Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

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Ricochet Changes Hands Again

Maybe YDI Wireless will light up the network again... It's pretty much old hat now that 3g is poised to launch around the country.

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After 14 Years, Iraq Reopens Embassy in D.C.

With the cheering of onlookers, the Iraqi embassy in Washington D.C. has been re-opened.

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Hologram Projectors Coming Soon

A new breakthrough in imaging technology at Cambridge Uni in England has created a hologram projector that works without lenses or bright bulbs. The technology uses a thin film micro display and a laser to project a hologram in from of the viewer.

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Cave Trip - Mosque Pit & Kimosabe Cavern

I just got back from an excellent cave trip. My friend doug from the Desert Dog Troglodytes grotto went to Northern Arizona to fence off and explore a cave that doug bought. It was great fun!

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Saudis Will Allow Ferners To Pack

Due to a recent spate of attacks, Saudi Arabia will allow foreigners to carry guns.

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Glassy Amorphous Steel

Using the rare metal yttrium, researches at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created an alloy based on iron ore that is more like glass than steel. It is extremely strong and light and, like glass, it resembles a liquid more than a solid.

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Belmont School Will Be Completed

It's already the costliest High School ever built, with over $175 million spent on it so far. It has been put on hold for the last 4 years due to it being built on top of a major earthquake fault and an oil field that is leaching methane and hydrogen sulfide gas. The plan as it stands now is to tear down 2 buildings that are directly above the fault and build 2 more elsewhere, as well as install pipes and monitoring systems to keep the toxic gasses in check.

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World's Largest Mercenary Army

Paid for with your hard earned money. That's right, our government now has the distinction of having the World's largest private army... hired thugs rejoice!

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PHP SAR Software

In Canada, the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) has developed some cool software for the command center called Search and Rescue Command System (SARCS). I am currently working on a similar project for the San Bernardino Search and Rescue team, which I am in the process of joining.

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So You Behaded An American...

In Saudi Arabia, if you behead an American, you are given the chance to turn yourself in and get partial amnesty. That seems logical.

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Placing Plame Where It's Due

The President was interviewed today, by US Attorney Patrick J Fitzgerald about who leaked the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame, which is a federal offense punishable by 10 years in club fed. Bush appointed a lawyer to act on his behalf.

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Tom DeLay is Corrupt as Hell

The Nation Editor's Weblog states, and i quote: "Tom DeLay... is hands down one of the most corrupt politicians in the United States." That an impressive feat to pull off!

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Will Smith is a geek

Believe it or not, Will Smith was/is a geek. I personally thing I, Robot is going to kick ass. Check out this interview with the star from I, Robot. [btw, yes he keeps his toys]

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Feds Suggest Insecurity Through Obscurity

If you don't make it public, nobody will know you failed... well except the attackers who brought down your network.

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A Request from Ben Shutman

ben requests the following:

------ please please please please please don't post crap like "today is wednesday. i woke up and ate cheerios. then i went to the store to look at warhammer 40k figurines. i then played 2 hours of dungeons and dragons and my level 5 elf found a short sword of balancing +1! i then went to fry's and bought three ethernet cables. I like the belkin brand cables because they're nicer and more bendy. i then looked on ebay for 80's toys that my mom wouldnt buy me when i was a child. i found an optiums prime, mint condition for only $600!!! i'll post pics of it when i get it. then i checked my lavalife account and found that i had two smileys. i'm so happy today."

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LAPD Caught Beating Suspect Again on Video

Not knowing when to throw in the hat and stop beating their fleeing suspects, LAPD has been caught once again on video (this time from their own helicopter) viciously beating a suspected car thief. Riots at 11.

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Moose Cheese for the Low Low Price of $500 per pound!

There is nothing in the world quite like milking a giant wild horned animal, but it's quite dangerous, which is part of the reason that a Swedish company can sell it for $500 a pound.

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Groping Arnold Doll Designs Sought

Bosley's Bobbing Head Doll Co. is seeking designs for a groping arnold doll.

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Comdex finally dies

I remember when Comdex was a huge, raging event with thousands of people. Now, due to lack of interest, it has been canceled.

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IBM Assited Nazis

Machines build by IBM were used to make killing more efficient in Nazi death camps during WWII.

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Blood Shortage... DONATE!

The American Red Cross is requesting donations of blood due to a blood shortage in Southern California. If you can, donate... it will save lives.

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Wireless Polygraph

According to Haaretz News, our wonderful non-big-brother-esque government is funding development on some great new technology that will allow spooks to determine if their mark is lying without having to attach any annoying wires that connect to traditional polygraph machines. It's made by a joint venture of an Israeli company Atlas and the American company Whizsoft. There is even talk of a mat of sensors used for airport passenger questioning.

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Wolfowitz Testifies Pentagon Misjudged the Strength of Iraqi Insurgency

After all the talk about how easy it would be to take Iraq, Paul Wolfowitz now testifies that the Pentagon misjudged the number of troops it would take over Iraq.

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First US Mad Cow Fatality

A woman in Florida has become the first person in the US to have died from mad cow disease. ASTNN has the scoop...

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War[*] has gone too far...

Some people in Seattle have decided that a good place to find wireless access is around Lake Union, and they are doing so from their kayaks... thus warkayaking [ugh].

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3 New Religous Policeman Entries

If you ever wonder what is going on in Saudi Arabia... this is the place to find out... The Religious Policeman is a great blog from an anonymous Saudi. Very cool insight into the world of Saudi Arabia.

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Boogah Tries Coke2, Likes It

from gominosensei:

i've finally gotten a hold of some c2 and i've gotta admit that it's nowhere near as bad as i thought it'd be. besides the occasional hint of artificial sweetener, it really seems like coke went thru the trouble of making c2 taste like regular coke. [read the rest at gomi no sensei]

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Milk Does a Rocket Good

Young children and pregnant women who drink milk from California cows may be exposed to unsafe levels of a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel, according to a new study.

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SpaceShipOne A Success!

I just got back from the Mojave Airport, where i saw the successful takeoff and landing of the World's first commercial space ship, SpaceShipOne. I arrived on Sunday night at around 11pm and was one of the first people to park. Upon exiting my car i was greeted by 30-40mph winds that were blasting sand, painfully fast, from the North. [read the rest]

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Old Photos Imported!

Ok I have imported all my eecue.com photos from before I was using gallery. They have been integrated into the photo albums... note that the dates are totally incorrect on most of them because I never set the time on my old camera... oh well... the japan photos are coming soon! =]

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SpaceShipOne A Success!

I just got back from the Mojave Airport, where i saw the successful takeoff and landing of the World's first commercial space ship, SpaceShipOne. I arrived on Sunday night at around 11pm and was one of the first people to park. Upon exiting my car i was greeted by 30-40mph winds that were blasting sand, painfully fast, from the North.

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