• Archive for February, 2008

    Prefab housing rich in the history of the Congo

    by  • February 29, 2008 • Hexayurt • 0 Comments

    “The Maison is plug-and-play: there was never any plumbing, and it is wired for electricity. It ships in six containers. Christie’s is compiling a short list of potential bidders with substantial properties in Mustique, Antigua, the Hamptons — name your playground — who might like a 59-foot-by-32-foot–by-16-foot-tall folly/outdoor sculpture/guesthouse/vintage metal toy to park on the [...]

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    Works for me! (from the black swan guy)

    by  • February 27, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    Random tinkering is the path to success. And fortunately, we are increasingly learning to practice it without knowing it–thanks to overconfident entrepreneurs, naive investors, greedy investment bankers, confused scientists and aggressive venture capitalists brought together by the free-market system. We need more tinkering: Uninhibited, aggressive, proud tinkering. We need to make our own luck. We [...]

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    Vacuum-insulated windows patent

    by  • February 25, 2008 • Hexayurt • 0 Comments

    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5005557-description.html Notably it’s about the how, and references older work on the basic concept. Odds-are that means the diode, if it’s covered at all, is under the Australian patents for the Solar Kettle design.

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