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Wed, 18 Jun 2003

95% of opinions withheld on visit to family

It's so, so terribly true.

Once you let go of the need to express your thoughts to your family, you suddenly feel much lighter," Wilmot said. "You just float along blissfully, finally liberated from the burden of having any presence at all. It's sort of like getting to return to the womb. Which is way more enjoyable than trying to explain to a tableful of Celine Dion fans why you can't stand her."

http://www.theonion.com/onion3923/95_percent_of_opinions.html

Posted at 17:53 | /internet/links | (leave a comment) | permalink

Remote destruction

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet.

http://newsobserver.com/24hour/technology/story/920041p-6406536c.html

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Mass Storage

Dealnews has a pointer to a 160gb EIDE harddrive for $80. That's 50 cents a gig. Pretty amazing—I went to purchase one, but they're out of stock.

But 50 cents a gig is pretty sweet. At that price, I don't have to worry about storage space, ever. At work we're constantly having to fight with the sysadmin people for disk space, which they give out in 2gig chunks. So by the above metric, that's $1 worth of disk space, at the price of a few hundred dollars of people's time. (Of course, the disk space is more costly than that, because they have to back up and maintain everything, but still. It's just silly that we have to worry about these 1980's issues.)

This brings me to my theory (which may not be unique; I should do a literature survey) of pr0n-driven technology, or PDT. The idea is that pr0n is the major factor in pushing technology forward. In particular, advances in network bandwidth, storage capacity, compression schemes, peer-to-peer ideas like BitTorrent, etc. are directly related to people's appetite for pr0n.

I wonder how work on 3d hologram projection is coming along...

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