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    Happy Memorial Day 2012

    Memorial Day History

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    SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Makes History

    The historic first commercial spacecraft Falcon 9/Dragon launched today, May 22th, 2012, It will dock with the International Space Station on May 25th and return home on May 31st.

    With NASA officially closing down the Space Shuttle program (a.k.a. Space Transportation System or STS) in 2011, the mantle of responsibility for US interest in space has been passed to private companies like SpaceX. SpaceX, of course, was established in 2002 by inventor and engineer Elon Musk, founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors.

    Keep up to date with the space mission at the official SpaceX website.

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    Cool Tool of the Month: Fuelly

    Track your car’s MPG history and compare it to others using Fuelly and Fuelly Mobile. The brainchild of Matt Haughey and Paul Bausch, Fuelly is a simple, easy-to-use (and free) social network designed to help save you money on gas mileage.

    Tongue Tied by Grouplove

    Another song that got a huge bump from a TV commercial (in this case, Apple iPod Touch) but getting featured on Glee is not too shabby. The song is “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove.

    {Ed. Note 6/18/12: As of today, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation pulled the Glee version of this song off YouTube. Bummer.}

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    Remembering MTV in 1993

    Ahh, remembering “fondly” the final days of MTV when the station still played music videos like this one from self-deprecating punk metal band Green Jellÿ (formerly Green Jellö before Kraft Foods suggested litigiously not-uhn). One could draw the analogy that the Big Bad Wolf here is the World Wide Web and The Real World is the little piggy with the concrete house.