The Times online has an article on Google’s advertising power which details Ebay’s pull of their ads. I can personally attest that not many folks hit those ads.
I’ve been running adsense in the sidebar a month and a half to see if I could earn enough cash to increase the bandwidth here, since I’m pulling in a couple thousand visitors or more a month now. Last month I earned a whopping $0.54 …. so — Google you can keep the check, thanks, and since I never liked the look of the ad strips, goodby adsense.
There’s also a link to an Islamist forum in the Oberg article where they are worried about “Rods From God“, which aren’t near reality yet and don’t appear to be in the near future.
There is intense interest in the technology from the tyrants of the world since it would provide capabilities to hit hardened targets in-depth without resorting to nuclear weapons. Indeed with hundreds of successive hits you could turn Natanz into a new volcano if you wished and alas, if only the capability were real. Since it’s mentioned here however I will get hits from Tehran, Beijing, and North Korea even though my blog is blocked to the general public in those countries.