Sunday, April 15, 2012

Things I learned this week 15 Apr 2012

  • SOPA may be dead, but the MPAA boss is quietly working on a sequel.
  • ACTA may be bad enough. Watch for TPP.
  • Microsoft just bought the patents to Netscape from AOL. Wow.
  • The original Pledge of Allegiance written in 1892 did not include the words 'under God'. Congress added that in 1954.
  • The defacto motto of the US in 1782 was 'E. Pluribus Unum' (Out of many, one). Congress shanged it to 'In God we trust' in 1956.
  • Humans used fire 1,000,000 years ago.
  • Facebook bought Instagram. Instagram users are not overly impressed.
  • In 1992, they almost built a full-sized replica of the starship Enterprise in downtown Las Vegas.
  • Pizza Hut will now have a hotdog filled crust. Just what we need.
  • A major gasoline retailer is guilty of price fixing. Say it isn't so.... [sarcasm]
  • A new Foxconn assembly line worker in Shenzhen making iPads makes $14 per day.
  • Rick Santorum signed Up his 3 Year Old daughter for a lifetime NRA membership.

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