April 20, 2000 |
After putting in a full day at his computer technician job, a 30-year-old Internet game player known as Ebaid went home, logged on to a game called "EverQuest" and started his night job. His game character donned armor, slapped on his sword and began slaying beasts so he could make some real money. Hail the rise of yet another strange creature of the Internet revolution--the professional online game hunter. Ebaid played for hours, slaying every computer-generated monster on his screen.
August 19, 2013 |
Former Disney Channel star Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning amid reports that he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sheree Cohen, who served as Young's talent agent for many years, confirmed the 29-year-old star's death. A law enforcement source told The Times that his death appeared to be a suicide. “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," said Young's manager, Jonathan Baruch, in a statement issued to the website Deadline.
August 9, 1986 |
Two generals contradicted earlier Air Force denials and told a House subcommittee Friday that repaired turbine blades had failed in the engines of F-15 and F-16 fighter planes. But Brig. Gen. Henry Viccellio, vice commander of the Air Logistics Center at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, told the House Energy and Commerce investigations subcommittee that an earlier Air Force statement had been a mistake, not an effort to mislead.
July 24, 1986 |
Badly prepared experiments conducted to see if a turbine generator could provide enough electricity to run an atomic power plant in case of an accident caused the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a Soviet official said today. Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov, responding to questions at a news conference, said he could not provide full technical details of the experiments.
September 19, 1988 |
An otherwise miserable Sunday for teams with turbine/jet-powered hydroplane boats at Mission Bay's Miller High Life Thunderboat Regatta was brightened by two things: the F-16 canopies covering the cockpits of the Miss Circus Circus and the Miss Madison. By the time George Woods Jr. chugged to first place just after 4 p.m. in his piston-powered Oh Boy! Oberto, two boats had fallen victim to accident and three others, all turbines, were punched out by the saltwater. Woods, who averaged 117.412 m.
October 3, 2013 |
Britney Spears' eye-catching video for "Work, Bitch" was supposed to be a lot racier, but she toned it down - that according to the mother of two. "Oh, my God, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there," the pop star said Thursday on Boston's 103.3 Amp Radio when asked if she was less comfortable ramping up her sex appeal because she's a mom to two boys, Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7. "Like, I...
September 23, 2013 |
One week before the finale of "Breaking Bad," fans of tough and dark cable dramas are grappling with the idea that a beloved series could really have one stinker of a finale. The series: "Dexter," which aired its final episode on Sunday night. The reaction? Not good. If you haven't watched the final episode, beware. Spoilers are lurking in here. At the conclusion of the Showtime show's eight-season run, cop/serial killer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) took his foster sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter)
June 12, 1990 |
General Electric Co. said it has introduced a very efficient gas turbine at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' trade show in Brussels. The company said the turbine, the LM6000, will be the most efficient, simple-cycle gas turbine ever built, up to 30% more efficient than any turbine in its power range. The turbine's 56,560 horsepower will be able to produce more than 40 megawatts of power at 42.
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August 1, 2000
Capstone Turbine Corp. of Chatsworth reported a loss of $9.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of $5.8 million for the same period last year. Revenue was $6.1 million, up from $334,000. Capstone Turbine produces low-emission microturbine systems.
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December 25, 2001 |
The military hopes to harness the power of the wind and waves. Vandenberg Air Force Base has erected four 100-foot-tall masts called data loggers to record information about wind velocity in hopes of retrieving enough information to determine where best to erect a wind turbine farm.