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  • Boeing Begins Flight-testing B-1 with New Link 16 Communications

    06/21/2010 3:49:33 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Boeing ^ | Boeing
    The Boeing Company today announced the start of flight tests for a B-1 Lancer bomber upgraded with new digital avionics for the aft cockpit, including a line-of-sight Link 16 data link. The B-1 Fully Integrated Data Link (FIDL) made its first flight test on June 4 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The four-hour flight was conducted by the U.S. Air Force around the local Edwards test ranges. The crew successfully tested the Link 16 data link by sending and receiving text messages and receiving virtual mission assignment data such as target coordinates for a weapon. Link 16 adds line-of-sight...
  • 'Flash Mob' Of 100 Teens Storm Center City Macy's

    02/17/2010 1:07:19 PM PST · by TigerBait · 41 replies · 1,948+ views
    CBS 3 - Philly ^ | February 17, 2010
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Click to enlarge 1 of 1 Photo of an apparent "flash mob" involving approximately 100 teens causing chaos inside the Center City Macy's store. CBS Related Slideshows Openly Gay Celebrities Real Or Fake? The Tattooed Ladies Of Hollywood Celebrities Turning 40 In 2010 Caught Cheating: Celebrity Scandals What's My Name? Honeymoon Lingerie: Behind-The-Scenes 2010 Celebrity Deaths Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2010 2010 Vancouver Winter Games Investigators say a massive snowball fight outside City Hall between 100 teens spilled into a popular department store and ended with 14 arrests. The entire ordeal began when approximately 100...
  • Woman killed in text messaging accident

    12/27/2009 3:30:09 PM PST · by Saije · 102 replies · 3,165+ views ^ | 12/27/2009 | Elizabeth Shell
    Vinnie Sorce knew something was wrong when he saw a police officer pull into the driveway. He immediately sent his three children, two boys from a previous marriage and a little girl with his fiancee, to their rooms so he could talk to the officer outside. "Time just froze," he said. Sorce's fiancee, Stacey Stubbs, had headed to Phoenix for a doctor's appointment. She never made it. A Ford pickup truck hit Stubbs' rented PT Cruiser head-on on an isolated stretch of road near Lake Pleasant, killing her instantly. The other driver, Ashley Miller, 19, was thrown from the truck...
  • Text-messaging driver crashes into Coventry cruiser

    10/19/2009 4:30:33 AM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 15 replies · 792+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | Kate Bramson
    COVENTRY, R.I. -- The Coventry Police cruiser sat idle, with its lights flashing, at Exit 7 on Route 95 north, diverting traffic off the highway because of a three-car crash further up the road. No one was in the cruiser Wednesday night around 10 p.m. when an approaching Jeep Cherokee plowed into it, totaling both vehicles, according to State Police Lt. Eric LaRiviere. Crash site on Rt. 95 north, at exit 7, Coventry The driver of the 1994 Jeep -- David Mercer, 26, of 159 Bates Trail, West Greenwich -- told the police he hadn't seen the Coventry cruiser. "He...

    10/02/2009 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Jean S · 17 replies · 913+ views
    White House ^ | 10/1/09 | The One
    THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary___________________________________________________________________________For Immediate Release                                                        October 1, 2009EXECUTIVE ORDER- - - - - - -FEDERAL LEADERSHIP ON REDUCING TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7902(c) of title 5, United States Code, and the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to demonstrate Federal leadership in improving safety on our roads and highways and to enhance the efficiency of Federal contracting, it is hereby ordered as...
  • Sen. Vitter Asks Voters, "Is it True Love?"

    09/15/2009 6:08:31 AM PDT · by HastertFan · 1 replies · 319+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/15/09 | Christina Wilkie
    Text messaging is the new trend in well-run campaigns; collect a cell phone number and a campaign can get in touch with volunteers, donors and, eventually, voters. But some advice: Don’t buy your text messaging service on the cheap. If you do, you may share your service with ads for local bars, dating services or other establishments that may not square with your image. Hence the snickers when a political operative recently received a text message from the campaign of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), he of Deborah Jeane Palfrey fame. Vitter’s camp went with a cheap service, and his message...
  • Boston Trolley Driver Had Sex Change, History of Speeding Infractions (Broad on Phone Alert)

    05/12/2009 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Scythian · 60 replies · 2,460+ views
    The Boston trolley driver who reportedly crashed his train while text-messaging his girlfriend is a transgender 24-year-old who had a female-to-male sex change, FOX News has confirmed. Trolley driver Aiden Quinn changed the sexual designation on his driver's license and was once known as Georgia Ann Quinn, said Anne Dufresne, public relations director for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Per Massachusetts law applicants must provide medical records confirming a gender change for the status to be reflected in official documents.
  • Schwarzenegger Outlaws Text-Messaging While Driving--CA Responds To Train Operator Killing 25 People

    09/24/2008 7:28:23 PM PDT · by waus · 11 replies · 1,937+ views
    LA Times ^ | Nancy Vogel
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this afternoon outlawed text-messaging while driving. He signed legislation banning drivers from sending, writing or reading messages on electronic devices starting in January.
  • Text Messaging Blamed In Deadly Hit And Run

    12/28/2007 12:36:50 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 141+ views
    WBZ-TV ^ | 12/28/07 | WBZ-TV
    TAUNTON (Mass.) (WBZ) ― Prosecutors say the driver charged in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy in Taunton was text messaging at the time of the incident. Earman Machado was riding a bike on the side of Poole Street just after midnight Thursday when he was struck and killed by a 1995 Ford Explorer. Police say the driver, Craig Bigos, lost control of his SUV while text messaging on his cell phone and did not stop. Bigos, 31, of New Bedford, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday in Taunton District Court. He was ordered held on $5,000 bail....
  • Young Iranians Turn to Texting

    12/02/2007 7:36:26 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 85+ views
    Winona Daily News ^ | December 02, 2007
    Young Iranians Turn to Texting December 02, 2007 Parisa Dezfoulian TEHRAN, Iran -- Every night, millions of young Iranians are engaged in subversive, and in some cases, scandalous activity. According to the country’s Mobile Communications Co., more than 20 million text messages are sent within the country every day, with the largest number of messages sent between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. That’s when the youth in the country communicate with one another, often transmitting messages that would meet with disapproval of the authorities. Using cell phones to send text messages has reached epidemic proportions in the country, creating an...
  • THANK TROOPS with a Free Text

    11/20/2007 2:50:05 PM PST · by Velveeta · 43 replies · 93+ views
    560 AM WIND ^ | November 20, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    If there was a free, easy way to send a message of support directly to troops for Thanksgiving would you do it? Yes? Well, get out your cell phone. The Department of Defense is offering an instant text messaging service to put Americans in touch with U.S. soldiers who are protecting them abroad during the holiday season. Those who wish to participate can send a free text message to say thanks to 89297 and will immediately get a response from a soldier on their phone. (I did it and received five heartfelt responses within a few minutes.) This free texting...
  • NARAL uses Heavy Pressure Tactics on Internet Provider to Gain Text Service

    10/03/2007 4:07:19 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 91+ views ^ | October 1, 2007 | Hilary White
    NARAL uses Heavy Pressure Tactics on Internet Provider to Gain Text Service by Hilary White NEW YORK, October 1, 2007 ( - Under heavy pressure from abortion lobbyists, Verizon Wireless, the second largest broadband provider in the US, will allow the abortion activist organization, NARAL Pro-Choice America to use its service to send text message alerts to customers. The announcement is a reversal of its earlier decision to refuse the request and follows a campaign launched by abortion lobbyists and the New York Times. NARAL had asked for a five-digit "short code" that would allow Verizon customers to receive news...
  • New Terrorist Dry Run Tactic?

    08/28/2007 8:11:47 AM PDT · by GourmetDan · 59 replies · 2,594+ views
    Personal Experience | 08/28/2007 | GourmetDan
    My wife was flying between 2 cities in the midwest this week and noticed that the arabic man next to her was texting the entire time of the flight. It is my opinion that the guy was testing the limits of cell-phone texting capability during flight. Perhaps a dry-run for another coordinated attack. I urged her to call DHS and let them know what she saw. Anybody else witness this kind of behavior?
  • Young Workers: U Nd 2 Improve Ur Writing Skills

    08/27/2007 3:30:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 642+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 26, 2007 | PHYLLIS KORKKI
    <p>A generation ago, employers were still lamenting the poor technical abilities of their entry-level workers. Well, that’s not much of an issue anymore, thanks to the omnipresence of computers, cellphones and the Internet.</p> <p>In a survey of 100 human resources executives, only 5 percent said that recent college graduates lacked computer or technology skills, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the outplacement firm.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Texting to Beat Obama (Cell Phone Campaigning)

    05/14/2007 1:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 986+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 14, 2007
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has launched a mobile-to-mobile text-message campaign in an effort to reach more of America’s 236,000 cell phone users. Users who text the word "Join” to 77007 will receive regular updates about the Clinton campaign, which will "ask for voters’ input and offer a feature allowing supporters to surf Hillary’s Web site on their mobile phones,” according to a statement from her campaign. "By harnessing the power of text messaging, we can engage voters in the political process using the latest technology and provide personalized, local campaign updates to our supporters nationwide.” The text-message initiative is "a...
  • Allen Park Officer Hit In Crash Caused By Text-Messaging Driver

    08/28/2006 12:55:50 PM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 55 replies · 1,389+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | August 28, 2006 | AP
    Allen Park Officer Hit In Crash Caused By Text-Messaging DriverPOSTED: 9:57 am EDT August 28, 2006 A suburban Detroit police officer was injured in an accident caused by a teenage motorist sending a text message on his cell phone. Michigan State Police said a 17-year-old male driver hit the rear of an Allen Park police car, which was policing an earlier crash Sunday afternoon. The crash caused the police car to spin around and hit the officer, who was thrown into the air on an Interstate 94 ramp. The teenage driver, who told police he was text-messaging on his cell...
  • VANITY-HOW many of YOU check up on relatives on myspace?

    04/21/2006 4:27:17 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 9 replies · 399+ views
    My little brain ^ | 4/21/05 | me
    Okay.....I was wondering if any of you keep tabs on any friends, relatives, etc. ANONYMOUSLY on myspace or any other site like that? You can pretend you are anybody on those kind of sites, and so, I'm wondering if it's a good place to check up on your kids, IF they're on it. Secondly, I'm concerned because a couple (female-young)relatives of ours are on that type space with their FULL NAMES and city's....isn't that a no-no?
  • Malaysian senator fined for divorcing wife by SMS

    01/20/2006 4:59:24 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 42 replies · 582+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Jan 20, 12:01 AM ET
    Malaysian senator fined for divorcing wife by SMS Fri Jan 20, 12:01 AM ET KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian Muslim senator has been fined for divorcing his wife by sending her an SMS text message and leaving a voicemail on her mobile phone. The senator, Kamaruddin Ambok, 52, was fined 550 ringgit (147 dollars) Thursday by a Islamic or sharia court for attempting to divorce his wife Mahani Hussain by phone in October 2001, instead of declaring his intentions in court. The maximum punishment for the offence is 1,000 ringgit or six months' jail, reports said. "When you marry...
  • Digital SMS to revolutionise air safety

    06/02/2005 1:21:28 PM PDT · by bwteim · 9 replies · 287+ views
    Digital SMS to revolutionise air safety By: Kashif Khusro June 2, 2005 The Mumbai Air Traffic Control (ATC) has installed a state-of-the-art facility which will slowly ease out voice communication with a pilot. Instead, the ATC will contact pilots through digital text messages. This will ensure that the pilot gets all the commands and messages from the ATC without glitches, ensuring safe air travel. The facility goes live on June 7 and after all the required testing of the equipment is done, Mumbai will be the first airport in the country to have it. ... "The ATC can type in...
  • Young Cell Users Rack Up Debt, a Message at a Time

    01/09/2005 2:51:02 PM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 1,432+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/9/05 | LISA W. FODERARO
    Chaz Albert, a freshman at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., is a passionate "texter," someone who loves to send and receive pithy text messages via cellphone. He does it at home, at school and at work. He often prefers texting over talking on his cellphone. Last month, though, Mr. Albert's habit caught up with him. Only $80 of his $400 cellphone charges were his father's, and most of his own, he said, were for text-messaging. "I was shocked, but I couldn't do anything about it," he said. "I didn't realize that I got charged for reading text messages. My...