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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Sunspots 343

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Science:  (or Disasters) Video of an amazing disaster, in 1980, probably caused by a 14-inch oil drilling apparatus. More in Wikipedia, here.

Fox News reports that NASA may have found an earth-like planet, a long way from here.

Sports: (Sort of) An astronaut plays baseball against himself, hitting his own pitch, from Wired. (Short video included).

Computing: Fox News reports on how Facebook has been warned, and punished, for its use of information about users, without their consent.

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2 comments:

atlibertytosay said...

You'd be surprised at how many people on facebook willingly give their information over to these "free apps & games"

It's crazy. I've warned people several times and even shown how "free facebook game" maker Zynga actually generates $38 million a year in revenue.

How do they make money?

They are the #1 seller of consumer information in the U.S. now ~ surpassing facebook for such revenue.

Coincidentally, facebook is their #1 customer and revenue partner.

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, it's amazing how people trust Facebook, or don't care.

Thanks for the information, atlibertytosay.