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December 9, 2008

LOTD for December 9

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 8:31 pm

This is a classic example of the capacity for people to forgive and to show compassion to others when they themselves are grieving. I don’t know how I would react to this…this man lost his wife, 2 young daughters, and mother-in-law, but he speaks out to try to help the pilot feel better:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/09/military.jet.crash/index.html?eref=rss_latest

The latest version of the Honda Insight blog shows its display at the LA auto show and how it is on Facebook now:
http://automobiles.honda.com/insight-hybrid/blog.aspx

Cyber security is a huge problem not just in the US…right now details to withdraw cash from 21 million German bank accounts are for sale!
http://www.itworld.com/security/58947/report-21-million-german-bank-accounts-sale

The poor economic conditions may leave a lot of IT workers out of jobs and force them software engineers into cyber crimes:
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2232084/credit-crunch-force-software

Criminals and terrorists have been using VoIP phones because it keeps their communications private:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/mumbai-and-voip.html

“Multiple Kill Vehicle” prototype really does look like something from Star Wars:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/hovering-mkv.html

Passengers on a round-the-world cruise were evacuated and flown to Dubai to avoid the Somali pirates:
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081209/NATIONAL/833470055/1133

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gB7YMEDuCwwY9ncDOtPAkEI4-H2wD94V5D9G0

Caltech-led team demonstrated a sustained optical network data flow of more than 110 Gbps!
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000101&ISSUE=0812&RELTYPE=SOFT&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=DO&CommonCount=0

Dean Kamen (inventor of the Segway) owns an island off the coast of Connecticut that has been upgraded with green technology to get off the power grid:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/08/dean-kamens-led-nation/

http://gizmodo.com/5104016/dean-kamens-private-island-is-now-entirely-off-the-grid

Really cool “MiFi” device lets users use any 3G cellular service to create a mobile WiFi hotspot. The device is tiny and comes with a rechargeable battery…this could really find a market. $200 before subsidies is a great price point:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/155166/novatel_wireless_mifi_puts_a_hotspot_in_your_pocket.html

Developers are spending more time creating applications for the Razr V3 phone than any other phone:
http://www.fiercedeveloper.com/story/razr-v3-dominates-developer-test-efforts-november/2008-12-07?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&cmp-id=EMC-NL-FW&dest=FD

Sony will develop Android phones–they had previous declined to join the Open Handset Alliance (they sent out a press release about that in November 2007) and had stated that they preferred to focus on their UIQ interface:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/sony-ericsson-joins-open-handset-alliance?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&cmp-id=EMC-NL-FW&dest=FW

The list of potential Yahoo! CEOs includes Vodafone’s recently retired CEO:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122878898730490481.html

Very positive review for Vista Service Pack 2–interesting that its code base is very similar to the unreleased Windows 7:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/12/09/50TC-vista-sp2_1.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-12-09

Using Leno at 10pm instead of ER/Law & Order/etc. will be an interesting tactic for NBC. At least this way he’ll stay with NBC…but his rumored salary of $40 mil to $50 mil means this will be an expensive and risky experiment:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997051.html?categoryid=10&cs=1

It is sad how they Photoshopped Jessica Alba for her calendar…if she isn’t up to standards for the beauty industry, our standards are impossibly high!
http://www.dlisted.com/node/29639

Woman was arrested when she smuggled a monkey from Thailand to the US. She hid the monkey under her blouse on the plane and actually got through customs at LAX with the monkey!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28119664/

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