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February 26, 2009

LOTD for February 26

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:12 pm

The Obama Administration released the outline of their FY 2010 budget for the DoD:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/02/obama-administr.html

They appear to have found the location of a genetic material needed to cure MS! It is awesome that they have finally found the genetic material that can fully restore all the functions required for correcting a dystrophic muscle and turning it into a normal muscle!
http://www.physorg.com/news154893866.html

Inexpensive, mass-produced solar cells made from plastics would have a chance to accelerate solar adoption worldwide:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000101&ISSUE=0902&RELTYPE=MS&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=MM&CommonCount=0

Solar companies had been really hurt by the weak economy, but the stimulus package gives them hope for their future:
http://www.technologyreview.com/business/22228/?a=f

This could become a serious problem for intelligence agencies: encrypted VoIP:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/26/cellcrypt_government/

This surprised me–most hacking of websites is due to political or cultural reasons instead of financial gain:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/02/26/Hackers_Ideology_trumps_profit_when_it_comes_to_Web_site_attacks_1.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2009-02-26

I’m surprised that the top-selling handset in December was *not* the iPhone or the BlackBerry Storm…instead, it was the BlackBerry Curve!
http://www.fiercewireless.com/slideshow/top-handests-december?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&cmp-id=EMC-NL-FW&dest=FW

Nokia is planning to release a Linux-based laptop in 2011. The article also has very interesting information for Android:
http://www.unwiredview.com/2009/02/25/secrets-mwc09-nokia-sparrow-android-30-luxury-android-from-motorola-and-more/

HDTV via WiFi in a home is coming this year:
http://telephonyonline.com/video/news/hdtv-wifi-0225/

The 802.11n standard will finally be ratified in 2010:
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/news/article.php/3806341

This software really goes after people who steal laptops:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jn731LT6lkmSHoQcMYIPuycI9hIAD96IT5LG4

The NBA borrowed $200 million because 15 of its teams needed loans due to current economic conditions:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/26/nba-set-to-acquire-175-million-line-of-credit/

Nice story about parents working to make sure that their kids keep up with school. I love how the writer’s 7-year-old asked for a dog and he told her that she could have a dog when she published a paper in a peer-reviewed journal! Father and daughter worked together and 2+ years later they were able to get their dog:
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/this-is-no-picnic-for-me-either-buster-obama-and-outliers/

Denver man was seriously injured when he pushed 3 people out of the way of a truck, possibly saving their lives. Instead of publicly celebrating his sacrifice, they gave him a jaywalking ticket! Couldn’t they have at least waited until he got out of the hospital before giving him the ticket?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29406078/

The Rocky Mountain News was put up for sale in December, but since no buyer came forward they all of a sudden announced that they were folding and their last paper will come out tomorrow!
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2009/feb/26/rocky-mountain-news-closes-friday-final-edition/

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