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Category Archive for 'Geek Stuff'

I am so tired of changing my passwords. One of my friends told me I should use a password service that generates a random stream of characters — but who’s to say that can’t be hacked? I’m at the point where I think I just want to pay cash and buy things in person: The […]

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Security

So I was checking my bank balance online Friday night and noticed something odd. When I put in my password, it was visible — instead of a bunch of dots. I don’t know a whole lot about computer security, but I know enough to know that’s not a good thing, so I never pressed “enter.” […]

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Light seen on Mars

UPDATE: This expert says it’s a camera artifact. A lot of buzz about this on the intertubes as “proof” of life on Mars. Well, I don’t know about that. But it sure would be interesting to find out! Bookmark It

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Game-changer

This is very interesting: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as “a game-changer” because it would significantly shorten the supply […]

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The supervolcano

One of my friends is absolutely obsessed with this, so I know a little something about it already. Lots more at the link: Currently, the Yellowstone caldera shows no signs of preparing for a super eruption. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t regular earthquakes in the area — that’s just a natural part of being in […]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

So this multiverse thing might be true. I’ve always suspected it. Bookmark It

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Layover heaven

How can you not love this? There’s a new library in Philadelphia – and it’s in the airport. The Free Library of Philadelphia recently opened an outpost in the Philadelphia International Airport in the form of a book-themed lounge with free Wi-Fi access to the library’s digital catalog. Passengers are encouraged to relax in the […]

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More on the Big Bang

Seeing back to the beginning of time: At rare moments in scientific history, a new window on the universe opens up that changes everything. Today was quite possibly such a day. At a press conference on Monday morning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a team of scientists operating a sensitive microwave telescope at the […]

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Big bang

Cool! Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe. Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that must have occurred just fractions of a second after everything came into being. It takes the form […]

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Information omnivores

That’s me! Are you a Library Lover? Bookmark It

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