The Five Second Rule

The Five Second Rule Food picked up just a few seconds after being dropped is less likely to contain bacteria than if it is left for longer periods of time, according to the findings of research carried out at Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences. The findings suggest there may be some scientific […]

John McAfee • Security Expert

John McAfee • Security Expert I also do my most productive security designs while having extended sex. I apologize if you think I am pulling your legs but, God’s truth, these are the facts. I feel more secure already. Via The Setup

Online Magna Carta

Online Magna Carta Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what’s happening at the back door, we can’t have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture. It’s not naive to think we can have that, but it is naive to think we can […]

I think that’s part of what every journalist wants: to have an impact.” Still, that impact has only gone so far. None of the operators Taibbi regards as criminally liable for the crash has been punished; meanwhile, movies like The Wolf of Wall Street are, in his view, idolizing bankers in a way he finds […]

Paging Humpty Hump

Paging Humpty Hump Looking for my birth mother. … She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

(via Pirates Prospects Has a New Logo) Huge upgrade over the old gradient text. it always bothered me that such an exhaustive resource for Pirates fans would have glossed over the most visible aspect of the site. Problem solved.

The Face Behind Bitcoin

The Face Behind Bitcoin Something doesn’t smell right about this Newsweek story. Cops who know offhand about the connection between Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin. Family members who insult him in an open forum despite the fact that he’s sitting on ~$400M in Bitcoin holdings. Couple that with Nakamoto’s vehement denial that he’s involved in the […]

‘We Want Our 2003 Back’

‘We Want Our 2003 Back’ Very interesting ‘In Beta’ episode discussing the silo-ization of the Web and what some people are doing to regain control of their online persona. Touches on a range of important subjects such as ownership and creation vs. consumption. Something we should all be thinking about – even normals.