Saturday, June 02, 2012

Blogger's Digest » 2 June 2012

This is a troubling tale! I came across a very interesting article that I think is important to share with you. I'll cut to the chase: you need to take a simple test to determine if your computer has been infected with a particular virus that will prevent you from being able to access the internet on or after July 9th, 2012. will state if you are or are not infected!

The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment

Shannon Hayes, Op-Ed: We are on the frontier of something that is totally new. We draw inspiration from pre-industrial households and early American agrarian traditions for our way of life, but we cannot ignore the fact that we must revive these traditions while living in an electronic age; where business, learning and creativity can happen 24-7. There is opportunity in this union. There is also the tremendous hazard that we could take ourselves to a breaking point.

I finally got around to reading John Hogue's recent entry "Memorial Day for Jesus Christ" - a real soul-tugging eye-opener. If you are deeply into religion, especially Christianity, this article will make you squirm.

Froma Harrop | Dumb Money for Dummies

Froma Harrop, Op-Ed: There's a lot of noise on Facebook and people typically use it to connect with friends and family. In my mind, Facebook's IPO is an aimless blunder of the kind I normally would attribute to AOL. Let me give you one excellent piece of stock market advice. if you are going to buy shares in any commodity, make sure there are TANGIBLE goods involved, not the "feather and fluff" (dare I say "cloud") of which social networks (and back in the 90s 'dot-com's') are made of. That's where Froma's artcile here comes in. It is TRUTH! “Whether the analysts whispered into a few privileged ears almost should not have mattered, because the carnival surrounding the Facebook IPO should have set off all kinds of alarms. First off, serious commentary noted that having a zillion members didn’t necessarily mean Facebook had found a way to make a zillion dollars off them. Just days before the offering, General Motors said that it was pulling its ad campaign off Facebook because the site apparently wasn't selling cars for them.”

Spain: “Wanted: The Ones Responsible for the Crisis”

Read this post.

Following the departure of Rodrigo Rato as chairman of the financial institution Bankia, with over a million euros in indemnity payments and without any kind of explanation as to why the bank has ended up in its current state, groups of activists linked to the 15M movement have created a digital platform with the aim of making the people responsible for the crisis accountable.

Cheat Sheet: Behind the U.S. Cyberattacks on Iran

Megha Rajagopalan, News Report: The attack on Iran became the first known instance of the U.S. using computer code to physically damage another country’s infrastructure. Obama, the Times writes, “was acutely aware that with every attack he was pushing the United States into new territory, much as his predecessors had with the first use of atomic weapons in the 1940s, of intercontinental missiles in the 1950s and of drones in the past decade.”
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