Wednesday, October 31, 2012

News Limerick 10/31/2012

"Well, look," said the rover quite idly
"this dirt rather looks like Hawaii.
There's oh so much dust
All colored liked rust
Please send up some maids to make tidy."

NASA's Curiosity finds Martian soil like Hawaiian sand

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

News Limerick 10/30/2012

The century just had its storm
I hope all affected stay warm
But please keep your eye
Turned up to the sky
And watch for some locusts in swarm

Northeast Awakes to Huge Damage in Storm’s Path; Millions Without Power

Monday, October 29, 2012

News Limerick 10/29/2012

When Hurricane Sandy comes knocking
Your house sure could use a good caulking
So batten down hatches
And stock pile some matches
Don't think about going out walking

Hurricane Sandy gains strength on East Coast path

Friday, October 26, 2012

News Limerick 10/26/2012

Since the Times showed the wealth of Jiabao
Said the censors, "Their site has to go.
It is breaking the law
To expose the sad flaw
Of our leaders all rolling in dough."

New York Times blocked by China after report on wealth of Wen Jiabao's family

Thursday, October 25, 2012

News Limerick 10/25/2012

These scientists think that some stars
Are locked behind dark matter bars
That's all well and good,
But maybe they could
Start working to build hover cars?

Mystery Glow of Dark Matter Halos Fueled by Extragalactic Stars

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

News Limerick 10/24/2012

Australia has been rather wary
Huawei has some ties that are scary
If they dare to expose
All that's "under their clothes"
Will that make you feel better? Not very.

Huawei offers access to source code and equipment

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

News Limerick 10/23/2012

Since the scientists failed to predict
When an earthquake was certain to hit
Now a judge says "For shame!
You must take all the blame!"
Can you guess just which finger they flicked?

L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter

Monday, October 22, 2012

News Limerick 10/22/2012

New users are heard to opine
"I can't use my Chromebook offline"
But Google is proud
Their new offline cloud
Fears not if the sun chance to shine

Yes you can use the new Chromebook offline

Friday, October 19, 2012

News Limerick 10/19/2012

Yes Google's new comp runs on Chrome
Get WiFi to use it at home
It's shiny and new
Think what it could do
If Netbooks would leave it alone

Google offers new 11.6-in. Samsung Chromebook for $249

Thursday, October 18, 2012

News Limerick 10/18/2012

On the hoopla of how came the moon:
It may all be resolved very soon
Whether impact or chance
Made the Earth and moon dance
I'm just glad the result was not Dune

New evidence supports impact theory of moon's creation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

News Limerick 10/17/2012

New planet by Alpha Centauri!
E.T. could be there's so let's hurry
Oh wait, it's too hot
So please hold that thought
And use it to spice up my curry

New Planet in Neighborhood, Astronomically Speaking

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News Limerick 10/16/2012

This planet must be extra bright
With four different stars for its light
Lex Luther repent
A better Clark Kent
From here would fear no kryptonite

Planet with four suns discovered by volunteers

Monday, October 15, 2012

News Limerick 10/15/2012

Although it does not yet exist
The Mini is hard to resist
You can spiff it up right
It will be quite a sight
If their timeline to build it ain't missed

Can I Interest You in an Accessory for That Unannounced iPad Mini?

Friday, October 12, 2012

News Limerick 10/12/2012

Now, NASA has felt no remorse
When plotting Endeavour's new course
It's not bound for stars
But chasing the cars
They could take it faster by horse.

Space shuttle Endeavour leaves LAX, now on L.A. streets

Thursday, October 11, 2012

News Limerick 10/11/2012

Big Blue will be hosting the cloud
Which Bell keeps secure from the crowd
No data is lost
(But at twice the cost)
Excuse me - was that said aloud?

IBM and AT&T offer cloud mish-mash for fearful firms

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

News Limerick 10/10/2012

They said they would never keep quiet
Vlad won? They just didn't buy it.
With one rocker freed
The others concede
That they were both part of the Riot

Russian punk rocker freed on appeal; two others remain in prison

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

News Limerick 10/9/2012

It's not the Millennium Falcon
Just SpaceX's rocket that's haltin'.
One engine cut off,
That's not good enough.
Correcting the orbit? Yes, HAL can.

Falcon 9 Drops Orbcomm Satellite in Wrong Orbit

Monday, October 8, 2012

News Limerick 10/8/2012

When Hugo Chavez was elected
The ultimate prez was selected
He just won again
(By the sword, not the pen)
The runner up has been collected

Hugo Chavez celebrates re-election in Venezuela

Friday, October 5, 2012

News Limerick 10/5/2012

When iOS 6 is downloaded
You'll find that your map's been recoded
But Google jumped in
With a sure fire win
Their mobile web traffic exploded!

Get Google Street View Maps On Your iPhone

Thursday, October 4, 2012

News Limerick 10/4/2012

"This debating," I say with a sigh
"Is accusing the incorrect guy."
Can't they stick to the facts
And then clean up their acts?
Did you catch last night's show - CSI?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

News Limerick 10/3/2012

A wind farm is what they had planned
The site looked like it would be grand
But Obama said "No"
So the Chinese want dough
Will the president now take the stand?

Chinese-Owned Company Sues Obama Over Wind Farm Project

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

News Limerick 10/2/2012

The fires in Syria's market
Have shown they don't care what they target
Antiquities lost
And such human cost
The Boss knows that he didn't spark it.

Syria siege on Aleppo alarms antiquities experts

Monday, October 1, 2012

News Limerick 10/1/2012

al-Shabab has just fled from Kismayo
They'd been holed up in there for awhile
But when Kenyans rushed in
al-Shabab felt chagrin
Stand and fight? No- that isn't their style

Somali and African Union troops enter Kismayo