UCSD Welcomes You — NOT

2 07 2009

There’s an old cliche – to err is human, to really screw things up requires a computer.  True true.  UCSD accidentally sent acceptance emails to applicants – who were supposed to be rejected.  Ouch!



U Pick The Prez

26 09 2008

I ran across a cool CNN Electoral Map Calculator.  It shows us that November’s election between Obama and McCain is very very close.  Who’s going to win?  It’s your guess or mine.  Check it out.



US Navy Destroyer DDG-1000 Zumwalt

24 09 2008

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke -class destroyers are considered to be the world’s best.  However, the Navy is planning on a new of destroyers, the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) will be the first.  If executed properly, the DDG-1000 will be revolutionary.

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Gov't Bailout Op-Ed

23 09 2008

I ran across a great op-ed by Ron Paul, talking about America’s current financial crisis.  Ron Paul bring so much clarity to the issues at hand.  It’s sad that the mainstream political parties hate him and marginalize him so much.  Ron Paul also appeared on CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: reshowing on YouTube.



Hall Of Shame – Verizon Wireless

18 09 2008

Verzion spend millions of dollars on advertising and shows a hundred people in each commercial.  Yet it took 3-1/2 days before it finally assigned 1 engineer to help police investigate a time-critical case in Kansas City.  Shame on you Verizon. Shame Shame Shame.



TED.com

16 09 2008

I found this great website, Ted.com.  They specialize in videos of people speaking about interesting topics in their specific areas of expertise.

Warning: the start of video is loud — turn speakers down.

  1. Open-source software
  2. Mushrooms that can save the world
  3. Free digital library


Scam Alert – FreeCreditReport.com

29 08 2008

I found this good article from digg.com, referring to the original article in the Huffington Post.



Beijing 2008 Olympic Tidbits 3

28 08 2008

Even though the games are over, I’ve accumulated quite a list of semi-news-worthy Olympic-related articles.

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Olympic Disqualifications

21 08 2008

When you hear “disqualification” you think of drugs, and rightly so.  Performance-enhancing drugs are illegal.  Because of disqualifications, medals can be taken away years later.  However, there have been disqualifications for other reasons as well.

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Dubai's Contruction Fetish

15 08 2008

In case you haven’t heard yet, the country of Dubai in the Middle East has a construction fetish.  Their strategy is to invest their oil money into the conversion of Dubai into a playground for the ultra-rich:  combining the Las Vegas pleasure with the New York power.  I’ve accumulated a few articles and pictures on what they’re up to:

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