Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
Kate Ravilious in York, United Kingdom
for National Geographic News
September 26, 2008
Yves Rossy, aka Jet Man, zoomed into the record books Friday, flying across the English Channel strapped to a single jet-powered wing, with only a helmet and flight suit for protection.
The 22-mile (35-kilometer) France-to-England journey took 13 minutes.
Around 2 p.m., local time, Rossy leaped from a plane abound 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above a beach near Calais. Within seconds he had opened his wing, fired up his four miniature jet turbines, and pointed his nose toward Britain.
Cruising at speeds of over 125 miles (200 kilometers) an hour, Rossy steered by just moving his head and back.
After a smooth crossing—followed by a few celebratory loops—Rossy opened his parachute system and floated down to a green field not far from the White Cliffs of Dover (see map).
"With that crossing I showed it is possible to fly a little bit like a bird. I am full of hope there will be many in the near future," Rossy said after landing, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.
What next? IRON MAN?
Friday, September 26, 2008
There's an effort to elect an unknown random person as President... and it's someone we know! Watch this online video about the surprising new nominee:
Jot back a note to let me know what you think!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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What you smell may influence emotions in your dreams, according to a new study.When researchers gave dreaming subjects whiffs of rose scent, the subjects reported rosier dreams. The scent of rotten eggs, on the other hand, provoked unpleasant dreams, the study found.
So to have good dreams, I should buy some Gas-x?
Smells Influence Dreams, Study Says
Monday, September 22, 2008
By Sharon Fisher, BetaNews
September 22, 2008, 2:05 PM
In an attempt to give it a bigger presence in the enterprise network security market, McAfee announced today that it was acquiring Secure Computing Group for $465 million, or $5.75 per share plus $84 million for outstanding preferred stock.
Part of the attraction of Secure Computing is that it offers little overlap with existing McAfee Inc. products, said Vimal Solanki, vice president of worldwide solution marketing for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company. Users can expect to see a suite product for network security similar to McAfee's Total Endpoint Security and Total Protection for Data, he said.
BetaNews McAfee to acquire network security provider Secure Computing
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Interop panel: Finally finalizing 802.11n
By Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews
September 18, 2008, 11:21 AM
You may think the 802.11n Wi-Fi networking standard is already here. The fact is, equipment manufacturers have been relying on drafts. At last, the final draft is on its way, and an Interop panel discussed its implications Wednesday.
NEW YORK, NY (BetaNews) - The now emerging IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi standard will add some major new twists to Wi-Fi, or in many cases, finalize some of the twists manufacturers have already begun implementing while waiting for the finalized draft. Some of the most important of these changes will include three modes of operation and two frequency ranges, speakers said at the Interop conference here Wednesday.
BetaNews | Interop panel: Finally finalizing 802.11n
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TCPView for Windows v2.53
By Mark Russinovich
TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows Server 2008, Vista, NT, 2000 and XP TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint. TCPView provides a more informative and conveniently presented subset of the Netstat program that ships with Windows. The TCPView download includes Tcpvcon, a command-line version with the same functionality.
The Prius driving dairy farmer John Vrieze has been working on a project that he says takes his cow manure, which is 90% water, extracts the nutrients, and turns the rest of the waste into clean, clear drinkable water.
Vrieze says, “Well it’s a great project, because we farmers think we're the greatest environmentalists of them all, we're always trying to figure out how to leave our lands for the next generation, and in better shape than when we got them from out ancestors.”"
Friday, September 19, 2008
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) ― A former Concordia College janitor has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail for videotaping members of the women's basketball team in the shower.
Steven Sopko was sentenced to 350 days in jail. Nearly three additional years were stayed on condition Sopko complete two years of probation and pay fines and fees totaling more than $1,000.
Sopko pleaded guilty earlier this year in Clay County to seven counts of interfering with privacy. He admitted he secretly placed a camera in a campus shower room that captured nude images of seven basketball players.
The charge is a gross misdemeanor but is not considered a sex crime in Minnesota.
Sopko did not make a statement at his sentencing. His attorney, Gregory Joseph, says Sopko is 'not a monster' but is 'a person who made a very bad decision.'
Found today while perusing the Microsoft rss feeds today.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
By Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews
September 15, 2008, 1:15 PM
As Apple continues to reject applications for its iPhone App Store without any apparent consistency, the developer of a mobile podcasting application has taken matters into his own hands by turning to a little known workaround.
After having squelched more controversial applications, including the 'Murderdrome' comic book and a fart joke application dubbed 'Pull My Finger,' Apple turned around and banned Alex Sokirynsky's 'Podcaster' application from the iPhone App Store.
Now, instead of just waiting and hoping that Apple will change its mind, developer Alex Sokirynsky is using a feature of the iPhone/iPod Touch called 'Ad Hoc App Distribution' to distribute his 'Podcaster' application himself.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
By Rajan Chakravarty
BBC in Mohammad Pur Umri
Scientists from around the world are flocking to a small Indian village to try to find out why an extraordinarily large number of identical twins are being born there.
One in 10 births in Mohammad Pur Umri, near Allahabad, involves twins, most of them identical.
Looking at the faces of Umri's residents, you can be forgiven for wondering if you have stepped onto the set of a sci-fi film on cloning.
Globally, the odds of a woman giving birth to identical twins is one in 300.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
A MAN'S POEM: I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast nymphomaniac with huge boobs and a nice ass who owns a bar on a golf course, and loves to send me fishing and drinking. This doesn't rhyme and I don't give a shit. The End
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Adobe Flash to deliver NFL games in full
By Tim Conneally, BetaNews
September 5, 2008, 6:51 PM
The National Football League, NBC Sports, and Adobe have announced their collaboration on Sunday Night Football Extra -- full-length live streams of NFL Sunday night football games.
Delivered in Adobe Flash, the games are promised to include the ability for viewers to change their camera angles, as well as access live statistics, in-game highlights, picture-in-picture views, and live blogs from color commentators.
Check out http://www.snfonnbc.com/ Sunday nights game to try it out.
I wonder if I'll be able to watch my Buffalo Bills?
DirecTV And TiVo Team Up Again
Melinda Peer, 09.03.08, 6:30 PM ET
Satellite TV service provider DirecTV and digital video recorder company TiVo are agreed to jointly develop a new high definition DVR, renewing a long and contentious partnership.
On Wednesday, the companies said they would develop and market a DVR designed for DirecTV's broadband-enabled high definition television service. The product is slated to hit store shelves in the second half of 2009.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008