How do they do that? That was a great Super Bowl, lots of momentum shifts and 'did that really just happen?' plays. But enough about the game - didn't you ever wonder how they get that first down line onto the field? Here's how it works. A fascinating system integrating technologies from exotic to humble: modems on the audio channel!? Hat tip: Ole Eichhorn.
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN! OK, this is funny. Ain't it wonderful the serious research you can do with the modern intertubes?
Yeah, me too. Even the advocates of 'green' fluorescent lights admit the quality is horrible. When we moved into our new home in 2000, I outfitted the kitchen with all CFLs. My wife didn't like the appearance, so they were moved to my study, where every one of the set is still working. Flash forward to late 2008. I pick up a four pack at a low (probably PG&E subsidized) price at Home Depot. One of the four is DOA. One the survivors gives a light so harsh it goes on the shelf. I'm watching to see if the other two outlive a typical incandescent. Quality standards have collapsed as CFLs have gone mainstream. I might suppose it could have something to do with anticipation of a government mandate, but that would be cynical. Fortunately, LED lighting that will actually deliver on longevity and decent emissions spectrum is dropping in price. (Disclosure: I have an investment in a company that supplies the LED industry.)
And yet more greenery education. Or would that be propaganda?
Michael Totten delivers... one of the most informative interviews on Israel and the Palestinians that I've read in a long time. Note I'm saying informative and insightful, not optimistic. A dash of cold water for those who would like to believe there's a 'solution' for the mess, but well worth the read.