Gongol.com Archives: February 2014

Brian Gongol

February 15, 2014

Weather and Disasters There has to be a better strategy than praying we don't get obliterated by space rocks
Any strategy to protect our fragile existence on this planet has to include a plan to prevent a catastrophe caused by the arrival of a large asteroid. That plan would have to include surveillance (knowing where the threats are and when we might face them), prevention (some approach for deflecting, destroying, or otherwise reducing the impact thereof), and mitigation (figuring out what our greatest vulnerabilities are and how to buttress them). And whatever goes for space rocks goes double for threats like volcanic eruptions and earthquakes -- things that are also bound to happen that we (unfortunately) still don't understand well.

Computers and the Internet Security breach at Kickstarter
Another case that should remind people of the importance of having different passwords across different websites

Iowa The cultural importance of the Midwest

The United States of America How Presidents judge other Presidents

Humor and Good News Gnarles Barkley recorded "Crazy" in one take