All former content on this site has been moved here and all futre posts on these topics will be posted on Tumblr here. I just needed to consolidate and simplify some things.
How to get started with the Raspberry Pi -
I’m so excited about the Raspberry Pi. This will be one of my 2013 projects. That and a 3D printer.
Death of a cyborg - via Boing Boing
cxthecloud asked: Do you use any type of cloud storage? If so, what kind, and why?
I actually just 3D print all of my files and store them in a doomsday bunker below my house.
There’s a few things I love about this.
#1 MIND CONTROL!!! (duh)
#2 The mobile device continues to be a platform for disruption.
#3 Did I mention mind control yet?
The system uses a NeuroSky MindWave Mobile EEG headset to record brainwave data, which is then sent to software on either a tablet/smartphone or on a specially designed pyramid-shaped base. The software converts the brainwave data to flight commands which control the flight of the spherical helicopter, Orbit.
In the tablet/smartphone version the command signals are issued via an infrared dongle connected to the audio port while the pyramid version features high-powered infrared emitters, which, with additional software, can be used to operate other toys and devices such as television screens.
(via Brain-controlled helicopter comes to Kickstarter (Wired UK))
Predicting the Future Is Easier Than It Looks -
If you have the right data that is…
Forecasting models need reliable measures of “things that are usefully predictive,” Ulfelder notes. Well, sure. Does this mean that reliability is at issue? Or that we are using data that are not “usefully” predictive? This is a curious claim, especially in light of the controversial nature of polls.
My recommendation is to go read The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.
Work as a Service - Is There a People Cloud? -
Yes. Yes there is and I’ve written about it a lot over the last few years. It’s one of my big 5 year trends.
US refuses to give up the internet to the UN -
Big surprise, countries like Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Sudan, don’t think the US should control the Internet. And big surprise, we don’t think we should give it up to them.
What gets me is they think that just because we built it and have enabled it to grow into what it is, over the last 24 years, that doesn’t give us the right to continue to manage it.
Welcome to the present-future. Open and free beats closed and oppressive. I think this will get worse before it gets better.
Arcfinity: NEXT FROM ARC: Forever alone drone -
Simon Ings writes:
Before we knuckle down and write some proper promo copy for our next Arc, Forever alone drone, I thought it might be fun to give you the back-room story about how this edition came about.
Due out next week, Forever alone drone emerged out of a couple of…
This is out now. Go get it.