• Archive for April, 2007

    Woody’s Pup Hexayurt Design

    by  • April 14, 2007 • Hexayurt • 0 Comments

    Woody Evans figured out how to build a perfectly proportioned hexayurt model from a single 4′x8′ sheet of board material. It’s a very very clever bit of work, and pictures and the diagram are below. If you change the cut pattern a little, you can get six walls 4/5ths of a square high. Here’s how: [...]

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    Joi Ito on Meditation

    by  • April 13, 2007 • Trivia and Media • 0 Comments

    No idea he practiced. I’ve had tangential contact with Joi over the years. Went out for breakfast with him in Aspen with my ex-wife at one point (before she was my wife, never mind my ex-wife.) Really a funny, smart chap. I started talking about my technology at one point and he assumed he’d been [...]

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    Year Zero

    by  • April 13, 2007 • Music • 0 Comments

    Trent Reznor has, it turns out, not only not lost it, but matured into a really profound voice. YZ is cheesy in places. It cannot be denied that there are a few place where he’s going for an effect that nobody can quite pull off except live. But songs repeat, and repeat, and repeat, and [...]

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    Etymotic ER-20 – Cheap Musician’s Ear Plugs – $12 a pair, good tech, recommended.

    by  • April 12, 2007 • Cool Tools • 0 Comments

    ER•20 High Fidelity Earplugs So, what we have here is ear plugs that have three soft rubber flanges and an engineered plastic stick. Somehow what this produces is a funny thing – ear plugs you can’t hear. Things are quieter, but sound just the same otherwise. Soon, you forget that they’re there. Apart from the [...]

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    The Five Pillars of the New Society

    by  • April 12, 2007 • Personal • 1 Comment

    1> Mahatma Gandhi showed that in some cases, poor people could resist political oppression by economic warfare and collected, calm non-cooperation. If he is understood as an economist, who understood that increasing self-sufficiency reduces the dependence on the State, and therefore, if the State is run by your oppressors, for your oppressors, you get a [...]

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    Public disclosure

    by  • April 11, 2007 • Science • 1 Comment

    Just to be sure this isn’t patentable. 1> Delicately manipulate a digital image to change it’s SHA1 hash and make bitwise comparison impossible. Options include taking a larger image and changing the subset of the image rendered down into a smaller image (i.e. moving the crop lines), adjusting brightness, contrast and other variables, like color [...]

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