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robots in disguise

Transformers... they're more than meets the eye:

Watch a real life robot-vehicle transform!

Sometimes I really wish I lived in Japan. Why don't we ever make anything this cool?

I decided on changing my desktop background to this today. While the nanobots-in-the-bloodstream background I've had for the past year or so is awesome, I've had it for too long and it's time to move on.

This image is pretty neat too, I'm tempted to make that my home background and just use the first one for work.

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louise_rrr
Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Never saw the old background, but the current one's ok if somewhat dark to squint at.
Thanks for the robot link :-)

Here's a book:
Cyberselfish by Paulina Borsook.
spoonless
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)

Never saw the old background, but the current one's ok if somewhat dark to squint at.

Are you talking about my desktop background that I linked to above (photoshopped mall onto escher painting?) or my journal background? The former isn't dark at all. The latter has a black background, which makes it much easier to see the bright green text on it... so why would have to squint?

Here's a book:
Cyberselfish by Paulina Borsook.

Is it anything like this article?
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1996/07/borsook.html
Well written, and she has a few valid points. But she sounds to me like she has a somewhat trumped up view of the importance of regulation. In my opinion, most things work better unregulated. She also doesn't seem to see the distinction between being charitable and forcing others to be charitable... there's a big difference in my opinion, and they should not be conflated. The basis of libertarianism is not selfishness, it's tolerance. While I do find it interesting to analyze the differences between leftist and libertarian schools of thought, and I think there are good and bad parts of both sides, I find her views in this article far too one-sided and I doubt I'll be reading her book any time soon.
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