January 29, 2011 Technology Roundup: Egypt Leaves the Internet/Faces Economic Doom on Monday, 5p@m K1ll5, Bill C-32, NASA’s wet dreams, PirateBox, Religiosity Gene & More!

Egypt Leaves the Internet
(Source: Renesys Blog, January 27, 2011)
“The Internet routing situation for Egypt continues to be bleak, with an estimated 93% of Egyptian networks currently unreachable. Renesys saw no significant improvements or changes in Egyptian international Internet routing overnight.” All it took were a few phone calls… scary

Net-less Egypt may face economic doom Monday
(Source: Technolog @ MSNBC, January 28, 2011)
“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.”

Net approaches address exhaustion
(Source: BBC, January 28, 2011)
The last big blocks of the net’s dwindling stock of addresses are about to be handed out. Time is running out for the Internet’s current addressing scheme

Goldman’s 8 Best Tech Stocks for 2011
(Source: Globe and Mail, January 28, 2011)
In case you’re wondering about Goldman Sachs’ top technology-stock picks for this year…

Snail Like Politics and the Digital Age
(Source: CBC, January 28, 2011)
“The DVD-watching, internet-downloading world — from consumer advocates to artists and entertainment industry lobbyists alike — are frustrated with how slowly the legislative committee hearings on Canada’s proposed new copyright law, Bill C-32, have been going.”

NASA’s dreaming: Future space technologies
(New Scientist, January 27, 2011)
“From antimatter rockets to flying robots, NASA’s wish list of technologies for space exploration stretches the imagination. The ideas appear in the agency’s proposals for technologies from propulsion to robotics it might develop in the decades ahead.”

Text message blows up suicide bomber by accident
(Source: Leader Post, January 26, 2011)
5p@m K1LL5!!! “Happy New Year!” “A ‘Black Widow’ suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year’s Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources.”

On the hunt for universal intelligence
(Source: Physorg, January 27, 2011)
“How do you use a scientific method to measure the intelligence of a human being, an animal or a machine?”

Model predicts ‘religiosity gene’ will dominate society
(Physorg, January 28, 2011)
“How will the high fertility rates of religious people throughout the world affect the future of human genetic evolution, and therefore the biological makeup of society?”

PirateBox lets you share files with anyone close by
(Source: OneBit Blog @ New Scientist, January 28, 2011)
“The PirateBox broadcasts an open WiFi network that anyone in the vicinity can anonymously join. Once connected, users can upload and download any files they please – effectively creating a temporary and portable file sharing network. You don’t need to log in and no user data is recorded, so file-sharers are free to trade whatever they like.”

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~ by dccohen on January 29, 2011.

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