Link Collection

October 23, 2008

LOTD for October 23

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:11 pm

More on the study of coffee and breast size–50% of women are vulnerable to having their breasts getting smaller if they drink coffee, though the effect only shows up after an extended period of time. Conversely, drinking coffee turns men’s pecs into hefty man boobs, as coffee reacts differently to testosterone:
http://www.nypost.com/seven/10232008/news/nationalnews/women_face_drink__shrink_dilemma_134865.htm

A British team is making a car that can go faster than 1,000 mph! I hope that the 2 parachutes work because the brakes do not work until the car slows down below 200 mph:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008302019_webrocketcar23.html

The Army says that the delay in the TSAT program will not be a problem for FCS:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/10/army-responds.html

iRobot’s revenue is up (thanks to booming commercials sales plus two military contracts worth up to $486 mil), but one founder left last month and the other founder (who was also Chair of the Board) left today:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/10/irobots-revenue.html

A lot of companies are now opposing the AWS-3 auction plan:
http://www.wirelessweek.com/article.aspx?id=163782

T-Mobile is releasing a G1 software update tomorrow:
http://tmonews.com/2008/10/software-update-for-the-g1-tomorrow/

MySpace released an application for the G1 phone, but Facebook has not:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/34282.php

Article about the response the market has on the G1 phone:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/is-anyone-buying-the-googlephone/

This scares me a little–Microsoft is rushing out an emergency security patch for XP (my operating system!), Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003. It worries me that this emergency patch is needed…and I’m worried about what the patch will mess up on my computer!
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/10/23/Microsoft_to_rush_out_emergency_Windows_patch_1.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-10-23

Looks like Cobol programming is one of the safest, most secure jobs in IT, especially if they are at a company with a Cobol application that is too expensive to port to another platform/language:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/10/23/43FE-cobol-jobs_1.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-10-23

27 states are in a recession now and 14 more are on the edge of recession:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=6075580&page=1

The more Starbucks a country has, the bigger its financial problems now:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/164878

Lori found this article last night and sent it to me: The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150k to clothe and accessorize Gov. Palin and her family since she was picked to be the VP candidate less than 2 months ago:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html

In positive news for Gov. Palin, The View host (and former Survivor contestant) Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be campaigning with her. Hasselbeck has a lot of fans from The View and has been the pro-Republican host on the show, so she might bring attention and voters to the campaign:
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/hasselbeck-to-c.html

If Gov. Palin has a sixth child and it is a boy, she plans to name him “Zamboni”:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/22/AR2008102201645.html

Sen. McCain sharply criticized Pres. Bush and even the Republican leadership of Congress when the Republicans had the majority:
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/23/mccain-lambastes-bush-years/

13 cell phones were found that had been smuggled into Texas prisons:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/34283.php

Lindsay Lohan was such a problem on the Ugly Betty set that they dumped her from the show early:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,443726,00.html

Woman in Japan arrested for killing her virtual reality ex-husband after he divorced her character in an online game:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/10/23/avatar.murder.japan.ap/index.html?eref=rss_latest

Don’t forget to pick up your free taco from Taco Bell on Tuesday, October 28:
http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2008/10/23/jason-bartletts-fleet-feet-land-everyone-in-america-a-free-taco/

This amazing website archives every Presidential campaign commercial…going all the way back to 1952! I don’t have time to go through this now, but someday when I have the time I’m going to look back at some of the old commercials:
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: