Category: Commentry

The Curious Case in Manitowoc County

On October 31, 2005, freelance photographer Teresa Halbach was scheduled to meet with Steven Avery at his home on the grounds of Avery’s Auto Salvage to photograph a minivan for Auto Trader Magazine. She went missing the same day. Volunteers in the local community combed the area in attempts to trace her and finally found ...

Most Bizarre Things Banned by African Dictators

By Owaahh and Chris Orwa Equatorial Guinea The Central African nation has the largest share of irrational decisions made by Presidents.  When the country was hit by a fuel crisis 1973, the revered despot Francisco Macias Nguema had an ingenious solution. A descendant of a witch-doctor, he banned workers from the Malabo city power plant ...

Outsmarting MPESA Fraudsters

Just read a fascinating paper titled ‘Why do Nigerian Scammers Say they are from Nigeria? authored by Cormac Herley from Microsoft Research. The paper explores strategies employed by scammers to maximize returns on spam e-mails sent to millions of people around the world. The more intriguing aspect emanates from the use of machine learning techniques ...

The Global Terrorism Index

Following the deadly terror attack on Paris, should we be worried about the reach of terrorists? Yes, the Global Terrorism Index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace  indicates an exponential increase in terror attacks from 2014 with Boko Haram and ISIL being responsible for 51% of the deaths. One of the more worrying ...

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The Life of a Tweet

When you choose to condense your thoughts and grammar into 140 characters a new form of communication is born, micro-blogging or twittering (a universal chat room) as is it better known around the web.  The almost effortless process begins with a rudimentary idea, which the ‘author’ is burning to dispense to the world, before they ...

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Localizing Content: The Nightmare

We all know the famous philosophy of reverse mentoring by Jack Welsh the then CEO of General Electric. The introduction of computers in the early 1980s rendered his managerial staff incompetent due to poor computing skills; they had to turn to the much younger hippy generation for lessons. It didn’t go all that bad, within ...

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