Friday, March 11, 2011

Big Fish, Going to Pot, -and- Animal Kingdom

[NOTE: The Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad2 shoot-out I promised for inclusion in today's blog is not yet completed. Other issues—such as the promise I made myself that I would complete and e-file our Federal and California tax returns, an unexpected viral attack upon a client's network (an attorney with many files that are crucial for the completion of several current civil cases, and the general spate of client system issues that somehow present themselves late each Thursday afternoon (or—worse yet [as today!]—Friday morning. I worked on this project late into the night at home last evening and hope to have it completed by mid-afternoon today&*#151;at which time the report will replace this apology. I appreciate your understanding and anticipate your finding the report sufficiently comprehensive and interesting to be considered sufficient reward for your patience!]

In the News Today
Big Fish - giant jellyfish invade Japan
Going to Pot - California goes after pot shops for back taxes
Animal Kingdom - woman enters courthouse with monkey in her bra

On this Day in History: March 11, 1669 - After a series of premonitional earthquakes near Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe spectacularly erupts, destroying the Sicilian town of Nicolosi and killing 20,000 people.

Born on this Day in History: March 11, 1931 - Rupert Murdoch (1931 - ) Born in Melbourne, Australia, media mogul Rupert Murdoch inherited the News Limited company in 1953. He went on to build a global publishing empire, and became a leading investor in satellite TV, film, and the Internet. By 2009, he was ranked the 132nd-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $4 billion.

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day - It is Mr. Nitro R/T!

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology in the News Today
IE8, Safari fall to Pwn2Own hackers, Chrome still standing
Google Gives users the option to block sites from search results
Wi-Fi cuts broadband speeds by 30 percent, study says