From: Brian D Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I agree about the router, my point is that we need to remember that
>routers can be small, those of us who manage forests of Cisco 75xx
>routers tend to forget that.
Have you heard the rumor that MicroSoft plans to buy Cisco Systems? (Or its parent company... can't remember who bought them last.)
>The pedal powered T.V. is a great idea, I was unaware anyone had
>actually built one. I proposed it a couple of years ago to an
>engineer friend who was concerned about his kid not getting enough
>exercise, and watching to much T.V. I've always intended to get
>around to building one for myself.
It's an old idea. Mother Earth News published plans for building one back in the 70s, the heydays of hippie-back-to-the-land movement.
>Extropy Industries anyone?
A company called Real Goods has already done it. They sell all kinds of contraptions for the Self-Suffiency crowd.
CEE CEE Rider:
Conservative Existential Empiricist
Consilient Extropian Environmentalist
(with a pancritical rationalist predilection)