Category Archives: What?

jubinsky.wordpress.com

Everything and everything has been moved over to the new site, jubinsky.wordpress.com.

So, you know, go there now.


Infrastructure collapse?


Not really.   But to think, the fuss over all of this oil spill, whether or not to start drilling again, green technology supporting our unsustainable, current, way of transportation.  And why bother? (please respect that sarcasm) The country with the most people can’t use it anyway, since this traffic jam has lasted over nine days.

Vehicles on the Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August 14 and haven’t speeded up since. Nearby residents are profiting on the latest traffic snarl by overcharging drivers for food.

Some people have been sitting in the traffic for 3 days!  Here’s a recent picture from the scene. 


FYI – The Internet Will Fail

Or so thought Clifford Stoll in 1995.

“We’re promised instant catalog shopping–just point and click for great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet–which there isn’t–the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople.”

Rest of story here.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/106554/page/1


Delicious Like A Piccadilly

You are damn straight I’m too old for anything called Bebo.  Me and anyone else over say, 8? And I didn’t even know Myspace was still around. Wait, I bet if you work at Fox News you have to have one. Ok, that makes sense. But Livejournal?  I always though people who mentioned Delicious to me were older. Now I know it’s true.

Interesting study. Link has more graphs.

http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/02/16/study-ages-of-social-network-users/