Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aahhhh! Earthquake!!!

Okay, so it wasn't that bad. But still, it was a little scary. I've never felt an earthquake before, so when my apartment building started violently shaking, I was a bit shocked. I didn't know what was happening. I thought maybe the building was falling apartment below me. Now I know it was an earthquake. Here's a good informative read:


Apparently Virginia had a 5.8. I'm trying to call my family, and my phone isn't working at all (I don't know if Verizon is having problems or if they cut my phone service off since I owe them money). In any case, it was an interesting experience.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 and Malware

Despite the continuing decline of market share, the latest version of IE beats the competition in one very important area -- security. I have always felt it was more secure based on my personal experience. However a study by NSS Labs proves this:

Click here to see the study.

I'm sure all the anti-IE people will find some excuse to say IE still sucks, but this should make it a lot harder for them in the security realm.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wal-Mart Needs to Press Harder on Advancing Women...

... or at least that's what a "news" article from Anne D'Innocenzio has for it's headline. Click below to read it:


I hold no opinion on the matter at all. I'm just upset that the writer decided to insert her personal opinion into something that, by all journalistic standards, is supposed to be purely fact-based. I read the news often and occasionally have to weed out bits that I feel are biased one way or the other, but this is one of the worst cases of bias I've seen, and it's very hard to make an argument that it's anything but blatant bias. It's actually very offensive to me, and again that's without holding any sort of opinion on the subject.

I feel there would be less bias if people of all stripes came out in unity and pointed out things like this and called them what they are. The problem is what often is the case, what's seen as biased to one individual isn't biased in another individual's opinion. However there's no debate with this one. Everyone should call this one out. Anne D'Innocenzio shouldn't be allowed a pass on this.