Lies About The Boston Bombing

Conspiracy theories about the Boston bombing continue to be posted today. Please don’t be gullible enough to fall for this stuff, folks–anyone who claims to know what happened at this point is not being truthful. Many of these claims are ridiculous and easily debunked. Others aren’t as obviously false, but still don’t pass the smell…
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Evil, Good, And The Boston Bombing

I realize that I’m about to anger a lot of people right now, but I saw a few things about the Boston bombing last night on social media that were upsetting, not just to me, but to others as well. And these are just my opinions. They don’t reflect anyone else’s, nor my company’s opinions.…
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Facebook Fear Factor: Cake And Pancake Mixes

What the warning (incorrectly) says: When they get old cake mixes grow spores that can kill you, which is why it’s so important to throw out your expired cake mix — it is toxic. What the warning leaves out: Cake mix does not develop spores over time, but cake mix that isn’t sealed (like lots…
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Scare Tactics On Facebook: BVO

Lately it seems like Facebook is trying to scare us all to death with ominous warnings about brominated vegetable oil, deadly cake mix, killer brown recluse spiders and child-abducting men in silver cars, or cops who beat up civilians and might get their jobs back. Then there’s the “fun facts” type posts about the main…
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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, a good day to celebrate women in technology careers! If you don’t know who Ada Lovelace is, check out this wonderful Science Chicks blog post. She was the first computer programmer. Not the first woman programmer, the first programmer, and she did it without having a computer to program anything on.…
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