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Comment Unnecessary (Score 1) 228

Commercial landscaper here... Companies/people using leaf blowers are wasting everyone's time and money. Period. Blowing around leaves that you can easily rake up is simply an idiotic, colossal waste of energy, and quite frankly a pain in the (r)ear, and as multiple posters pointed out, disturbs your thought process with the loudness. The crew using leaf blowers instead of rakes or brooms is quite ridiculous! Every time I see a crew blowing around leaves instead of taking the time to rake them up, it simply makes me laugh! Fools.
The Internet

Ship Anchor, Not Sabotaging Divers, Possibly Responsible For Outage 43

Nerval's Lobster writes "This week, Egypt caught three men in the process of severing an undersea fiber-optic cable. But Telecom Egypt executive manager Mohammed el-Nawawi told the private TV network CBC that the reason for the region's slowdowns was not the alleged saboteurs — it was damage previously caused by a ship. On March 22, cable provider Seacom reported a cut in its Mediterranean cable connecting Southern and Eastern Africa, the Middle East and Asia to Europe; it later suggested that the most likely cause of the incident was a ship anchor, and that traffic was being routed around the cut, through other providers. But repairs to the cable took longer than expected, with the Seacom CEO announcing March 23 that the physical capability to connect additional capacity to services in Europe was "neither adequate nor stable enough," and that it was competing with other providers. The repairs continued through March 27, after faults were found on the restoration system; that same day, Seacom denied that the outage could have been the work of the Egyptian divers, but said that the true cause won't be known for weeks. 'We think it is unlikely that the damage to our system was caused by sabotage,' the CEO wrote in a statement. 'The reasons for this are the specific location, distance from shore, much greater depth, the presence of a large anchored vessel on the fault site which appears to be the cause of the damage and other characteristics of the event.'"
The Military

United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment Re:Terrible Video (Score 1) 218

Thanks for your vote of confidence. :D The video reminds me of the low quality tv commercials back in the day that would extol the virtues of 'next generation' tv's, which then induces forehead slapping moments of brevity. :D But seriously, I digress. There are many choices to show high quality demonstrations of next generation technology, such as posting it on YouTube, Vimeo or the like. This seems like some kids school handycam video, badly edited, with no presentation skills whatsoever. Ever hear of smooth transition effects in a modern video editor? Apparently not. And how about actual side by side comparisons instead of fading in and out and then showing different angles. Retarded. Someone better be scolded over this video, because its actually rather embarrassing to say the least.

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