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Posts Tagged ‘matter’

The University of Pittsburgh Bomb Threats

The University of Pittsburgh Bomb Threats

This spring, the University of Pittsburgh has received fifty-seven bomb threats. The targets have varied greatly both in respect to their occupancy and their function. Most recently, Panther Central (the Student's front desk. It handles housing and things like that.), Heinz Chapel (some kind of secular repository for stained glass), and the [...]

U.S. Warns Apple and Publishers

U.S. Warns Apple and Publishers

"The publishers have denied acting jointly to raise prices. They have told investigators that the shift to agency pricing enhanced competition in the industry by allowing more electronic booksellers to thrive." Jesus... I don't care what you might have to say about "competition in the industry." We don't need any more freaking middle men. The [...]

Impossible physics: Why My Little Pony can’t really fly

"Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" is a student physics presentation that examines three scenes from an animated My Little Pony show (it looks like a recent adaptation, not the original) and identifies the physics at work, explains (with equations!) why the scenes don't work, and offers suggestions ("dark [...]

What does Libyan revolution mean for bit.ly?

What does Libyan revolution mean for bit.ly?

DomainWire asks what will happen to the popular bit.ly URL shortener if Libya shuts down its Internet service (.ly is the country code for Libya). Several people have noted that no matter how cute the .ly suffix is to us in a domain name, it is ultimately controlled for a loony dictator, and therefore perhaps not suitable as a piece of global [...]

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Why would anyone buy an iPhone on Verizon, especially with dual core android phones coming out? The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The move will for the first time let U.S. consumers choose the network that carries their [...]