It may be the fossilized remains of Ivar's prized proto-clam: http://www.komonews.com/news/offbeat/Ivars-Mystery-object-in-tunnel-may-be-giant-fossil-clam-236438221.html
How much of my data plan is running this speed test for the FCC going to eat up?
Spoken like a Fire Controlman.
I had a t-shirt with that slogan on it back in FC A-school.
Snorky.... speaks... man!
The mobile site doesn't crash my blackberry, but it sure is slow, and I wasn't able to click on any stories.
At the facility where I work, you cannot have the camera hardware in the phone; disabling it in software isn't close to sufficient. You have to remove the camera module, fill in the cavity where the module was with JB-weld or other hard epoxy so that the phone can never again have a camera, and then get the phone inspected by security, and get a sticker/card for it. Another nearby facility I occasionally have to visit doesn't even allow that, the phone has to be non-camera from the factory.
The only reason I still have a blackberry is because it is the only thing close to a smartphone I can get without a camera. At least, without voiding the warranty on a new phone I have to pay big bucks for.
All this computer power is going to climate study/prediction, while weather prediction is limping along with
I think Seattle is far enough away to just get ash fall. Tacoma, Puyallup, and Sumner on the other hand, are directly downstream and are going to get BURIED by the lahars coming off the mountain. A few small towns and a lot of recreational area are going to get hammered by the pyroclastic flows.
That was in '98. OP is talking about in the 70's when all states were required by the feds to have a 55 MPH speed limit or lose highway funding.
In '97-'98 there were way too many idiots on the roads thinking 120 mph was reasonable and prudent. Even on the twisty 2 lane roads.
Sample question from the TSA survey:
Do you think the TSA is:
a) Doing an excellent job
b) Doing a great job
c) The best thing EVAR!
d) The reason I hate America, children, and puppies.
This has ruffled the collective feathers of Anonymous, who have formed Operation Australia to show just how insecure data actually is when retained by governments.
The group started by hacking 10 state government websites and have now threatened to hack a local ISP if the inquiry doesn't rule out data retention."
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City judge José Henrique Mallmann was apparently inspired by other prisons that offer prisoners incentives for riding bikes. At Phoenix, Ariz.’s Tent City Jail, female prisoners who want to watch television are required to pedal stationary bikes that power TVs. The technology has been in use at some fitness clubs for years, and is gaining traction for use in everyday life by cycling enthusiasts."
In other places, they have forest kindergartens, in the US, the lawsuit-driven regulations prevent trees, streams and cats at schools. http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/school-inspectors-say-trees-too-dangerous/
There's a segment of Americans that want to live in a perferctly clean, safe bubble. The lawsuits they file against anybody and everbody when the world doesn't meet their expectations bring about regulations keep the rest of us from having the choice to be dirty and unsafe. The laws have changed significantly even since I was a kid. According to conventional wisdom, I should have never survived childhood.