mattr writes: "Japan's Obayashi Construction announced plans to build a space elevator by 2050. They are famous for wrecking skylines with the stupidly too big bullet train station in Kyoto, world's tallest self-supporting tower Tokyo Sky Tree and just starting now, Taipei Dome. It will take a week at 200 kph for your party of 30 to reach the 36 km high terminal station, while the counterweight sails by at 96 km, a quarter of the way to the Moon."
mattr writes: "Google.com seems to have suffered either a DNS admin mishap or hack! Access to www.google.com has been returning "Site Update Funnyjunk.com is being updated to a new version. Please try again later." and search from the browser bar returns, " Not Found The requested URL/search was not found on this server. Apache Server at www.google.com Port 80 " Service is available normally at 126.96.36.199. But dns for www.google.com is poisoned and seems to me to be redirected to a server called www.l.google.com"