Monthly Archives: May 2008

Do we need two Internets?

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] Jonathan Zittrain’s recent book, The Future of the Internet – And How to Stop It, has spurred a lot of discussion both online and offline, with blog posts lauding his … Continue reading

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for May 5th through May 10th

Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between May 5th and May 10th: Slashdot | Round Robin Scheduling Not Power-Efficient – Interesting paper, and an example of how the definition of ‘efficiency’ changes as new factors are taken into account Computing … Continue reading

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for March 18th through May 3rd

Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between March 18th and May 3rd: Institute of Contemporary Arts : Talks : War in the 21st Century – Will try to be there… Still Debating With Plato – I'm a constructivist, always have … Continue reading

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Twitter is the Higgs Boson of the Internet

The Higgs field is what gives particles their mass.  Go into orbit and try to push a 1 tonne satellite – you can’t. It weighs nothing but its mass is unchanged by being in free fall or even in deep … Continue reading

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Computer, heal thyself

[This is also on the WattWatt site, an online community for anyone concerned with energy efficiency] Like every other product of the advanced manufacturing capabilities of a long-industrialised society the computers that surround us – and, for the pacemaker wearers … Continue reading

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