The Original Dot Coms

Here is an interesting list of the first dot com sites registered in the mid 1980s.  Some of the large technology companies are well known, such as Lockheed, Northrop, and Alcoa.  There are also companies which have since been acquired

Lousy Weather Predictions

John Tarvardian sent me a link to an article about a hotel mogul in Florida who is threatening to sue a hurricane expert over his blown predictions of increased hurricane activity… John notes, “With any luck, local channels will throttle back on

Microsoft Technical Support

Mujibar was trying to get a job in India. The Personnel Manager said, “Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it you cannot qualify for this job.” Mujibar said, “I am ready” The manager said,

USS Ohio

After four years of work, the newly converted USS Ohio nuclear submarine has begun operating in the Pacific.  The Ohio used to be a submarine carrying ballistic nuclear missiles.  It was recently converted to carry 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, and provide

Mathematical Perspective

This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint… it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?  We have all been to

Inventors and Their Legacies

I was recently reading “A Short History of Nearly Everything” and came across the section that described Thomas Midgley from Dayton, Ohio.  For those of you not aware, Midgley worked at the Dayton Engineering Laboratories of General Motors during the early

US Army Adds Shotgun to M-16

After several years of research and field testing, the U.S. Army is buying the M26, which is a 12 Gauge shotgun that bolts onto the M-16 (see photo below).  It fires solid shot for blasting open closed doors, or lower velocity,

What is the Meaning of Quality?

This is an interesting AP story where the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology is suing an architect of one of their new buildings for breach of duties for providing “deficient designs”.  MIT is also suing the builder over the leaking