Sebastopol writes: Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.
Sebastopol writes: The opposite of early adopters, alpha quitters, despise new technology before it's even had a chance to hit the mainstream. FTA: "I felt a bit smug because I had an early invite — but just as I was about to accept, I noticed a post by a tech blogger explaining why he had just quit Google+. That's right, while the rest of us were clamoring to be Early Adopters, this guy was so far ahead of the curve that he had already abandoned the new new thing. He was an Alpha Quitter."