USDOEd’s Turn

Yikes! These are not the kinds of people who need to have their information disclosed. Students are just building their credit. For them to go through someone trashing them so early could be really detrimental. 🙁 Federal student loan program exposes data on 21,000 users: The U.S. Department of Education has disabled its Direct Loan… Continue reading USDOEd’s Turn

QotD: I’m reading (or about to read)…

What books are on your nightstand? The ones I am reading now: The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Thomas L. Friedman Hidden Words Baha’u’llah Lord Foul’s Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1) Stephen R. Donaldson Ambient Findability Peter Morville Seven Viking Romances (Penguin… Continue reading QotD: I’m reading (or about to read)…

Guns For Hire – Part 1

Guns For Hire – Part 1 Originally uploaded by cszar. I found this photo at Flickr really hilarious! Photographer’s description: “After the Muppet Show was canceled the main characters had to find other jobs. Dr. Bunsen, Kermit and Ms. Piggy opened their own security firm.” In case you can’t find the link to my Flickr… Continue reading Guns For Hire – Part 1

Look for a Patent Wiki in 2007

Patent review goes Wiki – August 21, 2006: That’s the basic concept behind a pilot program sponsored by IBM and other companies [including HP and Microsoft], which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appears poised to green-light. The project would apply an advisory version of the wiki approach to the patent-approval process. The issue is… Continue reading Look for a Patent Wiki in 2007

Evidence of Dark Matter

NASA – NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter: Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence for the existence of dark matter. … These observations provide the strongest evidence yet… Continue reading Evidence of Dark Matter

TV Really Is Mind-Numbing

TV found to be a painkiller for children – Yahoo! News: Sometimes the numbing effect of TV can be helpful. Especially if you’re a kid being stuck with a needle at the hospital. Researchers confirmed the distracting power of television — something parents have long known — when they found that children watching cartoons suffered… Continue reading TV Really Is Mind-Numbing