Gongol.com Archives: January 2010
Brian Gongol

January 23, 2010

Threats and Hazards Iranian police distribute magazine full of pictures of protesters
It's surely intended to strike fear into people who might think of protesting the ruling authorities. Anyone who's ever said, "If you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide" should take very serious notice. Governments aren't always in the right.

Computers and the Internet Video games could be leading to the return of rickets
Kids who spend too much time planted in front of video screens may not be getting enough natural Vitamin D. It might not help that some broadband Internet providers are rolling out 40 Mbps service. That's a whole lot of capacity for video -- and gaming -- data.

Broadcasting Show notes from the WHO Radio Wise Guys - January 23, 2010

Computers and the Internet Twitter changes its recommendation strategy for new users
Instead of offering a random sampling of popular accounts to follow, they're clustering popular accounts by category. It's a good move, but it's not enough to ensure that Twitter can remain the most-used microblogging site for long.

Broadcasting "Better Off Ted" just keeps getting funnier
(Video) The latest episode includes some of the funniest wordplay on television in the last year

Aviation News Crashed airplane for sale: Cheap!
What remains of the plane that crashed in the Hudson River is now available for sale

Humor and Good News London Holiday Inn offers bed-warming service...using real live people
Sounds like a delightfully easy job...but a really creepy service. Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to use electric blankets? Isn't it awkward enough to sleep in a hotel bed knowing how many other people have slept there, too?

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