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February 27, 2008

LOTD for February 27

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:04 pm

Hawaii has been selected as 1 of the 2 new Department of Homeland Security research locations…that is a great place to have a customer!
http://starbulletin.com/2008/02/27/news/story04.html

Report states that the U.S. is losing ground on the Global War on Terror, with the U.S. presence in Iraq fueling the worldwide Jihadi movement:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/by-far-the-grav.html

The Marines have stopped the study that is critical of the bureaucracy that delayed MRAPs being sent to Iraq. The guy writing the report has filed for whistle blower status:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2008-02-26-marines_N.htm

It is interesting to hear what each of the top Presidential candidates have said about H-1 Visas:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/realitycheck/archives/2008/02/the_three_presi.html?source=NLC-REALITYCHECK&cgd=2008-02-27

Study found that solar energy costs outweigh their benefits right now and new technology is needed:
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/02/20_solarpanels.shtml

Solar panels may become the largest semiconductor market ever:
http://rfdesign.com/military_defense_electronics/news/solar_largest_market_0227/index.html

China is building the world’s first 3rd-generation nuclear power plant:
http://www.china.org.cn/china/national/2008-02/27/content_10838764.htm

UK study found that colorless and odorless liquids brought on a plane can be used to create a bomb:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5630

The Air Force is blocking access to blogs:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/air-force-banni.html

Space is apparently filled with nanometer diamonds:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0802~RELTYPE~CS~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~LY.html

Qwest dumped Sprint yesterday and today admitted that they have been in talks with Verizon:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120405539428194337.html?mod=yahoo_hs&ru=yahoo

YouTube outage globally is blamed on Pakistan’s efforts to take down a specific YouTube clip:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42738&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

iTunes is now the second biggest music retailer in the U.S.:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42739&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

It looks like the iPhone hasn’t hurt Blackberry sales much and Apple may not reach their iPhone target sales figure:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42742&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

It is sad that Maxim magazine published a review of the Black Crowes album without actually hearing the full album. They initially defended their review by saying it was an “educated guess”, but the backlash has forced an apology now:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080226/ap_en_ot/music_black_crowes_maxim

It is interesting how certain movie studios signed exclusive deals (totalling $150 mil) to release their HD movies only on HD-DVD, so now that HD-DVD is going away they are unsure if they can release Blu-ray movies:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2651290220080227?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

Playboy has a national model search contest for “Miss Playboy Mobile 2008:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/playboy-mobile-launches-national-model-search-miss-playboy-mobile-2008-0

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