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These People are Ruining the Future of the Internet

April 27th, 2012 04:01 admin View Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) last night by a vote of 248-168. In the days leading up to the vote, opposition lined up drummed up awareness for the bill while the groups supporting the bill steadily pushed ahead. In the end, 112 Congress members cosponsored the bill. Major technology corporations also lent support along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Did your representative support CISPA? See the list below. 

Top photo, clockwise from top left: Benjamin Quayle, Michele Bachmann, Mike Rogers, Darrell Issa, Peter King, Sue Wilkins Myrick, Dutch Ruppersberger, Greg Walden.

Twenty major tech companies have sent letters supporting CISPA along with major U.S. industry trade groups including the Bay Area Council, TechAmerica, 11 financial trade associations and TechNet. These companies and groups represent billions of dollars in American industry, dollars that members of Congress will need to eventually be re-elected. Below we have aggregated the names of every single Congressional cosponsor of CISPA along with the links to their personal websites. The list is organized by date of stated support of the bill, starting with the first round of Congress members that supported the bill when it was introduced in November 2011. The first round had 28 official cosponsors. The majority of the 112 sponsors offered support from January 18 through April 17.

CISPA went through the mark up process in the Committee on Intelligence, of which the bills two primary authors, Representatives Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, are members. Amendments included language the would protect citizens from damage caused by the sharing of information as well as adding the term “utilities” to the list of private sector industries that can share cyber threat information with the federal government. The addition of utilities, such as water, electric and gas companies, was seen as a boost to the bill as such utilities are part of the critical infrastructure of the United States and are targets of malicious hackers. The House of Representatives then voted for the amendments before passing the final bill and sending it to the Senate and ultimately the White House.  Is your Congress person on the list? See who supported CISPA below.

Original Supporters (November 30, 2011)

Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2]

Rep King, Peter T. NY-3]

Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] 

Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9]

Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] 

Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] 

Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] 

Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2]

Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2]

Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6]

Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-21]

Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4]

Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3]1 

Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] 

Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16]

Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] 

Rep Dicks, Norman D. [WA-6]

Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10]

Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2]

Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44]

Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19]

Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2]

Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26]

Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11]

Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1]

Rep Kinzinger, Adam [IL-11]

Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] 

Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4]

Second Wave (December 2011)

Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5]

Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3]

Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10]

Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ-11]

Rep Yoder, Kevin [KS-3]

Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7]

Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4]

Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14]

Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2]

Gaining Steam (January/February 2012)

Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5]

Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1]

Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1]

Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18]

Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6]

Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6]

Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10]

Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4]

Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42]

Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6]

Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49]

Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4]

Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3]

Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5]

Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2]

Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31]

Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4]

Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] 

Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10]

Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] 

Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3] 

Rep Benishek, Dan [MI-1]

Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10]

Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7]

Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] 

Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4]

Rep Meehan, Patrick [PA-7]

Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] 

Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22]

Rep Kline, John [MN-2]

Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45]

Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6]

Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18]

Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1]

Rep Fleischmann, Charles J. “Chuck” [TN-3]

Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43]

Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3]

Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD]

On the Bandwagon (March/April 2012)

Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1]

Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] 

Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] 

Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23]

Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5]

Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6]

Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] 

Rep Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [AR-1] 

Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] 

Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] 

Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13]

Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10]

Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU]

Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4]

Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5]

Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16]

Rep Runyan, Jon [NJ-3]

Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] 

Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] 

Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7]

Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6]

Rep Shuler, Heath [NC-11]

Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15]

Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2]

Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7]

Rep Kissell, Larry [NC-8]

Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1]

Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50]

Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9]

Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7]

Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] 

Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5]

Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4]

Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28]

Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5]

Rep Austria, Steve [OH-7]

Rep McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” [CA-25]

 

Source: These People are Ruining the Future of the Internet

Security Breach: Here’s How Expired Domains Expose You To Embarrassment (And Theft)

May 18th, 2011 05:37 admin View Comments

As if you’re not scared enough of the Internet (and its potential to ravage your personal information), something comes along to make you even more paranoid. Just ask PlayStation users, or those that were on the receiving end of Firesheep’s eavesdropping. Today’s vulnerability du jour? Expired domains. The technical veterans among us are likely already familiar with this, but it seems that letting a domain name expire, especially those tied to other online accounts, exposes your personal information and makes you vulnerable to potential identity theft.

Today, British developer and hacker Ben Reyes wrote a post describing how he was able to use an expired domain to access to another person’s Gmail, Google calendar, contacts, and more, which then, in turn, allowed him to access further web accounts, like Amazon.

It started when Reyes recently attempted to link a newly registered domain to Google Apps. The Google Apps page immediately responded to the request, saying that the domain had already been registered. Thank you, try again. This was because the previous owner of the domain name had left it tied to Google Apps. So Reyes went through the domain reclamation process, proved he was the new owner, and shabang, he was granted access.

Once he signed in, the fun started. Google apps gave him a choice of two administrator accounts, so he chose one at random, picked a new password, and signed in. He then found himself gazing at the entire email history, calendars, and contacts owned by someone he didn’t know. If Reyes had been harboring malicious intentions, he presumably could have used this information to launch an attack on the person as well as the organizations the person had patronized.

He was able to quickly discover that the person in question was the owner of an Amazon Web Services account, so he sent Amazon a password reset request, changed the password, and was quickly granted access. Considering Amazon and most other online services simply require an email address to reclaim an account, you can see the potential for some serious identity theft here. Not only that, but with access to AWS, Reyes could easily recover the person’s name, address, and the last 4 digits of their credit card. Yikes.

Again, someone with a greater facility with the dark side could easily use the information above to squirm their way into the person’s PayPal account to steal further financial information, not to mention files and personal information stored on Dropbox and Facebook.

Reyes of course alerted the owner of the AWS account he had accessed, making them aware of their vulnerability — and to his blog post, which he had subsequently published on Hacker News. In fact, it turns out that the person in question is the senior lead at a well-funded and fairly well-known startup. So, if this can happen to someone with technical know-how, it can happen to anybody.

Reyes has also contacted Google to make them aware of the security loophole. Google has not yet given concrete word as to whether or not they’ve fixed the problem, but this just illuminates the larger issue at hand here, which is that he could have easily accessed the person’s Amazon account using a wildcard email address. Meaning that it’s pretty easy to steal your personal information through an expired domain linked to Google Apps.

According to Stuckdomains, there are more than 33 million expired domains on the Web. I think many of us have let a domain name or two expire, but clearly doing so with other accounts still attached to it poses a huge security risk. Even if an expired domain isn’t attached to Google Apps, one could still use, say, an Amazon account to gather personal info.

But Google Apps obviously provides an easier way for someone to discover what accounts are already tied to the domain. And this goes for the non-technical as well. You don’t have to be a hacker. Many of us legitimately tie domains to Google Apps and could experience the same. It’s similar to HB-Gary case with Anonymous.

Reyes and I agreed that this may cause VCs and investors (not to mention people across the board) to rush back to those forgotten domains to re-register — for the sake of preventing their email addresses from being leaked to eager young startups. (God forbid.) And more.

After all, a few users in the post’s comment section on Hacker News said that they’d already written scripts to scan all newly expired domain names to check to see if they’re connected with Google Apps. Megamark16 chimed in, saying, “It took me about 10 minutes to write a python script that grabs a list of recently expired domains and checks each domain to see if it’s a valid Google Apps domain. This is a pretty serious issue, if indeed it’s still possible to take ownership of accounts as the article suggests”.

From what we can tell, and from what Reyes has learned from Google, the problem still remains. “It’s scary to think with this information at hand, black hat hackers could potentially dig up a user’s personal information through their old domains. Programmers online are already discussing automated ways to find domains with information goldmines attached to them, and so hopefully this prevents people from getting caught with their pants down”.

So, pull your pants up, and monitor those expired domains. If you don’t, you may find yourself sponsoring an anonymous hacker’s paid vacation to Tahiti. Just ask Reyes, who is likely now spending time on his new Kindle, thanks to those friends he’s made through Google Apps.

We’ll update as we learn more. Here’s the link to Reyes’ post, too, for reference.

Source: Security Breach: Here’s How Expired Domains Expose You To Embarrassment (And Theft)

Gary Vaynerchuck’s Next Wine Business: “Reverse Deal Of The Day”

May 14th, 2011 05:30 admin View Comments

In part III of Erick Schonfeld’s interview with the man of many interests, Gary Vaynerchuk, Gary discusses his daily-deal wine venture, Cinderalla Wine and throws props to similar deal delivering sites like Lot18. Overall, he says, on the need of these sites to strategically position themselves. “I think the acquisition of consumers might be on the verge of being mapped” says Vaynercuck, “the battlefield is going to be retention and lifetime value.”

Vaynerchuk has been spending more time lately with Daily Grape, where he combines videos about wine with deals and reviews. He also owns the domain to for Monthly Grape, which may become a future product. At about 5:30 into the interview, Gary dishes up another interesting bit of information. “I am thinking about launching a wine website where there is a deal and the crowd can dictate how cheap it can get.” He calls it, “reverse deal of the day.” The more people who sign up for the deal, the lower the price will get. Make sure to check it out.

In the final part of the conversation, Vaynerchuk tells Erick why he is no longer tethered to a 10-book contract deal, and says sales of his latest book, The Thank You Economy, are trending above his last book, Crush It (which ended up selling 190,000 copies). When asked if he is going to continue writing, Vaynerchuk says, “I think I need to shut the hell up.”

He explains below.

Source: Gary Vaynerchuck’s Next Wine Business: “Reverse Deal Of The Day”

Gary Vaynerchuk, Thank You For Ignoring My Calls

March 25th, 2011 03:41 admin View Comments

Gary Vaynerchuk is a busy guy. I don’t expect him to pick up the phone every time I call. After all, he’s on a book tour or something, and busy tweeting, and drinking wine. But then I saw the picture above. Yup, that’s Gary V on his cell phone in front of a poster advertising his new book, The Thank You Economy. The poster lists a phone number, (646) 401-0368, and asks prospective readers to:

Call now and the author Gary Vaynerchuk will answer this or any other question about The Thank You Economy.*

*Unless he’s in a plane or meeting

I thought I’d prank call him and ask him some questions about the book, like, “What the hell is the Thank You Economy?” His last book, Crush It!, needed no such explanation. The title says it all, and it’s fun to say (Crush It!”). The Thank You Economy sounds too polite and vague. I have no idea what it means. I guess I should read the book. But the poster promised me that Gary would answer these questions himself. All I can say is: False Advertising!* (*Unless he was in a meeting or something).

The outdoor advertising is kind of clever, though. Vaynerchuk bought the ads through ADstruck, which let him target them on 20 pay telephone kiosks in Manhattan around Grand Central, Union Square, the East Village, and near his publisher, Harper Collins. The whole thing cost only about $20,000. There’s even one near my subway stop. It’s as though he was daring me to call.

So I did. Several times. And, like a teenage girl, I was even a little bit excited. But then he didn’t answer. It went to voicemail. From what I hear, he’s only answered about 50 calls so far. Maybe you’ll have better luck Go ahead, give him a call at 646) 401-0368. If he answers, he can explain what the book is all about. I tried.

Source: Gary Vaynerchuk, Thank You For Ignoring My Calls

How To “Win” SXSW: Hint – It’s The Same Answer Every Year

March 12th, 2011 03:36 admin View Comments

sxswi parties - sunday nightphoto © 2006 Liz Henry | more info (via: Wylio)Editor’s Note: René Pinnell is CEO and Co-Founder of Hurricane Party, a free iPhone app that makes it easy and fun to create spontaneous events with your friends. He has lived in Austin for the past 28 years, experiencing SXSW as a film director, tech entrepreneur, and music fan. His favorite moment at SXSW was in 2010 when Bill Murray poured shots behind the bar at Shangri-La.

Speculation as to which app will be the most used at SXSW this year is already well under way. No doubt, this is a question that is dominating any number of conversations among reporters, investors and start-ups, and is certainly a subject of increasing speculation here in Austin.

Let’s be clear: we do this every year before SXSW. But, this time the question would seem to hold an even greater level of importance. The difference this year is not which app or technology SXSW will help surface above the start-up noise, but rather which app will help SXSW take back control of the chaos it has unleashed.

The trouble with SXSW reached a tipping point last year. The interactive portion of the conference has grown so much that people are beginning to question its value, or at least what SXSW Interactive now stands for. As Jolie O’Dell pointedly critiqued: “Too many people, not enough tech.”

In fact, I think it’s safe to say everyone agrees that SXSW has gotten out of hand.

But, really, it’s not about the size, as Robert Scoble pointed out recently; It’s about the tools to properly manage it.

The Myths of SXSW

SXSW is not the real world (unless of course you consider thousands of nerds jumping up and down as Kevin Rose throws Apple gadgets into the Diggnation crowd, a normal thing).

The actual reality is that while SXSW may be some odd, fantastical microcosm that hints at possible mainstream success, the conference and how services perform here cannot be taken as any kind of barometer of scalable success.

Why? Because the pain points of SXSW are magnifications and exaggerations of the real world, rather than the other way around. SXSW is about scaling down rather than scaling up, which is precisely why every year we speculate on which service will be the one that everyone needs to use.

Twitter was successful in 2007 because so few people were using it. Those of us using it at the time were basically a small band of early adopters, who could follow and communicate with our equally geeky friends.

The same can be said for Gowalla and Foursquare. Disregarding last year’s “location wars,” both apps were actually fun and useful precisely because they hadn’t blown up yet. For example, I didn’t find out about the infamous “Revolving Door” party until the next morning because no one in my small network of friends knew to go to the Hilton and check-in. But for everyone there, this was a defining moment in their SXSW experience.

This is certainly no longer the case with Twitter, which has scaled to become almost entirely useless as an insider communication tool. Remember last year when Gary Vaynerchuk tweeted out the location of his wine party? Within minutes, hundreds of people lined up and Gary stormed out exasperated, in search of a larger venue to accommodate his followers.

So when Scoble declares that we need to create the “MicroSXSW experience,” he’s actually declaring what has always been true. The question is really which service will enable quality over quantity communications and organization this year. Which app will provide the backchannel for you to meaningfully engage with your social network in the real world?

Taking Back SXSW

The app that “wins” SXSW this year will excel at three things:

  • Spontaneity – Help you to find, share and create plans on the fly.
  • Exclusivity – Allow you to communicate and coordinate with a small group of friends.
  • Serendipity – Open enough to reveal serendipitous opportunities and help you take advantage of them.

For example, let’s assume I see everyone talking about the Foodspotting Street Food Fest party on Twitter, so I head that way. A few seconds later, I get a push notification that a friend of mine has checked in there on Foursquare. Chances are I won’t be able to find him in the crowd, so I shoot him a text message to meet at the corner.

So far, so good. But, it has already taken me three different services to meet up with my friend, and there are still any number of barriers just getting there. After all, SXSW moves quickly, plans change, and you have to be able to improvise.

To have a legitimate conversation with my friend, we will likely need to ditch the overcrowded scene and find a quieter place to talk. And once we’ve decided on a spot, I’ll definitely want to round up some of my other friends to meet us.

This all sounds simple enough, and in the real world it may be. But we’ve already determined SXSW is not the real world. While we constantly ask ourselves if a service can scale up, what we’ve come to realize at SXSW is that a service must also be able to scale down.

Neither Twitter nor Foursquare hold the kind of value for users that they did when they garnered their SXSW acclaim. That is certainly not to say that they aren’t useful – only that their usefulness is no longer particularly attuned to the pain points of SXSW.

When I look back on my previous SXSW experiences, I remember the little moments – the 4:00am conversations over migas at Kerbey Lane, plotting new ventures in the Driskill bar, or watching the sunrise as we walked home to shower and do it all over again – these are the moments that define a successful experience at SXSW.

The app and technology that wins SXSW this year will be the same that wins every year – the one that provides the backchannel to achieve actual social value amid the insanity of SXSW.

This year, think small in a big way.

Source: How To “Win” SXSW: Hint – It’s The Same Answer Every Year

Mozilla Names SAP Exec Gary Kovacs As New CEO

October 14th, 2010 10:37 admin View Comments

Earlier this year Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox web browser, announced that CEO John Lilly would be stepping down to take a position at VC firm Greylock Partners. The search for a new CEO took six months, and today the company is naming Lilly’s successor: Gary Kovacs, a tech veteran who currently serves as a Senior Vice President at SAP and has previously held executive positions at Sybase (which SAP acquired earlier this year) and Macromedia/Adobe.

Lilly has written a welcome post announcing the news, in which he says that Kovacs is right for the job because “he’s got deep background in the battlefields that will define the future of the Open Web: mobile and rich media, and he’s been involved in building great organizations several times over.”

Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, has also written a welcome post that points out Kovacs’s experience with mobile and rich media. Here’s a portion of Baker’s post:

When we entered into sensitive areas I found it possible to raise potentially contentious issues, find some common ground, get to the heart of the matter and push some hard topics around until we both felt we’d reached a good place. I found Gary to have a great understanding of the different perspectives of the situation, an ability to be clear where we already had agreement, and a give-and-take process when we had disagreements that I think is fundamental for someone to be effective at Mozilla. Actually, I found Gary to focus a bit more on areas of agreement before diving to the heart of potential differences than is common at Mozilla — a trait I hope to learn from :)

Source: Mozilla Names SAP Exec Gary Kovacs As New CEO

Super Principia Mathematica

September 15th, 2010 09:37 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “This is not an ordinary book and extraordinary would still be an understatement. Robert Louis Kemp has built a plateau of quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.) in math, physics and logic; defined as his Super Principia Mathematica. Beyond brilliant, Kemp has worked on his book for over two decades, sacrificing personal comfort and financial security to laboriously bring to fruition his textbook style, hardback, expertly illustrated principles to the understanding level prevailed by most people. By ‘most people’ he means those who have a basic understanding of mathematics, geometry, algebra, calculus, physics and most importantly possessing the curiosity to learn.” Read on for the rest of Gary’s review.

Super Principia Mathematica: The Rage to Master Conceptual & Mathematica Physics
author Robert Louis Kemp
pages 544
publisher Flying Car Publishing Company
rating 10/10
reviewer Gary R. Sorkin
ISBN 0984151826
summary Presents physics and mathematics in the form of simple math models, pictures, definitons, and aphorisms
Kemp unpretentiously begins with a quick introduction of the laws of physics, math, relativity, quantum mechanics, and other issues regarding creation of matter, the beginning of the universe, plus dark energy, particle physics, atomic energy, geometry, time and space. In doing so he credits the groundbreaking work done by others over the centuries, such as; Nicolas Copernicus, Jonannes Kepler, Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, and more recently Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein, Hendrik Lorentz, Alexander Friedman and the contemporary and controversial work of Steven Rado. However most notably Robert Louis Kemp celebrates the work and wisdom on one which he quotes throughout his prose and cites credit beyond all the others, and that is God. I would not classify this book within the genre of theology; however it is refreshing to see a man with such scientific acumen articulate his respect for a fundamentally diametrically opposing thought process.

It would be impossible to describe the scientific descriptions of Kemp without quoting an excerpt from his work to illustrate the nature of his writing. Halfway into this book he talks about the principles of The Vacuum Force. To quote, ‘The Vacuum Force is popularly thought of as an attractive effect, which is incorrect since vacuums do not innately attract matter like Gravity does using mass. The Vacuum Force behaves similar to a home vacuum where the dust being “sucked” into a vacuum cleaner is actually being pushed in by the higher pressure air on the outside of the cleaner.’ Kemp then goes into a discussion of the suction of fluids, which quite interestingly, ‘if the pressure is inward (centripetal) motion, its motion does not follow a straight (radial) path to the center; it follows a spiraling path; this is called a vortex.’ This is brought deeper into the discussion of the forces of the vacuum, the effect of ‘zero-point energy,’ called the Casimir Effect, proposed by Dutch physicist Hendrik B. G. Casimir. ‘In quantum field theory, the Casimir effect and vacuum force are physical forces arising from a quantized field.’ Kemp further goes on to show the relationships using algebraic equations.

An analytical critique of the examples of Robert Louis Kemp’s work in a book review is like taking all of Mozart’s music and summarizing it into a 30 second sound bite. Kemp writes concisely and cohesively on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, further explaining the relationships of gravitational force, energy, matter and time with countless drawings, equations, and formulas. This book is not to be read in one sitting, but to be savored, chapter by chapter preferably by a discussion group or class, and used as a foundation for further discovery. I have found nothing to contradict or state any opposing comments.

I will reiterate the tools described by Kemp, as stated in his Prologue, ‘For me, the mathematics of physics, are the tools that God gave man that he may understand, describe, and predict the great works of God’s created universe.’ This textbook style book has hundreds of ‘white board’ equations, numerous expertly diagramed illustrations, and an index precisely affording the reader access to the points of reference within the text by subject. The reader will understand the relationships between such abstract forces and be able to compute the solution of an unknown variable based upon known formulas. His work is recommended for college level classroom studies, independent learning, and as a satisfying source of information for the curiosity within all of us. Robert Louis Kemp takes these tools and in this, one of his series of publications, Super Principia Mathematica: The Rage to Master Conceptual & Mathematical Physics -The General Theory of Relativity becomes a man and with a clear, cognitive vision describing God’s universe to all fellow men.

You can purchase Super Principia Mathematica: The Rage to Master Conceptual & Mathematica Physics from amazon.com. Slashdot welcomes readers’ book reviews — to see your own review here, read the book review guidelines, then visit the submission page.

Source: Super Principia Mathematica

Man Wants to Donate His Heart Before He Dies

July 29th, 2010 07:36 admin View Comments

Gary Phebus wants to donate his heart, lungs, and liver. The problem is he wants to donate them before he dies. Gary was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2008. Phebus says he’d like to be able to donate his organs before they deteriorate, and doesn’t consider his request suicide because he’s “dead anyway.”

Source: Man Wants to Donate His Heart Before He Dies

Hacker McKinnon To Be Extradited To US

November 26th, 2009 11:58 admin View Comments

Vainglorious Coward writes “When UK hacker and Asperger’s sufferer Gray McKinnon lost the judicial review of his case it seemed likely that he would be extradited to the US to face charges of hacking almost a hundred systems causing $700,000 worth of damage. Today the UK home secretary rejected his last-ditch attempt to avoid extradition adding that the ‘his extradition to the United States must proceed forthwith.’ McKinnon’s relatives are expressing concerns for his health, with his lawyer going so far as to claim that extradition would make the 43-year-old’s death ‘virtually certain.’”

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