GPS guides Norwegian tourists into trouble in Rio

Three Norwegian tourists came under fire and one was shot after the satellite navigation system in their car guided them straight into one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous slums. The three men cut short their vacation in Brazil and headed home Monday after Trygve Killingtveit, 24, was shot in the shoulder by suspected drug […]

Money as Debt

A friend of mine (Waldemar for those of you who know him) just sent me this link to a video about the REAL nature of money and debt and it goes a long way to explain the current economical crisis we are in but the video was made in 2006. The blurb says this: “Paul […]

The Linux boot sequence visualised

Make Blog has a fascinating picture representing the Linux boot sequence, in which ‘nodes’ (system calls) are “are laid out using an unweighted force-directed layout algorithm, where each node is simulated as if it were electrically repulsive and had springs between nodes”. See it here.

Codex Sinaiticus

The Codex Sinaiticus is a Greek hand-written manuscript of the Old and New Testaments. It was written in the 4th century, in uncial letters. It came to the attention of scholars in the 19th century at the Greek Monastery of Mount Sinai, with further material discovered in the 20th century, and most of it is […]

Top anti-drink cop caught drunk driving

A senior Tokyo police official tasked with keeping the city’s roads clear of drunk drivers has been arrested for driving under the influence, police said on Tuesday. The deputy inspector, on his way home from a camping site, was caught late on Monday after bumping into another car and veering off the road, said a […]

15 reasons Macs are still better than Windows PCs

Does Microsoft have the upper hand over OS X. Here’s 15 reasons why it doesn’t. 1. Reliable sleep mode. 2. Extremely fast boot times. 3. Apple uses good quality parts. 4. Less blinking lights. 5. OS X + Windows is better than just Windows. 6. Easier to troubleshoot Macs. 7. A culture of good quality […]

XBMC – Media Center

One thing which I don’t do enough of is to recommend bits of software which I come across. Today I found XBMC which is a XBMC is media center application for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and XBox. XBMC supports viewing and playing a vast library of audio, video and image formats. XBMC has a […]