A large fragment of the meteorite that visited the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia back in February of this year is up for sale. The fragment, weighting 7.4 pounds (3.36 kilograms), is expected to fetch about 2.1 million rubles, the equivalent of about US$65,000. That’s a lot of money for a piece of rock, but given it’s history and provenance, I […]
The massive datacenter which the NSA is said to be building in Bluffdale, Utah may already be open for business. Maybe not running at full capacity, but at least parts of it may already be sucking in data. At least that’s a valid conclusion that can be drawn from this statement by NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines in an article first […]
GMO seeds and food items are generally perceived to be public as bad. However, the truth may be far worse than you think. How bad? Real bad. At least that’s what I gathered from a recent article from a place where experts in the business are not bound by ties to agre-business to withhold scientifically verifiable information from the public. […]
The 2013 Wimbledon championship kicks off next week, and when Serena Williams is supposed to be focused on defending the women’s title she won last year, the fallout from a very stupid and insensitive comment she made to Stephen Rodrick, a Rolling Stone reporter, could make her effort at defending that title more difficult than it’s supposed to be. Because […]
I’m sure you’ve been following the horse meat scandal sweeping across Europe. The last report has it that meatballs sold in Ikea’s in-store restaurants in the Czech Republic also have horse meat in them. But should you really be worried about horse meat in the beef products? According to Karin Cerenius, an official at Sweden’s National Food Agency, who was […]
This horse meat scandal just keeps getting more interesting. This time, the news is that those meatballs you enjoy so much at Ikea stores might not be 100% beef. Heck, they might not even be beef at all. Don’t know what this is all about? So you just dropped in from Pluto? Let me give you the gist. Some greedy […]
Police states do not just happen overnight. They never do. The elements that make them what they are, are built up over time – years, even decades. At some point, the buildup reaches critical mass and accelerates. Right now, it is picking up speed, made possible by technology. The most interesting thing about police states is that only a very […]
Horse meat scandal in Europe reveals what could be a widespread practice of selling horse meat labeled as beef. The French love their horse meat, I love my goat meat, while most people love their steak. Choice is good, but only when you know what’s inside the choice you are making. Some slimy business people have been selling horse meat […]
Stories of Samsung laptops and Chromebooks being bricked abound on the Internet. Because the reported cases have been related to those working with Linux, it has been assumed that the cause is a Linux bug. Not any more.
Remember Hammer Time? Yep, that Hammer Time. If you don’t, a search of Youtube.com or your favorite search engine will tell you all you need to know. Ok, another question. Ever heard of Hammer.js?