This past Wednesday a man was caught by authorities in Colorado who escaped from a Florida prison almost 32 years ago. He was sentenced to life at this prison in Florida and managed to escape during a power outage at night on August 17, 1979. Frederick Barrett, now 60 years old; is the man who got away from the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford, Florida. Apparently, U.S. Marshal Officers had to dress up as forest firefighters to reach Barrett in his remote cabin in Montrose County, Colorado. According to officials he was going by the name Neil Meltzer. Officials used a tattoo on Barrett’s right hand of a cross and dot to help identify him. Steve Davenport, special agent supervisor of the Department of Law Enforcement in Florida stated “The trail was cold.” and “It’s really, really difficult to track somebody who’s been out for thirty years.” But with the use of databases and public records investigators were fortunate enough to find out where Barrett was traveling to, and eventually pinned him in Colorado. After turning up a marijuana growing house and multiple guns in Barrett’s Colorado home, he now faces drug and gun charges besides escape charges, in Florida. Barrett was originally convicted for murdering a companion of his when they were traveling down the Florida Turnpike back in February of 1971. According to officials, Barrett and another man were hitchhiking and got picked up by a man named Carl Ardolino. While Ardolino was driving, Barrett choked him from behind and with the help of the other man they drowned Ardolino’s body. Ardolino’s family members were relieved to hear the news that Barrett was finally recaptured after all these years.
As I was roaming around, I remembering heard that Apple was releasing their new OS X. So I started looking around for more information and stumble on this article and found it to be very interesting.
Mac has always had their “classy, sleek” look and feel to their operating systems, and when they released their iOS for iPod touch’s and iPhones, their new feel for the miniature operating system was loved by everyone. Soon after, when Google and Microsoft started breaking into the mobile operating system environment, they seemed to follow suit with the layout of their systems. Apple took the world by storm with the iOS.
Looking at OS X Lion, we see massive similarities and a big switch to how their iOS works and runs. Personally, I am more of a PC fanboy but have always been curious about what Apple puts out when it comes to operating systems. So we would like your input on all of this.
Do you use Mac or a PC or Linux?
If you run Mac, have you gotten OS X Lion yet? If yes, what do you think of it?
What do you think Microsoft can do better operating system wise to keep preventing people to want to switch over to using Macs?
Do you think mobile operating systems will be the wave of the future? Do you think any type of “desktop” computer will be obsolete in a couple of years and everything will be portable?
Give us your input because we would love to hear it!!
With the end of NASA coming close, many have started to look into the private sector of Space Flight to keep the expansion to the last frontier going. With companies like Moon Express, Google, Virgin Galactic.. even though the government is no long funding space exploration and space projects, it seems as though the country still has a big interest in where we could be going, or in this case, where we could be living in a couple of years if this is all funded properly.
There is a big financial incentive for getting in early on an untapped market. Barney Pell, a former NASA computer scientist who co-founded Moon Express, called it “the biggest wealth creation opportunity in modern history.”
With the decline of the Space Shuttle program, NASA is looking to Russia for assistance on getting our astronauts into space and assist in the completion of the international space station. Currently at 98% completed, and with a late 2011 expectation of completion, the reality of people staying in space for an extended period of time, living and working, is becoming more and more apparent.
We have had a human always in space for over a decade now. The industry of space is still alive and kicking. With many minerals on the moon and other planets, it seems that rather than looking out into the stars like humans have been for thousands of years, we will be looking back at earth from the stars themselves.
Give us your input:
Would you live in space? If so, for how long?
Do you think it is a good idea that space travel has been moved to the private sector?
Over the course of the past week or so, women’s soccer has taken Americas sports channels by storm. With each kick, save, slide tackle, the USA women’s soccer team has reignited the spark that catch soccer fans’ attention. With the attention it pulled, it seemed as though no one realized how little it is actually displayed on television.
With the progress of the women’s team in this World Cup, everyone sees their share of failure. The other day, USA vs. Japan, in a terrible upset for the American soccer fans, Japan took the lead and was able to sustain it to a victory, bumping USA out.
We give the women on the team much appreciation and gratitude for how well they represented our country in a world favored sport on a global scale. We here at A Space Place Storage would like your input on some things we noticed from this ordeal.
Were you expecting the USA women’s team to win it all?
What was your reaction to the loss?
Do you think they will be able to come back and take the gold in 4 years?
Give us your input because we love hearing from everyone!!
Over the past 10 years or so, the big move on the internet has been the ability to connect people on a social network. As many of you may remember, and even still use, MySpace was the big craze a couple of years ago, and started the big trend of people being able to have their “own page” and also be able to send messages, leave comments, etc. on their new or old friend’s walls.
For a couple of years, MySpace saw great success and was the slowly becoming a reason for people to be on the computer. A college web developer had been influenced to make the same kind of network, but for college students. This idea spawned what we know today as Facebook.
Facebook saw great success because it was offering what MySpace could not. It was selective and you could only originally be associated with it if you were in college. It didn’t have your 12 year old neighbor posting his crush about you on your page, and it was cleaner, and more comfortable to look at. This is where the social network battle began.
Facebook started coming up strong though the ranks due to exclusivity, and it had actually become a well funded company. This allowed more developers to be on project and cause the sensation to start expanding. Facebook was slowly but surely taking over MySpace.
Today, Facebook does have the advantage even though MySpace still puts up it’s fight, but what many don’t know… is who else is joining the battle. We all use the name, and use it at least a dozen times a day, but the search engine king, Google, has released and has been growing their social network, Google+, for quite some time now. With the already existing support of the Facebook and MySpace founders, Google+ seems to be the wave of the future and the next big step in the world of social networks. I recommend putting your name in for it and start moving everything over to Google+.
With the release of the final Harry Potter movie hitting the big screen, many long awaited fans of the series gathered their tickets, bought big buckets of popcorn and large soda cups and shared the experience with millions of others around the country.
As we grew with the Harry Potter series from its paperback conception to the premiere of the final movie in 3D, many people have felt that they have not only grown with the series, but have become part of the magical world J.K. Rowling presented.
At A Space Place Storage, we would like to know a few questions. Please do not post any movie spoilers as your comment will be removed if it can ruin the movie for other people.
A) Have you read any/all of the books?
B) Have you seen any/all of the movies?
C) How old were you when you first saw Hogwarts in your head from reading or on the big screen watching?
D) Do you feel you have grown with the characters?
E) As a friendly recommendation toward others, do the movies do the books any justice?
Please keep the conversations to friendly input and comments. We do monitor this blog and are looking for input and your thoughts on everything!
Over the last 10 years or so, we have seen a frightening spike in the societal “need” for prescription painkillers. Being behind the death of athletes, like Austin Box of Oklahoma, to the recent murders at a pharmacy in Patchogue, only a short distance from where we are on Long Island.
Looking deeper into the matter, although I do not agree with a socialized health care system, it is the capitalistic society that is putting painkillers into the wrong hands. When you go out looking to buy a pair of shoes, and one store does not have them, but another does.. who do you use? The one who carries the shoes of course. When someone who is addicted to painkillers is trying to get their fix, are they going to look to a doctor who will not prescribe them what they are looking for, or the one who just wants to make the money and keep the client and will prescribe them the pills?
It’s sad to see lives wasted away under the alleviated state of prescription painkillers, and it makes itself very apparent in today’s society. In case many of you who are reading this in other parts of the nation, there was a shooting recently by a man who walked into a pharmacy trying to fill his girlfriends pill bottle, and when he was denied at the counter because he didn’t have the script for it, he drew a weapon and opened fire. Many are blaming it on the fact that people can’t restrain themselves when it comes to drugs. We at A Space Place Storage would like you to give us your input; Do you think healthcare should start socializing due to events like this? What can we do as a society to prevent tragic events like this from occurring?
Everyone’s been following the recent news about the Casey Anthony / Florida child murder case over the last few days. Well although Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the charges against for murdering her daughter, she was held accountable for four cases of lying to the police (misdemeanor chargers). She was sentenced to the maximum time in prison for each case of lying, which is one year; totaling 4 years in jail. Besides being sentenced to 4 years in prison, she was also fined $1,000 for each count.
Now it’s being said that Casey Anthony is to be is to be released from jail early on July 13 for already spending 1,043 days in prison throughout her whole trial case; and for being on good behavior. The days she already spent in jail are being credited towards her sentencing.
Many people are stunned and angered at the way this case turned out by the verdict given on last Tuesday. The prosecutors plans were to seek the death penalty had Casey Anthony been convicted as guilty. Many of the jurors themselves have spoken out since Tuesday, stating that they felt there wasn’t enough evidence for a murder conviction but they felt sick and were in tears from there decision.
Check back soon for a follow up article outlining the whole case on Casey Anthony.
Many people do think about summer car storage, but in the north, our climate is much different than say Florida or Georgia. Weather changes very rapidly, and humidity tends to stay very high in our summer months. This gives way for many cars to start rusting, or having air bubbles build under the paint of their car, causing the paint on many cars to chip away slowly.
This causes a lot of concern, and makes people look more into what differences a storage facility will offer from one place to the next. Climate controlled, what kind of neighborhood it is in, etc. You shouldn’t pick any random choice to store your car in. There’s also things to consider like what is your work schedule like?
If you work days and can only find yourself going to the storage facility to make sure everything is OK with the car, some storage places may be closed because they only stay open during regular business hours. So, keeping a 24 hour accessible facility in mind is a great idea if you are looking for storage for your car.
There are many factors that should not be neglected, that many people choose to, when it comes to selecting a storage facility to rent from. Hours of operation, type of storage climate they provide for their customers, prices, and how safe your car will be are all major concerns in this stage of the renting process.