- R.I.P. JGB: Tributes from the Ballardosphere, part 2
Mike Moorcock on JG Ballard: "At one time his back garden served as a pit in which he burned review copies (I remember him phoning me to complain bitterly that Fahrenheit 451 was NOT the temperature at which book paper burned)…"
- Couples to test ‘intimacy’ device
"The device allows couples, who are separated by distance, to draw in light on each other's bodies or beds."
(tags:tech sex comms )
- Manga Alliance || Moving Forward Together
"Only by all fans and industry professionals working together can we defeat the credit-crunch and avoid anime & manga going backward in this country!" Read this and tell me it's not a legal boobytrap. Or about five legal boobytraps, in fact. Or just devised by zoo animals.
(tags:comics stupid )
- Station Rose on MySpace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
Currently on the page's player: Atom? & Station Rose's "Interstellar Overdrive"
- Sibling worlds may be wettest and lightest known – space – 21 April 2009 – New Scientist
"A planet orbiting a red dwarf star 20 light years away could be the first known water world, entirely covered by a deep ocean."
- Andart: A *really* green and sustainable humanity
"Maybe the most sustainable thing we could do would be to aim at a future ensconced in cold datacenters under the subtropical deserts of Earth. Humanity would largely look like a forest of quiet semiconductor trees. We would indeed have become plants."
(tags:future mad )
- What is a Singleton?
"the term refers to a world order in which there is a single decision-making agency at the highest level. Among its powers would be (1) the ability to prevent any threats (internal or external) to its own existence and supremacy, and (2) the ability to exert effective control over major features of its domain"
(tags:pol future )