2.15.2020

Still the right stuff

History-making test pilot Chuck Yeager turns 97 - Veterans - Stripes

2.14.2020

It's not just where the streets go

Crimea, Kashmir, Korea — Google redraws disputed borders, depending on who's looking - The Washington Post

Google's corporate mission is "to organize the world's information," but it also bends it to its will. From Argentina to the United Kingdom to Iran, the world's borders look different depending on where you're viewing them from. That's because Google — and other online mapmakers — simply change them.

Run your valentines past the FTC?

It's not true love if they ask for money | FTC Consumer Information

According to new FTC data, the number of romance scams people report to the FTC has nearly tripled since 2015.

2.11.2020

Spy stories

How the CIA used Crypto AG encryption devices to spy on countries for decades - Washington Post

Possibly not the news we really wanted to hear

This Democratic field is so flawed that even Biden still has a chance - POLITICO

2.09.2020

Sounds about right for a state whose motto is "Live Free or Die"

Majority of New Hampshire Democrats Would Prefer a Meteor Extinguish 'All Human Life' Than Trump Get Re-Elected: Poll

The poll was conducted by The University of Massachusetts Lowell between Jan. 28 and Jan. 31, 2020. Online polling organization YouGov polled a data set of 400 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of 6.4%.

2.06.2020

Anything can be hacked. Get used to it.

This is pretty funny, or maybe not funny at all. A German "performance artist" put a pile of working mobile phones in a little red wagon, pulled it down the middle of a street, and created a virtual traffic jam on Google maps. 

The not-so-funny part: Traffic was diverted around the blocked spot. Hopefully, none of the traffic included an ambulance. 

A wagon and 99 phones: How to create a pseudo traffic jam on Google Maps - Roadshow