Gongol.com Archives: July 2008
Brian Gongol

July 18, 2008

Computers and the Internet Fake news headlines make spam look important
People need to remain ever-vigilant about what they choose to open in their e-mail inboxes, particularly as the incentives to hawk fake pharmaceuticals and pornography decline and the incentives to spread viruses that enable identity theft increase.

Aviation News Flight attendant gets free ticket to space from a Kit Kat wrapper
Nestle decided to give away a ticket on board one of the soon-to-launch private spacecraft in the style of Willy Wonka. Surrealism of the whole life-imitating-art thing aside, it's doubtful that most people have yet digested the reality that private-sector spaceflight is a matter of months from becoming reality.

Health Olympic swimmer benefits from early detection of testicular cancer
Early detection saves lives. That's why everyone should self-examine for cancer at least once a month.

Science and Technology Overdependence on satellite navigation gets trucks stuck in the UK

The American Way More private property comes to Cuba
They can't produce enough food as their system currently makes it -- so increased private property-holdings are going to be allowed, since that's how things really get done. Cuba may become a free market yet.

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