1st Annual Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation, and Policy

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It’s a little pricey, but I’m looking for a sponsor to the 1st Annual Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy. I think D.C. is a wonderfully grey town with lots of people wearing suits. Anyone want to help me out?

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Cockmaster Resurrected

Here’s an impressive collection of gregorian chants recorded in 2003 with a Fisher Price Tuff Stuff recorder.

Cockmaster Album


Album: Cockmaster
Artist: The Kings of Rock
Label: Moneydick Productions
Performances by: Kitaro, Carl, Andrew, Amos, Stryder

ENTIRE ALBUM ZIP FILE!! 73 megabyties!
1. Intro/Cockmaster
2. Together at last
3. Time is a tree (Jesus Song)
4. Rick James basketball Junkies
5. Mac & Cheese
6. Feast Upon my Meat (Vegan Song)
7. Alex Mack
8. Glory of the South
9. A Million to Eli
10. From Auschwitz with Love (Mark Song)
11. Ska!
12. Ishmael, my love for you grows…
13. Tuesday is Fuck Day
14. (Too many Bitches) Not Enough Hoes
15. Paris
16. Gypsy Nights

Google Reader

It’s definitely time to trim down my subscriptions. From the second graph, you can see that I’m reliably asleep between 6a and 10a. It makes you wonder how much google knows about the sleeping habits of Google Reader users. But I try not to think too hard about how much google knows. It’ll make you crazy.



International Festival of Nanoart

Small art, but still not very good

37 nanoartists from 13 countries and 4 continents sent 121 NanoArt works to this second edition of the international competition. Public online voting is now open through March 31, 2008 at www.nanoart21.org. Judging is via the Internet and decided by the site visitors.

This site was founded by the artist and scientist Cris Orfescu (www.absolutearts.com/nanoart) to promote worldwide the NanoArt as a reflection of the technological movement. NanoArt is a more appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public and to inform people about the new technologies of the 21st Century and should raise the public’s awareness of Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives.

On the poorly designed site my favorite works are by Pran Mukherjee, Eleanor Howe, and Mark Stock

The original image was taken from nanograting research. The process used was: thermal oxidation of silicon, deposition of a thin Cr layer, spin-coating of 200nm thermal plastic resist, nanoimprinting of a grating structure into the resist, and plasma etching of the resist, Cr layer, and then silicon oxide layer. This image is a failed portion of the oxide etch step, probably caused by insufficient Cr etching. The image has been subsequently cropped and colorized to accentuate features and suggest alternate narratives.
25000x magnification

Some are pretty terrible, and resemble the artwork of the mad scientists these guys probably are.

The Smoking Gun Update

I really like the sparseness of the emails I receive from The Smoking gun. It’s like an e-tabloid of strange truths:

An Oregon woman’s blood alcohol content was measured at a mind-boggling .72—nine times the state limit—after her recent drunk driving arrest. Police found Terri Comer unconscious at the wheel of her Toyota, which was running and in a snow bank, not far from a traffic sign reminding motorists not to drink and drive. Story, mug shot, police photos here:


When Bill and Hillary Clinton vacationed at a ritzy Caribbean resort in 2006, hotel staffers received memos detailing the couple’s dietary and lodging requirements. Read the Clinton tour rider here:


An autopsy report shows that rapper Kanye West‚Äôs mother died last year of a “cardiac event” that may have been triggered by complications from plastic surgery. Read the report here:


Despite being found guilty of a “Condition 69” probation violation, Debra Lafave, the boy-loving former Florida middle school teacher, escaped yesterday with a slap on the wrist:


Speaking of wayward female educators:


Vexed by soggy cookies and cakes, a trio of inmates is suing an Illinois sheriff for $2 million, claiming their rights have been violated by the provision of lousy baked goods. Which, if memory serves, is exactly what led to the Attica uprising:


Look for our end-of-the-week mug shot roundup later today. Until then, enjoy last week’s offering of 15 entertaining booking photos:



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