Friday, February 24, 2012

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
• No need to remove your gloves to tweet about your perfect Wildcat on the board run. Outdoor Research's new Sensor Gloves are coated with nanoparticles that interact with touchscreens the same way skin does.

• A professor at Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University, says psychopaths, the 1 percent of people who lack a conscience, feelings, sympathy or empathy for other people, are to blame for the financial crisis. They were able to make it to the top of of important financial institutions, and caused the crisis because of their “single-minded pursuit of their own self-enrichment and self- aggrandizement to the exclusion of all other considerations."

• About one in five Americans with mortgages are "underwater," which means they owe more than their home is worth.

• There's a new game going around. When the gang eats out, everyone places his/her phone face down in the middle of the table. During dinner the phones ring, signalling incoming calls and text messages. The first person to grab their phone to take a call or check a message buys dinner for everyone at the table. In my opinion, this ought to be a law.

• First it was software that enables drivers to watch DVD's on their navigation screens. Now it's your phone's touch screen in your rearview mirror. Insane!

• The American military has developed a robotic mule.
Looking for change? Check the sofa.

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