Digital Genetics

Archive for January, 2011

Moving forward?

by on Jan.24, 2011, under Environment, nature, Society, technology

According to a recent article posted on the Globe and mail website:

In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism” – a genetically engineered cyanobacterium that produces liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, “fossil fuels on demand.”

Whilst it is an obvious step forward in terms of technology and zero dependence of raw materials, agricultural land, crops (ie. ethanol) or fresh water, i’m not convinced this is a step in a positive environment-oriented direction. It is essentially (as the globe and mail suggested) liquid hydrocarbons on demand.

For the full article, go to:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/a-brave-new-world-of-fossil-fuels-on-demand/article1871149/

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Classic auto-correct fails!

by on Jan.19, 2011, under Funny, technology

Phones may be getting smarter with virtual keyboards and fantastic new features, but they are no match for fat fingers!The website Damn You, Autocorrect collects the funniest and most embarrassing text messages you never meant to send. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some chicken to masturbate

gum in puss

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Prey: they can run but they cant hide

by on Jan.07, 2011, under Internet, Security

Prey is an open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones. According to the official website:

“Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.”

Some of its features include:

  • 100% Geolocation aware
  • Wifi Autoconnect
  • Small footprint
  • Full use of laptop / phone camera for evidence collection
  • Allows access to screenshots of active sessions
  • Keeps passwords and email safe
  • Render the PC useless by fully locking it down
  • Hardware scanner
  • Self updating

To download or get more information about prey, visit:

http://preyproject.com/

There is also a youtube video available, which will take you through downloading, installing and configuring prey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OomHeFt9j44

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