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Geekcorps Can TV

The Geekcorps is a volunteer project to transfer technical knowledge into the third world, typically Africa. Courtesy of Jordan, they've updated the old trick of building unidirectional WiFi antennae out of Pringles cans into a method of supplying local video broadcasting, dubbed the CanTV.

Geekcorps Can TV

The Geekcorps is a volunteer project to transfer technical knowledge into the third world, typically Africa. Courtesy of Jordan, they've updated the old trick of building unidirectional WiFi antennae out of Pringles cans into a method of supplying local video broadcasting, dubbed the CanTV. The key thing to note is this is bidirectional media, it's straightforward to turn receivers into transmitters, so we don't just saturate the third world with first world images, we provide a base to shoehorn development and narrow the digital divide. Go geekcorps.

How Israel lost the war

Asia Times provides a detailed description of the strategic outcome of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. It is a sobering account of how prepared Hezbollah were for Israel's offensive.

How Israel lost the war

Asia Times provides a detailed description of the strategic outcome of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. It is a sobering account of how prepared Hezbollah were for Israel's offensive.

Iraq by the numbers

Tom Engelhardt does an excellent job summarising the current state of Iraq. It's sobering picture that any decent journalist at the NYT, Time or Newsweek should be able to draw also, but do not. If you want a concise snapshot of the state of the civil war in Iraq, this is one of the best.

Iraq by the numbers

Tom Engelhardt does an excellent job summarising the current state of Iraq. It's sobering picture that any decent journalist at the NYT, Time or Newsweek should be able to draw also, but do not. If you want a concise snapshot of the state of the civil war in Iraq, this is one of the best.

Who killed the electric car?

The excellent weekly news program Dateline, on Australian SBS television has a cracker of a story about the U.S. car company General Motors killing the electric car. For a country like Australia with abundant daily sunshine, it's a no-brainer. The follow up story on electronic rental bicycles in Lyon also resonates now that I'm enjoying the bicycle friendly city of Amsterdam.

Who killed the electric car?

The excellent weekly news program Dateline, on Australian SBS television has a cracker of a story about the U.S. car company General Motors killing the electric car. For a country like Australia with abundant daily sunshine, it's a no-brainer.

The follow up story on electronic rental bicycles in Lyon also resonates now that I'm enjoying the bicycle friendly city of Amsterdam.

Banksy strikes again

Banksy hits Disneyland. Courtesy of Brett. Actually Aussie John Saffran pulled a similar stunt at Disneyland many years ago, planting a fake caption under a photo of Walt, noting his anti-semitism.

Banksy strikes again

Banksy hits Disneyland. Courtesy of Brett. Actually Aussie John Saffran pulled a similar stunt at Disneyland many years ago, planting a fake caption under a photo of Walt, noting his anti-semitism.

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