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May 6, 2009

LOTD for May 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:01 pm

Article about US ships fighting off attacks by Somali pirates includes a video from one of the attacks:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/05/raw-video-inside-a-pirate-assault/

Study found that watching two hours of TV per day doubles the chance a kid will get asthma:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_81249.html

San Diego is moving to a level 2 drought alert with restrictions on water use starting June 1:
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/may/06/1m6b2briefs011516-short-takes/?metro&zIndex=94505

I cannot understand how UC San Diego could make such a high-profile admissions error again! First they sent acceptance notices to *all* high school applicants, including the list of people that were actually rejected…now, they sent rejection notices to 607 transfer students they planned to accept!
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/may/06/1n6ucsd002342-ucsd-makes-admissions-error-8211-aga/?uniontrib

This press release seems to indicate that Dell is making Android-based netbooks that will be available soon:
Press release

Dell now has WiMAX as an option on three of their higher-end laptops and they are considering adding an LTE option:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/05/06/dell.wimax.studio.notebook/

Article about Motorola’s Android-based smartphones that will be released this yeara:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/motorola-gets-behind-android-099?source=IFWNLE_NLC-DAILY_2009-05-06

Photo of Motorola’s first Android-based phone, which will be Verizon’s first Android-based phone!
http://phandroid.com/2009/04/29/motorola-android-phone-calgary-headed-to-verizon/

NextWave just completed a reorganization of their management team:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/NextWave-Wireless-Announces-bw-15140291.html?.v=1

Electronic Arts had 15% higher sales last year, but they still lost over $1 billion!
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6209194.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;3

Florida family cannot live in their $1.2 million home because the Chinese-made drywall is blamed for their constant illnesses over the past year and the drywall is emitting vapors that smell like rotten eggs. There are homeowner complaints about the Chinese-made drywall in over a dozen states, but the bulk of the homes that used that material are in Florida:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/05/06/florida.chinese.drywall.family/index.html

Survey found that 73% of Moms feel that advertisers don’t really understand what it is like to be a Mom. The report states that Moms control 85% of household spending and are worth more than $2 trillion to US brands::
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3i9813ed99c5e2b4f35d6f549572d82513

60% of people on Twitter abandon it within a month:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3i88d85d8ede4fd0af2f969b1c62606c9b

People in Michigan are getting very creative to make money…one woman got $1,000 for her hair that she had planned to donate, plasma donations, medical trials, etc. If hair is worth that much, I wonder if it is better to donate the hair to Locks of Love or to sell the hair and donate the money?
http://www.detnews.com/article/20090505/METRO/905050367/Michiganians-mine-bodies-for-cash-to-make-ends-meet

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1 Comment »

  1. GOOD…

    Comment by Asthma | asthma symptoms | asthma treatment — May 12, 2009 @ 6:38 am


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