Hurricane warnings up the east coast as Irene churns north

| August 25, 2011

Intense Hurricane IRENE (AL09) is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s): Red Alert Country(s) or Province(s)     the Bahamas         probability for CAT 1 or above is 100% currently         probability for TS is 100% currently     the United States         probability for CAT 1 or above is 50% in about 45 hours […]

Mercedes puts a diesel in their roadster: the SLK250 CDI

| August 25, 2011

My kind of diesel … well except for the 47,000 EUROs and “no word on U.S. availability or pricing” part. Mercedes’ newest SLK roadster combines thrilling performance, classic sportscar proportions, and (most relevant from our purposes) incredible fuel economy figures:  try 47 miles for each gallon of diesel! The SLK250 CDI is powered by Mercedes’ […]

Apple CEO Steve Jobs steps down, but remains positive

| August 25, 2011

"I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it, and I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.” — Steve Jobs (56), resigning CEO continuing Chairman of the Board Although for the most part, my Apple loving days are probably in the past, I’m saddened to […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.