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Saturday, September 10, 2005

It's a brilliant plan. Denied access for enforcement purposes, and RIAA and MPAA will now access the Internet2 for 'research.'

A stark contrast.

iTMS numbers.

An unrelated tidbit. I normally stick to topic pretty well, but I came across this and just had to share. We were looking at doing RNAi in mice (brain weight 0.4g), and calculated out that it would cost us $145 per mouse, per day. For the relatively small experiment we were planning (week treatment, 30 mice), that comes to about $30,000. A human brain weighs about 1500g, I can't imagine the delivery system would be as efficient (can't do daily injections into human brains), and the treatment lengths would be effectively infinite (RNAi doesn't shut off genes, it just interferes with their expression temporarily). So we're talking many millions of dollars, just for the RNA to run the treatments with. Take any breathless futurizing you see in medicine with a very large grain of salt. But I digress....

Times covers open standards.

BBC embodies brilliant profiting from openness.

First non-PC maker moves into HTPC market. Maybe an experienced experience-integrator will get it right?

Yay Wolfram.

Progress. Especially for those of us who lack a TV by choice.

The FCC is still the FCC....

FEMA demands use of IE to file Katrina claims. Parallels the recent Copyright Office attempt to do the same thing. [sarcasm]Maybe, in a traditional theme for government these days, they are afraid that by supporting Firefox they are competing with the private sector?[/sarcasm]

CA joins IBM in 'patent commons.' My concept of the future of IP is looking pretty good right now. Commercial use costs dearly, but IP is given away for personal use for 'viral marketing' and brand cachet purposes.



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