tiqui writes "With individuals, businesses and governments all seeking easy ways to get money without working for it, it's perhaps no longer surprising to see an archeologist and the country of Belize going after Disney and Spielberg for using the likeness of a crystal skill in an Indiana Jones movie... heat-up the popcorn, it should be interesting to see how much hypocrisy Disney deploys in its own defense."Link to Original Source
tiqui writes "It seems that the Apple engineers made the iPad a bit more durable than one might expect a consumer device to be. The FAA has approved the iPad for certain uses in aircraft cockpits....the testing "included a successful rapid decompression test on the iPad to 51,000ft (15,555m)""Link to Original Source
tiqui writes "Quoting from the article:
"In a remarkable turnabout in public policy, Britain is emerging as the champion of moves to require European governments to make data gathered and held by public bodies freely available to the knowledge economy.""Link to Original Source
tiqui writes "Investor's Business Daily reports on ties between George Soros and James Hansen. I tend to believe that when somebody funds a person in the political spotlight he does it because they both support or believe the same things, and not because he is twisting the message by buying the messenger. Many people, however, believe that financial backers are buying results and recipients should be considered to be bought-and-paid-for and their work discarded as biased because of that support. For people who believe the latter and condemn recipients of "big oil" money, or gun lobby money, or defense contractor money, it may be time to explain why somebody accepting help from George Soros is not presumed to be influenced by HIS agenda."