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Archive for January, 2007
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped into the 2008 presidential race yesterday, immediately squaring off against Senator Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic field in what is effectively the partyâ€™s first primary, the competition for campaign donations.
Boeing, the people that makes a larger number of popular commercial jets, is working on a version of their very popular 747 plane, the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet. CNET has pictures of the inside of the plane, and it looks awesome! Of course, as CNET says “…those sitting in coach in the 747-8 Intercontinental are likely to have a similar experience to those on other planes: cramped.”
Have a contract already with a phone company? Want to switch to Cingular and get an iPhone in June? Well, this story on digg tells you how. Plus, WIRED Magazine and WikiHow have more tips on escaping your contract. Plus, Apple and Cingular may offer a special contract that would make it easier for non-Cingular companies to get an iPhone.
Today, I looked out the window of class to see — snow! I was so excited that finally it had snowed in New York. But, to my great dismay only 5 minutes later the sky was totally clear. The ground wasn’t even damp at all. Damn you crazy weather!
If you’re a total Apple geek like me, today’s the holiest day of the year — Steve Jobs’ Macworld keynote. And, if you’re like me and couldn’t attend in person, UneasySilence has provided a list of live Internet text feeds to track what “one more thing” Steve Jobs will be releasing this time. So keep your eyes peeled at your computer screen for 9 AM to 11 AM PDT for the biggest Apple event of the year.
Authorities were investigating widespread reports today of a strong odor similar to natural gas that permeated parts of New York and New Jersey during the morning commute.
New York City agencies and the United States Coast Guard were responding to numerous calls on emergency telephone lines. Fire trucks raced around in search of the odor.
The smell was reported from Manhattanâ€™s midtown to Battery Park City, and strong odors were reported in Jersey City, said a spokesman for New Yorkâ€™s emergency management office, Jarrod Bernstein.
Some office workers were evacuated from their buildings, and a woman was taken away by ambulance, apparently overcome by the smell, New York 1 television reported.
But, don’t worry, it’s just a harmless gas leak. Says NY1:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this morning that it is not clear what is causing the natural gas smell that has been sweeping the city, however he said it is not believed to be dangerous and that city sensors are not reporting elevated levels of natural gas.
Hundreds of reports of the odor began flooding the 911 system around 9 a.m. in parts of Manhattan and New Jersey.
Bloomberg said there was a small natural gas leak reported at 6th Street and Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village earlier this morning, but that it would not have caused such a pervasive smell.
Con Edison and city agencies are still working to determine the cause of the smell.
The mayor also said that air quality sensors throughout the city do not measure any high concentrations of natural gas that would be cause for concern, and that Con Edison has said that there has not been a drop in pressure along the natural gas line
Still, now seems like a great time for “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” It’s a gas, gas, gas!
Today is a sad, sad day in the history of The New York Giants. Today, the Giants lost their wild card playoffs game to the Philidelphia Eagles, 23-20. And the worst part is that the Eagles scored the tiebreaking field goal with 3 seconds left in the game (though, on a lighter note, Tiki Barber will now begin a happy retirement from the NFL that will most likely mean a very successful TV career).
This is why I started this post with the words Yeetgadal v’ yeetkadash sh’mey rabbah, the first words of Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead. For some reason, now seems like a very appropriate time to play Jennifer Hudson’s song from Dreamgirls, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”
ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iranâ€™s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear â€œbunker-bustersâ€, according to several Israeli military sources.
Yikes. Well, I guess it’s better than Iran having the bomb.
UPDATE: Never mind…