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Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 03:59 PM
From Groklaw, an open research database of the case for free & open source's legal legitamacy, and made up of programmers, lawyers, paralegals, and the general public. Combined effort makes it possible to find esoteric technical information and evidence that otherwise might be missed by those with a less technical background. such as; HOW TO Switch from Windows to Linux.
Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 02:08 PM
In the concluding paragraphs of the decision, Justice Sidney R. Thomas (9th US Circuit Court, LA) wrote: "[W]e live in a quicksilver technological environment with courts ill-suited to fix the flow of internet innovation....The introduction of new technology is always disruptive to old markets and particularly to those copyright owners whose works are sold through well-established distribution mechanisms," the court wrote. The Ninth Circuit decision is based in part on the fact that P2P networks have significant non-infringing uses, and that they can help artists earn money, The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports.
Friday, August 13, 2004 - 03:27 PM
Imaginify the Bioneers and Planetwork conferences converging together in a symphony of ecological and technological imperatives. That's the way the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan (March 25 through September 25, 2005) is poised to go...From the website, "The site is being constructed with minimum possible impact on the environment in order to fully symbolize and express the Expo's theme 'Nature¬ís Wisdom.' One pavilion, Growing Village doesn't build houses they grow them...."
Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 08:00 PM
Edward Scissorhands was lauded for his skill in the art of topiary. Arborsculpture is an art form utilizing the live tree trunk as the medium. By grafting, bending, framing and multiple planting. Imaginify growing useful, solid, flowering, fruiting, seasonally changing kinetic works of art and architecture.
the ultimate branch of topiary with the potential to save the environment.
There are other words and terms that are used to describe this art.
Pleaching, grafting, permaculture, tree trunk topiary, botanical art,
botanical architecture, biotechture, living art, visionary art, and really weird."
- Richard Reames, Arborsculptor, Blog
Peace Web by Richard Reames (CC Attribution 2.5) ||| Two Leg Tree by Axel Erlandson (GNU License)
Monday, July 19, 2004 - 02:52 PM
Part I. What is FreeCulture.org? It was founded by the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons and Downhill Battle, with the help of organizations such as Click the Vote. So.. "What is Free Culture?" Perhaps one could begin by asking, what does a free culture look like? If you like their answers to that question, or at least find them intriguing, then maybe you'll be interested in reading their attempts at nailing down some concrete parts of a definition of free culture. Like everything else on their site, it is a work in progress... feel free to contribute! click Read more...
Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 12:20 PM
A Free Network is a network freely available to anyone. With proper computer/wifi equipment you can send and recieve data from any point/node in the network to any point/node in the network without paying transit fees. A Node is a user computer/server with a wireless-network interface card that can be acting as a hot spot. A hot spot is a place where you can access Wi-Fi service.
Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 03:02 AM
WE NEED A FORM OF RENEWABLE ENERGY THAT DOES NOT STARVE PEOPLE...
The Cost of Corn Ethanol
Starving the People To Feed the Cars
This seems to be one of the only forms that doesn't take food off people's plates.
Wired reports, "Biodiesel fueling stations are sprouting like weeds across America, where production of the alternative fuel rose 66 percent in 2003." The Physics Department at the University of New Hampshire has an article on "Widescale biodiesel production from algae." "With alternate fuel becoming a fairly hot trend in recent months, some academics may have applied their theoretical know-how to give us a practical solution. They offer up the idea that certain types of algae are well-suited to biodiesel production as they are nearly 50 percent oil."
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 10:40 PM
Update: Wikipedia Entry : POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Positive psychology emphasizes what is right with people rather than what is wrong with them. The focus is on positive subjective experiences, cognitive constructs about the future, and the capacity for courage, aesthetic sensibility, creativity, perseverance, altruism, tolerance, and wisdom at the individual and group levels. "Every year, prestigious medical journals are filled with studies, showing a connection between your health and your outlook on life. Apparently, people with positive outlooks recover from surgery faster, have less heart disease, suffer less pain when they are ill, catch colds less frequently, and live as much as 10 years longer..."
Friday, May 21, 2004 - 02:20 PM
In 'Fractal Expressionism' associate professor, Richard Taylor (Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon) combines science and art stating that American painter Jackson Pollack's paintings were fractal. But it doesn't stop there... a relationship between the our visual field's complexity and our levels of stress can be reduced, if we take into account our environment and work surroundings... At their basic level, fractals are repeating patterns that reveal greater complexity the more they are enlarged. Some are geometric and easy to spot, like a snowflake or the popular example known as the Sierpinski Triangle, a triangle made of so many smaller triangles that the closer you look the more triangles you find...
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 01:34 AM
Portland, Oregon. The Village Building Convergence is a Cyclical Event for the Restoration of Communication and Sharing, Working Together to Rebuild our Common Culture, and to Transform the City into a Network of Ecological Village Places. For ten days, May 21-30th, thousands of neighbors, volunteers and visitors will work together to continue building our physical and social village infrastructure. Whether it is getting hands and feet muddy in building a cob kiosk or sitting side-by-side engaging in thoughtful nightly presentations, the Convergence is a successful statement of common visions for a lively urban community.