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Solid state drives: “next year’s” big thing yet again…

Solid state drives (SSDs) have been “next year’s great technology” for about six years now. Each year it seems that all it would take would be some economies of scale, and we could cast off the shackles of mechanical “spinning disk” technology for good. Unfortunately, another year has come and gone, and still SSDs […]

Time to eat the neighbour

I have been hearing about this book “Time to Eat the Dog?” that, as I understand it, goes into the carbon footprint of the pets we share our lives with. According to this book, a medium size dog has a greater carbon footprint than an average SUV. The conclusion, presumably selected for its shock […]

Remember our Veterans

It is November 11th, and time to remember all of those who stood in the way of danger for our future. And since the Canadian government seems to have removed the Pittance of Time video from their website, I’m putting the Youtube version of it here this year… I suggest taking a few […]

Ewoks gone mad

The folks on the Today Show have discovered a little known fact about the Ewoks from Star Wars. They really can’t handle their booze very well…

Apparently the folks inside the Ewok costumes really were drunk and, as it was a live TV program, the producers decided to just go with it. […]