Wednesday, April 13, 2011

UN-believable, Surf's Down, -and- Gone in 60 Seconds

In the News Today
  • UN-believable - UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans
  • Surf's Down - Democrat Senator wants Internet sales tax
  • Gone in 60 Seconds - Android, with the help of Lookout, tracks a stolen car; cops find car in 17 minutes

    On this Day in History: April 13, 1970 - 56 hours and 205,000 miles from planet Earth, the crew aboard Apollo 13 hears "a pretty loud bang" when oxygen tank number two spontaneously explodes. Astronaut Jack Swigert informs Mission Control in Houston: "Hey, we've got a problem here." Miraculously, the crew manages to return home in their crippled spacecraft.

    Born on this Day in History: April 13, 1743 - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) President Thomas Jefferson (1801–9) helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In 1789, George Washington appointed him secretary of state and, in 1796, he was elected vice-president under John Adams. In 1797, Jefferson won the presidency, narrowly beating Aaron Burr. Today, he is considered one of America's greatest forefathers.

    Scripture of the Day

    Video of the Day -

    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
  • Adobe issues warning, schedules future update for seemingly minor Flash exploit
  • Architects, designers & engineers: AutoDesk takes AutoCAD to Android
  • Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1: hands on