No one can keep track of how many people use Internet, how many machines it can reach or even how many sub- and sub-sub-networks form a part of it. The “backbone” of the network—major electronic corridors established by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and others—is obvious enough, but like the interstate highway system, it leads to successively smaller local byways and obscure private roads.How The Washington Post wrote about the internet in 1988.
Yesterday, The Onion released this “story” about the NYPD’s Stop and Kiss program. It is an obvious parody of the Stop and Frisk controversy in New York City.
Not everyone understood the joke: these people took to twitter with outrage, because they thought it was real. It’s a must-read in ridiculousness from Gothamist.
Of course they would think it’s real. They don’t have time to stop-and-think.
A truck carrying radioactive material was stolen in Mexico earlier this week, and while the stolen cobalt-60 could have posed a threat to others as a key part of a dirty bomb, investigators found the material and secured it Wednesday. Good work.
The uber-common USB port, which you use every single day, is getting a redesign. It’ll fix one of the cable’s biggest flaws—the fact that you have to flip it a certain way to plug it in—but it won’t be compatible with the old cables.
Wait ‘til the conservative media gets a hold of this story and blows it out of proportion.