Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Fantasy Blog Share Market

BlogShares - Fantasy Blog Share Market This is the best idea I've seen yet for creating a leveraged model (ie lots of people working for free) that can keep track of blogs and identify the most popular ones. The site creates a "game" where people "invest" in different blog sites. The investment grows proportionally with the growth in links to the blogs they invest in. The site gives a rank order list of the most "valuable" blogs based upon links and also ranks the top "blog pickers".

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

128 bit storage limit

Jeff Bonwick's Weblog: "proof that 128 bit storage is really boiling the ocean"

Friday, October 15, 2004

Fractional Quantum State Hydrogen

Water bath calorimetric study of excess heat generation in ``resonant transfer'' plasmas Randell Mills theory of classical quantum mechanics predicted that the hydrogen electron can exist at energy states below the n=1 ground state. This publication is the first time the "estabished" scientific community has allowed publication of the experiemental results that back up the theory.

About three years ago, I visited Mills' lab and saw an operating device as described in this paper. When I was a grad student at MIT in 1994, I was successful in replicating some of the experiemental results described here. While it's hard to believe on paper, I can say from first hand experience, the phenomenon is for real.


blinkx I tried the X1 client search engine and was impressed, but the $100 price tag was too hard to swallow. Glad I waited--Blinkx is a generation ahead, it's free, and it combines web search with realtime desktop search. Everyone should have this on their machine.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The Wealth of Nations

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Cool link that published the whole text of Adam Smith's landmark contribution to economics. Infinitely cheaper than buying it on Amazon.