Future Day - A Holiday Specifically Devoted to the Future
What excites you about the future? What frightens you?
How might the future change the way we live?
And how might we change the way we live in the future?
The future is unknown. With the benefit of hindsight, we often wish we
had more foresight. Have you ever wanted to go back in time and fix
something? So why do we need a Future Day?
The human species is at a unique stage in history - scientific and
technological progress is moving fast and is accelerating dramatically.
Ray Kurzweil predicts that technological paradigm shifts will become
increasingly common, leading to "technological change so rapid and
profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history".
But what kind of change can we expect? There are many transformative
technologies that look like they will have huge impacts on the way we
live. What sort of future do you want? If you think through the
possibilities of a particular technology, you can better appreciate the
consequences of using it. Future Day is a celebration of imaginative
and rational thinking about the future where you can participate
(http://futureday.org/call-to-action/). In the words of Howard Bloom,
author of Global Brain: “Future Day is designed to center the impossible
in the public mind once a year as a temptation too delicious to
Ben Goertzel, the AI researcher who launched the idea of Future Day,
expresses his motivation for conceiving the holiday in terms of the
concept of the attention economy. “In the more technologically advanced
parts of the world" he notes, "we are entering a regime in which
material scarcity is less of a problem than attentional scarcity. We are
in a situation where the focusing of attention, individually and
collectively, is of prime importance. My hope is that Future Day can
serve as a tool for helping humanity focus its attention on figuring out
what kind of future it wants, and striving to bring these visions to
“Let’s raise a toast to our power to work toward dramatic new solutions
to the problems of today -- and let's have fun in the process. Let's
celebrate the amazing opportunities we have right now to work towards a
beneficial future!”, says Adam Ford. “Future Day is important since it
reminds us that a great future does not create itself. In order to
realize our hopes and dreams, we have to actively work to make them
happen. One of my dreams is to see a day when disease, and the suffering
associated with it, is obliterated.” - Sonia Arrison, author of 100+
Join the conversation on Future Day March 1st to explore the
possibilities about how the future is transforming us. You can celebrate
Future Day however you like, the ball is in your court — feel free to
send a photo of your Future Day gatherings to info(a)futureday.org, and
your jubilation may wind up being commemorated on the Future Day Website
(http://futureday.org/), Humanity+ website, and
the Facebook page
Direct link to free registration: http://futureday2012.eventbrite.com/
Tim Josling for Adam Ford, organiser of Future Day Melbourne
I may need to urgently buy a new Android phone. The Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus are both appealing. I want something big featureful and easy to mod.
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Brian May wrote:
> Just trying out Telstra NextG and seeing if it resolves some of the
> problems I had with Three (e.g. high network charges when roaming on
> to Telstra).
I have redirected my reply to luv-talk; as my reply has no Linux content.
I have a low end NextG account ~ $40/month;
by accident I discovered data was $2/ MB;
fortunately before I had downloaded =< 10MB.!
> On of the first observations is that the website seems to be
> incompatible with Firefox, Chromium, and Android browser; in all three
> environments clicking the next button does nothing:
Not sure of Linux relevance , trying to replicate problem with SeaMonkey
2.5 on WinXP;
.........err ... what is the 'next' button ?
regards Rohan McLeod
I have some old SGI computers sitting around that my other half has
finally convinced me to part with. They haven't been booted in at
least 2 years and they are taking precious room in a two bedroom flat.
I think they still operate.
Because they are very unusual beasts I am loath to just trash them
outright. They would be perfect for computer museum or someone
interested in doing kernel/X window hacking.
1 x SGI O2 (180 Mhz - 64 MB - 2GB hard drive - AIX installation CDs)
1 x SGI Visual Workstation 320 (dual Pentium 3 about 700MB ram)
1 x SGI Visual Workstation that doesn't work and is useful for spare parts.
1 x SGI 1600SW LCD display for the 320 (apparently still highly
regarded after all these years - it sold more then units then the 320
it was created for).
1 X Sony 19 inch monitor (supports sync-on-green signal that the O2 puts out).
Interested parties would have to organize pick up from the inter south
The visual workstation is NOT a PC. While it has intel CPUs the
chipset is the based on the 02 UMA architecture. It does not have a
BIOS, instead it uses ARC firmware. Currently it runs windows 2000
(apparently it was the best ever windows NT 4 workstation that every
existed - SGI even implemented a USB stack for the keyboard/mouse;
there are no ps2 ports). I have managed to get Linux early 2.2
running on it with a basic frame buffer support. Kernels after about
2.2.4 panic on start up for some reason, I could never figure what
change in the kernel source broke it.
The O2 is missing a mouse (cat damaged cable) though any ps2 mouse
would do. It doesn't have any OS installed on the hard drive. I had
accidentally trashed AIX that was on it and then discovered that the
CD-ROM was flaky and couldn't read the installation media properly
when I did the reinstall. I have never tried to get Linux running on
it. Also I think I have a spare 2GB SCSI hard drive for it floating
around that fits it.
Finally if there are in X windows hackers out there. These computers
might be interesting for you. The video hardware is undocumented by
SGI but frame buffer drivers do exist for both computers. I have read
that someone from NetBSD apparently found a header file containing
register listings for the video chip and reverse engineered a driver.
We have an issue with a new HP Procurve 2910 switch, where we cannot
log into the web interface using the FQDN if google analytics cookies
exist in the browser for the top-level domain.
The switch web server returns a 400, Bad Request. The utma, utmb,
utmc, utmz cookies exist for the top-level domain .vpac.org and the
switch is e.g. switch01.in.vpac.org. If I delete the cookies, there is
no issue, and the web interface responds correctly. If I use only the
short hostname, no cookies get sent and the web interface responds
HP support has closed the issue I had opened with them, as they
believe this is by design, and that the google analytics cookies are
"Lab has done extensive consultation on this matter and they are
convinced that the behavior exhibited by 2910 is expected and by
design. 2910 has the session management feature, which allows the
switch to validate cookies. The switch's web-server cannot ignore the
invalid cookies. 2510 is missing this feature, that is why your not
seeing the problem with invalid cookies when you try to access 2510.
If you wants to have cookies (which I am sure you do) and at the same
time wants to access 2910 via FQDN, you need to restrict their cookies
to specific subdomains. Or access the switches via IP address to avoid
google analytic cookies to be presented to the switch's webserver."
I've been looking through the current RFC for HTTP State Management
Mechanism, but can't find any reference to what the server should
do if it receives cookies for the top-level domain. Ideally it should
ignore them? But there doesn't seem to be any requirements in the spec
relating to that.
I'd like to reply to HP with suggestions, but it seems as though they
are already following the spec? (even if it doesn't work as expected).
> annual Sustainable Living Festival to
> Sun 26th Feb 2012 MELbn Oz (phonetic spelling)
> (TODAY is the last day of "THE BIG WEEKEND" in Fed Square.
> Note some associated events may be on after 26th February.)
> Lots of New-Age & some technically realistic
> Free Conferences, Performances & Exhibition.
> Food & Drink & lots more available for Oz$.
> WARNING!!! DO NOT REMOVE GREEN SPECTACLES!
we have an older Cisco model as a VPN gateway (Cisco 877).
Until now we could use a Cisco VPN client to connect but now we have
people with Windows 7 64 Bit.
Cisco refers to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client v2.x for 64 bit
systems but that download requires a service contract (which my
company does not have).
I am quite outraged by this policy. The router was properly purchased
and I expect to use it without restrictions.
Anyway, any help or workaround (does a normal IPSec work, btw?) is welcome.
Sorry to return to a really old thread...
On 3 November 2010 16:04, Jason White <jason(a)jasonjgw.net> wrote:
> Julien Goodwin <luv-lists(a)studio442.com.au> wrote:
>> NetRegistry does, but by a support request (6 months ago when I put mine
> Mine is registered with them too. I haven't requested an IPv6 glue record yet,
> since my IPv6 prefix will change when Internode's service makes the transition
> from trial to fully supported product.
Just curious if you have tried this yet? Now that the Internode
prefixes are static?
In a discussion I found there was some question if *.com.au glue
records could have IPv6 or not. One would hope that they can, and this
is now old or entirely wrong.
> Some registrars allow you to configure IPv6 glue records via a Web interface
> (joker.com is one that friends have used successfully for this purpose.)
Hmm. Unfortunately joker.com is not an option for *.com.au
Brian May <brian(a)microcomaustralia.com.au>