Gongol.com Archives: December 2008
Brian Gongol

December 18, 2008

Computers and the Internet Yahoo says it's going to increase user privacy protection
Mainly by stripping user data of its personally-identifying details after 3 months, rather than its old 13-month standard. Google recently went to a nine-month standard, which is far shorter than its previous rules. Privacy advocates have been pushing for shorter retention periods for a while, and the announcements come as good news. Microsoft now has good reason to act on its previous offer to shorten its data-holding period.

Health Go ahead and wear a hat, but don't expect it to keep you warm
You're only more sensitive to changes in temperature at the scalp than in other parts of the body -- but contrary to popular opinion, massive amounts of body heat do not actually escape through the head

Computers and the Internet No more Steve Jobs presentations at Macworld
Apple's co-founder has been widely recognized for his uniquely-styled keynote presentations at the conference. Apparently, he will do them no more.

Water News Fully appropriated, from border to border

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