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October 17, 2007

LOTD for October 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:58 pm

A staph “superbug” may actually kill more Americans zens than AIDS!
http://news.wired.com/dynamic/stories/S/STAPH_INFECTIONS?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-10-17-07-48-15

Apple will be selling an *unlocked* version of the iPhone in France…amazing, since they sell locked phones (have to be used on AT&T) in the US and a recent software update turned unlocked iPhones in the US into dead phones. AT&T’s contract with Apple means that iPhones can only be used on AT&T for FIVE years!
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/16/business/apple.php

Interesting article about how Batelle partners with small businesses in the defense area:
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/print/22_19/31627-1.html

The US gave consent for Israel to sell spy satellites to China…but put conditions on the sale that seem like they want to kill the deal:
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=3106549&C=mideast

The US Air Force is considering buying the European Airbus for Air Force One and other key planes…but Boeing is trying hard to get them to buy from them again:
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/10/17/218681/exclusive-us-considers-airbus-a380-as-air-force-one-and-potentially-a-c-5-replacement.html

iRobot now has a 250-pound weapon-carrying robot that should be able to run a 4-minute mile:
http://www.armytimes.com/news/ausa/story.php?F=3101901

The IAEA asks Syria about whether or not the facility Israel blew up was an undeclared nuclear plant:
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL15457955

AT&T hired Goldman Sachs for their possible Dish Network acquisition:
http://www.thestreet.com/s/att-moves-ahead-on-dish-deal/newsanalysis/techtelecom/10384642.html?puc=_cnnmoney&cm_ven=CNNMONEY&cm_cat=Free&cm_pla=Feed&cm_ite=Feed&puc=cnnmoney&

Myspace is getting VoIP services from Skype:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/17/voip-comes-to-myspace-through-skype-partnership/

Microsoft is now going VoIP:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42043&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Microsoft’s unified communications (UC) plan (using VoIP) looks to beat out Cisco and IBM and turn into this century’s AT&T…potentially bigger than Windows and Cisco together:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/realitycheck/archives/2007/10/microsoft_the_n.html?source=NLC-REALITYCHECK&cgd=2007-10-17

Interesting how humans wore makeup and ate seafood 164,000 years ago–at least 40,000 years earlier than previously thought:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/10/17/makeup-ancient-human.html?category=archaeology&guid=20071017140000

This guy built an airplane out of Legos…and it even has an autopilot mode so it can fly itself without a remote control operator!
http://diydrones.com/video/video/show?id=705844:Video:322

The same guy was lucky not to get into trouble when his UAV crashed into a secure national laboratory (he was trying to get pictures of the cyclotron for his blog):
http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blog/show?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A5904

The toughness of Shaolin Monks really amazes me…Iron egg skill, wow!
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/video-fix-shaol.html

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