Interesting tibits I have found in the news today.
If you live in Florida head then it is time for you to the polls and vote for the presidential candidate of your choice. Sunday the New York Times published an interesting Op-Ed by Caroline Kennedy comparing Obama with her father. Essentially it is an endorsement for Obama.
Snow Storm Cripples China
I heard on Good Morning America (GMA) this morning that China has been hit by a massive snow storm. Hundreds of people were stranded at a train station. That sure isn’t the place I would want to be stuck in a snow storm but it is slightly better than being trapped in your car somewhere. Found this on CNN article about the snow storm
Wacky Whale Brains
A recent study of whales revealed that only half of their brain sleeps at a time. Whales remain in constant motion even while asleep. While sleeping they perform drift dives and the two sides of the brain alternating sleeping. You can read the story here. Being able to function while half of the brain is sleeping would explains some students I have had.
Word of the Day
From Dictionary.com sylvan: pertaining to woods or forests.
What to do when your computer is arrested
PC Magazine has an interesting article about the effects of cyber-crime on business. Businesses are liable if an employee uses a company computer to view/download child pornography or other criminal activities. Working as an IT tech I was always amazed at what people would do at work or to a company computer.
He said What?
Paul McGuinness, U2’s manager, blames the entire technology specter for the problems the recording industry is currently facing. According to McGuinness, all successful tech companies have made a fortune by stealing content from the recording industry. He believes all tech companies should pay royalties to the recording industry. So if Dell makes computer with CD drives then they owe a royalty to U2 and other bands because Dell’s computers are used to play music. It think McGuinness has had one to many pints of Guinness. You can read the article here.