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July 1, 2008

LOTD for July 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:30 pm

The world’s first high temperature nuclear power plant will be the safest ever designed and built. The biggest problem for today’s nuclear power plants is how to cool them efficiently, but the high temperature reactor significantly reduces this problem:
http://pepei.pennnet.com/display_article/332484/140/ARTCL/none/none/1/Powering-Up-a-Growing-Nation/

Some Senators dispute how Customs has decided they can search anyone’s laptop/digital camera/handheld device when they cross the border, without needing a reason for the search:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/06/25/Senators_question_border_laptop_searches_1.html?source=NLC-GOV&cgd=2008-07-01

Both Obama and McCain want to close Gitmo and it appears that this General is the only one who is stepping up with a plan for how to do so:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/everyone-from-m.html

Article about whether or not Israel is bluffing about bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080701/ts_nm/nuclear_iran_israel_dc

Amazing that Canadian troops marched in a Gay Pride parade in Toronto and that they set up a booth in a gay village for their recruitment drive:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/29/gay-pride.html

Sony Ericsson is struggling so badly that they are being compared to Motorola!
http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jun2008/gb20080630_562132.htm?campaign_id=yhoo

Pretty cool electric car (see the photo!) being built in Carlsbad–they will start selling cars next year and are taking deposits now. They will have an electric car (120 miles between charges) for sale for $30k and a hybrid car that gets *300* miles per gallon! The 3-wheel design has butterfly doors:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/automotive-travel/e3i028fe269aceda26aaed986448e8971cd

Another electric car maker will be mass-producing their cars in San Carlos:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080701/news_1b1tesla.html

It is sad that about half of the 63-and-older consumers surveyed think that recycling is a waste of time:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3i028fe269aceda26ae72da7c1b131c0d2

It is really sad that only 4% of Americans surveyed have changed to compact fluorescent light bulbs! We changed our bulbs over a long time ago…Costco had a great deal and took off the rebate from the price, so it didn’t cost much to do that:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3i028fe269aceda26a9b8e2a5d7dac6e8d

Burger King is introducing healthier kid’s meals (Apple Fries!) with green packaging:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaging-and-design/e3iccb6491f194a7ce9693a61996df505de

This hairspray being introduced to the market is so organic that you can drink it!
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/esearch/e3i19e4b7b8d9d4f2651c292ce01be0aa76

eBay has to pay a HUGE fine (over $60 mil) for not properly stopping fake luxury goods (the lawsuit was from Louis Vitton) from being sold on their site:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080701/news_1b1ebay.html

Web 2.0 social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, YouTube) are extremely popular, but they aren’t making that much money now:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=43426&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

Qualcomm says that 3G handset prices will drop below $100 this year:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=43425&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

CBS and CNET’s websites have now been merged into one entity:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/broadband/e3i5ec77cd24943021314ca7533126fda46

You can get yoga lessons on your cell phone in India:
http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Now_Yoga_Lessons_on_your_Mobile/551-90757-613.html

Starbucks in closing 600 stores in the US, with most of them recently opened stores. 19% of all Starbucks that opened in the last 2 years will now be closed!
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20080701-1556-starbucks-closings.html

The oil found in North Dakota has created a lot of millionaires. They say that a North Dakota is getting a new millionaire every day now!
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080701/news_z1n1read.html

There are more than 1000 fires going on in California now, mostly in Central and Northern California. We are driving to the Bay Area tomorrow and I wonder if we’ll see any of the fires or if the sky will be obscured with smoke:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080701/news_1n1fires.html

Frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has now come to San Diego:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080701/news_1b1pink.html

Looks like a cyclist tried to run a red light in Carmel Valley and was hit by a catering truck:
http://weblog.signonsandiego.com/news/breaking/2008/07/cyclist_injured_in_carmel_vall.html

These analysts have changed their mind and 2 years later have decided that the Wii might not be a fad:
http://www.dfcint.com/wp/?p=222

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