Rushkoff is disappointed about how technology is being used today. He describes feeling of computer networks in 1991 as being like taking acid – there was a sense that anything was possible. In Cyberia he wrote that the only people that would be able to handle the new information reality would be psychedelic people and kids. He expanded upon the notion that kids would just inherently get cyberspace in Playing the Future.
It hasn’t worked out that way. Rushkoff admits he was wrong about kids just getting cyberculture. He says recent studies have found that younger Internet users are more likely to fall for hoaxes or believe incorrect things they read on the Internet. Young people are less critical, not more.
A yearlong experiment with the nation’s electric grid could mess up traffic lights, security systems and some computers — and make plug-in clocks and appliances like programmable coffeemakers run up to 20 minutes fast.
“A lot of people are going to have things break and they’re not going to know why,” said Demetrios Matsakis, head of the time service department at the U.S. Naval Observatory, one of two official timekeeping agencies in the federal government.
An enigmatic message on a Roman gladiator’s 1,800-year-old tombstone has finally been decoded, telling a treacherous tale.
The epitaph and art on the tombstone suggest the gladiator, named Diodorus, lost the battle (and his life) due to a referee’s error, according to Michael Carter, a professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. Carter studies gladiator contests and other spectacles in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.
Aimi Eguchi, the latest star of the popular girl band AKB 48, told fans on her website that she was a normal 16-year-old from Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo who enjoyed track and field sports. Her cute features made her a fan favorite and quickly created a buzz. She soon took center stage in this candy commercial.
Miss Eguchi blogged that her goal is “to become a new idol like never before by taking the best parts of my AKB big sisters”. This was true, but in a creepy-Frankenstein kind of way.
Turns out that Aimi Eguchi is in fact a composite CGI creation using the body parts of the other 7 band members.
woman in the viewing gallery, 32 year old Nikia Bowman, apparently objected to the judge’s decision and made a comment, which the judge overheard. He called for a deputy to bring Bowman before the bench.
Then Judge Bouchard admonished her, saying, “When I set a bond, I don’t need any lip from anybody.” Bowman told the judge, “I didn’t think you could hear me back there.”
The judge sentenced her to one day in jail and told her to apologize. She said, “I apologize but I… ” “But what?”, said Judge Bouchard, angrily. “You be quiet! Do you understand? This is court. We are not on the street.”
The judge then dismissed the woman from court into jail custody. But on the way out, Bowman muttered an obscenity, and at that time, Judge Bouchard tacked an additional 30 days onto her sentence, adding, “Do you want 60?”
Charlotte Young educates the public on how to interpret an artist’s statement
A paedophile who kept pictures of dead babies on his computer was jailed for 18 months yesterday.
David Adams, 65, had the images from post-mortems in a file marked ‘Dead Kids’ within his huge cache of pornography.
Prompted by White House Documents signed by Eric P. Holdren, recent NASA press releases, and other events transpiring, The Intel Hub is releasing an advisory for a possible asteroid impact on or around Monday June 27, 2011. The NEO (Near Earth Object) in question is dubbed (2011 MD).
Note: This is far from a for sure impact. All information released by the government and corporate media indicates that it will be a close pass but 100% miss earth.
With that being said one must question: Why all the military movement?
The dark horse of the New World Order is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism: It is Technocracy.
The development and implementation of Smart Grid technology in the U.S. – reinventing the electrical grid with Wifi-enabled digital power meters – is proceeding at breakneck speed. Although Smart Grid is the result of years of government planning, the recent kickoff was made possible through massive “green” grants that were quietly included in President Obama’s economic stimulus package starting in 2009.
These lucrative grants have drawn in a host of corporate players, from utility companies to digital meter manufacturers to control software vendors. Global companies like IBM, GE and Siemens are putting their full effort behind the “build-out” that will consolidate all of America into a single, integrated, community
Two miles from the cow pasture where the Wright Brothers learned to fly the first airplanes, military researchers are at work on another revolution in the air: shrinking unmanned drones, the kind that fire missiles into Pakistan and spy on insurgents in Afghanistan, to the size of insects and birds.
Groupon is based on hype, rather than logic. Groupon’s salesmen use emotional bullying, to trick small business owners into signing lousy deals. Groupon’s insiders are cashing out their shares at ever-increasing valuations. They are exploiting the Ponzi opportunity created by Groupon’s hype.
Groupon is one big scam. They need a steady stream of gullible small business owners, or businesses peddling overpriced junk. They rely on Ponzi hype to keep raising capital at ever-increasing prices. A logical analysis of Groupon shows it’s a scam. However, by using psychopath skills and appealing to emotions, Groupon tricks investors and small business owners.
Yesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state facilities increased by 120 and 33 percent, correspondingly. Government spending on corrections has soared since 1997 by 72 percent, up to $74 billion in 2007. And the private prison industry has raked in tremendous profits. Last year the two largest private prison companies — Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group — made over $2.9 billion in revenue.
U2 and its frontman Bono are known for their global poverty-fighting efforts but activists plan to protest their performance Friday at England’s Glastonbury festival, accusing the Irish band of dodging taxes.
The anti-capitalist group Art Uncut said it would unfurl banners and placards in front of TV cameras filming the U2 gig on the festival’s main Pyramid Stage.
Member Charlie Dewar said Bono campaigns against poverty in the developing world but has avoided paying Irish taxes at a time when his austerity-hit country desperately needs money.
As most of you are probably aware of by now, there was yet another major earthquake (7.2) experienced in the Alaska region today (24 June, 2011).
Now like many of you, I personally feel that we have been experiencing an increasing trend in the number of such high magnitude earthquakes occurring around the world in just the last few years … Indonesia, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, etc. Sure, one can always try to explain this as simply a correlation with the increasing ease with which information (and news especially) becomes almost instantly accessible to us. So, out of curiousity, I decided to get the very useful Wolfram Alpha online data query program to run a search and report back on the number of earthquakes higher than magnitude 6 that have occurred in the time period beginning 1900 to the present date and present it as a graph … imagine my surprise when I took a look at the resulting graph.
Ninety percent of organizations have sustained at least one data breach in the past year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Ponemon Institute and Juniper Networks.
Even worse, the survey of 583 U.S. IT and IT security practitioners found that a majority of organizations have experienced multiple successful attacks against their networks.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents said their networks have been compromised at least two times in the past year. Just 10 percent said they have had no breaches.
Seventy-eight percent of those surveyed said there has been an increase in the frequency of attacks in the past year. Moreover, most respondents said attacks have become more severe and difficult to detect and contain.
“We are seeing an uptick in hacking for profit and hacking for activism,”
This “Warning: Terrence Malick Film!” sign, published by Next Projection (and, update! Apparently actually photographed by reporter Joe Meyers, which, should it really be that hard to find and give credit on the Internet people? Sheesh!) was posted for movie-goers at the Avon, in Stamford, CT. What’s to even say? Do people really ask for their movie-ticket money back because… they were bored? Another reason to despise Connecticut.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on June 25, 2011