Category Archives: technology

Superstitions a la Carte

Thais have more superstitions about food than the Irish have about the clúrachán, a mischievous fairy, messing with beer and Whiskey. Here’s a short list of Thai don’ts. Eating a double banana will give a woman twins, which must be tough for those showgirls doing the banana tricks at go-gos. Eating before your elders will […]

Damn Daylight Savings Time

“Time is part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify the motions of objects. Time has been a major subject of religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a non-controversial manner applicable to all fields of study has consistently […]

I, Robot Kill Kill Kill

In I ROBOT Isaac Asimov’s 1950 short story collection about robots in the future, he sets up the Three Laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except […]

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Untying The Knot Of Thai Wires

Last year Microsoft’s Bill Gates visited Thailand and upon seeing the tangles of wires hanging over the streets complained about the masses stealing electricity from the power companies. The Harvard drop-out is considered to be one of the richest men in the world and in his youth spent hours developing new phones and computers, so […]