Monday, January 21, 2008

You can't put a price on stupid

I love PR like this:

DHL Uses First Wind-Propelled Cargo Vessel to Make Delivery to South America

[21-Jan-2008] The MS Beluga SkySails, the world’s first cargo vessel with the SkySails towing kite system, is being used for commercial transport for the first time. It will carry cargo from Bremen to Venezuela on behalf of DHL Global Forwading, the ocean and air freight carrier of the Deutsche Post World Net Group. The vessel features a new wind propulsion system with a towing kite measuring up to 320 metres, that provides additional thrust for the ship at sea, a sustainable solution for reducing fuel consumption, costs and emissions. Depending on wind conditions, fuel costs can be lowered between ten and 35 percent. A small, 87-metre-long freighter would thus save an average of 280,000 Euros in fuel costs per year.

I hate to break it to them, but they're not the first to make deliveries to SA using a wind-propelled cargo vessel. My ancestors did it 150 years ago, and I'm confident Pizarro didn't come via fusion-powered catamaran.

News from the Middle East

His Royal Highness Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal and Cisco collaborate to advance the consumer entertainment experience

The fun you can have when you;re the world's sixth-richest man. Mr. AlWaleed, should you ever need something photographed, I'm your man.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Insulting the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Response to Your Comment to me
show details 1:20 PM (8 minutes ago)


Dear Mr. Adolphus:

Thank you for your comments to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Please find below a link to information that should prove useful. After reviewing the material, please feel free to contact us with further comments and questions.

We are all stakeholders in ensuring the highest standards of excellence for our students and higher education professionals throughout the state, and as such, applaud you for your involvement in this process. We welcome your feedback at any time.

Sincerely, De Juana Lozada Asst. Communications Director Office of External Relations Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

NOTE: Scroll to bottom of page.

You wrote:
If you accredit the Institute for Creation Research's Master program in science education, you can just take the "education" right right of "Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board."

Way to make yourselves into one big national joke for even considering it.

Friday, January 4, 2008

in a split second, it’s gone

It never gets easy to think of him being gone.

"You are doing something that nobody else is able to do. But at the same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile. Because in a split second, it’s gone.

"These two extremes are feeling that you don’t get every day. These are all things which contribute to—how can i say?—knowing yourself deeper and deeper. These are the things that keep me going."

--Ayrton Senna