Hunting season is getting closer!
Nazis conspired to assassinate Winston Churchill by using exploding chocolate! MI5 papers show that Hitler’s bomb-makers coated explosives in a thin layer of dark chocolate and expensively wrapped as “Peter’s Chocolate.” The deadly treats were then to be planted among other treats taken to Britain’s War Cabinet. The plot was discovered by M15 agents, who alerted their superior, Lord Rothschild. He quickly had advertisements around England warning citizens to beware of exploding sweets!
Chocolate nazis! *shakes fist*
1185 saw a woman, Tamar, on the throne of Georgia. She was really good at the job, overseeing a flowering of culture and learning. And she really wanted to build a lovely little monastery. There was, however, a problem: the Mongols. Georgia was in constant danger of being swallowed by the ever-expanding horde of destruction. So she decided to build the monastery into the cliffs. That way, even the Mongols couldn’t burn it down! Her idea became Vardzia, the cave “city”. And today it still stands, a really awesome tourist destination.
What Happens When Our Cellphones Can Predict Our Every Move?
Your cellphone knows where you’ve been. And new research shows it can take a pretty good guess at where you’re going next.
A team of British researchers has developed an algorithm that uses tracking data on people’s phones to predict where they’ll be in 24 hours. The average error: just 20 meters.
Full Story: Slate
An interesting read on the future of our phones - and our privacy. “While some people might be less comfortable with the idea of commercial entities tracking their movements, others embrace it. Just look at the Foursquare users…. With a good prediction algorithm, you’d have a reasonable chance of guessing where they’ll check in next.”