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Friday, March 30, 2012

Rise in allergies linked to war on bacteria

Rise in allergies linked to war on bacteria

Wicked fast Gmail in Firefox 11

If you use Firefox and Gmail, you can make the latter run much faster, using a new protocol aptly-named SPDY.  What to do:

  • Update Firefox to the latest version: 11
  • To enable SPDY in Firefox, type about:config in your location bar and press enter.
  • Now enter network.http.spdy.enabled in the search box.
  • Double click the entry corresponding to network.http.spdy.enabled to enable it.

(if you use Chrome, SPDY is enabled by default)

To see which websites use SPDY (other than Google ones), installed the FF add-on called SPDY Indicator.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Where Did the Benefits of Technology Go?

Where Did the Benefits of Technology Go?:

A two thousand dollar laptop computer today is vastly more powerful than the most expensive supercomputer was in 1975. Great advances have been made in the field of automation, and in many other technical fields. Applied to manufacturing and the supply of various services,
the amount of labor needed to perform many tasks has been greatly reduced.

This explains why working people today, despite shorter work days and more vacation time, are earning much more in real dollars than they were 35 years ago.

Wouldn’t it be great if the previous sentence were true? Why isn’t it true?