• Archive for May, 2008

    Smari on voting

    by  • May 27, 2008 • The Global Picture • 1 Comment

    A new type of voting system Now, lets talk about voting systems. When voting, a voter is presented with two functions: vote for one of the options, or don’t vote. I suggest we add a third: forward your vote to a third party. This is the essence of “representative democracy”, but I’m talking about expanding [...]

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    Global Swadeshi Dialogs

    by  • May 26, 2008 • Hexayurt, The Global Picture, Trivia and Media • 0 Comments

    Click here for the main interview discussion: http://www.globalswadeshi.net/forum/topic/show?id=2097821%3ATopic%3A501 Here are the supporting links: 1. Global Village Construction Set (and weblog): http://openfarmtech.org/weblog/?p=198 2. Open Source Technology pattern language: http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=Pattern_Language 3. Development page: http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=CEB_Press and overview: http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=Overview 4. Year 1 of our Life at Factor e Farm http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=First_Year_at_Factor_e_Farm 5. Economic model: http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/steve_bosserman/2008/02/09/giving_it_away_making_money.htm

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    China and intellectual property

    by  • May 26, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    I live in China right now, and the concept of intellectual property is relatively new here. It’s a more natural part of Chinese culture to take ideas from each other. Instead of innovating into uncharted territory, Chinese innovate in place, creating immense depth within a single discipline, for instance martial arts, tea drinking, and calligraphy. [...]

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    How to make hydrogen airships safe.

    by  • May 25, 2008 • Science • 0 Comments

    1> Suspend the gondola / cargo etc. 200 m below the lift balloons to keep them away from explosions. 2> Carry a cargo-sized parachute, perhaps with powered deployment assistance, on the gondola. That way, if it goes bang, you don’t get fried, and you get to coast to the ground. Helps if you fly high.

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    Light grafitti

    by  • May 25, 2008 • Trivia and Media • 0 Comments

    http://www.digitalpicturezone.com/digital-pictures/25-amazing-light-graffiti-pictures/ Basically, long exposure time, bright light, draw in the air, make a picture that looks magic. Gorgeous results. I wonder if they’re different on film.

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