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Ideas Growing in Power

I just read “An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation” – which is, if you have to summarize it, a plea from a young religious Christian to the Christianity she loves to end its opposition to homosexuality, because unless it does, the Church may lose her generation. The starting point is a concert, […]

Data Storage

From the New York Times: Not so long ago, even the most aggressive government surveillance had to be selective: the cost of data storage was too high and the capacity too low to keep everything. Not anymore. John Villasenor, an electrical engineer at the University of California, Los Angeles, studied the plummeting cost of computer […]

The Chinese Are Watching You

Presumably the Chinese, anyway: A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones. The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada […]

Government on Your Phone

You know, when I got my latest mobile phone, I thought to myself, “It’s a nice model. Sure is a shame it doesn’t have more government on it.” Mobile phone emergency alert system to launch in US The system will allow the federal government and local authorities to reach people on their mobile phones to […]

About Dissertations

Xtranormal is a new online technology that allows anyone to make movies using animated characters and computer-generated voices. All you need is a script, and you can make a movie. It’s a cool technology and it allows people to make some cool stuff, like this: As it happens, PBS NewsHour featured some of the videos […]

Cloud Computing

This paragraph from the BBC caught my attention: “It could completely revolutionise the way computers are used. Consumer devices won’t have to be as big because they won’t have to store as much. They won’t crash so often and data will be more secure,” said Mr Smedley. The article itself is discussing the fact that […]