Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We have come a long long way.

Thinking about how far we have come in the last 10 years let alone since the early years of ARPANET http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET.

1965's view of the Internet.

Early 90's video concerning the BBS systems we all knew and loved.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Theirs more to our moon then meets our eye's.. or per say what we have been told for many generations.

I remember listening to coast to coast the other night. they were talking about this new discovery that their may be around the same amount of water the earth contains deep deep bellow the moons crust.

Yahoo article concerning new NASA briefing http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110527/us_ac/8547445_discovery_of_water_inside_moon_could_alter_origin_theory_space_travel

Couldnt help it,

and the following.. just makes you wonder?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Waiting on some bicycle parts.

Kinda felt a little let down with my local US Post office.

I was really looking forward to getting a package yesterday with my new bicycle front end that would give better breaking and a little bit of road vibration dampening. I also have a wicked reproduction V-style kick stand in the box to give a little more of that 1920's board track racer feel to the Mo-Tard.

Hopefully Ill be getting it in today and will be able to install these two much needed upgrades on my bike on Saturday before having to go into work.

If your curious... I ordered the following from a great online store called Pirate Cycles out of North Grafton, MA.

Sunlite Springer W Cantilever v break studs [http://www.piratecycles1.com/sunlite-springer-w-canti-studs.html]

The second item I ordered was the Sunlite Pro Double Alloy Kickstand [http://www.piratecycles1.com/nualdokibl.html]

Wearable Computer project.

So finally getting back around to one of my back burner projects. Yes the ongoing project to build a comfortable 24/7 Internet fuelled Augmented Reality wearable computer project.

At the time being I may have a good computer platform candidate as it meets the following guidelines.

1) decent power usage (less then 5-16Watts an hour)

2) USB host master support (For using wifi/CDMA dongle or custom fabricated Human User Interfaces)

3) Component video display output.

First up running candidate is the GP2X Caanoo. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Caanoo]

System specs are as follows and can be obtained for less then $200, with less then a week before i could get my grubby little hands on.

SoC (System on a Chip): MagicEyes Pollux VR3520F
CPU: ARM926EJ 533 MHz embedded on SoC (architecture version ARMv5TEJ)
GPU: 3D hardware engine embedded on SoC (OpenGL ES 1.1 support)
3D performance: 133M Texel/s and 1,33M Polygon/s
main RAM: 128 Mbytes DDR SDRAM 133 MHz (peak memory bandwidth: 533 Mbytes/s)
video buffer: about 16 Mbytes of main RAM are reserved for the video/texture information
Operating System: GNU/Linux based
Flash memory: None (128 Mbytes reserved to the OS)
Connection to PC: USB 2.0 High Speed through EXT Port
USB Host: USB 1.1 standard socket
Supports SD / SDHC memory cards (up to 32 Gigabytes)
G-Sensor/Vibration Motor
High precision analog stick
Display: 3.5 inch LCD 320×240 pixel (resistive touchscreen)
Stereo audio DAC: Wolfson Microelectronics WM1800
Embedded Microphone and stereo Loudspeakers
Power: Internal 1850mAh Lithium Polymer Battery (approx. 5/6 hours game/video playback)
Dimensions : 146 (w) × 70 (h) × 18.5 (d) mm
Weight : 136g
WiFi via adapter (USB dongle – Purchased separately)
Colors: Black/Blue, White

The Next candidate is the Norhtec Gecko Surfboard [http://www.norhtec.com/products/surfboard/index.html]\

This board uses less then 5 Watts an hour, comes with a 1ghz CPU, has needed I/O features. But drops in at $275 shipped from Taiwan. Down side it may take anywhere from two weeks to several months to come through customs. Not to mention this baby may be to cool to tear apart and canabalise as a wearable computer.

Features & specifications:

1 Ghz Xcore86 x586 Device on Chip
1 RS232
1 VGA output
Integrated 1280 x 1024 with 128 MB dedicated video RAM
1 TV / Composite video out (Optional)
2 x SDs, 2 x USB 2.0
1 x SATA (Internal)
Hi Definition Audio - Audio in and out
Optional WiFi and / or 3G module
Tiny footprint
No cooling fan or moving parts
Regular expansion ports - USB/Serial/LAN etc.

Now with this said and done Theirs the aspect of building a decent input method.

1) Chord keyboards - Steep learning curve but fairly practical in the long run as it could be
adapted fairly easily to a EKG bio feedback system.

2) Speech recognition - Fairly easy to execute in GNU/Open source environment but is resource

3) Gesture recognition- Might prove to be way to system resource intensive.

4) EKG based input, could use a array of conductive fabric/body modification piercings and
complementary circuitry to translate into computer interaction.

The next step will be figuring out how to finance this project. I dont want a corporate sponsor as in i want to be able to keep this project open to the public and freely hackable without a bunch of impossible legal red tape that might stem from getting this sucked up or ground into the wheels of a juggernaut.

Patriot act extension and modern day Tea Party

So it sounds like rocket scientists on capitol hill have extended the Patriot Act for another four years to expire June 1st 2015. If you ask me this a major lapse in judgement on the part of our representation, and the upholding of our constitutional rights. On one hand some the of the provisions make sense, and on the other hand I can seriously visualize our country's founders flailing around rashly in their final resting spaces.

Maybe per chance folks need to put their foot down! And by this mean figure out how to rationally and maturely resolve the root of the issues that are causing our current global issues.

Some of my ideas are as follows.

1) Get rid of the vicious cycle of hate and fear.

This can be achieved by promoting true peace, understanding, and most importantly RESPECT!

2) Find a way to free ourselves from financial slavery. This is both personal and collective level. Can be boiled down to #5.

3) Find a way to provide for everyone true basic human rights. Such as food, shelter, freedom, clothing and education/Intellectual advancement. Can be boiled down to #5.

4) Further the cause of Tolerance, Respect, Dignity, and understanding on the global theatre level. Can be boiled down to #5.

5) Promote personal responsibility/accountability.

A society were someone points the finger of blame, and a mob of angry ducks come flying in is no society by my standards. This apply s to many aspects of society. Be it media circuses, draconian justice systems, or inept "legal" governing body's.

Hopefully within the next four years our collective can mature to the point we can repel these draconian emergency policy's. and or will not need to have such horrible across the board gag orders!

- The IndustrialPhreak

Original Slashdot article that triggered the latest storm of neuron activity.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This guy is a god!

I can say I absolutely covet his skill's how he can keep the mental image while airing in this image.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New prospective law requires mandatory auto-mobile black boxes.

A little unbelievable to an extent they would require such a plausibly far reaching fingering of citizens privacy. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/05/automotive-black-boxes/

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Interesting dream.

So I think it might be prudent to post a dream I had this night.

The dream entailed that my fiance and I inherited and or owned an abandoned former US Missle silo complex. We lived under ground in a remote off the grid location. My better half was getting very angry at our living arrangements so i tunnelled out a new room that we piped via fibre optic natural sunlight and built a cave projector config to simulate any and all environments. This included temperature, breeze, smell, etc...

This made her exceptionally pleased with our living arrangements which led to her giving me the okay to building a underground oxygen farm/ hydroponic food farm that we could trade sell to our fellow mole people. ;')

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Come join the forum at www.motorbicycling.com

Lady's and gent's one and all come and join me and various other motard freaks at http://www.motorbicycling.com . If you like 150MPG and consider yourself a fan for nimble and performance enhancing motorised toys come and join!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bountiful and generously historical reproduction!

A Motivational video.

This video truely speaks to me, I do not know if it really will touch anyone else out their as much as it has me.

Four Stroke motor bicycle project

Well I recently bought a four stroke engine kit, lovely little piece of kit on ebay. Thought i would try another engine technology that i could experiment with different fuel sources.

Any way got the kit mounted, a few weeks later i dropped some additional dough into it with new chrome, ape hangers, new saddle with sissy bar, some mirrors to legalise my ride. on the 10th of may i purchased a old school bicycle generator front head lamp and rear lamp kit going to look into a few things in the way of having a alarm, air horn and charging circuit for a small 6-12v SLA bank.