Vista Redux

Previously I’ve blogged about the new Microsoft Operating system, Vista. As much as I didn’t want to, I finally had to break down and purchase Vista to be able to…

Pilot 1 Hijacker 0

Spanish security forces surround a hijacked Air Mauritania Boeing 737 passenger plane after it landed at Gando airport in Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary…

The Original Star Trek – Now CGI Overhauled

This past weekend I stumbled across an old original (or so I thought) Star Trek episode called “The Doomsday Machine” where a big ugly “horn-o-plenty” looking space robot goes around…

Irrigation most likely to blame for Central California warming

A few folks have mentioned to me over the years that they thought we haven’t been getting as many frosts and freezes as in the past, that mosquitos were worse…

Teraflops

The “Big Ben” Cray XT3 at University of Pittsburg Computer Center runs at 10 Teraflops Ok if you aren’t computer savvy. you might think “tri-tera-flops…a dinosaur?” or maybe “Tera Flops”…

Space Junk Box Score

Due to the interest in my space junk entry below, I thought I’d provide an up to date list of all the objects in low earth orbit and who the…

An end to space travel?

The picture above shows space junk being tracked by NORAD radar This is one of the most depressing pieces of news I’ve read in awhile. It means the beginning of…

The Sun has a dimmer switch?

Here’s some “inconvenient” news. According to a new theory proposed by renowned astrophysicist Robert Ehrlich of George Mason University, Ice ages are not caused by planet Earth’s orbital variations as…

Here it comes – The Pineapple Express

A lot of folks have begun to talk about a drought. The ER even ran a “People on the Street” this Sunday asking about it. The Pacific satellite image above…

The Worry Poll

Lately it seems that we have a lot to worry about. During the cold war, it was Russia, communism, and the bomb. Now we seem to have a more complex…

Wal-Mart and Fred Meyer in Chico

I’m not blogging a position for nor against Wal-Mart, but I am providing some observations for consideration and discussion. We’ve already had a Wal-Mart like superstore that offered groceries, pharmacy,…

Tornados run amuck, film at 11

Who can forget the cartoon scene shown above where Wile E. Coyote has a little trouble controlling some tornados he seeds in yet another futile attempt to capture the elusive…

Electricity related to peak oil

There’s an article in The Oil Drum that focuses on electricity production; or rather how or what we will need to do to keep pace with people’s demands while balancing…

Almost a Darwin Award Winner

From the "almost a Darwin Award winner" department and from WISN-TV in Milwaukee…TV News Truck Breaks Through Ice: Even though the temperatures have fallen, the ice on many bodies of…

Streamin' – Now anywhere in Chico

You may have heard or seen that I donated the equipment and continue to provide the high bandwidth server to carry the City Council Meetings, School Board, Planning Commission and…

Foul Weather Frenzy

Wine Blog

It’s not often that I get to have a glass of wine at a restaurant in Chico and have WiFi Connectivity at the same time. Having both of these at…

Individuality

You know the old saying that “no two snowflakes are alike“? Well it may be possible for two snowflakes to be alike after all. There’s a fascinating article in LiveScience…

Weather Channel Issues Ultimate Professional Insult

UPDATE: The national website www.junkscience.com has referenced this blog entry. From the waaaayyyy over the top department: The Weather Channel’s climatologist, Dr. Heidi Cullen who hosts the program “The Climate…

Ubuntu – an amazing alternative to Windows

Anyone who knows much about me knows that I’ve been a strong advocate for alternate energy, and that I’ve put my money where my mouth is by putting solar power…

1500 year solar cycle shows climate impacts

I’ve been saying this all along…the sun is the Big Kahuna of climate change on earth. CO2 effects pale in comparison to the effects of the sun. I’ll have more…

We need a Blue Line!

City Councilor Ann Schwab proposed a “Gold Line” to protect the foothills from development as a complement to the Green Line which protects rich agricultural farmland to the west of…

Ultimate Geek Home Theatre

When I first saw this I thought for sure it was fellow blogger Lon Glazners basement, since he finds ways to work Star Trek into many things he writes about.…

Top Ten WORST Domain Names

The titles says it all. These are the least thought out, dumbest, just plain old ridiculous domain names registered to very serious websites and businesses… enjoy! 1. A site called…