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  • The Universe Is Shaped Like A...Soccer Ball?
    12/18/2006 9:43AM
    In one of the weirder results of recent studies, some astronomers are starting to believe that the universe may be much smaller than believed previously, and shaped like a soccer ball composed of [interlinked pentagonal panels][1]. No comment from the NFL or World Soccer yet... [1]: http://physicsweb.org/article ... Read Full Article
  • The Ocean's Food Chain is Collapsing
    12/07/2006 8:12AM
    A study published in the Journal Nature concludes that there is a drastic decrease in the phytoplankton in the world's oceans which is a direct correlation to the increase in global temperatures. Since all food chains begin with photosynthetic organisms this could signal the beginning of the collapse of the food ... Read Full Article
  • Organic Matter In Canadian Meteorite Predates Sun
    12/04/2006 8:58AM
    Scientists have discovered a meteorite in a Canadian lake which contains organic matter apparently predating the birth of the sun(!), get the details [here.][1] [1]: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/11/061130-meteorite.html ... Read Full Article
  • Books: Boning up on MySQL
    11/07/2006 1:27AM
    After years of using MySQL, I finally decided to it was time to do some homework and put MySQL to better use.  I bought [High Performance MySQL][1] and [PRO MySQL][2] and am glad I did.  [][1] With a couple of interesting database projects on the horizon and a long history of using MySQL at a basic leve ... Read Full Article
  • Seafood Population Depleted by 2048, Study Finds
    11/02/2006 3:03PM
    According to the Washington Post: "The world will run out of seafood by 2048 if steep declines in marine species continue at current rates, according to a study released today by an international group of ecologists and economists." Read the [article at the post.][1] [1]: http://www.washingtonpost ... Read Full Article
  • Book: An Argument Against Software Patents
    10/30/2006 2:45PM
    As reviewed on slashdot, a book that I will have to read: " ... he keeps the theory pretty simple: patents are supposed to maximize the size of the market. If nobody is providing a good, patents should induce somebody to provide, but if many people are providing the good, then a good patent regime shouldn't d ... Read Full Article
  • Source of Used BMW Parts.
    10/29/2006 10:49AM
    A site Duncan found: Used BMW motorcycle parts. Saved here for posterity. ... Read Full Article
  • GAO Chief Warns Economic Disaster Looms
    10/29/2006 10:13AM
    As reported on Yahoo Finance: "What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to ... Read Full Article
  • Suze Orman article on Insurance.
    10/24/2006 9:46AM
    An article by Suze Orman that includes alot of good information on a topic that has unfortunately become relevant recently: [Test Your Homeowners Insurance Smarts][1] [1]: http://finance.yahoo.com/columnist/article/moneymatters/11166 ... Read Full Article
  • What we've always known: White Bread can kill you
    10/21/2006 9:57AM
    "Eating lots of white bread raises the risk of a cancer that kills thousands of Britons every year, according to new research. Those who eat five slices a day are almost twice as likely to develop the most common form of kidney cancer compared to those who have one and a half slices. Scientists put the cause d ... Read Full Article
  • Copper Theft.
    10/20/2006 10:27AM
    A picture is worth a thousand words: [http://www.yml.com/uploaded\_html/albums/2006-10-17\_CopperTheft][1] [1]: http://www.yml.com/uploaded_html/albums/2006-10-17_CopperTheft ... Read Full Article
  • Technology May Save Or Destroy Us This Century
    10/05/2006 9:08AM
    According to this [article:][1]  "The continual advancement of [technology][2] will be critical in determining whether humanity will evolve into a true global civilization or destroy itself in the next century, a panel of experts said this week." [1]: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060930/sc_space/expert ... Read Full Article
  • Offshoring.
    10/02/2006 11:18AM
    As reported by slashdot:* "According to Ronald Reagan's former deputy secretary of the treasury in this article in Counterpunch, [globalization is destroying US I.T. jobs][1]. From the article: 'During the past five years (January 01 January 06), the information sector of the US economy lost 644,000 jobs, o ... Read Full Article
  • California Steps Up In the Climate Battle
    09/28/2006 9:04AM
    The governor of California signed [landmark lesgislation][1] on Wednesday that aims to cap and then reduce the state's greehouse gas emissions. Let's hope they can make it stick and that other states quickly follow--not surprisingly, Washington remains asleep at the wheel on this issue--and continues to duck respo ... Read Full Article
  • The Next Logical Step: Biomimicry
    09/27/2006 11:23AM
    Biomimicry: the art/science of life imitation. Proponents quite logically believe that instead of trying to reinvent the wheel (which we've been doing in most cases with technology since the beginning of the industrial revolution), why not do what already works? By studying nature's existing processes (which ... Read Full Article
  • Bank Index Site - bankrate.com
    09/25/2006 11:08AM
    A bank index site that allows you to search the country for a wide variety of banking products including the highest yield savings accounts: (as of this writing it seems to be 5.4%): ... Read Full Article
  • GNNP Green Net National Product instead of GDP
    09/25/2006 11:00AM
    I came across this article at money.com. It discusses how the GDP might be an outdated indicator for the health of an economy and offers up the GNNP - Green Net National Product - which includes depreciation on national infrastructure, decreases in natural resources as they are consumed and the impact of environmental ... Read Full Article
  • Honda Claims Clean Diesel Breakthrough
    09/24/2006 11:50PM
    Honda may have done it again. They are announcing that they've developed a new diesel catalyst system that eliminates NOX (nitrogen oxide) emissions, the primary component of concern in diesel exhaust. Get the details [here.][1] They say that they plan to start selling vehicles equipped with the new technolo ... Read Full Article
  • Renewable Energy, Green Building, etc. Conference in DC Oct 14th + 15th
    09/24/2006 2:42PM
    Got a flyer in the mail for a "Green Festival" at the DC Convention Center on Oct 14th and 15th. Exhibitors include companies from the Green Building and Energy world in addition to renewable energy companies including a fuel cell company. More information on the [greenfestivals.org site.][1] [1]: http ... Read Full Article
  • New Yahoo Charts
    09/24/2006 10:52AM
    Yahoo now has flash based charts with tutorials by InvestTools at: ... Read Full Article
  • You go, Clinton!
    09/23/2006 10:14AM
    As reported on Slashdot:* "ABC news is reporting that former President Bill Clinton has announced the creation of a $1 Billion [investment fund devoted to renewable energy][1]. This will be an investment fund as opposed to charity, and Clinton has said that 'The Green Fund would focus on reducing dependence o ... Read Full Article
  • This Could Change Everything
    09/21/2006 12:03AM
    Eestor, a privately held Texas company (no website) has [a new battery technology][1] . They plan on producing a high output solid state battery with a million+ charge cycle capacity, and a recharge time of minutes instead of hours (already tested). It is expected to be cost competive with lead acid batteries. I ... Read Full Article
  • VERP and Sendmail.
    09/20/2006 1:08PM
    I've been doing some searches on VERP, Variable Envelope Return Paths, and Sendmail and so far this is what I've found ... posting them here for posterity: [http://www.velocit ... Read Full Article
  • Yahoo has changed it's mail acceptance policy
    09/20/2006 11:10AM
    We found out the hard way with a recent Personal Stock Streamer announcement to our customers that Yahoo has changed the rules for sending them email. More information can be found on this page: One possible solution for handling bounce messages i ... Read Full Article
  • GM (!?!) Ahead Of the Crowd (?!?)
    09/20/2006 9:16AM
    Astoundingly enough, it appears that GM may have a [price competive fuel cell powered vehicle][1] available by 2010, jumping ahead of nearly all competitors. If they can pull this off, it would be huge for GM and for the fight against climate change. Supposedly, they will begin giving loaning out test vehicles to ... Read Full Article