Over the past few months, I've been quietly following the progress of a new author, Leslie DuShane. Enjoying her short stories as they accumulated on her site www.LeslieDuShane.com, I continued to visit as they grew, sometimes waiting months before a new story was published. The vagaries of the Creative Muse, I thought, naively.
Just recently I popped over to the website, and to my horror I found all the stories had been taken off, and the site left in an absolute bare-bones state, This wasn't some unpopular site, as the visit counter still sat at over 300,000 visits since its inception. It seems apparent I was not the only frequent visitor. But - what could have happened?
For years we believed them, the scientists, the engineers, the politicians, that nuclear path was ‘safe’. What we believed behind this was that the clever people on the planet had a clue, a plan, that when things went south, they could maintain our ‘safety’. How wrong we were.
The earthquake and tsunami that ravaged parts of Japan in March this year were enough to shock even the most complacent of us out of our hypnotic trance. Until then, many of us believed that , at least in our ‘developed’ nations, if something as shocking and as unexpected as the March event happened to our nuclear power plants, that our top engineers, our best scientists would have the cleverness the resources and the plans to deal with it all.
I recently unpacked my brand new iPhone 4 and was suitably impressed - and truth be told, suitably amazed - at the features and functionalities of this little wonder packet. Let's face it, it's just downright sexy, and I love to play with it. Yes, says a lot about me, I know!
I'm sure though, that this bonding ritual is played out all over the world millions of times previous to my experience, and no doubt, millions more after mine. This is akin to a 'crush' or infatuation with an object that doesn't judge, talk back, or make demands other than that I have sufficient funds to feed its bandwidth and call charge habits. Simple really! A perfect relationship, perfect for Geeks and Stylistas the world over.
I was still blushing with this raw flush of infatuation when I came across some information about my new friend that is really disturbing. Actually, it is very dark. Apparently, embeded inside the bits and bytes on my new iPal, there is a file. That file is all about me. Specifically, it keeps a Geo-tagged log of everywhere I go, and records it faithfully in a database file hidden deep inside its sexy exterior, ready for anyone with the know-how to discover.
A big hello to all Resonant Network readers and contributors. May I be the first to congratulate the Admin for a new look! Very nice.
I hope to read more from here very shortly. I'd also like to see more content from the newcomers as well. I really like a good conspiracy discussion and all that!
So, happy birthday Resonant Networks!
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Just came across a little gem in, of all places, Fox News. It appears that those clever scientists Downunder have once again made Science Fiction move a little closer to Science fact.
We've all seen those fabled "Tractor Beams" sent out by various SciFi spaceships which grab and drag objects about. Seems like a nifty idea. Apparently, the scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) thought so too.
This Fox Article reports on the small scale demonstrations as discussed by researcher Andrei Rhode.
No matter which side of the fence you sit on in the Great Global Warming debate, the real story which should be of intense concern to people is the apparent scientific recklessness with which such a serious and far-reaching topic has been handled. It deserves better respect than has to date been afforded it.
Just before the Copenhagen Summit in November 2009, a person, or persons unknown leaked a series of emails which appeared to show a jaw-dropping lack of scientific protocol and a high degree of empire building being conducted by the main climate scientists at the University of East Anglia, the major center for climate research, arguably in the world. The leaked emails were never denied as hoaxes, instead they were referred to by their authors as being 'out of context'. For all intents and purposes, the authors thereby themselves verified the emails as being genuine, albeit selectively released.
My name is Jens and I've just stumbled on this site. Thought I might introduce myself as I've just registered with Resonant Networks. What a wonderful concept!
My interests are wide and varied, the kookier the better. I've always wanted to start my own blog, but could never get excited about publishing with no-one getting to see what I write. That's why this site is such a great idea. I like the concept of a "community of like-minded yet diversely skilled people" getting together and working together. I certainly want to be a part of that.
Thanks for taking the time to read my first entry. I look forward to your comments and also reading other people's articles as well.