This is probably only of interest to me, but I’m posting it as a reminder to myself. A Swiss company called ID Quantique is offering a chip-sized source of true randomness based on an optical quantum process. They’ve partnered with the University of Geneva to create a random number generator Web site anyone can use.
Not sure why I’m posting a link to the Glarkware site, only that it seems really fun and alternative and snarky and they have tee-shirts that say things like the above and “Seventies Sci-Fi Was All About Hexagons” and stuff. Plus we haven’t had a “shopping” entry in a while, have we? BTW, I found [...]
Mohammed Bah Abba, an engineer and consultant for the UN, has developed a very interesting refrigerator for people without electricity. His invention, the pot-in-pot, is simple to the point of being revolutionary. I’d love to put one of these together just to see what kind of temperature gradient it can produce in hot weather. It [...]
Since many folks seem surprised when I tell them about the Bush adminstration’s latest problems with Medicare, jobs, WMD, mercury, and a host of other issues, I figured a link to the House Committee on Government Reform Minority Office was in order. That’s a mouthful, but basically it’s an inside-the-beltway watchdog group investigating, among other [...]
Posted by Chris in Politics on March 19th, 2004 | Comments Off