Monday, November 25, 2002

Identity Theft Case Called Largest Ever

Identity Theft Case Called Largest Ever
In what is being called the largest identity theft case in U.S. history, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney charged three men with running an identity theft ring that impacted more than 30,000 consumers whose credit information was stolen and abused.

Sunday, November 24, 2002

S.F. struck by love / Cupid's big bow gets rise out of passers-by

S.F. struck by love / Cupid's big bow gets rise out of passers-by
It looks like Cupid left the tools of his trade in San Francisco.

The partial bow and a 60-foot-tall piece of an arrow -- titled "Cupid's Span" -- rose Friday morning in a new park near the foot of the Bay Bridge.

I saw this being built for the last several months, but didn't realize until last week what it was.

Added to the Science Sidebar Section:

Science News Online

Science Blog

Friday, November 22, 2002


LA - Info About Nick
Why did you create LA To give people all over the world a chance to see Los Angeles. Since my job takes me to so many places in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, I decided to install a cam in my vehicle to share L.A. with everyone.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

National CEO predicts date of tech upturn - Tech News -

National CEO predicts date of tech upturn - Tech News -
LAS VEGAS--The upturn in the technology industry will be in full swing seven months and two days from now, according to Brian Halla, chief executive officer at National Semiconductor.
Using complex mathematical models, neural networks, historical patterns and an eye toward current events, Halla--with a dose of Vegas showmanship--predicted in a keynote speech at Comdex Fall 2002 on Tuesday that the tech industry will be at the apex of a wild growth swing on June 21, 2003, primarily driven by embedding radio and semiconductors into a wide variety of items.

The Palm Platform is Dead

Dell has released two Pocket PC Handhelds at $200 and $300 respectively (after mail in rebate). These are full color units. Pocket PC's have better integration with MS Outlook, handle multimedia better, and have higher resolution screens then Palm handhelds. I don't think you can get a color Palm unit cheaper than this, so there really is no good reason to purchase a Palm unit anymore.

Sunday, November 17, 2002

The Register - Microsoft SEC filing shows hideous losses except for Windows

The Register
The mysterious shroud surrounding Microsoft's revenues was dispelled yesterday, when the company revealed that it is losing shedloads of money on everything bar client Windows, server and Office software. In these, naturally, it's making even bigger shedloads, but it's abundantly clear who's paying the rent, and financing the assaults into new areas.

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Friday, November 08, 2002

The Bitter End / Art of the Edo Period

The Bitter End / Art of the Edo Period
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) was a Japanese painter and wood engraver, born in Edo (now Tokyo). He is considered one of the outstanding figures of the Ukiyo-e school of printmaking.

Some beautiful Japanese art here - makes great wallpaper.

Coffee Addicts Less at Risk From Diabetes

-- Discovery Health Channel -- coffee, diabetes
People who drink lots of coffee run a far lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the disorder that has reached epidemic proportions in the industrialised world, a study says

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Yahoo! News - Squirrel Terrorizes Town

Yahoo! News - Squirrel Terrorizes Town
Children have been attacked, grown men chased and residents of Knutsford, central England, are fearful of letting their kids out to play, the Times newspaper said.

Saturday, November 02, 2002

Top 'Cats: Ariz. boasts talent, depth No. 1 team has plenty in reserve

Top 'Cats: Ariz. boasts talent, depth No. 1 team has plenty in reserve
The Wildcats, a perennial power since Olson left behind Iowa ... in 1983, go into the coach's 20th season here with the No. 1-ranked team in college basketball -- including a group of reserves that maybe would rate as the 25th-best team in the nation, too.
That's how deep and talented Olson's latest juggernaut is.

I am an Alumni and a huge fan!

Add free portals and search engines.

My Way
" Web surfers all the conveniences of the free Web -- e-mail, financial and weather data, and Google searches. But it strips the site of intrusive advertisements, such as rich media banners and pop-up and pop-under ads." - CNET
See also altavista which has dropped advertisements from its home page.