Off Topic But Well Worth a Look…

We’re sure many of you know Cedric, Botswana’s well loved bard. But did you know he has a brother? Cedric’s brother Carl is an international Standup comedian who has been breaking barriers to bring Zimbabwean standup comedy to the world. Carl truly has been “the new face of Zimbabwean comedy” according CNN African Voices. Carl…

How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

“…Energy and natural resources cost money that companies would rather not spend, especially if they’re battling tough rivals. In addition to tech progress, then, the other cause of dematerialization is capitalism: intense competition among companies to provide goods and services. But doesn’t capitalism’s endless thirst for profits mean that it’ll strip the planet bare? Not…

Blog Post Delays

We apologies for the delay with some recent blog posts, in particular the posts relating to the World Karate Federation event at University of Botswana. Posting from the UK and we are still seeing issues with Twitter images and other outages and delays. ( see here ) World Karate Federation. #karate #OSS

Genius Hid A Morse Code Message In Song Lyrics

Genius hid a Morse code message in song lyrics to prove Google was copying them. “Over the last two years, we’ve shown Google irrefutable evidence again and again that they are displaying lyrics copied from Genius,” Gross said. To catch Google, Genius watermarked lyrics with the help of apostrophes, alternating between straight and curly single-quote…

The Cypherpunks Tapping Bitcoin Via Ham Radio

Recalling the difficulty the Soviets had jamming American radio transmissions, Elaine Ou, a blockchain engineer and her colleague Nick Szabo, a well-known digital currency researcher, devised a plan to bypass the Great China Firewall by sending bitcoin transactions via ham radio. Read the full Wired™ article here.  

NASA pulls the plug on Opportunity

NASA bids emotional farewell to its cocky, hardworking RC science car on Mars. Amazing what you can achieve on unforgiving dust world over 15 years with a 20MHz RISC CPU and a bunch of probes – El Reg