FAA says in-flight mobile phones to remain off

By Sterling Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Telegraph reports that the FAA told them it has no plans to lift the ban on mobile phone use during airline flights in the US anytime soon.  But the Telegraph is not an uninterested reporter on this matter — they are actively promoting a petition to keep mobile […]

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How Television and News Works

How Television Works ‘How Television Works’ is a must see for anyone curious about who controls television, why producers alter their programming to appease corporate sponsors, and what detrimental affects television has on human brain chemistry, attention span and behaviour. How the News Works ‘How The News works’ is a closer inspection into the relationships […]

Where does money really come from?

This is an informative and easy to understand documentary explaining how the financial system works.  The video lasts an hour and is well worth watching.  Take at least a few minutes of your time to watch the first part – if the subject doesn’t catch your interest, at least you’ll know how the basics work. […]

How to Make Poutine at Home: A Basic Guide

A while ago, I wrote a post about a Japanese Pizza Hut pizza titled: “Pizza Hut’s double roll pie is the ultimate geek food“. I didn’t realize then how wrong I was on the subject. Last night when I got home, my wife said, “Honey, I feel like eating a Joe Bob poutine.” (I’ll get […]

Americans giving up on sex and friends in favor of life online

You know there’s something seriously wrong with us North Americans when most of us prefer being online to having sex or being with friends. It may be a sad indicator of where things will be in the near future. More than a quarter of respondents — or 28 percent — admitted to spending less time […]

We’re all a bunch of monkeys!

Here’s a funny but true take on what we, human beings, truly are: A bunch of monkeys.

The Big Guns … where are they now?

By Lyle Bateman Contributing writer, [GAS] As I mentioned in my introduction, my geekery tends to go beyond just technology, into history, and philosophy, and many other areas, but I am also always fascinated by the intersection of these areas as well. One of the places on the web that I can get lost for […]

Me, Myself, and My

Those are the 4th, 5th, and 6th most frequently used words in blogs, according to the Oxford University Press, who are monitoring the use of English in the blogosphere (hat tip to Bloggers Blog).  Solipsistic lot, aren’t we? It gets better.  The top three most used words are “blogger”, “blog”, and “stupid”.  Numbers 7-9 give us the […]