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Leo Laporte
Talking about FriendFeed on net@night!
Hi Leo - Scott H
Cool! Hi Leo. - Eric Geller
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Great Show Leo and Amber! - Jim Mahon
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Great Show! - BrandonArrindell
woot :P - ralphsaunders
Live Leo. - Walinmichi
niceeeee - Chris Lawrence
Hello fellow Net@Nite viewers! - Viran
I know I'm listening - D Lets
Hello Leo - Keith Higdon
watching TWiT Live/Net@Night Live as I type - Bryce Campbell
Keep rocking it Leo - Geoff Farinha
well still have top scroll back and search through the polder posts to find a particukar post from someone - Greg
Hi Leo Amber, nice show - TJ Polczyn
Hello there. - Eric Florenzano
Fun!!! Thanks Leo!!! - Ann Francis
any suggestions how to find twit on the ustream iphone app.....have searched for everything I can think of - Christopher Taylor
Neato. - asdf
Looking forward to the episode. It is fantastic hearing Paul and the other FriendFeeders talking about FriendFeed. Introduces a new perspective on the product to me which I enjoy. - Paul Jacobson
Sean McBride
New cosmic map reveals colossal structures [feedly] -
"Enormous cosmic voids and giant concentrations of matter have been observed in a new galaxy survey, one of the biggest completed so far. One of the voids is so large that it is difficult to explain where it came from. Called the Six Degree Field Galaxy Survey (6dFGS), the project scanned 41% of the sky, measuring positions and distances for 110,000 galaxies within 2 billion light years of Earth." - Sean McBride
First thought that comes to mind: how good are the galaxy surveys of more technologically advanced civilizations in the universe? What do their maps look like? - Sean McBride
Three cool new terms learned today: 1. 6dFGS (Six Degree Field Galaxy Survey) 2. SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) 3. Shapley supercluster - Sean McBride
I suspect their maps record the fact that you just posted a FF entry wondering what their maps look like. - Todd Hoff
LOL @Todd - Roberto Bonini
Ha -- not unlikely. - Sean McBride
With a sufficiently advanced meshed sensor network it's very possible and is something intelligent to do. - Todd Hoff
I'll wager that these civilizations are wrestling with the same fundamental and universal questions as we are -- especially issues of mortality and uncertainty. The more you know, the less you know. - Sean McBride
Imagine civilizations around the universe with a 100-year head start over the human race on planet Earth. A 1,000-year head start. 10,000 years. 100,000 years. Imagine us in the years 2109, 3009, 12009 and 102009. What would their technologies look like? Compare our technologies in 2009 with those in 1909 or 1009. What kind of map of the universe might a civilization possess which was one million years in advance of ours? - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Lifehacker - Top 10 Tiny & Awesome Windows Utilities - Windows -
Add SlickRun to the list: -- one of my very favorites. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
the biggest timeline database in the world
albums, articles, awards, births, books, CDs, conferences, deaths, dissertations, DVDs, ebooks, events, house sales, inventions, job titles, meetings, memberships, movies, music videos, paintings, papers, patents, poems, plays, rankings, reviews, songs, statistics, stock prices, TV shows, videos, world records, etc. - Sean McBride
Cee Bee
MSI WindTop AE1900 All-in-one PC -
MSI WindTop AE1900 All-in-one PC
"MSI is introducing its new WindTop AE1900 all-in-one PC. It is powered by Intel’s Atom 230 CPU running at 1.6Ghz, Intel 945GC chipset and features 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 4x USB 2.0, 4-1 memory card reader, and DVD (slot) drive. The unique part of the computer is that it only consumes 45Watts of power during full operation. It is quite a silent PC, its noise levels will never exceed 26dB, good one for library use." - Cee Bee from Bookmarklet
Up there with the funniest cat videos i've ever seen... -
Up there with the funniest cat videos i've ever seen...
Twelve amazing shipping container houses -
Twelve amazing shipping container houses
Twelve amazing shipping container houses
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"Invented more than five decades ago, the modern shipping container is the linchpin in our global distribution network of products. In the containers go toys from China, textiles from India, grain from America, and cars from Germany. In go electronics, chocolate, and cheese. While a number of resourceful people have converted shipping containers into make-shift shelters at the margin of society for years, architects and green designers are also increasingly turning to the strong, cheap boxes as source building blocks." - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Shipping containers can be readily modified with a range of creature comforts and can be connected and stacked to create modular, efficient spaces for a fraction of the cost, labor, and resources of more conventional materials. Discover some of the exciting possibilities of shipping container architecture, from disaster relief shelters to luxury condos, vacation homes, and off-the-grid adventurers. See what makes them green as well as cutting edge. - Derrick
Not bad at all - M F
The style looks a lot like the Pod construction started in Japan based on the Modular construction seen here: The idea is that businessmen live in these during the week. Each of the boxes are a single residence or office. - Bluesun 2600
Ohhh... Sending this to my boyfriend who is an architect. He'll LOVE THESE! Thanks - Grant Gochnauer
Cee Bee
World's First Color E-Book Reader Goes on Sale -
World's First Color E-Book Reader Goes on Sale
"Fujitsu’s Flepia, the color e-book last seen in testing at an upscale Tokyo restaurant, is now available to buy. Don’t get too excited though — even if you’re in Japan, where the Flepia is on sale, it will cost you a whopping ¥99,750, or just over $1000. You get a lot for your money, though. The reader has a an 8" screen which displays 260,000 colors, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (b and g), a mini USB port and, most important of all, a touch screen (although it comes with a stylus so we expect that it is a resistive touch screen, not capacitive like the iPhone.) This is completed by a soft, on-screen keyboard (just like the Kindle should have) and a battery life of 40 hours (continuos use — Fujitsu says 2400 page turns). Books are stored on an SD card and can be bought from the online bookstore Papyless." - Cee Bee from Bookmarklet
Curiously, the Flepia seems to be a kind of tablet/e-book hybrid. Along with the book reading software, the device comes loaded with Windows CE 5, meaning support for e-mail, spreadsheets, web browsing and the like. If you view this as a low powered, long life computer instead of a color e-book reader, it starts to look less expensive. The Flepia will start shipping on April 20th. It looks like the age of the e-book is finally upon us, the dream of every science fiction writer ever. - Cee Bee
This is more like it. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
The dream of every avid reader, and photography book author. Maybe I can premiere my mastering snapshot zen book, "Real Views", on it. I need a color pallet. - Douglas Hopkins
here's another view: - Cee Bee
finally, you can read Watchmen digitally :p - Josh Haley
Sean McBride
Earworm of the day: 13th Floor Elevators: Slip Inside This House. I can't believe I hadn't encountered this track before now.
I was photographing Quicksilver Messenger Service & Janis Joplin around this time, but never heard of them. Did they ever make it out to California? - Douglas Hopkins
13th Floor Elevators toured with Quicksilver Messenger Service for a time. They are one of those ultimate insider bands -- the ones that more famous bands pay honor and respect to. (They played at the Fillmore during the height of the psychedelic movement.) - Sean McBride
I was in the Fillmore, chatting with Grace Slick as a matter of fact, so I was definitely inside. My first published photo was in the first year of Rolling Stone. But by definition of said Fillmore environment, I was not aware of any bands playing. That is, some inhaled in those days and some were subjected to secondary smoke. The latter was my extended situation, as I generally needed to operate my camera. - Douglas Hopkins
The all time great of that epoch was Nicky Hopkins with Quicksilver. Rest in Peace, Nicky. - Douglas Hopkins
Douglas -- I envy you -- what an amazing experience it must have been to be at ground zero of a major musical/cultural revolution in American history. And you were there to help document the event. - Sean McBride
Never looked at it that way, thanks. I'm still not sure the high-points, albeit incredible, were worth the hassles gone through to be there. But it made for many stories. Tomorrow is my daughter's fifth birthday, that is worth all the electric eclectic past put together...but soon I'll start telling her the stories. - Douglas Hopkins
Pandora just pulled up on the iPhone my vote for the best rock & roll/blues song ever done: "Watching the River Flow", Bob Dylan. Anyone else heard it, let alone agree? Leon Russell on keyboard, by the way, and it sounds like he influenced it. Bob needs another strong influence to get himself strongly back on a track. I'd volunteer, but my one rock production only got to 30 or so on the charts. And even that low hit blew the band apart. - Douglas Hopkins
This is becoming the Douglas Hopkins 60's blog. Most of my photos from then were destroyed in a big Cambridge house fire. Hoping for there's enough for a book -- never looked back -- after I finish the current tome, "Real Views". - Douglas Hopkins
Ouch! about the lost photos. That must still hurt, and I imagine you must back up all your photos to multiple websites now. Yes, "Watching the River Flow" -- great Dylan song. Which production made it high on the charts? (No need to reply to that, for whatever reason.) - Sean McBride
Kol Tregaskes
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koltregaskes posted a new favorite picture: - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Plate Tectonics Started Over 4 Billion Years Ago, Geochemists Report -
Plate Tectonics Started Over 4 Billion Years Ago, Geochemists Report
"A new picture of the early Earth is emerging, including the surprising finding that plate tectonics may have started more than 4 billion years ago — much earlier than scientists had believed, according to new research by UCLA geochemists reported Nov. 27 in the journal Nature." - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
so...god didnt create the world in 7 days?? 6,000 tears ago! wow..whodathunkit! - Rob Sellen :o)
Riddle me this, Rob: if God did create the whole universe, couldn't God have created it in such a state so as to appear it was 4 billion years old? To put it another way, your condescension doesn't diminish my faith. - Craig Eddy
Condescension?? Not knocking your beliefs at all.. jusy saying, BUT in away you proove the point that even if its PROOVED beyond doubt the earth is older than what the bible says.. the "believers" will still not accept that. - Rob Sellen :o)
Plate Tectonics was one of my fave topics in college.\, as part of my Oceanography class. Had the best teacher and was in Hawaii so the setting was ideal - Josh Haley
The great thing about faith is that proof is irrelevant. I just find it curious that you feel the need to mix in the religion reference, particularly when it had nothing to do with the article (hence, condescension; and to add my own: the word is spelled p-r-o-v-e :} ) - Craig Eddy
Oh, and I do believe in God (this universe is contained within SOMETHING after all), but not the literal creation story as we have interpreted it. However, I do believe that since God is God, God would have set things in motion in a certain state which we are left to interpret/discover. - Craig Eddy
sorry for that spelling mistake! :o) proof is not irrelevant.... how can you believe a book that has no proof it is true? I made that comment because it's relevant... ;o) - Rob Sellen :o)
Rob...proof is irrelevant to other words, I don't need "faith" for something that's been proven because, well, it's been proven; no faith required. - Craig Eddy
Not knocoking your belief, I don't believe it to be that way... but YES I do believe there is a higher force at work here, but.... not what the bible says it to be... its a story.... - Rob Sellen :o)
I can see your point here...but what about those things that haven't been proven? - Rob Sellen :o)
Mr. Sellen I thought I might share this with you: "There was some one thing that was too great for God to show us when He walked upon our Earth; and I have sometimes fancied it was His mirth." - G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy. You might want to read it sometime. He asks hard questions of us and his faith and logic are flawless in the wake of our much needed course-correcting curiosity. A good read. - Melanie Reed
this kind of research and the ensuing discussion is completely senseless...mentions about plate tectonics have been seen by ancient Greeks and in the Koran, the holy book of Muslims. Scientists try to put an exact date on the start of tectonics but that is off the point and a waste of resources, if you ask me. Till recently it was taken for granted that carbon dating is absolute and invariable, but very recently they discovered that carbon dating is also subject to imprecisions on long time scales. - Hayk
Louis Gray
Facebook To Lift 5,000 Friends Limit -
Too late - I'm already gone. - James Hull
I can't imagine that letting people have more than 5000 friends will make Facebook *better*. Seems to me that an over-saturated connection tree makes for the noise that's the problem in the first place. What does it mean to have a friend in common when you have a friend in common with everyone? (I'm looking at you, Asif Anwar) - Kevin Fox
The Facebook friend pollution is a bad one, indeed. It's only useful for my family to play Scrabulous games, or connect with people from high school, church etc. I don't ever want to be at 5,000+. It's already ugly. - Louis Gray
Am I the only person who just doesn't get Facebook? I just can't get into it. I guess I was turned off by the people who have been harassing me to join their facebook. If I don't want to interact with you in real life, why would I want to do it online? - Gabriel Nijmeh
Suppose it's good if you are a band, celebrity but then you have the fan pages for that! - Joe Dawson
This seems great for the scammers and Scobles of the world, that's about it. - Shawn Farner from twhirl
Spammers, the light is green. :( - EricaJoy
Unlike Twitter, 5000 friends on Facebook is actually kinda cool. The newsfeed becomes this neat stream of marriages, breakups, parties, and random comments. It's much less random that you might think. - Leo Laporte
With only 44 Facebook friends, I have a LONG way to go! - Morton Fox
Jason Calacanis
Question of the day: Can you copyright your Twitter stream? Can anyone republish anyone's twitter stream? Thoughts?
IANAL, but I think that legally your Twitter stream is copyright to you, and nobody can republish it without your consent. Twitter certainly doesn't own your stream, according to its TOS. In practice, I think anyone should be allowed to republish anyone's Twitter stream, as long as it's clearly attributed. - Brent Newhall
Why twitter is so important - it's like any other illegal ways of re-publishing?! Or smthng more? - Erhan Erdoğan
And if it is important, Friendfeed team must be in prison first :D - Erhan Erdoğan
You wrote it, you own it, assuming you don't sign those rights to twitter as part of the ToS (which I don't think you do). - James Spinks
James: Nope, the Twitter TOS is clear: "We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Twitter service." - Brent Newhall
Copyright belongs to the person who produced the content. You should look into copyright law. - Robert Scoble
I believe it is copyrighted to you default. Unless you say otherwise. - Chris Nixon
no one single person could hope to police the Internet for their own content, in or out of context. The copyright would not matter, the words will move too fast onto other sites, which would cause a logistical nightmare, huge costs, and little recovery. I know this sounds like the MPAA/RIAA copyright terrorism, but if we end up there with twitter, what a waste of time, resources, and people to hunt down 140 words or less. - Dan owns
Dan makes good points. I also would think the content in your twitter stream would fall under the DMCA like most content on the web - Adam Gershenbaum from Alert Thingy
Jason Calacanis
Game over, up 1260.
Leo Laporte
Sitting here while Pat and Colleen play with lights and our grid (which is working swell). Watching old Screen Savers clips for inspiration.
I used to watch your show on TechTV but unfortunately in Singapore, they don't have TechTV show anymore on cable! :-) - Vic Ted
I became a Leo fan after I discovered he was the "brains" behind Dev Null on TheSite back in the MSNBC early days. - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
Jason Calacanis
oh frack!i'm getting Tesla 2drive for two days next weekend!!! first blogger to get a loaner... Friday/Sat will be live blogging the tesla!!
Cool, let us live vicariously thru you :-) - Anthony Farrior from twhirl
I'm excited for you. Looking forward to reading the live blog. - Chris Stewart
You dog! - Paul Salzman
How the... - The Fat Oracle from twhirl
omk Jason - so you're a BSD - move one...puhlease - Dennis Howlett from Alert Thingy
Envious in California about the Tesla. I was checking one out at the Los Angeles Auto Show a few months ago. Love how the electric outlet is in the traditional gas cap location. They were sold out for 2008 though. Bummer! - Mitchell Tsai
both hands on the qik, no n95 - mj
Pretty nice, I saw the Tesla segment on NOVA recently. - tony
So I fly over to L.A. to take a ride? Or you drive, I blog for you:-) - Francine Hardaway
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