Chileans design ‘a bike that can’t be stolen’
SANTIAGO, Chile — It’s a bicyclist’s dream: a bike that can’t be stolen.
The “Yerka,” a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. They include Brooklyn-based “Seatylock,” which uses its saddle seat as a lock, and Seattle-based “Denny,” which is locked with its detachable handlebars.
Now-silent lander accomplishes main tasks
BERLIN — The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet’s surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent, the European Space Agency said Saturday.
“All of our instruments could be operated and now it’s time to see what we got,” ESA’s blog quoted lander manager Stephan Ulamec as saying.
Connection Day deals from Verizon
Verizon Wireless announced details regarding the first-ever Connection Day, set for Nov. 26. They will be kicking off the holiday season with access to digital content from various technology moguls. Access to deals requires no registration and can just show up.
It will allow you to try a lot of cool products, including Verizon FiOS with special mobile access to popular movies and television shows on Nov. 26th. Amazon will be offering a selection of free or discounted apps, two free Audible book downloads for new members or a $10 Audible credit for current members. Apple will have a special offer from iTunes which will be revealed on Nov. 26. Conde Nast will have free Digital Edition downloads of 17 Conde Nast Publications, including Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ. There will be 30 minutes for complementary internet sessions through Boingo Wireless (available at airports) and Gogo Technologies for in-flight. JetBlue will be offering free in-flight Fly-Fi for flights between Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. And you can have a free seven-day trail of Pandora one.
Time Waster - Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now: The Perfect Strangers Video Game
Growing up I watched “Perfect Strangers,” for some reason, as kid, I was really fond of the show. It was silly, bordering on random, and I hardly recall much of it outside of the Dance of Joy, Balki and Cousin Larry. But apparently I wasn’t the only one who liked it, because it ran for a staggering eight seasons. Eight years! Lordy.
But that’s not even the most surprising thing. No, the most surprising thing has to be that someone took the time to make a 3D video game based on the series. I have to give credits to Errant Signal for this find, because it was watching that YouTube channel when he made mention of the game (since the developer has made another indie game that was featured on the YouTube video game review site – “Continue?9876543210”).
Local shelters helping to reduce the number of unwanted pets
STATEWIDE – Due to the ongoing generosity of the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and from other generous local foundations that continue to help fund a Spay/Neuter Voucher Program, BHS and various other Maine shelters have been able to offer financial support statewide to help low-income cat and dog owners spay/neuter their pets. Recently, the Belvedere Animal Welfare awarded BHS additional funds to administer specifically to individuals in Washington and Hancock counties.
To help distribute these funds to the targeted communities of Washington and Hancock counties, BHS has partnered with the Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield. This program is available to any resident in Hancock and Washington counties who receive or is eligible for food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD) or Maine Care (Medicaid). Residents of Washington and Hancock counties, if eligible, can receive a coupon through The Ark’s “Stitch-in-Time” spay/neuter program that they can use at participating veterinary practices in their area. Individuals will pay a very low, reduced fee for the surgery, and the grant funds received by BHS will cover the difference to the participating veterinarians.
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