Last night I watched an informational video with Tim Sabin and a few other people. Most of us believed the shot to be done in front of a green screen. Tim, however, was pretty sure that it wasn’t a green screen because there was audio for the fountain in the background. So today I made him this video postcard from the real beach.
Fiji Water Reopens Bottling Plant →
Good news, everybody! Bottled-drink company Fiji Water said it reopened its facility in the South Pacific country for which it is named, following a two-day standoff with the local government over taxes.
Bottled water firm closing namesake Fiji business →
Global bottled water company Fiji Water says it is closing its business in Fiji because of a huge tax hike demanded by the country’s military government. Black Tuesday.
For instance, what if the phone — using a location beacon — could sense if we...– Can Mobile Phones Think?: Tech News « (via slantback)
Sorry, Kids. You're Not the Boss. →
Wall Street Journal: Moms and dads today often play the role of friend instead of parent. Many of us, no doubt, want to avoid giving our kids the sense of powerlessness, and the distance, we might have felt with our own parents. But in doing so, we’ve inadvertently given our kids a sense of power that we may one day come to rue. (via kevinlwilson)
Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled... →
The construction of the worm was so advanced, it was “like the arrival of an F-35 into a World War I battlefield,” says Ralph Langner, the computer expert who was the first to sound the alarm about Stuxnet. Others have called it the first “weaponized” computer virus. Simply put, Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump...
Smart People Stay Up Late and Sleep Late -... →
Researchers from the London School of Economics have found that people with high I.Q.s are more likely to be night owls, whereas folks with lower I.Q.s are more likely to wake up early and function their best during the day. Other studies have found a link between “eveningness” and getting good grades in school.
A little while ago Michelle mentioned that she loves living in the future. We’re sitting in the living room using three laptops and a desktop. In 20 years that will probably be a lot like saying it’s neat living in the future with a Hi-Fi and three Walkmans in the same room.
Today I asked my fiance what she was doing on her computer and she said “Streaming 30 Rock”, but just before I asked her what she was doing she was laughing so I’m pretty sure she was lying. What should I do?
The Malaria-Proof Mosquito and The Mosquito Laser... →
It’s been a bad year to be a mosquito. The world’s most annoying insect is responsible for 250 million cases of malaria per year — and 1 million deaths. But scientists at the University of Arizona have genetically engineered a mosquito that’s immune to the Plasmodium parasite, the malaria-causing agent it transmits with its bite. The next step is to make the new mosquito hardier...
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all...– Mark Twain There are quotes and then there are immutable life truths.
The phone call is dead? →
go: In case you missed it, over the weekend, TechCrunch declared the phone call dead. From their article titled “The Phone Call is Dead”: In the tech industry saying that something is dead actually means “It’s on the decline.” And yes, the phone call is on an inexorable decline. My original title for this post was “The Phone Call Will Be Dead In __ Years” but as consumer inertia is...
How they sell you what you don't understand →
In 1922, [Lasker] took on the advertising of the original Kotex. It was a challenge, to say the least. Wood-products giant Kimberly-Clark had invented a cotton substitute in 1915, and enterprising Army nurses on the front lines of World War I had discovered that “cellucotton” served as an excellent raw material for a homemade sanitary napkin. When the war ended and there were no...
Good News, Everybody!
Michelle Morehead, an Assistant Account Manager at Atlantic Risk Management, is to be married to Shaun B. Wilson, the Marketing Director at Capitol CREAG, LLC. Ms. Morehead is the daughter of Mr. Thomas Morehead and Ms. Billie Relihan of Jefferson County, Kansas. Mr. Wilson is the son of Reverend G. W. “Bill” and Jean Wilson of Howard County, Maryland.
Pentagon's Cyber Command seeks authority to expand... →
wilsonbros: According to InfoSecurity.com, the White House is working to expand the authority of the U.S. Cyber Command and other government agencies to assist industry in defending against cyberattacks to critical infrastructure. The Washington Post also reports: The Pentagon’s new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect...
Lunch Line Redesign - Interactive Feature -... →
slantback: Experiments that we and other researchers have done in cafeterias at high schools, middle schools and summer camp programs, as well as in laboratories, have revealed many ways to use behavioral psychology to coax children to eat better. Here are a dozen such strategies that work without requiring drastic or expensive changes in school menus.
Chipotle to open Asian fast-casual concept |... →