Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Limewire's acidic response to the RIAA

It's about time someone struck back at the record companies' arrogant grumbling about pirates crashing their oligopoly. And finally Limewire has.

According to them the record companies

...have engaged in these unfair business practices for the specific purpose of eliminating sources of decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing and acquiring a monopoly over digital distribution of commercially valuable copyrighted music and movie content.

Sock it to 'em boys!

Thursday, 14 September 2006

Apple iPhone - printed evidence?

iPhone newspaper image
There has been speculation about Apple producing an iPhone for years, ever since somebody noticed that www.iphone.com used to point to a page at Apple. There have been endless mock-ups, and every Apple event for the past 2 years has featured iPhone speculation in the pre-hype. This is the best evidence I've seen yet, although I question why they'd release it at such an (non-)event, and not with the new iPods & iTunes announcements this week.

Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Quantum Mechanics for dummies

I've never really grasped quantum mechanics. I know it's about quarks, qbits and probabilities, but couldn't really see where it fitted into normal mechanics. Finally, here's an explanation that I understand. Who'd have thought the humble surveyor's wheel was so vital to physics?

Friday, 1 September 2006

Crazy Origami

I can just about make a cup out of paper - a handy, pragmatic, boyscout thing to do. I remember at Uni the discussion about the mathmatical complexities of trying to write origami software. Well, it seems someone's done it, and the results are breath-taking. The dragon is particularly amazing - one piece of paper?!