Saturday, July 14, 2018

Need a book idea? This article contains many!

Popped up on my news radar today.
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/national-business/article214843315.html

Funeral home left body rot in system that protects homes

BY GLENN SMITH AND MARY KATHERINE WILDEMAN
The Post and Courier of Charleston
July 14, 2018 12:01 AM
Updated July 13, 2018 01:50 PM

Save for the terrible title, some of the best writing I've ever seen on a topic that is largely ignored in modern society.

First Family's attorney, Republican state Sen. Scott Talley, declined comment, saying Meadows and the home are focused on addressing several pending complaints. The state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which oversees funeral home inspections and licensing, also declined to comment on the case, citing state laws that keep complaints concealed from public view.

"An ex-employee of First Family alerted authorities to the body, which was in such poor condition that it took two weeks to identify Moore. The State Law Enforcement Division is now investigating."

A full read of the article takes no more than 5 minutes but it is thorough and ideas based on this could turn into a great fiction bringing more awareness to this side of capitalism that has run off the rails in so many communities.





Sunday, July 08, 2018

Instructions on how to best wipe your butt.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/541835/best-way-to-wipe-your-butt-expert-tips

iStock

Thanks Mental Floss! The world needs this!

Verdenskortet

Thanks Atlas Obscura!

At the Verdenskortet attraction, visitors can march across all the world’s countries in a matter of minutes and then have a cup of coffee and a pastry at the adjoining cafe. Amazingly, the outdoor atlas was constructed entirely from soil and stone. Even more amazingly, it’s all the work of one man.

 Atlas Obscura Verdenskortet

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/verdenskortet/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page


Have you seen me lately?

https://helioviewer.org/


Thursday, July 05, 2018

NUMBER STATIONS

National NC-60 Shortwave Radio (1959)

All you wanted to know about Number Stations!
(except for the details of course!)

https://www.dxing.com/numbers.htm
https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/number-stations/
https://archive.org/details/ird059
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24910397

All links were working on July 5, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

New DNS Benchmark App!
The Great Steve Gibson, updates his famous DNS Benchmark tool.

CloudFlare announces new free DNS onedotonedotonedotone!

DNSBench

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Looking for Planet 9 - Lee Billings

There is even a “citizen science” Web site devoted to letting anyone—even you, dear reader—pore through WISE images for the elusive planet. And behind all the observations a vast and diverse ecosystem of numerical simulations hums along on powerful supercomputers, trying to further narrow the search for Planet Nine by modeling its gravitational effects on the solar system across multibillion-year timescales.
“We are carpet-bombing the sky to see what falls out,” Gerdes says. “Two years on, the first thing we can say about Planet Nine is that it’s not low-hanging fruit, but we’re still shaking the tree.”

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time to buy ETH?


After several lows and highs since the peak back in December, is it time to buy Ethereum?

Chart above from Coinbase