Off Topic

Computers Can Make You Fat By Making You Crave Sweets

We work up an apetite for sweets when working on the computer.

Computers can make you fat – and not just from lack of exercise. Research shows that staring at a computer screen makes us work up an appetite for sweet treats like chocolate cake and biscuits.

It is thought that the mental stress of computer work triggers changes in blood sugar and hormone levels that trick the brain into thinking it has worked off lots of calories that need replaced.

Netflix to invade Canada

Will start this fall with streaming
Canadian users who have wanted to enjoy Netflix will not have much longer to wait, as the company has announced that they will be coming to Canada this fall. From what we are hearing, they are going to start out by offering streaming only to Canadian customers to start with.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill stopped, says BP

BP said that the cap over the oil well has completely stopped the spill, with no oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

First 'Malaria-Proof' mosquito created by scientists

Around 1 million people die each year from malaria, most of them children, from a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Researchers have created a mosquito that is unable to infect humans with malaria.

The University of Arizona team reported that their genetically modified mosquitoes are immune to the malaria-causing parasite, a single-cell organism called Plasmodium.

It may well possibly one day replace wild mosquitoes with lab-bred mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria, researchers said.

The chicken may have come before the egg, sort of

British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, “what came first the chicken or the egg?”

According to a team, comprising researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield, the answer is “chicken” or at least a particular chicken protein.

There is, however, a further twist – this particular chicken protein turns out to come both first and last. That neat trick it performs provides new insights into control of crystal growth which is key to egg shell production.

NZXT isn't going out of business

Yesterday at 7:30 PM PST the NZXT website was infiltrated illegally.  While having access to the site, hackers made several malicious changes including sending out an erroneous newsletter to our database claiming that NZXT is going out of business.  They also changed  product warranties, deleted product and home page banners, etc.

Prince says Internet is completely over

Just like MTV, it was hip but not anymore

We feared this day would come, but someone obviously had to be brave enough to break the news to the general public. The artist occasionally known as Prince has been kind enough to divulge some of his wisdom with the great unwashed, and it appears that the internet is a thing of the past.

Happy Canada Day

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.

Earthquake in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I was working away here this afternoon and everything started to shake. Thankfully it wasn't a lot, but enough to notice. This is very odd for central Canada and the first I've experienced or at least the first that I noticed. I wasn't sure at first because it was so small, but I just got confirmation from my wife who works at a Toronto Hospital. Hospitals are one of the first places that are notified of incidents like this, so that's why she knows so quickly.

Sitting here waiting for the aftershock....

Syndicate content