|Bigger than worlds|
Because there are a lot of satellites. Don't take my word for it when you can see "Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image."
Coming down to Earth, consider "How 3D printing could transform Amazon and online shopping." It'll be, IMO, more transformational than last week's splashy announcement about yet another set-top box, the Amazon Fire TV.
Building a Lunar Base with 3D Printing." If only NASA remembered how, once upon a time, they put people there ...)
Now, back to Earth with a thump. Today's the day Microsoft releases the final updates/patches for Windows XP. Given commonalities between XP and the more recent versions of Windows, each future batch of Windows 7/8 monthly updates, reverse engineered, becomes an instruction kit for hacking remaining copies of XP. And, the Washington Post informs us, "Government computers running Windows XP will be vulnerable." 100Ks of government computers. Because who could possible have known this day was coming?
Oh, wait. Everyone not in a coma knew.
Across the pond, in a similar predicament, "UK government pays Microsoft £5.5M to extend Windows XP support." There's no word of the US government making a similar arrangement ...
95% or so of ATMs in the US are XP-based. It's supposedly a tailored version of XP, and banks are paying MS for additional support, but that's still (to me, anyway) cause for concern. And yet, methinks, TIME is being a bit melodramatic: "Microsoft Is About to Blow Up ATMs All Over the Country."
Do you have a beloved old app that just won't run on post-XP versions of Windows? I've encountered plenty of shallow articles about what you might do, but here (from PC World) is a rare good article: "How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support."
NTIA Announces Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Function." This, not to be coy, is a horrible idea.
How horrible? See, from The Wall Street Journal: "America's Internet Surrender: By unilaterally retreating from online oversight, the White House pleased regimes that want to control the Web."
And while I'm being alarmist, IEEE also reports "Study Suggests That You Will Obey Your Future Robot Boss." Seriously.
And with that, I'm off ...