Does It Help to Know History?

Credit Illustration by Nathan Huang About a year ago, I wrote about some attempts to explain why anyone would, or ought to, study English in college. The point, I thought, was not that studying English gives anyone some practical advantage on non-English majors, but that it enables us to enter, as equals, into a long [...]

Bafétimbi Gomis: I researched Swansea on Football Manager computer game

Bafétimbi Gomis has admitted using the Football Manager game to learn about Swansea City and their players before he signed for the club. The 29-year-old was aware of Garry Monk’s interest in him while he was playing for Lyon last season, and used his time travelling across Europe to research the club and it’s players [...]

Computer security threats: A brief history

Print and online media have given extensive coverage to the recent security breach where Russian hackers stole more than a billion passwords, usernames and email addresses. In light of this and similar threats, IT security and protecting sensitive data are more important than ever. Over time, computer security threats have become much more sophisticated and [...]

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

Jeff Roberson Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings FILE – This Aug. 12, 2014 file photo shows protesters standing on a street in Ferguson, Mo. Racial tensions have run high in in the predominantly black city of Ferguson, following the shooting death by police of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black man. As the [...]

Sheena’s Bakery has long history downtown

Michael Wyke Sheena’s bakery deli MW Breakfast pastries, such as cinnamon rolls, bagels and turnovers, in the display case at Sheena’s Bakery Deli. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World Michael Wyke Sheena’s bakery deli MW Sheena Tillman at the counter of Sheena’s Bakery Deli. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World Michael Wyke Sheena’s bakery deli MW The turkey-and-pepperjack sandwich from Sheena’s [...]

Web history of alleged foetus thief questioned

Johannesburg – A woman accused of faking her own pregnancy could not have visited pregnancy-related websites at work because she did not have access to the internet, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday. “It is the accused’s version that she did not have any access to the internet [on that computer],” [...]

Missouri History Museum hosts Ferguson town hall

Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:01 am | Updated: 1:03 pm, Sun Aug 24, 2014. Missouri History Museum hosts Ferguson town hall Associated Press | 0 comments ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is hosting a town hall meeting Monday night on the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown. The event [...]

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Apple’s Awkwardly Wrong Prediction of the …

Apple has a long history of weird, self-serving company videos that elevate its computer-and-gadget operation to nothing short of a global superpower. But this is something else. In 1987, two years after founder Steve Jobs was run out of the company, Apple produced a video that predicted a phantasmagorically glorious future for the maker of [...]

History Lesson: Commodore VIC-20, the computer forever in its successor’s …

For a machine with a blokey British naming convention about it, like a TV channel called Dave, there’s barely a sniff of Blighty in the VIC-20′s heritage. After all, having been created in America (the home of Commodore) and initially launched in Japan, it should comes as no great surprise that the initials merely stood [...]

How 21st-Century Cities Can Avoid the Fate of 20th-Century Detroit

SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology. In Coningsby, a Benjamin Disraeli novel published in 1844, a character impressed with the technological spirit of the age remarks, “I see cities peopled with machines. Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modern times.” Today, of course, Manchester is [...]