Monthly Archives: December 2008

Eclipse by Saturn

I was watching a VODcast on TED the other day. There was a planetaryscientist talking about the cassini huygens mission.Was very interesting, however at the end she showed the most amazingphoto. It shows the sun being eclipsed by saturn. The…

Severed cable disrupts web access

BBC NEWS | Technology | Severed cable disrupts web access: “Internet and phone communications between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have been seriously disrupted after submarine cables were severed. It is thought the FLAG FEA, SMW4, and SMW3 lines,…

Man’s £5 debt repaid 39 years on

BBC NEWS | UK | England | South Yorkshire | Man’s £5 debt repaid 39 years on: “A Sheffield man who lent a penniless Australian tourist £5 to pay for a ferry trip in 1969 has been repaid his debt…

Snow-mageddon

Homepage – 680News – ALL NEWS RADIO: “By the time the snow storm blows out of the city, about 15-20 centimetres of snow could be on the ground in Toronto and most of the GTA, while the areas of Oakville…

Get ready for ‘Toyota shock’

Get ready for ‘Toyota shock’: “Those who argue Japan is better positioned than peers to weather the global crisis have a point. Japan’s roughly $US15 trillion of household savings offers a cushion the US, Europe and China lack. Japan also…

One More Question… | 44 | washingtonpost.com

One More Question… | 44 | washingtonpost.com: “Question No. 58 in the transition team vetting document for the Obama White House asks that applicants: ‘Please provide the URL address of any websites that feature you in either a personal or…

California, like printing its own money?

Bloomberg.com: News: “Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) — California, the world’s eighth-largest economy, may pay vendors with IOUs for only the second time since the Great Depression, State Finance Director Mike Genest said. In a letter to legislative leaders Dec. 1, Genest…

Foreclosure sales rise in the US

BBC NEWS | Business | Foreclosure sales rise in the US: “As a result of the increase in foreclosures, the banks now own almost a third of the homes on sale in America.” This is an amazing statistic

Organic food: Is it worth the extra money? – Health

Organic food: Is it worth the extra money? – Health: “The “Dirty Dozen”: Must-buy organic foods The “Dirty Dozen”: Must-buy organic foodsFruit Apples Cherries Grapes, imported (Chili) Nectarines Peaches Pears Raspberries Strawberries Vegetables Bell peppers Celery Potatoes Spinach The U.S.…