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November 18, 2008

LOTD for November 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 11:27 pm

Livermore researchers have made some good advances in anti-matter generation:
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Article about the threats and challenges posed by modern-day pirates:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=7077

Somali pirates got the $100 mil oil tanker in yesterday’s LOTD…now they got a Hong Kong cargo ship loaded with wheat that was bound for Iran:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/pirates-strike.html

It looks like top Generals agree with Obama’s strategy of trying to drive a wedge between insurgent groups, which could be used in Afghanistan:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/talk-to-the-low.html

Wired puts their spin on the Pentagon’s $581 mil budget request to Obama:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/pentagon-wants.html

Australia is having recruiting problems for its Navy…so it is giving its Navy 2 months off with paid vacation to try to make Navy life more appealing. I’ve never heard of a country shutting down its Navy for two months!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081118/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_navy_shutdown

Russia may be buying UAVs from Israel:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/russians-in-the.html

Report on how “green-collar” jobs present the next big growth area for US manufacturing:
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AeroScout is giving the Air Force the capability to track any of its aircraft within this 110-million square foot facility using currently available WiFi, GPS, and high-gain antennas:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/realitycheck/archives/2008/11/ubiquitous_wifi.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-11-18

It is amazing how much theft can occur at some companies. This article describes how the head of IT at a major cable company refused to do an audit because he didn’t want anyone to know how they only had 20% of the equipment they owned!
http://weblog.infoworld.com/offtherecord/archives/2008/11/crime_might_pay.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-11-18

Article about how today’s smart phones reduces or eliminates the need for travelers to bring their laptops:
http://mobiledevdesign.com/content_integration/smart_phones_compete_with_laptop-1117/

Ubuntu will be running on ARM-based netbooks:
http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-249202.html

Yahoo’s CEO/co-founder is stepping down from his CEO position, largely due to the failed Microsoft acquisition:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/11/17/Yahoos_Yang_to_step_down_as_CEO_1.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-11-18

Sprint won in court so Sprint-affiliate iPCS will not be able to block the Clearwire merger:
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2008/11/17/daily6.html

Sony started an eco-friendly service to dispose of old TVs when they install a new one:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/technology-finance/e3i2dd2f2ead332946ab12e24d50cd96cde

Q&A on why green intiatives will survive the recession:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3ie1f9ee1f72c036c84de794f377dfeb2b

Article about all the trash cluttering consumer’s cars:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/special-reports/studies/e3i2dd2f2ead332946acc8062a56ec2bacd

It is really, really sad that this women kept sending money to Nigerian e-mail scammers. She sent money to them for 2 years, even after her family and bank officials told her it was a scam! She lost $400k, including taking a mortgage out on her house and emptying her husband’s retirement account:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453125,00.html

Hand model/magician sued KMart and Martha Stewart’s company because a faulty Martha Stewart-branded chair snapped off the tip of one finger:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27774859/

This 44-year-old stripper filed a lawsuit claiming age discrimination:
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2008/11/17/stripper-44-charges-age-discrimination.aspx

This is for Lori and Eric: it looks like MTV is going to pick up Beauty and the Geek and make a celebrity version:
http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/11/mtv-eyes-beauty.html

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