Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome to the year 0+1*2345*6/7-8+9




2011 is a Prime number and is the sum of 11 consecutive primes.

The next prime date is 2/2/2011


Here are a few 80 year old predictions that were accurate:

Physicist and Nobel laureate Arthur Compton's prediction from 1931 was pretty dead on:
With better communication national boundaries will gradually cease to have their present importance. Because of racial differences a world union cannot be expected within eighty years. The best adjustment that we can hope for to this certain change would seem to be the voluntary union of neighboring nations under a centralized government of continental size.
It's not quite there yet, but there certainly has been some movement in that direction. There is much better communication, and more widespread travel between countries. Europe and the EU certainly demonstrates -- to a limited extent -- his prediction of a voluntary union of neighboring nations with a centralized government of continental size.


Sociologist William F. Ogburn,  prediction froms 1931 were also impressive.
Technological progress, with its exponential law of increase, holds the key to the future. Labor displacement will proceed even to automatic factories. The magic of remote control will be commonplace. Humanity’s most versatile servant will be the electron tube. The communication and transportation inventions will smooth out regional differences and level us in some respects to uniformity. But the heterogeneity of material culture will mean specialists and languages that only specialists can understand. The countryside will be transformed by technology and farmers will be more like city folk. There will be fewer farmers, more wooded land with wild life. Personal property in mechanical conveniences will be greatly extended. Some of these will be needed to prop up the weak who will survive.

Inevitable technological progress and abundant natural resources yield a higher standard of living. Poverty will be eliminated and hunger as a driving force of revolution will not be a danger. Inequality of income and problems of social justice will remain. Crises of life will be met by insurance.

The role of government is bound to grow. Technicians and special interest groups will leave only a shell of democracy. The family cannot be destroyed but will be less stable in the early years of married life, divorce being greater than now. The lives of woman will be more like those of men, spent more outside the home. The principle of expediency will be the dominating one in law and ethics.

Thanks to Jonathan Vos Post for the Math parts of this post.

Project - Mc Lab / Magic Chemist, in a Box.

Magic Chemist, in a Box is the simplest way to explain something that is right out of Star Trek. Magic Chemist is a supercomputer that explores chemical space and detects new chemicals, and formulas then catalogs them in a database.
Once complete, Magic Chemist is capable of performing; a quantum simulation of the atoms in the chemicals interacting, determine the properties, existence and variation of these molecules, how they interact with other molecules. It can report their physical properties, chemical changes and stability.

Read post on my other blog thegreentank:
Project - Mc Lab / Magic Chemist, in a Box.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I need help with Java Audio Capture

I need to find someone who can help me with Java Audio Capture, I wish to capture and stream Audio from a microphone using a java applet a within a Browser and send and audio stream back to a web server.

If anyone knows anybody, please put me in touch.

Monday, December 27, 2010

"How to 'profit' from Big Brother"

Traitorware

When you personally buy a new technological toy, then it's yours to do with as you please. Right? Wrong! What if your new device were activated on the sly and used against you? That's a step beyond spyware. In fact, the EFF coined a new term, "traitorware."
EFF slams Apple patent as traitorware: Jobs is spying on you?
From one friend.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-patent-identification-heartbeat-tracking,news-7835.html
See  john this   what you  posted  is  exactly what i am speaking  about ..encouraging  people to  invade some life under this new laws of snooping 


From another Friend.
"How to 'profit' from Big Brother"  .... with your phone...  buy and sell information ... 

http://www.talkandroid.com/24737-new-android-app-snoops-live-calls-turns-on-mic-to-listen-to-surroundings-all-without-user-knowledge

Works with many phones....   In Summary .... cut and pasted: 
  • Call Intercept – Listen to live calls
  • Spy Call – Remote Bugging Device
  • Read SMS, Emails & GPS Locations
  • Email Relay – Forward all events to your inbox
  • Call records – linked to address book
  • SIM change notification – find out new number
  • Full remote control – via SMS commands
  • Web based full text keyword searches
  • Download reports in CSV, PDF & RTF formats
  • Full remote control
  • Remote uninstall
How it Works
Whenever activity is identified on the device Flexispy records the event and uploads the data via WiFi or GPRS to a secure web account for discrete viewing and analysis by the monitoring party. The application is so discrete that once it’s installed it never requires the monitoring party to access the device for tuning or settings. All features and settings are controlled remotely.
FlexiSPY is invaluable as a legitimate tool used by thousands of concerned spouses, parents, law enforcement agencies and corporations around the globe, and is available for download at http://Flexispy.com

DNS Registration scam!

 I have a domain that expired in the middle of next year, I pay less then $10 per year to Godaddy for it.

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: OROVALLE.COM
Created on: 09-Aug-04
Expires on: 09-Aug-11

So I get this E-mail below from some company that has nothing to do with my domain, sounding very official.

F-ing  Scammers SPAMMERS. 

If you get an E-mail like this DON'T Fall for it.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Domain Expiration Notice  <dristisanderson@registerservicedomain.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: OROVALLE.COM Registration
To: sokol

Attention: Important Notice

Domain Name: OROVALLE.COM

Bill To: Sokol, John      Invoice # 1293503603
9839 Vernon Ave. Invoice Date Dec 27, 2010
Montclair, California Terms Net 15
91763 - US Due Date Jan 11, 2011

P.O. #

SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT

Domain Name Registration Price Term
OROVALLE.COM Dec 27, 2010 - Dec 27, 2011 $75.00 1 Year
Attn Sokol, John
This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your search engine registration for OROVALLE.COM.
Failure to complete your search engine registration by Jan 11, 2011 may result in the cancellation of this offer (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web).

Your registration includes search engine submission for OROVALLE.COM for 1 year. You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated above unless you accept this offer by Jan 11, 2011. This notice is not an invoice. It is a courtesy reminder to register OROVALLE.COM for search engine listing so that your customers can locate you on the web.

This Offer for OROVALLE.COM will expire on Jan 11, 2011. Act today!

For Domain Name:
Click here to unsubscribe

You Won't Recognize the Internet in 2020

Based on a response attached to Slashdot: You Won't Recognize the Internet in 2020
 
Being 40+ years old now and watching technology my whole life starting computers at 7 it's something I am very in tune with.
If you want to see how it's going to change in the future you can just extrapolate from the past.
First let's point out that the internet is a common method for moving datagrams (IP packets, block of data up to 1500 bytes at a time), much like the postal service ships individual letter. On top of this stream connections using (TCP) are created and most of what we see is built on this.

The point is, there are no limitations over what can be sent, or the format.

So telepresence, virtual reality, haptics, Remote control of UAV's, skys the limit on what can be sent over this network.

I remember the Internet clearly as it was 30 years ago. As a hacker breaking in to it was the most LEET thing you could do back in 1980.

I wasn't till 1987 before I finally got my first legitimate access to the Internet.

Let me put a little time line down to put things in to perspective.

1969 CompuServe started.
1972 C Programming Language invented.
1980 -- there was no TCP/IP even is was NCP, no unix servers and it was the DARPANET. It was all 300 Baud Modems! UUCP and Email was there.
1983 BSD 4.2 Unix came out with first tcp/ip stack in . C++ first developed.
    Modems and BBS's ruled at this time (sort of like when dinosaurs roamed the earth)
1984 Apple Macintosh first released.
1985 "thin" Ethernet first comes out (uses BNC Coax)
1987 Perl released.
1988 Linksys founded. First Internet Worm get's loose, create massive panic! (Robert Tappan Morris)
1990 -- there was no www, html, , it was telnet, ftp, gopher, Archie First Internet search engine starts.
          10Base-T first comes out.
1992 Wais search engine starts.
1992 Tim Berards Lee came out with www and html.
1993 Mosaic the first "graphical" web browser. Before this it was all console text based !!!!!
                  WiFi was invented. Linux and FreeBSD first Released. Lycos search engine starts.
1994 14.4K modems first started to appear. WebCrawler search engine starts. VRML web based virtual reality.
1995 Yahoo and Altavista search engines start. Vocaltec first VOIP comes out. JAVA released.
1995/6 is when the internet boom started. 28.8K modems appear.
1997 Google & E-Bay started. 36.6K and 56Kmodems appear. PHP first comes out. Netflix starts. 100Base-T first comes out.
1998 Voip is 1% of all phone traffic.
1999 Napster first comes out. DSL & Cable Modems first become available. Metricom Ricochet service comes out. Blogger.com goes online.
            Gigabit Ethernet first comes out.
2000 Dot com Crash.
2001 Metricom dies.
2002 Bit Torrent takes off. Wifi Starts to take off for consumers.
2003 Skype first comes out.
2004 Facebook goes online.
2005 Youtube goes online.
2006 Twitter founded.
2007 Hulu Starts
2008 Netflix start streaming video.
2009 HD videos are being streamed from Youtube.
2010 Apple TV and Google TV.

Next 3D Video Steaming., Free Video Point Video, telepresents, and augmented reality

Well as you can see things in the past 10 haven't changed all that much.
I expect the next 10 will not bring any radical surprises unless your living under a rock (Which most people are).



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by MrNatas
You forgot two things. First, technology tends to grow exponentially. It reaches a limit at one moment, but overall, the faster it goes, the faster it gets. Second, the impact of the social media is extremely huge, I live in Asia, and in my city nearly everybody who can access a computer owns a facebook account, that's a LOT of people. Online presence will not be more different for the generations born in the last 10 than phone calls are for us, that's a major change.
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Actually if you look at the grown curve for any technology it's not exponential but sigmoidal. Which can very much look like an exponential when it's curve first starts to rocket upwards.

If you want to see the trend for the Internet look at the phone.

First was just connecting over a single pair of wires, then plug panels, and then automated electron mechanical switching. A monopoly was given by the government to the third largest company! Still Bell Labs drove so much technology R&D. The transistor, the Laser, Fiber Optics.

Development and growth was very rapid for it's time, but it then slowed down and leveled off.

Still developments occurred. touch tones, Muzac, Teletype, PBX's, modems, fax, answering machines, and voicemail, IVRU's, 1-800, 911, Video Conferencing, Caller ID, ISDN, DSL.

Around 1980 though Ma Bell became an obstacle to progress and did all they could to limit modems and computer communication without paying exorbitant rates.  Progress was only made after the government broker the phone company up and opened up a whole new explosion of competition and progress.

I am sure the same will be for the Internet. At some point it will level off, and development will slow. Limited by the pace of other technologies and powerful Monopolies that are already beginning to take a stronghold on the Internet. 

Panspermia

This is soft of a Sci-Fi idea, I was toying with.

Attached to Slashdot: Don't Talk To Aliens, Warns Stephen Hawking

The theory of panspermia is where microbes transmit life to habitable bodies in space in for form or comet's and asteroids. If a planet such as earth were to be impacted by something large, fragments would be launched in to space, these would immediately freeze and preserve microbes almost indefinitely. A few cubic meters of frozen sea water from earth would contain a soup of trillions of single celled microbes and be in a perfect delivery system to survive reentry on another planet. Given the large numbers of fragments ejected in to space from such an impact and the small number of microbes needed to populate a planet, there is a good chance that our DNA has evolved across the whole of our galaxy.

So If you believe that which I think is far easier to believe then faster then light travel. The idea of a Christopher Columbus scenario doesn't make sense. Any intelligent aliens arriving by craft would have a few problems. They are 10's of thousands of years from home. The idea of arriving with an Attack fleet is completely impractical given the times and distances involved. Even the resources just for a small group to make such a journey is more then the whole Human race can generate right now.

The one group that does arrive would be more like Robinson Crusoe trapped on an island with no technology other then what they can scavenge off the ship they arrive in. The some of the more Advanced technologies from back home would be impossible to replicate. Imagine trying to make a semiconductor fab with a small group stranded on an island, it's not going to happen.

They also probably wouldn't be well adapted for our environment. The temperature, mixture of gasses, food etc. I think the first order of business would be like the Avatar movie scenario. To evolve hybrid creatures that can think like them and know their culture but would be bio-compatible with earth. They would have to do this by mixing their DNA with earth creature DNA, which probably would work because of microbial panspermia providing some level of commonality between xenoDNA's. Mostly likely they would want their hybrids to fit in and rise to power based on their technological advantage and then leverage the local population to do the work for them.

Also if it happened with one race of aliens then it's could probably happened with several races, each one landing and hybridizing local populations independently.

The other alternative is they have become a machine race, with their whole beings becoming entirely data. At which point our planet would be little more then a curiosity. As mining would be impractical with such a gravity well and there is little here they would need or want other then scientific curiosity.  Maybe study us and how we evolved much the way humans study apes in the jungle. We don't come in to take over the ape civilization, just try to leave then as undisturbed as possible to learn how they think and interact with each other.


An Android OS Tablet PC for $35??



This is an exceptional gadget! The price at which it is promised to be delivered is a mere 35$ (Rs. 1700+). Has 2 Gb RAM, runs on android platform ( which is open source and has massive support for wide scale improvements, addon-developments).
I-pad is way too costly as compared to this! and guess what??? it has 2 USB 2.0 ports, wifi, SD card slot, a TV out and what not!!
A revolutionary step from INDIAN HRD ministry, in collaboration with IIT and IIST.

If you don't see the video then click here

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Stating the obvious

I re-posted this, but I am noticing the hair in the photo is quite visible, This is a clear indicator the photo's are not from the Millimeter wave or Xray scanners because hair would vanish just as much as clothing would.

I think this was a nude photo of a woman wearing a clear plastic belt.
It's been doctored to look like a scanner image.

Still there is a lot of merit in the argument in that once you have someone's scan it can be used as the basis for a 3D model, it would be possible to produce photo-realistic nude images.

UPDATE:
 Another after tough here is they could fingerprint your whole body making an unforgeable biometric.


Sent to my by Anonymous friend:

Finally someone is pointing out that those TSA naked body scans can be EASILY manipulated by Photoshop to produce EXTREMELY realistic naked photos - you can literally do it in one step by keeping in mind the very obvious: the naked body scans are negative images, so all you have to do is switch it to a positive image. That's it. Take a look:




http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2010/11/reverse-image-scanners-show-everything-tsa-patdowns-touch-everything/

http://mcself.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/is-tsa-lying-about-anonymous-scanners/

With Fergie, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardassian, Baywatch babe/Playboy centerfold Donna D'Errico and others having gone through the naked scans recently (and a gazillion other celebs I can't remember off
hand), you know the pedophile pervert subhumans of the TSA are amassing quite a collection of scans - there must be MILLIONS of them by now on home computers and in their cell phones.

And with a little photoshop magic, now you know what they're seeing.

When one of these deviants finally realizes that all he has to do is sell his collection of naked celebrity photos to TMZ, he'll retire a billionaire!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

phases of work

6 Phases of Working (Which stage are you at???)

Phase 1
You are listening to jazz -- Your first day at work is great..
Your co-workers are wonderful, your office is cute, you love your boss.


Phase 2
You are listening to pop music -- After a while you are
so busy that you are not sure if you're coming or going anymore.


Phase 3
You are listening to heavy metal --
This is what happens after about SIX Months!


Phase 4
You are listening to hip hop -- You become bloated due to stress,
you're gaining weight due to lack of exercise because you are so tired
and have so much work to do and when you get home you have more work to do.
You feel sluggish and suffer from constipation. Your fellow co-workers are
too cheerful for your liking and the walls of your cubicle are closing in.


Phase 5
You are listening to GANGSTA RAP --
After more time passes, your eyes start to twitch,
you forget what a 'good hair day' feels like as you
just fall out of bed and load up on caffeine.


Phase 6
You are listening to THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD --
You have locked the office door to keep people out,
You wonder WHY you are even here in the first
place and WHY did I come to work today!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Barbara 12/22/2010 Storm, Tree Smash new car.

 I didn't think the storm last night was so bad, till I stepped outside this morning and saw my neighbors car smashed!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MasterImage linked to my Videotechnology blog article.

MasterImage is one of the 3 companies providing the 3D Cinema technology to theaters.

http://masterimage3d.com/category/news

http://masterimage3d.com/848

It's so nice to see a little professional recognition. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The cops disappear ....

I'm going to perform a magic trick.  Just wave my hands and voila!
ALL the police disappear . . .

Detroit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/17/detroit-shrinking?CMP=twt_fd

Oakland:
http://scottystarnes.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/great-news-for-criminals-in-oakland-oakland-police-will-no-longer-respond-to-44-types-of-incidents/

http://www.businessinsider.com/oakland-police-chief-threatens-to-cut-911-service-if-layoffs-go-as-planned-2010-7

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-06-29/bay-area/21930012_1_police-union-police-groups-public-safety-program

EVERYWHERE:
http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/26/news/economy/cops_state_budget_cuts/index.htm

I mean, EVERYWHERE!:
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/24-signs-that-all-of-america-is-becoming-just-like-detroit-a-rotting-post-industrial-post-apocalyptic-wasteland

And keep in mind, this is BEFORE oil hits $150-200/barrel, which will happen in 2011:
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/did-the-price-of-oil-help-cause-the-financial-crisis-of-2008-will-surging-oil-prices-soon-spark-another-financial-crisis

And let's not forget the food prices I've been tracking which, in some cases, have ALREADY gone up by 100% (or more!) in the last year, and as of November, basic commodity prices for essentials like wheat (i.e., bread) had already gone up by 62% in one month (!!) so guess what that means for food in the early months of 2011?

Yeah.

And, of course, with increases prices for basics, even MORE cops will be laid off.

Translation:  in 2011, you will lose all police protection, and the soon-to-be-starving criminals will recognize that fact.

The Road Warrior time is here.

Prepare accordingly.

(From an Anonymous friend)
---------
Mind if I blog this?
John
---------
PLEASE blog this (but don't identify me as your source).

Get this out to as many people as possible.

Put it all over Facebook.

Put it EVERYWHERE.

Simple logic:  I put all the pieces together, and once you calculate the out of control increasing cost of doing any kind of business or providing for basics, it's clear we're about to go to zero cops while simultaneously taking away everyone's food (or ability to buy food or pay rent) which gives some really basic survival incentives to the violent criminal class to take really basic violent action to survive
. . . and not a cop to be found.

It's not an accident.

Who needs to send in army to control us when we can so easily be manipulated into slaughtering each other?

Of course, once the slaughtering and population decimation has gone on long enough, THEN the armies will step in.  OUR armies.  But not working for us.

Checkmate.

The game's already over.

2011/2012 should be fun.
(From an Anonymous friend)

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P.S. Tipping Point: 25 Signs That The Coming Financial Collapse Is Now Closer Than Ever

 Yes, driving the last nail into coffin, perhaps a bit overkill, but
you might as well see the truth for yourself:
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/tipping-point-25-signs-that-the-coming-financial-collapse-is-now-closer-then-ever

 (From an Anonymous friend)
------

Overblown speculation & hyperbole on the authors part.
  (From a different friend)


------------
Now from a different thread

Well, at least he's honest ...

 A Republican politician openly admits that our politicians' job is to literally "serve the banks" - finally, someone admits the obvious truth:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/incoming-gop-chairman-congress-exists-serve-banks/

Also, my usual apologies about Alex, but I thought this was important
- according to this guest, the dollar will cease being the international currency of choice for trade across the world, or, in other words, it pretty much becomes worthless, quite possibly within months.  Here's what economic forecaster Porter Stansberry has to say about that:

Porter Stansberry: The Economic Implosion of America is Here! - Alex Jones Tv 1/5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS5Ce41oF1s

Porter Stansberry: The Economic Implosion of America is Here! - Alex Jones Tv 2/5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSE6Ms6otzE

Porter Stansberry: The Economic Implosion of America is Here! - Alex Jones Tv 3/5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ELfwL_CLfU

Porter Stansberry: The Economic Implosion of America is Here! - Alex Jones Tv 5/5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5imPLv57Jg

And his movie, The End of America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI-BIVWlc7A

I believe it's the same movie direct from his website:
http://www.endofamerica3.com

And from the same Alex show, my favorite economic forecaster, Gerald Celente:

pt 1/3 Gerald Celente on The Alex Jones Show 14 Dec 2010:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3826MPjdOVU

pt 2/3 Gerald Celente on The Alex Jones Show 14 Dec 2010:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMtrVqr-x_0

pt 3/3 Gerald Celente on The Alex Jones Show 14 Dec 2010:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owUwpmzw4MI

 (From an Anonymous friend)
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the first five videos of Porter Stansberry have been removed.
 (From an Anonymous friend)
----------
the video labeled  "The End of America" is fiction. The guy spends the first 6 1/2 minutes saying "life will be terrible, awful, believe me".
The quotes, "national inflation association" (http://www.inflation.us/) about a fictitious 100% debt. After that he never seemed to get to any point, he just reported known facts, and
inflated all the outcomes. Not sure what his game is, but don't think its worth my time.
  (From a different friend)
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Interesting.  So what do you think of these statistics?:

16 Nightmarish Economic Trends To Watch Carefully In 2011:
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/16-nightmarish-economic-trends-to-watch-carefully-in-2011

Or this?:

10 Signs That Confidence In U.S. Treasuries Is Dying And That Financial Armageddon May Be Approaching:
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/10-signs-that-confidence-in-u-s-treasuries-is-dying-and-that-financial-armageddon-may-be-approaching

Just curious.
  (From an Anonymous friend)
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I don't doubt we have sh*t in pipeline. Crying wolf is not the solution, getting ready is.

My booksellers motto: Yes we are in business to make money, but we are also the keepers and wardens of knowledge. We more than anyone else decides on what gets passed on.
  (From a different friend)

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Then, are you ready?  Sometime next year, oil will go to somewhere in the area of $150 to $200/barrel and gasoline, of course, will then go to $5.00/gallon minimum and, with food transportation costs going up accordingly (food commodities up by 62% in November alone), food costs at the stores could rise by hundreds (plural) of percent above current prices (and that doesn't even count for hyperinflation caused the the continuing devaluation of the dollar, which will also get worse next year) ... and since no one is getting cost of living raises on their salaries or welfare or unemployment, food riots are inevitable.  It's simple logic based on current verifiable data. So, yes, having information on what to do if this should occur is a good thing.  And it is something to think about and to prepare for.  2011 should be a very interesting year.  (From an Anonymous friend)
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Oil won't make it to that price, but it will go up. The Saudis will not allow it. It will ruin their virtual monopoly. It also keeps the Chinese from keeping us in check. There is no one to keep out bankers in check. I am far more worried the will try to hold the currency hostage, much as Enron tried to hold California hostage for energy. As prices going up, yes I expect that. Inflation is being held at bay by the Reserve, but it is a lost cause. Remember, Gold is not an effective lubricant for transactions, or Gold is a slow lubricator of economic transfer.
You can read my blog on this: http://bernankesgold.blogspot.com/   (From a different friend)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cleaning out my Tabs.

Jacobin (politics)

Internet Protocol TV: IPTV links

LM3S6965 Microcontroller

Ray Ozzie
Ray Ozzie's (incredibly long) departing memo a warning to Microsoft

The Internet Services Disruption

Dawn of a New Day

Java Audio
Recording to an audio file (simple version) Ain't nothing simple when it comes to Java...

Java Sound Player and Recorder


Java Sound, Getting Started, Part 2, Capture Using Specified Mixer



Java Sound, An Introduction



http://www.dnull.com/~sokol/java/JavaSoundDemo/JavaSoundDemo.html


Java Sound, Capturing Microphone Data into an Audio File


Record a Voice Message using JavaSonics ListenUp



JavaScript Callable Methods





Da-Lite projection screens.
Front Projection Screen Surfaces

Inverted Pendulum video

NEW: HoloVizio C80 3D cinema system

Holografika offers a high-end solution for true 3D visualisation of the 3D data available in many professional IT systems. With HoloVizio systems, viewers can see a 3D image as they would see it in reality, as it reconstructs all the light beams present in a natural 3D view.
Holografika Holovizio 128WLD / 720RC



Web 1.0 was Information - Web 2.0 is Interaction - Web 3.0 will be Immersion in the 3D Internet
- Not sure I agree with this maybe web 4.0 , I am sure it will happen , still very very cool stuff.

PFC_ Circular Polarizer Left or Right

A Circular Polarizer Doesn't Doesn't Have to be Round, and Vice Versa

3-D film

Polarizer

Circular polarization

3D explained: Circularly polarized light wave animation


3D explained: How circular polarization works


2 - King, XL Queen blankets, NWT, FREE SHIPPING blue 2 pack, King or oversize Queen 102"x 90", 50% polyster/ 50% acrylic, blankets. 1st quality. Nylon edge banding.


"[Virtual reality] defines our agenda with machines as being primarily cultural and sensual, as opposed to power-oreiented."
Voices from the Edge with Jaron Lanier

¿Cómo funciona el 3D?

Why bad 3D, not 3D glasses, is what gives you a headache

Why we can’t ditch 3D glasses just yet

Transparency: How Much Does the United States Subsidize Energy

Matrioshka brain

Authoring a professional Blu-Ray Disc with x264


Announcing TMPGEnc 4: now with x264!



http://www.futuretimeline.net/


Related Content Database (RCDb) blu-ray
http://www.rcdb.net/

RCDb Licenses BD-Live to Netflix for PS3 Streaming Disc


http://www.solucecorp.com/technology.html
Display Application Glass


Psychological Control: States of Mental Disempowerment



Reality, Belief and The Mind (section 1)


Fring
fring is a free mobile application that lets users communicate with friends over their mobile phone's internet connection.


HTTP Live Streaming



Apple proposes HTTP streaming feature as IETF standard



In the Grip of the New Monopolists



What Sets a Jesuit Education Apart?



LED lighting system kills hospital superbugs



With Kinect Controller, Hackers Take Liberties



Backroom Dealing on ACTA Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement



WE HAVE A WINNER – Open Kinect driver(s) released – Winner will use $3k for more hacking – PLUS an additional $2k goes to the EFF!



Kinect – OpenSource [News]



Kinect



Structured-light 3D scanner



PrimeSense



Tokyo Game Show 2010 - Kinect




Laser Camera Can See Around Corners



Looking Around Corners using Femto-Photography



New Amazon Movie Studio Seeks Submissions



Have we found the universe that existed before the Big Bang?



Ask Slashdot: Anxiety and IT?


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RealD vs Dolby 3D? avsforum.com



Which 3D Theater to Choose?
Overview of RealD 3D vs. IMAX 3D vs. Dolby 3D



Silver Finish 3D Screens



Stereo3D Projection



Multiview Autostereoscopic Displays



Stealth Introduces paperback-size LPC-100M Mini PC



Smart MultiMedia - High definition laser scanning



Zebra Imaging helps you present geographic information in an entirely new light



LG and QD Vision to develop OLED-beating displays



Eyeclops Mini Projector - Youtube Video



Scott Brown on the Art of the Elevator Pitch



10 Ways A China Blow-Up Will Slam America



Metamaterials to revolutionise wireless infrastructure



What’s in Store for Augmented Reality in 2011 ? In a “AR Ready World”, Total Immersion’s Vision Centers around Quantum Leaps in Computer Vision, Multi-Platform Support



Pitch A Way To Close The Global Income Gap On YouTube, And Go To Davos 2011



It’s Official – People Use Internet More Than Television



THE SECOND COMING — A MANIFESTO
By David Gelernter



The Dying God: The Hidden History of Western Civilization
By David Livingstone


The Global Innovation Paradox

Relations During Imperial China

The Trouble With Intuition

Austerity Fascism Is Coming And It Will Be Brutal

Microsoft 3D display prototype: no glasses required

Economics Of The Singularity

Developing a Mobile Studio

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Investigation of the Correctness of the Historical Dating

Scientists Warn Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured “Beyond Repair”

Science historian cracks "the Plato code"

Neutrino experiments sow seeds of possible revolution

Summer School 2010.1: Quantum Physics

Multitarget Tracking Library

Myron Computer Vision for Artists

USDA Admits Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

Glass Invisibility Cloak Shields Infrared

Breaking Open the Video Frontier, Despite MPEG-LA

Bye bye bifocals, hello electronic spectacles

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Sidestepping A-to-D Convertors For Town Government's Cable TV?

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Engineers unveil Lutec 1000 free energy machine

Sure, technology causes its share of headaches, but human error accounts for roughly 70% of all data-center problems.
Stupid data center tricks

The Birth of a U.S. Wind Power Manufacturing Industry

Aug. 3, 1977: The TRS-80 Is Bad, and That Ain’t Trash Talk

60-Year-Old Glass Technology Finds Its Market

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The Itch of Curiosity


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What Comes Next: Experts Predict the Future

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SMS through E-Mail: Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Virgin Mobile

GNU Mailutils

Google: We avoid hiring too many smart people...

Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

OS X and Droid, BFFS? - Sync Your Android Phone to Your Mac

The Resonant KBOs Kuiper Belt Objects

We-Need-Cuba

Graphene-based supercapacitor hits new energy storage high

Take rambling to the next level with holographic digital maps

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WikiRebels - The Documentary

"Creative solutions for challenging problems...DISCLOSURE!"
1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhTfOL9_HBE
2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRF3gYxz1XQ
3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6TRb40Km6A
4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8imkYy_hJ4E
"Exclusive rough-cut of first in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it!

From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange.

Reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have traveled to key countries where WikiLeaks operates, interviewing top members, such as Assange, new Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, as well as people like Daniel Domscheit-Berg who now is starting his own version - Openleaks.org!

Where is the secretive organization heading? Stronger than ever, or broken by the US? Who is Assange: champion of freedom, spy or rapist? What are his objectives? What are the consequences for the internet?"

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Rethinking Quatum physics

John Sokol 12/02/2010

Everyone is familiar with the Wave–particle duality paradox that started science down the weird and counter intuitive world of quantum physics.

Somewhat less known is the uncertainty principle and the observer effect.

Some of these experiments seem to indicate a reverse time interaction, and how important it is for the observer,, for things to manifest.

Wheeler's Classic Delayed Choice Experiment

Well, I have been thinking about this now for years and I have an alternate theory.

One I call the Cymatic Universe, one that is in a nonlinear medium and behaves like a non Newtonian superfluid that's lossless. Very much like a vibrating corn starch solution that doesn't loose energy.

So the key for understanding particles and our universe would be to better understand how these self sustaining structures behave in cymatic nonlinear medium.

In a sense, these self sustaining structures interact, can move and behave similar to pixels in the game of life. One point can remain stable, till something interacts with it, then it breaks off or can splinter into parts.

Imagine trying to create a stable structure in vibrating corn starch medium. How fast could they travel? It would have to be like a walker in the game of life.

In the universe, I am proposing, the rules would have to be very different then in the game of life. Not much more complicated. One rule is energy is conserved. Matter is just a pattern of energy that is stable, self reinforcing while something like a photon is a wave frittering across the surface at maximum velocity till it strikes matter.

An electron is probably even stranger then that, and why it would appear as just a cloud around the more solid protons and neutrons.

I am sure I don't understand string theory and maybe I am already just describing an existing string theory, if so, do forgive me.



Imagine that particles are made of these self sustaining patterns in this fluid.

Using this model I think its possible to explain quantum interaction, Einstein relativity and even gravity without deviating too far from our natural world experience of classical physics.

Imagine for a moment that the universe and space are really like a ocean whose surface is full of waves bobbing up and down.

On this we apply a threshold, like the deck of our ship where below that we can't see these waves, the are invisible and nonexistent to us, but once in a while two will meet and for a moment will pop up above our threshold and we see it briefly, then it disappears once again.

This would be similar to how in the quantum world we see energy and sub atomic particles appear and disappear out of nowhere.

Now take the double slit experiment.

What if instead of photons and electrons being discrete particles and waves, there is non-quantum continuous levels out there.

What instead, if there is a quantum threshold that needs to be crossed before photons, electrons or even sub atomic matter can interact with one other to the point of appearing as discrete events.

Below that threshold no interactions can occur.

So now, when something like a photon is traveling it's a wave. But when it interacts it's a particle.

How is that. Well, it has to absorb enough energy traveling around in to the interaction with matter to be observed. The very act of observation forces it to "collapse the wave function" if you will, where only a discrete quantum of energy in this absorbed or no interact occurs.

This move the quantum nature of the universe away from the energy and matter and instead to the observer and interaction with matter that is needed to observe.
Thereby eliminating the wave particle paradox.

http://www.axiomatica.org/health-and-spirituality/cymatics-and-vibration
http://timberwolfhq.com/decoding-the-universe-cymatics/
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread289332/pg1
http://www.nerdshit.com/2005/05/23/cymatics-does-sound-create-our-universe/
http://cymatics.tribe.net/thread/2c748b43-bc90-44ba-ad1c-93da2100a21b

UPDATE: 6/24/2014
   Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality

UPDATE: 6/30/2014
   Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time?





Sunday, November 28, 2010

Powers of Ten

The most dangerous man on earth.

The founder of whistle-blowing website 'Wikileaks.org', Julian Assange, has been dubbed the most dangerous man on earth.

Global truth machine or anarchy? We delve into the guarded world of Wiki in this exclusive report.

Julian Assange: "I have many other ideas, and as soon as WikiLeaks is strong enough to flourish without me I'll go on with these other ideas. It is strong enough to survive quite well without me now, but I don't know that it would flourish."

The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who's reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks about how the site operates, what it has accomplished -- and what drives him.

Greatest purveyor of ACTUAL truth?!
1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3sVno2Vog
2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2BCGbhGdZo
3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURr5BuqaXc

Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

uPrint Personal 3D Printer - Graphics Systems Corp



This reminds me so much of the early computer commercials.

I want one.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Devolution of the cell phone.

Luddites and technophobes dreams have come true. They now have a phone made for users who are fed up with smart-phones and their bazillion hi-tech functions.

John’s Phone is a cell phone with absolutely no features. No apps. No Internet. No camera. No text messaging. All you have to do – in fact, all you can do – is call, talk and hang up.

It provides a small paper-based address book and a pen for storing contacts. They can be slid into the back of the phone.






Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tony Gambino tells all

This is an amazing interview.

Tony Gambino of the Gambino Crime Family tells all
He talks about who really did 9/11, who really killed JFK, and on and on.

Some of it is just speculation and the general lore told over drinks in the Mobster scene. But he's connected enough that some of it sound about right.

Recorded: Sep 26, 2007

If you don't see the Audio player, click here



More info: http://www.alamoministries.com/content/english/newsreleases/mafia_vatican.html

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Science and the taboo of psi" with Dean Radin



ABSTRACT

Do telepathy, clairvoyance and other "psi" abilities exist? The majority of the general population believes that they do, and yet fewer than one percent of mainstream academic institutions have any faculty known for their interest in these frequently reported experiences. Why is a topic of enduring and widespread interest met with such resounding silence in academia? The answer is not due to a lack of scientific evidence, or even to a lack of scientific interest, but rather involves a taboo. I will discuss the nature of this taboo, some of the empirical evidence and critical responses, and speculate on the implications.

Speaker: Dean Radin
Dean Radin is a researcher and author in the field of parapsychology. He is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and four-time former President of the Parapsychological Association. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a masters degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked at AT&T Bell Labs and GTE Labs, mainly on human factors of advanced telecommunications products and services, and held appointments at Princeton University, Edinburgh University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, SRI International, Interval Research Corporation, and Boundary Institute. At these facilities he was engaged in basic research on exceptional human capacities, principally psi phenomena.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Increasing Internet Reliability, Dual Wan Routers.

I keep hearing how many people have problems with there Cable or DSL being unreliable.

One solution is to get both to increase your reliability.

There are several companies now that make Dual Wan Routers.

They let you use a cable modem and DSL at the same time.

Xincom XC-DPG502

TP-Link TL-R480T+

I had a problem back in 1996 where T1 Lines where very unreliable.

Any given line was down for about 1 day per month. It would take a call in the internet provider and telco, sometimes even sending technicians out to test the lines.

Even more frequently the CSU/DSU or Router would get in some weird states and would need to have the power cycled to get them back up.

It was painful. And nearly impossible to provide internet service over a T1.

After setting up T1's and T3's for many customers and having done 3 offices previously, in the next one I was determined to avoid all of the problems.

In my previous office a someone actually went in to the telco closet down in the underground parking garage in Beverly Hills and cut our T1 and phone lines! It didn't take me more then a few minutes to repair, but tought me a lesson.

So in the new office on La Cieniga Blvd & Pico in Los Angeles we found a cheap building that straddled the line between both phone companies GTE & Pac Bell.

I was able to set up 2 de-mark's (demarcation point) these are the big plywood board on the wall where all the phone connections come in from the street and get wired in to the building. One was in the back from GTE was locked behind a steel fence gate and then behind a discreet solid oak door and looked like a broom closet. The other in the corner of our servers room, with 2 more telco's coming in Pac Bell and MFS. It was very impressive intended for show and tell for visitors.

Not even the employees knew about the one in the back closet.

These had 3 T1 lines to 3 different ISP, Cerfnet, World Site and Softaware, all of which went in to different backbones.

John Sokol with 3 T1 Routers and CSU/DSU,
at Internet Broadcast System in 1996

These also had different IP blocks.

I had a pair of PC's below then that would connect to my Co-Located servers, and provide a non-encrypted VPN link in and out of the office to all of the remote servers out on the internet.

It worked very effectively.

The seed money from the company came from a  brutal "Do or Die" contract with one customer. One in which we had bet everything in return for a million dollar advance on services. If we had any down time at all in a year we would loose our companies and the rights to all of our video source code for the "Livecam" product.

Well towards the end a year, we had proven we could indeed keep things running with 100% uptime, something unheard of in the industry.  Two people who posing as telco employee's showed up to work on our lines, I was out of the office along with all of the engineers. So our receptionist ignoring strict orders was all to happy to be helpful after a little social engineering and unlock our server room and let them in. I don't even know how she had a key even.

The whole tech team and me were out meeting with this customer, I could sense something was wrong the whole time.

He had been stalling us.

When we returned from a meeting, the whole server room had been trashed.
Every wire cut, servers destroyed.  The demark, torn to shreds.

The shock of it was gut wrenching. 

Moments after I arrive, the customer who's office I had just left, called.

Gloating he said "Your video feed seems to be down.".

I replied "Really? Why would you think that?   Everything is just fine."

All I heard was the clicking of his keyboard then "Ahhuuooo-  Click" as he hung up his phone.
I could just imagine the look that must have been on his face to see everything was working perfectly. I guess he never stopped to think about the fact that our main phone number was still working too.

All of the vital systems were hidden in the drop ceiling bolted to the roof and in that back closet.

Before I had wonders if I was being too paranoid.  Spending too much money and time going through all these tricks to hide the cables and servers.

After that, I felt so vindicated. What a bitter sweet victory. What a mess to clean up.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nebula as galactic cities

Nebula as galactic cities, it's I think a real possibly, one I'd like to get some real astronomers to look in to.

We could be looking at a buzz of streetlights and radio signals so dense it's just noise.

Sort of looking at cities from a 100,000 miles up.

It would make sense that they'd prefer a stable stationary system rather then orbiting.

I mean think-about it, if you wanted to build an almost infinite civilization it would end up looking much like a nebula, glowing sort of organic in shape.


The Crab Nebula

Look at something like the Crab Nebula.  I'd bet anything that it's a massive space based civilization. Basically a City that's grown beyond a solar system.   It's just too fractal and organic looking in nature.

What would a civilization that were to grow to such an extent look like?

Think about what we see from a city from a distance now.  With Digital broadcast there is no simple RF broadcasts now.
It would look like broadband noise.
In the optical band it would be a florescent glow of streetlights.  Not much different from some of these nebula.

The one tell tail signs would be organic structure and strange spectral envelopes.


London At night



Tokyo At night



We keep looking for Earth like planets, but the odd's of finding a race at our stage is small.
It's far more likely to find one that's millions of years ahead or behind.

Behind will look like just a planet with free oxygen, signs of plant life, that's it.

But ahead, in a million years think about where we could end up.

We could easily overrun not just our planet, or even solar system,but our sun itself and the next several suns in our local galactic neighborhood.

In 100 million years what would we would look at a distance?  Much like a nebula with web of colonies.

A massive extrasolar foam covering a large region of space if you think about it.  Hollow air filled living and working chambers with trillions of humans and robots like an massive ant farm in space. Like a bread mold spreading out.

We would consume ever piece of solid matter in this way.
Every planet, meteor and asteroid, even find a way to cannibalize stars.

Expanding it's volume in to hollow structure, a honeycomb maze of habitable space. Illuminated, buzzing with communications.  Think Borg home world.

I suspect it would look very organic as that would be more efficient then trying to make square structures. 



We'd be way past needing the sun's light and heat, instead we'd have countless fission and fusion reactors, and try to extract every last drop of energy from the Matter we're burning for fuel.

That is if you were to carry things about to there extreme limits, it would have to play out like that.

As for ruling it, it wouldn't have some galactic emperors or any single government control structure but most likely a network forming a super intelligent AI of unimaginable intelligence who's sole purpose is to keep expanding and growing as efficiently as possible. More like plants or hive animals have.  Bread molds and other colonies do on a small scale now.

American Food.

We have over 1000's of years found and adapted plants that are good for us. Our diet's have evolved over very long time spans be optimized.

Now we come along since the Industrial revolution and using a little knowledge of Chemistry and Biology think we can do better then what we had been doing.

We let's look at the criteria.

If it's cheaper, tastier and didn't kill the lab rats and first people we fed it too right away, then, great were good.

Well what about 10 or 20 years out?

Now there are 1000's of laboratories and companies putting these short term tested chemicals in to our diets. What's is the net effect of that?

What are the Odds that some of these will really have some terrible long term consequences?

One case. Trans fats like what margarine is made of.  It was sold to us for many years, and in the last 30 years as a cheaper healthier alternative to butter.
 
Now we know trans fat causes heart disease and it so much worse them butter it's been outlawed in several states.  Now they have trans fat free formulations.

We were all sold bullshit for 30 years. What we were told couldn't be further from the truth.

What were the consequences of this? An epidemic of heart diseases. What did this cost those who lied to us. Nada , zip, nothing.

Just how many other dangerous things are there that are affecting us?

MSG. BPA, PFOE, PFOA, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners,  fructose, refined sugars, bleached flour, pesticides, food colorings and artificial flavors,who know's what is safe or not.

Friday, October 29, 2010

hexane in food.

From Slashdot:
"A chemical called n-hexane has been poisoning the nervous systems of Chinese workers who assemble touchscreen devices for Apple and other companies, an investigative journalist from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. It's scary to think that people are being damaged to pursue high production rates. For companies with soaring profits and share prices, and elaborate product development and marketing, it seems they should be all the more culpable if they fail to take care of the production workers."

Hexane is derived from petroleum. It is a colorless, volatile liquid with a mild, gasoline-like odor.
It's used in Electrical contact cleaner, and Computer monitor screen cleaners.
Hexane is the dominate extraction solvent for oil seeds throughout the world, including soybean and other high volume oils used for human and animal consumption. 95% of the world's corn oil is produced from corn germ obtained by wet-milling.
The corn germ is dried, then shipped to hexane extraction facilities to obtain the oil.
Basically corn oil and high fructose corn syrup are contaminated with the stuff in small amounts.
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5118098_corn-oil-processing.html [ehow.com]


Be careful with hexane nomenclature. n-hexane is one of the isomers of hexane (there are 5), and by far the most toxic. Claims that hexane is a neurotoxin are misleading - the only hexane isomer that is a neurotoxin is n-hexane as the other hexanes don't produce the nerve damaging metabolite of n-hexane.

My REPLY:
    Does it really matter?
Do you really want to eat that crap.

I am sorry but there are several things that I don't want anywhere near my food.
1.) Deification and other bodily fluids.
2.) Heavy metals.
3.) Petroleum products.

You can't tell me well it's just a little bit of feces.
Yea it's just a little bit of neurotoxin.
What do they say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger".
That may be fine for animal feed, but it's getting to the point the point where no matter how much effort you can't protect yourself and your family from these things.

We are starting to see so many health problems in our western culture. Little by little so many getting traced back to diet.

Are you familiar with the engineering term "Accumulation of Tolerances"
It's about predicting reliability. Say were building a car, and each part can be 1 mm off.
After you connect 10 parts together in a chain, you can on occasion be 10 mm off and unable to close the car door because it does't fit now.

Well it's like that with tolerating toxins.

Yea we can handle so much mercury and so much hexane and so much BPA, PFOE, Flouride, Aluminum, Cadmium etc. etc. etc ...
Even Sodium.
With each product it pushing that limit.
But in the real world we eat 20+ products per day.

End result, Cancer, Autism, dementia, heart attack, diabetes, stroke, Asthma, allergies, lower IQ's, and a plethora of other problems.

How can anyone sort out what's causing what.

It's like badly written source code. You can't tell where the problem is. The only way out id to start correcting ugly code a piece at a time and without fail, the errors start going away.

I have a terrible peanut allergy.  When in India I had to be rushed to the local hospital.  The doctors there never saw first hand a patient with anaphylactic shock. When later researching this I found that extreme  allergic reactions are very rare in India.  WHY?

Microsoft's Strategy has shifted, so what!

on ZDNET: Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted

Who gives a rat's ass.   The only reason I use Silverlight is because Netflix requires it.

I really don't have much patients for Artificial Complexity.
Streaming really isn't that hard, I had full screen full motion working great in 1996.
Meanwhile Microsoft with one press release killed any interest Investor had in us because they would say, "how can you compete against Microsoft".   Well I watch the next 5 years go by, Microsoft never delivered and my technology had reached HDTV levels by 2001.

Still no one could get it out to the public till Macromedia Flash did it in stealth mode in 2002, and it's not streaming, it's a progressive download.
By keeping is secret they were able to get people to install the Video player while no one even knew it could play video.



Even then it took YouTube in 2005 to get the public's attention and get final general acknowledged that the Internet is indeed ready for Video.

Here we are 14 years after 1996 when I was demoing it at my little company in Los Angeles, Digital Video Technology and Internet Broadcast Systems and it's only this year I am finally seeing thing progress to where I was in 2001, 9 years go. And that's streaming HDTV which is now the rage.

I just feel like Microsoft has been nothing but an obstruction. Not enabling the technology yet blocking others with working technology from forward progress because everyone is "waiting" for Microsoft's grand solution.

Well we saw it. Yawn. Oh yea DRM.

I was grabbing 1080p HD movies from the internet using Bit Torrent back in 2001 and it took 9 years for the Industry to offer it legitimately.

Then I see broadcasters trying to pull shows off Hulu and try to put up pay-walls.

Meanwhile I get shows on Bit Torrent, many even a week earlier then the US Broadcast, posted most likely by UK viewers.
Even same day I get show 2 hours before they are broadcast in California because they air in New York 3 hour earlier.

I get a 1 hour show in about 10 to 20 minutes using bit torrent.

The worst part is bit torrent isn't even all that good of a protocol.

The World has changed. I am sorry telco's and cable companies, but those that own wires are just pipes in the future.

Telco's saw the first wave with Voip and it's variations like skype, google talk etc, where they can't own your Phone any more.

Soon Cell Carriers will get hit with it too. It's inevitable just wireless pipes.

I can already root my droid cell and make it in to a Wifi access point. Then using a wireless Ethernet bridge from Linksys in to a Cisco encrypted VPN box and Cisco IP phone, presto awesome phone service in to my employers voip network. It's works just as well as the old Ma Bell phone service, maybe better even.

Oh and it's super secure! Why can't my cell sound that clear in the first place! Only problem is it's a mess of wires and boxes.

Cisco, now there is one of the few companies that actually knows what there doing. At least for making boxes anyhow. Cisco could also be so much more.

There is no reason a Cable company couldn't offer Full Cable service to anyone anywhere on the planet using vanilla Internet. And their wires are just become nothing more than an Internet Bandwidth service.

I have already seen people to high speed channel surfing and live video over the net. Heck I implemented something like it if for a CCTV DVR I architected for VCT Vision.

I can listen to many radio stations from anywhere in the world, yet my local TV channel is limited to just the local area. Why!

Why can't I watch streaming shows from HBO?

These companies are so locked up in legal contracts that it's inviting, no begging, for someone like Apple and Google to come in and take over there Industry.

I am just waiting for a real player to come in produce high quality shows for Internet consumption. And I don't mean posting on youtube.

Meanwhile I have watched so many Set Top Box companies build cool boxes with all sorts of neat tricks, and bite the dust. I have participated in 3 first hand, and must have met so many other people also did the same. Must be almost 100 by now.

Most recently was the founder of Prismiq Inc. You should hear his horror story. Millions wasted on an beautiful front end and back end solutions only to find out the industry has no intention of pulling it's head out of it's ass.

Worst yet I could have told him the outcome from my experiences in 1994 through 1997 trying to pitch the big players.

In 1996 CNN did a news story where they showed my product "Livecam" and then trade markets and send me a cease and desist letter.

I had friends that did an amazing video over IP trial back in 1993, something like 50000 households video on demand. USA Video. You should hear the horror stories.

It's like listening to war veterans about how we where just cannon fodder.

Seem about once a month I have someone contact me wanting to do a set top box play or video over cell phone play. One little piece of advice, Don't do it!