Year: 1996

  • Leaving The Meat Behind – Spam Included

    Mar 10 1996, 9:00 am Newsgroups: alt.geek From: jyoti@innotts.co.uk (Jyoti Mishra) As a lifelong Sci-Fi geek, I was wondering if any other geeks out there had any views on future living? Not so much in the sense of AIs but in the prospect of a posthuman future – a future not bound to the meat…

  • Geeks And Their Gadgets

    (Posted in alt.geek) As there seemed to be so much god-bothering, I thought I’d try and start off a new thread. What’s your favourite gadgets? Here’s my top six (in order of memory, rather than importance): 1. My PC setup – P60, 16meg, 540hd, Motorola V.34, Canon BJC4000. Like Green Star, I love listening to…

  • Noam Chomsky on The Big Idea -BBC2, 23.15, 14/2/96

    Well, I watched it tonight and it was amazing. Did Andrew Marr do *any* preparation before this sad excuse for an interview? Did he even watch the Chomsky video he included clips from? I kept having to remind myself that this was a *professional* reporter from the Independent and not some snivelling public-schoolboy. “Oh Mr…