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Scotty just can’t get beamed-up

Plus, Novell's channel chief departs and a GeekDad goes to Nigeria

August 1, 2008
Elon Musk’s latest failed rocket launch sends Scotty’s remains into Pacific, not space
ValleyWag
Nicholas Carlson reports that we need more power, captain, to beam Scotty up.

“The Falcon 1 owned by Musk’s private space exploration company, SpaceX, left the ground and stayed off it for 2 minutes and 20 seconds before second- and third-stage rockets failed to ignite.”

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Novell: Paging channel chief Pat Bernard, where are you?
he VAR Guy
The VAR Guy is wondering where newly former Novell channel chief Pat Bernard is off to.

“The more The VAR Guy reads this, the more it seems like Novell is in reaction mode – perhaps issuing a statement very quickly because of a surprise change in Bernard’s career commitments. Of course, that’s complete speculation from The VAR Guy – a trait of his that most readers have learned to deal with…”

What’s your opinion?

A GeekDad Goes to Nigeria
Wired
Russ Neumeier loads up the gadgets and heads to Africa to help a school.

“Why did I go? To help out a school there that my church has supported for many years. They are slowly growing their computer use, so I went to help physically where I could, and came to observe to help with suggestions in the future. I had no idea what to expect, so I brought a fair amount of gadgets.”

What’s your opinion?