Gongol.com Archives: August 2010
Brian Gongol

August 6, 2010

Computers and the Internet Incredible fires sweep Russia
One report says a third of all the agricultural land in the entire country has burned. That seems almost impossible to believe, given Russia's enormous size, but the fires are undoubtedly a massive disaster. Moscow is being choked by awful smog resulting from the fires -- the pictures are incredible, but block cookies before looking at the pictures -- Russian sites are notorious for having inadequate security policies to protect the visitor.

Computers and the Internet Is it the end of network neutrality?
Contradicting a New York Times report, Google says it's not trying to work out a special deal with Verizon to make sure some of its content gets special priority for fast delivery on the Internet. Interestingly, though, Google hasn't said anything on its official blog yet about the Times story.

News Why do Chicago police officers wear dangerous bulletproof vests?
It's evident that their vests are too hot and heavy for summer wear

News Going up, or just calling the fire department?
A terrible layout for an elevator button panel

Computers and the Internet iPod Nanos are catching fire in Japan
Some are overheating and others are actually catching fire. The numbers are in the dozens, but that's dozens more than a safe product.

Water News FEMA disaster-prevention money being released for Iowa

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