So, it's sort of like Transhuman Space?
Those books a pretty good read even if you don't plan on playing the game. And yes, you can play as an uplift or AI too.
Dentists are totally CYBERNETICISTS.
I can't go through and cover your entire list, but I do know that there's an IE addin to do DOM Inspection.
Or, you could use Firebug lite.
Sure, its capabilities are pretty limited compared to real firebug, and you need to include a script in your webpage, but it can still be a great help in debugging web pages in IE.
Peter Watts explores this subject (among many other interesting topics - including existence of free will, the chinese room, and the nature of empathy and sentience) in his newest book, 'Blindsight'. It's a pretty good read.
The book is available online here: http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm. It's published under Creative Commons license.
I switched from Tungsten T2 to iPhone recently. I use both mainly for reading ebooks, and so far I'm pleasantly suprised with the iPhone. Same should apply to iPod touch, I guess.
The screen has a better resolution, which means you can use a serif font - which in my opinion is easier to read. It's big enough for comfortable reading.
Touch interface is neat, but doesn't make a lot of a difference when it comes to ebooks.
Not Stanza. PDF.
If you have an iPhone, check out the Air Sharing app - it allows uploading pdfs to the phone using http. I'm using it and reading technical manuals, while not very comfortable (the damn screen is just too small), is certainly possible.
"The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now."
Yeah, I know Orwell wasn't writing about internet porn, but still...
The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now.
Yeah, I know Orwell wasn't writing about pr0n, but still...
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. -- John Kenneth Galbraith