This week on The Digital Hazard, I talk about the Greenwich Pips. This is the start of a series of half length Digital Hazards in which I talk about things that are relevant to tech, either history or less news-worthy but that deserve to be discussed.
This week we start out with some updates to stories we have covered recently. We comment on the hypocrisy of the different divisions of the US government. We comment on the odd tale of a French designer and his “revolutionary” new Apple product, so revolutionary that Apple doesn’t even know about it! We round out the show with Netflix’s Algorithm that was too expensive and predictions for the ways in which Carbon nano tubes will save the human race.
Maryland Bans Employers from Asking for FB Passwords
Carpathia blasts US Gov for Handling of Megaupload’s Servers
Apple Works on Malware Detection
Philippe Starck & “Revolutionary” Apple Projects
Apple Doesn’t Believe So
Windows 8, on an iPad
Oracle v. Google: Copyright Programming Languages
Netflix and the $ 1 Million Algorithm that was too Expensive
Facebook Knows Your Frenimies
Science & Kickers
For the Love Of Carbon Nano-tubes
Resetting Your Geological Clock
This week on the show Erik and I wax reminiscent as we talk about the way certain things used to be. We talk about GNOME, Linux’s favorite desktop interface, user Terminals making a comeback via thin-clients, NASA in the 60’s, and the most elusive of all, the Facebook of two weeks ago. Remember that one? The one that used its power protected your information from evil potential employers? Anyway, join us as we open our doors and hearts to our robot overlords via the cute Morphex robot-ball, and look forward to the days when history is digital.
GNOME 3.4 Remember the good old days?
IE9 increasing marketshare
Dell to aquire Wyse Tech
How to erase your backups
One step closer to Robot Overlords
50 Mpx image of Shakespeare’s Signature
Don’t jailbreak your iOS device lest your data be stolen
Facebook release engineering
Science & Kickers
Conservatives don’t believe in Science
Mission to Mars, in 1966
Quantum memory and Quantum Logic