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Friday, June 29, 2007

Frequent N.H. Speeder Wants Limit Raised

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A man with a penchant for speedy driving has come up with an unusual tactic for beating speeding tickets - raise the limit. So far this year, Larry Lemay has been ticketed four times for speeding.
Rather than slow down, Lemay is suing the state Department of Transportation to study traffic and speed limits across New Hampshire, to see whether limits could be raised.

My Way News - Frequent N.H. Speeder Wants Limit Raised

Why Your Electricity Meter Sucks

My electricity meter is about fifty years old, and it's likely that yours is too. Even if it's new, it probably uses the same ancient technology as mine. Those meters were created for a world with cheap, abundant power. Well, the world has changed...so why hasn't my electricity meter?

Why Your Electricity Meter Sucks

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

FBI Whistleblower Describes Government Muscle Tactics

A whistleblower who lost her job and was gagged by the Bush administration after revealing careerism, corruption and widespread incompetence at the FBI detailed her difficult search for justice to an audience on Monday at the American Library Association's annual conference. Sibel Edmonds, who the FBI hired as a translator shortly after 9/11, was fired in 2002 after reporting a range of problems at the bureau...

What transpires is without a doubt a huge misuse of the public's trust in some mythical right to a fair trial.

Read more at Wired Blogs

Sunday, June 24, 2007

VMG Spider

New Microsoft Product!

You may have seen the recent unveiling of this futuristic new product from Redmond... Notice how it didn't take long for people to goof on it!


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mike Nolan Will Be Stylin' at Home in 2007

In a surprising turn of events, Brian McCarthy, the NFL's director of corporate communications, announced Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan will be allowed to wear a suit on the sideline for all eight of his team's home games.
Nolan has been pushing the NFL for the right to wear a suit more often, which is his way of honoring his father, Dick Nolan, who roamed the 49ers sideline in a suit from 1968 to 1975.

Mike Nolan Will Be Stylin' at Home in 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

GM walks the walk on hydrogen fuel cells

General Motors looks like it is serious about this whole hydrogen fuel cell business. The company announced today that it had moved over 500 engineers from development duties over to groups focused on the production of fuel-cell-powered vehicles.

This post from Crave has some links to great information about this exciting technology.

GM walks the walk on hydrogen fuel cells

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Electric Car is Coming...

Actualy a scrapped Ford design, the Think City will reportedly be available in the US starting in 2008. For those of you who fancy an electric vehicle with refreshing Norwegian simplicity, it will be significantly cheaper than the Tesla Roadster sports car that goes for $98,000. The Think car will cost around $17,000, but consumers will have to lease the battery for an additional fee.
The Think batteries are actually made by Tesla Motors, but are used in a much more humble, practical manner.

This reminds me of the plight of the GM EV1, but with a better ending!


Middle School student Kyleray Katherman had a hunch something was amiss with the school's drinking fountain water. And right he was.For an English assignment, he tested the bacteria content at four water fountains and one toilet to challenge a ban on students from bringing bottled water to class. It seems some were using it to sneak in alcohol.Guess which was cleaner? It wasn't the water fountains.

Toilet Water Cleaner Than Fountain

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I Love Vermont More Every Day

Here is a good description of the Vermont secession movement. There are some good points made here...they just forgot to tell Bill O'reilly to kiss our Green Mountain ass!

Loud Murmurs » I Love Vermont More Every Day

Monday, June 04, 2007

A Major League Meltdown...

A major league meltdown by a minor league manager earned him a three-game suspension and worldwide fame on the Internet. Combining bits of Earl Weaver, Billy Martin and Lou Piniella, the weekend tantrum by Double-A manager Phillip Wellman prompted his bosses at the Atlanta Braves to take action Monday.

I love it! This guy just completely loses his mind. I wish I could hear what he was saying...now that's priceless. I just hope we never see that at a Vermont Mountaineers game....

Read the whole story

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Apple's Prediction of Computing in 2010

I've seen this video a bunch of times over the years. It's fun to watch, but the really funny thing was some of the comments people made on the Digg for it....

Digg - Apple's prediction of computing in 2010, from 1988