category: news

03
AUG
2008

For the third time in a row, the privately funded rocket Falcon by SpaceX, has failed to reach orbit. While the launch was fine, the insertion into low-earth orbit failed and had to be blown up 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the flight. Usually I would say that the third time is the charm, but maybe we will see it on the 4th attempt.

The billionaire backer, Elon Musk, of PayPal Fame, has two more rockets left to prove that private space launches are possible. This way there will be no US gap of non-US launches to the ISS during the US Space Shuttle retirement to Orion spacecraft. I wish him the best for the next attempt and God Speed.

01
AUG
2008

Anthrax mailer dead

Posted by Shane

Years after the 2001 Anthrax attacks, directly after 9/11, the suspect apparently committed suicide today on Frederick, Maryland. If the full FBI facts come out in a few days, this case will quietly go away.

Wikipedia and CNN have tons of information on this subject. Check out both places for sources as the information is just coming out now.

31
JUL
2008

Manny to LAD,NL

Posted by Shane
Manny was tradded to LAD

Manny was tradded to LAD

Baseballs most “mean” hitter left the AL today being traded from Red Sox to the Dodgers. There was reports before this new development, that he was a possibly be traded to the Mets. However, I doubt this will Manny’s last time in the AL. He becomes a free agent in the winter and could be picked up any number of teams.

At least my Yankees doesn’t have to face him for the rest of the year, unless it’s in the World Series. I wonder what this will do the Red Sox’s lineup since Manny was a powerful bat in the lineup.

Only time will tell.

29
JUL
2008

Since the FCC approved the merger a few days ago between the two satellite radio companies, they have announced today that the new company has been formed.

I think this is great because both services I wanted to be a part of, but since they were two different companies, getting the stations on one device was impossible. Now with this merger, they can funnel all channels into a single device!

This will make the “channel” lineup huge and allow at least for me to get both MLB and NFL stations on a single device. It it might be worth to buy a device and hold a subscription as having access to these channels with no commercials is the way to go. I think the only thing bad about the receivers is that it can not get traditional FM/AM or HD-Radio channels as I still do like to listen to terrestrial radio systems. :)

I was just surfing the news just to see if there was anything interesting to read and this article just popped right out. With Ted Stevens (R-AK) indicted the question remains if he will resign from the Senate as the now trail will go on or if he will be re-elected in November.

I suggest you keep tabs on the CNN website for more updated information through out the week.