https://leelofland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/tale-twisters.jpg 600 800 Lee Lofland https://leelofland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/the-graveyard-shift-1.png Lee Lofland2017-04-11 15:56:192017-05-11 16:54:05Tale-Twisters: Points to Ponder
Tale-Twisters: Points to Ponder
Hey, did you know …
- Doomsday bunkers are all the rage right now. So much so, in fact, that one Texas company has seen a whopping 400% increase in sales in the past two months.
- PetPace LLC markets a wearable health monitoring system for pets and working animals, including police canines.
- Isopropyl methylphosphonic acid, a chemical which sarin degrades into, was found in the blood and urine samples taken from recent victims of the gas attacks in Syria.
- FABIS-Mobile is a facial recognition software that performs real-time identification of individuals using still or video images.
- A secure means for protecting and storing fingerprints is in use at U.S. border crossings.
- Higher quality fingerprint collection with silicone membranes.
- On June 30, 2012, clocks gained an extra second. Why? Because the earth’s rotation is slightly slowing, increasing the length of a solar day.
- DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) has moved forward with a number of technologies to make software safer against hacking. Gee, I wonder what it was that suddenly brought this action to the front burner …
- Scientists have developed a “super sponge” that absorbs mercury from a contaminated body water within seconds. The sponge converts the toxin into a non-toxic material that can be tossed into a landfill. The sponge also kills bacterial and fungal microbes. So yes, it’s a super sponge.
- Re-accommodation of paying customers. Let’s examine the definition of this term in the United Airlines policy manual.
This is why I cut WAY back on speaking at events. I DESPISE air travel.
United left me and my husband stranded so many times, I finally told our travel agent not to ever book me on it again. This was after being up for 36 hours because of a canceled flight out of Frankfurt which ballooned into an 8 hour layover at O’Hare, and on and on. I’d take a train first, or a bus, or maybe even a donkey cart. Too bad. I can remember the days when flying was a fun adventure.
Flying has become a thing of the past for me. I just couldn’t make those jaunts between airways in the short amount of time given me. Had a huge panic attack in the Dallas airport because of this–decided it wasn’t worth it. Now take all my speaking engagements within driving distance.