After getting deposed by two major tech companies — first SAP, then Hewlett-Packard — less than a year into his CEO tenure, Léo Apotheker has disappeared from the tech industry’s radar (aided, perhaps, by that one-way plane ticket HP offered to buy him back to France).
Which may be for the…
Like Ned Ryerson, there are some irksome stories out there that keep coming back and coming back and coming back and just need to be put out of their misery. Or, like Needlenose Ned, punched in the face. (Bing!)
In honor of Groundhog Day, and on behalf of Phil Connors and the entire Channel 9…
Incoming MIT student sent her acceptance letter into space.
From Erin in Georgia:
I decided to send my Tube to the edge of space! I turned it into an Amateur Radio High-Altitude Ballooning project. I used two GPS-equipped ham radio transmitters (APRS) using the callsigns AK4JG-11 (me) and K4ETY-11 (my dad) to send out position packets from the Tube so I could track it on the ground. (The thing I’m soldering in the beginning is one of the trackers.) My dad and I made custom antennas for the radios for the flight. (You see one of them at the bottom of all the footage from the TubeCam.) The camera mounted to the Tube (“TubeCam”) for the ride was a GoPro Hero camera, taking 960p HD video. The balloon was an 800 gram weather balloon, filled with Helium.
We launched the payload around 1 pm from Lumpkin, GA on January 16, 2012. The entire flight from launch to landing lasted nearly 2 hours. Maximum altitude was approximately 91,000 feet. It landed just east of I-75 and south of Cordele, GA. Ironically, it decided to land in a small patch of trees surrounded by cotton fields. (We were aiming for the fields.) Luckily, it wasn’t very high up and we were able to recover everything safely. It was fun! (:
The background song is “Circuit” by Sonic Adventure Project, courtesy of BeatPick.com.
I f-ing love Antiques Roadshow. Everyone does! And finally the cable channels caught on to the majesty of people who are experts in really specific fields appraising old stuff for average joes so they can go “Really????”
Pawn Stars. Storage Wars. American Pickers.
All because of the nomadic little public television show that could.
On a more serious note: Debt. Nobody likes that shit. I’d go with the Mark Dayton approach.
SOCIALIST ROBoT <3
One of our favorite places to check out antiques is Goss Avenue Antiques & Interiors, located at 946 Goss Avenue in Germantown.
The first time we came here, we left about 2 hours later…there was literally so much to see. I love looking at mass amounts of cake plates, pitchers, and…
Medieval Ring on Antiques Roadshow
(One of my favorite shows. I guess everything BBC is my favorite.)
Self Portrait with Antiques, Anna Grinevich
No 19th century Italian filigree again??… :o(