Can the moon landing site become the first extraterrestrial UNESCO World Heritage site?

Apparently NASA is now trying to get the moon landing site, known as Tranquility Base, registered in the National Register of Historic Places. If this succeeds, it might in turn be nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List, which lists properties ”forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having […]

Experiment of the week #1: The randomness of Swedish krona coin toss

Background A coin toss is generally regarded as giving a 50 % probability of either outcome – heads or tails. But to what degree does it really work? The sides of the Swedish 1 krona coin differ from eachother, and I would think the head side (featuring a portrait of the king) is heavier. Would […]

Want Microsoft to know everything you do? There’s an OS for that.

Apparantly the upcoming Windows edition isn’t very secure (wait for surprised gasps). Through a feature called Windows SmartScreen, the operating system is to check through all applications the user installs, and send the data back to Microsoft. The idea behind SmartScreen is to check through programs to avoid viruses and unsafe software – to analyse […]

Introducing… Experiment of the Week

I have a new project. A pretty freaking awesome project. Every fortnight I am to think up, conduct and report on a loosely scientific experiment. These experiments will sometimes be extremely basic, and they will sometimes be fairly worked through. Some will be based on existing experiments, some will be made up because I thought […]

One year with Anki

On August 22, 2011, I first downloaded and started using Anki, an amazing (and free!) program for studying just about anything. I’ve primarily used it for my Chinese studies, but I’ve also used it for remembering science constants, math equations, birthdays, geography (at least I tried) and a lot more. I celebrate the one-year anniversary […]

Perspective: How large is a solar flare?

Astronomy is awesome greatly due to its huge size. It is impossible for any human being – a brilliant scientist or a regular Joe alike – to wrap one’s mind around how big space really is, how tiny we humans really are on our little rock in the blackness of cosmos. A solar flare is […]

Introduction of the Norwegian Pirate Party

Another one for Pirate Times, an interview with the Norwegian Pirate Party. Picture is screenshot from piratpartietnorge.org. Another one for Pirate Times, an interview with the Norwegian Pirate Party. Picture is screenshot from piratpartietnorge.org.

CC BY-NC-SA Anton Nordenfur, CC BY-NC-SA Pirate Party UK

PP UK Sysadmin Wins OpenDNS Award

Another article I wrote for the Pirate Times: ”PP UK Sysadmin Wins OpenDNS Award”. Picture is CC BY-NC-SA Anton Nordenfur, CC BY-NC-SA Pirate Party UK. Another article I wrote for the Pirate Times: ”PP UK Sysadmin Wins OpenDNS Award”. Picture is CC BY-NC-SA Anton Nordenfur, CC BY-NC-SA Pirate Party UK.

CC BY-SA Anne Kekki. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45937564@N02/4246026790/

Svärmmotioner till PP:s medlemsmöte

Nicholas Miles från Then Piratska Argus har initierat ett riktigt bra projekt, svärmmotioner till Piratpartiets kommande medlemsmöte i oktober. Inför mötet hoppas vi på enorma mängder motioner om sakpolitik, med tanke på den stora aktiviteten vi sett på Breddningsbloggen de senaste månaderna. Miles skriver: I ett sådant virrvarr av politiskt engagemang är det lätt hänt […]