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Comment: Re:Will the madness ever end? (Score 1) 202

by jim_redwagon (#28880745) Attached to: Company Awarded "The Patent For Podcasting"
ok, free patent idea with HUGE royalty potential. the Manual Flatulence Diffuser.

I claim:

1) a method where by diffusing the heinous odors of flatulence, the method comprising the steps of
a) pinching ones nose by either thumb and index finger
b) pressing the back of ones hand to the nostrils

get this one and now every time someone tries to plug their nose you're golden!

Comment: Re:Same thing with the World Series (Score 1) 396

by jim_redwagon (#25571969) Attached to: Streaming Election Night Broadcast TV?
while too late... TBS offered their bare streams of the ALCS on their website. You'd get 4 views, pitcher, batter, behind the plate (large view) and then slightly delayed, the super-imposed flight of the ball and how it went traveled to the strike zone. I had to watch one game this way while my wife had on Desperate Housewives, yes, i know, but it kept you abreast of the action.
Biotech

+ - Biodiesel Brooklyn Bridge?

Submitted by isoscelated
isoscelated (1107129) writes "I live in Hunterdon County NJ where officials want to build a $10M biodiesel conversion plant from a small German company called Alphakat, which uses some kind of secret technology to turn trash into biodiesel. I'm afraid this company is selling us the Brooklyn Bridge. Does anyone know if this technology really works? It just sounds too good to be true..."
Media

+ - Sports Illustrated at the Final Four

Submitted by
greenfield
greenfield writes "Mike Tedesco from Microsoft's Pro Photo group has posted the first part of a writeup of the technology used by Sports Illustrated at the Final Four. It's pretty cool technology. Over 30 laptops are hardwired using almost a mile of Ethernet cable. A single photographer is able to trigger multiple cameras at once and have the images transmitted to a server within seconds. It's also worth rereading the Rob Galbraith article of a few years ago (previously linked by Slashdot). Disclaimer: I wrote several pieces of software used by SI at the Final Four."
Media (Apple)

+ - Could Apple be making $5M on undelivered iTunes?

Submitted by
texacali3d
texacali3d writes "Simple Technology asks, "Is Apple Making Bank on Undelivered iTunes Songs?"

Why doesn't Apple let people know if their gift of an iTunes song doesn't arrive at it's intended destination? If I place a cell phone call and it doesn't connect, I don't get charged. If I mail a letter, the post office will return undelivered mail to sender.

And is this 5 mil dollar amount correct in this quote from story?


"This little experiment begs the question, how much money is Apple making on undelivered music? Let's say that only two percent of the one billion songs downloaded last year were 'gifted' songs,' that would add up to 20 million songs. Now, that's hardly a drop in Apple's bucket of revenue, but if a twenty-five percent failure rate is the norm, then 5 million songs go undelivered while Apple makes around $4.95 million per year for failing to deliver songs."
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Power

+ - Cool 25m for a GW cure

Submitted by TeleLabourer
TeleLabourer (464756) writes "Richard Branson, founder of various Virgin Brands, has announced a $25m prize for some one finding a way to extract greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Last September he already announced to devote the earnings of his Virgin Atlantic airline and the Virgin Train rail business to climate protection efforts. That's something else than the 100k from that ExxonMobile sponsored Thinktank."
The Courts

+ - Stop child porn by locking up the children

Submitted by Beer_Smurf
Beer_Smurf (700116) writes "Teenagers taking risque photos of themselves are prosecuted for violating child pornography laws.
On March 25, 2004, Amber and Jeremy took digital photos of themselves naked and engaged in unspecified "sexual behavior." The two sent the photos from a computer at Amber's house to Jeremy's personal e-mail address. Neither teen showed the photographs to anyone else.
http://news.com.com/Police+blotter+Teens+prosecute d+for+racy+photos/2100-1030_3-6157857.html?tag=nef d.top"
Portables

+ - GPS shoes make people findable

Submitted by Radon360
Radon360 (951529) writes "Engineer Isaac Daniel has developed shoes that have a tiny Global Positioning System chip embedded in them. He started working on a prototype of Quantum Satellite Technology, a line of $325 to $350 adult sneakers that hit shelves next month. It promises to locate the wearer anywhere in the world with the press of a button. A children's line will be out this summer."

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