Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Telegraph | Business | PC World announces the end of the floppy disk

Telegraph | Business | PC World announces the end of the floppy disk

Read this article from the Daily Telegraph. One of Europe's largest PC stores is liquidating its stock of floppies. As the article notes, even a HD disk is not big enough to hold a song or a high resolution photograph. Doom! Does anyone have a 5 1/4" drive available? I need to save some of my File Scavenger very old data. Please email me.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Time Travel by Ronald L. Mallett

Time Travel by Ronald L. Mallett

Serious actual research into Time Travel. This physicist lost his father at 12 years old and began a life long search to enable him to go back in time and warn him about taking care of himself to avoid a heart attack. The irony is that it seems that if time travel is invented, one could not return to a time before it's invention!

See these previous posts:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What's done is done… or is it? - fundamentals - 28 September 2006 - New Scientist


New Scientist sets out to discover if the future can change the past - welcome to "retrocausality"

"Ever wish you could reach back in time and change the past? Maybe you'd like to take back an unfortunate voicemail message, or rephrase what you just said to your boss. Or perhaps you've even dreamed of tweaking the outcome of yesterday's lottery to make yourself the winner."

Read this for the description of a fascinating experiment.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Researchers Say Prehistoric Extinctions in Australia Were Mans Work, Not Natures - The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog

Researchers Say Prehistoric Extinctions in Australia Were Mans Work, Not Natures - The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog

A Dingo Ate My Baby!

He's back! Read above link to see how time really works! Also, see the Outsider's song, "Time won't Let Me Be"

Movie Review: Children of Men
The above review is from the Hollywood Reporter. I do not totally agree. I am a fan of the author of the original book, P.D. James. I really liked the book. I now see why all of the ads for the movie did not tout the author. She probably did not want them to. As a movie, it was pretty good, but not at all what I remember the book to be. I was disappointed.

Now, going to SF books (note: P.D. James is a high class mystery writer and not a SF writer), be sure and read books by the Australian author Greg Egan. He is a computer programmer and holds a math degree from the University of Western Australia.

So far, I have read Teranesia , a very good book based on genetics. I tried reading Schild's Ladder, but it was too highly mathematical for my meager mind. I am now reading Diaspora, a book about computer evolution, consciousness and intelligence. Be sure and see Egan's web page at http://gregegan.customer.netspace.net.au/

Hypography Science Forums - TIME EXPLAINED (v2.1)

Hypography Science Forums - TIME EXPLAINED (v2.1)
"A Dingo Ate my Baby!"
http://gregegan.customer.netspace.net.au/TERANESIA/TERANESIA.html

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