A Federal Emergency Management Agency official Thursday defended the agency’s handling of millions of dollars worth of supplies meant for survivors of the 2005 hurricanes, but pledged to check with states before any future giveaways. FEMA had given away more than $18 million in household …continue reading
Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges that allege he falsified Senate documents to cover up roughly $250,000 gifts from a powerful Alaska oil contractor. Stevens is the Senate’s longest-serving Republican, and was indicted this week on seven counts of …continue reading
One of the big money makers for cell phone companies is the early termination fee. If a user terminates a contract before it expires, they get charged a good chunk of money. I have experienced this with Alltel in the past. I was 30 days …continue reading
It’s becoming more common. People using their cell phone outside of the country and getting hit with a cell phone bill that’s in the thousands. The problem is so bad that recently an iPhone user decided to sue AT&T over a $2,000 bill. It …continue reading
The ASIMO Robot is an amazing humanoid robot prototype designed by the Honda company. I stumbled upon a video of the robot conducting an orchestra. This is one of the most amazing robot “acts” I have seen.
You can get your own ASIMO for less …continue reading
Over at the Windows Vista Team Blog, seems that their statistics are showing that Vista 64 bit is gaining users. According to Chris Flores, Microsoft has noticed an increase in 64 bit machines connecting to Windows update. In fact the number of machines using 64 …continue reading
Microsoft’s plans for post-Windows OS revealed – Software Development Times On The Web Microsoft is incubating a componentized non-Windows operating system known as Midori, which is being architected from the ground up to tackle challenges that Redmond has determined cannot be met by simply …continue reading
PrizeRebel is a very nice site where you can go and get free games and consoles. That’s right, free games and consoles.
Prizerebel has a huge selection of games you can get available for just about everything out there, XBox 360, Wii, PS3, and …continue reading
With Megan Watland’s kind permission, I am linking to her post about some pet factoids for your cats and dogs. Megan is a student and ‘soon-to-be-terrific-veterinarian’. She includes information such as the following:
“…Pennies minted after 1983 are made primarily of zinc, which can be …continue reading
Manny Ramirez has played his last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox. He is going west – far west – to Hollywood:
“…The Red Sox finally parted ways with their disgruntled slugger, sending him to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a startling, …continue reading
It seems that both DirectTV and Dish Network will be offering true 1080p broadcasts, but it will cost you. Both satellite companies are expanding their offerings of HD channels with DirectTV offering 130 channels and Dish Network hitting 100 channels by tomorrow. Currently both companies …continue reading
Well there seems to have been some improvements over at delicious.com, that according to their blog, should make the site more useful and faster. The Delicious team invites everyone over for a look at their new site, and I did just thought. I like the …continue reading
Songbird is a media browser and Web player built from Firefox, VLC Player, and SQLite. Songbird is open source and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions.
Version 0.6 adds better support for large libraries, smoother scrolling through libraries, faster filtering, speedier search, improvement memory …continue reading
I especially appreciated the Mojave Experiment that Microsoft recently shared with the world (where Vista-negative opinions were tested with a “new” version of Windows, code-named Mojave; it was then revealed to the participants after seeing the new version that what they were looking at was …continue reading
Word lets you link information from other sources in your document. When you receive a document that has linked information from other application, you may want to identify the source of the link to view the information in that application.
You can easily identify …continue reading
Trying to reap the health benefits of exercise? Forget treadmills and spin classes, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may have found a way around the sweat and pain. They identified two signaling pathways that are activated in response to exercise and converge …continue reading
A UC Davis graduate student has created short, colorful movies that show the development of open source software. With dancing points of light, rings of color and a soundtrack, the Code_swarm animations show how software such as the Python scripting language and the Apache Web …continue reading