Saturday, February 26, 2011

Middle East and other interesting notes

Economist Middle East table of likely places demanding change to democratic government:

Freedom song for Egypt

When Japan Airlines hit hard times in 2009 and began to lay off its staff, JAL CEO Haruka Nishimatsu cut his own pay to less than that of his pilots

Friday, February 18, 2011

Solar Flares are getting bigger

Solar Flares are getting bigger.

I've mentioned them before. Now they're getting press in reuters, wired etc.

If they're really big, which is very possible, there will be massive magnetic storms. In the past knocked out radio transmitters, electric cables etc but a very large one (expected in next few years) could also wipe out magnetic stored data.

To protect against this I've invented magnetic shield to store things like data archives so we don't go back to a period in history when we didn't have mobiles / computers e.g. 1859... but it's a little expensive... prototype about £20k needed, full room size storage would be min £250k + (Any enterprise / govs please get in contact.)