Microsoft Profits Jump 51 Percent on Record Revenue

October 28, 2010
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Microsoft Profits Jump 51 Percent on Record Revenue

The economy continues to improve as Microsoft reports Net income skyrocketed from $3.57 billion in Q1FY10 to $5.41 billion in the quarter ending Sept. 30.

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Monday’s Tsunami Kills 340

October 28, 2010
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Monday’s Tsunami Kills 340

More than 340 people are known to have died. Hundreds are still missing.

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Understanding Telecommunications in America

October 28, 2010
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Engineers, leaders and long time contributors to the greatness of America’s telecommunication technology and business, many are perplexed by the loss of leadership over the past dozen years. It helps to understand the context of 50 year old ‘regulated monopolies’ to better understand how America can move back into a leadership role. The past is gone, and there’s no returning to the hayday of...

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Filmmaking

October 28, 2010
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Filmmaking

One of the first steps is to take your idea and turn it into a Script. There are programs for thousands of dollars and then there’s Celtx. I discovered this while working on a few commercials in Aspen several years ago. I like it because it works everywhere, and the cost is Zero dollars to download and use. Try it out at Celtx.com Multi-Media...

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ScriptFrenzy!

October 28, 2010
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Orcas Island TV is always looking for budding videographers and local talent producing media to share with the community. Here is a new resource that could help you get started in writing a script for a short film. “Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April....

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Lowering Cholesterol without Drugs

October 28, 2010
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Is America infatuated with the pill? Americans may be blindly medicating when an alternative is a simple change of diet and exercise. 1 in 5 Americans test high for cholesterol, and that’s produced a hugely successful product consumer pool – the multi-billion dollar Lipitor market. Keeping your cholesterol in proper balance is important as science is showing.. But the important of diet and exercise...

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Smart Grids – Right or Wrong?

October 28, 2010
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Smart Grids – Right or Wrong?

The US invested billions in massively centralized electric power generation. From Hydro power to Nuclear and Coal/Natural Gas fired electric plants. The concept was to share the costs of such a large electric site with millions of consumers. Of course, this is one huge benefit to a country that needs electricity to grow. America, for the most part, isn’t as interested as it was...

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Australia’s Economic Election

October 27, 2010
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Australia’s Economic Election

Australia’s Government has liberated the fiber network owned by Telestra, to inject open competition and free enterprise into the sagging monopolistic world of telecommunications. In the 1950s, telcom efforts required massive capital investments, and private industry, with the support of government established protected monopolies to encourage investment, assure a rate of  return while building America’s telecommunications future. Fiber networks were completed and exceeded any...

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iPhone on Verizon and China Mobile – Soon?

October 27, 2010
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More industry buzz about the iPhone coming to Verizon and China Mobile. China Mobile is one of the largest carriers in the world, and their technology is unique. While both us CDMA as part of their communications stack, Verizon phones do not work in China, nor do China Mobile phones work in the US. GSMA compatible phones make up the majority of carriers tech...

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Apple about to revolutionize communications?

October 27, 2010
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Apple about to revolutionize communications?

It looks like Apple may do what many thought Google would do with the Google phone. Insert some competition into the the embarrassingly third-world-class ‘leaders’ in American telephone services.. As we continue to decline as a nation, with corporate litigation and lobbying as the major ‘innovations’ of the market owners, Apple seems to be ready to say America is going to take a leadership...

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Leather Flying Lunch Bunch on Orcas

October 27, 2010
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Leather Flying Lunch Bunch on Orcas

I’d have to say about half the people you talk to on Orcas Island have taken a flight in Rod Magner’s fabulous Magic One 1929 TravelAir Biplane. I’ve been asked many times, where can I get one of those amazing leather flying helmets.. Its difficult to find just the right model, but about the best I’ve been able to locate are here: Several aviators...

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Orcas Original: Jake Knapp, UX Manager

October 27, 2010
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Announced today.. Orcas Island’s own Jake Knapp presents “Gmail Priority Inbox: Behind the scenes” at the University of Washington. Jake Knapp has been at Google for 3+ years as an interaction designer and more recently UX manager. He grew up on Orcas Island. For more information and the entire note about Mr. Knapp’s presentation here’s the jump.

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Ecology to test oil industry spill response in San Juans

October 27, 2010
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According to the The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) a test of the ability of an industry-sponsored company to respond to oil spills will be exercised in the San Juan Islands on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Department of Ecology reports “Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC) will deploy boats, oil-skimming equipment, and oil-containment boom Wednesday morning near Jones Island, between Orcas and San Juan islands.” additional...

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Orcas Island in the Top Marvelous Islands in America!

October 27, 2010
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Orcas Island in the Top Marvelous Islands in America!

From: http://travel.ezinemark.com/top-marvelous-islands-in-america-7736727d5eda.html

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I love riding the ferry…

October 26, 2010
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I love riding the ferry…

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Outlook Inn from County Dock

October 26, 2010
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Outlook Inn from County Dock

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Fireplace blazing.. cold outside, blue skies peeking

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Flying Platform for Video

October 26, 2010
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great new 4 motor heli.. ArduCopters.. we’re checking into one of these for a Remote Camera for Orcas Island TV coverage..

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We’re working on changing the …

October 26, 2010
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We’re working on changing the Ustream notices.. when should they be sent? Only when we go live?

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