MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Round and Round on the Roundabout
Most people, when faced with a three-hour car trip, manage to do it in three hours.
But what is it my mother always used to say? Youre not like most people, dear.
And so its true, my latest three-... Posted on 3/8/12 at 11:47 AM
THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND the spider podium?
The spider podium sounds like some kind of trap which an outdoors guy would use to lure and secure the next quarry. A sticky-web device which won't let go of the target. It's not quite that...but it's... Posted on 8/29/11 at 8:13 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE The microwave better not say a WORD.
Sometimes I have this little daydream that our machines have thoughts. You know, like my calculator might be thinking, "Really, you have a college degree and still needed to pull me out for basic mult... Posted on 6/22/11 at 3:06 PM
ON MY MIND Technologies made driving easier
Like many women, I am quite directionally challenged. I don’t have a good sense of direction.
In addition, I learned to drive after I came to the U.S., more than 10 years later than the average ... Posted on 5/17/10 at 5:13 PM
Officials are launching a pilot project Thursday. Defendants and victims who volunteer for the program will each wear a device as a condition of a defendant's pretrial release. When a defendant gets too close to his or her victim, a warning will sound.
The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The same blast could also paint colorful auroras farther from the poles than normal.
Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains?
The decision was a defeat for the government and police agencies, and it raises the possibility of serious complications for law enforcement nationwide, which increasingly relies on high tech surveillance of suspects, including the use of various types of GPS technology.
Jesse J. Holland and Pete Yost
, January 23, 2012
The association believes LightSquared’s network may be the only way for rural Americans to gain affordable access to wireless high-speed data services.
But before LightSquared can launch service, the company has both technical and political hurdles to overcome.
Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old computer salesman and community college student, took his car in for an oil change earlier this month and his mechanic spotted an odd wire hanging from the undercarriage. The wire was attached to a strange magnetic device that puzzled Afifi and the mechanic. They freed it from the car and posted images of it online, asking for help in identifying it. Two days later, FBI agents arrived at Afifi's Santa Clara apartment and demanded the return of their property — a global positioning system tracking device now at the center of a raging legal debate over privacy rights.
Transmitters show where birds go, whether they survive Wildlife experts fearful that the call of Minnesota’s iconic loons could be silenced on many of the state’s lakes because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico worked through the night Monday to outfit a pair of the birds with GPS transmitters.
Mike Lynk has been a pilot since 1978. In that time, he had one brush with disaster when he dipped his airplane to avoid a collision with a goose. Lynk said the goose bounced off the top of the airplane and that was about all there was to it. No more close calls in the air. Until April 6.
Is technology steering the future of the outdoors? The obvious answer is yes, but the direction is not always so clear. Using a GPS device to mark a sandbar that might be a safety hazard to boaters is a good direction. Using a computer linked to the Internet linked to a webcam watching over a deer feeder in a distant state, allowing someone to “hunt” a farmed deer from their office, is not a good direction.
Fargo Public Works Director Al Weigel ignored city policy and bought more than $100,000 worth of equipment from a company in which he may have a personal financial stake, his supervisor wrote in a letter placing him on leave as the city looks into allegations against him.
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