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Lakers violence: Authorities release raw video of mob attacking cab, seek public's help [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Lakers violence: Authorities release raw video of mob attacking cab, seek public's help [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
Mob mentality is as old as humanity itself and this was a sad sad event, a low income taxi driver was caught up in the middle.
Most likely the driver would lose favor from the cab company over total lose of the car, which may or may not be reimbursed by the insurance company.
This shows what unknown, unrelated people can do when they gather collectively by chance or by choice on random places.
Recently Pennsylvania has experienced the similar fate by twitter and facebook and this game night menace is repeated again and again. It is not just an issue for national sports but also at college levels... why hasn't there been a better solution to handle these crowd issues???

Crazy Money: Meade 14" LX200-ACF

Meade Instruments Corporation - Meade 14" LX200-ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free w/UHTC #1410-60-03
Darn telescope $6,999.00 :o, after looking over many telescopes for fun viewing for months, now it seems the one I like to purchase is the one i cannot afford (unless I win it in sweepstakes)
Last week I was so much into building a telescope from scratch that I almost thought about buying the concave mirrors and other items mentioned by some of the astronomy groups from amazon or best-buy and even went to best-buy and one more store "magnifiers and glass" only to realize this store is for senior citizen's eye glass lol.
Sadly the excitement to build quickly died out when I purchased a Emerson 50x100mm telescope for $7.99 with additional coupon of 5 dollars on 25 dollars purchase from cvs... in reality the telescope might have ended up under 4 dollars.
It's a good deal from what I was going to build by purchasing mirror's, tubes, duct tape and what not and it is sad …

A passion for learning results in a school for India's poorest children - CSMonitor.com

A passion for learning results in a school for India's poorest children - CSMonitor.com
Babar Ali, just a teenager himself, has started a free school in his parents' backyard for the poorest children in his village in India's West Bengal region.
Check out the details on this project and help out!
http://deenabandhu.org/news.html

Nokero - Lights for Life

Nokero.com solution is really awesome, I think this solution is very easy and clean.

This is just a start, as soon there might be more solutions like these, but this is a best start solution that I have seen, no wires or expensive solar materials are needed.
This is really the solution for the poor, and it will lead the change for the better.
I surely want to support this product :)
~S

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What's up with the bing? with the above message?
Hope it's not the too much traffic they are getting for copycat background image usage by google lol :)

Adobe Forums: Verity Spider - Bad Keys

Adobe Forums: Verity Spider - Bad Keys

It was a painful experience to make the vspider work on the win 2008 r2 for new install of coldfusion 9.
I had to move our client application from ColdFusion MX 6.1 to ColdFusion 9 server and the verity eat up lot of time than I was anticipating, the solution was right in-front of me on this top link forum post but I couldn't understand what was needed.
Finally downloading the ColdFusion 9 Documentation and using the mkvdk command line as documented solved the issue. In ColdFusion 6.1 things were different and the automated script that I wrote 5 years ago has worked like a charm so far but now that I was upgrading the client application, things didn't worked out as expected.
If any one has to end up supporting and migrating a ColdFusion 6 automated search index to ColdFusion 9 than here is the solution for you:
1. Log In to Administrator site 2. Delete the migration indexes that are not working in the ColdFusion Collections 3. Delete the …

Wal-Mart to Offer Its Workers a College Program

Wal-Mart to Offer Its Workers a College Program
- NYTimes.com
Good or bad identity of Wal-Mart, I think this is a step in the right direction. I have personally had to go through the situation where I needed the financial help and job security which were interdependent on each other.In order to have the job security I needed to take higher studies and in order to pay for the higher studies I need the job. I already had the loans to pay for the education as I skipped the college after certain time and now wanted to get back into school but all counseling suggestions and the representative suggested loans were just outrageous.I believe a company sponsored solution will be greatly helpful to these Wal-Mart employees.

Zim 197/3 (38.2 ov, T Taibu 13*, E Chigumbura 16*, AB Dinda 0/54) - Match over | Live Scorecard | Cricinfo.com

Zim 197/3 (38.2 ov, T Taibu 13*, E Chigumbura 16*, AB Dinda 0/54) - Match over | Live Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
Sad sad sad... :( I don't follow cricket that much here in USA but it's sad to see the Indian team lose.
India 194/9 (50 ov)Zimbabwe 197/3 (38.2 ov)Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)