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Entries from June 28th, 2012

Journey to the SBX

June 28th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Technology

The Sea-Based X-Band radar ship, the SBX-1, dominates the horizon when it’s in port in Pearl Harbor, making headlines just by showing up. Part of the U.S. Department of Defense Ballistic Missile Defense System, it’s 280 feet tall, 380 feet long, with a displacement of 50,000 tons. Two out of three dimensions are comparable to […]

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Maui Makes Dancing Matt’s New Video

June 20th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · People, The Web, Video

Globetrotting dancer Matt Harding has, at long last, posted his latest “Where the Hell is Matt?” video. And among the many clips making up the montage, we see him attempting a fire dance in Kihei on Maui. The two-second scene appears along with other dances in places ranging from Texas to Thailand to Pyongyang, North Korea. […]

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Hawaii Gets Big Google Street View Update

June 19th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Miscellaneous, Technology, The Web

Google today added over 200 popular Hawaii visitor attractions, historical sites, resorts, parks, schools, and golf courses to its Google Street View collection. And the expansion takes Google’s 360-degree imagery of the Aloha State beyond the open road. The announcement was made at a special media event at Hanauma Bay this morning (more photos here). […]

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Frii App for iOS Finds Free Stuff in Honolulu

June 16th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology

Declaring daily deal discounts an ‘old school’ fad, a local firm is betting that free stuff is the best way to connect businesses to new customers.

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Colbert: Lingle TV for ‘insomniacs, people in traction’

June 15th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Politics, Television

On last night’s “Colbert Report,” host Steve Colbert and his writers seized on the news that Linda Lingle was launching her own cable TV channel. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Super PAC Super Cash & 24-Hour Political Ad Channels Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive […]

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More Income, More Trees

June 4th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Environment, Science, The Web

The wealthier the city, the thicker the trees. So writes Tim de Chant of the ‘Per Square Mile‘ blog, focused on density and geography. In ‘Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality,’ he cites a 2007 study: They found that for every 1 percent increase in per capita income, demand for forest cover increased by 1.76 percent. […]

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