Tuesday, May 31, 2005
From Spectrum OnLine - >>If your picture of a gritty, coal-choked town of 140 000 souls in central China's Henan Province doesn't include high-speed Internet access, look again. More than 40 percent of the population of Yima, a town that is neither rich nor poor by Chinese standards, regularly goes online. Even outlying mud-wall villages have 8 megabit-per-second connections.<< Feature Article
Monday, May 30, 2005
Saturday, May 28, 2005
• Plays MP3, WMA & OGG music files
• 512MB Internal Storage
• Up to 40 hours of battery life
• Plays up to 17 hours of music
• FM Tuner & Recorder
• Transfers music up to 3X faster
The iFP-799 holds a full gigabyte but it's $50.00 more.
This should work with the Plantronics .Audio90 headset/mic combo. I hope.
Home Spa Organics :: Essential Oils :: Essential Oils A-F :: French Lavender, organic
Friday, May 27, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
>>One of every 3 software programs in use worldwide is pirated, a level virtually unchanged in recent years despite industry efforts to crack down on the problem.<<
Survey shows little progress in effort to halt pirated software / Industry losses reach $33 billion in 2004, business group says
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Get the right variety. Scent should comes from the flowers and the leaves. Look for a variety that grows tall. Take a cutting from the old one to the nursery. Maybe they can match it.
>> Lavender plants are sun loving and need well-drained soil. They can be planted almost any time, and even started indoors from seed. Plants may succumb to old age after ten years but are cheaply replaced.<<
>> In the north, where winters are longer and more severe, lavender can be placed in pots and moved to a porch or other sheltered spot during the colder season. In the south, where summers last forever and it can be extremely hot, partial shade is recommended. Also, seek advice on specific varieties for your gardening zone.
If there is a sunny spot on the walkway to your house, that's an ideal place for a potted lavender or bush because its fragrance will surround you each time you arrive and leave. You'll get in the habit of running your fingers over its foliage to release the aroma as you pass. What could be better than a single plant that is decorative, aromatic and provides ingredients for many other projects? <<
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Telegraph | News | NHS 'dirtier than food factories'
Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
"Scientology is rooted in strict scientific principles, such as the measurement of engrams in the brain by the E-Meter," Kurz said. "Scientology uses strictly scientific methodologies to undo the damage done 75 million years ago by the Galactic Confederation's evil warlord Xenu—we offer our preclear followers procedures to erase overts in the reactive mind. Conversely, Fictionology is essentially just a bunch of make-believe nonsense."
The Onion | Scientology Losing Ground To New Fictionology
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
>>Now Westminster Council hopes a new wireless microphone could help tackle the problem.
It plans to attach the device to lamp posts outside houses, allowing inspectors to monitor sound levels. If neighbours make too much noise, council officials will.
FPI 2005: Microphones to catch noisy neighbours
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
I just had to post this email I received. A couple of the Benetech team members hold the patent on the talking GPS locator for the blind technology, and this user is using technology we helped create.
From: "Rich Irwin"
Thought I would share a great GPS experience I had last week. I needed to take a 50 mile trip using several public transit systems to an area I had never been before. After a short cab ride, a Golden Gate Bus ride to San Francisco, a BART ride to Pittsburgh, I was told to take a Delta Transit bus to Oakley. Not only had I not been to Oakley before, but I had never heard of Delta Transit. I found the bus stop and the correct bus with the help of another passenger who was taking the same bus. What we both learned quickly was that this was the bus drivers first day on the route. After about a half hour of bus ride, as we left one of the stops, everyone on the bus hollered at the driver that he was going the wrong way. He went a few more blocks before he stopped and asked the passengers if they knew how to get back on the route. The general response was that nobody knew. I had my Braille Note GPS on and asked him where he needed to be to get back on the route. He gave me the intersection where he had made the wrong turn. I mapped a vehicular route from our current position and let the Braille Note tell him how to get back. Needless to say, everyone on the bus was amazed that the blind guy could navigate better than they could. What a great tool the Braille Note GPS is!
The Dawson Group :: Ad blitz dismisses obesity threat as 'hype'
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Blogger: User Profile: NJ Skillz
Friday, May 06, 2005
This sounds way too dull to read but I'm going to do it anyway.
Will Google support two different policies on censorship?
CNN gets accused of blog spam and search engine spamming. CNN on the Spam Attack? from Wired explains how blogger Nick Lewis spotted what he felt was a strange post that was pushing CNN programs. He spotted similar posts on...
From Search Engine Watch Blog 4/29/05:
European Libraries Back Alternative To Google Library Project
In Google: Print & Library
Europe rallies against Google library from AFP notes that 19 major European libraries are backing a plan to put European books online, in reaction to Google's project to digitize books. The move, said the president of France's national library, is...
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
From Radio Free Asia Uyghur rights activists say the problem stems from the poverty of the families concerned, but is also part of a wider pattern of discrimination against Uyghurs in China, who are subject to strict religious and political control by Beijing.
Gangs promise paying jobs
"Chinese human-traffickers come to the Uyghur region from inner China and tell the girls that they will find them paying jobs," Uyghur businesswoman and rights activist Rebiya Kadeer, who was recently released from a Chinese prison, told RFA.
RFA: Trafficked Uyghur Children May Not See Home Again
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
>>The gathering will be held at MIT's East Campus Courtyard. Dorai gave the specific coordinates for anyone needing to plug them into some futuristic machine: 42:21:36.025N, 71:05:16.332W.<<
Time Traveler Convention Planned for Saturday, May 7 - Yahoo! News