The Machines Are Watching Us, Judging Us
Surveillance cameras are increasingly monitoring
noncriminals engaged in technically legal behavior.
Meanwhile, special new artificial intelligence software
is processing video feeds to look for unacceptable behavior.
The machines are watching us, and they are making judgments
about what we do. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE.
Autonomous insect cyborg sentinels
Researchers from Cornell University have implanted
'microfluidic devices in insects before they hatch into
fully grown flying creatures.' Of course, when they
grow, these insects still carry the sensors. And if
this works, they'll be used for monitoring and security
surveillance, primarily by military forces.
Monitor Your PC's CPU Core Temperature
The CPU temperature should be recorded while running
some form of CPU-stressing utility or CPU-intensive
program. For good, long-term reliability, the CPU temperature
should be less than about 85°C. Figure 2 shows the
CPU temperature being plotted using a graphics utility.
Temperature readings also can be logged into an Excel
Angel.Com Helps IRI with Election Monitoring
An interactive voice response system from Angel.com
helped the International Republican Institute (IRI),
of Washington, D.C., ensure fast and accurate reporting
of election results.
ACLU to hand out cameras to monitor police.
This should end well
Police who work the Fairground neighborhood will
soon be under video surveillance by the people they
serve, an activist group said Wednesday. The American
Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri first announced
in December 2005 its intention to outfit residents to
record city officers.
Staph Infection Diagnosis
Monitor minor skin problems such as pimples, insect
bites, cuts and scrapes, especially in children. Contact
your health care provider if symptoms of staph infection
are present or if a previously treated staph infection
seems to get worse rather than heal. Staph infection
can range from minor to life-threatening, so it's important
to be diagnosed
The Internet Status (Beta)
This is a great little site that monitors the status
of the Internet. Apparently, the Internet is currently
It's Official: Maine Rejects Net Neutrality!
Gov. John Baldacci today signed legislation asking
the Maine Office of the Public Advocate to monitor federal
activity to ensure Mainers continue to have free and
open access to the Internet.
Japan Plans Nursing Home For Dogs
Japan will get its first nursing home for dogs with
round-the-clock monitoring by doctors and a team of
puppies to help aging pooches feel younger, a pet products
company said Wednesday.
iStat Menus 1.0 Released
iStat menus lets you monitor your system right from
the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you
monitor every aspect of your system such as CPU usage,
memory usage and fan speeds.
New Advances in Pain-Free Testing for Diabetics
For many people living with diabetes, frequent testing
of blood glucose levels can be the most valuable tool
for maintaining control of symptoms and avoiding long
term complications. New advances in pain free testing,
including painless glucose monitors from many manufacturers,
make pricked fingers and drawing blood a thing of the
SugarStats.com Launches Rails-based Online
Diabetes Management App
With 194 million diabetes in the world and 21 million
in the U.S. alone, diabetes management is a serious
issue. SugarStats.com launched today and makes it simple
to track, monitor and share your blood glucose levels
online for better diabetes management. The site was
built using Ruby on Rails and is mainly focused on ease
of use and simplicity.
US military's new Iraq strategy: religious
Working to implement Condoleeza Rice's exhortation,
Sunnis and Shi'ites sit down to talk away 1,400 years
of hostility. By Gordon Lubold for The Christian Science
Monitor (thanks to DFS): A fledgling group of Sunni
and Shiite religious leaders met for...
ACLU gives residents video cameras to monitor
ST. LOUIS - The American Civil Liberties Union launched
a program Wednesday to give free video cameras to some
residents of high-crime neighborhoods to help them monitor
police after years of misconduct complaints.
Highly scalable & distributed NetFlow
AdventNet has now released NetFlow Analyzer Enterprise
Edition which adopts a Server - probe approach to NetFlow
monitoring and so must be scalable than any other product
currently in the market. Its sure a must have for enterprises
with large and growing networks.
iStat Menus vs Menu Meters
Here's my quick take on iStat Menus and Menu Meters,
two apps for OS X that allow you to monitor your computer
from the menu bar.
Device Keeps your Tires at the Perfect Pressure
Underinflated tires cause rollovers and spins. They
reduce gas mileage, quite often when the car owner is
unaware. These are a few reasons that all 2008 vehicles
must include tire-pressure monitoring systems by federal
Have a fetish for stars and trigonometry? StarShine
will have your brain working in overtime as you try
to predict angles and patterns without smashing your
keyboard through your monitor... or maybe you will.
Choose where to fire your lone shooting star to light
up all of the rest! With 50 puzzles, you shouldn't be
Exercise 2.0 under way inside Intel
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Sophisticated motion sensors
are part of an Intel project to help couch potatoes
monitor their physical activity from the, um, couch.Intel's
Beverly Harrison holds a cell-phone sized prototype
sensor that could one day monitor physical activity.(Credit:
Tom Krazit/CNET News.com)Beverly Harrison, a
Are you genius good at software deployment?
well are you? (just another blog post about something
techie.. call me a digg whore.. and no this is not my
own post.. i just like it!! because yes i am in a thankless
techie role.. sucking my way through each day.. but,
hey, when you are in charge of monitoring company internet
usage at least you can digg all day!)
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