With the spread of Internet connectivity to everything from smartphones to refrigerators and toaster ovens, the security implications are out of this world.Read More
Why do companies, institutions, or even whole societies not do what is best or most optimal for themselves? Why is it so hard to change?
I don’t always write advice columns, but when I do, I don’t have a good way to finish this joke.
You just saw this interesting link on social media. It makes very surprising claims–it might even promise to turn your world upside-down. But think before you click “Share”!
A decade ago–earlier than that, in fact–there was much fretting that we would soon run out of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, which are needed to connect computers and other devices to the Internet. It’s 2016 and we’re still using the same IP standard–IPv4–as we did back then. What gives?
Unlike other electronics-related technologies, batteries don’t seem to advance that quickly. What gives?
If you grew up in the United States and haven’t spent much time examining other countries, it might surprise you to learn that the US is fairly unique in having a presidential, rather than parliamentary, government. Such a system comes with some unique quirks and shortcomings, too.
Managing employees is not a new science, and yet effective practitioners seem to be few and far between. Some workplaces are rife with turmoil, high turnover, and poor performance. What gives?
In the past, pseudoseizures–that is, seizures not the result of any clear physical ailment–were regarded as malingering, as fakery. That perception is changing, but the rest of the medical field hasn’t quite caught up.
There is finally an ending to a story that began some months ago!