Category Archives: Technology

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Surveillance Self-Defense

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has created a new web site, Surveillance Self-Defense ( The site collects information about surveillance techniques that governments, large companies, marketing firms, criminal organizations, and some individuals are using to track you through the day. … Continue reading

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Not Such a Stretch to Reach the Stars

There’s a wonderful story in today’s New York Times about a symposium held as part of the DARPA 100-Year Starship Study. The meeting took place for a few days at the end of September and beginning of October, and consisted … Continue reading

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CrowdSourcing and Space Exploration

Yesterday I read a blog by Ruth Suehle, an employee at Red Hat and blogger on, that suggests that crowdsourcing and other forms of voluntary collaboration could replace taxes for funding some or all of the costs of space … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Talks about Electric Cars, Colonizing Mars

Wall Street Journal reporter and pundit Alan Murray interviewed the founder and CEO of both Tesla (electric cars) and SpaceX, Elon Musk. In person Musk comes across as a rather understated engineer/geek with an accent that many Americans will mistake … Continue reading

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