2021

COVID-19 was in Europe in summer/fall 2019, negating the official COVID-19 origin story

(November 7, 2021) The official COVID-19 origin story, is that it came from Wuhan China, probably in a "wet market". Certain evidence is available showing COVID-19 was circulating in at least Barcelona and Milan well before the official origin in Wuhan. Recently the US Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released an updated report on the origin of COVID-19. As useful as this report is, it contains a significant flaw in relying on the official origin story in Wuhan. But, ODNI, what about the earlier spread of the disease in Europe?

Carbon Nanotube biological sensor for detecting COVID-19 or other infections

(November 6, 2021) MIT scientists have developed an exciting new technology for quickly developing biological "sensors". Using specially designed carbon nanotube structures, the technology will glow (in the infrared spectrum) in the presence of targeted chemicals. The technique allows rapid development of structures to target specific chemicals, for example a COVID-19 sensor was designed in just 10 days.

Donald Trump starting a social network named TRUTH is complete irony

(October 22, 2021) Ex-President Trump was kicked off of Twitter and Facebook for repeated violations of terms of service, engaging in hate speech, saying lies about the 2020 Presidential election, and a whole lot more. He is widely known to be an unrepentant repeat liar of huge proportions. He has launched a new media business, TRUTH Social, that promises to be an open and free global discussion. But, "TRUTH", really? Trump? Truth?

COVID-19 origin in question due to early detection in Barcelona on March 2019 and Milan in December 2019 (UPDATE)

(June 5, 2021) The official story of the origin of COVID-19 (SARS-nCOV-2) is an origin in a Wet Market (market where live exotic animals are sold) in Wuhan China, in November-December 2019, and that the virus made a jump from Bats to Humans. They eat bats in China, by the way. But, new evidence has appeared showing that COVID-19 was clearly circulating in Lombardy (Italy) in September 2019, and possibly in Barcelona (Spain) in March 2019. That indicates an earlier spread of the virus and raising doubts about the official story.

US Supreme Court rules Google's use of Java SE API is 'fair use'

(April 5, 2021) Today, the US Supreme Court settled, in Google's favor, an important part of the long-running lawsuit between Oracle and Google over the latter's use of the Java SE API in Android. The ruling determined that while indeed Oracle had a valid copyright over the Java API, that Google's use of that API falls under Fair Use. The result negates Oracle's ability to win damages from Google, but more importantly validates programmers freedom to reuse API definitions. An Oracle win in this case would have had a chilling effect on programmer freedom.