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 Monday
25 Jan 1999

The US Patent and Tradmark Office now has a searchable database of recent (1976 on) patents online. This is better than the IBM patent server since it provides the full text of the patent.

Craig Zinkievich tintinabulates:
Walken is so spooky.

 Friday
22 Jan 1999

Build your own Stormtrooper uniform.

"If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to 'normalize' formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality."

 Wednesday
20 Jan 1999

"Writing a Tank Girl novelisation was not how I would have most wanted to spend my time, but I needed the money, so I made it into a book as best as I could. [...]

I admit it is not a great piece of literature, but it moves along fairly briskly and does give some idea of what Tank Girl was about, which is more than can be said for the film."

 Tuesday
12 Jan 1999

Pantene Introduces New Behavioral Conditioner

Mathematical algorithms used in software are now patentable. We're all doomed.

 Friday
8 Jan 1999

"A puppeteer, brought on board the Seaview to entertain the crew, replaces crew members with puppet duplicates, thus taking over the ship."

 Tuesday
5 Jan 1999

I apologize in advance for this: Dance the night away. Bonus points if you can tell figure out what the sound clip is from.

From Marcel "sous la Mer" Parnas, fearless underwater explorer:
An expert-moderated encyclopedia of philosophy.

I think that "Expert Sites" are the next major wave in scuttling across the internet. The Mining Company already does some of this; I like their interactive fiction section, for example. These sites need to go to the next step, however, and let you do a full text search on just the material linked into the section.

The Vatican! Sexual torture! Underground Religions! Discotheques and Prostitutes!

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