They still do it

This is a queasy post. It should make you feel good, because you will hear fantastic music, but it should also make you feel bad, because you’ll see sexist comments. You can’t avoid the comments, really. They’re in deep. For this is a current fact of life: when a woman gives a technical, professional, or … More They still do it

I don’t like spinach: Book Review: Giant Book of Jokes

I got Joseph Rosenbloom’s “Giant Book of Jokes” when I was around 9. It contains over one thousand jokes, which really might seem like quite a lot for a young boy. In an age before the graphical image macros and social media, one did have to resort to books to get some literary humor. I … More I don’t like spinach: Book Review: Giant Book of Jokes

Celebrity Academy

A lot of famous actors want to make the world a better place. For example (thanks, Wikipedia!), Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated several million dollars to causes such as Doctors Without Borders, relief efforts in Darfur, and restoration after hurricane Katrina; Jennifer Lawrence supports the World Food Programme and the special olympics; and Johnny … More Celebrity Academy

Not suspicious at all

It’s not every day that you get an email like this: Dear Dr. Renan Gross, Greetings from Journal of Insights in Biomedicine It gives us immense pleasure to e-mail an eminent person like you. We have chosen few scientists who have contributed excellent work in the field of Medicine and it will be our honor … More Not suspicious at all

Do not track

“Home is where the wifi connects automatically”. The question remains to be asked, how does it know to connect automatically? Well, of course, the computer saves a list of network names (or other identifiers) and their passwords, and tries to connect when it sees one it recognizes. I bet the passwords are saved in plaintext, … More Do not track