Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Messenger at Mercury

3rd fly-by before orbit insertion in 2011 occured yesterday 29th Sept 09:

Currently there seems only to be a single image from the fly-in on the 29th available at this time:

Monday, 28 September 2009

The distribution and the growth of fast food and stores in the USA.. (number 413, if the blog is updated)

and for WalMart (thanks to the comments to the above):

Target is interesting, note the massive Los Angeles area expansion 1985-1987...similar thing happens to WalMart in South Carolina. Ross on the other hand is concentrated in California until some stores start appearing in the New York area and Florida, then after 2002 there's a massive expansion nation-wide.

Lots more at plus an interesting analysis of Facebook at but more about that later.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Excellent description on AES encryption