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February 29, 2008

LOTD for February 29

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:01 pm

The Chairman of the National Intelligence Council described the WMD report for Iraq with an analogy about “having your year-book photo taken on the worst bad hair day ever”
http://www.dni.gov/speeches/20080214_speech.pdf

The Drudge Report violated a news blackout and revealed that Prince Harry had been serving in Afghanistan for the past 3 months. The UK Army got him out of the country once the information was revealed due to concerns that he would be targeted by the Taliban:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/28/prince-harry-fighting-in-_n_88920.html

Ricin was in a Las Vegas hotel room and a man who stayed there is in critical condition:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/29/ricin.hotel/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Pretty cool that these robots are being designed to rescue survivors in disaster areas:
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/304728/Robots+in+the+rubble.htm

Interesting discussion about whether or not robots can commit war crimes:
http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2008/02/military-turing-test-would-make-war.html

The Air Force is planning to spend $81 mil to increase its popularity in the US:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/24/AR2008022402083.html

Here is one of the Air Force’s ads:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/video-air-force.html

Robots sentrys made by General Dynamics have been tested at a Nevada base since 2005 and now the Army has ordered 24 robot sentrys in a deal worth up to $40 mil:
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/32325-1.html

According to this study, Phishing attacks in the US last year caused $3.2 BILLION in losses:
http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/9291

Verizon’s $60 “unlimited” plan will change on Sunday to a 5 GB limit:
http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=4252

Looks like a 3G iPhone is coming around June, with a chip made by Infineon:
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/02/28/usb-next-generation-iphone-to-use-3g-infineon-chipset-in-mid-2008.html

Amazing that Google’s ad revenue is up 40.1% at this time. Google’s stock price took a hit when a report predicted that their paid clicks were the same as last year…but it appears that the actual figures show that paid clicks are up 45.7%!
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/digitaldownload/search/e3i0055cabe5256398ae481a9c1e255b87c

Google launched Google Health, which will keep patient’s health records available to the patients. X-Rays, CAT scans, and other health data will be able to be accessed online by patients. I really hope that they make everything as secure!
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9881631-7.html?tag=nefd.lede

Google’s Google Sites will make it easy for people to put things on their personal webpages, with lots of free tools for web site creation:
http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20080228&id=8254520

NSF, Google, and IBM created a strategic relationship for Internet-scale computing:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5644

Microsoft cut the price for Vista to get people to upgrade to it:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2859398120080229?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

Disturbing photos from Abu Ghraib, which comes from a talk on how good people can turn evil:
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multimedia/2008/02/gallery_abu_ghraib?slide=2&slideView=9

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