Monday, December 30, 2013

Dolphin rescue caught on underwater camera

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An underwater camera has captured the moment a dolphin that became entangled in a fishing line was freed by a diver in Hawaii.
Martina Wing, who filmed the footage, said that the dolphin seemed to "communicate" with the diver to ask for help.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast's Jon Kay and Louise Minchin from Hawaii, she described the experience as "mind-blowing".
Pictures courtesy of Martina Wing, Ocean Wings Hawaii, Inc.
 My own close encounter with a bottlenosed dolphin can be seen here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas note and photo from Afghanistan

"Sir, This is the ornament pic I promised. Sorry for the delay. This tree is in the building we call the TLS here at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. It stands for Taliban Last Stand, and is the building they retreated to and were killed/captured in back in Dec 2001. You can see it is a bit worse for the wear. Thanks again for the ornament and the pens, and I look forward to more orders in the future. Sincerely, Chris"

My wife Lai Yee made little Angel ornaments this past month. You can see the one we sent to Chris about halfway up the way up in the center....white with musical notes fabric.

Christmas message from Bob Dylan

Monday, December 02, 2013

Amazon Prime Air

"We're excited to share Prime Air - something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight."