4/30/2004 11:15:14 PM|||sauceruney|||I'll have something to say about this when I wake up, but it'll have to wait till I'm home from this trip.

Another ingenious music mix from Patrick "Transfatty" O'Brien. Collect them all!

While you're at his site, be sure to check out the "lamb cake" video he worked on for SpikeTV. Fu*king hilarious.|||108332217673112026|||splice deux
4/28/2004 06:31:50 PM|||sauceruney|||If we have to send humans into space, NASA wants to turn them into robots. One small step for a man, one giant leap into the dark-ages for the United States.|||108319151014713680|||NASA = Not Any Sex for Astronauts4/26/2004 02:59:16 AM|||sauceruney|||

This tiny preview does the original no justice at all due to the absence of fine detail (right-click to download).

Someone may be able to use this as a background for something. Please let me know if you use it. I'd like to see what you come up with. I had become incensed at the abuse of filters being passed off as "Martian Cities" under the surface of Cydonia and decided to do some filter abuse of my own on the region.|||108296275637509349|||Nanopolis (2.5 Meg .GIF file)
4/26/2004 12:17:30 AM|||sauceruney|||

I have a couple of illustrations in my friend Mac's book which is coming out shortly, and I thought I'd help him out by posting an Amazon link here off my page. Mac gets a percentage of every book bought through the link.|||108295305017264582|||After the Martian Apocalypse
4/25/2004 08:22:06 PM|||sauceruney|||Gina "Nanogirl" Miller has some really nice 3D renderings and .avi movies related to how nanotechnology may affect our future. She also works on the Nanotechnology Industries site and has written quite a few interesting essays on related subjects.

via | Howard Lovy's NanoBot|||108293892670104899|||N A N O G I R L
4/25/2004 01:32:19 PM|||sauceruney|||Nice hand-drawn site by Presstube (another nice Flash site) promoting a new album by Buck 65 (which is also a nice Flash site).

I hear a W.S. Burroughs sample in #2.|||108291433952905340|||B U C K 6 5 - - "S Q U A R E"
4/25/2004 11:22:10 AM|||sauceruney|||Those of us who are watching the religious coup here in the United States should check out this chronicle of a theocracy falling apart in Saudi Arabia.|||108290653091522126|||The Religious Policeman Cometh4/24/2004 01:41:42 AM|||sauceruney|||and The Passion of the SPLIFF

Transfatty posts two more MP3 music mixes for your aural pleasure.|||108278530272616543|||The Passion of the SPLICE
4/24/2004 01:01:43 AM|||sauceruney|||The Saline Project (linked above) has just posted the video of 'Televators' they've made for The Mars Volta. True to form with the band, the video is beautiful, but makes no immediate sense at all.|||108278290358609749|||The Mars Volta: Televators4/23/2004 01:13:16 AM|||sauceruney|||via | Newstoday|||108269719602780781|||Mustard Gas Party4/20/2004 10:52:54 PM|||sauceruney|||
The Rasterbator is a web service which creates huge rasterized pictures out of relatively small image files. The pictures can be assembled into extremely cool looking posters up to 5 meters in size!

If only ink cartridges weren't so damned expensive...|||108251597420585606|||r a s t e r b a t o r
4/13/2004 11:01:00 PM|||sauceruney|||

FDA Approves Human Brain Implant Devices

Cyberkinetics founder Dr. John Donoghue, a Brown University neuroscientist, attracted attention with research on monkeys that was published in 2002 in the journal Nature.

Three rhesus monkeys were given implants, which were first used to record signals from their motor cortex - an area of the brain that controls movement - as they manipulated a joystick with their hands. Those signals were then used to develop a program that enabled one of the monkeys to continue moving a computer cursor with its brain.

The idea is not to stimulate the mind but rather to map neural activity so as to discern when the brain is signaling a desire to make a particular physical movement.

"We're going to say to a paralyzed patient, 'imagine moving your hand six inches to the right,'" Surgenor said.

Then, he said, researchers will try to identify the brain activity associated with that desire. Someday, that capacity could feed into related devices, such as a robotic arm, that help patients act on that desire.

It's misleading to say such technologies "read minds," said Dr. Jonathan Wolpaw, of the New York State Department of Health, who is conducting similar research. Instead, they train minds to recognize a new pattern of cause and effect, and adapt.

"What happens is you provide the brain with the opportunity to develop a new skill," he said.

I suppose these implants will be out of the question for non-handicapped recipients. When I first read about this I imagined having a series of implants following the model of chorded keyboards, which would allow someone to enter text into a computer by thought alone.
|||108191166050922402||| How long to the point of "know" returns?
4/13/2004 02:38:20 AM|||sauceruney|||found via Chapel Perilous via evillinn's Journal via Eliza's Journal~
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Translate and refine the initial abstract diagrams into designed environments in such a way that the essence and clarity of the original diagram is retained in the designed environment.

From "Design Drawing Experiences" by William Kirby Lockard (1979 edition) |||108183830046431685|||"twenty-three" to do
4/12/2004 01:58:03 AM|||sauceruney|||

I was checking out LVX23 and saw he posted a link to R.Crumb's comic rendition of The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick. During a short period of boredom almost 2 years ago, I had started to color in the panels (picture above). |||108174948384532245|||R. Crumb: Defiled by Sauceruney
4/12/2004 01:20:06 AM|||sauceruney|||

I want one of these for in my back yard.

via | v-2 Organisation

While I'm on the subject of retro-futurism, I want to invite all of you who haven't already, to kick off the 'retro' and pay Future Hi a visit.|||108174720686674270|||Futuro. Tomorrow's House from Yesterday.
4/10/2004 02:45:54 AM|||sauceruney|||

This image (above) at Mac Tonnies' Posthuman Blues looked familiar, and I remembered exactly where I saw it. This had nothing to do with either E.S.P. or L.S.T., but I did want to link the article after checking to see if I was right.|||108157955422999906|||A Link Between E.S.P. and L.S.T.?
4/10/2004 02:13:11 AM|||sauceruney|||The link above is to a small gallery of pictures taken of work I was doing at TMSI prior to being assigned as their laser technician. These were controls for truckloaders and conveyor systems that have been installed in newspapers across the country. I also wired and tested quite a few of their Compass® newspaper stackers before plant operations were closed in Ohio and moved to Georgia. I'm one of three people left still working for them here in their Cleveland area Field Service office.

I used to work on much larger machines and panels while at Guild International. Overall, I've been doing this for almost 20 years. I've seen good times and bad times in the manufacturing industry, but this is the worst it's ever been here. A new job doing this type of work will pay less than I started out at in 1985, and that's what they're paying for skilled workers with experience. Those jobs are few and far between unless you're one of the few that Allen-Bradley/Rockwell has been running through the temp mills. They bring in people to work cheap through temp agencies and lay them all off just before they'd legally need to hire them and pay for benefits. A lucky few get hired, but overall, this is the type of behavior industries have adopted when offshoring isn't an option. I still have a decent-paying job for now, but I really don't see much in the market for a non-degreed controls engineer, should anything unfortunate happen.

Why am I telling you all of this? I have no idea, but I feel better talking about it.|||108157759119945470|||Industrial Electrical Control Panel Wiring
4/10/2004 01:00:45 AM|||sauceruney||||||108157324552866581|||Banksy Strikes Again4/9/2004 10:41:36 PM|||sauceruney|||

This is one of my submissions. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

via | ollapodrida|||108156489651780004|||Fill in the Thought Bubbles
4/7/2004 08:54:48 PM|||sauceruney|||I'm impatient and cynical. What can I say?

I truly want to see somebody win the X Prize, but privatized space travel is still a long way off.|||108138568887514547|||Baby Steps to Space
4/5/2004 12:00:26 AM|||sauceruney|||Yes, it's Kaneda's motorcycle from AKIRA, in real life:

via | LVX23|||108113762699084152|||Twin ceramic rotor drives on each wheel! And these look like computer controlled anti-lock brakes! Wow, 200 horses at 12,000 rpm!...
4/4/2004 07:59:48 PM|||sauceruney|||
So what explains the LSD drought? The best explanation is a bust, a really big bust. The DEA claims it reduced the LSD supply by "95 percent" with two arrests in rural Kansas in November 2000. Clyde Apperson and William Leonard Pickard were charged with and eventually convicted of possession and conspiracy to distribute LSD. According to court testimony, the DEA seized the largest operable LSD laboratory in agency history, as well as 91 pounds of LSD and precursor compounds for the potential manufacture of nearly 27 pounds more. If you define a dose of LSD as 100 micrograms, Apperson and Pickard had around 400 million hits in stock. At the more common dosage level of 20 micrograms, the two were sitting on 2 billion hits. Apperson got 30 years in prison, and Pickard got two life sentences. The Kansas bust marked the third time in four years that the DEA had arrested Apperson and Pickard on LSD lab charges.
via | Abstract Dynamics

There was one time in my life when I could have done it and I didn't. Now it looks like that day was my only opportunity. Not a huge loss, but still. Having read everything I could get my hands on about hallucinogens, both pro and con, you'd think I'd have at least done it once.|||108112318846927043|||Who's Got the Acid?
4/4/2004 11:29:34 AM|||sauceruney|||
If anyone wants a .psd file for remixing, it's right here (right click to save 10.4MB)
|||108109257495427534|||untitled-1a.png .98MB 1920x1080 (right click to save)
4/4/2004 03:18:32 AM|||sauceruney|||
BERKELEY, CA Researchers in the Materials Sciences Division (MSD) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with crystal-growing teams at Cornell University and Japan's Ritsumeikan University, have learned that the band gap of the semiconductor indium nitride is not 2 electron volts (2 eV) as previously thought, but instead is a much lower 0.7 eV.

The serendipitous discovery means that a single system of alloys incorporating indium, gallium, and nitrogen can convert virtually the full spectrum of sunlight -- from the near infrared to the far ultraviolet -- to electrical current.

"It's as if nature designed this material on purpose to match the solar spectrum," says MSD's Wladek Walukiewicz, who led the collaborators in making the discovery. (more)

via | mutato nomine|||108106311245021498|||An unexpected discovery could yield a full spectrum solar cell
4/4/2004 01:41:08 AM|||sauceruney|||spam + damn = spamn|||108106086826820258|||spamn them. spamn them all to hell...4/3/2004 05:01:58 PM|||sauceruney|||I'm working on this stylesheet and it's almost done. All of my older posts are going to be messed up, but since there aren't too many of them, a few hours of editing should fix it.

There are also a few bugs which need to be worked out, but that's all a part of the learning process here.|||108102971872298718|||Please bear with me...
4/1/2004 07:01:20 PM|||sauceruney||| What's Ann Coulter like in bed?
Does she lie like a missionary,
All solemn, stiff, and staid?
With venomous paroxysms of hatred and scorn,
My more-liberal cock shrivels at her conservative porn,
Though the men that arise to her spittle-flaked lies,
Deserve pity, she must be shitty,
(and I don't think she likes guys).

Sauceruney|||108086408054587927|||An Homage to the Queen of the ad hominem:
4/1/2004 04:26:18 PM|||sauceruney|||Dr. Menlo posts his new Blog today.|||108085477890567183|||gimmicky.org :: watch this writer die