Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Saturday, April 29, 2006

  A personal sat flies far above the land of the fee and the home of the knave

Something like the original PSA is finally making it aboard the ISS. It's pitched as a test of formation flying, rather than the more ambitious tron-like "Bit" role of a your softball sized space pal. There's tons of juvenile novels with a softball sized space pal in them: flatcats, tribbles... I guess "a test of formation flying" did a better job of getting past the ex-aviators in Congress. Regardless the microgravity manueverable probe looks like a damn useful device to have around the station. Maybe this will put a minor rest to the whole Man vs Machine debate that has been going on in space since some ambitious journalist invented it in the 60s. My answer to that has always been:

It's Man + Machine, Stupid. I'm going to create a new acronym - MPMS - and use it from now on from now - to refer to this topic. At least, I think it's a new acronym, googling for it right now would ruin my creative streak.

Now we can argue that maybe it should be "Machine + Man, Stupid", but in no way can we continue to argue that it should be "Man - Machine, Stupid" (MMMS) or the "Machine - Man, Stupid" - that would be double plus ungood.

Side note... have you noticed we're living in Brazil? AT&T and the NSA DO have something to hide.
 
Tuesday, April 25, 2006

  no posts for a while

the three times I have had any inspiration blogger was down.

I keep threatening to get on my own domain. I really should. But then I'd have to be the focus for all the anger when the site went down. Far easier to throw up my hands and curse blogger.
 
David Täht writes about politics, space, copyright, the internet, audio software, operating systems and surfing.


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Prior Rants - Wireless and Wifi in 2015 - not what I dreamed of Saving wifi! Fixing Bufferbloat! Fighting the vend... Virgin Media - Fixing the epidemic of bufferbloat ... 49... and trying to find my navel Wheels down on mars! Tracking the landing of Curiosity, from Seattle spotting NEOs from around venus's orbit Asteroids as lunar orbit resources SOPA is bad news Departing France for England, then 'home'.
Best of the blog:
Uncle Bill's Helicopter - A speech I gave to ITT Tech - Chicken soup for engineers
Beating the Brand - A pathological exploration of how branding makes it hard to think straight
Inside the Internet Mind - trying to map the weather within the global supercomputer that consists of humans and google
Sex In Politics - If politicians spent more time pounding the flesh rather than pressing it, it would be a better world
Getting resources from space - An alternative to blowing money on mars using NEAs.
On the Columbia - Why I care about space
Authors I like:
Doc Searls
Where's Cherie?
UrbanAgora
Jerry Pournelle
The Cubic Dog
Evan Hunt
The Bay Area is talking
Brizzled
Zimnoiac Emanations
Eric Raymond
Unlocking The Air
Bob Mage
BroadBand & Me
SpaceCraft
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