Thoughts and machinations about the concept of ''Whuffie'' so penned by sci-fi author Cory Doctorow in ''Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom''. Also other various semi related sci-tech comments.
USS Xlaphone Nuclear powered spaceship
The newly named "Project Prometheus" nuclear powered spaceship proposed to orbit Jupiter's icey moons. The name sounds Buck Rogers enough. Formerly called "Cassini", professional political enviromentalist groups like Sierra Club protested its developement. ( It is not really called "Xlaphone", it just looks like one. Check out the animation and fuller story at MSNBC here.)