John Paczkowski

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SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Income

Good news for alien privacy advocates. After more than 50 years of hunting for alien radio signals, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been called off–not because it hasn’t made contact, but because it can’t make budget. Last Friday, the SETI Institute shut down its Allen Telescope Array (ATA), a field of radio dishes in northern California it had been using to listen for alien radio emissions, while it searches for $5 million to help cover operating costs for two years. For now, the ATA has been put into “hibernation,” SETI CEO Tom Pierson told donors–and this just as planet-hunting progress is booming.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus