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3/12/2006

Remote TiVo

Filed under: — 4:30 pm

Well, a couple of months ago I was telling some people how valuable technology would be that allows you to program your TiVo remotely and now I got my wish. There will be features on Verizon phones that once you pay for the service will let you record shows from anywhere. The technology would amaze me except for the fact that I pictured it also being able to show your shows from your TiVo from remote locations.

The other phone services will probably wait it out and see if its a big draw for Verizon before they jump to spending the money on this technology.

3/9/2006

Spy Sharks

Filed under: — 4:25 pm

In the new cool fact of the day scientists are experimenting with the idea of using sharks as spies. The Pentagon wants to control the movements of these sharks with a newly designed neural implant. It could become a new technique in stealth warfare to use animals as scouts.

I can’t wait to hear what PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has to say about this. It would probably be something like, “how can humans treat sharks this way, sharks have never done anything to us, why they wouldn’t hurt a fly”.

Check all about these new spy sharks at NewScientist.com.

3/7/2006

A Real Owner In Sports

Filed under: — 10:08 am

I found an owner, that I know its hard to believe, but I think he may be a fan of his own team. Can you imagine an owner and a fan at the same time, its inconcievable. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was seen in his usual courtside seats rooting on his team on Sunday. He was however dressed a little more formal (he was wearing a suit) than his usual attire, a t-shirt and jeans and sometimes if he wants to go fancy, a Maverick jersey.

The reason we found he was wearing a suit was he was nominated for an academy award for his producer credit on the Edward R. Murrow movie “Good Night and Good Luck”. The only thing is the Oscars were in 3 hours and he was still in Dallas. Cuban flew immediately following the game to the Oscars however, the fact that he was at the game in the first place amazed me. He makes a point of being not only a visual hands on owner but, also the team’s biggest fan, love him-or hate him for it. He was a couple of hours a way from possibly winning the biggest award in Hollywood and he makes sure he stays for an entire Sunday afternoon matinee regular season game, which in the long run is probably quite meaningless.

I think many owners in sports can learn from his example, maybe not be an insane person yelling at referees but, to share his passion for the team they own. Most owners do not show up to every game and some barely show up making it a special occasion ala’ James Dolan.

I can’t really knock Dolan (owner of the Knicks) though because other than that he is the ideal owner. Dolan is no doubt the worst all around owner in sports. You could forgive him for the losing if he were passionate or I could forgive his not caring about his team if the team was winning but, the combination of both makes him my worst owner in sports.

I figured by comparing Cuban to Dolan you make Cuban look that much better but, I can do that with anyone and Dolan. Lucky he seems to be hands off on my New York Rangers this season. Go Rangers!

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