Link Collection

September 21, 2007

LOTD for September 21

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 3:24 pm

The nuclear power plant shut down after an earthquake in Japan just had a big fire break out in it:

Mysterious disease has been killing off China’s pig herds, and China’s slow rate of providing information about this might have been to preserve its pork and pork product exports the article states:

Note: 2 people in Vietnam died after eating infected pork according to Vienamese media.

Kite-sized UAV is being used to protect endangered Hawaiian monk seals and coral reefs:

MIT has been working on a strap-on exoskeleton that would give super-strength for lifting…but unfortunately it is hard to walk with it now:

Boeing’s virtual border fence has a significant software glitch, homeland security is now witholding payment:

Red tape currently prevents military commanders from actually using their UAVs in Iraq:

New study by the Congressional Budget Office, given the current White House plan for Iraq, leads to an estimate of the Iraq military expenses reaching $2 trillion:

Homeland Security gave a sole source contract to try to use the work being done by a Russian mind control lab:

The British have a toy-sized remote-control craft that hovers above streets to film what is going on:

Cool (and scary) YouTube video here shows this mini-robot in action, including how it can zoom in on a sunbather in a bikini:

Diary by a soldier in Iraq:

Both Verizon and Vodafone will likely converge on the same 4G standard, LTE. I didn’t realize that the EV-DO folks and the HSPA folks could both migrate to LTE:

Google is planning a multi-terabit undersea communications cable across the Pacific Ocean for launch in 2009:

Google may be planning to buy spectrum in the upcoming UK auction:,,2174104,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=4

New phone charger standard would allow for the same charger to work with all cell phones, plus the connectors for headsets and data cables would be standardized:

Discussion about whether or not unlocking cell phones is legal:

Cellular coverage is coming for NY subways…the stations will be wired for cell phone use but the subway tunnels will not:

16-year-old girl and her family (they live in Dallas) are suing Virgin Mobile for stealing her Flickr photos and using it in their Australian advertising campaign without her consent. The big problem is that the tag line is derogatory…and her church friends saw the ads when they were touring Australia:


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