Monday, December 31, 2012

News Limerick 12/31/2012

The fiscal cliff now is at hand
They barely will budge where they stand
It's hard to agree
On budgets, you see
As films go, this one would be panned

'Fiscal cliff' at hand - talks continue

Friday, December 28, 2012

News Limerick 12/28/2012

We're getting real close to the cliff
It's no more a question of "if"
If compromise fails
The wind our sails
Will barely keep moving this skiff

White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

Thursday, December 27, 2012

News Limerick 12/27/2012

This hospital wants you to see
It can be a fun place to be
This teatime affair
Just shows that they care
But what does it add to their fee?

Rex Hospital now offering afternoon tea for patients

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

News Limerick 12/26/2012

Oregano's really quite nice
And I'm rather fond of this spice
If you have a sneeze
It's good for disease
I hope that won't bump up the price

In Hopes of Healthier Chickens, Farms Turn to Oregano

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

News Limerick 12/25/2012

It's Pakistan/India cricket!
The fans bought up every last ticket
Can sports help unite
And make it alright?
If that is the case, then let's kick it!

Pakistan set to resume India cricket tour in Bangalore

Monday, December 24, 2012

News Limerick 12/24/2012

This tower is built like a tree
Now covered in lights, as you see
The North's piping mad
Results will be bad
Unspecified though they might be

North Korea warns South over giant Christmas tower

Friday, December 21, 2012

News Limerick 12/21/2012

It seems that the world is not ending
Now look at this work that needs tending
We've no more excuse
To play fast and loose
Say, what's the next doomsday that's pending?

It's the 21st: No doomsday yet, Mayan calendar aside

Thursday, December 20, 2012

News Limerick 12/20/2012

The internet's now found on Boeing
Potatoes have helped it get going
Although that is neat
Perhaps we could eat
Some homefries that aren't as glowing?

In-flight Wi-Fi made possible by sacks of potatoes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

News Limerick 12/19/2012

Since Instagram's terms drew some fire
They sent out a note on the wire
"We've no plans to sell
Your pics, so don't yell."
Now who's first to call them a liar?

Instagram says it won't sell users' photos

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

News Limerick 12/18/2012

The satellites named Ebb and Flow
Have helped to expand what we know
And with a last crash
They aren't just trash
They wanted to put on a show

GRAIL moon mission ends with a bang

Monday, December 17, 2012

News Limerick 12/17/2012

Although it is dark in this hour
The taste in my mouth more than sour
Together we mourn
Such violence we scorn
And pledge to do what's in our power

The tragedies surely must end
We can turn away from this trend
The time is now here
We'll fight back this fear
The will is too strong, now, to bend

President Barack Obama comforts town, vows to work to prevent more mass shootings

Friday, December 14, 2012

News Limerick 12/14/2012

New species! Slow loris are tardy.
Endangered? I hope that they're hearty.
Nocturnal they live,
So we can forgive
That they are quite late to the party.

New species of primate discovered

Thursday, December 13, 2012

News Limerick 12/13/2012

The islands are much in dispute
With nationalism the root
Though bluster is strong
I hope it's not long
'Til talks on the sea will bear fruit

Japan: China Plane Spotted Over Disputed Islands

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

News Limerick 12/12/2012

Korea has sent up a rocket
A satellite stuffed in its pocket
Still China stands firm
To lay out the terms
"If you try for new sanctions, we'll block it."

North Korea's new leader burnishes credentials with rocket

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News Limerick 12/11/2012

Although the bank surely did wrong
And case built against it was strong
Indictment could make
Economies break
And so they're let off with a song

HSBC to Pay $1.92 Billion to Settle Charges of Money Laundering

Monday, December 10, 2012

News Limerick 12/10/2012

Her pseudocode's first of its kind
For numbers computers can find
She knew there was more
Than numbers to store
There's much that went on in her mind

Google Pays Tribute to First Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace

Friday, December 7, 2012

News Limerick 12/7/2012

Poor Netflix is feeling some heat
From just how the news hit the street
Their legal defense
Will shortly commence
"At least it was not in a tweet"

Netflix rebuked for Facebook post

Thursday, December 6, 2012

News Limerick 12/6/2012

The Philippines felt a typhoon
That none will forget very soon
There's many in need
So please do the deed
The help we can send is a boon

Philippine Typhoon Bopha death toll passes 300

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

News Limerick 12/5/2012

Our neighbor has had near enough
We're throwing it all kinds of stuff
And next we may send
Our rover a friend
And people? We'll try though it's tough

NASA plans new rover mission on Mars

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

News Limerick 12/4/2012

These scientists learned something neat
Of elements planets may meet
With them in their crust
Their core, I may trust,
Will radioactively heat

Planets orbiting 'solar twins' of Sun more habitable than Earth

Monday, December 3, 2012

News Limerick 12/3/2012

At Apple they build them just right
The options for upgrade are slight
So here comes the news
Now customers choose
A color - so long as it's white

Apple iMac teardown reveals lack of repairability

Friday, November 30, 2012

News Limerick 11/30/2012

The canyon may be so much older
They learned by inspecting a boulder
But how it got here
Still isn't too clear
Perhaps we should ask our man Mulder

Study challenges presumed age of Grand Canyon

Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Limerick 11/29/2012

When life made a barefoot man swerve
A cop just by chance did observe
And bought him some boots
With just his own loot
He nailed it: "Protect and to Serve"

Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts Online

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

News Limerick 11/28/2012

Since Apple's map hit with a snore
Some fingers are pointing much more
They let the man go
Who ran that whole show
No - that's not the way to the door

Apple fires Maps manager as it works to fix the widely panned app

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News Limerck 11/27/2012

SpaceX has its eyes set on Mars
And life on that rock could be ours
We'll live in a dome
For the price of one home
I'll wait till they build a few bars

Elon Musk's Next Big Vision is a Mars Colony

Monday, November 26, 2012

News Limerick 11/26/2012

As marketing hits a crescendo
Some guy sees the end of Nintendo
You may know his name
Atari's his game
Now how's that for some innuendo?

Pong creator turns nose up at Nintendo Wii U

Friday, November 23, 2012

News Limerick 11/23/2012

No more will they build higher bit
The Fox keeps on breaking with it
Some people complain
It won't be the same
You could say the Fire's been lit

Mozilla quietly ceases Firefox 64-bit development

Thursday, November 22, 2012

News Limerick 11/22/2012

I'm thankful for such yummy turkey
These two sure appear rather perky
But wait! They've been pardoned
No longer are warden'ed
We hope that they'll stop acting jerky

Thanksgiving 2012: Barack Obama pardons turkeys

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

News Limerick 11/21/2012

The NASA team's acting quite manic
Has Rover found dust that's organic?
They say their find looks
Like one for the books
Its name is not Marvin - don't panic!

Curiosity Rover's Secret Historic Breakthrough? Speculation Centers on Organic Molecules

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

News Limerick 11/20/2012

Some monkeys can have midlife crises
They wonder what for all of life is
New expert called in
Proclaimed with chagrin
"The problem is clear - he's a Pisces!"

Study finds apes can also suffer midlife crises

Monday, November 19, 2012

News Limerick 11/19/2012

Twelve months is too much to remember
So Droid ends the year with November
I'll grant that those days
Are naught but a haze
Still sad for those born in December

Android 'cancels birthdays' for people born in December

Friday, November 16, 2012

News Limerick 11/16/2012

Astronomers found a new planet
Don't know if it's feldspar and granite
It isn't so far
And circles no star
Go visit? Well, Orbitz can't plan it

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Thursday, November 15, 2012

News Limerick 11/15/2012

The rockets were shot by Hamas
And Israel is feeling quite cross
Though Hague lays the blame
The end is the same
The truth is it's everyone's loss

Hamas to blame for Gaza crisis with Israel, says William Hague

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

News Limerick 11/14/2012

McAfee keeps running so well
I see how their products they sell
Oh wait - it's the man
Escape was his plan
You see him? Police you should tell.

Audio: McAfee, Still in Hiding, Predicts 'They Will Track Me Down'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

News Limerick 11/13/2012

Although his career once seemed lofty
We learn of the end of Sinofsky
He's quite heavy handed
The other shoe landed
'Cause Ballmer, he isn't a softy

Windows head Steven Sinofsky makes sudden departure

Monday, November 12, 2012

News Limerick 11/12/2012

Their research is really no joke
These scientists worked on a cloak
It works from one side
Small objects can hide
To find them, just give them a poke

Scientists successfully cloaked an object perfectly for the first time

Friday, November 9, 2012

News Limerick 11/9/2012

If faces you're hoping to see
They wanted to charge you a fee
The backlash was swift
The plan set adrift
The best things in life are still free

AT&T caves in over FaceTime access

Thursday, November 8, 2012

News Limerick 11/8/2012

Since Sandy hit many a home
Some people have needed to roam
But don't get the blues
We have some good news
No charges for using your phone

Phone Carriers Waive Fees in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

News Limerick 11/7/2012

When hunting for office supplies
I go to the usual guys
But if two combine
That suits me just fine
Shop "Detox" for profits to rise

Office Depot-OfficeMax Deal Seen Rescuing Value: Real M&A

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

News Limerick 11/6/2012

While doing their work up in space
The astronauts follow the race
Though they are remote
They still get to vote
Can I get that link at my place?

Extreme Voting: How Astronauts Cast Ballots from Space

Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

News Limerick 11/2/2012

A purveyor of popular coffee
Has been sticking to cash like it's toffee
How they profit from loss
Can make anyone cross
A beluga like them knows no Raffi

Starbucks' European arm paid just $1.2m in taxes last year

Thursday, November 1, 2012

News Limerick 11/1/2012

Since Surfcast owns patents on tiles
Their legal team shows only smiles
Poor Windows may shout
"My time has run out!
I'm put out to pasture by miles."

Microsoft sued over Windows 8 Live Tiles

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