2 Pictures, 2 Kinds of Goodbye (PICS)

30 05 2008

A snapshot of loss, captured in time. On this U.S. Memorial Day weekend, let us never forget the sacrifices made by those willing and proud to serve our country in its defense.

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With underinflated tires eating up gas, where is the Tweel?

30 05 2008

Some 3.56 million gallons of gas are wasted each day because of incorrectly-inflated tires according to the U.S. Department of Energy or $14.2 million in gas a day at $4/gal. In 2004, Michelin shocked the world with a revolutionary airless tire technology that could change transportation as we know it, the Tweel. Four years later, where’s Tweel?

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Free Open Source Counterparts of Windows Software

30 05 2008

I will be giving information on my personal favorites (which would generally mean BETTER) open source replacements. There are however other choices as well, so drop a line or two if our choices differ!

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George Bush Authorized the Leak of Valerie Wilson’s Identity

30 05 2008

Scottie McC doesn’t know it yet. But that’s basically what he revealed this morning on the Today Show. During the interview, Scottie revealed the two things that really pissed him off with the Bush Administration. First, being set up to lie by Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. And second, learning that Bush had–himself–authorized the selective ..

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Rupert Murdoch Says Obama Will Win..Almost Endorses

30 05 2008

Carlsbad, CA — At the “All Things Digital” conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. Rupert Murdoch — Chairman of News Corp, new WSJ owner, and longtime torchbearer for conservative politics — said this about Barack Obama: “He is a rock star. I love what he is saying about education. I think he will win and I am anxious to meet him.”

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Clinton did not raise 10mil in 24 hours: FEC reports

30 05 2008

According to this FEC report, Hillary raised only 4.3 million in the 48 hours following Pennsylvania. She raised 1.7 mil on April 23rd and 2.6 mil on April 24th. That’s 5.7 million shy of her claim that she raised 10 million in the first 24 hours following that state’s primary.

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The 6 Most Badass Stunts Ever Pulled in the Name of Science

30 05 2008

Scientists have a PR problem. If TV is to be believed, doctorates are awarded in the form of fishbowl glasses and a tendency to stutter. Sometimes movies try to help out by portraying action scientists, like in The Core, but usually do more harm than good since it’s generally restricted to truly terrible movies, like in The Core.

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