Raw Deal on Printer Ink

“The ink we print with can cost more than vintage champagne.” —Raw Deal on Printer InkĀ (BBC) The above is from 2003. In 2013, the situation was much the same: It’s enough that printer ink might be the most expensive liquid you buy. Even the cheapest ink, at about $13 an ounce, costs more than, say, fine Champagne, while the priciest, at about $75 an ounce, is more costly than, say,…

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Zacheus Manifesto

“Television, news papers, books, magazines, and other media perform a task of educating, informing, editorializing, advertising and marketing. In each of those domains, the individual is checked, editorialized, authorized and managed to repress what is truly individual and express a view acceptable for that medium at that time. This new medium is a unique medium, that gives a freedom of individual and group thought, expression and open discussion unlike any…

Alien Solar System Much Like Ours

“The alien system is just 90 light years away in the constellation Puppis. The star is at a similar stage of life as our sun and has no companion star, Jones said. It also is in the same galactic neighborhood, so background radiation levels should be about as low as in our solar system.” Erik Barrd —Alien Solar System Much Like Ours (Wired)