It is pos­si­ble to be alone in the Star Trek world in a way which I would have to delib­er­ate­ly take action to achieve in my world. Even when we are alone, most of us check a num­ber of com­mu­ni­ca­tion vec­tors and leave them live—Twitter, email, text mes­sages, Face­book, our blogs, Red­dit, news feeds.

Always with us

Men were to con­sume large quan­ti­ties of alco­hol in keep­ing with con­ven­tions of excess. Yet they were also sup­posed to remain in con­trol of their fac­ul­ties, ban­ter­ing and dis­play­ing wit.

A Proposal to Fix Online Identity

When you log in to a new ser­vice using Face­book Con­nect, you are actu­al­ly con­strain­ing your iden­ti­ty to the Face­book ver­sion of it, though you’re expand­ing Face­book itself.

Vendor Prefixes — about to go south

The CSS work­ing group met very recent­ly and open­ly talked about whether they should imple­ment -webkit as part of the CSS spec­i­fi­ca­tion. This means oth­er brows­er such as Fire­fox, Opera and Inter­net Explor­er could and would also imple­ment these pre­fix­es which would result in your site work­ing™ in their brows­er.

Scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images

Sci­en­tists at The Scripps Research Insti­tute in Cal­i­for­nia and the Tech­nion-Israel Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy have devel­oped a “bio­log­i­cal com­put­er” made entire­ly from bio­mol­e­cules that is capa­ble of deci­pher­ing images encrypt­ed on DNA chips.