Links: PIN numbers, Military leadership, Eggs, The Web stack

  • Analysis of PIN Numbers – What are the most and least common 4-digit PIN numbers?
  • General Failure – Does the US military no longer punish or demote bad generals? “A culture of mediocrity has taken hold within the Army’s leadership rank—if it is not uprooted, the country’s next war is unlikely to unfold any better than the last two.”
  • Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa – Different approaches to food safety in the US and Britain.
  • An Overview of the Web – What happens when your browser requests a web pagewebpage. A step by step though the various layers or computers, protocols and programs. Understandable buy someone a little technical.

Links: Mars!, The cdbaby model, Robots, the rest of the world on the web

Links: Weather Prediction, Advertising, 3rd world mobile web and Database failover



Links: Density done well, schizophrenia, Olympics and Socialist networks

Links: 8bit T2, IQ, Baby names, Low Power computers

Links: CGI Screwups, Being in the band, How many servers does google have?

Links: The Ritz, Startup myths, 78 sqft apartments, screenwriting

Links: Blade runner in watercolour, caching, Flying cars, Prometheus

Links: Zombies & paperwork, R2-D2, Taxi Dancers, Genetics

  1. A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope – Were R2-D2 and Chewie really running the Rebel Alliance?
  2. Hunting down my son’s killer – 3 years tracking a genetic disorder.
  3. Post-apocalyptic bureaucracies – The challenges  of handling a Zombie epidemic in today’s society. The post is a satire on the handling of the Christchurch earthquakes.
  4. Taxi dance hall – Fascinating history of “pay per dance” venues