GeekSpeak for 2011-06-11

Well of Course the Black Mutant Dies

The recent X-Men movie, IPv6 Day, political tech, and more of the week in geek with Lyle and Miles.

World IPv6 Day went mostly smoothly, with a few surprises

“Tuesday evening, hundreds of Web destinations, including the four most popular ones worldwide, showed up on the IPv6 Internet.”

Stick Up: Antimatter Atoms Trapped for More Than 15 Minutes

CERN physicists have forced flighty atoms of antihydrogen to stick around, potentially affording a better look at how antimatter behaves.”

1Gbps fiber for $70—in America? Yup.

“American ISPs have convinced us that Internet access is expensive—getting speeds of 100Mbps will set most people back by more than $100 a month, assuming the service is even available. Where I live in Chicago, Comcast’s 105Mbps service goes for a whopping $199.95 (‘premium installation’ and cable modem not included). Which is why it was so refreshing to see the scrappy California ISP Sonic.net this week roll out its new 1Gbps, fiber-to-the-home service… for $69.99 a month.”

Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotional distress"

“A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to ‘transmit or display an image’ online that is likely to ‘frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress’ to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.”

Tories are successful because of Technology

“The key to the success of our fundraising program is our database and our ability to prospect new donors, to remain at the cutting edge of political fundraising techniques and to effectively use the database for both fundraising and political purposes,” Gerstein said.

BeatBox Ultra - Our Theme this week!

[screen_shot_2011_06_11_at_11.16.39_am.png|BeatBox Ultra – very simple interface]

BeatBox Ultra is a little iPhone app which lets you mix beats, we used this to make our music this week.