RocketBoom was used in last night's CSI Las Vegas. A search for a "term" was done on Go0gle, which returned a bunch of links, and one of those links was a reference to a RocketBoom newsreport. The person doing the searching clicked on the link and then the "report" was given by Amanda. It was very neat to see the integration of "Internet Video News" and great publicity for RocketBoom.
1st International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology will be held in Southern California from Feb 24-25, 2006. Keynotes by: Dr. Vinton G. Cerf and Dr. Peter Freeman.
San Diego Blog community is having a get together tomorrow. I'm not sure I can make it. :-(
The folks at Tom Bihn really enjoyed one of the pictures I posted with the kids opening up the recent shipment.
The abstract for "On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study" by Ali Rahimi, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, and Noah Vawter publsihed 17 Feb 2005:
Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified.
These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.