Teleportation is now just around the corner.

I just read that US scientists Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville have reached the conclusion that once the people at the Large Hadron Collider manage to find the Higgs-boson particle, a by product may be time-travel. According to the two, when a Higgs-boson particle is created a second…

Freedom of press

The soap opera called ‘OV Chipkaart’ (the Dutch version of the Oystercard for the entire national public transit system) continues on. A popular information technology website Webwereld.nl had a promotion sweepstake where they handed out 10 RFID-reader/writers. All by itself this would not be remarkable and only proper geeks would find it interesting. However a…

The go-to-person has to go

I really do think its time for the standard ‘go-to persons’ to go. Or rather for politicians to find better ones. Ones that do not promote themselves on tv ones that are simply the best in their respective fields and actually really don’t have the time to advise the government but may decide to do…

Meow, your Honour!

I don’t think this can happen anywhere else in the world but in the ‘land of opportunity’ the united states of america (no capitals). Who in their right mind summons a cat (feline┬ámammal) for jury duty?! Okay clerical error, perhaps. Who in their right mind denies a request for exemption. Even when a veterinarian doctor…

Paint it black.

Three weeks from now Air New Zealand will receive their custom painted Airbus A320. Everybody knows the Kiwis are, let’s say, different from ordinary folks so they thought it would be a good idea not to be shy about it and paint it on one of their new Airbusses. The new A320 expresses how crazy…

I hope I don’t…

When you know all the cameras are pointing at you it might be difficult to ‘act normal’. When I think people are watching me for some reason I always think something in the lines of ‘I hope I don’t fall, stumble, etc.’ along with ‘why are they looking at me’. When you’re an internationally significant…