Thursday, 30 June 2005

Brian Appel, chairman and CEO of Changing World Technologies, can turn anything into oil

"This process can deal with the world's waste. It can supplement our dwindling supplies of oil. And it can slow down global warming."

Pardon me, says a reporter, shivering in the frigid dawn, but that sounds too good to be true.

"Everybody says that," says Appel. He is a tall, affable entrepreneur who has assembled a team of scientists, former government leaders, and deep-pocketed investors to develop and sell what he calls the thermal depolymerization process, or TDP. The process is designed to handle almost any waste product imaginable, including turkey offal, tires, plastic bottles, harbor-dredged muck, old computers, municipal garbage, cornstalks, paper-pulp effluent, infectious medical waste, oil-refinery residues, even biological weapons such as anthrax spores. According to Appel, waste goes in one end and comes out the other as three products, all valuable and environmentally benign: high-quality oil, clean-burning gas, and purified minerals that can be used as fuels, fertilizers, or specialty chemicals for manufacturing.

Unlike other solid-to-liquid-fuel processes such as cornstarch into ethanol, this one will accept almost any carbon-based feedstock. If a 175-pound man fell into one end , he would come out the other end as 38 pounds of oil, 7 pounds of gas, and 7 pounds of minerals, as well as 123 pounds of sterilized water.

noticed on future hi

"Love potion" about to become real science |

by futuretalk:
People who have suffered unbearable broken relationships in the past, or who simply want to devote their present time to careers and seek romance later, may choose to inoculate themselves from the risk of romance with an “anti-love” pill. Those considering separation from troubled marriages could take pills to rekindle the fire, which would lower divorce rates.

However, love drugs might also lead to misuse. Someone wanting out of a relationship could slip a pill to their mate making them fall out of love; or if a person one admires is in love with someone else; simply slip them an anti-love pill, and they immediately fall out of love and become available for you.

& you thought ads for Viagra & Levitra were bad

Wednesday, 29 June 2005

'Sponging' Dolphins May Be Sharing Culture

"We define culture as a behavior that is acquired by imitation and passed on in a population," said Michael Krutzen, of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, who led the new research. "We think this behavior is an example of that. It's very exciting."

Krutzen and his colleagues believe the dolphins, which live in Shark Bay off the west coast of Australia, wear the sponges while foraging for small fish, crustaceans and other food along channels in the sea floor to protect themselves against sharp coral and stinging critters such as stonefish. It's a trick that appears to be almost exclusively passed from mothers to daughters.

"They wear them like a glove," Krutzen said. "When they go down to the sea floor to probe for prey, there are lots of noxious animals down there. By using the sponge, it protects them."...

The behavior may be passed almost exclusively to females because foraging along the seabed is a solitary activity, and males tend to spend most of their time traveling in groups searching for mates.

heheh. no real surprise there

Flesh-eating aliens were chasing me when I caused fatal car crash

Hemadrones. Kinda like CHUD from China...

Scott Krause's defense will argue that the defendant believed he was trying to escape man-eating subterranean beings when he ran into Drew Reynolds' truck on Jan. 6, 2004.

Krause has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to five felony counts, including first-degree murder, carjacking, and burglary, stemming from a string of alleged criminal activities leading up to the fatal highway crash.

In three court-ordered evaluations, the defendant stated he was fleeing subterranean beings he called "hemadrones" when he carjacked a commercial vehicle near a Nevada City, Calif., gas station and then crashed into Reynolds' service vehicle.

(step away from the methamphetamines)

Thursday, 23 June 2005, home of Hufu -- The Healthy Human Flesh Alternative!


Now, thanks to Mark Nuckols, cannibalism has finally made it to the American dinner table. Nuckols is the creator of Hufu, which is tofu textured and flavored to resemble human flesh (or as the Hufu website calls it, the "healthy human flesh alternative"). Earlier this month, his company debuted its flagship product, Hufu Classic Strips. Nuckols says the idea for human-flavored tofu came to him while reading a book about cannibalism, Good to Eat by anthropologist Marvin Harris. (source)

more hufu media

Raido Kaos: The Digitrash Collection

Raido Kaos is the ever-evolving mix of current releases available for free from Digitrash, and is a virtual album.

especially want to mention Write Fuck On The Wall - arranged by Pablo Goldstein and Robin Banks - if you can't stand Unquiet Mind the chances are you'll love this track

speaking of unquiet mind & the morpheme of, Property Of - the seventh track from the as-yet-unfinished upcoming Unquiet Mind album is also available on this collection -

(It's up to you to burn it in the proper order, or the damn thing won't make as much sense)


Grey Lodge Occult Review #17 has some absolutely fantastic stuff in it this time around:

Director and Producer: Frederick Wiseman
Photography: John Marshall

Format: AVI - Size: 371mb


Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Footage by Maya Deren
Edited by Teiri and Cherel Ito

54 min - 16mm - B&W

(Format: MPEG4 - Size: 121MB)

and more! - nice

Blacksmoke Organisation V.2

The Blacksmoke Organisation are pleased to announce the launch of Version 2 of our website. The new website features full multimedia content alongside a dedicated news section, the blacksmoke shop, the blackoff art forum, visitor links and more:

You will also find information on the brand new Danger Global Warming project, launched in official association with Greenpeace. Further details can be found in the latest edition of Dazed & Confused magazine. Original stock of the special DGW tape sold out in just a couple of days (pre-launch) but we are expecting brand new stock in the next week. The project ends on 06/06/06 so you have plenty of time to help us raise awareness of climate change... just visit the project website at a and get stuck in!

Watch out for special Danger Global Warming gallery submissions from invited guests in the coming weeks.

The Blacksmoke Organisation

Monday, 20 June 2005

Naropa Archive Project

collection was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

(ginsberg, burroughs, et. al)

browse alphabetically

Friday, 17 June 2005

currently downloading Feynman

there's so much stuff here it's sick

sauceruney turned me on to this a while back but I had no way of downloading until I bought me a portable 80 gig hard drive

now I'm catching up on lost time

Between all this Feynman mp3 and the collection of mp3's over at FutureHi (especially Mark Pesce) I've got a lot of listening ahead of me for the weekend

I bet Mark Pesce is going to be surprised when he has to sue me for what I'm going to do to his audio cause I'm going to cut that shit up & release it like the other raido kaos stuff I've done

then again, he's a Negativland fan - maybe he'll get it

ps -
on the Raido Kaos front... just released "Bones of a Dying World" - T. McKenna vs Prof. Oblivion with KLF licks in the background

Wednesday, 8 June 2005

will return shortly

there's a shortage of real life experiences and deliberate injections of energy in my physical reality, and being online don't help alleviate this issue.

between Unquiet Mind new album, a pending 5 book deal, and a full-time job, I am finding it hard to maintain even minimal online time.

In otherwords, I'm not providing content here because I'm generating it for elsewhere

be back later

(and while I'm gone, tell people about Angel Raich)