There’s a cou­ple too many tar­ty bits and he should have tak­en the pas­sen­ger pegs off, but this is my fav Bon­neville treat­ment to date. There’s a good pic­ture, some info on the Bel­la­Corse site (last entry), and a few more details scrounged up by MCN.

The ulti­mate in bike mount­ed cam­eras. This is how they get those close-up at-speed asphalt shots.

Tem­pest in a teapot or egre­gious theft of ideas? FIM now has it’s own elec­tric bike rac­ing series. Did they steal it from TTXGP?


Technology — Security

Who is respon­si­ble for the safe­ty of your cred­it card data as it trav­els through the labyrinth from card swipe to your month­ly bill? Sev­er­al restau­rants that lost a bun­dle of cash due to the inad­e­quate secu­ri­ty of their POS sys­tem would like the sys­tem cre­ators to be held respon­si­ble for their blunders.

The tel­cos, Sprint in par­tic­u­lar, are mak­ing it triv­ial for LEOs to look up your loca­tion data as pro­vid­ed by your cell phone. No war­rant required, no over­sight pro­vid­ed. It’s start­ing to hit some of the blogs and the top­ic may take off lat­er this week. This is the orig­i­nal research by Christo­pher Soghoian.

Miss­ing limbs are being replaced by increas­ing­ly sophis­ti­cat­ed pros­thet­ics. A look at the past, present, and future tech­nol­o­gy of arti­fi­cial limbs. I think the pic­tures are beau­ti­ful, your tol­er­ance for images of com­bin­ing of human and machine may differ.



The British Roy­al Soci­ety released full scans of 60 sem­i­nal sci­en­tif­ic papers. Includ­ing the 1671: “A Let­ter of Mr. Isaac New­ton, Pro­fes­sor of the Math­e­mat­icks in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge; Con­tain­ing His New The­o­ry about Light and Col­ors” and Edward Bullard’s 1965 “The Fit of the Con­ti­nents Around the Atlantic” which pro­vid­ed a cru­cial boost to the the­o­ry of plate tec­ton­ics. Wired Sci­ence dis­cussed these and oth­ers and pro­vides a link to the full set.


Art, Images, and Design

I will pay (in cook­ies) some­one to make me a good sized vec­tor ver­sion of the logo on this oth­er­wise hideous car.

These char­ac­ters and their ram­bling back sto­ry weird me out in a hap­py way.

These cheap chic graph­ics by Chris­tine Cel­ic for Mud­slinger Cof­fee in Greenville NC are rockin’.

Yeah, I know you all hate twit­ter. But if you got­ta go there I sug­gest one of these clever avatars from Adam Kor­ford. I’m torn between the Wild Things mon­ster and Linus with his blanket.

Turk­ish beer cans turned into fab sculp­tures includ­ing a moto.

Rusty robots. Detail shots and the place to buy.

Drac­u­la cha-cha. I kid you not.

More tomor­row dearies.