January 14th, 2004

belize

Misc

I accidentally cut off a wanna-be-punk whiteboy in his rice rocket today, complete with huge noisey muffler and half the car devoid of paint. He even removed all the emblems from his car that said it was actually shitty, and replaced them with stickers saying it was a nice car. Now, normally I feel really bad cutting somebody off, but this shit just cracked me up so I was just laughing when he pulled up to my car and started swearing at me through his window (so I couldn't hear anything). I don't think laughing made him any more pleased.

Went to Beaverton Subshop on Broadway. It's my new favorite place. It deserves its own post sometime.

Why isn't http://www.moneyfactory.com/ actually http://www.mint.gov/ ?

The US government has the whole .gov TLD. And why are they dumbing the name down? What's next.... http://www.bombfactory.com/ ? http://www.fastplanes.com/ ? http://www.supersecretspies.com/ ?
belize

Jack me in!

Transforming Thoughts Into Deeds
http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,61889,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5
Cyberkinetics already has trained monkeys to move a cursor using only thought, and has asked the Food and Drug Administration for permission to test the device on humans.
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"It looks a lot like the Matrix," Surgenor said, referring to the sockets in the backs of the movie characters' heads that allowed them to log into the Matrix grid.
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Through the 100 prongs, researchers can "listen" to 50 to 150 neurons at once, which gives them a robust reading from a neural network in the brain. Signals from the neuron travel from the plug through a fiber-optic cable to a device about the size of a VHS tape that digitizes the neuronal signals. Another cable from the digitizer runs to a computer system that translates the signal. Surgenor said the whole system eventually will be wireless.
Wireless? Yes, I want my thoughts transmitted over the air!

Walk by McDonalds: "You're feeling hungry! You want a McChicken Deluxe!"