Instead of doing something that might actually encourage economic growth and entrepreneurship in Maryland, Governor O’Malley has launched a cheesy gimmick to create the illusion of progress: The InvestMaryland Challenge. The “challenge” comes complete with Governor Marty’s edgy trademark of branding dumb ideas by putting positive sounding words in front of “Maryland” with no space in between and a really ugly logo and website. Our problems are over, folks. Businesses are going to flock to Maryland now, and it only cost us $300 grand. Martin O’Malley is a super genius.
We created the #InvestMD challenge because we believe in aspiring entrepreneurs & Maryland’s ability to compete & win in the New Economy.
— Martin O’Malley (@GovernorOMalley) September 24, 2012
Meanwhile in Montgomery County, Al Gore wannabe, Delegate Shane Robinson has ratcheted up his ill-conceived attack on one of Maryland’s best chances at economic growth NOT dependent on wasteful spending from Washington DC. The Don Quixote of Montgomery Village is tilting at hydraulic fracturing wells with a hip new fundraising page which will presumably help him pay for more junk science, like discredited Josh Fox films and such.
— Delegate Robinson (@DelSRobinson) September 24, 2012
And with the Wendy Rosen vote fraud scandal still stinging their backsides, the Democrats are lashing out at the state Republican chair because of some convoluted rule violation. You would almost think the guy voted twice in separate states during the same year or something.
— MD Democratic Party (@mddems) September 24, 2012
2014 is coming. We need to put some adults in charge of this state.
TGDaily.com reports that the evil geniuses at IBM have created a 12-atom storage device.
IBM has discovered how to store a bit of information in just 12 atoms, compared with the million or so normally required.
The technique, based on ferromagnetism, could in future allow smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices to be built.
“The chip industry will continue its pursuit of incremental scaling in semiconductor technology but, as components continue to shrink, the march continues to the inevitable end point: the atom,” says Andreas Heinrich, lead investigator into atomic storage at IBM Research.
“We’re taking the opposite approach and starting with the smallest unit – single atoms – to build computing devices one atom at a time.”
In other tech news, progress has all but halted in the effort to create a Twitter app that doesn’t suck.