Gongol.com Archives: 2015 Weekly Archives
Brian Gongol

July 10, 2015

Computers and the Internet Scott Walker team accidentally tweets premature announcement of Presidential run

Computers and the Internet Facebook permits a little more customization of the news feed
For now, just for iOS users. Others may come later.

Computers and the Internet Wedding planning via text message
Suppply meets demand

Science and Technology Truck drivers are in short supply
And that's just one more reason why trucking companies are going to be heavily behind the shift to self-piloted vehicles

Computers and the Internet Reddit riot gets CEO ousted

July 9, 2015

Threats and Hazards More than 25 million people's Federal identity records have been hacked
This isn't a piddling case of credit-card fraud -- it's cyberwar

Computers and the Internet Beacons at campaign events
Another way to reach out to people at campaign events

Computers and the Internet DARPA wants to save the Internet
Considering DARPA started it, one can see why they'd want to preserve it. The DARPA Security Challenge appears to be a reasonably smart way for the agency to get what it wants at minimal public expense.

Socialism Doesn't Work China tries to rescue tumbling stock market with astonishing restrictions
If you're a major shareholder, you can't sell anything for the next six months

Threats and Hazards The security consequences of Greece's economic troubles
They aren't trivial

July 8, 2015

Computers and the Internet State attorneys general want to take the lead on data breaches

Business and Finance Stock market (computer) crash freezes NYSE

Aviation News United Airlines flights grounded nationwide over computer issues

Business and Finance China's stock market enters meltdown mode

Iowa Unexplained fire alarm outbreak in Cedar Rapids

July 6, 2015

Broadcasting Michael Eisner holds some rather depressing views of women
The former Disney chief thinks that "the number of beautiful, really beautiful women...that are funny, is impossible to find". Supposing he really believed that to be true, and that he really wished to find some, then why wouldn't he have invested in developing that kind of talent?

Business and Finance The most "American-made" car is the Toyota Camry
It's even more domestic-made than the Ford F-150

Science and Technology If a police body camera never blinks, then we need to know who gets to see the video
They have great potential for deterring abuse, but there are lots of things that police officers see that may not be good for the public to see

Business and Finance Speaking of all-out panic...
China is entering panic mode: "The central government, securities regulator and financial institutions have launched a joint effort to support the country's plummetingstock market amid fears that a market crash could threaten the country's entire financial system," says the state-run media.

Business and Finance Greek banks may be literally out of cash within the week

Threats and Hazards UN estimate: There are 60 million refugees worldwide
And half of them are children. If we are to have any hope of peace in the coming years, we're going to have to wrap our brains around this issue. In those places that are bound to be destinations for refugees, a sensible and humane approach must prevail. In those places producing refugees, changes are due. The number of refugees is thought to be almost 10 million larger than just the year before. That means the odds of being a refugee are now 1 in 122 worldwide.

News Tennessee state representative wants refund over new state logo
They paid $46,000 for a logo, and he wants all but $10,000 of it returned in part because the US PTO rejected the application for a trademark

Broadcasting Show notes - Brian Gongol filling in for Simon Conway on WHO Radio - July 6, 2015
Streamed live at WHORadio.com