Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke

Warning signs of a stroke may appear as early as seven days before an attack and require urgent treatment to prevent serious damage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... While similar to… Continue reading Let’s all learn the early signs of a stroke


So I'm going to tell you about something bloody amazing that just happened. We're at SQL Saturday in NYC, and one of the guys here has a developer version of Oculus, the virtual reality goggles. He set me up with the demonstration, which takes you on a slow ride past several screens, then puts you in a… Continue reading Oculus

You have computer files you want to keep, so read on

Last night, my data professional, security conscious husband got a trojan virus on his computer that permanently encrypted (locked) all his files away from him. This particular trojan (called CryptoWall) demands hundreds of dollars to unlock the files again. We may end up paying. I wrote a more technical blog about this over on my… Continue reading You have computer files you want to keep, so read on

Venus transit today! (Next one in 105 years)

Read the comic: http://mutha.ncra.tifr.res.in/ncra/for-public/transit-of-venus-1/comics-on-the-transit-of-venus-in-14-languages Watch it live: http://news.discovery.com/space/live-venus-transit-from-mount-wilson-calif-120605.html#mkcpgn=fbdsc17 Everything you need to know about it (including how to watch it safely): http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-next-weeks-transit-of-venus/ --- And done. We were too overcast in Dallas to watch any of the transit, but this time lapse video makes up for it: http://www.universetoday.com/95675/stunning-timelapse-spacecraft-capture-the-transit-of-venus/ DAMN, I love the modern age.