Gongol.com Archives: December 2013
Brian Gongol

December 28, 2013

Threats and Hazards Judge rules NSA phone meta-data collection is lawful
The ACLU brought the suit to stop it, and the judge ruled that what was collected is lawful because the "blunt tool only works because it collects everything".

Iowa State forester says Iowa's ash trees are doomed
The emerald ash borer is spreading quickly, and we don't really know how to stop it. Terrible news for Iowa's ash trees. (The state has a field guide to common Iowa trees that helps identify which are ash and which are others.)

News Whatever happened to painting ceilings like the sky?

Computers and the Internet Tips for the infographic creator

Computers and the Internet More evidence that teenagers just don't want to be on Facebook

Science and Technology Architectural losses of 2013
The Pan Am Terminal at JFK, and others

Broadcasting WCCO returns a weather beacon to Minneapolis
...after 31 years of absence

Health What's killing people right now
Literally -- what's causing death, and what we should know about it

Computers and the Internet A deeply pessimistic review of 2013 in technology

Iowa Iowa's unemployment rate is about 4.4%
Well below the national figure. And in some metro areas, it's even lower yet.

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