Archive for June, 2011

Strange Statistics – Men And Lightning

I just became aware of some unusual statistics concerning lightning strikes. It seems that men are about 5 times more likely than women to be struck by lightning and 5 times more likely to be killed by the lightning strike. This seems to be impossible, or very, very unlikely, but statistics don’t lie.

Check out the NOAA stats HERE.

US Navy’s Bargain Hunting Is A Costly Mistake – Counterfeit Chips From China Could Disable Weapons

BusinessInsider reports –

Last year, the U.S. Navy bought 59,000 microchips for use in everything from missiles to transponders and all of them turned out to be counterfeits from China. Wired reports the chips weren’t only low-quality fakes, they had been made with a “back-door” and could have been remotely shut down at any time. If left undiscovered the result could have rendered useless U.S. missiles and killed the signal from aircraft that tells everyone whether it’s friend or foe. Apparently foreign chip makers are often better at making cheap microchips and U.S. defense contractors are loathe to pass up the better deal. The problem remains with these “trojan-horse” circuits that can be built into the chip and are almost impossible to detect — especially without the original plans to compare them to.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

What Were They Thinking! Newsweek Photoshops Lady Di On Cover [pic]

Read about it HERE

Weight Loss Clinic Offers Free Dinner For 2 – Marketing Genius or Pure Evil? [pic]

Small Asteroid Will Buzz Earth Monday

June 25, 2011 , PC Magazine reports –

According to the Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Asteroid 2011 MD—a hunk of rock estimated to be anywhere from 25 to 55 feet wide–is going to buzz the Earth this Monday at a distance of less than 8,000 miles above the surface of the planet. It’s a close call, one that puts the asteroid closer to the Earth than the global positioning satellites that orbit it, but don’t start running into the underground bunker just yet: We’ll be fine.

Continue reading HERE.

 

Coffee – Nature’s Perfect Drink? [video]

Foot Controller For Your PC

SoftStep KeyWorx performs the functions of a mouse and keyboard with one’s foot. This seems to be an excellent product for disabled people, but I see no reason that a non-disabled person would want one. I would image, that even gamers would find it a pain to operate after the initial gee-whiz, new toy phase. What do you think?

Read about it HERE

Order it HERE

 

 


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