Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Success

In response to my earlier post, Networking Troubles, I did finally get it working. I've got Linux up and runnning, able to do more than I could on Windows. <3.

Senator Ted Stevens Downloads the Entire Internet and Complains It's Slow!

This is a bit hilarious, and a bit scary. Hilights include complaining that the internet took a few days to get to him. Saying the internet can be filled up, and comparing streaming 10-12 movies to downloading a book.

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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Networking Troubles

A few days ago, I finally decided to buckle down and install Linux. I grabbed Xubuntu (because my computer is old, and slow) and installed it. And here's where the fun part begins, my wireless card doesn't like linux. It would show up on the lists of PCI and Networking devices, but, I couldn't do anything with it. It wouldn't even light up. I strugled trying to get it to do anything for hours, nothing. Then I installed Ndiswrapper, to try and get it to do something. I got what I believe are the right drivers, and installed them. It found the hardware, didn't produce any errors, went off without a hitch. But, still I couldn't do anything with the card. I messed with more settings for a while, trying to get it to load on startup and such, but still, nothing. I finally gave up, at least for then. I'm not sure what to do next, but for now, I have 7 gigs of dead space sitting on my computer, and and annoying peice of hardware hanging out the back.
(If anyone wants to help, I have a Broadcom BCM94306 802.11g Card, Broadcom 94306 chipset, and a pciid of 14e4:4320 (rev 02))

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Intelligence Agencies Didn't Get It Wrong,The Bush Administration Did

"The NIE took a dramatic leap forward that was a complete break with all previous intelligence. This led us to conclude that intelligence failures were due primarily to political pressure brought to bear on the intelligence agencies by senior administration officials."
This says enough for itself. It's really sad this can happen.

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Upcoming Inventions

Story from New Scientist about password-protected bullets, remote-controlled advertising and leaking hard drives

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ignoring the "Great Firewall of China"

"...subsiduary machines generate a series of TCP reset packets, which are sent to each end of the connection. When the resets arrive, the end-points assume they are genuine requests from the other end to close the connection and obey. Hence the censorship occurs."
Finally, a good solution to Chinese censorship. Excellent work.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

mobiBLU intros US2 slim MP3 player

Thinner than the nano, and with video too! Check it out on Engadget.

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Seat of Female Libido Revealed

New Scientist story about studies conducted on mice about the seat of feminine libido.

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Foraging Monkeys Make Use of Meteorology

"Apparently humans aren't the only primates that plan outdoor events based on weather. Gray-cheeked mangabey monkeys rely on recent trends in temperature and solar radiation to forage for figs and insect larvae..."
How monkeys solve Ecological problems could change how we think about the evolution of our own brains.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"Teen, mom sue MySpace.com for $30 million"

Main Story

This is insane, why is it the liability of the website to ensure its users are not falsifying information? This site should be no different than the rest of the web. Surf at your own risk. Sure there are those who will try to milk their own idiocy in believing everything everyone online says. But, their claims should not be honored.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

New Template

I decided to clear out some old posts, and go with a darker theme. I may be posting more often, maybe not.
-QJ

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Better Fuel Cells Using Bacteria

Using Bacteria to create electricity. Trying to find more efficient ways to do so.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

TheOpenCD.org

Every program on here is insanely good, love it.

Read more at www.theopencd.org/

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Wikimedia Foundation

You probably already use Wikipedia but may not have discovered the vast ammount of other things offered by the Wikimedia Foundation. I highly recommend Wikimedia as a shining example of one of the highest accomplishments of the internet.

Read more at wikimedia.org/