links for 2009-02-12

  • "The Mission Transcript Collection includes scanned transcripts from recorded air-to-ground transmissions and from tapes recording the words of the astronauts while onboard the Mercury through Apollo missions. The collection contains 80 transcripts (approximately 45,000 pages of text). Some of the transcripts include a detailed explanation of the contents."
  • "An examination of his archive reveals that Dr. Leary’s intellect and influence went much further than proselytizing for psychedelic drugs, as popular opinion holds. He advocated freedom of thought, and above all else, believed that how we choose to use our consciousness is a fundamental freedom. Much of his writing deals with the social and political implications of maintaining that freedom, and as such he stands firmly in the tradition of Emerson, Thoreau and Mark Twain, as well as those scientific innovators who were attacked and imprisoned for their ideas."
  • "Haiku is an open-source operating system currently in development designed from the ground up for desktop computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku aims to provide users of all levels with a personal computing experience that is simple yet powerful, and free of any unnecessary complexities."
  • "But once boiled up to the top they expand into foam and froth, and dance frantically before the gaping crowd, often concealing for a time the whole surface of the agitated mass. These are our friends."