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An article on vnunet.com points out, Scientists have developed a holographic laser projector that is significantly more efficient than today's models and could be incorporated into handheld devices allowing you, for instance, to project snaps from a phonecam onto a wall. It could also be used to replace the screen on a notebook or PDA.
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Now if they......

Ba-gug @ 12/29/2004 11:22:28 AM #
Now if someday they can project a holographic game like the one in the first Star Wars movie that would be great!
RE: Now if they......
Captain Hair @ 12/29/2004 11:50:19 AM #
Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill Nye, the Science Guy!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

RE: Now if they......
TTrules @ 12/29/2004 10:32:27 PM #
Oh yeah, LOL I remember that.

One Palm to rule them all!
Bill Nye and Mr Wizard
Admin @ 12/30/2004 3:37:10 PM #
Anyone know if the Bill Nye episodes are available on DVD? I would be all over that. Same goes for Mr Wizard. Maybe they are online somewhere...
RE: Now if they......
Captain Hair @ 12/30/2004 6:31:14 PM #

SEGA hologram game

Admin @ 12/29/2004 11:41:51 AM #
what was that old SEGA arcade game called that used cowboys and spaceships in the early 90s?
RE: SEGA hologram game
vesther @ 12/29/2004 4:26:41 PM #
Time Traveller. I played that game when I used to live at Bakersfield. I admittedly sucked at that game, though. :(

Powered by Palm OS since March 2002

Power?

RhinoSteve @ 12/29/2004 1:49:33 PM #
If you are talking any battery powered unit, the big question is always power consumption and duty cycle. What is it with this technology?

What about the keyboard?

MikeInDM @ 12/29/2004 4:29:23 PM #
What about the keyboard that was written about a year or so ago. It was supposed to project a keyboard on the table and use lasers to tell which keys you were hitting?

Sounds like another pipe dream... :-)

Looks good in theory, but not really practical.


RE: What about the keyboard?
ackmondual @ 12/29/2004 8:24:58 PM #
that's already been out for awhile.

[signature0]the secret to enjoying your job is to have a hobby that's even worse[/signature0]
[signature1]My PDAs: Visor --> Visor Neo (blue) --> Zire 71.... so ends the "marathon", for now[/signature1]

Death toll reaches 100,000

mikecane @ 12/29/2004 6:18:48 PM #
Bugger PDAs and stupid technology.

Let's remember what's happened in Asia. Some people will *never* know what happened to those they knew and loved. This is staggering.

http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/15630695?source=Evening%20Standard&ct=5

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
tfftruoa @ 12/29/2004 6:57:02 PM #
Not to get philosophical, but ignorance is what keeps us content.

To fully (not just in an abstract intelectual way) understand the true horrors and sadness that exisit in this world would drive a person insane. So, we remove ourselves from things that do not dirrectly effect us, as sad as they may be.

100,000 people died in Asia. 43 million Gullijians died on Gullijon 4 near the Crab Nebula. While both are tragedies for those they effected, as a distant and unrelated party, it is hard for most people in America to feel any real sadness.

Sharp Wizard-->Handspring Visor "Deluxe"-->Sony Clie SJ30-->Palm Tungsten T3 w/ SE T68i

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
Gekko @ 12/29/2004 7:08:37 PM #

Technology should have saved them.



RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
mikecane @ 12/29/2004 7:58:57 PM #
Hey, Gekko, not in the way *you* would have the world ordered. This is a prime example:

Early data on Asian quake went unnoticed in Vienna

http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/28/news/nuke.html

"The group's officials have long noted that their organization, which has an annual budget of $100 million, is sitting on equipment that could save lives. [...]"

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
Gekko @ 12/29/2004 8:21:34 PM #

MikeCon - yes, it's all Bush's and the Republicans fault because we didn't "care" enough. Quick - go call that fat socialist pig Michael Moore.

GG



RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
mikecane @ 12/29/2004 8:26:10 PM #
Did you see Team America? I thought the Moore portrayal there was spot-on.

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
upallnight @ 12/30/2004 1:56:47 AM #
If it was not for "stupid technology" you would hear about the destruction in about 9 months to a year when the boats came back from trading. Of course, you would most likely not like the trading ships, because they didn't help when Mt. Vesuvius exploded and burried Pompeii.
RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
andyschapman @ 12/30/2004 8:21:08 AM #
tfftruoa, that's a truly awful attitude. Just because the tidal wave occurred in Indonesia and not in America it doesn't mean that these people don't deserve your support. When 20,000 died in September 11 many many different countries helped and the whole world took note. Now 100,000 people die and you're comparing them to a group of fictional people on another planet? You seem to have the empathy of homicidal maniac. Come on! If you are going to be so dismissive then at least don't be patronising to the many many many people that have lost mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.
RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
joad @ 12/30/2004 12:55:35 PM #
[QUOTE]When 20,000 died in September 11 [QUOTE]

...wasn't the number closer to about 2,000? Not to belittle that tragedy, but it appears that the death toll is already over forty (forty) times the carnage in the tsunami. And some of them were even Americans!

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
RhinoSteve @ 12/30/2004 1:25:11 PM #
People are born, people die. We never know how long we have here. Make the best of it.
RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
Admin @ 12/30/2004 7:59:45 PM #
anyone else pick up on the 6th sense animal story?

http://tinyurl.com/6xnos

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
Captain Hair @ 12/31/2004 1:22:54 AM #
Yeah, and I've met that guy (Jack Hanna). Actually, animals often seem to possess the 'aw-****' instinct that we mere Humans lack. Documented cases have involved tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, crop circles, etc. I suspect that we have it too, but we're all too best playing Bejeweled to notice.

"People who think they're smart annoy those of us who are."
RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
mikecane @ 12/31/2004 11:12:45 AM #
Birds are supposedly able to navigate via magnetic fields. It's not surprising about animals.

Anyone interested in following up would do well to read this book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400051290/%20rupertsheldrakeo/002-5875666-8908823

And to see:

http://www.sheldrake.org/books/

http://www.sheldrake.org

My cat always knew when I was coming home from school as a kid -- even when we were let out early for some reason!

RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
mikecane @ 12/31/2004 11:12:45 AM #
RE: Death toll reaches 100,000
Admin @ 1/2/2005 1:52:33 PM #
TinyURL.com

in the meantime I am looking for another solution

Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor

Gekko @ 12/29/2004 8:19:24 PM #
Former US attorney general joins Saddam defence team
Wed Dec 29, 9:21 AM ET U.S. National - AFP

AMMAN (AFP) - Former US attorney general and left-wing activist Ramsey Clark is to join the defence team of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), a spokesman for the toppled Iraqi president's lawyers said.

Clark, who held the office of attorney general under US president Lyndon B. Johnson, "is one of the members of the defence team of president Saddam Hussein," Ziad Khassawneh said. "This honours and inspires us."

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041229/ts_alt_afp/iraqussaddamjustice_041229142108



RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
mikecane @ 12/29/2004 8:27:12 PM #
Clark is a cliche. This should be no surprise other than the fact no one even thought about it, especially since it's so obvious.

But, man, imagine someone on trial actually having to have a DEFENSE! What do these people think, that human beings have something like INALIENABLE RIGHTS?

(This from me, whose motto is from an old Barney Miller episode: "Book 'em, beat 'em, try 'em and fry 'em.")

RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
Gekko @ 12/29/2004 8:32:30 PM #

>"But, man, imagine someone on trial actually having to have a DEFENSE! What do these people think, that human beings have something like INALIENABLE RIGHTS?"

You and the filthy Liberals can give the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam, and Osama a defense. I'd give them all a bullet between the eyes.



RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
mikecane @ 12/29/2004 8:44:48 PM #
That "inalienable rights" bit went right over your head, didn't it? That Thomas Jefferson was such a leftoid liberal commie pinko pig.

Thank God!

RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
svrontis @ 12/29/2004 9:59:30 PM #
Don't forget that Jefferson kept SLAVES - so he promoted liberty and inalienable rights by denying them to his fellow man. (Even so, there is no denying that the Declaration of Independence is the most inspiring prose that has ever been written.)

RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
Konstantin @ 12/29/2004 10:53:33 PM #
"You and the filthy Liberals can give the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam, and Osama a defense. I'd give them all a bullet between the eyes."

Dude?! How you could possibly forget to add G.W. Bush to the list?



RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
Tere @ 12/30/2004 10:39:31 AM #

You're darn right! Giving them a kangaroo trial and dragging
them into the ally and shooting them is exactly what they
would do to you and me. So, you'd be no less a war criminal
and no better a human than them.

Besides, their crimes are so bad that the best defense won't
save them. Obstructing a defense, however, would only damage
the credibility of their eventual conviction and the entire
justice system.

Gekko wrote:
> You and the filthy Liberals can give the likes of Hitler,
> Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam, and Osama a defense. I'd give them
> all a bullet between the eyes.


- Tere

RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
joad @ 12/30/2004 1:01:37 PM #
Goodwill to All and May Peace Prevail On Earth.
RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
RhinoSteve @ 12/30/2004 1:26:11 PM #
I think this is about as out of context as it gets here. Man, someone needs to moderate these posts before the rep. of this site goes to nothing.
RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
MikeInDM @ 12/30/2004 2:36:05 PM #
Every person who is given a trial in the United States is entitled to a defense.

This is what makes us the country G. W. Bush wants to protect and Iraq the country he wants to destroy.

It is our freedom and our liberties that G. W. is protecting. I think even G. W. Bush would say that Sadam is entitled to the best defense he can receive.

To say anything less would be UN-American. (And, if you don't like it, go someplace that doesn't support these American values!) ;-)

RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
mikecane @ 12/30/2004 6:56:49 PM #
>>> think this is about as out of context as it gets here. Man, someone needs to moderate these posts before the rep. of this site goes to nothing.

The Forums are back up, so this stuff will now stop here.

RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
Admin @ 12/30/2004 8:21:12 PM #
This trial will be the most important legal case since the Nuremberg trials, let's hope it's better than the OJ case. The juice is already loose.
Ryan, please delete this ridiculous thread.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 12/31/2004 1:37:58 PM #
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RE: Another Filthy Liberal Democrat Traitor
mikecane @ 12/31/2004 2:59:09 PM #
Hey you. ****.

No, I don't do requests

mikecane @ 12/29/2004 8:30:12 PM #
http://www.live-on-stage.co.uk/ArtistsC.html

-- mainly because that's not me.

Any chance of getting back to the topic?

Strider_mt2k @ 12/30/2004 9:03:01 AM #
Politics, In-fighting, and comical self-promotion aside...

Why would we see holographic displays developed for mobile use before we see it developed for the home or office?
It's obviously expensive to develop, so why depend on the weak PDA market with it's comparatively weak hardware to make your money?



RE: Any chance of getting back to the topic?
mikecane @ 12/30/2004 3:00:27 PM #
Why would you want one?

RE: Any chance of getting back to the topic?
Captain Hair @ 12/30/2004 6:36:40 PM #
Good point. I just want my ultra-portable-virtual-floating-holographic-high definition-wide screen-television-dvd player-cable receiver-sattelite dish-dvr-microwave-toaster oven. And I want it to fit in my pocket and run for twenty seven hours on a single charge. Oh, yes, and it absolutely must have bluetooth and wi-fi.

"People who think they're smart annoy those of us who are."
RE: Any chance of getting back to the topic?
Altema @ 12/30/2004 6:59:27 PM #
I think the reason they mentioned a PDA using this technology is to point out that it would be possible, even if not very useful. Older technology would be absolutely impossible in this type of application.

Where I could see this being useful, is is a home projector display. Adding a physical little depth to the image would be beneficial if done right.

RE: Any chance of getting back to the topic?
speak2u @ 12/31/2004 2:24:13 AM #
Thank you!

I for one would pay to get this now and hope I sooner rather than later can get it. I do training and wow! imagine not having to haul a projector that is even at 3 pounds a little too much to carry (along with everything else)around airports. Yes it would also work for home video but for us biz travelers this would make many things much more functional. One step closer to Star Trek reality a whole long quicker than Spock ever imagined!

Dr. Steve Lansing

Bill Gates to donate $3 million for tsunami relief

Gekko @ 12/31/2004 6:38:38 PM #
December 30, 2004 12:03 PM PST

Bill Gates to donate $3 million for relief

SEATTLE (AP) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $3 million and Amazon.com has raised more than $3.5 million in online donations to provide aid to South Asian countries devastated by tsunamis.

http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2004/12/30/news/news06.txt



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