David Wendt

David Wendt has written 612 posts for 100gf | Politics and Computers

Did 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord accidentally tweet a topless photo of her nipple?

Twitter’s great, isn’t it? Celebrities and their fans can get closer than ever, communicating directly without the need for PR teams to get in the way. Er, kind of. Anyway, 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord has allegedly gone so far as to tweet a topless photo of herself that includes her nipple. A re-edited, cropped version … Continue reading

Ron Paul urges other GOP candidates to drop out and support him against Mitt Romney

Ron Paul’s campaign chair Jesse Benton has urged the other GOP candidates to drop out of the race and unite behind Paul in an effort to defeat Mitt Romney. Benton was speaking after Paul came second in the New Hampshire primary, underlining his position as arguably the only candidate who can now beat Romney to … Continue reading

Google doodle celebrates 100th birthday of Charles Addams

Google is celebrating the 100th birthday of Charles Addams today, with a doodle incorporating his famous Addams Family creations. The doodle is in the familiar style of Addams, who died 23 years ago. It was in 1938 that the Addams Family first appeared in The New Yorker, and they’ve been more or less ever-present for … Continue reading

100gf | Politics and Computers 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 31 sold-out events for that many people to see it. Click here … Continue reading

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum battle for Iowa victory, but did Tim Pawlenty quit the race too soon?

After months and months of talk and waffle, the Republican presidential canidates go into the Iowa vote with some trepidation. They all know that this is where the serious business begins, where actual votes start to be cast. There’ll be no hiding place for the losers. And it looks like there are four candidates who … Continue reading

The 10 biggest news stories of the year for 2011!

So what have been the biggest news stories of the year? There are many ways to answer this question, but one way is to simply look at the stats. So here we go, with a list that’s going to be very different to the kind of list you’d get with most ‘proper’ news sites: 1. … Continue reading

#staystrongzane trends on Twitter as One Direction fans support their idols

#staystrongzane is trending on Twitter tonight as One Direction fans defend singer Zayn Malik against various comments. It seems Malik received some racist abuse on Twitter, prompting his fans to rush to his defence. Some musical acts seem to inspire rabid online devotion via Twitter. The most obvious is Justin Bieber, who dominated the early … Continue reading

Are ebook prices too high? Why should a digital edition of a book cost MORE than the physical edition?

If you’re one of the thousands of people getting a Kindle, Nook or some other type of ereader for Christmas this year, you might be looking forward excitedly to running amok on Amazon and buying loads of ebooks. And you might be assuming that digital editions of popular books will be cheaper than paper editions. … Continue reading

Obituary: Captain America co-creator Joe Simon dies aged 98

Joe Simon, one of the key figures of the so-called ‘golden age’ of comics and the creator of characters such as Captain America, has died at the age of 98. His death was announced by his son on Facebook. With Jack Kirby, Joe Simon formed one of the key partnerships of 20th century comics. They … Continue reading

Black hole Sagittarius A* prepares to consume gas cloud

For the first time, astronmers are set to witness a black hole consuming a gas cloud. Black hole Sagittarius A* is expected to pull the cloud past its event horizon at some point in 2013, with the whole process likely taking a decade before the cloud has been completely absorbed. Black holes are known to … Continue reading