Wednesday, March 29, 2006

March 29th Birthdays!

Happy Birthday Stephanie!Happy Birthday Stephanie!

NASA Shares Solar Eclipse With the World




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Monday, March 27, 2006

Student tries to spend spring break at Wal-Mart

Some kids go to Cancun. Skyler Bartels, a Drake University sophomore from Harvard, Neb., went to the garden and patio department.

The great experiment had been over for a few days, but Bartels was still in great-experiment mode. As we sat at a booth in the Subway sandwich shop toward the front of the store, he glanced at the friendly white-haired Wal-Mart greeters.

Were they onto him? Why were they staring? Bartels was still suffering from greeter phobia.


Student tries to spend spring break at Wal-Mart

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

FileForum | AIM Fix

AIM Fix was created to remove all known AIM viruses in one consolidated removal tool. It is designed to end the virus processes, delete the files, and remove registry keys created by the virus.



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Email enable your vbapps!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

MySpeed Personal Edition download and review - test your Internet connection speed from SnapFiles

Try it!

MySpeed Personal Edition lets you test and analyze your Internet connection bandwidth and produces a report of download, upload speeds and connection quality. The result is presented with a colorful graph, that displays your speed in relation to various connectivity types. The program can connect to one of two pre-defined server locations (one in the US) to run the test.

MySpeed Personal Edition download and review - test your Internet connection speed from SnapFiles

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Microsoft Assess your skills!

Free Starbucks cup of coffee

Free cup tomorrow March 15th from 10am to 12pm noon.

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Long-term marijuana use may fog the brain - Breaking News

Long-term users of marijuana gradually become worse at learning and remembering things, a new study suggests.

“It definitely fogs your brain,” says Lambros Messinis, who led the study at the University Hospital of Patras in Greece.

Messinis and colleagues tested the mental abilities of 20 long-term users who had taken marijuana heavily – smoking at least four joints a week – for an average of 15 years. Their brains were rustier than those of 20 short-term users – who had averaged seven years of use – and 24 controls who had used the drug sporadically or not at all.

Long-term users performed worse in tests to measure memory, learning ability and the capacity to recall information. Asked to recall lists of 15 words that they had seen earlier, for example, the long-term users averaged seven, compared with nine recalled by short-term users and 12 by controls.

“Long-term users found it very difficult to learn through new information given verbally,” says Messinis. “It’s not to do with lack of attention but more the encoding process of memory.” Separate tests to probe attention span found that long-term users were able to pick up information immediately, without trouble.

Maybe they just didn't care about the results of the test??? Or maybe the control subjects really really did!

New Scientist Long-term marijuana use may fog the brain - Breaking News

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Cingular, T-Mobile halt Razr sales due to glitch - Mar. 10, 2006

Companies say a glitch in Motorola's wildly popular phone causes dropped calls or shut down; Motorola stock tumbles over 2 percent.
March 10, 2006: 3:39 PM EST


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA have temporarily stopped selling the Razr, Motorola's flagship cell phone, due to a technical glitch that causes the phone to drop calls or shut down, the companies said Friday.

Motorola said only a limited number of phones were affected and the problem would have no impact on its financial results. The Razr, lauded for its thin design, was first sold in late 2004 and is still a key product for Motorola.



Cingular, T-Mobile halt Razr sales due to glitch - Mar. 10, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Mars probe enters orbit after risky move - Space News - MSNBC.com

Controllers applaud after NASA orbiter finishes crucial engine burn

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Updated: 6:02 p.m. ET March 10, 2006
After a seven-month journey, NASA’s newest Mars spacecraft completed a risky rocket maneuver on Friday to slow itself down and enter orbit around the Red Planet.

Controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., leapt up from their seats and cheered after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter made the turn around Mars and re-established contact on the other side.

"We're there!" one controller said. Another repeatedly shouted, "Right on the money!" Minutes later, navigators confirmed that the spacecraft was indeed in its proper orbit, sparking another round of applause.

AWESOME! Finally!


Mars probe enters orbit after risky move - Space News - MSNBC.com