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Freedom is in Peril

Freedom is in Peril A sister to the more famous “Keep Calm Carry on” World War II poster, this version seems a most approriate message to all users on the internet in 2012. Interestingly according to the people at the Imperial War Museum, neither version was actually used, although the simplicity and directness of both […]

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Google donates $850,000 to restore home of the codebreakers

Makes me proud to be a Googler ! #blogpost Google has donated £550,000 ($850,000) towards the £15 million project to renovate Bletchley Park. The donation from Mountain View is part of a $100 million charitable program that's previously helped rescue Alan Turing's personal papers. The country estate is the former home of Station X and […]

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Satellite images reveal “secret” Nevada UAV site

Area51a? now visible in Google Earth/Maps. Interesting contrast with the main site at Groom Lake, seems operating UAV’s needs much less space and infrastructure. Not sure what Chuck Yeager would think of robot pilots, but its clearly the future. #blogpost A new satellite image of an isolated airstrip in Nevada shows a secret but operational […]

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Computer History Museum Steve Jobs Exhibit

The Mountain View based, Computer History Museum has a great online exhibit on Steve Jobs. Well worth a virtual visit, and a excellent example of museums responding quickly to public interest. #blogpost Computer History Museum

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21st Century McCarthyesque scare story

At a conference last week discussing the upcoming “Internet of Things”, there was much discussion about the security concerns of connecting infrastructure to the web. SCADA systems have for a while been connected and this story of the hacking of a water pump to destruction was mentioned by a few people. Turns out to be […]