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The horrifying result of throwing a baseball at 90% of the speed of light

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball thrown at you at close to the speed of light? I can’t say that I lie awake at night wondering about this but the answer may just keep me up a few nights:

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

Being a true geek takes a lot of work and real knowledge of how the world works. The person who researched and answered this (very) hypothetical question is a real geek.


These are the good days of the Internet, they won't be back

The Verge has a chilling peek into a possible future of Internet access. The article’s title is “Your corporate Internet nightmare starts now” and it is worth reading the whole thing. The article’s tagline sets the tone:

The year is 2018. The death of net neutrality was just the beginning

(Via Jonathan Greene’s post “The dystopic fast lane future of the Internet“)