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May 28, 2008

LOTD for May 28

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 8:19 pm

Interesting (and quite harsh) article about why nobody seems to believe what the Navy leadership says:
http://defensenews.com/story.php?i=3548400&c=AME&s=SEA

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan wrote a book that is extremely critical of the Bush Administration that he was a part of, even specifically criticizing Rove, Rice and Cheney:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/27/AR2008052703679_pf.html

The White House responded to McClellan’s criticism in this article, but the article basically makes things seem even worse than the Washington Post article:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_MCCLELLAN_BOOK?SITE=CADIU&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

It appears that ABC News, the Drudge Report, and the FBI were caught by a prank message that they had thought was coming from al-Qaeda:
http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/05/intel_community_caught_by_appa.php

NOAA warns insurers that they forecast 12-16 named storms during the June-November hurricane season that is about to start:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=6212

The sun has Earth-sized tornados that can be seen with our equipment now:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/05/27/solar-ejection-tornado.html

Brookhaven scientists found enzymes that help plants resist fungal infections, and it might have beneficial effects on humans health too:
Article link

Here are some broad details on the $601 bil Pentagon budget approved by the House:
http://rfdesign.com/military_defense_electronics/news/house_approves_bill_0528/index.html

The Blackberry is now banned for sale in India because its encryption does not allow India’s government (or even RIM itself) to read the encrypted information:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/05/26/rims.indian.market.woes/

There is a security hole in the RAZR phone, so if you have a RAZR you should avoid accepting JPEG images:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9953133-7.html?tag=cd.blog

Costs have *really* come down! It now costs just $318 for a WiFi (11b/g) bridge with a 5-mile range:
http://rfdesign.com/next_generation_wireless/news/new_network_bridge_0527/index.html

An unnamed company gave Voyant a $2 mil contract to build 3000 white-space radios:
Article link

Via released a low-cost laptop with WiMAX support under an open-source license:
Infoworld article

Google’s CEO said that in a few years mobile advertising (on devices like the iPhone) would generate more money than web advertising!
http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/108584

Centrino 2 is launching on July 14–smaller, longer battery life, faster, and WiFi/WiMAX support included:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/processors/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208400380

Andrew Seybold feels that the new Clearwire (and WiMAX itself) has been overhyped and will dissappoint users when it is finally available. He also calls 16e a 3G technology, not 4G:
Article link

Michael Dell says that he could take Steve Jobs in a fight:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/28/ce-oh-no-he-didnt-part-lvi-dell-states-for-the-record-he-co/

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