Gongol.com Archives: March 2006
Brian Gongol

Humor and Good News (2006.03.20)
Signs of a Well-Regulated Economy
One hilarious economics joke, brought to you by the Federal Reserve

Computers and the Internet (2006.03.20)
Level Guide to Atari "Asteroids"

Weather and Disasters (2006.03.20)
Only 52% of Japanese Schools Rated "Earthquake-Resistant"
Given the extremely high risk of earthquake activity almost everywhere in Japan and the very high probability of future catastrophic quakes, that seems much too low. One can hope that public reporting will lead to public pressure to fix the problem.

Aviation News (2006.03.20)
What To Do If a 767 Crashes in Your Neighborhood

Science and Technology (2006.03.20)
Japan's Disaster-Recovery Method: Drop Shoplifting Tags
Government plans to drop "integrated-circuit tags" (otherwise known as RFID tags, or the little anti-shoplifting tags glued inside books, CDs, computer programs, and other merchandise) by airlift over disaster areas. They'd be programmed to sense heat and vibration, mainly to give the authorities instant detection of fire and survivors' locations.

Aviation News (2006.03.20)
Acrobatics in a Regular Plane...with the Engine Stopped

Computers and the Internet (2006.03.20)
Hate Spyware? Punish the Companies That Fund It.
And use a non-IE browser

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.03.20)
Banning Junk Food in Schools Teaches the Wrong Lesson

The American Way (2006.03.20)
March 20, 2006 Carnival of the Capitalists