Archive for date: July 3, 2004

Computing simple holograms

July 3, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Neat paper: Holography without Photography, by Thad Walker. The author uses a simple C program to generate holograms which are then printed on overhead transparencies with a laser printer. I’ll have to try this.

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Streaming Audio/Video patents…

July 3, 2004 | Intellectual Property, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Groklaw.net is reporting that Acacia Technologies has been filing litigation against websites for patent infringement on patents they received for a system for distributing video and audio over the Internet. I used pat2pdf to download the relevant patents: 5,132,992 5,253,275 5,550,863 6,002,720 6,144,702 The EFF have placed this patent on their list of ten most […]

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Homebuilt Lasers Page

July 3, 2004 | Mad Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

This seems to be just about the simplest homebuilt laser you can make: a TEA nitrogen laser. TEA stands for Transverse Electrical discharge at Atmospheric pressure. It requires no vacuum pumps or glasswork. Someday, my desire for mad science will lead me here…

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The KnotPlot Site

July 3, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

For some reason, I find knots fascinating. What’s even more fascinating is how often books about knots show up on the bargain shelves at Borders, and yet every year or so a new, nicely photographed, full color book on knots makes appears to replace them. Bizarre. But if you want to learn about knots and […]

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Fahrenheit 9/11

July 3, 2004 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

I must admit, I’m a bit of a fluff movie-goer. I go to movies to be entertained, not to learn. When I wish to learn, I read books, news, or even the Internet. I don’t see many documentary or independent films. I’m also not an enormous Michael Moore fan. I find some of his work […]

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