Reblogs

By Wag ‘n Bietjie Broadly speaking I have great admiration for true bloggers with a talent for writing posts that engage the interest of internet users. I do not consider myself to be in this category as I derive much more satisfaction from reading well written posts across a fairly broad spectrum covering technology, poetry, […]

Lucky’s Last Run

One dog and two complete strangers set out to run across America. Over some 3,000 miles and 101 days, the strangers shared stories of ambition, addiction, dreams, and fate. But one thing they never discussed: the worst day of the trip, which they knew was coming. BY STEVE FRIEDMAN, PUBLISHED: NOV 29, 2022 The mutt wheezed and […]

Exploring the Moravian Mission Station in Genadendal!

After leaving Greyton we took the 5km road to Genadendal to do some exploring of the Moravian Mission Station. This was the first mission station in South Africa and was started by George Schmidt in 1738. It’s very interesting to note that the first Teachers Training College in South Africa opened its doors in Genadendal […]

“But you just said you were an expert on speed.”

What is the most incredibly clever way a lawyer has ever won a case? answered by Steven Lee Miller, Lawyer and Novel Writer Fisherman have their stories, so do lawyers. This was actually not a lawyer, but a non lawyer representing himself in a speeding traffic ticket contest. The young college student decided to fight […]

Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store

By Cat Zakrzewski, Faiz Siddiqui and Jeremy B. Merrill Elon Musk on Monday tweeted that Apple, Twitter’s top advertiser, threatened to block the social network from its App Store without explanation and mostly had stopped advertising on Twitter. The tweet underscored the immense power that Apple,the world’s most valuable company, wields over the fate of […]

Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads

MacKenzie Sigalos | Lillian Rizzo | Rohan Goswami Distressed crypto firm BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey following the implosion of putative acquirer FTX. In the filing, the company indicated that it had more than 100,000 creditors, with liabilities and assets […]

Twitter alternative: how Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral”

Mastodon is “subtly designed to reduce the huge, viral surges of attention we see on Twitter” and others, which have “deformed people’s behavior… coaxed people to constantly try to hack the attentional marketplace… incessantly making posts … operatically theatrical… enrage … [other] high-voltage reaction”. Hence “antiviral design”, of which Mastodon is a great example, engineered […]

Eleven-year-old UK boy receives highest possible Mensa IQ score, beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. 

Leeds schoolboy, 11, achieves highest possible score in Mensa IQ test – ‘beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking’ – and celebrates with a family meal at Nando’s By HANNAH MCDONALD FOR MAILONLINE A Leeds schoolboy scored the highest possible score in a Mensa test – beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking – and celebrated with a […]