Archives for October2013

Flight turns unforgettable when passengers learn of fallen soldier

By John E. DiScala Oct 31, 2013 Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles. (Photo: Courtesy of Johnny Jet) Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her Southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our country. Her poignant message was followed by applause, and it put into perspective that none of us would be able to do what we do without these brave men and women. But this transcontinental flight turned out Read more [...]

YOU Make A Difference

Got Crisis? HELP is here By Michelle English Posted October 31, 2013 9:13 AM Make A Difference Day, was held this past Saturday, October 26, and represents the largest national day of community service. For over 20 years, millions of volunteers around the world have come together for a common cause to improve the lives of others. Volunteers develop and work on projects in their communities to address any form of need. The day is sponsored by USA Weekend and Points of Light ( To "make a difference" means to have a significant effect on a person or situation. There are many ways to help, such as revitalizing community centers, rehabilitating parks, improving Read more [...]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

I am STOKED!! Okay, call me a fan-boy, whatever ... I don't care. I do understand that the movies do not really follow the exacting premise of the myths as described within the comic books. Honestly, I don't care. Thus far, the movie franchise has delivered what I expected: Sci-Fi Fun - plain and simple. The latest itteration of the X-Men universe is headed this way and I am totally excited about it. X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the cast from the original X-Men trilogy with that of 2011's prequel, X-Men: First Class. The trailer/teaser is here and it looks to be more of a really good thing while throwing some amazing twists into the story. Comic book fans may hate it - personally, I totally dig Read more [...]

SaltyTalk Oct 30, 2013 Ziggy Arrives!

SaltyTalk Oct 30, 2013 Ziggy Arrives! Welcome to Ziggy, as a new Co-Host! Live acoustic performance by JOE! A virtual tour of Lawrence's dorm room. Memories of Dolemite and assorted assortments of movie/tv goodies. Scotty plays with his Monkey. A technical glitch at the end of the show. AFTER SHOW chat ... RunTime: 4:10 Read more [...]

Guilty By Association Oct 26th, 2013

Guilty By Association
Oct 26th, 2013

Cop Mistakes Jolly Ranchers for Meth, Arrests Innocent Man then Lies About It

“The officer confidently states that he has had professional training in the identification of meth-amphetamine.” Apparently he went to Willy Wonka’s school of drug identification. However, spending over 24 hours in jail for the possession of candy is not laughing matter. Hopefully the young man from Brooklyn gets well compensated for the NYPD’s overt ignorance. Love Olatunijojo, 25, and an unidentified friend purchased Jolly Ranchers at the It’Sugar candy emporium in Coney Island last June. Several blocks away, cops stopped and searched the friends and mistook the candies for crystal meth, according to the lawsuit. Read more [...]

McDonalds – McResources “Help” Line

Spectacular ‘Canyon of Fire’ Rips Across the Sun in NASA Video

When a 200,000-mile (320,000-kilometer) filament of solar material tore through the sun last month, it cut what looks like a "canyon of fire" in our closest star, new NASA observations show. Researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., pieced together a video of the sun's fire "canyon" of the phenomenon based on images collected on Sept. 29 and 30 by the space agency's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory. The sun is mainly comprised of plasma, which is a soup of charged particles that forms when gas atoms get so hot that their electrons detach. The movement of these charged particles creates intense magnetic fields, which give rise to the wispy loops and violent Read more [...]

Weekend Warmup – Oct 25th, 2013

Salty's Weekend Warmup
October 25th, 2013


Entire Chip from Graphene – The Graphene Revolution

Illustration: UCSB Nanoelectronics Research Lab   The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) predicts that by 2015, copper-based vias that connect the silicon surface to a chips' wiring and connect one layer of wiring to another simply will not be able to do the job anymore. That day is a little over a year away—practically tomorrow in technological innovation terms. As a result, there is a bit of a scramble to find alternatives—not just for vias but for all sorts of interconnects used in integrated circuits (ICs). Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have taken an initial step in offering one possible alternative: “an integrated Read more [...]