‘As usual the hype exceeds the reality.
‘These new chips are a great business for someone. It would be interesting to know for whom and what government-high rip off margin the contractor got for them.
‘But that’s deep info, not safe for public consumption…’
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DNA Test for Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
DNA Tests on Possible Skeleton of the Real Mona Lisa
‘Italian art sleuth Silvano Vinceti announced the start of DNA tests on a skeleton that could be the remains of Lisa Gherardini, the Florentine noblewoman widely believed to the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. If the skeleton turns out to belong to Gherardini, Vinceti plans to build a computer-generated reconstruction of her face, which could shed new light on the age-old fascination with the world’s most famous painting…’
Was the IPv4 Address Crisis Just a Hoax?
Before the ‘deadline’ of IPv4, I was already suspecting that
‘In February 2011, the global Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional Internet registries. At the time, experts warned that within months all available IPv4 addresses in the world would be distributed to ISPs.
‘So, here we are three years later and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is still doling out IPv4 addresses in the United States and Canada…’
Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?
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Source of ‘Moon Curse’ Revealed by Eclipse
‘…the most compelling evidence arrived during another event that once evoked irrational fears—on a night when Earth’s shadow eclipsed the full moon.
‘Tom Murphy, a physicist at UC San Diego, is among the scientists who have aimed laser beams at suitcase-sized reflectors placed on the moon by Apollo astronauts and unmanned Soviet rovers. By precisely timing the light’s return to Earth, Murphy can measure the distance from here to the moon with millimeter precision…’