What could be better than a service that you can use to royally piss off telemarketers who call you without permission? What better that the guy destroys Windows and IRS support scam call centres by flood-calling them with bots?
You can listen to the audio of some of his calls — they are hilarious. Especially check out his TEDX talk.
Apparently a few trials are getting underway, or proposed, in various countries. It’d be very interesting to see the results of such a trial.
With social welfare coming under increasing financial and political pressure, some see basic income as an obvious solution. Providing a basic income can actually be cheaper than existing welfare systems, mainly because a uniform payment provided to all is cheaper to implement and monitor.
Barefoot Company launched a Kickstarter campaign to make socks strong enough to be used as footwear, for people who want or need it. Walking and doing activities barefoot is supposed to be good for your health, and good for kids’ health too.
This much reminds me of having to explain why words like “right” have a silent “gh” in their name. Language history can be quite fascinating.
The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks.
BBC – Autos – How Tube stations got their unusual names
Years of research by one firm into improving the Wankel engine, famously used by Mazda in its RX-series cars, may see it return far more efficient than before.
Connecticut firm LiquidPiston has revived the old Wankel Engine idea and made it work, creating a better engine for the vehicle of tomorrow.
If you’re aware and concerned about the massive amount of freshly grown produce that is wasted every year, please take an interest in, and support this effort by people including an old friend of mine.
Over the break we had a full planning day on Croppz and our purpose and values. It was a monumental day for us and hopefully a turning point for the future of food in this country and beyond.
We want “to empower the community and revolutionise the value we place on our world’s resources”.
We need everyone’s help to reach the critical mass we need to make this work. Lots of businesses listing and lots of people taking up offers in a localised area is the way this can truly happen. The only way we can do this is if lots of like minded people join us on this exciting journey.
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