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  August 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The railway is expected to open later in 2005.
Pierre Nkurunziza of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy, a former rebel leader of the Hutu majority in Burundi, has been elected unopposed as the new President of Burundi by the parliament, the first president chosen through democratic means since the start of the civil war in 1993.
He died on 3 August at the age of 91.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/August_2005   (5089 words)

  
 Technorati Weblog: State of the Blogosphere, August 2005, Part 1: Blog Growth
In March 2005 we were tracking 7.8 million blogs, which means the blogosphere has just about doubled again in the past 5 months, and that the blogosphere continues to double about every 5.5 months.
You can see the charts from March 2005 and November 2004 to get an idea of how this is increasing, although all the data is included on the chart above.
Later in the week I'll also describe the rise of tags, the increase in spam (or fake) blogs and SEO, and give an update on the relative influence of blogs compared to the mainstream media.
www.technorati.com /weblog/2005/08/34.html   (711 words)

  
 AiKnowledge: August 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A team of researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has successfully demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to control the speed of light – both slowing it down and speeding it up – in an optical fiber, using off-the-shelf instrumentation in normal environmental conditions.
Their results, to be published in the August 22 issue of Applied Physics Letters, could have implications that range from optical computing to the fiber-optic telecommunications industry.
The sharp drop is due to a new DNA sequencing technology developed by Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers Jay Shendure, Gregory Porreca, George Church, and their colleagues, reported on August 4 in the online edition of Science.
www.karmachakra.com /aiknowledge/archives/2005/08   (1206 words)

  
 The Washington Monthly
At Chertoff's press conference, with the leavies still breached, tens of thousands of refugees, cities to be evacuated, people dead and dying, lack of food, water, power etc., the first official he introduces to speak is the EPA administrator to announce suspension of clean air rules.
Just been watching the WWL tv coverage in NO, and the mayoe has just declared martial law in the city and is putting the entire police force on the streets with support from the national guard and possible the military.
Move the HQ to Alabama, rescind most taxcuts of the people that have benefited an amazing amount over the last few years and explain why he is doing so, and make everyone who lived in that area eligible for unemployment benefits for 52 weeks.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2005_08/007017.php   (12072 words)

  
 GruntDoc: August 2005
August 15, 2005 03:09 PM Grand Rounds Reminder, Redux
I've had a link in the left sidebar for as long as I can recall, in support of the last B-36 Peacemaker made and the efforts to make it a new home, here, where it was born, and now it's time to take it down: B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM in FORT WORTH.
August 9, 2005 12:09 PM Cover-up claim on 'environment of chaos'
www.gruntdoc.com /2005/08   (8427 words)

  
 Maximum PC: August 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Player-vs.-player gameplay is intense, with options ranging from simple arena combat to king of the hill, capture the flag, and of course, guild-vs.-guild battles.
This will turn out to be the least of your worries; once you scamper through blinding rain into the ship’s interior, you’ll find that an infection has mutated the crew into murderous, shambling zombies, and spawned a menagerie of horrors beyond imagining.
The Koolance Exos 2 is an external water-cooling kit made for people with some serious cash on hand and a distinct aversion to the typical hassles of configuring a water-cooling circuit.
www.maximumpc.com /issue_date/august_2005   (2592 words)

  
 Think Progress » 2005 » August
With any luck, an insurance executive will be be caught pilfering some bread and soda from a convenience store and draw some serious media attention to this issue.
In other words, Bush publicly acknowledged (for the first time, according to the Boston Globe) what many had already feared: he believes we need to stay the course, in part, maintain control of oil supplies in the country.
Yesterday, President Bush said “I want to thank all the folks at the federal level and the state level and the local level who have taken this storm seriously.” He’s not one of them.
thinkprogress.org /2005/08   (2317 words)

  
 DennisKennedy.blog: August 2005 Archives
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 30, 2005 – As the eyes of the nation remain focused on the hurricane-ravaged southeastern United States, especially Mississippi and Louisiana, the American Bar Association stands ready to assist those injured by Hurricane Katrina.
Tom and I were discussing how much we enjoy presenting this topic (and RSS feeds, too, as we did at ABA TECHSHOW 2005), although we wish that we could do so in a half-day session or perhaps even in a workshop format.
The webinar is designed to be at the introductory level, but even long-time bloggers will benefit from the material covered in the webinar (heck, I learn all kinds of great new things about blogging whenever I talk with Tom).
www.denniskennedy.com /archives/2005_08.html   (9795 words)

  
 PunditGuy: August 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This image was acquired on the morning of August 30th, 2005, right after a levy broke; the flood waters continue to rise.
Mon Aug 29 2005 22:37:31 ET Police with automatic weapons were called to patrol a grocery store after looters went on a rampage, WWL-TV reports.
August 6, 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima.
www.punditguy.com /2005/08   (9648 words)

  
 Netcraft: August 2005 Archives
Pair, a Pittsburgh, Pa. shared hosting company, is a regular in our survey, with numerous top 10 appearances in addition to being the most reliable provider in February 2005, July 2004 and February 2004.
It comes just five months after the survey crossed the 60 million mark in March of this year, another sign that Internet growth is eclipsing even the torrid pace of the dot-com boom.
The first Netcraft survey in August 1995 found 18,957 hosts, with the NCSA web server dominating with 57 percent market share, leading CERN (19%) and a newcomer named Apache (3.5%).
news.netcraft.com /archives/2005/08   (2228 words)

  
 DoD News: DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August
Active duty retention.  All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for August and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.
Reserve forces recruiting.  Three of the six reserve components, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, met or exceeded their August recruiting goals.  The Navy Reserve numbers are unavailable due to system failures as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Reserve forces retention.  For August, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 29,472, and Air National Guard retention was 108 percent of its cumulative goal of 9,307.
www.defenselink.mil /releases/2005/nr20050912-4721.html   (227 words)

  
 hitormiss.org: Archives: August 2005
I don't have an office in my new dorm right now because the university is renovating the street-level commercial space off the lobby to be the new TV/Study lounge and office for the building.
The old office and lounge upstairs were turned back to student rooms, but the new space won't be ready until the day before (or possibly the day after) all the freshmen move in on August 25.
Last week, a decision was made to replace a large amount of the furniture in my dorm with pieces that would have been disposed of from another dorm that is getting all-new furniture.
www.hitormiss.org /2005/08   (983 words)

  
 Chocolate & Zucchini: August 2005 Archives
Today is Blog Day 2005, an event that was created to help broaden our blog horizons.
Just a few weeks ago (before they closed for the month of August, quite cruelly), I noticed a basket next to the register in which they offered little bags of six assorted mini-loaves.
While the scent of red poppy syrup straight from the bottle is vaguely reminiscent of cough syrup (red poppy is an age-old soothing remedy, for sore throats in particular), it takes on a delightful acidulated sweetness when diluted, and its flavor could be likened to a subtle mix of strawberry, cherry and pomegrenate.
chocolateandzucchini.com /archives/2005/08/index.php   (6509 words)

  
 DynamoBuzz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Tomorrow is the last day of August, and all I can say is "Thank God!" About half of my blogging is about political stuff, and August is traditionally a slow month for political news.
Just two weeks after the New Jersey School Construction Corporation announced that they had burned through $8.6 billion in money dedicated to NJ school construction, the ELC was at the footsteps of the NJ Supreme Court, demanding that the hard pressed NJ state taxpayers come up with more cash [link].
And next Friday, August 12th, is the anniversary of the McGreevey resignation, the infamous "My Truth" speech.
www.dynamobuzz.com /index.php?m=200508   (9593 words)

  
 Reality TV Magazine: August 2005
Parco P.I. Premieres on Court TV When the drama of investigation meets the reality of family life, the result is Parco P.I., a new hybrid reality/docu-drama series from Court TV that follows the Parcos, a family of New York City private eyes, as they crack cases and expose secrets at their family-run private investigation firm.
Back on July 13, 2005, ABC announced that they would be launching a new reality TV series from executive producers Simon Cowell, Nigel Hall and Cecile Frot-Coutaz of FremantleMedia North America.
The 2005 Teen Choice Awards were taped on Sunday, August 14 but will not actually air until Tuesday, August 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
www.realitytvmagazine.com /blog/2005/08   (6752 words)

  
 Key West Club: August 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Reminder: Pool will be closed this Friday, August 26 due to the Wine Dinner at 7pm.
The Key West Club's annual 2005 General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 21, 5:00pm, at the pool.
Our 2005 board is made up of family, single, retired and couple memberships…a little bit of everyone to balance it all!
avenue.org /keywest/club/2005_08_01_archive.html   (392 words)

  
 Defense Tech: August 2005 Archives
During the 2005 budget process, lawmakers cut $300 million from the $775 million request.
At the agency's DarpaTech 2005 conference, Francis noted that J-UCAS technology -- including multiple unmanned aircraft (unarmed, of course) and the planes' associated software and ground systems -- could be commercialized for a variety of uses.
On Thursday, August 4th, we put the magnetic acoustic device (I'm not sure it has a name yet, so this one will have to do for now) to the test on one of our ranges...
www.defensetech.org /archives/2005_08.html   (10422 words)

  
 InfoDesign: Understanding by Design - News | August 2005
At the same time, many digitally trained, professional designers feel that they have missed out on some of the cornerstones of a traditional design education.
"Andrew Dillon declared in his closing keynote speech at the Montreal IA Summit (2005) that IA was entering its second phase.
This was presented to the class on July 26, 2005 and included elements from previous folksonomy presentations." (Thomas Vander Wal)
www.informationdesign.org /archives/2005_08.php   (2007 words)

  
 MobiCom 2005: The Eleventh Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
ACM MobiCom 2005, the Eleventh Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, will be held August 28 through September 2, 2005, in beautiful, historic Cologne, Germany.
ACM MobiCom 2005, sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE, is dedicated to addressing the challenges in the areas of mobile computing and networking.
Cologne is very popular this August because Pope Benedikt XVI will be in town just the week before MobiCom.
www.sigmobile.org /mobicom/2005   (162 words)

  
 August 2005
Listings created prior to September 1, 2005 and scheduled to start during the promotional period (September 1, 2005) will be eligible for the promotional rate.
Listings created prior to August 23, 2005 and scheduled to start during the promotional period (August 23-25, 2005) will be eligible for the special offer.
Join us Tuesday, August 23rd on the discussion boards, as a number of eBay staff members, also known as "Pinks", from several eBay departments will be participating in discussions on a variety of boards throughout the day.
www2.ebay.com /aw/core/200508.shtml   (4990 words)

  
 August 2006 Small Business Tax Calendar - Dates and Actions
Individuals: File a 2005 calendar year return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) with first extension.
Deposit excise taxes for the first 15 days of August.
File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in July.
www.irs.gov /businesses/small/article/0,,id=104911,00.html   (189 words)

  
 ONEList: August 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
August 9, 1995 wasn't just the day that Jerry Garcia died.
We're proud to have been a part of the unfolding story of sustainabilty in the Northwest, and we're looking forward to continuing the journey with you over the years to come.
After an August break, we're raring back in September with two more free online briefings for Northwest conservation groups.
blogs.onenw.org /onelist/2005_08.html   (1285 words)

  
 Mount Sutro
I plan to make this leg on Sunday, 28 August 2005 barring any unexpected need that requires my presence in Tallahassee sooner.
On Saturday, 17 September 2005 I will pick-up my U-Haul 6′ x 12′ Trailer, pack it and begin the trek back to Tallahassee, this time with the gracious assistance of my parents.
I have not yet seen the space and unfortunately will not be able to until possibly the end of August, but I am confident that it will be nice enough.
www.mountsutro.org /index.php/2005/08   (1604 words)

  
 dharma::vision by Amadeus: August 2005
It has been a few years since the last time I heard him speak, so I am looking forward to it as other members of our party.
For those interested, the lecture will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
dharmavision.blogspot.com /2005_08_01_dharmavision_archive.html   (2757 words)

  
 Nexus » 2005 » August
Their signing allows both players to attend veteran’s camp, which opens November 6, 2005.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2004, the right-hander resumed his playing career in August, going 0-1 with a 4.64 ERA in four starts.
Wednesday, August 31, to play the first of six straight home games to close out the regular season.
www.omgn.com /nexus?m=200508   (5282 words)

  
 westcoastmusic: August 2005
Regarding www.stevelukather.net, on September 27th 2005 Purple Pyramids will release a brand new Pink Floyd tribute album called Back against the wall, a tribute to Floyd's legendary album The wall.
Due in stores August 2nd, HITSshowcases the duo's musical and songwriting chops on 12 of their previously released tunes that at one time or another eased into the Top 40 or eventhe Top 20.
This cd will be released August 9 and will contain 19 songs.
noted.blogs.com /westcoastmusic/2005/08   (1040 words)

  
 i d e a n t: August 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This Fall 2005 I will be teaching a course at Teachers College (Columbia University) on Social Software Affordances.
One of the things I will be asking students to do is to collaboratively produce a wiki with all sorts of research and analysis on social software.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material of whatever nature created by Ulises A. Mejias and included in this weblog and any related pages, including the weblog's archives, is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
ideant.typepad.com /ideant/2005/08   (434 words)

  
 Scenic Nursery | Gardening Blog: August 2005 Archives
Rain all spring and then 100 F weather all July and most of August.
The most important part of the articles is the warning that you have to keep after it until the LAST shoot is gone.
We are expecting our last shipment of Chinese pottery in August.
www.scenicnursery.com /archives/2005_08.html   (2344 words)

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