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July 31st, 2003 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-07-31 15:32
  Subject:   Flying with the birds.
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Felix Baumgartner leapt from a plane above Dover at 0509 BST, landing 22 miles (35 kilometres) away in Cap Blanc- Nez near Calais just 14 minutes later.

He wore only an aerodynamic jumpsuit with a 6-foot set of carbon-fiber wings strapped to his back, an oxygen tank from which to breathe, and a parachute to land.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3112095.stm
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-07-31 18:58
  Subject:   Newest dot-com business plan.
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From Fark:




A former top executive of US software giant Microsoft Corp has traded his high-flying job to deliver books to remote villages in Nepal on the back of a yak.

John Wood, a 39-year-old senior executive at the Washington-state based company quit his 300,000-dollar-a-year post and launched a charity in 2000 to boost literacy in remote Asian communities in countries such as India and Nepal.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1517&e=5&u=/afp/us_nepal_yak


1. Register "NonProfitDeliveryYak.com"
2. Deliver used books on a yak.
3. ...
4. PROFIT!
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