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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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The Wii (pronounced "Weeeeeeeee!!!!") is Nintendo's highly anticipated new game console. Previously know as 'Project Revolution', the successor to the Nintendo GameCube came out 2 weeks ago and I finally got a chance to give it a try. For only $250, the Wii comes with a game, a controller comprised of a Wiimote and a nunchunk, and a sensor bar. The PS3 and the Xbox 360 are both much more expensive and still require you to buy a game (add an extra $60) to enjoy the system. Nintendo's console is therefore a really good bargain compared to the competition. More than its price, what sets aside... Read More
First, there was the spinach scare and then a few bad heads of lettuce. Now, E. Coli breakouts are coming out of a new source, Taco Bell. Three different Taco Bell restaurants in New Jersey have presumed to be responsible for 22 cases of E. coli poisoning, 2 of which have been deemed serious. Two employees have been found to be contaminated with the E. Coli bacterium but were not showing symptoms of illness. An additional 14 cases arose in Long Island shortly thereafter and are currently being investigated to see whether there is a connection between these new infections and the restaurant... Read More
The Hated, the Frustrated, and Personal Initiative – How things will change. I'm not a writer, but do things – like all those others out there e.g. run / work / play / have a life / use a computer. I don't hate, was frustrated, and took the Linux plunge because of what I mentioned. I took the personal initiative. Linux works in real-life / real-time and helps me do things. Simply it does things for me that I always wanted to do. Once you get involved, the end result is simply amazing. No one lead me by the hand – but I took the personal initiative. I had no budget, but always asked why... Read More
Shouldn't "fat free" milk cost less than whole milk? Someone or something got your fat, they didn't throw it away. That's just an example. There are tons of stuff that we pay more for to get less. Cholesterol free doesn't come cheap, sugar free cookies cost way more than regular cookies. Carbohydrate free is always more expensive. What do they do with all those extra carbs, is there a giant warehouse of stored carbohydrates? Organic vegetables are pesticide free and we know crop dusters aren't cheap. It seems "healthy" has become a marketing plan, take stuff out, give them less, charge them more.... Read More
It is becoming clear that the various religious lobbies have petitioned their congressmen and senators to dismiss the first clause of the 1st Amendment to the constitution. Often called the Establishment Clause, it is these ten words which attempt to separate the church from the state. In most cases the second clause called the Free Exercise clause protecting religion from the state is more often considered the most important portion of this amendment. However, protecting the state from religion is becoming more and more necessary as scientific achievement brings forth advances which religious... Read More
Amazing Leonid showers are expected to begin tomorrow Saturday 18th around 9 p.m. in Los Angeles(12 a.m. EST). The Leonids are prolific showers composed of the dusty debris of the comet Temple-Tuttle which orbits the Sun at 33 year intervals. The resulting shooting stars got their names from the fact that they seem to stream from a precise point in the sky: the constellation Leo. This event is not unusual and actually occurs every year around the week of November 17th, but Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, is expecting this year's Leonids to be stronger than usual:... Read More
Microsoft's answer to the iPod is coming out Tuesday November 14th in the US (scheduled for release in 2007 in Europe). With the Playstation 3 and the Wii coming out, the end of this year 2006 is definitely high-tech. It took Microsoft 5 years to react to the Apple's iPod, but the wait is now over: the Zune is here. The highly anticipated MP3 player will offer a 30GB hard drive, WiFi connectivity, and a very large 3.0" screen to watch movies, TV shows or music videos. The Zune will also feature an FM tuner, something missing from all the iPods. The device itself is slightly larger and bulkier... Read More

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