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momentrabbit pointed out these rather spiffy punched card window blinds.

I'm happy to say I had one of the most enjoyable furry times on Saturday night, thanks to mycroftb and marko_the_rat. Just a couple friends, relaxing, cool music playing in the background, and chatting about every subject under the sun. (And it was good to actually see momentrabbit live and direct from the Avatarium, as well as kumachan and friend)

Are bunny feet not adorable?

I did like this centennial Canadian 5¢ coin featuring a rabbit, as patch_bunny pointed out. We need more lapine presence on currency. Much more.

Here's some African wildlife photography of an extraordinary caliber.

Via schnee, a little look at birds of Britain, courtesy of the educational team at Look Around You.

Having finally seen V for Vendetta, I appreciate sphelx's perception that viewing it would be best accomplished with much screen area and highly capacious air displacement capabilities, especially in the subsonics region. O, what a beautiful speech he delivers upon his arrival on all the televisions.. I need hardly elaborate.

I'm sure jharish will attest to the authenticity of this helpful guide to sushi etiquette.

patch_bunny unearthed The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It, starring John Cleese, Connie Booth, and a host of other names like Ron Moody and Joss Ackland, available for the princely sum of $8.95. IMDb indicates it could be well worth it - has anyone actually heard of the title?

Woohoo! merik noticed there's going to be a DVD of the IFC shorts of Greg the Bunny!

Oooh. Anyone know of Gram Rabbit? JWZ offers this capsule review of a recent concert: "This was one of the best shows I've seen in a while. I love the two albums I have, and they totally rocked live. The singer went through several bunny-themed costume changes, and they occasionally had spastic go-go dancers in full-on furry-pervert bunny suits. It was awesome. Go see this band!"

Want a smell recorder/player? "Simply point the gadget at a freshly baked cookie, for example, and it will analyse its odour and reproduce it for you using a host of non-toxic chemicals."

As you've doubtless seen, the renowned publisher Jim Baen died last week, famed for bringing many a (now) classic sci-fi author to light, as well as pioneering the way forward in electronic publishing, in multiple formats, unencumbered by DRM. And, uniquely, showing a profit on that basis.

Another search engine to try: Zumber, based in Brisbane. I may well use a shortcut to Zumber instead of Google now, as the latter can sometimes be flooded by porn-related fake sites and spammish weblog "comments".

Handy little reference: local time around the world, taking into account summer variations where applicable, for a simple list of 141 cities.

Army of Ghosts: brilliant. One of those episodes where everything came together - a top-notch script, and with all the lead characters playing themselves to their peak. I suppose I might watch next week too. =:)

I thought fleetfur and patch_bunny might like this ten-minute wildlife show I spotted, Secret Squirrels (44MB). It looks at a colony of red squirrels around the Liverpool coast; they were once common in the UK, until they were all but entirely displaced by their more silvery cousins.

There are very few alterations to PowerBook/MacBook Pro physical aesthetics I'd consider making, but this is really rather cool.

*giggle* Okay, tail umbrella's one point I'll concede to you. =:)

The blinds really are quite inspired. Hardcore geeky, but still fully functional too - the holes, as you say, provide just a nicely decorative pattern, but not enough light to ruin their purpose.

I think I've touched a punched card, and I know I saw paper tape once.. think I even had a little spool of it, long since a victim of the many moves. Gods, it's amazing to think how computing's developed in really just a matter of a few decades, from building-sized governmental installations with CRTs and mercury columns for memory, to little slabs with megapixels of perfect clarity that can be tucked into a backpack. Wonder what we'll be playing with in, say, thirty years? ^_^
In thirty years, purchase price will probably still be a consideration for consumers, since humans like a bargain. Plus products may cost far more than they do now because of scarcity of oil and the accompanying barrel price.

I've heard that chip manufacturers are finding ways to extend the amount of time that they can continue to get speed increases out of silicon chips as chip die sizes get increasingly more compact (some observers had thought that the silicon chip had had its chips because dies couldn't be physically made much smaller).

My own solution to the problem when I was working on warp drive physics was to consider applying a warp field to a chip to accelerate the speeds that the electrons inside the chip moved at. That way, you could potentially take an old processor from, say, a 1980's PC and have its internal processing speed running faster than a modern expensive 64-bit chip. Guess I may never know if it would have worked. :)

In the absence of warp fields in the future I would hunch that biological chips might gain more use, though I believe quantum computing is also being looked into.