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These photos are out of this world

The photo above reminds me of an undersea scene with sponges or coral or something. But it isn’t. It’s the surface of Mars, photographed from the orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter […]

SpaceX releases photos into public domain

  Sunday, following the example set by NASA, Elon Musk’s SpaceX released more than 100 photographs into the public domain. The photos were originally released under a Creative Commons license, […]

#TheDress, this dress, fried the Internet

Okay, okay, I know you’ve seen this a thousand times already. But seriously, if even the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time Magazine have seen fit to run the story, […]

Faster than Lucy and Ethel

I am easily amused, apparently, but I find these battery-packing robots fascinating. They’re fast and obviously can “see” what they need to do. Certainly more efficient than Lucy and Ethel. Of course, […]

Ah, typewriters

  Anyone my age, and certainly any former editor/writer my age, will recall some years spent pounding the keys of a manual typewriter. Mine was a Royal portable, and it […]

I want this microwave

I’m not the first to say it but I’m certainly going to repeat it: I want this infrared “heat map microwave oven.” The concept is pretty simple. There’s an infrared […]

Grandma gaming into the new year

I know you’ve been waiting breathlessly for my next gaming update, so here it is. Destiny, a sort of futuristic first-person shooter/massively multiplayer online (FPS/MMO) hybrid, was released on September 9 […]

North Korea not behind the Sony attacks?

Oh, this could be embarrassing. It seems Norse Security, discussed in a previous post, has found evidence that the extensive cyber attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment were instigated by one […]

Watch worldwide cyber attacks in progress

I’m no expert and can’t begin to explain everything about this live map from Norse IPViking, an Internet security operation. But it shows the many cyber attacks going on around the world right […]

Christmas with the Lizard Squad

Interesting Christmas here, and across much of the country. DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks by a hacker group called Lizard Squad have made Xbox Live and the Playstation Network […]

Enough! Release ‘The Interview’!

  This morning the state-owned North Korean news agency said US claims that North Korea is behind the attacks on Sony are groundless slander and offered a joint investigation: “As the […]

Hackers win, Sony cancels film release

For the record, I’m furious at all those theater chains (Carmike, AMC, Cineplex, Regal, etc.) that announced today they wouldn’t show The Interview in their theaters. And I’m furious at Sony for […]