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Intel Turns 40!

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Intel LogoI can’t believe I missed this! Apparently, last week (on the 18th to be exact), Intel turned 40 years old! At the forefront of microprocessor technology since 1968, Intel has been responsible for some pretty cool stuff: who can forget the old P3 “blue man group” ads, or when Apple dropped PowerPC and went with Intel hardware? Taking a look through the Integrated Electronics Corporation‘s rich history, I was surprised to find some other fancy tidbits…

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Pay Phones Going the Way of the Dodo

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AT&T Ma BellMark down another casualty of the technological revolution. AT&T, long known as the huge ‘Ma Bell bastion, is officially quitting the public pay-phone business. After 129 years of owning and maintaining a large chunk of the nation’s pay-phone network, the phones will be phased out over the next year, so a majority of the nation will be without public pay-phones. Places such as Boston and New York, where other companies like Verizon operate, will still have access to pay phones, and it will still offer pay-phone service to independent operators, but the the loss of a service I know I’ve always taken for granted is saddening.

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Lithium Batteries Without the KAPUT!

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LIPORadiation, heavy machinery, the vacuum of space, laser beams, and, sadly, lithium polymer batteries, are all dangerous entities, but there has been a breakthrough in material development that promises to fix many of the instabilities of Li-Po batteries. This new polymer, made by an ExxonMobil Chemical affiliate (Tonen Chemical) based in Japan, keeps the batteries from overheating. Banking on this development are automobile companies, as the battery recalls and laptop explosions of last year have made manufacturers of hybrid vehicles wary of replacing their nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries in vehicles, where the consequences of a meltdown would be far worse.

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Hospitable Planet? So whut!

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Gliese 581c

Sweet; it looks like European astronomers have hit the cosmic treasure stash. They’ve found one of the first planets in known space that has the ability to sustain life. So while NASA has been taking 3d photos of our Sun, and you have been buying Apple stock, many scientists around the globe have started gathering information about Gliese 581c and it’s planetary system. For what purpose? Why, to colonize in the future, of course!

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Kids at the Aquarium

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This post is a little out of character for this blog, but I have my reasons.� I told this story to some people and they insisted that I post it for more people.� I guess they thought you would enjoy it.� Let’s see if they’re right.

A friend of mine had some friends who were taking their kids to an aquarium.� Their kids were in awe of all the kinds of sea life that they found there.� They were particularly awe struck with the sharks and the penguins.� Well, mid way through their time at the aquarium they realized that they had lost one of their kids.� You can imagine the panic that set into them.� They immediatley started searching frantically through the aquarium.� They were just about to grab one of the attendants at the aquarium to issue something over the PA when they found him.

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Don’t Ride this Wave

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Wave SensorsHurricane Katrina woke the US, and probably the world, up to the power of hurricanes. Hurricanes are a heat driven engine. They pull warmth up from the ocean below and expend that energy in wind, rain production, and cold exhaust on the top of the hurricane (8 miles high). So how much energy do hurricanes produce? The total energy released in cloud/rain production per day is 200 times the world-wide electrical production capacity. The total energy expended sustaining those swirling winds in a mature hurricane is roughly half the world’s electrical production capacity. The total amount of energy expended is gigantic. (source: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
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XP Tweaks

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XP LogoMaximum PC has a list of some really cool XP tweaks. These were reader submitted tricks at that:

1. Save Searches as FND Files
2. Setting priority for DNS lookups to speed up Internet connection
3. Resetting ‘menushowdelay’ to improve menu speeds
4. Easy loading of DOS programs on un-formatted space
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Ported to WordPress

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If you have visited PaulTech before, you will notice obvious changes. I have switched to WordPress and am currently fixing the photos issue. This allows me to categorize my entries for easier searching. I will also be adding new features in the future. Sorry for the lack of posting. I will be at it again very soon.
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