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June 19, 2008

LOTD for June 19

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:02 pm

The Wine project’s first “stable” release should allow thousands of Windows applications to run on Linux *without* needing to have Windows installed!
http://news.zdnet.com/2424-3515_22-207182.html

The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General says that DHS has failed to implement more than 1000 recommendations, costing the government millions of dollars. FEMA failed to implement the most recommendations. DHS was given 1,070 recommendations and implemented just 27!
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=5198514&page=1

DARPA director Tony Tether sharply criticized Pentagon execs who took $32 mil away from DARPA:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/06/darpa-slams-pen.html

Carnegie Mellon researchers developed software that can analyze a photograph and determine where in the world the photograph was taken! This is much more advanced than the stuff I did at JPL in the 80s and 90s…but I can’t talk about that:
http://www.hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=6343

Blackwater is trying to defend itself against a lawsuit by the widows of 3 US soldiers by saying that the case should be decided by Islamic law:
http://www.newsobserver.com/917/story/1113022.html

Singapore’s country-wide WiFi Network seems to be doing well:
Article link

Microsoft claims that FCC testing on its 3 white space devices that failed in the FCC’s lab has shown the FCC that white space devices can avoid interfering with spectrum holders:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/18/fcc_completes_white_spaces_lab_testing/

Huawei is trying to sell its handset division (probably to private equity firms) to get access to the US market:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31898.php

Interesting that UK pay phones will actually use GSM cellular service instead of wired phone service:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31904.php

Keithley’s waveform creation software simplifies testing MIMO signals for WiMAX, WiFI, and 3G:
http://rfdesign.com/microwave_millimeter_tech/waveform-software-testing-mimo-0618/

Icahn’s blog is supposed to start today. With all of the news he’s made with Motorolasa, Yahoo, etc., his blog will be followed very closely by journalists and business people:
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN1838468720080618

Study found that diet and exercise can actually change how our genes act. In this study of men with prostate cancer, biopsies showed the changes in disease-promoting genes after just 3 months of living in a more healthy manner:
http://news.google.com/news?btcid=3fd7ad6cc29ad5f

Italian man arrested for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend to get her to iron his clothes and wash his dishes:
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL164524920080616?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

Hard to believe that these girls at a Massachusetts high school (the oldest is 16) would make a pact to all get pregnant as soon as possible so that they could raise their babies together:
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1815845,00.html

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