So I didn't write anything last week which is a terrible betrayal of your confidence. As such I'm prepared to dole out full refunds to the entire DP readership. Expect not to receive a check in the next 6-8 months. Here's the stuff I didn't write about:
This is from a while ago, Google is expanding transit to include more cities. So you can figure out how to get places without a car.
Like the Great Plague or the Great Depression, the Great Warming is the shaping feature of our time. It will dictate ecological, technological and social practices as we learn to adapt and overcome it. Or we'll die. One or the other.
Diesels are getting better and coming from more sources. Hybrid gas cars are so 2002.
How much do you think politicians lie? I don't know if its possible but apparently Google's trying to develop a system to calculate the probability of hot air being truthful.
Supplying troops in the desert with drinking water is a pain in the ass. So the military unveils its new magic water maker. More than a huge dehumidifier, the project originated at DARPA and was completed by a private contract. This will replace the cost of supplying water by cargo plane ($30 and a gallon) to the cost of buying and maintaining the machines (30 cents a gallon)
I told you someone would jump on this Nexflix prize. It ain't rocket science, robot cars or coding dna.
Rockstar's newest game got ragged on as soon as the concept was announced, but a pre-release seems to serve critics' words on a platter. 'Bully' is in the style of Grand Theft Auto, but prevails to dissuade players from being the bully themselves.
We can't all be hacked up with self cauterizing light sabers, so this gel seems to have widespread application in areas where they're just plugging the holes until a medical facility can be reached.
Caned room temperature pressurized cheese, what could be better? ... maybe the same thing but meat, but that's shooting for the stars. How does easy cheese work?
Bigass wifi networks. Sounds like trouble, cause you know as soon as they get it all installed it'll be obsolete. Hell, in 2011 802.11 n will be obsolete.
Bike in some sod and have a day at the park.
Folding bikes usually make you look 'special' as you ride along on tiny wheels ans misshapen frame. Here's one that doesn't.
This building looks pretty cool and produces twice as much power as it consumes.
Green boozing, what could be better?
Google Docs and Spreadsheets combine to form captain planet.
Trustworthy charities are the only kind, but how to find good ones? The internets can help.
More wave power pr0n.
Broadband bitch of the week: They're trying to catch up to our expectations and current usage, so they'll never have the right system at the right time. Unless they've got a time traveling delorian I don't know about.
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