Latest Time Capsule Stories

2009-06-21 14:24:03

Residents of Overland, Mo., say they can't find a time capsule buried in 1959 that was to be used for a local celebration. Shirley Needy, the Overland Historical Society vice president, said the search was hindered by a lack of a plaque or stone to identify where the capsule was buried five decades ago, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. I guess things where different in '59, Needy said. An attempt to garner clues about the capsule's location through a notice in the Localite Shopper...

2009-03-20 13:53:53

Officials in Santa Fe, N.M., said a time capsule that was supposed to be buried in 1960 instead ended up empty in the back room of a business. The city's 400th Anniversary Committee said their search for the time capsule, which was supposed to be buried as part of the city's 350th anniversary celebrations, discovered that the object had never been buried or even filled with memorabilia, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday. They said a 1964 story by reporter Mark Barley led them to the...

2009-03-03 07:30:00

24-inch iMac Starts at $1,499 CUPERTINO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today announced updates to its iMac(R) and Mac(R) mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac that is priced more affordably than ever before and a Mac mini with powerful new integrated graphics. For the same $1,499 price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage. Delivering up to five times better...

2008-12-26 16:20:50

Workers at a courthouse in Franklin County, Wash., said they sealed items including a county budget and a Twinkie inside a time capsule. The workers said they used an old vault at the Franklin County Courthouse as a time capsule to send items that also included computer equipment, a cell phone, a phone book and a Cousins Restaurant menu to county workers expected to open the capsule in 2058, the Tri-City Herald (Columbia, Wash.) reported Friday. Also sealed in the capsule are a copy of the...

2008-09-11 21:00:06

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ELKHART, Ind. - Call it the time capsule that time forgot. A city committee voted recently to open a time capsule buried in 1958, when the city was celebrating its centennial. The plan was to display the items, then add modern ones and rebury it until 2058. Trouble is, no one seems to know exactly where the capsule is. Several committee members thought the capsule was buried in a park - but the capsule there was buried in the 1970s to commemorate the U.S....

2008-06-21 00:00:08

By JAMES DERK Apple's Time Machine, a simple, way-cool backup device for your gleaming new Apple computer, is appropriately named, in my experience. That's because installing one reminded me of hours (if not days) wasted installing my first floppy disk drive to a Commodore 64. Sure, it was supposed to work. Sure, everyone said it would work. But why didn't it work? But I digress. The Time Machine, which comes in 1-terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) and 500-gigabyte flavors, is typical Apple Way...

2008-01-17 10:55:00

Wirelessly Backup all Your MacsOn Tuesday, Apple introduced Time Capsule. A backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopardâ“ž¢, the latest release of Apple's Mac OS X operating system including the amazing Time Machineâ“ž¢ automatic backup software. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base station with a server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in, then...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'