Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bulls-Eye

US Open site: “X” Marks The Spot. Bad Karma. The US Open hazz it.

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TSA HAPPINESS!

This morning I got THE email from American Airlines: Due to your status in the AAdvantage® program, you may be eligible to participate in a screening pilot program being tested by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this fall. The goal … Continue reading

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One Of The Most Beautiful Sights You Will Ever See…..

http://www.youtube.com/get_player …is the sight of your electrical meter running BACKWARDS. Especially if you live in a place where electricity costs 40 cents per KwH (in most places on the mainland, it costs around 7 cents). Now that I’ve got my … Continue reading

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Great News From…….TSA?

OMG. I never thought I’d commit this phrase to electrons, but my email inbox contained great news today from the Transportation Security Administration and Customs & Border Protection. I’m not making this up. As you know from some of my … Continue reading

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The Inspiring Story of the Boffins at MIT Media Labs

This interview with Hugh Herr blew my mind. The guy is an intergalactic boffin, a real-life Tony Stark. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/10/137552538/the-double-amputee-who-designs-better-limbs I listened to the interview three times, just to make sure I got every word. Afterward, I ordered a copy of … Continue reading

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I Love Paul Krugman

If you’re at all interested in the current economic mess and don’t already read Paul Krugman’s column & blog in the New York Times, I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t agree with the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economics professor, … Continue reading

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ENSO Alert System Status: La Niña Watch!

La Niña Watch!!!! http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.html Last winter was La Niña and, very possibly, the best North American ski season in 50 years. If not the best, then definitely top 3. PowMow got 500 inches, and us AT guys were still touring … Continue reading

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