A Site That Really Does Windows
The facilitator for the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone Conference Jaako Laajava from Finland speaks at the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Hopes dimmed Monday for staging major nuclear talks later this year between Israel and its Muslim rivals, as Iran and Arab countries at a 189-nation conference piled pressure on the Jewish state, accusing it of being the greatest threat to peace in the region. Because Israel has not signed the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, it was not present at Tuesday's debate. But the United States defended its ally, warning that singling out Israel for criticism diminished the prospect of a planned meeting between it and its Muslim neighbors to explore the prospect of establishing a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) / Ronald Zak
"It's a mechanically engineered window washing robot."Windows ME for short says James Murez. The farmer and engineer from Venice, California built a prototype and has a picture on a website called WindowsMe.com. This isn't some kind of Justice Department plot to sabotage Microsoft. Mr. Murez says his WindowsME is for real..
"It was designed to climb up the side of a high rise building. It would hang from like an umbilical cord off the roof."I guess that makes his version of WindowsMe crash proof! I hope Microsoft can say the same. The Web site is unfinished, the robotic window cleaner is on hold .but perhaps Murez can cash in on the name
"There've been a few offers ranging from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand. I mean, because we're not in the business of buying and selling Web sites I guess that's just not our thing."But he is looking for funding for his robotic window cleaner invention. Are you listening, Mr. Gates? You can find us on the Web at ThirdAge.com. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin for CBS News.