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May 20, 2009

LOTD for May 20

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 5:02 pm

Satellite images show that Pakistan may be ramping up its nuclear weapons capabilities:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/05/sats-show-pakistan-super-sizing-its-nuclear-weapons-complex/

It appears that Taliban forces are shooting at US troops with arms and ammo that the US gave to Afghanistan’s government forces. So, the Pentagon is indirectly the arms supplier for the Taliban? The GAO has been critical (as recently as 3 months ago) how the US didn’t account for thousands of rifles issued to Afghan security forces, and it has been proven that some of those weapons have been used to kill US soldiers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/world/asia/20ammo.html?hp

Soldiers are increasingly using online dating services while being deployed in war zones:
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/05/gns_online_dating_military_051809/

Comprehensive modeling on the Earth’s climate found that global warming will be at least twice as severe as estimated six years ago:
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/roulette-0519.html

DoE researchers found a way to turn plants into a renewable, nonpolluting replacement for crude oil in the creation of plastic:
http://www.pnl.gov/news/release.asp?id=371

Researchers found that lasers, nanotubes, and MRI can be used to incinerate cancer cells without damaging healthy cells nearby:
http://www.iop.org/News/news_34663.html

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The government of the Philippines is planning to impose a tax on text messages of 5 centavo (about 1 US cent) per text, which is more than what it currently costs to send text messages in the Philippines on many SMS plans!
http://www.telecomtv.com/comspace_newsDetail.aspx?n=44978&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10#

This analyst discusses the rumors about AT&T possibly buying Leap Wireless:
http://www.thedeal.com/dealscape/2009/05/should_att_jump_for_leap.php

Google is paying for its first TV commercial–they are having a big push for their Chrome browser:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3i123610bbb7b491bf69bc76f350cd722c

Pepsi sees an opportunity to fill the void caused by the decline of newspapers:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3i3afff90a1a8b3753a3bbca508d3329ab

Pepsi is looking to hire people with journalism experience (a lot of journalists have been let go lately!) to cover Internet Week events:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3id53e7ac87972131e9a9fa74b843e5e74

For Lori–Was “No Boundaries” the worst American Idol coronation song ever?
http://www.foxesonidol.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=4&article=article2687.art&page=1

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