Websites offer insight into Leap Day

I hope you enjoy today’s column — you won’t see it again on this day and month for another 28 years. Oh, we’ll have another Leap Day four years from now, of course — it just won’t fall on a Monday again until 2044. In fact, this is the first time my little column has […]

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Legal battle to affect digital privacy

The Apple versus FBI iPhone legal controversy may end up being a defining moment for how this nation views personal privacy in the digital age. As you may already know, the FBI wants Apple to create a modified operating system for the iPhone that will allow investigators to get into the password protected iPhone of […]

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Website offers archive of old newspapers

One of my favorite online resources is the “Historic American Newspapers” at the Library of Congress Chronicling America website (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). The project has developed a massive, digitized repository of American newspapers from 1836 to 1922. You can read and download daily and weekly papers in their entirety for any given day in the collection. The […]

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Browse weirdest websites on the ‘Net

Right now, there are about 1 billion websites in existence. Out of that billion, there are a lot of unusual sites. And by “unusual” I mean weird, odd, lacking any real useful reason to exist: basic time-wasting, head-shaking digital products. So, of course, I’m going to share 10 of them with you. Po.Ta.To http://po.ta.to Every […]

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Find NASA disaster reports online

The six days leading to today are among the darkest in the history of NASA and manned space exploration. Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster. On Feb. 1, 2003, during its return to Earth, the Columbia broke apart, killing all seven astronauts on board. An investigation would later determine that […]

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