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BMW’s 188 mpg three-wheeled concept that tilts like a bike in corners

April 23rd, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

Must see photos and videos. BMW and the University of Bath developed an incredibly cool new concept vehicle that corners like a motorcycle via a ‘hydraulic active tilt system’ and runs on natural gas to get the equivalent of 188 mpg.

Also, check out the video of a similar vehicle created by a Dutch company called the “Carver”.

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Yahoo launches cool AJAX-based airfare search

April 20th, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

Yahoo’s new FareChase may not be the first to search half a dozen sites for the lowest fares, but here, everything happens as you watch, from gathering results (kind of like Spotlight) to instantly viewing changes to your search in slick Web2.0 style.

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Cisco Engineer gets prize for Longest Commute: 186 Miles; EACH WAY

April 19th, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

Mariposa resident Dave Givens makes a 186-mile drive — each way — five days a week to his job in San Jose. The electrical engineer has been doing that commute since 1989, spending seven hours every day getting to and from work at Cisco Systems Inc

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Next Toyota Prius to hit 113 miles per gallon!

April 10th, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

Apparently the next Toyota Prius will get an insane 113 mpg. Actually it works out to around 94 mpg here in the US.

I’m having a hard time believing this, but if it’s so…the west coast smug levels will reach George Cloonian levels!

More info here.

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Belly-Aching

April 3rd, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

Here is a link to a response from Nature to Encyclopedia Britannica.

The article is in reference to a brew-ha-ha that has developed between the two organizations over the fact that Britannica takes issue with a study that Nature did comparing the accuracy of articles taken from Britannica and the community-driven Wikipedia.

My thoughts on the whole situation is that this is a case of an incumbant player being upset that their business model is being challenged because technology has changed the playing field. They could always play the card that they were a more definitive source of information, but when studies like Nature’s come out, it makes it a little harder to hold that position.

As apposed to crying about the situation, maybe Britannica should be spending their time trying to figure out how to leverage new tech to provide better services for their users.

How to back up your linux system with bash, tar and netcat

April 2nd, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

A HOWTO style article describing a simple way to backup your Linux system using standard tools over a network.

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Japanese Robot Wrestling

April 2nd, 2006 | No Comments | Posted in General

Clearly some people have a lot of free time on their hands…but this is cool nontheless.

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