Quick Hits is a harsh mistress, but I can ignore her no longer. Special Edition! When the bizarre meets the sublime, plus some scary stuff.
- Gen Y Reads More Print, Not Less, than Older Counterparts. Damn kids, quit hogging my magazines.
- Speaking of magazines: Islamic extremists say Web as vital to them as AK-47. But can you field-strip it?
- Speaking of field-stripping, it’s Ron Jeremy for President! This’ll get a rise out of the political system.
- On a related note: A Meticulous Data Trail May Have Saved ‘D.C. Madam’. Back up those hard drives! And then back ’em up again…and again…and again….
- Study: Banner Ads Trigger Warm, Fuzzy Feelings.
- Just like the lolcats phenomenon 2 much Internets indeed. “If cheezburger’s plan unfolds successfully, we’ll soon have a site that combines cute animals plus caption-writing plus a voting competition. That should be just about unstoppable.” Where’s that damn robot army when you need it?
- Ah! The military borrowed it. Bots on The Ground: In the Field of Battle (Or Even Above It), Robots Are a Soldier’s Best Friend. Suggested by a loyal reader (thanks, dad!).
- E-Stonia Under Attack. Real robot warfare breaks out “And if you thought that terrorists headquartered in ungovernable bits of the undeveloped world were our worst problem, think again.”
- For instance, Global web censorship on the rise.
- Don’t worry, here are some Democratic and Republican presidential candidates who just might save us all (before you scoff, think: how many brains would a zombie Ronald Reagan REALLY need to eat to survive?)
- DEFINITELY one hit too many: NASA analysis of asteroid risk deeply flawed, critics say. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! Don’t forget to find the dimensions of the crater you might one day call home it’ll help when you’re sizing the drapes.