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  • Tree Grown From Ancient Seed Found in Jewish Fortress

    06/13/2008 10:01:24 AM PDT · by mware · 37 replies · 56+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, June 13, 2008 | By Clara Moskowitz
    Scientists have grown a tree from what may be the oldest seed ever germinated. The new sapling was sprouted from a 2,000-year-old date palm excavated in Masada, the site of a cliff-side fortress in Israel where ancient Jews are said to have killed themselves to avoid capture by Roman invaders. Dubbed the "Methuselah Tree" after the oldest person in the Bible, the new plant has been growing steadily, and after 26 months, the tree was nearly four feet (1.2 meters) tall.
  • Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of Central Australian palm trees

    04/06/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 03 April 2015 | ABC
    The scientific world is stunned by research which backs an Aboriginal legend about how palm trees got to Central Australia. Several years ago Tasmanian ecologist David Bowman did DNA tests on palm seeds from the outback and near Darwin. The results led him to conclude the seeds were carried to the Central Desert by humans up to 30,000 years ago. Professor Bowman read an Aboriginal legend recorded in 1894 by pioneering German anthropologist and missionary Carl Strehlow, which was only recently translated, describing the "gods from the north" bringing the seeds to Palm Valley. Professor Bowman said he was amazed....
  • Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced

    03/29/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies ^ | 3/26/2015 | Laura Clark
    et out the cigars—Methuselah, a Judean date palm tree that was grown from a 2,000 year old seed, has become a papa plant. Elaine Solowey, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, recently broke the good news to National Geographic: “He is over three meters [ten feet] tall, he's got a few offshoots, he has flowers, and his pollen is good," she says. "We pollinated a female with his pollen, a wild [modern] female, and yeah, he can make dates." Methuselah sprouted back in 2005, when agriculture expert Solowey germinated his antique seed. It had...
  • Twelve Major Brands That Will Disappear

    A number of well-known brands disappeared in the last year in large part due to economic forces. Many of them were in the retail industry, led by Circuit City. ATA and Aloha airlines are gone. Gateway Computers has effectively disappeared after being bought by Acer. It still has a website, but the brand is no longer marketed. As the recession deepens and stretches out quarter after quarter, more companies will close or will shut divisions. More brands will disappear because their parents firms fold or can no longer afford to support them. Other brands will be obliterated by mergers. 24/7...
  • The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear

    04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,877+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009
    As the recession deepens, economic forces continue to drive consolidation in the retail industry, debt comes due and increasingly discerning consumers buckle down on discretionary spending, an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street predicts that a number of well-known brands are likely to disappear before the end of 2010. To determine which brands are most likely at risk, 24/7 Wall Street examined 100 large brands it believes are in trouble and, for each, looked at public financial records, sales information, analyses from industry experts, the competitive landscape in each’s industry and the likelihood that a brand could be sold off in...
  • New Payment Method Scans Veins (in your hand), not Visa

    02/07/2014 1:50:55 PM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    CBN ^ | February 07, 2014 | CBN
    American consumers may soon be able to pay for merchandise by hand - literally. Two friends in New Jersey have come up with PulseWallet, a system that links your credit card information and other payment methods to your palm. The technology scans the patterns of the veins in your palms. You can then use that information to confirm your identity when you pay for something at a checkout or elsewhere by using a biometric payment terminal. "You are your wallet. Secured with a key that only you hold," the company's website said. The devices are set for mass production in...
  • Palm Bay homeowner shoots, kills 2 men, police say

    12/04/2013 3:55:37 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 9 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | Daniel Dahm
    A Palm Bay homeowner says he shot and killed two men in self-defense during an altercation inside his house, according to police. Dispatchers received a 911 call around 1 a.m. from someone at a home on Thuringer Street NW. The caller said shots had been fired, and officers found two men dead inside the home. According to Palm Bay police, two men who had a mutual friend with the homeowner were loitering
  • 15-year-old Canadian girl invents flashlight powered only by body heat...

    06/30/2013 2:01:44 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-29-13 | By Ashley Collman
    ...and earns spot in Google Science Fair finals This girl's science project really puts your baking soda volcano to shame A 15-year-old girl in Canada has invented a flashlight that only needs the warmth of the hand to turn on. Ann Makosinski, a high school junior in Victoria, British Columbia, was trying to think of a way of harvesting untapped energy when she was inspired to make the flashlight. She realized that the warmth generated by the human body was an overlooked energy source. Her project objective was to create a flashlight that ran solely off the heat of the...
  • HP to spin off webOS division as Gram stealth subsidiary

    08/15/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    tThe Register ^ | 15th August 2012 23:21 GMT | Neil McAllister
    Mystery software venture to focus on webOS, Enyo, cloud The Hewlett Packard global business division formerly known as Palm is in major upheaval yet again, as HP moves to spin off its webOS team into a new subsidiary, to be called Gram. The new venture was announced at an internal meeting late last week, webOS Nation reports, but exactly what Gram is being launched to accomplish remains something of a mystery. Newly christened Gram employees are being told to treat the venture as they would a startup. They can discuss what they're doing with close friends and family, but outsiders...
  • HP to Discontinue webOS Hardware, Discussing the Future of webOS

    08/18/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 8/18/2011 4:11:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi
    HP just announced its plans to discontinue operations on webOS devices, specifically the recently announced TouchPad and webOS phones. The future of webOS is uncertain as HP simply added that it would "continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward". This likely means that HP is looking to either license out the software or dump it in an outright sale.  At this point I don't know that HP needs to be at the helm of the webOS project. Licensing it out could generate short term revenue from companies looking to hedge their bets against Google/Motorola,...
  • What HP really bought from Palm -- A mobile future, untethered from Microsoft

    02/15/2011 10:39:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 9, 2011 3:41 PM | Michael V. Copeland, Senior Writer
    The Touchpad, not reliant on Android, Windows or (of course) iOS, is a sign that HP demands to be taken seriously as a software company.Yes, HP (HPQ) has now jumped into the tablet fray with its TouchPad.  It's a whiz-bang cool gadget, and some folks will want to rush out and buy it.  Are we talking iPad numbers? Not likely, but whether HP sells as many of its flavor of tablets  in this first outing isn't perhaps as important as HP finally wrenching its destiny away from Microsoft (MSFT) and placing it in its own hands. Let's be very clear,...
  • H-P's Tablet May Be a Placebo ( Feb 9 arrival ?)

    02/05/2011 10:50:42 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Barron's ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    A tablet probably can't succeed without a complementary smartphone base.With Hewlett-Packard set to unveil its first webOS-based tablet on Feb 9, we think the company's gambling it can leverage its $1.2 billion Palm acquisition to turn mobile thin-clients into an opportunity rather than threat.
  • Exclusive: HP / Palm's webOS tablets -- pictures, plans, and more

    01/19/2011 9:18:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 18th 2011 1:36PM | Nilay Patel
    Oh, hello. A trusted tipster just sent in these internal renders of HP / Palm's "Topaz" webOS tablet, which is one of two tablets currently being developed in Sunnyvale. That's right, two tablets: the 9-inch Topaz and a 7-inch model codnamed Opal -- a lineup that fits nicely into Palm's "Something big, Something small, Something beyond" tagline for its upcoming February 9th event. Looking at the render, we're seeing the no-button design we'd previously heard about (we're assuming the gesture area rotates with the display), a front-facing camera, a micro USB port on the bottom, and what appears to be...
  • Need Freeper techie help - What can replace my aging PDA?

    09/24/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 26 replies
    24 Sept 2010 | Notary Sojac
    For four years now, I have been carrying around a Palm TX which holds all my appointments, contacts, and to-dos, which are sync'd to my PC (Outlook 2003/Windows XP) by a USB cable. It's worked fine until recently, now showing signs of battery/display problems. It may be fixable, but there is still a concern about it being an orphan device which may not work with the next generation of PC software. So I am asking the techies at FR what I should replace it with. I have only two core requirements: (1) First, must be a standalone device with no...
  • Thousands seeking mortgage help line up at Palm Beach County Convention Center this morning

    WEST PALM BEACH — Thousands of people are lined up this morning outside the Palm Beach County Convention Center - some arriving by the busload, hoping the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America will help them save their homes. They are here from throughout the country, including Detroit and California. "I'm here because I have to be," said P. Reed, who drove all night from South Carolina. "They put me in foreclosure last week."
  • Does anyone have a Palm Pre Plus?

    08/12/2010 9:47:17 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 34 replies · 2+ views
    I'm thinking of getting a Palm Pre Plus from ATT or Verizon as a successor to my Palm Centro. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?
  • Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees

    06/06/2010 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 457+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 06, 2010 | Paul Thompson
    Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees A four-year-old boy had a lucky escape after falling from a 17th floor hotel balcony only to bounce off palm trees and land with minor injuries. By Paul Thompson 06 Jun 2010 Rescuers found Joey Williams still alive after he bounced off a cluster of palm trees and landed on a dirt surface near the hotel's swimming pool. Apart from surviving the 80ft fall he somehow managed to land between two pipes jutting up from the ground. Less than four hours after the fall at his hotel in Miami, Florida,...
  • Apple's Aggressive Online Music Tactics Bring U.S. Government Antitrust Inquiry

    05/26/2010 6:55:39 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 11 replies · 358+ views
    Over the last two decades, antitrust regulators in the U.S. and Europe have imposed fines and restrictions on Microsoft and Intel to try to prevent them from abusing their dominant position in several markets. However, they have cast a largely blind eye on Apple's iTunes -- until now. Antitrust investigators with the U.S. Department of Justice are conducting an extensive inquiry into Apple's online music business, interviewing Apple employees, internet music company employees, and music label employees according to the New York Times. At the core of the investigation is the allegation that Apple applied pressure to force music labels...
  • What does HP want with Palm?---Web-based OS, or a nice stack of patents?

    05/03/2010 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 272+ views
    The Register ^ | 30th April 2010 14:08 GMT | Bill Ray
    Palm, which defined mobile computing, has been bought by HP, which pissed away its stake in the same industry. So can HP do any better this time around? Palm didn't invent mobile computing; it arguably took the industry several steps backwards in creating a device entirely reliant on its desktop companion. But in doing so the company discovered what people wanted in a mobile computing device and pioneered many of the techniques that have made the iPhone so successful. Thus HP needed to buy Palm not for the innovation itself but for the patents that followed it. Palm's great insight...
  • Palm Beach Protects LGBT Rights in School Board

    05/03/2010 9:37:45 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 705+ views ^ | 03 May 2010 | A. Sebastian Fortino
    On April 28, Palm Beach County’s school board voted unanimously to amend their Equal Opportunity Policy and its Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression.” Both policies are expected to be formally ratified at a public hearing within a few weeks. Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to end discrimination towards the LGBT community in the county, founded by Rand Hoch, a Civil Rights Attorney. Since 1991 PBCHRC has asked the county’s school board to prohibit discrimination against their gay employees. Hoch says in 1991 there...
  • HP to Acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion

    04/28/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 32 replies · 695+ views
    Buisness Wire ^ | 04/28/10 | na
    "HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction has been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors."
  • Samsung, Nokia “Patently” Eyeing Palm?

    03/24/2010 4:22:32 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 6 replies · 309+ views
    IBD's Click ^ | 3/24/2010 | Brian Deagon
    Samsung and Nokia (NOK) are likely suitors for struggling smart phone maker Palm (PALM), according to PatentVest, a research firm that keeps close tabs on patents and intellectual property. Speculation that Palm may be acquired flourished after the company disappointed investors with its Mach 18 earnings report. Since then, the value of Palm stock has fallen 70% to about $4, giving it a market cap of about $672 million. An early pioneer and onetime leader in smart phones, Palm based its revival on the launch of its innovative WebOS operating system, and the Palm Pre launched in June to much...
  • Vanity: Anybody with Experience of Cinguler/AT&T with a Palm Treo Smart phone?

    03/07/2010 3:48:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies · 126+ views
    I was thinking of buying a used or refurbished Palm Treo on eBay. I use AT&T wireless so I can just stick my SIM chip from my current phone. I asked around and heard mostly negative things including one woman who likes Palm but one phone melted her SIM chip. Just curious if Freepers have had good or bad experiences.
  • Has Palm finally given up on the great cat/mouse/iTunes chase of ‘09?

    11/19/2009 2:15:46 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Erictric Blog ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | Erictric Blog Staff
    Has Palm finally given up on the great cat/mouse/iTunes chase of ‘09? November 17th, 2009 Posted in Technology The number of times Apple and Palm went back and forth trading clever coding tactics was beginning to wear thin. At first I found myself saying “yay for the little guy”. But after Apple made it very clear from the get go that they weren’t feeling the cross platform love, Palm decided to kick it up a notch. And so began the cat and mouse game that went on for weeks. The latest Palm OS update, 1.3.1, that was released recently failed...
  • Apple breaks up Palm Pre-iTunes lovefest

    07/15/2009 4:48:23 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 64 replies · 740+ views
    CNET ^ | 15 July 2009 | Bonnie Cha
    Oh dear. We can't say this was a complete surprise, but it looks like Apple made good on its earlier warning and put an end to the Palm Pre-iTunes synchronization with the release of iTunes 8.2.1. In the release notes, Apple states that "iTunes 8.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices." Not wanting to believe the news, we bit the bullet and downloaded the latest version of Apple's music software to our PC and sure enough, the romance is dead. Just as before, we connected the smartphone to our laptop...
  • Blackberry Woes [Vanity]

    06/26/2009 7:22:47 AM PDT · by bcsco · 18 replies · 639+ views
    Blackberry Forum ^ | 6/26/2009 | bcsco
    I was recently given a Blackberry Pearl by a friend who updated to a new Storm. I already have a Palm Centro I upgraded to a couple months ago, but he knew my propensity to mess with "stuff" and I gladly accepted. Perhaps my experience over the past couple days can be helpful to other FReepers. I've used Palm devices for some years. I've always synced the devices with Microsoft Outlook (2000). No problem. Before ever considering activating the Pearl (no, I don't really need another phone line) I wanted to see how well it interacts with Outlook, and its...
  • NASA Photos of the Day: Stunning Views of the Palm Islands and the World Islands in Dubai, UAE

    04/28/2009 6:35:12 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 33 replies · 4,765+ views ^ | April 2009 |
    1. Palm Jebel Ali, 1 February 2009 2. Palm Jumeirah, 1 February 2009 3. The World, 3 April 2008 4. Palm Jebel Ali (left) and Palm Jumeirah (center) and The World (right), 20 March 2009 Photos Excerpted From Photographer  An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (Expedition 16 and Expedition 18)
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million - hope to copy success of think tanks run by conservatives

    08/07/2005 12:37:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 157 replies · 3,298+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • UPDATE 2-Palm warns on Q3 sales, shares fall 11 pct

    03/03/2009 7:03:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 390+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | Tiffany Wu & Ritsuko Ando, ed by Gary Hill & Bernard Orr
    Palm Inc (PALM.O) warned of weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue due to lower demand for its older phones, a weak economy and late U.S. shipments of its Treo Pro, sending shares down 11 percent in extended trade. The company forecast continued margin pressure from legacy products in the current quarter even as it prepares to launch the new Pre phone, throwing cold water over investor optimism that the touch-screen smartphone could quickly revive Palm. Palm also said it was looking at ways to bolster its capital position, while it aims to strike back at rivals like Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone and Research...
  • Palm touts stability of Linux-based Treos

    04/12/2007 6:26:35 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 8 replies · 232+ views
    zdnet ^ | Published: 11 Apr 2007 13:35 BST | David Meyer ZDNet UK
    Palm is developing a Linux-based operating system for its handheld devices, the company's chief executive, Ed Colligan, revealed on Tuesday. Colligan said the new operating system — which has been in development for a "number of years" and is now due to appear on Palm Treo handsets by the end of this year — would improve the stability of its smartphones while enabling greater functionality. Your view What do you think of RHEL 5? Have you put Red Hat's virtualisation-primed Linux through its paces? Or are you holding off — and if so, why? Tell us what you think. Join...
  • SE Asia eyes palm oil

    12/20/2006 6:48:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies · 421+ views ^ | 12/19/2006 | Staff
    BANGKOK, Thailand (UPI) -- Southeast Asian nations are working to capitalize on the global biofuel bonanza that has already gripped Latin American countries like Brazil and sparked the interest of U.S. agricultural and energy companies to create a viable corn-based ethanol industry. Indonesia and Malaysia, in particular, are increasing their production of palm oil -- traditionally used in food, hair and other products -- it can also fuel vehicles and generators -- in hopes that world demand for renewable fuel sources will continue to grow despite recent dips in oil prices. Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand are also reportedly keen...
  • Treo 650 questions

    07/04/2006 7:10:27 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 4 replies · 232+ views
    We are thinking of getting a Treo 650, to use with T-Mobile. Some questions: - I have seen references, on its product diagram, to SIM cards. The diagram is labeled "GSM only." Therefore, when buying a 650, must we specify that -- we want "GSM version" (?vs. CDMA version?) -- we want the Treo to be unlocked - Does the Treo 650 allow for the viewing and editing of Microsoft Office files, or either but not both, or merely for the ability to download and store? Is it a function of the Treo 650 itself, or Palm OS? Thanks.
  • Can I use a Palm Treo 700w with T-Mobile service?

    07/02/2006 8:53:49 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 1 replies · 299+ views
    My wife likes the Palm Treo 700w. However, we have T-Mobile service and would like to keep it if we can. Can the 700w be used with T-Mobile? I didn't see, in the 700w user manual, any references to SIM cards, and I thought that a device needed a SIM card to be able to be used with T-Mobile. What facts are important in this regard? Thanks.
  • Egyptologists' palm nearly extinct.

    06/06/2006 8:53:33 AM PDT · by S0122017 · 17 replies · 2,356+ views
    Histories: Fruits of the tomb 03 June 2006 news service Stephanie Pain When Giuseppe Passalacqua went to Egypt in the 1820s his plan was to do a bit of horse-trading. He soon discovered a more lucrative line of work - excavating ancient tombs and selling off their contents. While Passalacqua found many priceless treasures, unlike most tomb-robbers he also made off with the more mundane. If something could be carried off, it was - right down to the dried-up offerings left to feed the ancients in the afterlife. Among these were some strange shrivelled fruits that have posed a...
  • New Palm OS Treo ready for takeoff

    05/11/2006 1:52:36 PM PDT · by LNewman · 6 replies · 409+ views
    CNET ^ | May 10, 2006 | Tom Krazit
    The Palm OS is about to get into the fast lane. A little more than four months after Palm released the Windows Mobile-based Treo 700w on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) network, it is set to announce a Palm OS version that can connect to EV-DO networks, CNET has learned. The company on Monday will unveil the new model, which is expected to be called the 700p, according to sources familiar with its plans. A Palm representative declined to comment for this story. Palm enthusiast sites have been buzzing about the 700p ever since Palm broke with tradition...
  • (Vanity) Updating files for Palm Treo 700w

    02/08/2006 5:48:58 PM PST · by fzx12345 · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Feb. 8, 2006 | self
    Recently, a company that I regularly work with upgraded their smartphones from the Palm VII and 600 series to the 700w. While this is useful for portability of work files in the field, many of their employees are having difficulty in updating their contact lists to the new devices. As the older phones (which run on Palm OS) used Palm HotSync, and the 700w (which runs on Windows Mobile) uses the seemingly completely incompatible MS ActiveSync, a quick transfer of this info via PC is not usable. Eventually, I showed some people how to beam contacts and memos individually between...
  • Oregon Schoolkids Given Palm Handhelds

    10/29/2005 11:30:59 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 36 replies · 620+ views
    PCMag via ^ | October 28, 2005 | By Bary Alyssa Johnson
    At least eight high-tech school districts throughout Oregon have begun using Palm, Inc. technology in their classroom curriculum as part of a broad handheld integration program, the mobile computing company announced Thursday. The integration concept jumped off in 2001 when Palm unveiled its Palm Education Pioneer (PEP) program grant. With funding from the grant, more than 100 schools nationwide implemented Palm handhelds, while a number of research hubs studied the effectiveness of the device in a classroom setting, according to a recent press release.
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Second Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)

    03/19/2005 2:21:09 PM PST · by AAABEST · 21 replies · 666+ views ^ | March 19, 2005 | The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Second Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)    Colors:  Purple   INTROIT  Psalm 21: 20, 22O Lord, keep not Thy help far from me; look to my defense; deliver me from the lion's mouth, and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns. -- (Ps. 21. 2) O God, my God, look upon me; why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation are the words of my sins. -- O Lord, keep not Thy help far from me . . .   COLLECT - O almighty and everlasting God, who didst...
  • Need advice on a handheld PC

    02/06/2005 10:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 33 replies · 1,158+ views
    None ^ | 06 Feb 2005 | self
    Folks, I'm tired of lugging my laptop around and having to go to the doc for pain in my shoulder and back. I'm thinking about a handheld PC to do most of my "road work". I need recommendations and advice as this is a new area for me. Educational URLs are most appreciated. Requirements: (I MUST have these, without them the solution would not be viable) Sync with Lotus Notes WiFi and 56k modem capable Able to handle large complex spreadsheets Able to handle large PowerPoint files Able to browse the web VGA output for presentations (plug into projector @...
  • Shooting At Exotic Night Club In West Palm Beach

    01/22/2005 1:53:37 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | 1 21 05 | associated press
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) --Shots were fired early this morning at an exotic night club in West Palm Beach. A woman went to the Flashdance Exotic Night Club after it closed today to talk to the owner about getting a job. She asked the owner if her two friends could go in with her. The owner let them in, and then the two male friends beat up the owner. The woman applying for the job beat and tied up the cleaning lady. The owner managed to pull out a gun while the men were kicking him. He fired shots...
  • Info Warfare in the Palm of the Hand

    12/29/2004 9:18:42 PM PST · by crushelits · 7 replies · 519+ views ^ | Dec. 29, 2004 | Patrick Chisholm
    Does USSOCOM allow PDAs? SOTECH brings you the answer and what industry is doing to make handheld devices useable in harsh environments where speed of information can win the day. As SOF demonstrated time and again in Iraq and Afghanistan, small forward-deployed teams can control territory that once would have required a whole company or battalion. Laser-range finders, cameras, sensors and instantaneous communications enable the individual SOF operator to call in precision-guided ordnance delivered from elsewhere. The technology that allows these and other capabilities is getting smaller, lighter and better. And now, much of this technology is getting consolidated...
  • Thieves Targeting Gardens With Rare Plant

    12/12/2004 5:58:33 PM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 795+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2004 | BEN FOX
    COSTA MESA, Calif. - The thieves struck at night and knew just what they were after. In minutes, they ripped two plants from the lavish landscaping at a home in this Los Angeles suburb, then fled when the homeowner woke up and turned on a porch light. Total haul: $3,500. The thieves were after cycads, palmlike plants so prized that a rare specimen can fetch $20,000 or more on the international black market. Some species have been around since the time of the dinosaurs but are now close to extinction. The plants have been targeted in a wave of thefts...
  • Coddling a Terrorist Costs Votes

    10/19/2004 10:09:53 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 524+ views ^ | October 19, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    What is the issue the Palm Beach Post calls "almost the only topic" and the one that is "playing a pivotal" role in Florida's battle for the American Senate? It's not health care, taxes, education, the economy, or even Iraq. Rather, the two principal candidates are engaged in a ferocious argument over Sami Al-Arian, an accused Islamist terrorist. Their battle teaches lessons for the future.Mr. Al-Arian, a Palestinian immigrant, was a professor of engineering at the University of South Florida when in 1994, investigative journalist Steven Emerson aired a documentary establishing that, as president of the Islamic Committee for Palestine,...
  • Mud-bogging host slapped with huge fine

    06/15/2004 11:16:04 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 51 replies · 857+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6-15-04 | Eve Modzelewski
    Mud-bogging host slapped with huge fine By Eve Modzelewski, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 15, 2004 STUART -- A western Martin County farmer was fined more than $2.8 million Monday for code violations related to the widely attended, weekend-long mudding festivals he has hosted on his 900-acre ranch. The county's code enforcement board unanimously agreed to certify the fines against Edward Underhill after he ignored its orders to stop hosting the "mud-bogging" events, which have drawn thousands of people who pay to drive their four-wheel-drive trucks and all-terrain vehicles on a flooded portion of Underhill's property. Board members...
  • Memories of 2000 energize Dem organizers (St. Louis RATS armed with Palm Pilots)

    04/28/2004 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 212+ views ^ | 4/27/04 | Ron Fournier
    Memories of 2000 energize Dem organizers By Ron Fournier, AP Political Writer April 27, 2004 ST. LOUIS -- Armed with Palm Pilots and a $95 million budget, Democratic organizers hope to exploit voters' anger toward President Bush and the disputed outcome of the 2000 election to produce a record-breaking Nov. 2 turnout. They're doing it the old-fashioned way -- knocking on doors and registering voters -- with information-age technology, such as the hand-held computers carried street-to-street by canvassers. "There's going to be people crawling out of the woodwork to vote against Bush after what happened in 2000 and what he's...
  • Ebooks question from Palm user

    12/28/2003 9:41:43 AM PST · by Joe Republc · 6 replies · 212+ views
    I'm thinking of starting ebooks on my Palm V. I know I can choose between Palm Reader, Adobe Reader, and MobiReader. I have about 1 Meg total free on my Palm. So my biggest question is this: Can I buy an ebook, and put only a portion of the book on my Palm? I ask because I'm sure that I'll run into the limits of my Palm if I try to load something like the NIV Bible. (Only $15!!) Ideally, I would be able to download everything to my PC and load only those chapters I want to read. Also,...
  • Transcript of The Hearing on Rush's Medical Records

    12/24/2003 10:21:18 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 32 replies · 906+ views ^ | 12-23-03 | PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: CA 03 13316
    Hearing on Rush's Medical Records IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: CA 03 13316 RUSH LIMBAUGH, Plaintiff VS. STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE, Defendant.Palm Beach County Courthouse 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida Monday, 2:01 p.m. December 22, 2003 Hearing before the HONORABLE JEFFREY A. WINIKOFF, Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. APPEARANCES: BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF, P.A., BY: ROY BLACK, ESQ. and MARK SHAPIRO, ESQ. and JACKIE PERCZEK, ESQ. 201 S. Biscayne Boulevard Suite 1300 Miami, Florida 33131 Attorneys for Plaintiff. OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY,...
  • Emergency room records show teen prankster shot in back

    11/03/2003 3:51:42 AM PST · by AAABEST · 63 replies · 655+ views
    AP ^ | 11-03-03
    BOCA RATON -- A 16-year-old boy killed during a seemingly innocent late-night prank was shot in the back, according to emergency room records. The medical reports were released Saturday by the attorney for the teen's parents, who said they show he posed no threat to the neighbor who shot him. Mark Andrew Drewes and a friend had been knocking on neighbors' doors and then running away Oct. 25. He was shot by neighbor Jay Steven Levin, 40, who told police he mistook the 6-foot-2 teen for a burglar. "It shows he was running away," said the Drewes' attorney, Robert Montgomery....
  • Future of Digital Books Lies with Babies, Boomers

    09/15/2003 8:05:27 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 25 replies · 318+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Sep 14,10:45 AM ET | Franklin Paul
    Future of Digital Books Lies with Babies, Boomers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don't slam the cover on digital books just yet. Readers hungry for a good page-turner will still turn to bookstores and libraries, but cheaper computers and changing consumer habits suggest that electronic books, or e-books, still have a future. To be sure, that future is years away, particularly after Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS - news), the world's largest bookseller, last week shook the nascent market by shutting its eBooks (news - web sites) store. Daniel Blackman of said downloadable books have not lived up to their...
  • Palm to acquire rival handheld maker Handspring

    06/04/2003 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 3 replies · 180+ views
    AFP ^ | 6/4/03 | AFP Staff
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Handheld computer pioneer Palm Inc. said it was acquiring rival Handspring in a stock deal worth 168.9 million dollars, and at the same time said it would spin off its PalmSource software unit. Palm, one of the first companies to make handheld devices, sometimes called personal digital assistants (PDAs), had licensed its software to Handspring, which became a strong rival in the market. "These two bold moves will serve as a powerful catalyst to transform the landscape of the handheld industry," said Eric Benhamou, chairman and chief executive of Palm Inc., based in Milpitas, California. Benhamou...