Bob & Boggs taught the LAN to play
It's been going in and out of style
But still guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Bob & Boggs Lonely Packet Ethernet
With All Apologies
Ethernet celebrates 40 years
Invented by Bob Metcalfe, the Ethernet laid the foundation for the modern-day Internet and global connectivity. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
Tesla Repays Department of Energy Loan Nine Years Early | Press Releases | Tesla Motors
May 22, 2013 PALO ALTO, Calif.– Tesla Motors announced that it has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the Department of Energy in 2010. In addition to payments made in 2012 and Q1 2013, today’s wire of almost half a billion dollars ($451.8M) repays the full loan facility with interest.
In short, it is only a humanity which is capable of awe, which will also be capable of controlling the new potentials which we are opening for ourselves. We can be humble and live a good life with the aid of the machines, or we can be arrogant and die.
M.I.T. Scholar’s 1949 Essay on Machine Age Is Found
“The Machine Age,” an essay written for The New York Times by Norbert Wiener, a visionary mathematician, languished for six decades in the M.I.T. archives, and now excerpts are being published.
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food
Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the ”replicator” popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer. But Contractor, a mechanical engineer…
The article points out that, longer term, this could be a competitive issue for American business.
Telecom’s Big Players Hold Back the Future – NYTimes.com
A law school professor is on a permanent campaign to argue that the telecom and cable industry has been overtaken by monopolists who resist innovation and overcharge consumers.
As always, these opinions are my own, and not that of any employer past, present or future, unless by chance we agree.
A Ruling Could Support F.C.C.’s Net Neutrality Defense
Supreme Court justices said that courts should defer to regulatory agencies in weighing how they carry out their mandates.
The short runway means a close approach and an extreme photo op.
Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin
Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic white sand and turquoise water of a Caribbean…
Yahoo to hold press event Monday as Tumblr buyout rumors swirl (update)
CNBC is reporting that Yahoo will hold a “product-related” news event this Monday in New York City. None other than CEO Marissa Mayer will be speaking at the event. Exactly what Yahoo plans to…