Archive for the 'Last Days' Category

Nominee For Email Of The Year

Anybody that knows me knows that 99.999999% of the time any email I get that says or in any way implies that it should be forwarded on is going to hit my trash folder fast enough to leave a trail of Cherenkov radiation and set off neutrino detectors all over the planet.  I’m actually that […]

You Got A License For That Web Browser?

According to a story on ITnews there’s some people arguing that it’s time to require a kind of “internet drivers license” before allowing people to go online for the first time. Australia’s leading criminologist thinks online scams have escalated to such a point that first-time users of computers should have to earn a licence to […]

GPS To Become More Problem Than Benefit

I’ve always thought that GPS systems in vehicles was a very two sided thing.  On the one hand you have the convenience of having reliable navigational aids available on demand.  There’s no need for futzing around with often difficult to manage paper maps, they can locate your position to within a very close margin of […]

In France, Disagreeing Can Get You fired

Not long ago a new law was proposed in France known as “Hadopi”.  It’s one of those “three strikes and you’re out” deals where after the third time being caught sharing copyrighted material online, the person involved gets their internet connection yanked permanently. Evidently this is turning the French government into wholesale liquidators of freedom […]

Are We Moving Closer To A One World Monetary System?

If you read this Reuters story with the headline proclaiming “U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar”, you can see that the world does seem to be moving in that direction.

The UN, Russia and other countries are all making noises about wanting to ditch the Dollar as the currency of choice. Some are talking about re-centering on the Euro.  Others are talking about a new currency entirely.