An anonymous poster to the Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede movie thread just made my day: turns out Bradley Denton has posted the entire book as a PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives download. You are in for some treat: I think that this is the great American comic science fiction novel, a book about the quest to exhume Buddy Holly's corpse from Lubbock, TX to prove that he can't possibly be broadcasting an all-powerful jamming signal from a hermetically sealed bubble on a distant, airless moon.
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3D printing is a dumpster fire of stupid, obvious patents, but thankfully many of these are expiring; this year, the stupid patent on putting sides on a 3D printer (extrusion printers are very sensitive to errant breezes and just a puff of wind can ruin a print that took hours, just minutes before it completes).
For years, rogue archivist Carl Malamud (previously) has been scanning and posting proprietary elements of the law, such as standard annotations or building and safety codes developed by outside parties and then incorporated into legislation, on the theory that if you are expected to follow the law, you must be able to read, write and […]
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Cheap massage chairs are a common Christmas gift, but we’re willing to bet they don’t get a lot of actual use from the people who could really use a massage. We’re talking about people with deep, chronic joint pain or anyone who does a serious workout on a regular basis. For that kind of soreness, […]
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