alexandria Digital Literature http://www.alexlit.com/ "The focus at this point is science fiction and fantasy."

Borland C++ Builder http://www.inprise.com/bcppbuilder/ Inprise, the company formerly known as Borland. Has some free downloads.


To know how to use Dictionary/by/Mail and other free services from the wordserver, send a blank message with the word "help" in subject line to <wsmith at wordsmith.org>. You can use the same address if you wish to subscribe to or unsubscribe from this list. http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/

Its at chat.excelsior.org:1138 (which is mail.planetx.com:1138).
-- From: Pat Moss 

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 17:18:11 +0000
From: Pat Moss 
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: excelsior-l at excelsior.org
Subject: Hx: Ascend -- Multiple User Environment
Sender: owner-excelsior at excelsior.org
Precedence: normal
Reply-To: excelsior-l at excelsior.org
Status: U

The Ascend MUE is a genesis server based on the object-ortiented coldmud
environment.  Use your favourite mud client to connect to
"chat.excelsior.org" on port "1138".  Once the splash screen shows up,
first time users should type "create name password email".  Thus, if I
had the email address "george@planetx.com", desired to be called
"George" and use the password "Monkey" on Ascend, I would type "create
George Monkey george@planetx.com".

For help on various commands type "@help" or "@help keyword".  To talk
to others you might encounter, use a quote " to start talking and
anything you type after it will be relayed to other users when you hit


> "hi
> Pat says, "hi"

When you want to leave Ascend, type "@quit".



The Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization (JOHO) http://www.hyperorg.com/

Art Bell http://www.artbell.com/ recc. DCrawford. UFOs, etc. (Radio talkshow)

??? http://members.aol.com/Lesson4u

Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) http://www.itl.nist.gov/div897/pubs/

King Safety Products http://www.kingsafety.com/

Hearing on International Standards: Technical Barriers to Free Trade http://www.nist.gov/testimony/intstnds.htm

Macintosh Artificial Life Software http://www.ccnet.com/~bhill/elsewhere.html

http://www.about-face.org/ "About-Face is a grassroots effort dedicated to combating negative and distorted images of women and promoting alternatives through education and action - and humor."

Ultimate Future http://uf.misweb.com/ now has an online searchable database of second-hand VR and fringe-tech gear.

IBM Technical Journals http://www.almaden.ibm.com/journal/

Lots of {{{HUGS}}} http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/4121/hug.html

The Society of Childlike Grownups http://home1.gte.net/unusual/honor.htm

Green Dragon Creations http://www2.greendragon.com/gdc/ "develops cool software for any platform except DOS/Windows" MacOS, PalmOS (Pilot), game consoles.

Microcode Engineering http://www.microcode.com/

... The _Dancing Wu Li Masters_ was the author's attempt to find out what model of the world is suggested by modern physics. He comes to the conclusion that there *is* no model of the world (in the classical sense) that is consistent with modern physics. I think that's perfectly correct, although the author was hampered by his inability to master the mathematics of modern physics. ... "The apparent difference between science and religion stems from an incomplete understanding of both" - Brigham Young ... -- http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1756/taofaq3.txt

Unlimited Underground Electronics http://www.access1.net/ninteach/ strange, controversial technologies.

http://www-ese.fnal.gov/eseproj/dart/repeater/repeater.txt ???


http://www.ezonemag.com/articles/1996/neon.htm RC sailplanes.

http://www.semi.harris.com/prism/index.htm ??? http://www.semi.harris.com/aquarius/index.htm ???

Mark Dalton http://lenti.med.umn.edu/~mwd/ Lots of useful information: Protein Structure, Robotics and AI.

The International Interactive Communication Society http://www.teleport.com/~iicsor/

the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching http://www.lib.muohio.edu/ject/

"Today, too many people think that they are buying a solution when what they are really buying is a tool." -- Ken Catto

"Do the Right Thing", article by Peter Bickford, p. 16 in 1995 July Apple Directions http://gemma.apple.com/mkt/adtop.shtml

http://peak-computing.com/ ???

Cult of the Dead Cöw http://www.l0pht.com/cdc.html


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http://www.zelo.com/jokes/startrek/microsoft.htm http://www.dejanews.com/rg_mkgrp.xp Create Your Own Free Member Forum [seul-help] From: Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> To: twoducks at globalserve.net cc: seul-dev-help at seul.org Subject: Re: Contacting other groups. Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 01:41:11 EDT Sender: owner-seul-dev-help at seul.org In message <98042322062705.00482@duck1.foul>, twoducks at globalserve.net writes: >It seems that it might be a good idea for seul-dev-help to >contact other groups who may be interested in the attempt >that we will be making to improve documentation for the >end user. > >I would guess that we do not want to duplicate any efforts >already occuring, so it would probably be best to contact >these other groups before any really serious effort is expended. > >Some of the groups I thought should be contacted would be: > >KDE >GNOME >LDP (Linux Documentation Project) > >At the very least I thought it would be useful to inform them about >the existence of this group and some of the actual concrete things >we would be attempting to provide (task-help, a help system). I assume >that if we were to work on documentation such as man pages (eew), >HOWTOs and the like we would do that through LDP. > >Any comments? Are there any other groups that should be included >and is there anything else that we might be doing that they would be >interested with? > >Ken http://www.on-line.de/~lutz.behnke/docfs/docfs.html describes a project called DocFS -- Unified Documentation Storage and Retrieval. Apparently it involves a kernel module in user-space to let you access files in /usr/doc and /usr/man as if they were ordinary directories, but it generates the requested file on the fly, from the original (sgml) copy. There are some big problems with this (somebody want to argue either way?) but the section on "Reverse Documentation Tools" (http://www.on-line.de/~lutz.behnke/docfs/node9.html) indicates programs called info2www, texi2html, and "RosettaMan". http://star.pst.qub.ac.uk/rman.html shows a man page for this RosettaMan program. Apparently it's a very versatile and powerful program designed to convert man pages into more useful things, like sgml, html, latex, roff, TkMan, Ensemble, ascii, etc. (Somebody should start cataloguing all the different formats documentation is coming in these days, come to think of it. But that's a different thread.) RosettaMan provides an email address of the author: <phelps at CS.Berkeley.EDU> Everything I found was dated at most 1994, though. I have no idea if this program is actually widespread; one readme indicated that tkman uses it, which would imply it's pretty widespread but lowlevel. So I guess there are two ways to improve documentation here: a) come up with ways of converting between the formatting schemes. Looks like that's covered pretty well already. b) actually write it. Given a, what format we use is not crucial. (Though I agree that SGML is a good default.) I grabbed the 1.18 man pages from the LDP (awfully slow .nl site actually had them, so I put them at ftp://ftp.seul.org/pub/man-pages-1.18.tar.gz once I was done) and checked them out. I get the feeling the LDP is moving away from man pages (who isn't, these days). I also suspect that they don't have a list of unwritten man pages -- every man page they think they want, they've written. So we should decide if there are any that we want that they don't realize they want, and write them or propose them. Anyway, I get the distinct feeling I'm incoherent here, so I'm going to end this before it becomes more confused. --Roger ------------------- NASA spinoff technologies http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/spinoff.html From: arma at seul.org To: twoducks at seul.org cc: seul-dev-help at seul.org Subject: other people considering task-helps? Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 19:05:05 EDT Sender: owner-seul-dev-help at seul.org Status: U http://slashdot.org/commentShow.pl?sid=9804070947215&pid=80 Looks like there are people there discussing what we call taskhelps, and pondering how to find writers. A response might be a good plan. (Article stemmed from the "more people who write docs" post at http://slashdot.org/features/9804070947215.shtml (which incidentally is a good read on its own, but not as related to seul-dev-help) --Roger > **** How Should Science Announce Possibly Dangerous Asteroids? - UniSci > http://www.scienceguide.com/News/News_Articles/51898Article_10.html > When news of a possible asteroid collision with Earth in 2028 was published recently, people around the globe demonstrated reactions ranging from piqued curiosity to complete panic. ________________ ..Resilient quantum computation Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they have solved a problem that will theoretically affect quantum computers more than traditional ones -- error detection and correction. Earlier this year Raymond Laflamme and colleagues published a paper outlining how to use redundancy to compensate for the inherent fragility of atomic states. This story in Nando Times Infotech [36] is a bit lightweight; subscribers to the journal "Science" can view the original article online [37]. [36] http://www.techserver.com/newsroom/ntn/info/011798/info6_20484_noframes.html [37] http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/279/5349/342?terms=Laflamme+Knill&searchqstr=tyear:1998!fyear:1995!fmonth:Oct!tmonth:Feb!tdatedef:27+February+1998!fdatedef:6+October+1995!hits:10!sendit:Search!author1:Laflamme,+R.!author2:Knill,+E. ________________ T a s t y B i t s f r o m t h e T e c h n o l o g y F r o n t ... This issue: < http://www.tbtf.com/archive/03-09-98.html > ... ________________ ..Demoronizer John Walker, whom we last met in TBTF for 3/9/97 [39] -- the man who assembled HotBits, the first known Internet randomness ser- ver -- has performed another service to humanity. He has made freely available the Demoronizer [40], which corrects all the non- standard characters and broken HTML in documents generated from Microsoft applications via "Save as HTML." The Demoronizer is written in Perl, and yes, it does run in Windows environments [41]. Thanks to Lloyd Wood <L.Wood at surrey.ac.uk> for the pointer. [39] http://www.tbtf.com/archive/03-09-97.html#s05 [40] http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/demoroniser/ [41] http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/ports/ ________________________________________________________________________ Protein Structure Prediction http://PredictionCenter.llnl.gov/ Scanning Probe Microscopy, Solid State Gene Mapping, High Throughput Molecular Detection www.bioforcelab.com "a nice pictorial bio-AFM review and information on DNA/AFM applications." ________________ ..Linux news ..Corel lines up behind Open Source software The Canadian company is porting all of its applications, including WordPerfect, to Linux. Corel has also repositioned its NetWinder NC, originally conceived as a Java-based thin client, into a fully func- tional desktop computer running Red Hat Linux. The NetWinder is built around Digital's StrongARM processor. Here is Wired coverage of these developments [18]. Open Source guru Eric S. Raymond com- mented: "Corel, a mainstream corporate entity with no special ties to open-source hacker culture, has completely accepted the logic of open source." [18] http://www.wired.com/news/news/business/story/12187.html ________________ ________________ ..Use the Source, Luke Ellen Ullman writes [22], persuasively and beautifully, on the folly of locking up our best knowledge in source code and forgetting how to read it. Here's her take on the "wizards" that have proliferated since Microsoft introduced them in Windows 3.1: > No matter if, like Microsoft's definition of a software > object, [the wizard's] viewpoint is haphazardly designed, > verbose, buggy. The tool makes it look clean; the wizard > hides bad engineering as well as complexity. Ullman tries Linux, installing it clean on a new Wintel box, and revels in uncluttered software that you can see all the way down to the bottom of. > Don't let anyone ever say that Linux is an unsupported > operating system. Out there is a global militia of fear- > less engineers posting helpful information on the Internet: > Linux is the best supported operating system in the world. [22] http://www.salon1999.com/21st/feature/1998/05/13feature.html ________________ http://www.macintouch.com/m10jorg.html > **** Striking Images From Ocean Floor Yield New Earth Insights - UniSci > http://www.scienceguide.com/News/News_Articles/52298Article_9.html > Better understanding of how the Earth's crust forms and what goes on > deep inside the planet will flow from striking new images and data > collected by scientists from a half dozen different institutions. http://www.techweb.com/wire/apple/mactales.html The National Association of Graduate - Professional Students (NAGPS) http://www.nagps.org/NAGPS/ includes NAGPS Internet Job Bank, Grants Page, and Fellowship/Scholarship Databank

1998-05-09	Passivity Seen as Not Passe

The following report was prepared by Miriam Bloom
, editor of our new sub-publication
"The Journal of the Passive Voice":
	"A great deal of pleasure was felt when this fine letter was
received by me, who was appointed editor of the JPV. It was
written by Ross Knights":
					* * *
I was struck by the offer that had been recently presented to me
via the Web to be allowed the opportunity for my work to be seen
	The goal is considered imperative that the use of active
voice will have been limited as much as possible, or will have
been be stamped out utterly. The active voice has been eschewed in
everything done by me, either written or spoken. Feelings can be
spared and diplomacy improved by the application of some simple
principles that are known to all educated speakers of English.



"I must do something" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done." - Unknown

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 15:54:26 -0600
From: Richard Daniel 
Subject: Remote I/O for Ethernet
To: David Cary 

Just a quick note to inform you that Intelligent Instrumentation is now shipping the Multifunction Ethernet Data Acquisition System. This unit has 16 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, and 16 digital I/O points, and connects directly to a 10BaseT Ethernet using the TCP/IP protocol. I can send full details if you are interested, or you can get them from our web site at http;//www.instrument.com.

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Rick Daniel Intelligent Instrumentation [sr] Millennium Twain, del Sud [http://galeb.etf.bg.ac.yu/~malovic/muse] From: "John Fast" To: Subject: Re: Christlib: press release Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 19:40:16 -0400 MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.71.1712.3 Sender: owner-christlib at swcp.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib at swcp.com Status: U Genie wrote: (I wrote:) >> Btw, why don't you post the original message >> to Spooner-L? > >okay, I give what is Spooner-L? Spooner-L <spooner-l at netcom.com> is "Spooner-List," the Libertarian philosophy discussion list. "Philosophy" here includes all types, including metaphysics, cosmology, epistemology, linguistics, psychology, "natural philosophy" (i.e., natural science), and esthetics, as well as ethics and political and moral philosophy. It's run by Tim Starr <timstarr at netcom.com>. <Sig-L> Theologisches Forum Fragen / Antworten zu biblischen Themen http://www.somy.ch/home/wepf/ Theology Forum: Questions and Answers on Biblical themes. (in German)(in Switzerland) [robot] Anorad Corporation http://www.anorad.com/ Moving Magnet Brushless Linear Servo Motors (mo moving motor cables) Stop-My-Spam http://www.StopMySpam.com/ ??? [todo] take psychology classes ? MEI-Micro Center http://www.mei-microcenter.com/ good prices on recordable CDs, Digital Equipment Corp Alpha 21164-500MHz: 15.4 SPECint95 and 21.1 SPECfp95.

[where ?] my "/etc/AppleVolumes.system" file contains Type Creator ----- TEXT ttxt (SimpleText) fast ADC/DAC question $590 (in 100s) SPT7760 (Signal Processing Technologies)(1995 June _ECN_)(8-bit ADC ... 1000 MS/s) [email to one who wanted fast ADC/DAC] From: Eugene Leitl <eugene at liposome.genebee.msu.su> MIME-Version: 1.0 Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 17:14:27 +0400 (MSD) To: transhumantech at excelsior.org Subject: tech: Re: Disposable digital cameras Sender: owner-transhumantech at excelsior.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: transhumantech-l at excelsior.org Return-Path: <wear-hard-request at haven.org> X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.2106.4 X-Mailing-List: <wear-hard at haven.org> archive/latest/3503 X-Loop: wear-hard at haven.org Resent-Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 08:49:02 -0400 Resent-From: wear-hard at haven.org Resent-Sender: wear-hard-request at haven.org From: "Rehmi Post" <rehmi at media.mit.edu> To: "MIT Lizzy Design Group" <wear-hard at haven.org> Subject: Re: Disposable digital cameras Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 08:51:52 -0400 This is a good time to plug the Virtual Vision VV5300/VV6300 CMOS camera chip with digital outputs. Grey and color versions. 160x120. $20/each in small quantities. The color version just has a color filter pattern printed on the package window. I've had really good luck with them. http://www.vvl.co.uk/camera/index.htm They're also easy to use, with 8-bit, 4-bit, synch and asynch serial output formats software selectable. Yes, this is just a chip, but it does everything except level-conversion from CMOS TTL to RS-232. You just need a handful of pull-up resistors and some capacitors to get it running. Speaking of prototyping, below are some indispensible tools for the dedicated hobbyist. Analog and mixed simulation: Microsim Spice v8 eval (www.microsim.com) is great for just doodling out a circuit and getting a feel for it. Board layout: free eval version of Protel-98 at www.protel.com. All the tools you need to do schematic entry and PCB layout, with an interactive autorouter, for 2- to 16-layer boards. Also includes PLD design tools and simulation. Also check out www.pads.com and the layout tools in the aforementioned Microsim Spice. FPGAs for glue logic and more: Altera (www.altera.com) has a six-month eval version of their software up for FTP. They also have some of the least expensive, highest-density parts on the market. Lattice has similar tools, and even cheaper parts. Aldec (www.aldec.com) also has a free eval VHDL design and simulation environment. Cypress used to have a version of their Warp tools available, don't recall whether it supported synthesis. Board fabrication: Alberta Printed Circuits (www.apcircuits.com) has a "Proto 1" service -- two-sided, plated-through holes on standard FR-4, no soldermask or silk-screening, 8-mil linewidth, two-day turnaround (FTP into their server monday morning before 0900 EST, get it back wednesday morning via FedEx) if you're in a hurry. $48 setup fee per board, $0.68 per square inch. They also have slower-turnaround, higher-quality services when you've got your final board and you want all the niceties. Their work is good, and it's about the cheapest and most reliable I've found. HTH, -rehmi Send unsubscribe requests to: <majordomo at excelsior.org> Archive located at: http://www.excelsior.org/transhuman_tech_list/ _A Matter of Personal Protection: The Weapons and Self Defense Laws of Texas_ book by Doug Briggs. "The gun laws of Texas are a rich source of understanding when it comes to the application of deadly force. I highly recommend Briggs' book for anyone who wants to gain a deep insight into this topic." -- recc. 1998-06-28 "R. Knauer-AIMNET" <rcktexas at ix.netcom.com> http://www.aimtec.com/ John Hedtke http://www.hedtke.com/ expert on technical writing: what publishers look for in a book, etc. To: christlib at swcp.com Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 23:47:13 -0400 Subject: Re: Christlib: Conservation of Coercion X-Juno-Line-Breaks: 0,2-6,8-10,12-21,23,25-26,28-71,73-113 From: rrandall6 at juno.com (Randall R Randall) Sender: owner-christlib at swcp.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: christlib at swcp.com Status: U -- On Sun, 28 Jun 1998 16:45:41 -0500 "R. Knauer-AIMNET" <rcktexas at ix.netcom.com> writes: >>I still haven't seen any good reason to believe that there >>*is* such a thing as a non-physical "spiritual" order (as >>differentiated from "mental" things). > >Then I highly recommend you study Aquinas. The best books I know about him >are by Etienne Gilson. Two in particular are standouts: "God And >Philosophy" and "The Spirit Of Mediaeval Philosophy". The latter has a >particularly good treatise on Liberty. I have never seen anything as well >done as Gilson's exposition, not even Jacque Maritain. If you could quickly describe the repeatable experiment concerning non-physical matters that I will find therein...? >>Perhaps. Do you have some reason to believe this >>that isn't also a (bogus) attack on libertarianism? > >There are two kinds of Libertarianism (other that Looneytarianism). One is >Anarchist Libertarianism and the other is Minarchist Libertarinaism. If you >want to grasp the essence of Anarchist Libertarinaism, read Lysander >Spooner, and if you want to grasp the essence of Minarchist Libertarianism, >read Rose Wilder Lane. I've read lots of Spooner, thanks. :) What do you mean when you refer to "looneytarianism"? I would be what you refer to as an Anarchist Libertarian, I believe, unless I'm missing something. I usually refer to myself as an agorist, or anarcho-capitalist, or (lately) free-archist, after Ari Armstrong's essay. >I do not believe that being a Minarchist Libertarian is necessarily an >attack on Libertarianism per se. Perhaps not. My question is: Is there a argument against privately held police and court companies that isn't equally valid or invalid against privately held {everything else/fill in the blank}. >>I would say that minarchy is demonstrably unstable, > >OK, let's see your arguments. US history will do. The US started as a good approximation of a minarchist state. Liberia, nearly every central/south american country, and probably others have all gone the same route, in spite of original constitutions closely modeled on the US's. >>while anarcho-capitalism is only potentially so. > >OK, let's see your arguments. Well, it hasn't been tried, so it may or may not be stable. We don't yet know. >>Has there been a non-socialist attempt at anarchy, >>*anywhere*? > >Probably not. Some argue that anarchy and socialism are the same thing deep >down. Communism is certainly anarchist. Not at all. Communism is quite totalitarian, even as idealized. >>I don't know of any market anarchy that has been >>attempted. > >Presumably the country of Greenland enjoys completely laissez faire free >market capitalism, but I do not know that for a fact. Nor do I. Someone know about this? >>"Traitorous" being a term widely bandied >>about when a person disagrees with the >>ruling party. I would say that the whole >>concept of "treason" is a meme that benefits >>the State, at the expense of the rest of us. > >I use the terms "traitorous" and "treason" in the sense of violating the >Constitution. Of course left to their own designs, politicians corrupt >everything, including the true meanings of those terms. 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http://www.bootnet.com/boot.html ???

http://www.hackerproof98.com/ ???

http://managementroundtable.com/ ???

http://www.trainingforum.com/ ???

http://www.extropia.com/ free perl scripts ?

move metadata information from "long-term TTD" to "html.html" (leave behind a link). Perhaps move other items from that file to "todo.html". 1998 Fall Schedule ECEN 5513 MW 12:3-1:20 Cor 127 Stochastic Systems ECEN 5713 MW 1:3-3:0 ES 111 System Theory ECEN 5853 TTH 12:3-1:45 ES 302 Ultrafast Optoelectronics Possible courses for 1998 Spring Schedule: ENGL4553 * Document Design (not offered in 1998 fall) ECEN5223 Digital Systems Testing (not offered in 1998 fall) PSYCH 1113 German 1225 (1998 fall conflicted) Comsc 4283 Computer Networks = ECEN 4283 Astro 1104 (!) Micro 2124 (!) Intro to Microbiology Architecture 1111 ABSED 4063 * Exporation of the Creative Experience. [todo/resume] failure analysis [search tools] more news: http://www.hypernews.org/ F: 405 325-7066 E: vdebrunn(at)ou.edu W: http://www.ou.edu/engineering/ece/faculty/vdebrunner.html [astro] The Sun http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/sol.html http://jsbach.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/linker interesting little CGI program that takes *any* page and adds lots and lots of (hopefully at least slightly relevant) links -- one for each and every word. Towels http://www.dwave.net/~tony/Mars/hgttg2.htm#Towels [HHGTtG] "the CodeGuru homepage, the online community of Windows developers." includes software jokes. http://www.codeguru.com/jokes/ http://www.zdnetmail.com/ free web-based e-mail account Tucker Electronics http://www.tucker.com/ used and surplus equipment http://www.protel.com/corp/links.htm more electronics-related links ??? http://www.mi-systems.com/ http://atrieva.netscape.com/ offsite online backup service MatLab humor: Does existence exist ? » exist('existence') ans = 0 » "Is there anything that always exists ?" -- Joe ??? http://www.TheValkyrie.com/stories/sagas/diana15.txt http://www.aitech.co.uk/image_4_linkpage.htm photo of THREE DIMENSIONAL INTERCONNECT [future_history] http://www.utexas.edu/research/cem/rd/rd03/03.html "Presently, the Army is funding CEM under the Focused Technology Program to develop the next generation of compact compulsator power supplies, which will be consistent with their concept of the Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT) to be fielded by 2015. The FTP machine concept represents a fundamental departure from the previous air-core compulsators by going to a rotating field topology and a multi-phase operating mode. These changes, combined with a composite stator structure will result in a factor of 4 increase in specific performance over the CCEMG machine, and will allow integration of the system into a tank vehicle chassis. The compulsator will be a part of the all-electric tank which includes electric vehicle drive and suspension, and electric armaments. In this concept, the flywheel energy can be used as a flywheel battery to provide power for vehicle acceleration and regenerative braking, and will also produce electrical power for the electromagnetic armaments." [search tools] http://www.operasoftware.com/search.html

http://www.imagicgames.com/demos.html#vandemo game ???

http://www.equip.com/ online magazine ?

Christopher "Erlkönig" North-Keys http://www.talisman.org/~erlkonig/ stuff on Lego/Logo robotics, C++ programming, some source code, the Group Talisman Kate Bush Archive, etc. (although DAV fails to see the connection ...). He says "With collaborative VR, we lose boundaries between people and machine, between people and people, and between machine and machine." -- http://www.talisman.org/~erlkonig/lego/lego-on-sgis/Main.html

The Mind Switch http://www.phys.uts.edu.au/~asearle/m_switch.html allows a person to turn on and off an electrical appliance, such as a desk lamp or TV in 2-3 seconds using EEG signals, without training. Proportional control, such as turning up or down the volume of a radio, is also possible with the technology.

"my plea to artists is this: Don't leave this new /materia prima/ -- called computation -- to us technologists. It is a new creative medium of great profundity, realized on a machine that is the most malleable tool ever invented. It is necessary that artists -- the explorers at the edges of our culture -- help define its development. ...
-- Alvy Ray Smith http://www.research.microsoft.com/graphics/alvy/, in "The Stuff of Dreams" article in Computer Graphics World http://www.cgw.com/ 1998-07

"Instead of delivering a technology, we have to parse it into usable solutions. ... constrained ... extracting simple, useful application from the general technology. ...
we must create an impedance match between artists and complex models. ... Woody and Buzz of /Toy Story/ [have] about 700 controls each. ... Human-like characters will probably require thousands of controls. This is simply too much, even for ... artists ...
it's time for what I call the Single Creative App. This is what I want as a creator, so I'm assuming it's what you want too. ... a single application that integrates sound and pictures, 2D and 3D, geometry and imaging, animation and interactivity, and handles all logistics, including intellectual property, asset, and project management. This one application, rather than 15 apps and the conversion filters between them all, is something that could be accomplished now." -- Alvy Ray Smith http://www.research.microsoft.com/graphics/alvy/, in "The Stuff of Dreams" article in Computer Graphics World http://www.cgw.com/ 1998-07

Visualisation Software http://www.roe.ac.uk/acdwww/vissys/ contains links to various visualisation packages and related information. It has been produced as part of a Starlink project to investigate visualisation software for use in astronomy.

starter-generator http://www.skypoint.com/~olsonm/turbook/pg04.htm for a turbine-powered car.

Intelligent Motion (Motors, Drives, and Motion Control) Technical Papers http://www.powersystems.com/arc/psw96/im.html ???


John Trudel editor for _Electronic Design_ http://www.trudelgroup.com O'Reilly Technical Publishing http://www.ora.com Sharp Electronics high-density FLASH and other electronics components. http://www.sharpmeg.com/flash nasdaq.com SGS-Thomson Microelectronics http://www.st.com Electronic Industries Association (EIA) JEDEC standards http://www.eia.org/jedec/ active filter demo kit http://www.national.com/see/activefilter http://www.marshall.com/ distributes the $4.79 Siemens C161 16-bit microcontroller $161 SABC161EVAL Evaluation Kit for the Siemens C161, 64KByte RAM, 256 KByte FLASH, C Compiler, Assembler and Debugger http://www.popsci.com 1947 Oct 14: Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first man to break the sound barrier, in the X-1, with backup pilot Lt. Bob Hoover flying high chase. Also on the X-1 team: flight engineer Captain Jack Ridley; project engineer Dick Frost; B-29 pilot Bob Cardenas. The entire mission (from being dropped from the B-29 bomber to landing) lasted 14 minutes. (-- from _Popular Science_ 1998 Jan "The Last Hero Pilot" article by Frank Vizard) 1999 Jan 1: "11 of the European Union's 15 members are expected to adopt the Euro on Jan. 1, 1999, establishing a single-currency economic zone with 280 million people... and a gross national product of US$ 6.7 trillion ... Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Finland, Austria, and Portugul ... Three others -- Britain, Sweden, and Denmark -- have opted out of the early stages, and Greece has been excluded ..."

"Midvale, Utah-based emWare recently showed off its embedded micro-interface technology (EMIT) by controlling the functions of a standard door lock with a Web browser and a video camera. The company is currently working with Weiser Lock to put its electronic locks online. EMIT is based on a web server embedded in appliance chips... Web-enabled devices ... as little as 750 bytes of ROM and 28 bytes of RAM are needed in the device.

Chris Sontag, emWare's president, says the software could control locks, thermostats, security systems, and entertainment systems. It could even allow doctors to monitor home heart monitors." -- Hank Schlesinger, in article "Internet Door Lock" in _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec. p. 33

the Zeppelin NT (for New Technology) www.zepplin-nt.com p. 44 _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec.

"A scientific team from Penn State and four other universities has discovered a species of worm that lives on and in chunks of frozen methane ... The appearance of the flat, pink worms is as bizzare as the habitat where they were found. ... the icy methane deposits ... form only under conditions of low temperature and high pressure." www.bio.psu.edu/faculty/fisher/fhome.htm p. 46 _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec. "the Fun Car Co. ... developed a high-speed method ... opening the door to low-cost, high-strengh [composite] automotive structures". (No web page ?) Mentioned p. 50 _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec. IBM's Almaden Research Center ... prototype Personal Area Network uses the human body to transmit electronic data ... using a current that is weaker than the natural currents in the body ... www.almaden.ibm.com Dragon Systems "NaturallySpeaking ... the first "continuous-speech" voice-recognition software for PCs" www.naturalspeech.com "the Qualcomm Q phone ... 4.0 by 2.2 by 1.0 inches closed... 5 ounces ... digital PCS telephone ... 4-line by 12-character LCD screen provide access to e-mail... Offered through Sprint PCS" www.qualcomm.com www.direcduo.com www.popsci.com The F-22 Raptor, currently undergoing test flights ... due to enter service in 2005. www.lmasc.lmco.com/f22 Epson PhotoPC 600 digital camera 2-inch color LCD display; 1 024 by 768 resolution; flashbulb; 4MB of internal memory and a slot for CompactFlash cards. $799 p. 69 www.epson.com _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec. Motorola's TalkAbout radios "use the UHF band reserved for outdoor enthusiasts and families" 30-hour operation "A nifty headset ($15) triggers the voice activation so you can communicate hands-free. Price per radio: $149" www.motorola.com p. 69 _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec. what is turbofan turbojet turboprop ? Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (electric car) $ 6 999 www.bombardier.com p. 79 _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec. KAZ electric car http://www.gaura.com/ev/kaz/index_e.html Max Speed 311.67 km/h "Rex-3DS PC Companion", a "PC Card" 1.4 ounce device LCD display $180 www.franklin.com/rex p. 77 _Popular Science_ 1997 Dec.

6-wheel amphibious all-terrain vehicle (ATV) www.maxatvs.com Tesla books http://www.keynet.net/~lindsay $US 55 (including shipping) RC flying saucer http://www.link.ca/saucer


Dalriada celtic Heritage Trust http://www.dalriada.co.uk/

Web + MOO = WOO! http://www.picosof.com/about


the Geek White Pages http://www.dsus.com/gwp/

ANTS http://www.ants-inc.com/ is not an acronym but a metaphor, says Wagner, for "the things we overlook in our lives that are actually fascinating." -- http://www.abqjournal.com/scitech/1sci2-11.htm


Daniel P. Dern http://www.dern.com/

Planet Think http://www.emg.com/ ???

"In 1945, John von Neumann published his "Expanding Economy Model". He showed, mathematically, that economic problems are best solved when all goods are produced at the highest efficiency in the greatest possible quantity. No matter where or how. ... the model says that restrictions, tariffs, and trade barriers always work to the detriment of those imposing them. They amount to a subsidization of inefficiency ..." -- Phil Armour. Internet Computing Online magazine/webzine http://www.computer.org/internet/ XML-related tools, companies, and online resources

_Computer_ magazine http://www.computer.org/

Bob Harris

http://www.halcyon.com/jlb/ ???

http://www.blackbook.org/ ???

The Tech http://the-tech.mit.edu/ online news service

world's smallest hard disk drive http://www.ibm.com/News/1998/09/09.phtml "weighs less than a AA battery"

TechnoFandom http://vger.rutgers.edu/~tempest/tf.htm lots of info on keeping the stage, microphones, and lighting running smoothly.

"the official site about Jef Raskin" http://freebie.cfcl.com/jef/ "Information Design", "Understanding Why Wings Work", "Bible Code Hoax Program", "Short Reviews of Science and Math Books" (some extremely negative), and some medical humor.

Quantum http://www.nsta.org/quantum/ "The magazine of math and science"

Biodiversity and Biological Collections http://biodiversity.uno.edu/

http://utopia.knoware.nl/~myranya/major.txt ???

2001 at jencom.com interesting presentation http://www.jencom.com/2001

The Optical Fibers Page http://www.ee.usyd.edu.au/tutorials_online/topics/online/l_optfib.html fiber optic


L0PHT Heavy Industries http://www.l0pht.com/ pro-hacker

HOW THINGS WORK http://landau1.phys.virginia.edu/Education/Teaching/HowThingsWork/ by Louis A. Bloomfield, Professor of Physics, The University of Virginia

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/3537/index.html schematics ?

http://www.vabch.com/edge/INDEX.HTM electro-optics ???

Eugen Leitl: Weird Science >H Home Page http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~ui22204/

http://www.total.net/~benh/ ???

http://www.iac.net/~suchanek/ lots of molecule links

a Medical Laboratory Technologist http://www.geocities.com/Area51/5052/ ???

http://uqbar.ncifcrf.gov/cachau/ Molecular Modeling, Quantum Chemistry

http://gpfn.sk.ca/~rorytate/index.html "Equation of the Month", fractal animations,

http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/products/prnmap1.html maps ???

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/9752/ ??? information on sources of error in temperature and other sensors, and what happens when they are not taken into account.

Science and Faith http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/9762/

http://www.primenet.com/~jeffdean/firewall.html mentions the fictional(?) character "David Allen".

http://www.konstanz.netsurf.de/~grabenst/ ???

http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/users/bgrundy/ ???

universal economic history http://wbrune.simplenet.com/ ???

http://relicsoft.peon.net/ "RelicSoft is a non-profit software group which creates all types of freeware, for a variety of operating systems." "If you have any ideas, or would be interested in helping out, let us know." http://www.atc.peon.net/

"The Open University: Faculty of Technology" http://www-tec.open.ac.uk/ "The Open Technolgy Project" has some courses that are taught entirely on-line -- no face-to-face meetings.

The Internet Science Journal http://www.vub.ac.be/gst/sci-journal/

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY http://www.joelorr.com/future.htm Near Future Technology http://www.abwillms.demon.co.uk/tech/index.htm [FIXME:]

The Old Computer Archive http://www.zoo.co.uk/~z0001275/collection.htm A collection of Timex/Sinclair, Apple ][, Apple Lisa, and other historical computers. "DON'T throw that old computer away! I'll gladly take it off your hands."

The Apple Doomsday Clock http://www.netherworld.com/~mgabrys/clock/ ???

Anti-Apple and Anti-Macintosh links (also links to low-cost surplus equipment)

How to handle the PC Support Blues: Dealing with the Burnout Syndrome in PC Support jobs

Frank Potter's Science Gems (K-16) =" http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/SEP.html

Society for Amateur Scientists (!) http://www.thesphere.com/SAS

Squiffy's Jokes http://www.cix.co.uk/~harem/jokes.htm

http://members.tripod.com/~kathee/ ???

Dan's Humor Archive http://www.cwru.edu/dms/homes/dma7/humor/humor.html

Jokes Online http://jokes.webdevelop.com/

Mega-Mergers http://homepage.seas.upenn.edu/~ghinkle/fun/173.html telephone company humor

The Tuskegee Airmen http://www.thehistorynet.com/advertise/tuskegee/airmen.htm

Ask Dr. Science Web Site http://www.drscience.com/

Swedish Army Arctic Rangers http://hem.passagen.se/hooch/ an elite fighting force

the LIGO project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/

(selected) Fortune Cookies http://staff.hotwired.com/kevin/fortune.html

The Fortune Cookie Page http://www.update.uu.se/cookie.html (a cgi program)

the PlaidMan's Fortune Server http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~leppik/cookie.cgi

"The C++ Programming Language" By Bjarne Stroustroup, "Effective C++" and "More Effective C++" both by Scott Meyers. Very excellent books. -- recc. Kendall Beaman http://www2.andrews.edu/~beaman

"Loophole" In Shannon's Theory Speeds Up Wireless Communications http://www.penton.com/ed/Pages/magpages/oct2298/tbrk/1022bk.htm DAV: is this a April Fools joke ?

http://hudson.idt.net/~ljg19/ lots of electronics stuff, some PCMCIA source code to download.

Steve Talbott http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/stevet/ Editor, NETFUTURE newsletter on Technology and Human Responsibility Author, _The Future Does Not Compute: Transcending the Machines in our Midst_, (O'Reilly, 1995)

Project Sun (Students Understanding Nature) http://sunshine.jpl.nasa.gov/ "low cost, scientifically accurate instrumentation and computer interfacing, which were coupled with older computers such as the Apple II, Macintosh or IBM' as dedicated data loggers. The current phase of Project SUN now works with low cost commercial sensors, which were not available when the project started. Secondary students all over the world are contributing to the long term, time resolved monitoring of both visible and UV solar surface radiation to help us all better understand the environment in which we live."

Richard P. Feynman http://feynman.com/online/

The World of M.C. Escher http://www.worldofescher.com/


http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~thaddeus/lit/diary.html ???

http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~doctron/examples.htm some simple circuits

Lock Picking http://www.wilton.force9.co.uk/lock/mechanism.htm

THE WORK OF JAGADIS CHANDRA BOSE: 100 YEARS OF MM-WAVE RESEARCH http://www.tuc.nrao.edu/~demerson/bose/bose.html

The Dark Tangent DEF CON http://www.defcon.org/

Northstar Systems http://www.northstar1.com/ USB cables, USB Hub, PC Card frame kits, PC Card connectors and cables,

TLSI http://www.tlsi-ic.com/ "TLSI develops and manufactures products utilizing state-of-the-art CMOS, BiCMOS and Bipolar processes. Our expertise is analog, digital, and mixed-signal analog/digital designs and turnkey developments. " [vlsi]

??? http://www.lextron.com/patlist1098.htm a PC Card patent, ...


"I have hours of homework which I have to schedule around hours of school, wrestling, and a job...How can one stay up until 3-4 am in the morning and wake up at 6-7am to go to work or class, everyday??" http://www.dejanews.com/[ST_chan=hom_pc3]/channels/edu/edu_pc2.shtml http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?search=thread&svcclass=dnserver&threaded=1&ST=PS&recnum=%3c720lf3$chg$1@mawar.singnet.com.sg%3e%231/1

"No project concept that you might be able to come up with will satisfy everybody. So instead of trying to make everyone happy we should try to not prevent anybody from making their-selves happy." -- Vollmer Marius http://www.geda.seul.org/mailinglist/geda-dev1/msg00005.html

Internet Timeline http://www.clark.net/pub/kfl/ "against destroying information"

Chemistry Help Online http://www.tznet.com/dnest/ ???

http://www.sadan.com/ interesting ... very personal.

http://www.unitelnw.com/links.htm ???

the Kooks Museum http://www.teleport.com/~dkossy/ includes the "Solution to the World Problem Exhibit" "Here ancient perpetual motion devices will sit side-by-side with the latest in anti-gravity technology."

"Brain cells be burning over it. Trust in that." -- Cecil, a character in http://www.etext.org/Zines/Quanta/harrison16.html by Jim Vassilakos (jimv at ucrengr.ucr.edu)

I EDIT THE NET http://www.mcs.net/~jorn/html/weblogs/weblog.html "One of the best collections of news and musings culled from the Web -- and updated daily."

Mechanics Simulator http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/3028/m_enter.htm simple physics learning tool

info on Web Robots WebCrawler http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/projects/robots/robots.html WWW Robot FAQ http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/projects/robots/faq.html A list of known Web robots http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/projects/robots/active.html

"Remote Interrogation and Control of Sensors via the Internet" article by Fuhr (furh at emba.uvm.edu) and Mowat (mowat at emba.uvm.edu) in _Sensors_ 1995 Dec. http://issri.emba.uvm.edu/ fiber-optic sensors embedded in the dam ... the site is run by Apple Macintosh computers ...

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~asdamick/pub/unity/plan Christian, yet vaguely GNU-positive

Artificial Life Resources (comp.ai.alife FAQ) http://www.krl.caltech.edu/~brown/alife/

Macintosh Artificial Life Software http://www.ccnet.com/~bhill/elsewhere.html


time travel http://www.twarp.com/titr/timetrav.htm -- recc. Jack Sarfatti <sarfatti at ix.netcom.com>

Douglas Hofstadter http://www.cs.indiana.edu:800/finger/cogsci.indiana.edu/dughof/w self-referential

Brad Templeton http://www.templetons.com/brad/ interesting person.

http://www.sican-micro.com/oth_site.htm ???

http://www.abacom.com/innomagi/online/computng/computng.htm ???

the Midwest Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (MSFFA) http://www.nd.edu/~rjervis/

the Etext Archives http://www.etext.org/ "Home to electronic texts of all kinds, from the sacred to the profane, from the political to the personal. Our mission is to provide electronic versions of texts without judging their content."


Mac Graphic Programming (free source)
From: Vince Kerchner <vincek at intergalact.com>
Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.scitech
Subject: Minimum bound of a circle set
Date: 19 May 1995 17:44:16 GMT
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(This post is in regards to a question which was asked on the
sci.math.num-analysis news group.  However, my reply has application to
Mac scientific programming, so I'm posting it here too.)

Morteza Saheb Zamani <morteza at vast.unsw.edu.au> asked:

>Does anyone know about any algorithm to find "minimum bounding circle
>of a set of circles"? Any pointer is appreciated.
>Is there any public domain package to do these sorts of thinkgs?

I thought this was a very interesting problem, so yesterday afternoon I
wrote a short algorithm and Mac program to do just this.  You can see a
description of the program, graphic output from the program in action,
and a listing of the source code, at my WWW site.

The URL for this page is:


Or, you can access it from my home page at:


under "Math Esoterica: Minimum Bounding Circles".

If you don't have a (graphics-capable) Web browser, I can send you the
text for this page.  If you would like to receive the stand-alone Mac
program, let me know and I'll send it to you or put it up at my FTP


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Intergalactic Reality       Macintosh contracted programming services.
vincek at intergalact.com          http://www.intergalact.com/vincek.html
(C)Copyright Vince Kerchner, 1995.         http://www.intergalact.com/
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machine communication: ontologies
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 00:00:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Anders Sandberg <nv91-asa at nada.kth.se>
Subject: Re: >H The Web, agents, bots, and the >Web
> > This is a hot area in agent programming (a subject which is otherwise
> > filled with hype); several projects are looking at ontologies
> > (structured, machine-readable descriptions of domains, their elements and
> > their interrelations) as a universal agent communication syntax.
Take a look at
which is a web about the meta-ontology ontolingua. There are also lots of
references at http://www.sics.se/isl/abc/survey.html#integration

"affective programming" "affective programming ... It is the field between CompSci, CogSci and psychology that involves computer interpreting and modelling human emotions, and displaying (or manipulating) the same. See http://www-white.media.mit.edu/vismod/demos/affect/affect.html for a kind of affective computing home page with more information. " -- Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension! <nv91-asa at nada.kth.se> http://www.nada.kth.se/~nv91-asa/main.html Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 00:00:13 -0400 (EDT) Subject: >H Digest

Interactive-C programs ftp://cherupakha.media.mit.edu/pub/projects/

http://www.IRsociety.com ??? free homepage ?

is there a comp.sys.mac.portables FAQ ?

FAQs for laptops and portables

comp.sys.mac.portables FAQ

snippets from
Comp.sys.laptops FAQ

From: dbridges at ERC.MsState.Edu (Douglas Bridges)
Newsgroups: comp.sys.laptops
Subject: Comp.Sys.Laptops FAQ
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   The following is a preliminary FAQ that I have created for this
group. I would like any suggestions for what else I could put on it.
Unforutnately, I might have started doing this to late, because I am
having to move to a new job where my internet access will be next to


group discusses the issue relevant to the use
of portable computers. For the most part, the computers discussed have
Intel based processors. The group
has been created for the discussion of Powerbooks.


4.0 What is PCMCIA?

   PCMCIA stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association. It has lately come to stand for the cards that the
PCMCIA set up the standards for. They are small credit-card sized
cards that can be used for many different purposes. For the most
part they are used as modems or network cards, but there are also
cards for SCSI, serial ports, sound, hard disks, and memory.


Please e-mail and tell me what you think.

|dbridges at ERC.msstate.edu  |

Jesus NorthWest Festival "Jesus Northwest Festival" http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=q&text=yes&kl=XX&q=%22Jesus+Northwest+Festival%22&act=search

http://worldvillage.com/famsite/famsite92.htm ???

The ERACE Foundation http://www.erace.com/
http://www.erace.com/communicate.htm Eliminating Racism And Creating Equality

"Cool" Christianity http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~revival/coolbk.html by Andrew Strom

The UNOFFICIAL Alt.hackers FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS file http://www.access.digex.net/~mikelea/hackfaq.txt

The C Coders Home Page http://www.angelfire.com/sc/electron/ includes "comp.lang.c Frequently Asked Questions", "A tutorial on Pointers & Arrays in C", "Game programming links and info", "C source code", etc.

Architectural Dublin - A Guide to the Architecture of Dublin, Ireland http://www.archeire.com/archdublin/

No. 10 Downing Street http://www.number-10.gov.uk/ The home of Britain's Prime Minister ... read about the current resident, past residents ... ... take a tour of the stately manse.

"Noonan's Broke & Brilliant WEB SITE" http://www.awod.com/gallery/rwav/noonan/ ??? humor ?

Zhahai Stewart <zhahai at hisys.com> http://home.rmi.net/~hisys/zhahai.html interesting person. Good idea for resolving the trademark vs. Internet domain namespace controversy.

Fortune Cookies http://www.sincity.com/penn-n-teller/fortunecookie.html

"Because that’s all part of the story of how science got to where it is -- by making mistakes, by making really serious cognitive mistakes based upon bad testing methods. I think that would enhance any science course." -- Teller http://www.theness.com/teller.html

??? http://www.ics.uci.edu/~webcam/how_camera_works.html http://www.neander.com/ http://www.geog.ubc.ca/s_linux/redhat-1997/msg00856.html http://alwin.informatik.tu-chemnitz.de/~java/ROBOT_CAMERA/example1.html http://www.jammed.com/~jwa/Pictures/

??? http://www.3xt.net/dc6.htm http://hackerz.org/ http://www.crynwr.com/qcpc/re.html ??? http://roadrunner.swansea.uk.linux.org/v4l.shtml

Kevin Poulsen


Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov/ some are available at http://www.pp.orst.edu/MSDS.htm

The Freedom of Information Act ... How to make a FOIA request. http://www.osha-slc.gov/html/foia.html

Memetics: A Systems Metabiology http://www.apocalypse.org/~rwhe/memetics.html

James Wang <jwang at csua.berkeley.edu> http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~jwang/ ???

Welcome to The Cyberspace Catacombs http://www.mindspring.com/~tentmakr/pphp/landlord.html a community for Christians ???

What do humans want ? Apparently, this question has been answered at

http://www.pctv.com/ ???

??? CPU: Working in the Computer Industry http://www.mcs.com/~jdav/CPU/cpu.html An electronic publication for workers in the computer industry.

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/8116/ ??? [humble; learning PERL]

the Center for Innovative Computer Applications http://cica.indiana.edu/ ???

http://www.inquiry.com/ reviews of software development products and demos. ???

quantum-d: a moderated mailing list for discussion of quantum theory. http://www.teleport.com/~rhett/quantum-d/

http://www.physics.wisc.edu:80/~shalizi/hyper-weird/ ??? random links, just like this page.

"new scientists are largely made by getting hold of people who are too young to know better and warping their minds." -- http://www.physics.wisc.edu:80/~shalizi/

http://www.caltech.edu/~goodstein/elites.html ???

The Greg Egan Fan Page http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/%7Epkeller/Egan-Page.html (science fiction novelist)

Wormhole Physics http://www.achilles.net/~mtalbot/

"Really Neat Places" http://pw2.netcom.com/~eugenem/NeatStuff.html

http://www.pcpoetry.com/1-links.html "Computer related humor".

Clocks and Time: Horology site for books, magazines, organizations, museums, PC synchronization software, time standards. http://www.ubr.com/clocks/

http://www.lc21.com/ ???

National Security Agency (NSA) http://www.nsa.gov:8080/

the Communications Security Establishment http://www.cse.dnd.ca/

The Central Intelligence Agency http://www.odci.gov/cia/

the alt.cyberpunk FAQ. http://www.knarf.demon.co.uk/alt-cp.htm

http://ftp.ec.vanderbilt.edu/Misc/Utopia/Kadath.html ??? SF

http://www.lucifer.com/~sasha/articles/LivingSystems.txt ???

Internal Revenue Information Services (IRIS) http://www.ustreas.gov telnet fedworld.gov ftp://ftp.fedworld.gov

http://www.cs.uit.no/~frodef/frodef.html ???

Are these all the same Joel Katz http://www.ted.com/info/katz.html ??? David J. Schwartz / Joel Katz http://www.gate.net/~djls/ Joel Katz

American Association for the Advancement of Science http://www.aaas.org/ publishes Science Magazine http://www.sciencemag.org/

http://helix.nih.gov/ Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre



string theory and Superstrings http://theory.caltech.edu/people/jhs/strings/

Flaxon Alternative Interface Technologies http://www.sonic.net/~dfx/fait/

Physical Enhancement Page http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Individual/Body/ (Bionics)

Planet X http://www.planetx.com/ Science Fiction on the Internet


www.netscape.com and home.netscape.com


the www-buyinfo mailing list ftp://research.att.com/dist/www-buyinfo-archive/help.txt An interesting concept. Would it work ?

Ulf Lunde http://www.kvatro.no/~ulf/bookmarks.html has lots of fascinating-sounding links. Computer languages (PERL; GNU C++...), natural languages (German-English, Logban, Esperanto), internationalization, "Job hunting", CGI programming, etc.

http://www.wmin.ac.uk/~sfgva/ukus.htm linguistic differences between British and American English

Kaz's Macintosh Programmer's Workshop http://www.digitalstone.com/kaz/ has full source code (in Think Pascal) and 68K Macintosh executable for the games BattleTank and Thunder Drop.

Niklaus Wirth http://www.cs.inf.ethz.ch/~wirth/ developed the Pascal programming language.

http://cuiwww.unige.ch/OSG/people/jvitek/ ???

http://www.jargon.net/pasttitles.html ???

http://home.istar.ca/~bohdanov/index.html ???


Ian Viemeister http://www.viemeister.com/

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum

Cayman Systems, Inc. http://www.cayman.com/ produces routers and other networking hardware. Cayman Systems based in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

http://www.cayman.com/jobs.html Hardware Engineer This position will require a strong background in digital and analog circuit theory and design with emphasis in Telecomm/Datacomm area. Knowledge of embedded systems, low cost manufacturing & Viewlogic a plus. Must be able to handle a project from inception through manufacture, including testing and certifications.

mathematics http://www1.shore.net/~rodc/mathematics.html

http://www.visto.com/welcome/35.html?banner=text_sponsor&referral=altavista_holiday ???

The Physics Of.... http://www.kent.wednet.edu/staff/trobinso/physicspages/PhysicsOf.html "A product of Mr. Tom Robinson's Physics Classes at Kentridge Senior High School, Kent , WA" eyeglasses, black holes, drag racing, etc.

http://www.rotodesign.com/ ???

a flat and stationary earth? [Dan. 4:10-11, Matt. 4:8, 1 Chron. 16:30, Psalms 93:1, ...] http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-noahs-ark.html

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/6609/rant17.htm rant about the bizzare "standards" of beauty in 1997 America. Points to the Janeane Garofalo Fan Webring http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=jgwr;list

WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD by David C. Korten http://iisd1.iisd.ca/pcdf/corprule/corporat.htm ??? "a community-based, people-centered alternative beyond the failed extremist ideologies of communism and capitalism."

The Noam Chomsky Archive http://www.worldmedia.com/archive/

http://www.angelfire.com/fl/sair/ a journal ... similar to some of my anthrophobic emotions.

Matt McIrvin's Push-Button World of the Future http://world.std.com/~mmcirvin/ Matt McIrvin invented the original "Indent-o-Meter", a nice explaination of "Why is the sky blue?" (dipole scattering depends on frequency)

Timewave Technology Inc. http://www.timewave.com/ sells "Skillful application of DSP and analog signal processing design techniques, embedded microcontrollers and computer control provide innovative, efficient, and cost effective solutions for customer problems." includes some Amateur Radio Products.

http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk ??? humor

http://www.egnet.co.uk/seeking.html ???

http://www.winfiles.com/apps/98/mail-sig.html ???

http://www.bagley.demon.co.uk/links.html ???

http://members.tripod.com/~LeeBraiden/ ??? is mentioned on http://www.d-n-a.net/dnausers/ ???


http://www.bsdi.com/hyplan/sanders.html ???

HyperNews.org http://www.HyperNews.org/ HyperNews is freeware and open source software. HyperNews is a cross between the hypermedia of the WWW and Usenet News. Some interesting articles on Electronic Discussions, Web Caching, etc.

EFF "Net Tools" Archive http://eff.org/pub/Net_info/Tools/

Dream Artists http://dreamartists.xoom.com/ eye candy ?

http://sericyb.com.au/sc ???

http://www.euronet.nl/users/malmgren/DT_Documentation/DT_Example_04/fixurls.html graphical finite-state automata tool ?

Tony Sanders http://www.bsdi.com/hyplan/sanders.html maintains The HTML Bad-Style Collection

I was looking for more information on "setext"; the search engines led be to http://www.euronet.nl/users/malmgren/DT_Documentation/DT_Example_04/fixurls.html which in turn led me to http://www.ease.demon.nl/ . eye candy ?

TheCulture http://members.xoom.com/TheCulture/ the Iain (M) Banks fanzine. Also see Culture Shock http://www.phlebas.com/ the unofficial Iain M Banks Site

Jack Sarfatti http://www.hia.com/pcr/ quantum physics and some physics comics. Interesting philosophical conjectures.

natural fossil nuclear fission reactors http://dabui.econ.hc.keio.ac.jp/~ken/physics-faq/constants.html "the "Oklo Phenomenon," a uranium deposit in Gabon that became a natural nuclear reactor about 1.8 billion years ago;" "Uranium Fission Reactor in Gabon Constructed Two Billion Years Ago" http://scotch.mit.edu/science/UraniumGabon.htm Natural fossil reactors have (so far) only been found in the country of GABON in equatorial Africa. detailed maps: http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/centre/waisrc/OKLO/Where/Where.html

BBS and ISP Agora 503 293 1772

http://www.mcp.com/ "Free, unlimited access to more than 150 complete computer books"

http://www.successways.com/ ???


Apple PowerBook info; Host-It-Yourself Web Servers: Includes a comprehensive list of Mac CGI resources and links to the places you can find them. http://macuser.zdnet.com/0497.html http://macuser.zdnet.com/0497.html

??? ELECTRONIC JOURNAL SUBJECT INDEX http://www.coalliance.org/index/subject.D.html (see "design")

institute for human and machine cognition (IHMC) http://www.coginst.uwf.edu/research.html ???

Jonathan Woodward http://www.io.com/~woodward/ ??? has a copy of "The Ten Best Tools Of All Time" http://www.io.com/~woodward/other/10tools.txt

Mark J. Musante http://world.std.com/~olorin has a interesting "Self-Esteem Booster" thingy.

Too Many Codes! http://www.pitt.edu/~gt42/codes.html a list of Geek code and tons of other similar codes, including "The Code Code" http://www.pitt.edu/~gt42/codes/code.txt Yet more descriptive codes are listed at http://www.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Humor__Jokes__and_Fun/Codes/

Donoho Design Group http://www.ddg.com/ "MacSpin was the first application to bring exploratory data analysis to any desktop system." "MacSpin ... a graphical package that allows you to take sets of data and plot them then rotate the graph to view from various angles."

"Computers were invented to help people waste more time faster." -- Dr. Kurt Hillig <khillig at umich.edu> (is he the original author ?)

http://www.niagara.com:80/~twibp/ ??? [offline ?]

SGI employees http://reality.sgi.com/index.html

Gibson Research Corporation http://grc.com/default.htm "freeware demo program "Free&Clear" that allows anyone with a 32-bit Windows operating environment to play with this very cool sub-pixel font rendering technology."

Eunézio Antônio de Souza (Thoróh) http://tritium.fis.unb.br/thoroh/ "Smart pixels" applied to image enhancement and processing

Mark Dodge http://www.primenet.com/~markd/ has the Win95 and WinNT FAQs


DLL's and Global Variables http://www.ntug.org.uk/archive/iwntug/00001717.htm

http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~ratib/code/redirect.cgi?Goto=unix.htm ???

Windows Programmer FAQ: How to get it http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/internet/news/faq/archive/ms-windows.programmer.how-to-find-faqs.html

Windows Developer's Journal (WDJ) http://www.wdj.com/home/ lots of source code to download. ftp://ftp.mfi.com/pub/windev

Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation http://www.mcc.com/


The Year 5 Billion Bug http://y5b.com/

http://www.simpletech.com ???

DPMI functions (DPMI API)(Protected Mode Interface) ftp://ftp.qdeck.com/pub/general/dpmispec.zip see ftp://ftp.qdeck.com/pub/general/_index.html

Terence McKenna's Hyperborea (recc. Jack Sarfatti ) http://www.levity.com/eschaton/index.html ???

Fractal Time http://serendipity.nofadz.com/ft/ ???

_Microsoft Systems Journal_ magazine http://www.microsoft.com/msj/

_Microsoft Internet Developer_ magazine http://www.microsoft.com/mind/

Information Servers at MIT http://eddie.mit.edu/other-places.html

http://eddie.mit.edu/ftp/pub/cts-rsi/ an archive dedicated to holding information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Repedative Stress Injuries.

"UO Study Finds Internet Romances Show Deep Commitment" http://www.uoregon.edu/newscenter/romances.html "Ava Rosenblum, who conducted a four-year study on Internet relationships for her dissertation project."

Information Infrastructure Standards Panel (IISP) http://web.ansi.org/public/iisp/ "standards to facilitate interconnection and interoperability are critical. Competition without chaos can only be achieved through appropriate standards."


"The sophistication of deception is increasing faster than the technology for verification. That means the end of truth." -- Alvin Toffler

http://caq.com/cryptogate ???

http://mot-sps.com/cgi-bin/my-mot/moto.cgi ???

http://home.t-online.de/home/a.tillmann/indeqp.htm ???

http://www.darnell.com/powerpulse.shtml ???

Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. "thomson consumer electronics" an article in _designfax_ 1997 Aug talked about how TCE used 1000 frame/s Kodak digital camera for product testing; watching during vibration testing. "the world’s fourth largest consumer electronics company and the largest television manufacturer in the United States." -- http://www.uic.com/thomson.html ... involved in HDTV development ... Americas Tube Operations http://www.thomson-ato.com/ Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. has apparently merged with RCA Electronics http://www.rca-electronics.com/

Imagenation Corp sells "Video Frame Grabbers" in PCI and PC/104-Plus versions.

MacSciTech http://www.macscitech.org/

El's House of Doom http://sklarnet.com/LN/eldoom.shtml "Tired of being told you're too negative? Are you sick of peppy optimists? Then this is the place for you." includes "Technology That Sucks"

Centre for the Easily Amused http://www.amused.com/ "Life's too short to take seriously."

Sid Sklar talks about Doctor Ramon Castroviejo (cornea transplant) http://www.sklarnet.com/transplants/chicago.shtml I told you the truth, yet you did not believe it.

http://www.visionx.com/dd/ ???

Home of a True Romantic http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Metro/7859/


Mike Swaine http://www.swaine.com/ mirror http://www.cruzio.com/~mswaine/ "Mike's a technology columnist who regularly appears in Dr. Dobb's Journal" and other magazines.

Search for: * Harrison Schmitt: Apollo 17 Astronaut; Former Senator, New Mexico

LT-Speedway ftp://ftp.uu.net/vendor/labtech/LTSPEEDW.ZIP ftp://ftp.uu.net/vendor/labtech/LTPSPEEDW.TAR.Z -- mentioned in _EDN_ 1994 Nov. 10, p. 22 ???


"BBN created the forerunner to the Internet, sent the world's first e-mail ... BBN is now GTE Internetworking." http://www.bbn.com/ has a nice internet timeline http://www.bbn.com/timeline/time70.htm

http://www.cs.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/user/fiore/bookmarks?Graphics ???

Die Turing-Maschine http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/groups/richter/achatz/index.html is the Turing Machine http://www.bvu.edu/faculty/schweller/Turing.html

http://csli-www.stanford.edu/hp/Logic-software.html ???

??? http://www.thespot.com/thespot

Uncomyn Gifts http://www.UncomynGifts.com/ science fiction and fantasy toys.

http://www.whatis.com/supercom.htm ???

http://www.abc-computing.com/ ???

http://davecentral.com/ ???

http://raq002.aa.net/boutell/ ???

http://www.thenetnet.com/ ???

http://www.vimas.com/ ???

http://www.mediabuilder.com/graphicsagifday.html ???

http://anxiety-closet.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/software/acl_v5.0/distrib/common/ansicl/subsecti/treatmen.htm ???

http://www.href.com/compdocs/ ???

http://www.mars.org/ ???

http://users.exis.net/~jnc/ networking hardware; Net.Humor

http://bush.cs.tamu.edu/~shipman/formality-paper/harmful.html ???

Bandwagons Considered Harmful, or The Past as Prologue in Curriculum Change http://www.ics.uci.edu/~kay/pubs/bandwagons.html

Dr. Tomorrow http://www.drtomorrow.com/

http://www.click.com/flung/ ???

http://www.next-generation.com/jsmid/index.html ???

Bug++ of the Month http://www.wdj.com/archive/0909/bug.html

keyboard latency as a source of randomness http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/knowbase/NUMBERS0063.HTM

24 Hours in Cyberspace http://www.cyber24.com/

"Intelligent humor page" http://www.lucifer.com/~sasha/humor/index.html?clicktrade=118226

"Jack [Cohen] seems to collect people with odd and arcane knowledge." -- Jerry Pournelle (1995)

Heather Alexander http://www.teleport.com/~seafire/ "celtic fiddler and singer-songwriter"

Howard L. Davidson "His career ambition is to find a job where he can't distinguish the project plan from a Robert Forward novel."

Dr. Robert L. Forward His novels and short stories are "hard" science fiction.

http://www.egames.com/ ??? "Sonia believes in love, truth, and ... chocolate ... [and] the importance of keeping your sense of humor."

http://www.sff.net/people/leslie.what/ ???

"Future home of the OffSite Digital Technologies Web Site Stay tuned! This Web site will be online shortly. " http://www.2offsite.com/ Offsite Data Back Up Recovery System

Philosophy Fun and Humor section http://www.epistemelinks.com/Main/MainHumo.aspx /* was http://www.epistemelinks.com/Humo/Humor.htm */

http://www.nwlink.com/~dclark/humor/ ???

http://bradley.nms.unt.edu/www/humor.html ???

Tech Support Nietzsche Style. http://carroll1.cc.edu/~twalker/humor/computer/nietzsche

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://bradley.nms.unt.edu/www/nietzsche.html

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://www.geezjan.org/humor/computers/nietzsche.html

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~roberts/nietsupp.html

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://www.things.org/~jym/fun/nietzsche-tech-support.html

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://home.dmv.com/~dmbing/humor/techsupp.shtml

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://www.computan.on.ca/~jeff/funnyfarm/t/tech_support.html

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://www.cccd.edu/~markb/nietzsche.html From: Jim Hammons[SMTP:jhammons at smtpgate.kofax.com] Sent: Friday, December 08, 1995 6:01 AM

Tech Support Nietzsche Style http://www.mrs.umn.edu/~knieribr/fun/techsupport.html

Welcome to Campus Resources A-Z http://www.yahoo.com/promotions/b2s97/onsale.html

Internet Connections for Engineering (ICE) http://www.englib.cornell.edu/ice/ice-index.html

"Pretty Strange Sites" http://www3.zdnet.com/yil/content/depts/strange/pscurrent.html

Artificial Life "Games" Homepage http://gracco.irmkant.rm.cnr.it/luigi/lupa_algames.html

First USA (VISA) http://www.CardmemberServices.com/

The Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (ZIFA) http://www.zifa.com/ ???

Reengineering Resource Center http://www.reengineering.com/ ???

Science News http://sciencenews.org/

methane hydrate http://sciencenews.org/sn_arc98/11_14_98/Bob1.htm "methane hydrates are a crystalline combination of natural gas and water, locked together into a substance that looks remarkably like ice but burns if ignited." "The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the methane hydrates hidden beneath U.S. waters alone hold some 200 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, enough to supply all the nation’s energy needs for more than 2,000 years at current rates of use. " "Hydrates also go by the name of clathrates, a term derived from the Latin word for lattice. " see http://www.hydrates.org/

Peter Whitfield recounts in The Charting of Oceans, "In September 1522 a small ship, the Victoria, dropped anchor off the coast of Spain near Seville with eighteen men on board. The ship was laden with spices and exotic cargo, but the men were in the last stages of exhaustion and malnutrition. They were the survivors of a fleet of five ships and 270 men who left Seville exactly three years before under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, on the greatest adventure in maritime history, the first circumnavigation of Earth."


http://palladio.arch.kth.se/~henke/ ???

Papers and Talks by Wray Buntine http://www.ultimode.com/wray/refs.html learning algorithms Tutorials http://www.ultimode.com/wray/refs.html#tutes "The graphical models and exponential family talk contains an introduction to lots of learning algorithms using graphical models. Included is an analysis with proofs of the much-hyped mean field algorithm in its general case for the exponential family (as you might have guessed, mean field is simple once you strip away the physics), and lots more. This talk also contains how I believe Gibbs, EM, k-means, and deterministic annealing should be taught (as variants of one another). "

http://minot.ndak.net/~brichard/dss.html ???

CIA's Home Page for Kids http://www.odci.gov/cia/ciakids/

Outrageous On-Line Uncle Al http://www.ultra.net.au/~wisby/uncleal.htm hilarious, non-politically correct, possibly blasphemous, humor

A physics reference for students and teachers by Erik Max Francis http://www.alcyone.com/max/physics/reference/

The Internet Pilot TO Physics (TIPToP) http://physicsweb.org/TIPTOP/ includes Humor and Fun in Physics http://physicsweb.org/TIPTOP/paw/paw.phtml?k=Humor+and+Fun&f=l&t=k hilarious stuff.

Nerds Revolutionary Front http://www.webb2000.freeserve.co.uk/ ???

Stef's Home Page @ The Cat & Dragon http://www.bayarea.net/~stef/ Fat acceptance: The truth about weight; Web Design Rant "The web is the greatest resource ever created by humankind and also the ultimate display of just how bad our taste can be -- and I'm not talking about naughty pictures. Genuine content is rare enough... I've become more and more annoyed at the proliferation of stuff that prevents me from reading that content.";

Physics Humor http://www.cyberspc.mb.ca/~dcc/phys/humor.html (and funny physics cartoons)

Plumb Design, Inc. http://www.plumbdesign.com/ created Thinkmap™ software http://www.thinkmap.com/ kinda cool web interfaces.

http://www.mb.imag.net/~wpg742/resource.html#humor ???

http://www.dibona.com/ ??? free software advocate ???

http://slashdot.org/articles/99/01/29/0047249.shtml privacy ???

!!! http://slashdot.org/search.pl?section=&op=stories&author=&topic=&min=90&query=

http://www.washedashore.com/humor/humor.html geek humor ???

http://slashdot.org/articles/99/01/21/1454216.shtml ???

MacQuarium http://www.alpine.k12.ut.us/ASD/Departments/Tech/Fish/Default.html

National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine National Research Council (the NAS, NAE, IOM and the NRC) http://www.nas.edu/ Telemedicine http://www2.nas.edu/whatsnew/2586.html


http://www.tipworld.com/ ???

Michael Pearce http://www.moonmac.com/ http://www.moonmac.com/ mirror: http://www.moonmac.com/~mklprc/ (writes articles for Computer Bits about Macintosh)

cartoons http://www.yukyuk.com/

_IBM Journal of Research and Development_ /* was http://www.almaden.com/journal/rd39-6.html */

Transducer Techniques Inc. http://www.ttloadcells.com/ load cells, torque sensors, ... and other strain gage transducers.

http://www.excelsoftware.com/ software engineering

http://www.nwalsh.com/ perl, ...

http://www.furballthegreat.com/ "Content is King"

Calc98 Version 4.5 (free download) http://www.fdgroup.co.uk/neo/fsi/Calc98.htm "Calc98 is an engineering, scientific ... calculator ... units conversions and physical properties and constants."

http://www.wordinfo.com/links/ailist.htm "dozens of commercial, shareware, and freeware programs, templates, macros, and utilities that work with Word. ... HTML and SGML converters ... creating Windows Help files ... sample letters for various occasions ... "

PC Magazine Online http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/

Tips and Tricks for Windows 95 http://www.americatoday.com/hanar/ a few tips for customizing your desktop; "Command Line Multi-tasking" for DOS much like "&" does for Unix, etc.


http://www.frontierproductions.net/ /* was http://www.frontier-news.com/ */ ???

http://www.construct.net/ ???

http://www.CardMemberServices.com/Summary/ ???

IEEE Information Theory Society http://www.itsoc.org/ ???

http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/gold/ ???

http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/ Engineer Joke of the Month

_Today's Engineer_ magazine http://www.todaysengineer.org/ "think outside the cubicle" ???

http://www.computer.org/computer/co1997/rytoc.htm ???

http://www.Boutell.com/ lots of HTML and CGI information; free source code, Shared Calendars, Activism information.

http://metalab.unc.edu/metalab.shtml formerly known as sunsite.unc.edu, one of the oldest web servers in the world.

http://metalab.unc.edu/extimacy/ ???

"Mission Portland: Serving Portland's Spiritual Revival" http://www.webroute.com/mp/ seems to be connected to the Love-In-Action Network (LIA) http://www.lia-pdx.org/

http://www.churchontheweb.com/ ???

Christian News Northwest http://www.cnnw.com/ "a monthly tabloid-size newspaper informing Christians and the public with news and observations from a deliberately evangelical Christian perspective."

http://www.worldvillage.com/ ???

Open Transport software available from Apple ftp://ftp.support.apple.com ftp://ftp.info.apple.com

http://www.worldvillage.com/wv/square/chapel/chapel.htm ???

the Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/pub/debull/

http://www.dice.com/ "high-tech jobs" "DICE is a job search web site for computer professionals. DICE lists thousands of high tech permanent, contract, and consulting jobs nationwide for programmers, software engineers, systems administrators, web developers, hardware engineers, and others."


Macintopia http://www.ultranet.com/~jimk/macintopia.shtml Macintosh related news and resources!

World Multiconference on Systemics Cybernetics and Informatics and, the International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis http://www.iiis.org/ ???

American Society for Quality (ASQ) http://www.asqc.org/ ???



Robert T.H. Alden http://power.eng.mcmaster.ca/alden | http://power.mcmaster.ca/alden/ writes articles for _the Institute_ IEEE newsletter. (???)

Transient Systems http://www.transient.net/ a nonprofit freenet whose purposes are for giving access to the public, and educating people on unix/internet/computers.

the Christian Music Place http://place2b.org/cmp/



The Internet Music Monitor http://surf.to/the-imm

http://www.neoplanet.com/ ???

ICSPAT - International Conference on Signal Processing Applications & Technology http://www.icspat.com/

The Internet Society http://www.isoc.org/ ???

http://www.thursby.com/ Networking Macs and PCs

http://www.evangelist.macaddict.com/ macintosh EvangeList

Erik Walthinsen

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Paul Callahan http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~callahan/wacky.html another Edward R. Tufte fan. Also passionate about Conway's Game of Life.

The Smart Home http://www.bess.tcd.ie/tcd/ispdg/house.html funny.

Computational Geometry http://compgeom.cs.uiuc.edu/~jeffe/compgeom/compgeom.html

http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/ ??? search tools ?

CataList, the official catalog of LISTSERV® lists http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html 23,447 public LISTSERV mailing lists

National Science Foundation: FastLane https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/ FastLane test server: https://www.fldev.nsf.gov/

find webcam find .signatureideas.txt

http://www.armchairmillionaire.com/ ???

http://www.commpath.com/meow/ http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/ http://www.cal.shaw.wave.ca/~toys-4u/ ???



http://ackxhpaez.com/funnies/index.html ???

English - to - Southern American languages dictionary. http://netsquirrel.com/crispen/word.html More interesting sources of English sayings http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/sayings.htm

The Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.edu/ (a science museum like OMSI)

A game from Stairwell Studios - It's Stare Down Sally! http://www.stairwell.com/stare/ ???

http://www.lumpgallery.com/ LUMP is a gallery dedicated to contemporary and emerging art. ???

Random Acts Of Romance http://weber.u.washington.edu/~ramirez/random.htm


ThinkQuest http://advanced.org/thinkquest.html educational.

An Overview Of Computational Science http://csep1.phy.ornl.gov/ov/ov.html electronic book

Siemens Co. sells the CTI ECAT scanner http://www.cti-pet.com/ , a high resolution positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. (Is this a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanner ?) PET scanner advantages: provide a direct measure of biochemistry and functional activity, information not available through any other procedure. X rays, Computed tomography (CT) scans, or MRI -- these depict only anatomy (physical structure); they cannot directly detect changes in metabolism, blood flow, or receptor status ... detecting these chemical abnormalities provides the earliest identification of disease. Pet scanner disadvantages: slightly invasive -- radioisotopes are injected; cannot be performed on small animals such as mice because of low resolution.

GE Medical Systems sells magnetic resonance imagers (MRI)

http://www.crl.com./~davidh/ ???

"If one technology is cheaper than another, it will win, as long as its not ridiculously substandard." -- Mike Hughes http://www.osnews.com/features/11.98/small.html


GartnerGroup http://www.atvantage.com/ ; http://gartner5.gartnerweb.com/public/static/home/home.html ; http://www.atvantage.com/public/static/home/newfeat3.html

http://www.collegenet.com/ ???

Purple Moon http://www.purple-moon.com/ software for teenage girls.

The Sharper Image http://www.sharperimage.com/

Amtrak http://www.amtrak.com/

http://www.travelocity.com/ airplane and hotel reservations

http://garage.com/ ???

http://www.sixdegrees.com/ ????

http://futurefile.com/ ??? news

http://www.okstate.edu/elec-engr/faculty/yen/yen.html ???

http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~cjones/web/ ????

http://www.dejanews.com/[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=455941304 ???

"It's very hard to disagree with somebody in a way that lets dialogue continue." -- http://www.best.com/~thvv/emailbad.html

"Denial, Desperation, Litigation. My official 3 stages of an industry about to change. Stage 4 is anyone's guess." -- Rob Malda 1999-03-24 http://cmdrtaco.net/

When Netscape announced their intent to release the mozilla source under an open-source license, there was extensive (and often hostile) debate in public fora. It eventually led to both clarification and modification of the first iteration of their license. Nobody in the press called it a "bitter political war." Maybe that's because back then the reporters didn't know where the discussion was taking place. This kind of open debate, however bitter it may seem to outsiders, is how the collective operates. Somebody posts something to the net (be it draft code, or a draft license) and everybody who gives a shit starts to argue about the Right Way(tm) it should be done. Anything that a company offers to The Community is, implicitly, an RFC. If your request gets you no commentary, that's when there's a problem. Beware the day when any of the people involved want to stop the dialogue, not the day when the dialogue is passionate. -- pohl (pohl at screaming.org) on Wednesday March 24, @12:54PM EST http://slashdot.org/articles/99/03/24/1226228.shtml

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