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  • I Like the Navy; Reflections of a Blackshoe (US Navy nostalgia)

    11/11/2007 4:29:59 PM PST · by Vermonter · 44 replies · 516+ views
    USS Robert H. McCard - Flag Hoist newsletter | unknown | Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, USN (Ret), MD
    <p>"General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations"</p> <p>I like the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them.</p>
  • Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!

    06/25/2007 7:00:27 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 167 replies · 3,013+ views
    PC Magazine via Yahoo ^ | 6/25/07 | John Dvorak
    We're not allowed to post any content from PC Magazine here, but Dvorak's column on the iPhone may strike a chord with some here ;-}Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!
  • Machines not cause of D-13 undervotes (Manatee/Sarasota, FL)

    02/24/2007 7:39:44 PM PST · by Vermonter · 5 replies · 394+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 2/23/07 | DUANE MARSTELLER,
    MANATEE - A state audit of Sarasota County's touch-screen voting machines and an independent review of their source code found no evidence that they caused 18,000 non-votes in the 13th Congressional District race, according to two reports released Friday. Instead, the reports' authors suggested ballot design was a more likely culprit and urged more study into it. Critics quickly faulted the findings as flawed, incomplete and a "whitewash," contending the authors ignored evidence to the contrary. Critics also vowed to continue legal efforts to force a new election between U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, and Christine Jennings. Officials certified...
  • JetBlue Details Customer Bill of Rights

    02/20/2007 4:29:20 PM PST · by Vermonter · 12 replies · 335+ views
    AP bia Breitbart ^ | 2/20/2007 | Adam Goldman
    r bill of rights Tuesday that promises vouchers to fliers who experience delays in a move it hopes will win back passengers after an operational meltdown damaged its brand and stock price. JetBlue customers will be compensated based on the length of the delays. The vouchers range from $25 to the full amount of the ticket. The delays include airplanes unable to taxi to the gate within 30 minutes and flight departures held up for a minimum of three hours, according to a program copy provided to The Associated Press. If JetBlue cancels a flight within 12 hours of its...
  • I hate Macs

    02/05/2007 2:17:25 PM PST · by Vermonter · 51 replies · 960+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2/5/07 | Charlie Brooker
    I hate Macs Charlie Brooker Monday February 5, 2007 The Guardian Unless you have been walking around with your eyes closed, and your head encased in a block of concrete, with a blindfold tied round it, in the dark - unless you have been doing that, you surely can't have failed to notice the current Apple Macintosh campaign starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, which has taken over magazines, newspapers and the internet in a series of brutal coordinated attacks aimed at causing massive loss of resistance. While I don't have anything against shameless promotion per se (after all, within...
  • Apple fires 'smug little twit'

    11/09/2006 5:37:46 PM PST · by Vermonter · 261 replies · 5,640+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 11/9/2006 | Nick Farell
    No the other one By Nick Farrell: Thursday 09 November 2006, 08:51 MAKER OF entertainment gear, Apple has decided to dump its 'Mac Guy' advertisements because the character is a 'smug little twit'. According to Radar Online, the advertising campaign was designed to show a PC guy and a Mac Guy talking about the advantages of their different systems. Of course the Mac Guy was supposed to win the argument. Alas while viewing audiences felt that while the Mac Guy may have proved his case, most of them wanted to pummel the smug little twit into a coma and jump...
  • (Quinnipiac ) Poll: Nelson leads Harris better than 2 to 1

    10/26/2006 3:49:35 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 31 replies · 1,235+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | BRENT KALLESTAD
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Fears among Florida Republicans that U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' campaign bid for the U.S. Senate could hurt the party in other races may have been well founded, a poll released Wednesday indicates. Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson has widened his already comfortable lead over Harris in results announced by the Quinnipiac (Conn.) University Polling Institute. Nelson was favored by 64 percent of likely voters to 29 percent who opted for Harris. She gained national attention as Florida's secretary of state when she oversaw the 2000 recount that gave George W. Bush the White House. And while Nelson goes...
  • African Dust Storms Stifle Hurricanes, Study Suggests

    10/10/2006 5:02:55 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 11 replies · 346+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 10/10/2006 | Ker Than
    Westward swirling clouds of dust from the Sahara Desert might be putting a damper on Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzing satellite data from the past 25 years found that during years when the dust storms rose up, fewer hurricanes swept across the Atlantic, while periods of low dust storm activity were followed by more intense hurricane activity. Hurricanes are fueled by heat and moisture, and it's thought the dust storms help muffle the storms before they fully develop. By doing so, however, the dust storms could shift a hurricane's direction further to the west, the researchers...
  • Oh Dear Lord This Kid ROCKS

    09/11/2006 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 40 replies · 714+ views
    The Hairy Beast Blog ^ | 9/1/06 | The Hairy Beast
    Click the link to hear this modern guitar version of Canon in D
  • ON SHEEP, WOLVES, AND SHEEPDOGS (an excellent read!)

    08/21/2006 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 103 replies · 3,899+ views
    email ^ | unknown | LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER,
    Jill Edwards is one of the students at the University of Washington who did not want to honor Medal of Honor winner USMC Colonel Greg Boyington because she does not think those who serve in the U.S. Armed services are good role models. I think that this response is an excellent and thought provoking response. General Dula is a Retired Air Force Lt Gen (3 Star Gen). Gen. Dula's letter to the University of Washington student senate leader. To: Edwards, Jill (student, UW) Subject: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs Miss Edwards, I read of your 'student activity' regarding the proposed memorial...
  • Hackers boot a Dell with Mac OS X (Intel)

    03/24/2006 4:53:26 PM PST · by Vermonter · 317 replies · 4,930+ views ^ | 3/24/06 | Unknown
    Hackers boot a Dell with Mac OS X (Intel). March 24, 2006 -- Unidentified programmers have hacked the Intel version of Mac OS X to enable it to boot a Dell PC. A file called the "JaS4.2b patch" can be used to create a customized installer DVD for installing on a Dell PC. A website called MacaDell describes the patch. The MacDell site has also has a page that describes how to use the JaS4.2b patch to create a customized installer disc for Mac OS X. Using the hack is illegal because it breaks Apple’s Mac OS X license agreement,...
  • New paint blocks out cell phone signals

    03/01/2006 6:32:02 PM PST · by Vermonter · 105 replies · 2,044+ views
    UPI via Drudge ^ | 3/1/2006 | None provided
    New paint blocks out cell phone signals ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- A Rochester, N.Y., company has developed paint that can switch between blocking cell phone signals and allowing them through. "You could use this in a concert hall, allowing cell phones to work before the concert and during breaks, but shutting them down during the performance," said Michael Riedlinger, president of NaturalNano. Using nanotechnology, particles of copper are inserted into nanotubes, which are ultra-tiny tubes that occur naturally in halloysite clay mined in Utah. Combined with a radio-filtering device that collects phone signals from outside a shielded space,...
  • SETI@Home Project Ends

    12/17/2005 3:58:48 PM PST · by Vermonter · 62 replies · 2,066+ views
    PC World ^ | 12/16/2005 | Phil Hochmuth, Network World
    SETI@Home Project Ends For years, volunteers shared idle CPU cycles to analyze interstellar data. Phil Hochmuth, Network World Friday, December 16, 2005 Along with the Howard Stern Show, another radio endeavor involving alien life forms is going off the air this week; SETI@Home, a grid supercomputer project for detecting signs of extra terrestrial life from deep space, officially ended December 15. "We'll be shutting down the "SETI@home Classic" project on December 15," read an e-mail sent by SETI@Home administrators at the University of California at Berkeley, where the project started in 1999. "The workunit totals of users and teams will...
  • Analyst: Viruses Pushing Windows Users To Mac

    11/09/2005 4:18:59 PM PST · by Vermonter · 175 replies · 2,174+ views
    Security Pipeline via Yahoo ^ | 11/8/2005 | Thomas Claburn
    Windows users are getting sick of computer viruses and are increasingly switching to Macs, according to a research note issued on Monday by New York-based investment firm Needham & Co. The report downgrades Apple's stock from a buy to a hold based on the high price of the computer company's shares. But it cautions that "the frenetic pace of innovation at Apple could present new opportunities," which might merit a higher share valuation. Much of that innovation of late has involved the iPod, specifically the company's video-capable fifth generation iPod and its iPod Nano. On October 11, Apple reported the...

    09/13/2005 5:31:07 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 69 replies · 2,102+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9/13/2005 | Drudge
    8 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS FOUND OFF GULFPORT Tue Sep 13 2005 19:59:07 ET Eight bottlenose dolphins that were washed out of their Mississippi aquarium pool during Hurricane Katrina have been found alive, huddled together in the fetid waters off Gulfport, Miss, the BOSTON GLOBE will report on Wednesday. Now, deeply worried about the dolphins' chances of survival, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials and aquarium biologists are racing to rescue the weak and wounded animals - some of which have never before ventured into the wild. "These animals found us, they came back after Katrina ... they came home," said Moby...
  • Limbaugh could sell new Mac

    01/26/2005 5:22:19 PM PST · by Vermonter · 369 replies · 5,713+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/05 | David Hill
    Limbaugh could sell new Mac This week, Apple Computer is launching a campaign to sell a new product, the $499 Mac Mini, that portends to transform the world in a way the original Mac didn’t. But Republicans will be needed for the campaign to succeed. To put this in context, you need to read Revolution in the Valley, Andy Hertzfeld’s new book about the making of the original Mac in the 1980s. Hertzfeld points out that the initial target price for the first Mac was $500. But by the time it was launched in 1984, the price had ballooned to...
  • Robert Novak Breaks Hip

    10/01/2004 3:47:22 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 35 replies · 1,048+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 10/1/04 | Staff
    Just when it’s getting fun, Robert Novak, 73, the veteran columnist and one of the hosts of CNN’s Crossfire is going to be hobbling. Early Friday morning, the day after the first presidential debate in Coral Gables, Fla., Novak slipped in in his Miami hotel room shower and broke his hip, a source told B&C. Novak and his Crossfire counterpart Paul Begala were in Florida to fire at each other for Thursday's show and to help with CNN's coverage of the debate. The source said Novak will require a partial hip replacement, but had no estimate of how long that will keep...
  • Introducing a Whole New Way to Breathe (Apple - iAir)

    07/13/2004 7:32:30 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 7 replies · 698+ views ^ | 7/13/04 | Unkonwn
    <p>Humans have been breathing air the same way for over 100,000 years. Apple is changing all that with iAir - the most revolutionary product in the history of mankind. Never before have people had access to this quality of air at a fraction of the cost of other company's air solutions. iAir's compression technology and quality control system paves the way for levels of air consumption the likes of which have never before been inhaled.</p>
  • Hang Onto Your iPods: Here Comes Orrin Hatch

    07/03/2004 5:50:20 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 32 replies · 620+ views
    MacNewsWorld ^ | 7/3/04 | Larry Katz
    Hang Onto Your iPods: Here Comes Orrin Hatch By Larry Katz 07/03/04 8:08 AM PT The key word here is civil. Unauthorized file sharing is already illegal, but right now the attorney general can only pursue criminal copyright infringement cases, which are much more difficult to prove than civil cases. The proposed PIRATE act would make it far easier to win suits against file sharers. Those convicted could be required to pay thousands of dollars in penalties. The Feds aren't coming to take away your iPod yet. But it could happen, according to critics of a piece of pending legislation...
  • Apple's Jobs to help re-design John Kerry

    05/03/2004 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 55 replies · 305+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 5/03/04 | Adamson Rust
    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE John Kerry will receive the backing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, according to briefings given to US wires at the end of last week. Perhaps more importantly for Kerry, the second richest man in the world, The iKerry candidate emerges Warren Buffett, has thrown his weight behind the presidential campaign. According to today's Wall St Journal, Jobs is just one of the lineup intended to portray the Democratic candidate as business friendly. President Kerry will be able to store gigabytes of MP3s with Jobs' help, and will have a sleek, shiny new appearance. His running mate will be...