Technology and Money

This was the last flight of the first female US Air Force fighter pilot
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A beautiful, crystal clear photo of an F-15E Strike Eagle piloted by Colonel Jeannie Leavitt—the first US Air Force female combat fighter pilot and the first commander of a combat fighter wing. This was her last refueling and her final flight—on May 29, 2014—after 2,600 hours flying this beautiful jet. Read more…

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Mystery solved: This is the monster that ate that great white shark
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It wasn’t the Kraken. It wasn’t Godzilla. And it wasn’t even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it? Read more…

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Shut Up And Take My Money For The Cards Against …
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But this time around, the theme of the black cards is decidedly tilted to the Silicon Valley crowd with such cards as “It's not a tech bubble, it's a [BLANK]” and “Facebook just bought [BLANK].” There's also, “Silicon Valley is full of …

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RoboLinux Smooths the Linux Migration Path
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RoboLinux is an impressive traditional Linux desktop distro. It could be an ideal vehicle for both enterprises and SOHOs to make the migration to Linux. RoboLinux comes with a few extra features that solve some of the potential problems of leaving other desktop platforms. One of its more enticing migration tools is a preconfigured virtual […]

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Google Releases Email Encryption Tool Alpha
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Google this week released the alpha version of source code for End-to-End, a Chrome browser extension that encrypts email. End-to-End uses the OpenPGP standard to encrypt, decrypt, digitally sign and verify signed messages within the browser. “We’re just sharing the code today so that the community can test and evaluate it, helping us make sure […]

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Don’t Become A Tech Company With Feet Of Clay
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 Not so long ago, many big tech companies used to be startups with small engineering teams, a little bit of money in the bank and fast-paced development cycles. But when these companies grew, it became harder and harder to find a consensus and release new features or entirely new versions of their core products. Small […]

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How to Search Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs
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You’re packed for your trip, your boarding passes are downloaded… and then that little moment of terror hits. What if the hotel you’re going to stay in has bed bugs? It’s a real concern, but by being vigilant, you can reduce your chances of bringing home some unexpected souvenirs.

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Who’s Faster? Flash or Quicksilver?
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Flash is the super fast superhero from DC Comics and part of the Justice League. Quicksilver is the super fast superhero from Marvel Comics and sometimes an Avenger. In recent clips, Quicksilver has blazing speed. But is Flash holding back?

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working
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El Reg reruns one of Dabbsy’s greatest hits Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Alistair Dabbs is recovering from the dreaded lurgy, but still none too chipper this week, so we’re happy to let him linger in his bath chair and tartan blanket once again. No doubt his neighbours will be concerned though, if this repeat […]

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