Monthly Archives: October 2010

audio: a Walkman down cassette land

I was present at the birth of the Walkman and its pre-history. Continue reading

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cars: every car will have an electric motor

* Every accessory becomes electric so that the engine can turn off at a standstill. *The car recovers some energy from braking to recharge its battery, energy that’s otherwise wasted as hot brake pads. * The car has an efficient motor to propel it with electricity from the battery. Continue reading

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cars: GreenDriveExpo

After I ate my vegan granola, I pedaled over to the Green Drive Expo to celebrate alternative fuel vehicles (“Stupid smug eco hippies!” – Cartman) I missed Toyota’s talk, I would have loved to say “What the hell have you … Continue reading

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open source: YOU are the marketing department

There are hundreds of thousands of open source projects, each addressing a problem and hoping to make the world a better place, and most struggle to gain traction.  It’s disheartening that so many open source contributors fail so badly at … Continue reading

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web: computer NELL learns by reading

NELL follows in the footsteps of Cyc, but Wikipedia already codifies all the easy facts. Continue reading

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