Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slings and Arrows…

Well we won’t wax so much about the later as in arrows, as its the sling which has my interest today as hey!  We all know what a sling is as well as the action of “slinging” right?  Assuredly as … Continue reading

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3.4 Billion…

While there are by some estimates (note I use the term “estimates” as rest assured no one has undertaken a formal head count) over 7 billion people on earth so it’s not this.  However what “this” is, is the number … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Europe…

Over the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States found internet service providers (ISPs) along with their users across the pond in Europe with reason to also give thanks. As the highest court in the European Union (EU) decided to overturn … Continue reading

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Game On…

Recently, the news blog Ars Technica ran a story on the gamifcation of driving based on the new Chevy Volt the electric-gas hybrid by General Motors.  As several thing caught my attention about the story as the first was the … Continue reading

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Why Is It I Always Feel Someone Is Watching Me…

We all know that online retailers have long gathered behavioral data about how we shop, by tracking our movements through e-shopping pages and using this data to make targeted offers based on our perceived likes. Now it appears that retailers … Continue reading

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Google Gives Thumbs Down to the Sun…

In the past the venerable search engine giant Google has been known to put its money where  its mouth was with a significant financial commitment to efficiency and renewable energy.  Here in what was referred to  as it’s  “RE < … Continue reading

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No Tenderized Meat for You…

Well it appears that if in Pakistan you text a phrase such as “the lamb was tough, please beat your meat better next time” will be banned in addition to other words such as “fairy,” and even “lovegun” (Kiss watch … Continue reading

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Global Warming, Fact Fiction or Something Else…

As with everything else how does one get some actual evidence on the public’s opinions about a topic?  Well of course you hire a bunch of researchers  to conduct a survey  representative of a group and here it was  750 … Continue reading

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What’s Santa Bringing You this Year…

Well guess the first question is if you where good or not is going to be the first thing, however your proclivity to remain out of trouble isn’t our worry in this waxing as hey Santa needs a job too.  Yet what … Continue reading

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Ahoy Maties…

Well it appears America is again number one at something as a newly published survey of American attitudes to online copyright infringement revealed that 70 percent of all 18 to 29-year-olds have pirated music, TV shows, and even movies!  Yet … Continue reading

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