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Archive for May 25th, 2004

Wired News: Army Reboots GIs’ Tired Fatigues

Posted in Geekery on May 25th, 2004

Wired News: Army Reboots GIs’ Tired Fatigues

Okay, I quote this article for the following bit (from the second page):

There’s still a slight whiff of vaporware in the air at Natick. Powering all these doodads, for instance, won’t be easy. The Army wants to keep the total “power budget” for FFW down to 15 watts or so — a quarter of what a typical light bulb takes. “We don’t even know where to begin,” sighed Kalish Shukla, FFW’s power-management chief.

They have at least one idea, though. “Avoid the use of Microsoft Windows operating systems,” a recent memo on the subject directed. FFW is going open source. Cleaner software needs less energy to run.

MSNBC – Airship groomed for flight to edge of space

Posted in Geekery on May 25th, 2004

From the “to weird for me to have made up” department: MSNBC – Airship groomed for flight to edge of space

That’s right, folks: Blimps in Space.