Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bolt Bus

Hey folks, Bolt Bus is currently the best way to travel from Philly to NYC. I have taken Septa to Trenton and NJ Transit to NYC. This is a slow, relatively expensive, and annoying trip because of the transfer in Trenton. The bus is a better option, although you may have to contend with traffic. But traffic aside, which bus should you take? The Chinatown bus? Greyhound? Neither. Take Bolt Bus. Bolt Bus is cheap - it can even be as cheap at $1. I paid $13.50 each way from Philly to NYC. It's also fairly comfortable with reclining seats. And the best thing about Bolt Bus, as the name implies, is its connectivity. Each seat as a socket and the bus has Wi-Fi. I didn't use these features on my ride to NYC (a 2 hour journey), but it can be useful on longer trips. Pretty cool, eh?

Oh, and the rest of the weekend in NYC was awesome! I got to see some friends who I haven't seen in ages. I walked pretty much everywhere (downtown, upper east side, etc.) because the weather was nice. Happy days.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A New Application of Lasers

Mosquito obliteration. Every now and then, science comes up with something that really changes our lives. Well, this is one of them.
A laser that obliterates mosquitoes: millions of them in minutes. It works by identifying the audio frequency of the beating wings. As is stated in the article: "There is no such thing as a good mosquito, there's nothing that feeds exclusively on them. No one would miss mosquitoes". That's what I've been saying all along! My India experience would have been better by a factor of at least 2 if this thing were in commercial use.
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