Category Archives: science/technology

and they still took them?

Tylenol Recall Expands Eh? “McNeill says consumers reported the product had ‘an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor’ linked to symptoms of nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.’” If it smells moldy and unusual, that’s probably a bad sign.

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Don’t like speed cameras? Use them to punk your enemies

I’m a year behind the times, but this is a good story… Don’t like speed cameras? Use them to punk your enemies “Students at Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland have discovered that they can duplicate the license plates of … Continue reading

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George Orwellish moment

From Harper’s magazine: British entrepreneurs launched Internet Eyes, a program that allows registered users to monitor live feeds from some of the United Kingdom’s 4.2 million surveillance cameras in order to search for a crime in progress, with cash prizes … Continue reading

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Quietest room in the world opens its doors – Telegraph

Shhhh. The world’s ‘quietest’ room opened its doors for the study of nanotechnology in Bristol.   Dr David Carberry prepares an experiment in the new Bristol University building which is the ‘quietest’ in the world Photo: SWNS The ”ultra-low vibration … Continue reading

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Everyone should know how easily we’re fooled

Study Reveals How Magic Works | LiveScience “As we are looking at the world, we have this impression that what we see is the real world. What this tells us is the way we see the world is more strongly … Continue reading

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Good piece on anonymity, data and privacyq

“Anonymized” data really isn’t—and here’s why not – Ars Technica “Such work by computer scientists over the last fifteen years has shown a serious flaw in the basic idea behind ‘personal information’: almost all information can be ‘personal’ when combined … Continue reading

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Before you polish that Chrome…

New Google Operating System, Chrome OS, Raises Privacy Concerns | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD “‘Competition in the OS market should always be welcome, but Google is the special case,’ Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy … Continue reading

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snob appeal or just appeal

From John Gruber‘s essay on touch keyboards and Apple: Apple tries to make things that many people love, not things that all people like. The key is that they’re not afraid of the staunch criticism, and often outright derision, that … Continue reading

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Seeing, Believing, not.

[Too cool for words][wb] “WASHINGTON, D.C. (ISNS) — The three best visual illusions in the world were chosen at a gathering last weekend of neuroscientists and psychologists at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Florida.” (via Dynamic Diagrams)

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Clay Shirky on TED

Talks about the new social media. Nice.

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