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February 24, 2009

LOTD for February 24

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 8:08 pm

The Department of Energy cannot accurately account for nuclear materials at 15 locations…considering that they only reviewed 40 locations with nuclear materials, that is pretty bad! Not being able to find significant quantities of uranium and other material is unacceptable! This audit was follow-up to problems that were found in 2001, and the problems haven’t been fixed over these 8 years:
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=42100&sid=60

A common household bacteria might be the key to a cure for anthrax:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=7481

It looks like the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter program could get cut by Pres. Obama, as costs have been getting out of control on that program over the past 3 years (going from $6.1 billion to $11.2 billion):
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/02/arrivederci-vh.html

The Navy is trying to give away its stealth ship to a museum but nobody seems to want it:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123543023154353525.html#project%3DSLIDESHOW08%26s%3DSB123506358018524221%257Csection%253DUS%253Aslideshow%26articleTabs%3Darticle

Nokia is offering voluntary resignation packages to almost all of its employees, with the program remaining open until 1,000 employees have taken the package:
Press release

Interesting to see the trend of wireless subscribers in the US last year. Verizon has had a steady climb (with a big boost from its acquisition of most of Alltel), AT&T has had a steady climb, with Sprint having a steady drop:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/carrier-metrics-total-subscribers/2009-02-24

Sprint reported a $1.6 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2008, losing 1.3 million subscribers in the quarter! Most of the subscribers Sprint lost were former iDEN customers:
http://urgentcomm.com/networks_and_systems/news/sprint-nextel-fourth-quarter-losses-0220/

Customers looking for deals at Circuit City can get burned when their merchandise is damaged…Circuit City will not replace or repair the damaged product and manufacturers are not responsible for products that are damaged:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/asseenon5/18773855/detail.html

75% of consumers feel that being able to recycle the packaging that products come in is important:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaging-and-design/e3ieda4f2f47125746d31795a5d71b981b8

Dunkin’ Donuts is testing out using worms to help its recycling efforts:
http://www.brandfreak.com/2009/02/dunkin-donuts-hires-80-pound-of-worms-to-lead-recycling-effort.html

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