Archive for January, 2011

Wilson Rothman at MSNBC.com: “Egypt’s government must return Internet access to the country by Monday or perhaps suffer massive economic damage, as banks and other economic institutions return to work without the ability to conduct commerce.” (Background here and here on BB) Advertisements


Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak just appeared on television, in what was apparently a pre-recorded message. At the end of his speech, he said he has asked the current government (meaning, basically, his cabinet) to resign, and says he will form a new one tomorrow. With him remaining in power as president. People wanted to overthrow […]



This Ask Reddit thread on how to dress well at work on buying inexpensive, durable dressy men’s work clothes is an example of great online community in action. It almost makes me wish I had a job where I was expected to put on a tie. I’m going to let you in on a little secret, all […]


  The internet?…. just check this infographic from Focus


London artist Carim Nahaboo was inspired to make these fantastical modelling clay monsters-in-jars by a visit to the remarkable Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons: “They are all modelled with Fimo, and coloured slightly with ink, before being baked to harden. Then sealed into their new homes. They are all quite small, the […]


Every time we look at the sky we’re looking into the past. This chart shows how far we can go. Right now, Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field IR can see as far as 480 million years after the Big Bang. The James Webb Space Telescope will allow us to see 200 million years after the Big Bang. I […]