Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On the Bandwagon

A while back, there was a twitter meme that struck my fancy:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/trumpyourcat.

I have a cat that fits the profile well, so I had to contribute:

"Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser" --
  Donald "Cooter" Trump

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fleur du Jour

Meet the Asiatic dayflower (Commelina communis), which gets its name because the blooms last only one day. It is classified as a noxious weed in North America, but it is used as a medicinal herb in China, its native habitat. 

According to Chinese folk medicine, it has febrifugal, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic effects. It is also used for treating sore throats and tonsillitis.

In Japan the flowers were used to produce a pigment in many world-renowned woodcuts from the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Chinese Measels

An Ars Technica article. NSA report shows China hacked 600+ US targets over 5 years, features a map, which shows the more than 600 sites around the continental U.S. that have been hit by Chinese hackers.

Can you spot WVU on this map?  I knew you could.

It looks like North Dakota is the only "safe" place in this country if you want to live off the grid.