In my youth, I tripped on acid and shrooms countless times and in large doses and I have to call BS on the whole "I saw a giant floating shark and it chased me down the street" hallucinations. It's NOT like that at all. Now Peyote/Mescaline will have you out on a "heavy metal" style adventure in your head, while in realty you're laying in your own puke/piss/feces in the backyard.
theshowmecanuck writes: From reports in The Register and The Vancouver Sun: Denying an extradition request to the U.S. by U.S. Prosecutors of a former Cisco executive, "A Canadian judge has lambasted Cisco for its "unmitigated gall" and "duplicity" in goading US prosecutors to push for the public arrest of a former executive who was suing the US networking giant."... "'This speaks volumes for Cisco's duplicity, the judge said, adding the company had 'the unmitigated gall' to try to use the criminal process to humiliate and force Adekeye to abandon a civil suit."... ""On Tuesday, "(Justice)" McKinnon agreed. The activities of Cisco and the US prosecutor that led to Alfred-Adekeye's arrest, would make an impartial observer "blanch at the audacity of it all," he said, referring to the information they provided to the Canadian authorities as "full of innuendo, half-truths and falsehoods," Canadian prosecutors arguing by proxy for the U.S. Justice Department are to blame as their main argument for extradition to the U.S. is that (to paraphrase), 'once someone is arrested for extradition, we hardly ever not send them just because the evidence isn't there to justify it.'
necro81 writes: It has long been recognized that adding capacitors in parallel with batteries can improve the performance of hybrid and electric vehicles by accepting and supplying spikes of power, which reduces stress on the battery pack, extending range and improving cycle life. But where to put them, when batteries already compete for space? A new research prototype from Imperial College London has integrated them into the body panels and structural frame of the vehicle itself. In their prototype, carbon fiber serves as both the structure for the vehicle and electrode for the energy storage sandwiched within.
MMBK writes to share an interesting look at Dr. "NakaMats" Nakamatsu, mastermind behind a world-record 3,000 patents. The 81-year-old scientist has inventions like the "PyonPyon" spring shoes, the karaoke machine, and others. He's also at least partly to blame for things like the digital watch, the floppy disk, and CDs. "Dr. Nakamatsu harbors other ambitions too: in 2007, he took his penchant for political campaigning to a new level, becoming a candidate in the gubernatorial election in Tokyo, and the election for the Upper House. Although he failed to get a seat, Dr. NakaMats has other tricks up his sleeve. In 2005 he was awarded the Ig Nobel prize for Nutrition, for photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years (and counting). By the time he dies at the age of 144 (a goal he maintains with an elaborate daily ritual that rejuvenates his body and triggers his creative process), he intends to patent 6,000 inventions."
Vigile writes: When the OnLive cloud-based gaming service was first announced back in March of 2009, it was met with equal parts excitement and controversy. While the idea of playing games on just about any kind of hardware thanks to remote rendering and streaming video was interesting, the larger issue remained of how OnLive planned to solve the latency problem. With the closed beta currently underway, PC Perspective put the OnLive gaming service to the test by comparing the user experiences of the OnLive-based games to the experiences with the same locally installed titles. The end result appears to be that while slower input-dependent games like Burnout: Paradise worked pretty well, games that require a fast twitch-based input scheme like UT3 did not. Link to Original Source