Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category

Grace Hopper For #TheNew10 Dollar Bill

Since the Treasury Department announced they will be redesigning the $10 bill and featuring a woman on the front, it got me thinking. While more obscure, Grace Hopper is the ideal candidate. Lets go through her qualifications: Attained the rank of United States Navy rear admiral. A rare feat for a woman (the first was […]

Calamari Or Pig Rectum

This could just be some sort of urban legend however NPR’s This American Life is claiming some pork producer may be selling “pork bung”, the rectum of a pig as artificial calamari. Granted, it’s in sausage and most likely other highly processed pork. Some more discussion on CHOW about the product itself. Update: Slate has […]

Inventor Of The Bar Code Dies

N. Joseph Woodland, notable for inventing the bar code has died. On how his famous invention came about: “I poked my four fingers into the sand and for whatever reason — I didn’t know — I pulled my hand toward me and drew four lines. I said: ‘Golly! Now I have four lines, and they […]

Using HIV To Kill Cancer

From NY Times: To perform the treatment, doctors remove millions of the patient’s T-cells — a type of white blood cell — and insert new genes that enable the T-cells to kill cancer cells. The technique employs a disabled form of H.I.V. because it is very good at carrying genetic material into T-cells. The new […]

Goodfellas All Over Again At JFK In iPad Theft

Reading about this theft of iPads from a cargo hanger at JFK. Just like everyone else my mind went immediately to the iconic movie Goodfellas. Who knew this sort of thing would still be an issue in 2012 at JFK?

Election 2012

My 4th election, 2nd presidential election. I couldn’t even tell you how many primaries, debates, etc. without hitting Wikipedia and counting. Handling the technical side of elections on a large internet news presence is nothing short of crazy. It’s a lot of 1’s and 0’s to move across the internet in a very short amount […]

Hurricane Sandy Covers

By far one of the best covers (and images overall) is by New York Magazine. An honorable mention goes to Time Magazine for using an iPhone photo (via Hipstamatic) on the cover.

Hurricane Sandy Time Lapse

Here’s a great time lapse of Hurricane Sandy. Around the 2:00 mark you can see the power go out in lower Manhattan. The NY Times has a similar time lapse from the top of their building.

Post Hurricane Sandy

Things have been quiet for a few days thanks the Hurricane Sandy. Power went out Monday afternoon and wasn’t restored until Thursday afternoon. About 4 hours after that it was cut again and was restored this afternoon. Despite that I still managed to work until 3:30 AM Tuesday fighting fires at work thanks to extremely […]

Hurricane Sandy

Just over a year ago it was Irene. Hurricane Sandy is coming toward the NY Metro area. Blogging schedule may be a bit off the next few days.