Another Nail in the Coffin of UNIX?

If you have an audio copy of “Taps” play it now…. SGI – Services & Support: End of General Availability for MIPS® IRIX® Products: SGI launched the MIPS IRIX family of products in 1988. Since then, this technology has powered servers, workstations, and visualization systems used extensively in Manufacturing, Media, Science, Government/Defense, and Energy. After… Continue reading Another Nail in the Coffin of UNIX?

Dinosaurs vs. Fraggles

Amazon.com: Dinosaurs – The Complete First and Second Seasons Created before the days of computer animation, Dinosaurs is an early 1990s television comedy series featuring impressive anthropomorphic, animatronic creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The story lines challenge some of society’s most basic assumptions and explore some of the most universally troublesome aspects of… Continue reading Dinosaurs vs. Fraggles

Circle of Friends

Americans’ circle of friends is shrinking, new study shows | Science Blog: Americans’ circle of close confidants has shrunk dramatically in the past two decades and the number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has more than doubled, according to a new study by sociologists at Duke… Continue reading Circle of Friends

Physics for Eight Year Olds

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Hawking to write children’s book: Physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter are to write a science book for children which will be “a bit like Harry Potter”, but without the magic. Too bad I don’t have any children to which to read such a book. My favorite college volunteer experience… Continue reading Physics for Eight Year Olds

Fear != Lies

Guys… A guy like me in with security people giving me ugly looks isn’t scared because I am a terrorist or a criminal. I am terrified because I know I was singled out because of my skin color. I know no matter what I say that the people who singled me out can’t tell the… Continue reading Fear != Lies

Mommy, Can I Have One?

This will make paintball fun again. 😀 Guardian Unlimited | Science | Now you see it, now you don’t: cloaking device is not just sci-fi It’s been the curse of the USS Enterprise and the Klingons’ favoured weapon. But back on Earth, mathematicians claim to have worked out how to make a cloaking device to… Continue reading Mommy, Can I Have One?

PROJECT: Mess Up My Cube

A number of people have remarked that my cube is too clean. So… Here is a list of things people can get me to help messy up my cube: The Red Swingline Stapler The Cubes – Cubicle Playsets Albert Einstein Action Figure Giant Plush MicrobesE. Coli, Pox/Syphillis, Mad Cow, Bookworm, Ebola, Ulcer, Beer Yeast Monty… Continue reading PROJECT: Mess Up My Cube

Creating Gravity

Brian Greene mentioned this might be only a few years away in Fabric of the Cosmos. Assuming others validate this is true, this is a great step forward for String Theory. Researchers create gravity in lab experiment | Science Blog Scientists funded by the European Space Agency have measured the gravitational equivalent of a magnetic… Continue reading Creating Gravity

Frying Astronauts One Chromosone At a Time

A few conspiracy theorists who claim we never actually went to the Moon mention the inability of the space suits and craft of the time to hold out the cosmic radiation. Do they have enough time to gauge whether a human could survive a trip to Mars and back? Considering Mars no longer has a… Continue reading Frying Astronauts One Chromosone At a Time

A Blogosphere Ecology

This is an article a former coworker, Bernie Gunder, helped me write for Focus On, a guest topic section of Portico, a Valdosta State University paper. A Blogosphere Ecology My name is Ezra Freelove, ‘99, and I’m a 29-year-old self-professed computer geek and technology professional who spends more hours in front of a computer than… Continue reading A Blogosphere Ecology