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Michael

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Nissan Leaf road tour gets help from a diesel truck with 440V chargers (Autoblog Green)

Oct 29th 2010 4:57PM Yep.
Another moonbat "solution" to a problem they've created and that has to be faked in order to be useful, like all their "solutions."

Did a Woman Travel Through Time to See a Charlie Chaplin Premiere? (VIDEO) (Moviefone Blog)

Oct 27th 2010 3:54PM I vote for pocket ear trumpet.
Has anyone said where this premiere is taking place?
If it's L.A. she or he is overdressed.
If it's someplace cooler, maybe it's a fox stole she's pulling out from under her coat.

WSJ: Microsoft to announce 'major organizational changes' at Xbox division [Update: Bach goes, too] (Joystiq)

May 25th 2010 2:25PM That's what Ballmer does.

He breaks what isn't broken and if something's already broken, he says he fixed it.

The definition of "fixed" being that instead of two parts, it's in a billion pieces.

Lost Photo of Medical Marvel Phineas Gage Found on Flickr (Switched)

Feb 4th 2010 3:14PM I'll not say it's impossible, but it's very, VERY unlikely, solutionn08.

In 1989, while researching for a pitch to make a documentary about Gage, I conducted an exhaustive Rights and Clearances search for any images of him.

The only representations of the man were drawings, and only one was supposedly contemporary with his time. We now know it wasn't even remotely a likeness. More like a schematic of the injury, evidently not based on life. The drawing most people remember, created for Ripley's, was also not based on life or any other image and unfortunately depicted him as having the bar still in his head, as if he walked around that way.

As for the possibility of the image knocking around the Internet before it was posted to Flickr, that's also highly doubtful. The only copy of this particular daguerreotype was, and is, still in the possession of the owners, who acquired it in 1968, I believe.

All that said, since Gage spent some time as something of a showman, I'm confident other images will be identified and appear eventually. Because now we know what he looked like, and what to look for. But those images, being precious as historical and delicate items, probably heirlooms, may still be in a drawer someplace, waiting to be found. Daguerreotypes weren't cheap, so there would be no more than a handful, though.

And really, two of the best historical and scientific sleuths in the business have been stalking Gage for decades. I feel they'd have found images if they'd been out there.

Xbox 360's new Zune, Last.fm, Facebook and Twitter features detailed on video (Engadget)

Oct 7th 2009 6:13PM Whoah!
You can't do anything else while listening to Last.fm?
Yikes.

Otherwise, I'm as excited about these new features as I was when they were first announced, but that one....man, that sucks.

Still, it's a step forward. I'm loving the new Netflix expansion.

How would you change the netbook as we know it? (Engadget)

Sep 12th 2009 2:24AM Make one that fits on my wrist with a pico projector that displays anywhere I want, in addition to a wireless video link to my TV.