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RetroPsychoKinesis Experiments Online, from John Walker (the Howard Hughes of the software industry).

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), April 14, 1999


More proof that Seattle drinks too much coffee: Mentifex: A.I. (meme) loose on the Net

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), April 14, 1999.

Exoscience, an all- round news site for astronomy, astrophysics and exobiology.

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), April 15, 1999.

Guns in the Sky

G-11: A Space Weapon?

Blazing Satellites: Guns in Space!

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), April 20, 1999.

SETI@home is about a month away from a general release (May 15th).

Currently, there is a UNIX version available, with Windows and Macintosh versions ready real-soon-now.

Basically, the program works like a screensaver, using unused computer time to grind through chunks of raw data from a radio telescope, does digital signal processing (DSP) and sends the data back to the SETI@home server.

Eventually, it is hoped that this distributed process will result in the discovery of a radio signal from extraterrestrial intelligence. In any case, the screenshot of the program looks really cool!

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), April 20, 1999.

STUZZADELIC ROBOT SOUP features graphics that refuse to stop loading, the ubiquitous black background, and links to weird ideas.

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), April 23, 1999.

From the Club Wired Interview:
Though Rudy Rucker is noted for the aggressive, rock-and-roll-fueled weirdness of his writing, he is also a true practitioner of Hugo Gernsback's ideal: science fiction as an educational tool. In his short fiction and novels such as Spacetime Donuts, The Sex Sphere, White Light, The Hollow Earth, The Hacker and the Ants, and Freeware, Rucker uses transrealist plots to explain abstruse points of mathematics, information theory, and computer science.
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-- Thomas M. Terashima (root@fullahead.to), May 07, 1999.

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