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Internet to hit it’s “full capacity” by 2010

Doom-filled warnings arrive from AT&T this week.

The company says that without substantial investment in network infrastructure, the Internet will essentially run out of bandwidth in just two short years …

Blame broadband, says AT&T.

Decades of dealing with the trickle of bandwidth consumed by voice and dialup modems left AT&T twiddling its thumbs.

The massive rise of DSL and cable modem service in the 2000s has had AT&T facing a monstrous increase in the volume of data transmissions … and that’s set to increase another 50 times between now and 2015.

That’s enough, says AT&T, to all but crash the system … Yahoo Tech News

ZDNet reports on this too


April 25, 2008 Posted by | In the news | Leave a comment

Route 66 – America’s Last Frontier Most Have Never Seen


How many of you can name the original actors of Route 66 from this photo … “Tod” and “Buzz”?

Yeah; it’s Nostalgia time for this old fart … Historic gas station on Route 66 re-opens

WOW … I remember I was riding a Triumph 500 Motorcycle from Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, CA to Las Vegas on the week-ends, passing thru these small towns along the way … so much of America’s open landscape and open highway’s have changed so much since then!!!

Before you miss a very important part of America’s history … the next time you get 2 – 3 weeks of vacation time from work … do yourself and family a huge favor before it’s completely gone forever…

1. Put your cellphone away unless you absolutely need it!
2. Grab your video camera instead!
3. Stop at numerous “out-of-the-way” places as often as you can … these will offer the largest, juiciest hamburgers that have ever hit your lips!

Are you ready to go traveling across America by vehicle?

Have you ever gone thru actual American Ghost Towns?

If you’ve never gone thru this awesome experience … check out this other story about … Roy’s Gas Station

After that, I hope you check out this awesome website about Ghost Towns of the American West

April 25, 2008 Posted by | Commentaries | 1 Comment

Saudi Arabia and Middle East Oil – America say’s Good-bye!

*** Admin’s Note *** … with over 32 yrs in the Petrochemical industry, and working several times in Venezuela, I’ve harped to numerous oil companies to drill in this region.

Now that we’re in an alleged “oil crisis”, it amuses and amazes me that they’re just now “discovering” what I told them over 20 years ago … ***banging head on keyboard*** …

By Bloomberg News – April 24, 2008

Brazil’s discoveries of what may be two of the world’s three biggest oil finds in the past 30 years could help end the Western Hemisphere’s reliance on Middle East crude …

Brazil’s discoveries of what may be two of the world’s three biggest oil finds in the past 30 years could help end the Western Hemisphere’s reliance on Middle East crude, Strategic Forecasting Inc. said.

Saudi Arabia’s influence as the biggest oil exporter would wane if the fields are as big as advertised, and China and India would become dominant buyers of Persian Gulf oil, said Peter Zeihan, vice president of analysis at Strategic Forecasting in Austin, Texas.

Zeihan’s firm, which consults for companies and governments around the world, was described in a 2001 Barron’s article as “the shadow CIA.”

Brazil may be pumping “several million” barrels of crude daily by 2020, vaulting the nation into the ranks of the world’s seven biggest producers, Zeihan said in a telephone interview.

The finds they’ve got so far are just the tip of the iceberg

April 25, 2008 Posted by | In the news, Oil and Gas News | Leave a comment