"What is new about my calculations is that they suggest that a gravitational field may slow light down slightly more than it does other particles, such as neutrinos. Neutrinos have extremely small masses and they travel very nearly at the speed of light as a result. My calculations suggest that the velocity of light may be slowed down by a few parts per billion more than the neutrinos."
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
"To elicit feedback from the public, Google's new Web form poses several challenging questions aimed at all people affected by the ruling, meaning any citizen of the European Union. Those questions are as follows:
Are there any procedural issues raised by the case (e.g., responsibilities of search engines, data protection authorities, publishers, individuals)?
What is the nature and delineation of a public figure's right to privacy?
How should we differentiate content in the public interest from content that is not?
Does the public have a right to information about the nature, volume, and outcome of removal requests made to search engines?
What is the public's right to information when it comes to reviews of professional or consumer services? Or criminal histories?
Should individuals be able to request removal of links to information published by a government?
Do publishers of content have a right to information about requests to remove it from search?"
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
"Managing your email while on the go is a convenience we all take for granted. I'll spare you a digression down the path of, "When I started using email I had to use dial-up -- uphill -- both ways." Instead, I'll offer up some advice on using Amazon's Fire Phone to set up and manage your email.
The first time you launch the Email app on your Fire, you'll see a prompt asking you to enter your email address. Once you do, Amazon can determine the proper settings for your email provider. Providers such as iCloud, Gmail, Exchange, and Yahoo are supported with little extra effort required for setup. Next you'll enter your password, and after verifying your account info, the app will display a success message. For some services such as Google, the Fire will automatically sync your contacts and calendar on the device."
"A 13-year-old in Texas wakes up to smoke and discovers her Samsung phone melting. The culprit appears to be a replacement battery."
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, no price rise - CNET