World's largest dinosaur named after controversial Philly software CEO [Links Roundup] - Philly


Sep. 12, 2014 9:31 am

World’s largest dinosaur named after controversial Philly software CEO [Links Roundup]

Plus: Legodelphia is finished.

"Dreadnoughtus schrani" is the largest dinosaur ever discovered.

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World’s largest dinosaur named for Philly ‘scareware’ mogul []: “Haverford College grad Adam Schran, who founded Center City-based Ascentive in 1999, typically keeps a low profile, not answering inquiries about the complaints his company allegedly sold ‘scareware‘ security software that didn’t make some computers more secure, or the court settlements in which his company paid millions to consumers, see stories here and here and here, Better Business Bureau report here. But Schran seems assured of immorality: The heaviest-ever dinosaur, dug up in Argentina, has been named Dreadnoughtus schrani — Schran’s Fearless — by Drexel University scientists grateful for the money he has given their research. Wherever he got it.”

An experience design firm branching into Center City studio [Philadelphia Daily News]: Coverage of Think Brownstone’s new office.


Legodelphia is finished [Facebook]: “I’ll be showing the model at Brick Fest Live at the Philly Expo Center in Oaks, PA from September 12-14,” creator Levi Buffum told us.

New Pop-Up Park unveiled in Camden to give visitors safe public space []: A new light and digital art installation from NextFab member Bevan Weissman.

The Computer Wore Heels: The Female Mathematicians of WWII [iTunes Store]: Download this STEM-focused iBook for $2.99. We told you about it last fall.

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