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    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Big Brain Means Small Testes, Finds Bat Study

    12/07/2005 10:17:23 AM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 1,935+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-7-2005 | Gaia Vince
    Big brain means small testes, finds bat study 12:16 07 December 2005 news service Gaia Vince Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences The brainier male bats are, the smaller their testicles, according to a new study. Researchers suggest the correlation exists because both organs require a lot of energy to grow and maintain, leading individual species to find the optimum balance. The analysis of 334 species of bat found that in species where the females were promiscuous, the males had evolved larger testes but had relatively small brains. In species, where the females were monogamous, the situation...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Marines find it's a small Marine Corps, build lasting friendship

    11/08/2005 4:31:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 445+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    HADITHA DAM, Iraq (Nov. 8, 2005) -- The phrase, ‘It’s a small world,’ is used when people unexpectedly reunite. For two Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, it’s not just a small world, it’s a small Marine Corps. Even though there are hundreds of units in the Marines, Orland, Calif., native, Cpl. Joshua E. Thompson, and Claremore, Okla., native, Cpl. Timothy R. Roundtree, served together nearly every step of their Marine Corps careers. Now in Iraq for the second time together, they spend everyday together fixing vehicles for the battalion’s motor transport section. The two are known to complete...
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • I am not a poster. I am a crispy critter.

    10/27/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by The Zontron 7000 · 10,064 replies · 36,036+ views
    I am an internet java script sent to infiltrate your site and transform you from political neanderthals into a modern 21st Century progressive mode. This is your first warning. Do not try and resist. It is useless. Accept your fate. You will be assimilated.
  • Edwards, DARPA explore new C-17 capability

    10/12/2005 5:14:12 PM PDT · by Boundless · 26 replies · 1,280+ views
    USAF: 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs ^ | October 7, 2005 | Christopher Ball
    The rear of the aircraft yawned open, and at the prompt of "five, four, three, two, one, green light," the loadmasters released the restraints and a 65-foot rocket slid out the back of the aircraft beginning its descent to the desert floor. The rocket drop was a test mission -- the first of a series dubbed the Falcon Small Launch Vehicle program. The program is a joint venture between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force. It is designed to develop a new method of putting a 1,000-pound payload into low-Earth orbit. This first test was the...
  • Small Brain Did Not Stop Hobbit Having Big Ideas

    09/16/2005 7:05:03 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,114+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-8-2005 | Nic Fleming/Roger highfield
    Small brain did not stop Hobbit having big ideas By Nic Fleming and Roger Highfield in Dublin (Filed: 08/09/2005) A fossil of a diminutive human nicknamed "the Hobbit" does indeed represent a previously unrecognised species of early Man, according to a new technique that suggests it was a cultured little fellow. Sceptics had argued that the Hobbit, discovered in Indonesia and first announced last year, could have been an individual who suffered from microcephalya, a disorder that limits brain growth. The fossils' discoverers had suggested that the Hobbit was either a pygmy form of a known species or a previously...
  • Delaware LP leader killed in small plane crash

    08/21/2005 4:03:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 745+ views
    Jim Conk, a stalwart member of the Libertarian Party of Delaware, was killed in a small plane crash in Pennsylvania on Aug. 13, along with two family members. A fourth passenger was seriously injured in the crash. Conk had been a member of the Delaware LP for more than 25 years and had served for most of that time in various positions on the state executive committee, said Bill Morris, a representative of the state party. At the time of his death, Conk was serving both as treasurer of the state LP and as the Kent County LP representative. Also...
  • NANO-PRESIDENT, MEGA-DISASTER: history will not be kind to bill + hillary clinton

    08/01/2005 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Mia T · 19 replies · 2,478+ views
    hillary clinton, bill clinton, C-SPAN, | 8.01.05 | Charles Krauthammer (annotated), Mia T
    NANO-PRESIDENT, MEGA-DISASTER: history will not be kind to bill + hillary clintonTo paraphrase Einstein: The unleashed power of terrorism had changed everything but their thinking, and they thus drifted toward unparalleled catastrophes by Mia T, 8.01.05   History Will Not be Kind to Clinton (annotated) By Charles Krauthammer | June 29, 2004 Since 1960 we have had only two politically successful presidents -- reaffirmed and re-elected, dominating their decades: Reagan and Clinton. (Except for Kennedy, whose presidency was cut short, the others -- Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Bush [41] -- were repudiated.) Clinton's autobiography, appearing as it does...
  • NANO-PRESIDENT: the danger of the unrelenting smallness of bill + hillary clinton

    07/30/2005 10:33:39 PM PDT · by Mia T · 41 replies · 5,031+ views
    hillary clinton, bill clinton, C-SPAN, Richard Miniter | 7.31.05 | Mia T
    NANO-PRESIDENTthe danger of the unrelenting smallness of bill + hillary clintonby Mia T, 7.31.05 (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)MAD hillary talks series #3WHY MISSUS CLINTON IS DANGEROUS FOR THE CHILDREN FOR AMERICA FOR THE WORLD Ian Hunter recently observed that our leaders are shrinking. "From a Churchill (or, for that matter, a Margaret Thatcher) to a [pre-9/11] Tony Blair; from Eisenhower to Clinton; from Diefenbaker to Joe Clark; from Trudeau to Chretien -- we seem destined to be governed by pygmies." Mindless rhinestone-studded-and-tented kleptocracy Mia T, November 1999 he size of our leaders is inexorably shrinking. ...
  • Sean Hannity Arrested? ACLU Out of Control! - (stalking Hannity because he supports MinuteMen!)

    06/07/2005 9:38:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 55 replies · 3,354+ views
    For years the American Civil Liberties Union has pushed its agenda in terms of what the Constitution “really says,” and what freedom “really means” through judicial extortion. In 1978, the Supreme Court exempted the ACLU from the “ambulance chasing” prohibitions that apply to nearly every other lawyer in the country. Over the years this has enabled the ACLU’s legions of pro bono attorneys to target various organizations they feel are vulnerable to their lawsuits, to dredge the ranks of the “offended” until they can find someone who will agree to let the ACLU stick their name at the top of...
  • The Art of Living in Small Spaces

    04/06/2005 8:18:20 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 2,072+ views
    Backwoods Home ^ | 4-5-05 | Claire Wolfe
    Long ago, I read that to live in the country you must have the soul of a poet, the dedication of a saint, and a good station wagon. Today I suppose you’d have to update the station wagon to an SUV, but the fact remains: To live successfully anywhere outside the mainstream of life you must have an unconventional spirit coupled with down-to-earth practicality—a combo that can be hard to find and harder still to balance. I live in the country, but my latest life choices have also involved living in miniature spaces—which presents an additional set of challenges,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • CA: Schwarzenegger diminished, but Democrats risk looking small

    03/20/2005 3:30:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/20/05 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There's little doubt that after 16 months in office, California's action hero-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has begun to shrink to human size. But so far, that's done little to elevate Democrats, who still seem a bit puny by comparison. By proposing a controversial set of reform proposals - merit pay for teachers, overhauling the state's public pension system, creating a mechanism to automatically cut state spending and redrawing legislative districts - Schwarzenegger's aura of invincibility has taken a substantial hit. Everywhere he goes, he's trailed by a growing number of protesters - teachers, police and fire fighters...
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,184 replies · 219,508+ views
  • $625,000 verdict against small newspaper stuns media-watchers

    01/04/2005 1:18:21 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 43 replies · 2,890+ views ^ | 1 4 05 | The Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — Lots of newspapers lose lawsuits. But the $625,000 jury verdict against a small suburban newspaper has gotten the attention of media-watchers. The Chanhassen Villager was hauled into court over an editorial about an elected official — the sort of thing where newspapers usually have wide latitude. “This would probably bankrupt two-thirds of the newspapers in the state of Minnesota,” said Mark Anfinson, attorney for the chain of small papers sto which the Villager belongs and for many other smaller papers. Attorneys for the Villager aren’t claiming that the Villager itself is in jeopardy. Media attorney Paul Hannah, who...
  • GOP admits small government no longer its driving force

    01/02/2005 12:44:40 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 2,191+ views ^ | 12 31 04 |
    Republicans have given up the pretense that their party is the party of small government. “One of the most misunderstood parts of Hoosier culture is that Hoosiers are reluctant of change of any kind,” State Rep. Luke Messer told Brian Howey, publisher of Indianapolis Eye News, in an article that identifies an undercurrent in Indiana to have a constitutional convention. “If we have a strong leader, Hoosiers are willing to step up and make big changes. Bob Knight and Larry Bird were pretty big figures in Hoosier culture and they have been willing to make big changes. What we want...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Hidden Agony of Woodrow Wilson

    11/19/2004 5:50:02 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 1,129+ views
    Wilson Quarterly ^ | November 2004 | Kenneth S. Lynn
    In a letter of 1911 to his special lady friend, Mary Peck, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) confessed that in his childhood he had “lived a dream life (almost too exclusively, perhaps).” Both his father and his mother had helped to enrich that life by regularly reading aloud to him from the works of Charles Dickens and Walter Scott, the collected essays of Charles Lamb, and James Fenimore Cooper’s Leather­stocking Tales. The boy adored those books, yet he was unable to identify all the letters of the alphabet until he was nine years old, and he was 12 before he learned to...
  • CA: Upside-down flag stirs anger in small California town

    11/06/2004 12:26:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 2,712+ views
    SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - A downtown property owner protesting President Bush's re-election raised a furor in this small Northern California town when he placed an upside down American flag on his two-story building. Ford Greene has stirred anger previously with controversial signs, including one before Tuesday's election that read "Take the thug out," an apparent reference to defeating Bush. After the election, he replaced it with an upside down American flag, prompting more than a dozen angry telephone calls to San Anselmo Town Hall and the police department. "It's a First Amendment right, but he feels the U.S. is...
  • What makes the most sense

    10/09/2004 7:12:17 AM PDT · by LibHater315 · 232+ views ^ | 10/09/04 | LibHater315
    As a realtor, I've been able to see firsthand the effect of the tax cuts initiated by President Bush. In the last year, we've seen record numbers of first time homebuyers. In talking to these homebuyers, the most prevalent reason for their buying is having the money for the downpayment. Most rely on savings or gifts from family in order to have a downpayment but not anymore. I was astonished by those that were able to use their tax checks to move into their first home. Another thing the tax cuts accomplished was getting small businesses energized to enhance the...
  • One Small Voice: Dan Rather's two-faced journalism (CBS holds affiliates board meeting - October 5)

    09/24/2004 3:53:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1,146+ views
    Emory Wheel ^ | 9/24/04 | Jimmy Yeh
    One Small Voice: Dan Rather's two-faced journalism Jimmy Yeh September 24, 2004 Amongst the storied figures that have shaped the media today, Dan Rather stands out as a pioneer in television news reporting. He has always fielded the tough questions that other reporters were scared to ask. When charges of sexual harassment cropped up as then-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was running for governor of California, Rather asked pointed questions like, “If your wife came to you and said that some man had groped and grabbed her, and she used words like ‘disgusted,’ ‘afraid,’ ‘humiliated’ to describe how she felt, as a...
  • Nothing Modest About Small Charity's Impact

    09/01/2004 1:14:32 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 196+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-04 | Radley Balko
    When Keith Taylor was barely making ends meet as a financially struggling college student, he could always count on the generosity of his friends and family to help him get through the tough times. The memory of those lean days — and the small loans that helped him get by — stayed with him for more than a decade, eventually inspiring him in March 2002 to found Modest Needs, an innovative philanthropic organization that uses small donations to help people facing short-term financial problems. Now a professor of medieval British literature at Middle Tennessee State University (search), Taylor said it...
  • Security Lax At Smallest U.S. Airports Terrorists Could Exploit Gaps, Managers Fear

    03/09/2004 6:41:58 AM PST · by buffyt · 4 replies · 207+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3-9-2004 | Sara Kehaulani Goo
    If you're flying Scenic Airlines from tiny North Las Vegas Airport to Merced, Calif., you won't be delayed by security procedures. The airport has no metal detectors, no screeners and no X-ray machines for luggage. Scenic flies 19-seat planes to other small western cities and plans to begin service soon to Palmdale, Calif., putting its turboprops within 60 miles of Los Angeles. Swift boarding at the North Las Vegas airport -- in contrast to the slow going at nearby McCarran International Airport -- is a selling point that Scenic highlights in its marketing pitches to travel agents, airports and passengers....
  • Declaring Small Biz Bankruptcy - Your Thoughts

    02/07/2004 9:53:09 AM PST · by Joe Republc · 28 replies · 283+ views
    At one time, I had a successful IT consulting business as the sole proprietor and employee. Like many other IT folks, business dropped off a cliff. While trying to find either consulting or full-time work, I drew enough salary to keep my house and feed my family. Over that period of 1.5 years, I accumulated a lot of business debt, about $40,000, most of which is at a 6% rate as a line-of-credit, the rest in a business credit card. On top of that, I also racked up quite a bit of personal debt. I've had a full-time job for...
  • Heh..Caption This Dean Photo....

    01/30/2004 4:42:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 12 replies · 248+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 1/30/04 | AP
    Hope this hasn't been posted before...I just can't think of a thing..;-)
  • Small US Hospital Makes Big Impact On Iran

    01/01/2004 6:00:46 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 83+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-2-2004 | James Astill
    Small US hospital makes big impact on Iran James Astill in Bam Friday January 2, 2004 The Guardian (UK) There was nothing grand about the opening of an American field hospital in devastated Bam yesterday, except the symbolism. The hospital was small, arrived late and according to many observers was surplus to requirements. But if little pebbles make big ripples, US-Iranian relations are headed for a thaw. Often blinking back tears, the 81-strong American team got to work with vigorous goodwill, openly appalled by the agonies inflicted by an earthquake inside a regime that George Bush has branded "evil". And...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 9-15, 2003 (WhereIsIt? again)

    03/12/2003 7:22:58 AM PST · by cogitator · 29 replies · 377+ views
    After having fun with Taughannock Falls in New York a couple of weeks ago, here's a similar (and actually more famous) waterfall. Shouldn't be too hard to figure this one out. There are much better pictures of this waterfall on the Web, but they were labeled and gave away the location.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-03-03

    01/03/2003 1:45:50 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 278+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-03-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 03 POX 186: Not So Long Ago Credit: Michael Corbin (CSC/STScI), William Vacca (MPE), NASA Explanation: Not so long ago and not so far, far away, a galaxy was born. Seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image, the island universe of stars, gas, and dust cataloged as POX 186 is a mere 68 million light-years distant toward an uncrowded region in the constellation Virgo. POX 186...
  • Information On Reagan Quote Needed

    11/02/2002 4:51:01 PM PST · by Delphinium · 7 replies · 277+ views
    I am looking for information on when and where Ronald Reagan said "America is too great for small dreams." Any other information would also be appreciated.
  • First commercial Moon landing gets go-ahead

    09/06/2002 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 49 replies · 769+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 05 September 2002 | KENDALL POWELL
    First commercial Moon landing gets go-ahead Small step for commercialization of Moon surface. The first private Moon landing has won government authorization. The decision opens the door to the commercialization of the Moon's surface. The US State Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have granted TransOrbital, Inc. of La Jolla, California, permission to send its TrailBlazer probe to map the surface of the Moon and photograph Earth. The launch is scheduled for June 2003 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The Moon is ripe for commercial development," says Dennis Laurie, head of TransOrbital. "It's a lot closer than...
  • Iowa man hoping to moooove into tiny cow business

    06/21/2002 12:07:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 31 replies · 744+ views
    The Nando Times ^ | FR Post 6-21-02 | AP
    Iowa man hoping to moooove into tiny cow business   The Associated Press ROCKWELL, Iowa (June 17, 2002 10:09 a.m. EDT) - Dustin Pillard is betting his farm on compact cows. Pillard has 50 tiny cows on his northern Iowa farm, all about 3 feet tall. He's hoping they'll catch on as pets, and so far inquiries have come in from as far as Europe, Mexico and Argentina. "I like them," said Pillard, 30. "If nobody else does, that doesn't really bother me. We're breeding just for the novelty end of it." The smallest full-grown animal is a 3-year-old...
  • Designing Trees

    06/05/2002 3:19:57 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Scientific American ^ | FR Post 6-6-2 | By Naomi Lubick
    Designing Trees The same, often controversial gene-tweaking techniques that brought uspest-resistant fruits and vegetables now have a new target: trees. By Naomi Lubick Image: Courtesy of S. MerkleUNTIL THE BLIGHT, majestic American Chestnut trees dominated many U.S. forests. This image was taken in 1910 in the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. To gain an appreciation for the promise--and perils--of genetically modified trees, consider the case of the American chestnut. Few trees have had such a remarkable presence and impact on the American landscape and ecosystem as the chestnut. Mature trees grew to 100 feet tall and their trunks...
  • FBI Warns About Small Planes

    05/26/2002 3:44:20 AM PDT · by colette_g · 9 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun May 26, 4:29 AM ET | Yahoo News
    FBI Warns About Small Planes Sun May 26, 4:29 AM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI (news - web sites) has issued a fresh warning that terrorists may be interested in using small planes to carry out suicide attacks. FBI supervisory special agent Steven Berry said Saturday the agency had issued an "intelligence update" to law enforcement regarding small planes but he declined to be more specific. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said on its Web site the alert was issued because the FBI "has received information indicating that terrorists may still be interested in using small general aviation...
  • I Need a Techno Freeper to Tell Me What Printer to Purchase.

    04/29/2002 4:34:20 PM PDT · by mlmr · 65 replies · 1,875+ views
    mlmr's little computer | 4/29/02 | mlmr
    I need to buy a printer. I run two small businesses off of my computer, one web-based and one not. I want a laser printer because I need to make excellent copies of text for handouts. I want a printer that has excellent quality, and inexpensive and easy to run because I am unable to figure out anything with more than three steps. I also want it to hold a decent amount of paper and print envelops easily. I have tried a few review sites like epinion and PC world and there just wasnt a lot there. MOst of the...
  • Little-Known Company Unveils Personal Computer the Size of a Paperback Book

    04/16/2002 8:38:22 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 46 replies · 284+ views ^ | 4/16/02 | Jim Krane
    A little-known San Francisco company on Tuesday unveiled a personal computer that crams processor, memory, battery and storage into a package the size of a paperback novel. When the $1,000 Ultra-Personal Computer hits stores this fall or winter, it will operate as a wireless handheld computer, akin to a Palm, OQO Inc. said. Or it can be used as a "modular PC" that connects to a full-size keyboard, mouse and monitor to replace a desktop PC. "This is a full Windows XP computer that fits in your pocket," said Colin Hunter, executive vice president of OQO. "Desktops are pretty much...
  • NRI techie invents aspirin-sized server

    03/19/2002 7:09:31 PM PST · by aculeus · 68 replies · 492+ views
    The Times of India ^ | MARCH 20, 2002 | PTI
    WASHINGTON: A young non-resident Indian has invented an low cost, aspirin-sized server which would allow devices to be Internet-enabled on a mass scale, media reports said here. Young Hariharasubrahmaniam "Shri" Srikumar was working on his PhD when he thought of breaking a world record by creating the smallest computer server. Later Ipsil, a Greater Washington area company, was etablished to put the tiny server to work, the Washington Post reports. Set up by Velu Sinha a longtime friend of Shrikumar's, and Jim Kopetsky, Ipsil began filing for patents and creating a prototype of the server to work with a variety...