Back in the day, you couldn't just register con.ca, unless you were a business spanning several Canadian provinces. In our case, the domain would have been con.tor.on.ca. In retrospect, that would've been cool to have now, but back then it made no sense. Since con.org, .com and .net were already taken, (which is amazing when you consider that nobody was on the Internet back then) capnasty.org was picked. It was snappy and easy to remember. Although con.ca was eventually acquired when the regulations behind owning a Canadian domain were relaxed, the name capnasty has stuck.
This personae is used to update and curate the site in order to maintain a partisan, detached perspective when presenting the reader with an opinion, regardless of where the view may be pointing.
|Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing|
|“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|"A real-time surveillance machine that has been developed for online advertising is rapidly expanding into other fields."|
|"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."|
|"Warp drives could become a real technology within the lifetimes of today’s toddlers."|
|Iron Star Civilizations|
|"State borders are a lot weirder than they first appear."|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“An unfolding 'Cambrian Explosion' in robotics.”|