Archive for the ‘update’ Category

Technology Update: Fly to the moon for Google and get $20 million

September 14, 2007

Google has a new Xprize, if you fly to the moon using a vehicle you created from scratch and travel 1,312 feet across the surface you will get $20 million dollars.  The catch is you have to send Google 1gb of information.  If someone does this by 2012, they get all the money after that till 2014 they only get $15 million.  Second place gets $5 million and any teams that meet the minimum requirements get to split $5 million.

Written by Ian zablog.wordpress.com

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Stephen Colbert Update: New York Schools pay kids to get A’s

September 14, 2007

Yesterday night on the Stephen Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed the head of education in New York.  What could have been so cool about that?  Well the New York is testing a new program where they pay kids hundreds of dollars a year just to get A’s.  At first I was skeptical, but they tried it in Dallas and substantial results were produced.

Right now education is experiencing problems in America, hundreds of thousands of students are dropping out all over the place.  Students are bored and they aren’t paying attention to teachers.  But no ones trying to change that, people are too afraid to take risks.  Except for New York!  I look forward to seeing if their new program is a shining star of a flopping fish.  Yes a flopping fish (my new explanation).

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Technology Update: Filters crap out of your water

September 13, 2007

New lifesaving technology:  when you need water and your only source is fecal matter and pee contaminated water then you probably want the “Life Saver” water bottle.  The water bottle can filter out almost anything harmful.  If everyone during the tsunami and huricane Katrina had one of these the situation would have been much better.  As there was a clean water shortage.

Written by Ian zablog.wordpress.com

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Skypes flying high again, but not everywhere

August 17, 2007

Skype Update: All Systems Go?

by nowsourcing · 5 hours ago

The Skype blog has been reporting that some parts of the world are back up and running.

On my end (as of 10:30am EST), I’ve finally been able to have my first successful Skype messaging back up! Very happy to see the service running again – didn’t realize how dependent people are on it.