Yahoo Rejects “Ludicrous” Microsoft Offer

Over the weekend, another offer was made from Microsoft to take over Yahoo. Again, the takeover was rejected: “Microsoft would have bought Yahoo’s search engine while Mr Icahn would have ended up with the rest of the business. Yahoo objected to being given only 24 hours to consider the offer and there being no opportunity…

New Manhattan Project for Energy Independence

The idea is simple. It has been done twice before. First during WWII when the US was able to develop an atomic weapon and again when we put a man on the moon. Both times the US gathered the best of the best to tackle the problem and both times a solution was obtained. So…

Instant Oragami

Ok, I found this site while moseying around the web.  I thought it was funny.  My favorite is “The Orca” Instant Origami Nothing practical here, just a little something fun for you and it might give you a bit of a laugh.  Who doesn’t need a laugh every now and then right? Enjoy!

Twine, A New Social Networking Site

I just found this new social networking site that looks to be promising.  Right now it is in BETA and is invite only.  I suggest you sign up for it.  From what I am reading this will be a pretty popular social networking application. Interest Networks Twine is a new service that helps you organize,…

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Rocketman Plans to Launch Scale Model Saturn V

Every once in a while, you hear a local news story that is just kewl. I though this was worth a few paragraphs here. Not too far from me, especially in the context of this topic, dwells a gentleman who has earned the nickname "rocketman". I first heard about in this article. Ohio resident Steve…

Apple Update-A-Palooza

Like taxes and death, the hype surrounding Apple’s launch of the iPhone 3G is unavoidable. I’m not an Apple hater, nor am I an Apple fanboy, so I guess I fall somewhere in between… but I still had to shrug my shoulders when it came to those people who sat/stood/crawled in the various lines at…

Planning For Encryption In Vista Part I

Vista includes two encryption technologies: Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker Drive Encryption. Some prior planning is required to implement either technology effectively. EFS is designed so that it’s not necessary to have a Certificate Authority (CA) on the network to use file encryption. If there’s no CA, the EFS component will issue a self…

Major League Eating: The Game Launches Today For WiiWare

Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that the first videogame based on the exciting world of competitive eating will launch exclusively for WiiWare on July 14th, 2008. Major League Eating: The Game features the world’s greatest gurgitory athletes competing across a variety of foods and venues. As featured on ESPN during the Nathan’s Famous Fourth…

Always At Your Service

Who doesn’t long for household help at times? Service robots will soon be able to relieve us of heavy, dirty, monotonous or irksome tasks. Research scientists have now presented a new generation of household robots, the "Care-O-bot 3". The one-armed robot glides slowly to the kitchen table. With its three fingers, it carefully picks up…