I’m at work today, hooray hooray! It’s cloudy, and I’m grateful that I’m too chilly to want to open the door for a breeze – they are laying manure in the fields behind my in-law’s house, and… well… ew.
Anyways, today is for tiny random newsy bits:
Skynet seeks to crowdsource the stars
Now, I should state that I’m actually really fond of these sort of crowd-sourcing processing things, and used to take part in SETI at Home. The main oO of this particular thing for me – why Skynet, why? Are they hoping to capitalize on the awareness of the name because of the recently passed-without-incident date?! Ah well – I do wish them luck… I think. *ominous music*
Here are some people that aren’t likely to take part in it, though… thoughts?
‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains
My first thought, my first knee-jerk thought is something along the lines of tin-foil hats and cookoo whatnot. Then secondary thoughts think about gamma rays and the fact that we too are nothing but beams of matter and that perhaps they’re on to something. After all, most people I know can sometimes hear random high-pitched whines that are probably electrical in origin… beats me. I do think that we’re probably not doing ourselves any favours with our overcluttered frequency range, but it’s not like I know a magical solution to this. But then again, I guess they don’t have to worry about this:
Bad spelling opens up security loophole
See? More than making folks look ignorant for poor spelling and grammar, one could be handing stuff to sneaky sneakthieves. I hadn’t even thought about this sort of thing before, so it’s kind of ‘huh… creepy’. I guess it makes me glad that I’m not involved in a ‘real’ job or emailing big businesses, since that means this isn’t something I’d really have to worry about anyways.
Oh, and in lighter/happier news – bye bye, Nadine!
Boundary review angers senior MPs
I had a feeling this would likely happen, so I’m pleased. I didn’t think it would happen specifically because of her, mind, but because of where the populations are, and how the seat really doesn’t work as such (her seat is Mid Bedfordshire). But seeing a nutter deprived her guaranteed throne? Golden.
The ‘sad’ thing that I see from this review, if I’m piecing it together correctly, is that my father-in-law is likely to fall under our MP, rather than his current MP. As he is friends with his MP and has known him for probably longer than I’ve been alive, I feel for him… even if I don’t care for said MP’s voting record (anti-gay and pro-war). I guess we’ll see how it all falls out, though. Having found the maps, he looks to be fine.
And that’s that for today – time to try to get some work done now that the tiny person isn’t dragging me around the house on walksies. *grins*