Gongol.com Archives: March 2009
Brian Gongol

March 25, 2009

Computers and the Internet Mobile-phone company says it can offer universal broadband in the UK

Threats and Hazards Government surveillance now uses thermal imaging to track "energy polluters" in the UK
How much is too much surveillance? This certainly seems to step way over the line. And now the supposedly-free country is also moving ahead with plans for government surveillance of social-networking chat systems, in the name of preventing terrorism. Related: Cedar Rapids no longer uses police helicopters, having once operated a sizeable fleet. If ever the day comes when people stop being at least a little uncomfortable about the presence of things like police helicopters (which can often turn into tools for speed traps rather than legitimate crime-fighting weapons), then it will be time for people to brush up on their Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

Computers and the Internet As the world turns...sorta
Rotating 3D globe shows Twitter updates from around the world and where they came from. Really intriguing stuff, given that there's no rhyme nor reason to what shows up at any given moment. It's all just 140 characters at a time of the zeitgeist.

Water News Fargo could get a record-breaking flood this weekend

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