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  • 8 of China’s Top 9 Govt. Officials Are Engineers
    By on May 19, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    kkleiner writes “Did you know that the president of China is a scientist? President Hu Jintao was trained as a hydraulic engineer. Likewise his Premier, Wen Jiabao, is a geomechanical engineer. In fact, 8 out of China’s top 9 government officials are scientists or engineers.”

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  • Australian Govt. Proposes Internet “Panic Button” For Kids
    By on November 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    CuteSteveJobs writes “Children who feel they are being bullied, harassed or groomed online could call for help instantly using a ‘panic button’ on their PCs under a plan by the Australian Government’s cyber-safety working group. The button shall look like a ‘friendly dolphin,’ who will connect the child victim instantly to police or child protection groups. Australian Internet Censorship Advocate Hetty ‘Save the Children’ Johnson says the Internet (more…)