Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rare Gigantic Blue Jet (Lightning) Captured on Film in Brazil

A rare blue jet of lightning is captured on video. https://youtu.be/tywRVXrvR0M Diego Rhamon managed to capture a gigantic jet (giant blue jet) taking place in Campina...

The WannaCry Worm Now Defeated… by Accident

Hackers Defeated, For Now.

Surprise Snowstorm Threatens DC Cherry Blossoms

NBC Washington A major nor'easter is expected to sweep up the East Coast, bringing with it snow, cold temperatures and high winds. That could be...

Moonbase by 2030? Private Mission to the Moon to Launch Next Year

A private mission to the moon!? It is tentatively scheduled: U.S. officials appear poised to make space history by giving the green light to the...

Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #51 – Self-Congratulatory Award Show Edition

Uh oh, another one of those nasty threads that doesn't obsess over politics, thus giving up the world to the Commies. If I had...

Weekly Gaming/Technology #4: Super Pinball Edition

I was slightly rushed on today's thread, in part because I procrastinated then had to work on my son's elaborate Minecraft-themed Halloween costume. I'm...

Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #48 – Censored Edition

What Are We Playing This Week? I've spent some more time playing the ol' Win 3.1 RPG Castle Of The Winds, plus more Splatoon 2...

Meet the British IT Expert Who Stopped the Global Cyberattack

In a development right out of a TV drama, a 22 year old living with his parents managed to stop the cyber attack.

Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #21 – Lovely Valentines Edition

Happy Valentines...Eve I guess. And welcome to the Sparta Report's weekly gathering of gaming and technology news. We don't purport to cover everything out...

Stingray Used To Catch Petty Thief

For those who do not know, a "Stingray" is a secretive device supplied to the FBI (and certain State and Local LEO agencies) that...

Hurricane Matthew Pummels The Bahamas

Miami Herald Evacuations of some of the Bahamas’ most vulnerable islands to the south were underway Wednesday afternoon as conditions deteriorated. Matthew, a Category 3...

Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #45 – Now With 45% More Dinosaurs

What Are You Playing This Week? In case anyone round here is gaming on top of their politics, tell us what you've been playing lately....

WINNING: IBM Set to Hire 25,000 Workers

I feel like I should be tired of winning by this point.  Hmm...nope, still not tired of it: US technology giant IBM said Tuesday it...

Germany is Now Going to Fine Media Companies ‘Promoting Fake News/Hate Speech’

Germany has gone too far. They are now actively going to fine social media companies that fail to remove/ban/block content they deem "hate speech" or "fake news."

Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #54 – Extra Sauce Edition

Well this past week was a doozy. Let's escape it as best we can with veering into gaming & technology. What Are We Playing This...

Apple is Suddenly Facing a Slew of Major Software Problems

A few weeks ago, I posted about how Apple's iOS 11 smartphone operating system was having major software issues, in particular causing severe battery...

iPhone 8 Fails to Bring Out Apple Enthusiasts, Sells Sluggishly

Some of you may recall that I've theorized smartphones are now starting to reach the "saturation" point where the technology has been more or...

Apple’s iOS 11.0.1 is Having Major Problems

Apple just can't seem to do anything right lately. They've had to deal with slow sales of the iPhone8. The iPhone X may have...

Mark Zuckerberg Sues HUNDREDS of Hawaiians

Mark Zuckerberg is suing to force about 300 Hawaiians — both living and dead — into selling their waterfront properties so that his own...

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