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Why I like geodashing

Geodashing is an Internet-based game that involves trying to find, using various GPSr devices, some of the 32,000 “dashpoints” on the globe randomly chosen each month. It actually should be called geodriving since that is mostly what you do as … Continue reading

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Guessing what humanity is doing right now

I sometimes like to amuse myself by attempting to use a few bits of data, a little commonsense and a small amount of math to estimate what people are doing right now. I’m sitting in Starbucks now with about 20 … Continue reading

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The Good Guys Win One

In an amazing and rare victory of good over evil Grum is dead! I’d never even heard of Grum (but certainly knew of its activities) but three cheers for FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab and The Spamhaus Project for chasing it … Continue reading

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Telstar1’s 50th Anniversary

I noticed today an article about the first active communication satellite, Telstar1, which is one of those milestones that enabled the wired world of today. I was a space nut at that time and fully intended to pursue astronautics as a career (until … Continue reading

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Loved this – unusual words

All kinds of odd tidbits in the news, but this one caught my eye; I hope the link doesn’t go stale (as President Obama said at the correspondents’ dinner, all the news that’s fit to link). Here, this link may be … Continue reading

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