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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s a funny but true take on what we, human beings, truly are: A bunch of monkeys.
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 […]
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 […]
By Sterling Camden Do you ever get tired of adding all of your “friends” each time you join a new social network? Brad Fitzpatrick, who recently joined Google, has been working on this very problem. He proposes a non-profit, open source database of identities and relationships that could be accessed via public APIs or full data downloads […]