Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wow, the entire archive ...

Wow, the entire archive of The Realist is online.

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...in the Rain.

A short linguistic tripsichord to tantalize you indelicate sensibilities...


Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ……. A super calloused fragile … mystic hexed by halitosis.

Rain Chacon, March 5th, 1972–September 22nd, 2010. RIP.

I did not know her and I am less for it.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

New Imaging Technology


Excuse me, has any one seen my pet rat?

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the echo chamber resounds

Now, finally, the echo chamber resounds...

Iranian nuclear programme targeted by computer virus

Maryam Sinaiee, and Michael Theodoulou

  • Last Updated: September 27. 2010 12:32AM UAE / September 26. 2010 8:32PM GMT

TEHRAN // Iran revealed yesterday that a so-called computer worm – which experts say shows unprecedented ingenuity and is unique in its ability to seize control of industrial plants – has infected the personal computers of staff at its first nuclear power plant.

In the tech community and in the automation/manufacturing community we have been reading about this for weeks.  I wonder what aspect of it finally gave traction to the mainstream media to pay attention.  Could it be... nuclear programmes?  It is about flipping time.

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The Face Behind The Book

Ha ha ha ho ho ho...

Ok, this just in... Mark Zuckerberg is the perfect 'Bad Boy' front man to be running FB.  He may well have come up with the idea (or borrowed/stolen it like another 'Bad Boy' wonder, perhaps your remember him, Bill G.)  But my point remains... Mark Z is the perfect diversionary carnival barker.  He is the guy who creates all the noise - that is essential for any real business to survive and grow.  All the while cadres of very smart, quiet people are running the FB machine.

So, lets all love/hate the loud guy out front.  And please remember to pay your admission at the door for the greatest show on earth.

Step right up... 

 Step right up, step right up, step right up,
Everyone's a winner, bargains galore
That's right, you too can be the proud owner
Of the quality goes in before the name goes on
One-tenth of a dollar, one-tenth of a dollar, we got service after sales
You need perfume? we got perfume, how 'bout an engagement ring?
Something for the little lady, something for the little lady,
Something for the little lady, hmm

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