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June 20, 2008

LOTD for June 20

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 5:02 pm

Great job by the military to get their bases in Iraq to generate electricity from trash! This reduces the need for convoys to deliver fuel (those convoys are targets) and the 30x reduction in garbage reduces the need for garbage trucks (who are also targets) to be used:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/06/two-prototypes.html

The Pentagon’s budget includes $34 billion for classified programs:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/06/secret-funding.html

Video of robotic arms folding a tiny origami bird:
http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/06/video-robot-arm.html

The rise in ocean temperature and sea level (between 1961 and 2003) is actually 50% higher than was estimated last year:
Article link

Google’s $20 mil moon rover prize has spurred a lot of teams to work on the project:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/06/20/google.lunar.xprize/index.html

Cupertino man who was born in China was the first person convicted in violation of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996:
http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/9940

Sprint says that the Clearwire WiMAX network will benefit public safety:
http://mrtmag.com/news/sprint-wimax-public-safety-0617/

Israel’s training exercise seems to be a rehearsal for bombing the Iran’s nuclear facility and their public display of the exercise seems to be intended to attract as much attention as possible:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/washington/20iran.html?_r=2&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin

Sacramento is considering a tax on text messaging:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31936.php

Looks like a lot of senior people are bailing on Yahoo since their talks with Microsoft ended:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=43351&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Wi-LAN just added Motorola, RIM, and UTStarCom to the list of companies that it is suing for patent infringement:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31943.php

Businesses aren’t convinced they should be moving from the Blackberry to the iPhone:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c5b80be2-3d95-11dd-bbb5-0000779fd2ac.html

Alcatel-Lucent’s CEO had boos and catcalls from the audience at their annual meeting:
Article link

By the end of this year the Internet is expected to pass TV as the biggest advertising medium:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=43350&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

GM announces a $5 mil program at Carnegie Mellon to work on autonomous cars:
http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20080619&id=8802781

The CDC raised the number of salmonella cases due to tomatoes to 383, with the total continuing to grow:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ijaaf9rEEqJFRI_zJo1YK8TYcBFgD91COPEO1

Italy’s highest court says that Italy’s Military Police cannot have extra-marital affairs because that would sully the Carabinieri’s name:
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL175396520080617?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

This 12-year-old Canadian girl took her Dad to court about her Dad grounding her and the court sided with the girl, calling the grounding an excessive punishment! Why is a court actually ruling on a case like this? And this 12-year-old is posting photos of herself on dating sites, so I don’t really think the court should be trusting her judgement!
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080619.wcurfew19/BNStory/lifeFamily/home

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