Gongol.com Archives: June 2006
Brian Gongol

Computers and the Internet (2006.06.30)
Women think they're bad at using the Internet
But they're not, really

Business and Finance (2006.06.30)
Swiss Re chief economist expects Fed to keep raising rates
Central banks in Europe, Japan, and China also acting to curb inflation

News (2006.06.30)
Soccer fans picky about being "English" and not "British"
Survey finds rising preference for "English" identity

Humor and Good News (2006.06.30)
The truth comes out
A spy story involving the Korean chaebol

Weather and Disasters (2006.06.30)
Weather modification: Where's the falsifiability?
As the West continues to struggle through drought, the East tries to drain itself out, and the South braces for Hurricane Season 2006, people are getting interested again in weather modification. But the main problem is that we don't have any way to test weather-modification experiments against a control subject, which could give us the right evidence upon which to make decisions.

CommerceBucket (2006.06.30)
Are we or are we not at full employment?
Macroeconomically, that may be today's $65,000 question

Computers and the Internet (2006.06.30)
Yes, Microsoft issued a patch outside the regular schedule
Apparently a bug in the regular Patch Tuesday offerings caused some problems for people using dial-up Internet access, so this second wave should take care of that. But it's timed along with the release of exploit code for a pair of bugs in Internet Explorer. At least one of the bugs is thought to affect Firefox, as well. The one vulnerability is very serious, though it may require the victim to actually do something in order to initiate the attack.

Water News Specter of water rationing in western Iowa

Graphics Periodic Table