MacBook drops wireless when on battery and connecting to certain routers

Quite annoying but:

I’ve just noticed that my MacBook drops its wireless connection when on battery power and connected to a Netgear DG834 router.

It only happens when on battery power and the internet connection is idle for a few seconds.

SOLUTION: Either do not run on battery power OR if you must do so do not let the internet connection run idle.

1. Keep your Macbook plugged in.

2. On battery open a TERMINAL session and run the following command at the prompt.
$ nohup ping -i 10 > /dev/null &
where can be any server that responds to ping.

Leopard Update:

Now, using Leopard, I notice that it disconnects periodically and then reconnects which is better than before but, not great. Not sure if this is an Apple or Netgear problem.

Singularity Institute Research Areas

AGISim (Artificial General Intelligence Simulated world) is a framework for the creation of a sensory-rich simulated 3D world for AGI research, allowing AGI and human controlled agents to interact within different rich ‘contexts’.

Lojban is a constructed language with hundreds of speakers, based on predicate logic. Thus, it is particularly suitable for communication between humans and AGIs.

Translating Mizar to KIF

Mizar is a repository of mathematical knowledge, available online but in a complex format that is difficult to feed into AI theorem-proving systems. In six months, a qualified individual could translate Mizar to KIF, a standard predicate logic format, which would enable its use within theorem-proving AI systems, a crucial step toward AGI systems that can understand themselves and the algorithms utilized within their sourcecode.


AGI Design


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Build advanced Gmail filters and persistent searches

 If you know how to construct the right query in Gmail, you can slice and dice your messages any way you see fit. Plug those queries into filters and Gmail will automatically process your mail for you as it arrives. Gmail’s advanced search, filters and labels make it a god amongst insects in the world of web-based email, but it takes a little know-how to get it working for you.

Installing Ubuntu in Parallels on the MacBook

Finally got Ubuntu installed in Parallels on the MacBook.

My specs were:

Ubuntu 7.04 – downloaded from here –

Parallels build 3122

MacOSX 10.4.10

Here’s the guide I used:

The only problem I ran into was that 2GB of disk space was not enough and I had to do a restart.