Monthly Archives: October 2006

Senior Moments

From the San Diego Transcript – but totally relevant everywhere: At 55, San Diego architect James Robbins isn’t thinking about retiring anytime soon, but he recently made a lifestyle change with those golden years in mind. He sold his home in an outlying suburb and purchased a two-bedroom, two-bath condominium in a luxury high-rise development… Read More »

Oi, Mate, Got A New Motor?

Inchcape Retail’s UK car buying website has released a detailed survey of how British motorists use the web to purchase their next motor vehicle.Autobytel, which has been selling cars online for six years, surveyed nearly 1,000 drivers who visited its website – both buyers and prospects. The Inchcape survey revealed that: 78% of men and… Read More »

Know How, Scan Do

According to the collective consciousness that is Wikipedia, Léon Theremininvented an espionage tool for the Soviet government in 1946 which retransmitted incident radio waves with audio information. Soundwaves vibrated a diaphragm which slightly altered the shape of the resonator, which modulated the reflected radio frequency. Even though this device was a passive covert listening device,… Read More »