The Blimps are coming

June 11, 2008
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New Airship Designs Are More Than Just a Lot of Hot Air


It’s not going to replace the 747, but it looks like the airships may be making a comeback.

As the search intensifies for transportation not reliant on petroleum-based fuel, several companies are promoting a new generation of airship technology. A British Company called SkyCat is licensing its heavy-lift airship design; and the Zeppelin NT, built with proceeds from the Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin endowment, recently completed its maiden flight.

On its website, the American Blimp Corporation provides a basic explanation of how airships work. Non-rigid airships, known as blimps, are members of the Lighter than Air family of aircraft, a category that also includes hot air balloons. They have no wings and no structure within their envelope, only air and helium, gases which allow an airship to retain its shape and creates buoyant lift.

now just imagine a wildcat in a skycat..

Addictionary: Democracy for Definitions

August 25, 2007
A place to store (and share) all the words you make up.
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What is Addictionary?

The Addictionary is an online open dictionary for words that
don’t exist in the English language, but perhaps should – a
democracy for definitions.

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A great one day break from the office grind filled with your favorite activities.
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I Wrote This For You

August 24, 2007
Go visit the site. I did. And now it is in my RSS feed. I find something here. Go see if you do, too.
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I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for.
You were meant to read these words.

The Animal

It’s when you forget who you are that you are most beautiful.

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The Burst

Live like nature. Explode slowly, day by day, from the center outwards. You won’t notice how brightly you burn or how big you’ve grown until you look back. And then you will be amazed.

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Laser Printers as bad as Cigarette Smoke

August 1, 2007
I knew smoking wasn’t that bad!
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Laser printers as bad as cigarette smoke


Globe and Mail Update

July 31, 2007 at 12:47 PM EDT

TORONTO — Some laser printers emit as much fine-particle pollution as cigarette smoke, which can lodge deep in people’s lungs to pose a significant health threat, Australian researchers have found.

Some popular brand printers release so much toner into the air that the amount of fine particles in office air increases five-fold during work hours, and new toner cartridges and graphic-heavy printing projects further boost the amount of ultra-fine powder in the air.

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AT&T drops iPhone from webpage

August 1, 2007 is working again
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Rumors that Apple is wearing the pants a little too often in their iPhone relationship with AT&T have received a boost, now that the wireless carrier seems to have stopped promoting the pricey phone on their main page barely a month after its June 29th launch. While we know that Apple negotiated an unprecedented deal for a percentage of every iPhone customer’s monthly contract, many suspect AT&T is becoming less and less happy with the rest of Apple’s plans. Note, for example, the iPhone’s lack of any integration with AT&T’s profitable video, audio and ringtone offerings – all things that Apple either sells through their iTunes Store right now or, in the case of ringtones, is widely expected to with a future software update. The more software and media-based services Apple prepares to unleash, the more monthly, revolving revenue passes by AT&T’s bottom line.
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Boss Kills Employees who Asked for Raises

July 31, 2007
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EAST POINT, Georgia (AP) — The owner of a car dealership has been accused of killing two employees because they kept asking for pay raises.

Milinavicius, who was having financial problems, told police he shot the two Thursday after they kept asking for more pay, said police in East Point, which is just outside Atlanta.

“He told us that he was under a lot of stress,” East Point police Capt. Russell Popham said. “Unfortunately, he decided to take his anger out with violence.”

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Canadian marine scientists discover quirky creatures

July 31, 2007
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One of the creatures discovered in the underwater gully. One of the creatures discovered in the underwater gully.
An octopus with ears like an elephant? Scallops that hang like bats? Yup, they’re real and they live off the East Coast.
The creatures were found after Canadian marine scientists fitted the coast guard ship Hudson with Canada’s most powerful deep-sea diving robot, and sent it to explore water too deep for humans.
“It was looking into areas that we have never gone before. Isn’t that how it goes?”asked lead scientist Ellen Kenchington ofthe Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax.
It may sound like something out of Star Trek or a Jules Verne novel, butthe team of 20 marine scientists stayed closer to home, venturing out in the Sable gully marine protected area and other regions off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
The octopus was spotted on the second dive at 2,500 metres. When the robot got close enough, the researchers could see the metre-long octopus had fins near its eyes.
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