Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Keep Moving, Stupid Criminals, -and- We Can Work It Out

In the News Today
  • Keep Moving - Berkeley mayor wants to ban sitting on sidewalk
  • Stupid Criminals - Canadian dismemberment suspect arrested in Internet cafe looking up stories on himself
  • We Can Work It Out - Excess exercise "hurts the heart" and cause dangerous long-term harm, say scientists

    Technology in the News Today
  • Shazam Shifts From Music to TV, Ad Discovery
  • Netflix Launches 'Open Connect' Content Delivery Network
  • Nyko Unveils Android Bluetooth Gamepads, Battery Packs

    Born on this Day in History: June 5, 1949 - Ken Follet was born in Cardiff, Wales. In 1974, he left journalism to work for a book publisher. He found critical and commercial success with the spy thriller Eye of the Needle. Over the years, he has explored other genres, including nonfiction. He also tackled a variety of time periods, from medieval times to World War II to the Cold War to present-day.

    On this Day in History: June 5, 1933 - The United States went off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold, when Congress enacted a joint resolution nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold. The United States had been on a gold standard since 1879, except for an embargo on gold exports during World War I, but bank failures during the Great Depression of the 1930s frightened the public into hoarding gold, making the policy untenable.

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