Last week, I posted about a mysterious sonic boom that rattled residents on California's Central Cost. Today, Matt Drudge pointed me to reports of two more booms, in two nights, heard in New York's Rockland and Westchester Counties. From the Journal News:
Officials at Westchester County Airport and Stewart International Airport said they had no knowledge of aircraft from their facilities causing the disturbance.
Officials at NASA said yesterday that they had no knowledge of the boom nor any explanations for it. They referred calls to the U.S. Air Force Space Command.
Calls to Space Command headquarters in Colorado seeking comment were not returned.
And no U.S. Coast Guard operations in the area could have generated such a loud noise, Petty Officer Barbara Patton said...
There also have been no confirmed reports of seismic activity over the weekend.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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