Wednesday, November 30, 2005

WORST-CASE SCENARIOS

During sometime in our lifetime we come or put ourselves in a worst case situation. There is always a way out, but it takes strength both mental as well as in some cases physical strength.

This site has posted solutions for some outrageous worst case scenarios.

These will definitely come handy -

Wow, wouldn't it be crazy to come out of a plane crash alive.

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Blu-ray Production Costs

  • But in at least one early test, according to a top manufacturing executive who asked to remain anonymous, a manufacturing line for HD DVD discs produced nearly twice as many usable discs as a similar line pumping out the Blu-ray format, over the same period of time. That translates into higher costs for Blu-ray producers. Moreover, component costs for Blu-ray can be nearly double HD DVD costs, because elements are still hard to find, the executive said.

All this tells me one thing, DVD players will need to be replaced with Blu-Ray players which will cost a lot more. More over the price of HD DVD should come down when compared to Blu-Ray. We still don't know how Blu-Ray will do when launched with PS3.

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Guide to Securing a PC

Security, security it plays a big role in companies as well as personal pc's. How do you secure information to prevent outsiders with a door to peek into your personal information.

"I will explain the basics of securing your computer, will tell you what you need to secure it and give you alternatives if there are any. But first of all, all programs that I name will be freeware or open source."

Want to secure your PC

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HOWTO: The Geek's Very Concise Guide to Learning Japanese - Part 2

Want to learn Japanese, here's your chance.

In today’s final installment, I’m going to go over some of the books that I think you’re going to need if you’re going to take a serious stab at learning Japanese.

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Starcraft 2

"Starcraft 2 is perhaps the most anticipated game of all time for the PC. Fans of the original Starcraft have been waiting for a sequel to the best seller for several years and have been denied by Blizzard time and time again over the years."

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A Website Dedicated To The NES!!!!

This is a fun little site that has alll kinds of info about anything related to the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is run by a cool guy that is dedicated to the NES. This is a must see.

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Microsoft launches anti-virus public beta

Microsoft has released a free beta of their upcoming anti-virus application.

According to Microsoft, the new anti-virus application known as Windows Live Safety Center beta is "like taking your PC in for a tune up at the service station."

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Angry Gamer

Wow, this guy needs to chillll.

Type of blog post

I came across this post, that has got me thinking. All of us are not experts in writing "atleast I am not", but I still make an effort to write something interesting for my readers. Darren Rowse the man behind Problogger gives you ways on how to make your blog post interesting.

Some of the tips:
  • Instructional - Instructional posts tell people how to do something. I find that my Tips posts are generally the ones that are among my most popular.
  • Informational - This is one of the more common blog post types where you simply give information on a topic. It could be a definition post or a longer explanation of some aspect.
  • Reviews - Another highly searched for term on the web is ‘review’ - I know every time I’m considering buying a new product that I head to Google and search for a review on it first.

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(Humor): Implementation of a project

How IT projects work, in a cartoon form.

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Yahoo! mail turned into GMail

AJAX Yahoo! Mail is a cool little extension for Firefox. It makes Yahoo! mail almost like GMail. With ability to open and reply mails with a click of a button and almost no page refresh. If you use Yahoo! Mail and firefox just give it a try.

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del.icio.us Firefox extension

Integrate del.icio.us right into Firefox with the del.icio.us extension.

Installation Instructions

This extension requires the Firefox browser.

Easily access your bookmarks and post new bookmarks.
Position these buttons anywhere you'd like.

Xbox 360 Didn’t Have It All. Half of Gamers Waiting for PS3!

A superb decision taken by the gamers who opted to stay out of the frenzy and resist the temptation created by the hype leading up to the launch of Xbox 360 and still going on unabated. In any case, the wait for PS3 won’t be that long. It is slated to come out sometime late summer next year.

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Configuring Your Xbox 360 Controller For Windows

The driver MS released doesn't come with any utility to let you do simple things like map buttons to the keyboard/mouse and adjust the deadzone - which is badly needed. Here's a quick 'how to' using Pinnacle Game Profiler to get you up and running... and actually using your Xbox 360 controller.

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Real-time XBox360 locator done w/ AJAX

From the same guys who brought you the XBox360/Best Buy Inventory Locator service comes a real-time inventory locator. The new service is done in AJAX and automatically updates itself so you can see who has one in stock at all times. Looks like Overstock and eBay are the only ones with units right now.

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New ePassport Revealed

Pictures show how the UK biometric passport will look.

Google Web Accelerator

Google Web Accelerator is available for download.

Digg it, Dugg it, Good.

I noticed digg doesn't really have a motto/slogan of any kind, what do you guys suggest?

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Woman has first face transplant - From Dead Persons Face

In the controversial operation, skin, fat and blood vessels were removed from a dead donor before being attached to the patient's lower face.

Doctors stress the woman will not look like her donor, but nor will she look like she did before the attack - instead she will have a "hybrid" face.

It has been technically possible to carry out such a transplant for some years, with teams in the US, the UK and France researching the procedure.

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Mac OS X: Change Desktop Background

If you're a Mac OS X user and had not used Change Desktop Background feature, stop reading this blog for a moment and go to your System Preferences, select Desktop & Screen Saver icon, pick several cools wallpapers and check off the "Change Desktop Background." Sit back and enjoy.

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Cingular tests unlimited calls to AT&T home phones

Cingular Wireless, in a bid to improve customer loyalty, is testing a service that allows unlimited calls between its cell phones and the home phones of AT&T Inc.'s local telephone customers, Cingular said on Wednesday.

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Xooglers have wrote a poem

It was all alone, this sweet little phone,And it went by the name of Verizon.Silver and light, respond to its plight!Please retrieve it at Bayshore Reception.

In a whiff and flutter, the scarf was a-hover,And lost its way on one googly afternoon.It's chenille, true -- and if this sounds like you,Come retrieve it in the Bayshore Reception room.

Finding a gift for a Nerd or a Geek

Buying gifts are sometimes confusing, especially when you don't know the person very well. But how do you buy a gift for a Nerd. This will post will shed some light on this.

"Do you know someone who calls him or herself a class 'A', dyed-in-the-wool, true-blue nerd? Nerds come in all shapes and sizes, and proud super-nerds usually have unique preferences when it comes to gifts. Here's how to find the perfect token of affection for the geeky genius in your life."

Now here is a cool Nerd -

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Deer-Automobile Accidents

Arkansas State Police advise hitting deer, but swerve to hit larger animals such as cows.

"Authorities in South Arkansas say that there has been a high number of recent deer-automobile wrecks. Officials urge drivers to use caution behind the wheel."

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Girl Dies From "Kiss of Death!

A 15 year old Canadian girl died recently after kissing her boyfriend who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich nine hours earlier.

"Having an allergic reaction from kissing is actually not uncommon, The Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay explains. A study of nut allergies a few years ago found about 5 percent of people in the study had an allergic reaction through kissing."

Wow, now thats something to know about for the future. People be careful next time.

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RSS Reader in Yahoo Mail Beta + more

Yahoo mail beta has added another weapon to it arsenal a built in RSS Reader. Also Yahoo Alerts will notify you of updates to RSS Feeds. Michael Arrington has all the latest.

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PSP’s 2.60 firmware does 480 x 270 video

It seemed as though Sony glossed over any sort of new video functionality with 2.60 firmware for the PSP, but it turns out that’s not entirely true. In addition to the Podcast and Windows Media Audio support that was added, Sony threw in compatibility for “Copyright-protected video data provided by a content provider or other services.”

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

99 Verdicts Against Wal-Mart

"Wal-Mart is sued two to five times each day somewhere in the United States. These cases involve slip-and-falls, falling merchandise, and false imprisonment/malicious prosecution." my take: Proving once again, that idiots shop at Wal-Mart. On the flip-side: I need to start hanging-out in the slippery aisles of Wal-Mart more often.

This compilation, 99 Verdicts Against Wal-Mart, is the first effort of the Wal-Mart Litigation Project. This collection of cases is the first of its kind - an attempt to publish a cross-section of plaintiff-favorable results against the nation's largest retailer.

This is a big list.

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Biggest Movie Budgets to date

Wow, the list is made up of huge movies that are going to make a lot of noise in the box office, as well as movies which have raked up some money and a spot on this list.

Superman Returns which will be out next year is topping the list at $250,000,000. I don't want to spoil the suspense.

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Hubble Slide Show

Ooh and ah over stunning images the space telescope has beamed back over the last 15 years.

Here is a little preview -

To view the complete slide show, click here

Who Controls the Internet?

An interesting question, which makes you think. Is it the person who created this world wide web the controller or does the government play a role in controlling the Internet.

Here is your answer -

"Earlier this month, 15,000 heads of state, NGO do-gooders, businessmen, techies, and technocrats descended on Tunisia for the United Nations-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society. Delegates discussed the great digital divide separating rich and poor nations and sampled technologies like a $100 crank-powered laptop computer and a solar-powered e-mail terminal. But what hijacked the proceedings was the matter of who should administer the Internet—the United States or the United Nations."

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Firefox 1.5 Officially Launched with New Site Design!

Mozilla has officially launched Firefox 1.5 at mozilla.org What better way to compliment the event than a brand new site and design @ www.mozilla.com!

Stream almost anything using VLC

Engadget has a post that explains step by step on how one can stream anything using this media player, sounds exciting right follow along, I bet it is!!!

"The VLC media player is an amazing piece of software. In its most basic form it is a lightweight media player that can play almost any audio or video format you throw at it. VLC is also multiplatform in the most extreme sense of the word; it can run on Windows, OSX, Linux and PocketPC / WinCE handhelds along with other systems. VLC works great as a streaming server and video transcoder too."

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Xbox 360 puzzzle

Solve the puzzle. Be rewarded. Find a secret.

Here's a clue it's not what it looks like, click on the image.

Sony PSP Now Supports RSS

Sony who has added RSS support to the Playstation Portable. The new software update is available for download for North American users of the PSP by using the built-in Network Update feature, or by downloading and installing the software through Sony’s Web site.
Here is a quick demo, more info on this here.

New Orleans to get free Wifi

New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has announced an unprecedented project wherein the entire city will be blanketed by free WiFi within a year. Due to the almost complete devastation of the city’s infrastructure, the free Internet access is one attempt to turn the city’s stagnant economy into one of growth and independance.

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100 Terabyte 3.5-inch Digital Storage Disks

Wow, thats a big advancement in the storage sector. Now forget gigabytes, we will soon be talking "Terabytes" with this one of a kind digital data storage disks.

I doubt anyone will ever run out of storage space using one of these.

"The expected cost of the Atomic Holographic DVR disc drive will be from $570 to $750 with the replacement discs for $45. One 10 terabyte to 100 terabyte 3.5 in FEdisk would be EQUAL to a 10,000 to 100,000 Gigabyte disk drive.

That's greater 1,000 times any State of the Art hard disk technology with 100 Gigabytes on one disk. 2 EXABYTES of NEW data is generated every year world wide, and growing."

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A hooked up Xbox 360

Yes, Xbox 360 can and has been tricked out.

Bling, bling, what an amazing thing... Is that a laptop hard drive in there?

Some modifications performed -
  • Window mod
  • 4" cold cathode
  • 12V fan mod (increase air flow)
  • Silver and blue paint scheme
  • Blue ring of light

Here are some pics -

Xbox, Xbox 1, Xbox 2

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Blog Flux has added some new features

At about 4:30 P.M i was checking my Blogflux tracker, I noticed some news ways of identifying user traffic.

Here is what I am talking about -

Click on the blogflux icon on your website. You will see this -

TiVo Beta pics leaked!

TiVo is beefing up their HME offerings by centrally hosting applications and partnering with Yahoo! Yahoo! weather, traffic, and photos are avalable - as is Internet radio (Live365) and a few new games. Also being tested is the podcaster application I previewed at Digital Life, Fandango movie tickets, and a few various games.

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Build Your Own Firefox Search Engine

10 Things Every New Mac Owner Should Know

"I’ve compiled a list of 10 things every first time Mac owner, particularly Mac Mini owner, should know about their new computer and operating system. This article should answer some burning questions, enlighten you about some features you did not know about OS X and just all around be helpful."

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Sony knew about rootkits 28 days before the story broke

BusinessWeek reports that Sony knew on Oct 4 that its DRM system was built on rootkits and exposed its customers to danger of opportunistic infections from other malicious programs. The story wasn't made public until Oct 31, and Sony didn't recall its infected CDs until November 11 - five and half weeks later.
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The Sysadmin Song

System Administrator a person who plays a major role in seeing that the System as well as the PC's are up and running for their user's. In light of their daily work, troubleshooting issues relating to Server's as well as PC's. This song has been made just for that purpose.

"A funny song that sings the praises of System Administrators."


How to Stick to Your Diet During the Holidays

Whether you are trying to lose weight, or simply maintain your current weight, the holiday season can present a particular challenge. These simple tips will help you stick to your eating plan during the holiday party season.
  1. Focus on the people, not the food. Remember that holiday parties and social functions are meant to be times to get together with friends and family. Get in the spirit of the holiday season by celebrating your personal relationships, and recognize that you're not just there for the food.
  2. Make the occasional party the exception to your diet or eating program, NOT the rule. Splurging once in a while is not generally a major problem. However, not returning to your diet the next day is a mistake. Don't let one or two holiday events be the excuse for falling off the wagon till New Year's!

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Lower capacity iPod, Aperture sales surprisingly strong

Apple Computer this month is benefiting from better than expected sales of its lower storage capacity iPod digital music players and $499 Aperture photography software, according to one Wall Street analyst.

  • In a research note released Tuesday on behalf of American Technology Research, analyst Shaw Wu said his checks reveal a surge in sales of the iPod shuffle and 2GB iPod nano.

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Top 11 Geek Pick-Up Lines: Part 5

BBspot came out once again with another one of their famous top 11 compilation: Top 11 Geek Pick-Up Lines My favorite for this week: Yes, that is a real light saber replica in my pocket, but I'm still happy to see you.

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Xbox does second round of 360s

Those who missed out on the early Xbox 360 mania may get a second chance this week to find the new game system in stores.

"Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates tried out the Xbox 360 with a willing gamer."

Meanwhile, among those who managed to purchase the first systems, a small percentage already are shipping them back to Microsoft for repairs.

Major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy ran out within hours of last Tuesday's launch.

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RSS On your PSP ( Firmware Update 2.60 )

Sony has released the latest firmware patch for the PSP. I think they added some features instead of a stupid excuse for users to upgrade their firmware. And here's the list of the features:
  • [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature under [Network].[Volume Adjustment] has been added as an option in the [LocationFree™ Player] control panel.[Simplified Chinese (GB18030)]* and [Traditional Chinese (Big5)] have been added as options to [Encoding] under [View] in the [Internet Browser] menu bar.* The option has some limitations.For details, see "About the Internet Browser's Chinese fonts".

Warning: If you update your PSP from version 1.0, 1.50 or 2.0 you will lose the ability to run homebrew software. And please don't ask us how to downgrade your PSP which you just upgraded to this version.

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Apple snarky new holiday employee t-shirt slogans

In November 2005 Apple introduced new red-colored T-shirts with slogans to match the holiday shopping season, and to highlight the new handheld point-of-sale terminals being used by staffers.

Take a look at some of their slogans.

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Is Craigslist Killing Off Newspaper Classifieds?

despite spurning the incentive of insane wealth, Newmark and Buckmaster [of craigslist.com] have created a phenomenon.
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Create your own game company, Part One

While it's a little cost prohibitive to start developing Xbox 360 or PS3 games from your bedroom, let's not forget games like Roller Coaster Tycoon and Alien Hominid went from humble beginnings to financially successful franchises. Although you'd have to spend hundreds of hours developing AAA titles, there are some ways to get slick games up and running quickly. I'm going to show you a few ways to do just that.

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How to Remove the Sony Rootkit Uninstaller (which is also a security risk)

Sony's original rootkit uninstaller was a huge security hole. Yes, their fix for their problem will also cause you more problems! According to this tutorial, you just need to find the file named CodeSupport Control, right click it, and select Remove.

But read the whole thing before you uninstall it.

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Mac mini is Reborn

The Mac mini is not yet all it was intended to be, a media center for the living room. According to ThinkSecret, Apple is all set to launch their newest mini, codenamed “Kaleidoscope,” with media center capabilities and more.
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Template CSS: A Searchable Repository Of CSS Based Layouts.

An invaluable tool for anyone coding with CSS.

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How To Build A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later..

Written by Philip K. Dick. You may have heard of him...he wrote Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, the inspiration for Blade Runner. This is an excellent story written by him in 1978.

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New buggati - 370 feet a second , 0-62 mph 2.5 secs no joke ..

Well , here is THE dream car. Imagine going 370 feet a second in a W16 1001 horsepower monster on eventh gear on a flat way across France.

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Some cool tech products from Chicago Sun Times writer

So why is the MAC OS X better than Windows, Linux or even Unix.

Here is why -
  • When I get flaming e-mails stating otherwise, I shake my head sympathetically and note that this is what years of using Windows does to your soul. Unless the correspondent is a Linux user, in which case I grumblingly concede the reliability point but stand firm on everything else.
  • This latest edition is a tremendous leap forward. It's The Who playing live at Leeds, where Windows is your kid's middle-school class playing "Jingle Bells" on the recorder.

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Do you get Dish!!!

Now what would make someone put up so many dish antennas.

Approximate value of the house - Less than $40,000
But the feeling you get, when you can watch 5,000 channels, priceless!!!

There is something that money can't buy for everything else you should ask this guy.

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Banned Xbox Commercial

Here is another one of the Xbox promotional commercial, this commercial apparently has been banned and has never been aired on live TV. The slogan which you will see at the end of the commercial has been copied and modified from Caribou Coffee.

Switch between two iTunes Libraries

Another cool trick.

If you want to have two iTunes libraries (for example, a large library on an external drive and a small library on a local drive), the following will let you switch between them before starting up iTunes...

Here's how -

In Terminal, go to the local iTunes folder, and move aside the original iTunes Library and iTunes Music folders:
  • $ cd Music/iTunes/
  • $ mv iTunes\ Library iTunes_Library_lcl
  • $ mv iTunes\ Music iTunes_Music_lcl
  • $ ln –s iTunes_Library_lcl iTunes\ Library
  • $ ln –s iTunes_Music_lcl iTunes\ Music

Complete stuff

How to Detect Lies: Eye Direction and Lying

Lying is a bad thing, didn't your mom tell you that.

Now how can one detect a person who is lying....

Talks about how "Visual Accessing Cues" can help in detecting a lie by looking at the person's eyes and which direction they move, depending if they are right or left handed, among other things...you decide if it works or not.

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Google Recruiting Video

See how it is to work at the leading edge company, "Google". Jen Fitzpatrick, the Engineering Director @ Google gives a brief outline on how life really is @ Google.

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a hepful hand

A little bit of Humor -

TiVo to develop TV ad search service

TiVo, the company that made its name by letting users skip television commercials, said on Monday it is working on technology that lets viewers search for specific advertisements. The technology is expected to be launched in early 2006.

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Porsche's new turbo technology for the 911

Porsche will debut its new Variable Turbine Geometry turbo on the next 911 Turbo. It features turbine blades in the compressor that can adjust their angle and affect airflow. The result should be a single turbo that acts like a twin turbo.

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Ten Rules for Web Startups

How to make a Startup succesfull is the key, here are somw ways you can do it!!
  • Be Narrow
  • Be Different
  • Be Casual
  • Be Picky

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Lockheed Martin Selects Linux for Missile Defense Program

Concurrent, a leading provider of integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that Lockheed Martin Space Systems has selected its RedHawk(TM) Linux operating system for their United States Army Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program.

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300,000 XBox 360's for Europe

Microsoft is reporting they will have 300,000 XBox 360's availible for launch in Europe on December 2nd. Will it sell out as fast as it did in the USA?

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10 Reasons Not To Buy The Playstation 3

If your thinking about buying yourself a Playstation 3, check these 10 reasons out. The writer describes the PS3's architecture, blue ray, game development negatives and provides links to official sites to prove what he says.

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Amusing official-looking signs

A new book, Signs of Life, by Dave Askwith and Alex Normanton, features official-looking signs which lampoon notices and labels that inform and instruct. There are nine examples here.

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iCake-- An Apple inspired Birthday Cake

Mac Geeks cannot eat regular cake on their birthdays. We need iCake, complete with white frosting, and an OS X center. Yummy :P

iCake

A great collection of public computer crashes!

This flikr photo pool has a collection of technology crashes from all around the world. Not just everyday PCs, but billboards, portable devices and ATM's as well. Some of the pictures are good for a laugh!

Computer Crash

Happy 3rd b'day

A very Happy B'day to Technorati for its successful 3 years and many more to come.

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Collection of cool Google Maps

This blog is dedicated to interesting and cool google maps/mashups!

Here is one of them.

World Time Map - What tiiimmeeee is it? it's a cool google map that displays the current time anywere you click. Amazing!

Collection of maps

Your $2000 Function, Rebilled

Often wondered what kind of code you get when you pay a consultant $250 an hour? Here is code produced by a two-grand-a-day consultant from IBM, it is certainly is awe-inspiring, just not in the way I had hoped.

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Windows crashes on a Time Square billboard

Cool pic of Windows crashing on a HUGE Sprint billboard in Times Square.

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America's Army uses video game as a training platform

America's Army is one of the most popular computer games on the planet and like many games, it is a shoot-em-up, get-the-bad guys kind of affair.

"The game is also a crash course in what Chris Chambers, deputy director of the Army Games Project, calls "the core Army values of teamwork, integrity and leadership".

You can even bring your own guns, your own vehicles to the training exercise
Greg Owns, Laser ShotMr Chambers also says that it quickly became clear that America's Army could be more than just a recruiting tool."

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A new browser - Gollum

Gollum is the name of the newest crime of invention. By reducing the complexity of information, "I have created a fast and eyefriendly browser through the free encyclopedia "Wikipedia". Originally this invention was built up for my daughter but now I have expanded it to the world for free as an open source project under GPL."

Gollum is a Wikipedia Browser for the fast and eyefriendly browsing throw the free encyclopedia "Wikipedia". Gollum gives you access to nearly all Wikipedias in all languages. Further more Gollum gives you some special features at hand making your work with Wikipedia more easy.

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The Never Ending 'Beta'

Technology companies have turned "beta" into a long-term label, with some products and Web services remaining in test mode for months, or even years. A marketing professor says, "I can't come up with anything else in the entire marketing world where marketers knowingly introduce a flawed or inadequate product [and] it helps grow your user base."

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Google Analytics + Yahoo! Maps Beta

Great combo here showing your geocoded visitor data on the new flex based yahoo! maps beta.

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99 Useful Run Commands

Do you use the Run feature in Windows XP? An awesome list of run commands, that you never knew off. "The main reason most people don't use the Run feature is because they don't know the Commands. So, to solve that problem, I decided to put together the following listing, which lists 99 Run Commands and what they correspond too..."

99 Run Commands

Sunday, November 27, 2005

AOL Fills PC With Videos

AOL Hi-Q Video, a Windows-based tool which downloads video content to your computer whenever it’s quite (i.e. it says it won’t interrupt your emailing, surfing and so on). AOL says you can choose from “movie previews, celebrity interviews, music videos, games tips and original AOL programming, with many at DVD quality.”

18 Tricks to Teach Your Body

Soothe a burn, cure a toothache, clear a stuffed nose...

  • If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!
  • Experience supersonic hearing!
  • Overcome your most primal urge!
  • Feel no pain!

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Disturbing images of cute toys - Must See!!!

Cute or disturbing? Cute AND disturbing? You decide :)

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"I Made This" Special Ed. X360 Console

The folk who made 360 get their own special 360. Fair is fair. Sweet faceplate, green grills and HD. Click for picture

Links for 11/27/2005

The Top 10 hacks Of All Time
  • "DNA takes a look at the top 10 hacking incidents of all time — instances where some of the most seemingly secure computer networks were compromised"

Ads On Blogs Anger Longtime AOL Users

  • As America Online turns more toward advertising dollars to offset the shrinking number of subscribers who pay a monthly fee, the company may be upsetting the longtime customers who have remained faithful over the years.

Future Relevancy or Page Rank?

  • With all the talk about search engines and relevancy, I came up with some interesting thoughts that ...

Wishyouwerehere.com: Blogs From the Road - New York Times

  • Travelers armed with digital cameras are finding that keeping a blog on the road can be a compelling and viable way of maintaining contact with friends and family.

The Complete Guide to Converting Video to iPod Format (Mac)

  • This tutorial discusses how to convert existing video to iPod-friendly format on a Mac. A PC tutorial will follow.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

5 Mistakes You Might be Making When Choosing a Password

5 Mistakes to avoid when choosing a password -

Are you making these dangerous mistakes?

  1. Using the same password for all your accounts.

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Does size play an important role!!

Apple holding "Black Friday"

Apple on Friday morning launched its annual "Black Friday" sale, which includes a $101 savings on iMac G5s and iBook G4s as well as $30 savings on JBL On Stage iPod Speakers (now $120 or $140 with remote) and $20 savings on JBL Creature II Speakers (now $80), which are available in white, red, black, and aluminum.

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The treadmill bike

Next gen treadmill bike. A different approach to burning calories.

[Via, Engadget]

Next Generation of Military Aircraft

TopFighters.com, military fighter planes to the limit, wallpapers, image galleries, screensavers, windows themes, a monthly free newsletter, aircraft recognition quiz, latest aviation news and so much more.

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Why Did Veritas Sell Out?

Gary Bloom, now vice chairman and president of Symantec and previously the CEO of Veritas Software, defended his company's decision to be taken over by Symantec when CBR magazine caught up with him the other day. But Symantec's latest results leave some unanswered questions...

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Watch free TV with P2p Software

The software uses P2p technology to provide free tv streams. Its a chinese program but you will be able to watch many of the big US leagues like NHL and NFL and also European soccer games live.

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The origin of Google

The original Stanford presentation authored by Larry Page. a piece of history that Stanford is clearly proud of. includes the basis of the Google PageRank algorithm. fascinating stuff !

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Why blogging matters

Although the tools may be primitive, self-assembling communities of bloggers hold a kind of virtual Socratic court, sorting out the issues of the day in a public forum, open to anyone. It's certainly preferable to the old world.

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XBox 360's heat problems has been solved

Well one user figured out a way to temporarily solve that issue, just hold the battery hanging by a string or on top of a box, in a way that it doesn't have much contact with the floor or other surfaces.

If that doesn't work you can always call Microsoft and talk to someone on their helpline. Or you can just do what these guys did.

Hope this helps.

Meet the new boss...

While the differences are great, there are some surprising similarities.
  • The Mercury News (1999)
  • Google (1999)

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Links for 11/26/2005

Old online video and arcade games for free
  • Some really cool games from the 1980's.

Mac Tracker: Ultimate Mac Info Tool

  • This is a cool little app that provides detailed information on every Apple machine made.

Ash's Block Digg Users & Stories -- Updated To Firefox Extension!!

  • That's right! The now famous Greasemonkey script developed by Ash to block any user, block any story by keyword and block any article, has been updated to a Firefox Extension.

New Vista Build Goes to Select Testers

  • The November Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of Windows Vista has made its way into the hands of some, but seemingly not many, testers. The build number is 5259.

Microsoft plans 500 retail spots in 8 cities

  • Microsoft on Thursday said it will set up 500 retail points in eight cities across India, to drive revenues from the home user segment. "We will set up points of sale in 500 stores in eight cities in another six months to increase our reach among the consumer segment," Neelam Dhawan, managing director, Microsoft India said.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Places to buy Linux Computers

Pre-installed Linux and no-OS suppliers are listed as links in this article submitted by cyber-rigger.

Walmart is on the list, I did not know they sold PC's with Linux pre-installed.

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MIT's $100 laptop to run Redhat

The $100 laptop designed by the MIT and the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association, previewed at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) conference in Tunisia last week, will be using a Redhat Linux variant as its operating system.

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ROKR 2.0

"Motorola has announced that it plans to introduce new versions of its iTunes-compatible Rokr phone next year. Ron Garriques, head - mobile division, Motorola, said, that the company intends to launch a more stylish Rokr phone in the first quarter; and will introduce another Rokr capable of downloading songs wirelessly, around mid-year. "

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How to clean your CD's by Leo Laporte

Perusing through the TechTV vault, I discovered Leo's guide to cleaning CD's.

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I thought it was impossible for me to hate BB any more.

They say they waited for hours outside a local best buy store to buy the new Xbox 360 then were told the price would be different from what was advertised. Employees say management took advantage of the situation to make more money.

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Cheat Sheet to get to a human

Here are the secret numbers and tips to bypass IVR phone menus to get to a human.

Pretty cool list

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Who wants an XBOX Core System? Not many. Plus: a FIX for crashes

In related news, the stories about the Xbox 360's stability problems keep piling up, but we're hearing from several readers that there is a fix. The culprit, or one of them at least, is the power supply. Apparently the power supply brick easily overheats, which in turn causes power line problems which render the box unstable.

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Worlds first USB Beverage Chiller soon to the market.

Just seconds after plugging the chiller into your computer’s USB port (no external outlet needed), the coldplate chills to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect temperature for keeping your beverage chilled.

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Setting up an Ad-Hoc Network

Have you ever wanted to connect computer in your house and share internet/files without using a router? This easy-to-follow guide will help you setup an Ad-Hoc network.

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Escher's "Relativity" created with Legos

An extremely faithful and impressive Lego rendition of Escher's "Relativity". Photos also show it work in progress.

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Don't update your version of Kazaa

A court has ordered Sharman to release a new version of Kazaa by 5 December that includes a non-optional keyword filter. Justice Wilcox also ordered in a hearing yesterday that dialogue boxes appear on the Kazaa Web site "to place maximum pressure on KMD users to obtain the updated release".

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Oh!!!!!! What a day....

As it says in the subject, tired thats what I feel as of right now. Been busy shopping since morning, spent $400 and found some good deals on a laptop, clothing, and a whole lot of other stuff. What about you, how was your after Thanksgiving shopping? Where are you from? How much money did you spend?

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Google Base red-light district, CLOSED

A technology glitch temporarily turned Google's new personal listings service, Google Base, into a vast, virtual red-light district earlier this week, but they have now released a patch to fix the filters to black porn.

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BestBuySux.org

BestBuy Sux is a hilarious site where employees and customers rant about BestBuy. The employees often give away secrets about BestBuy policies and sales tactics.

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7 things the Gmail Team is thankful for this year

  • Our families... 4 engagements, 7 weddings, 11 new babies, 1 reunion, and 1 cross-country move by a fiancée so they "don't have to do the long-distance thing anymore" so far this year.
  • Each other—the little family we've created here makes it fun to come in to work, especially on days when we play kickball.
  • Winning the "PC World World Class Award" for being #2 on the list of The 100 Best Products of 2005. (We don't mind being #2, especially to Firefox. Plus, it gives us more to work for.)
  • Google Video, and one fan's video we love in particular.
  • The horn of plenty and the guy who drew it.
  • You, our users. Yes you. Again. Still.
  • Cheese. Brie, goat, cheddar, the stuff we write on our home page... :)

Have Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Nishi [a.k.a Photophunk]

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Woman Wants to Marry 14-Year-Old Boy She Met on the Internet

A 38-year-old woman from Washington state met a 14-year-old Ohio boy on the Internet and wants to marry him. In mid-October, the woman traveled to Ohio and had relations with the boy. She's now in jail, and her 13-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son are in protective custody.

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Learn To Hack-- Legally!

Hackthissite.org lets you do just that... hack the site. They have basic starter missions for n00b hackers and much more advanced for the 13375!

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Eclipse Releases

Check out the Release Candidate of Eclipse’s new home page, Phoenix. Does not stand out compared to the current gen web-sites.

The BIRT project has a new release the BIRT 2.0 M2.

The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project also has a new release 4.0.1.

UPS & USPS Package tracking with an RSS feed

The christmas season is approaching and UPS will be delivering tons of packages. This page interfaces with the UPS system and turns their tracking data into an RSS feed. It also works with USPS. Worth a bookmark!

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How-To: Windows Media Center Edition HomeBrew (Non-HD)

Wrote up this how to? for my home built MCE system. The selling point to my wife was "no more monthly fee for DVR". I don't recommend using this as a selling point. Guts for home-brew + time to tweak and configure = Lots of Fun but more expensive than several years of "renting" the box from cable company.

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Book a room, get a nip-tuck

the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on famed Collins Avenue, has taken notice of cosmetic-surgery travelers and is offering the "Nip & Tuck" package, good through Dec. 21.Centered as it is in one of the world's glam capitals, Loews Miami Beach is doubtless versed in catering to a pampered clientele. The lobby lounge counts more than 250 martinis on its cocktail menu.

NIP & TUCK PACKAGE

$750 for single occupancy, assuming a stay the nights of Dec. 16 and 17.

Includes: two nights in a Superior City View room at Loews Miami Beach Hotel; breakfast in bed each morning; one day cabana rental, with services of cabana boy; one 50-minute "In-Room Mild" massage; choice of extra pillows from pillow menu; eye pillow; use of "incognito" wardrobe accessories.

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Connecticut tops on apparel spending

Flush with higher incomes than other Americans, Connecticut shoppers are spending more on women's clothing than anyone else in the nation.
  • Connecticut was first among the 50 states in money spent annually on women's apparel--$975 per household on average in 2005--beating out larger states such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and California, according to MapInfo Corp., a Troy, N.Y., firm that provides software and research to retailers.
  • The numbers surprised Kristin Parenteau, a speech language pathologist who was shopping at Westfield Shoppingtown in Meriden recently. She said she spends nearly $4,000 a year on clothing.

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Hard-drives shaped like Giant Legos!

"LaCie is selling stackable hard-drives shaped like giant legos, color-coded by capacity. I'd love it if these were available as enclosures for all kinds of drives, including the little 2.5" drives I carry around for backup." Build a castle AND a 2 terabyte media center!

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10 reasons to get the Nintendo Revolution instead of the Xbox360

Following up on the ten reasons to go with the PS3,here are ten reasons to get the Rev.

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Google - Click To Call (NEW Google Service)

Check it out... Googles got another new service.

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USB Vacuum cleaner for your PC

Nifty little gadget to suck up all those cookie crumbs and chips from your keyboard. This USB powered mini vacuum will have your PC crumb free and lookin' brand new. People may question your sexuality considering its shaped like a duck.

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The reasons behind my love for the new iBook

"In this article I will try to share my experience with the best piece of hardware I ever used - a 12.1-inch iBook G4. I focused the article on giving my comments on different aspects of the iBook - software, hardware and the overall appearance. The article is accompanied by screenshots, photos and a small video."

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Search technology comes to the camera phone

By early next year, cartons of milk sold by a European dairy manufacturer will have images of CD art printed on them. Accompanying each image will be a message urging people to take a picture of the art with a cell phone camera. Then, if the cell phone photographer sends the snapshot to a database operated by a marketing outfit, a free song will be sent to the phone from the band's sponsoring record label.

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Top 10 things to do for mom's PC over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to fix up mom's PC. This story, over at Download Squad, has a great list of improvements that you can make to mom's computing experience.

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Xbox 360s Crashing Like Mad?

There appear to be increasing reports of Xbox 360s crashing even with games running on default settings. Could this be an early sign of serious defects or a problem between the gamepad and chair?

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The XBOX 360 Ad You've Been Waiting For

A couple nights ago, we told you about a crazy XBOX 360 advertisement that wasn't going to hit the airwaves anytime soon, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Todd Bishop. Well, it appears he was right, it's not going to make television. At least not through an ad buy.

In any case, check it out here, 7.5 meg WMV. It should also be enclosed with this through the RSS feed.

Thanks, adjab

WARNING Xbox 36est Of Jeff And Pat

Stay tuned for a very special show - The Best Of Jeff And Pat - a compilation of some of the best material, songs and goofs from the show. Bonus - we'll have some unreleased Jeff/Pat material!erial!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Over 50+ Proxies Online!

Need a proxy to use at home, school, work, or library? Check out this post.

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AOL Launches Next-Generation AIM

AOL's next-generation AIM release, known as Triton, is officially out the door and replaces AIM 5.9 as the company's default instant messaging client.

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BitTorrent and MPAA teamup

Hollywood studios announced an agreement with Bram Cohen, the creator of the popular BitTorrent file-swapping technology, that will keep him from helping users find pirated copies of movies online.

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CBS says in talks with Google for video search

U.S. television network CBS is in discussions with Internet media company Google Inc. for video search and on-demand video, CBS chairman Leslie Moonves said on Tuesday.

Viacom-owned CBS, which is in the process of splitting itself apart from the faster growing MTV cable networks and Paramount film studios, is seeking other distribution outlets for its top ranked shows including the CSI franchise.

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10 things you should know about every Linux installation

Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realise that there may be a few "new ways of doing things" to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open-source clone of UNIX, a secure operating system (OS) that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux.

Here are the 10 things to know:
  1. File hierarchy
  2. Modular system
  3. Hardware, software, and everything in between

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UC Berkeley Lecture Webcasts Now Full Text Searchable

UC Berkeley has offered live webcasts of its most popular courses for over 8 years now, with all open to the public to watch. In addition to offering podcasts, the webcasts are now being transcribed and are searchable. Searches bring up the professor's exact words and the link takes you to the video...pretty sweet stuff.

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Burger King Worker Slashes Complaining Customer's Throat

Geeks are always on the run and burger joints are their allies, just remember to be gentle with the guys working there, you need a throat to live.

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Xbox 360s Selling For $1000+ On eBay

The Xbox 360, which was released today in small amounts, is selling for outrageous prices online. If you were fortunate enough to get one and want to make some easy money or you have plenty of money to spend, I suggest taking a look at this.

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Sony Rootkit DRM update

The Sony rootkit issue has been gaining a lot of heat, with new updates and malice releasing every day, and with a new round of law suits too. In addition to the on going steam about Sony's rootkit problem, there a latest update:

Sony installing a rootkit to hide its "XCP" DRM (digital rights management) software as installed on users' PCs. The DRM software isn't something a typical user would want; the "rights" it manages are Sony's rights, i.e. by preventing users from making copies of Sony music, and this protection for Sony comes at the cost of 1%-2% of CPU time

Having bungled this situation, Sony has recalled affected CDs and announced an exchange program to swap customers' affected CDs for XCP-free replacements. For savvy consumers who have followed this story, the exchange looks straightforward. But what about ordinary users, who don't read the technology press and aren't likely to learn their rights?

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Use Google Maps to target your customers

Inside Adwords has a post dedicated towards your customers, how!!!

"Here at 37° 25' 22", -122° 5' 6", we wanted to make it easier for you to set up customized location targeting. So last week, we put Google Maps into AdWords, allowing you to visualize cryptic coordinates or just pick a specific location on the map to determine the location you'd like to target."

del.icio.us / help / playtagger

Play Tagger

Play Tagger allows you to easily play mp3 files directly on your website or blog. Simply include a tiny javascript, and your mp3 links will automatically become playable right on the page. In addition, your visitors will have the opportunity to easily tag and post the mp3 link to del.icio.us. This script is extrememely lightweight, as is the flash movie that plays on demand.

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smashmyxbox.com Has Succeeded in Smashing a 360 to Pieces!!!!

The website that promised to destroy an Xbox 360 on launch day in front of all the fanboys waiting in line has carried out it's mission. Check back soon for videos of the event.

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Verena Vlajo: Female Gamer Pics

Pictures of Veran Vlajo, the only female contestant from the 2005 World Cyber Games in Singapore.

She may not have won, but she was by far the most popular contestant. Ready for pictures of the only female gamer from the Wolrd Cyber Games? Here's the lovely Ms. Verena Vlajo:

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Kid gets jacked for brand new Xbox360

A seventeen year old kid gets his brand new 360 jacked about a minute after purchasing it in normally safe and extremely boring Minot, North Dakota. Two assailants got away with the loot, a fresh 360 and the kid is out 450 bucks and got some facial contusions he's going to have fun explaining at school.

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Pictures of Bill Gates Getting His Xbox

"Pictures of Bill Gates picking up his Xbox at the local Best Buy."

Folding Paper in Half 12 Times

Britney Gallivan has solved the Paper Folding Problem. This well known challenge was to fold paper in half more than seven or eight times, using paper of any size or shape.

The task was commonalty known to be impossible. Over the years the problem has been discussed by many people, including mathematicians and has been demonstrated to be impossible on TV.
  • For extra credit in a math class Britney was given the challenge to fold anything in half 12 times. After extensive experimentation, she folded a sheet of gold foil 12 times, breaking the record. This was using alternate directions of folding. But, the challenge was then redefined to fold a piece of paper. She studied the problem and was the first person to realize the basic cause for the limits.

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Earth Day Footprint Quiz

Select your country, language and take the quiz.

This Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard. After answering 15 easy questions you'll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to what other people use and to what is available on this planet.

CAUTION: THIS QUIZ MAY SURPRISE YOU, SHOCK YOU, OR MAKE YOU THINK. PLEASE REMAIN CALM...BUT NOT TOO CALM!!

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A4 White Paper as Art

All this made from paper, amazing!!!

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Check Your Blogs Health

We all take Search for granted a little these days, but I'd be willing to bet that the majority of bloggers weren't as good at searching as they'd like to be, I know I'm not. So with that in mind, and the fact that i'd like to improve my own Search skills, I figured I'd show you a few neat Google hacks, starting with how to check your blogs general health

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Companies that draw attention but don't exist

Michael Arrington from Techcrunch has a very interesting post on "There are companies I review every day that I don’t write about. Reasons vary - it’s been done already and the product isn’t even as good as what’s been done, its a mostly or totally one-way application, or it isn’t consumer focused (or have implications for consumer focused applications). "

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Googleplex London (Gallery)

Cool News

One of the most amazing lighting decorations
Mans own home decorated for the Christmas holidays. IT may seem he has too much free time. (Movie of it)

Honda Civic - Motor Trend 2006 Car Of The Year
The Honda Civic has an impressive 2006 lineup that includes four new models - all winning the Car of the Year award.

Study: Internet Has No Impact On Student Performance..
The billions of dollars that the federal government has spent connecting schools to the Internet has had no impact on student performance, a University of Chicago study released Monday showed.

How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet
These instructions will help you create your own duct tape wallet.

Fans Line Up to Buy New Xbox 360

Gaming fanatics turned out overnight across the country to buy up Microsoft's Xbox 360 as it went on sale today. GameStop, EB Games and Best Buy opened hundreds of stores across the country for midnight launch events. Buyers also lined up at 24-hour Wal-Mart stores.

Did you get your hands on a Xbox 360!!!

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AMD Chips Inside Dell Computers

Dell’s major contract makers for PCs have begun developing PC products supporting the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) platform. Dell began selling boxed AMD chips on their website but now it seems they'll finally be selling computers with them.

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XBox 360 As A Windows Media Center Extension

Now that I’ve committed to buying a 360, I’m exploring the website and learning a bit about all the stuff it does besides games. Someone told me Friday that it could act as a Media Center, but I didn’t really understand what they were saying and thought it was sort of a future offering as I hadn’t really seen anything in the reviews about that. Actually, the XBox will act as an XP Media Center *extension* - playing the audio and video that stored on your XP Media Center PC. That way the main processing and storage is done on the PC in your office or bedroom, but you consume the media on your TV and stereo system in your living room.

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Who has the right to control your PC?

Sony BMG Music Entertainment opened a rather ugly can of worms when it started selling copy-protected compact discs that planted so-called rootkit software on computers that played them.
  • Now, as Sony embarks on a nearly unprecedented recall and exchange program for the 4.7 million rootkit-carrying CDs already distributed to stores, industry experts say the record label's missteps highlight a broader question for the computer and entertainment industries: Who has the right to control your computer?

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Monday, November 21, 2005

Microsoft opens the Office XML format to all

Microsoft have sumitted the Office XML file format to Ecma, the international standards body. Their stated intention is also to submit the result of the Ecma work to ISO for approval as an international standard. Microsoft are offering a broad “covenant not to sue” to anyone who uses our formats, with no agreement to sign.

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iTunes outsells traditional music stores

Apple Computer's iTunes music store now sells more music than Tower Records or Borders, according to analyst firm the NPD Group.

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Xbox 360 coverage from the Mojave Desert

Xbox 360 Event to Rock for 32 Hours
Hardcore gamers swarm through the giant hangar at Site 9, ready to put the new Xbox 360 through its paces.

Video: Let the Games Begin
Xbox execs J Allard and Peter Moore greeted the crowd and invited them in to a gamers' paradise. High Low

Zero Hour Kicks Into High Gear
The party ramps up: Gamers keep arriving, music amps up, and the characters come out!

Gamers Meet With Xbox Execs

Peter Moore and J Allard took time to meet with Zero Hour attendees for Q&A and photos.

Ready to Launch

Staffers ready Hangar 9 for the horde of Xbox 360 fans. High Low

Funny SNL Steve Jobs/iPod Skit

Google Analytics stops at 234,725 accounts

According to the Google Analytics "sign up" page, they have temporarily disallowed people from signing up. They also removed the "Add new profile" link from inside analytics which previously allowed a single account to track up to 40 different Web sites. With 234,725 Analytics accounts created (and probably over 200,000 additional profiles), Google has went from tracking zero to almost half a million in about a week.

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NY Times: How Google Tamed Ads on the Wild, Wild Web

"Today, Web advertisers by and large have put down their weapons and sworn off violence. They use indoor voices now. This is a remarkable change. Thank you, Google." Good article, a lot to learn from it. Teaches you something about doing business ethically and making money from it.

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Notes on Xbox 360 launch

News and notes leading up to Tuesday's launch of the Xbox 360
  • Despite Sony's announced target of a spring release for the PlayStation 3, the Financial Times says it could be a full year before Sony and Nintendo have their next-generation consoles completely rolled out.
  • Even though Microsoft is beating its rivals to store shelves, the rush to market is evident in at least one of the launch titles.
  • Bill Gates is scheduled to appear Monday night at a Best Buy store in Bellevue in conjunction with the Xbox 360 launch.

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Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging

Another cool list, that will make my fellow bloggers experts in blogging and blog design -
  1. Using Free Blog Hosting Services
  2. Ignoring the Basic Principles of Good Web Site Design and Usability
  3. Being the Jack Of All Trades
  4. Not Posting Regularly
  5. Publishing Badly Written Posts
  6. Spamming and Stealing

and a lot more, [via Micro Persuasion]

Apple tops Dell, Sony in online store ratings survey

Macintosh and iPod maker Apple Computer greatly outscored competitors such as IBM, Dell and Sony in a recent Consumer Reports survey that rated computer makers who sell directly to consumers on the Internet.

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Use Dual Screens On Two Different OSes

This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer, even if one is running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and the other is running Linux!

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Mobile Security Software Receives FIPS 140-2 Validation

CREDANT Technologies, today announced it has been awarded FIPS 140-2 validation for the CREDANT Cryptographic Kernel for its Palm OS platforms under the joint U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Cryptographic Module Validation Program.

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Firefox Programming Contest

A contest to test your programming abilities and to win freeware, like

  • We're giving away dual-processor, Firefox-skinned Alienware machines (price tag: $4700) to the three developers who extend firefox in ways that are worthy of such raw computing power. We've also got iPod Nanos, O'Reilly gift certificates and Firefox swag. The contest ends January 6th

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V8 engine made from paper!!

This Paper V8 engine model, is made out of 5756 pieces of paper.

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How to Get Rid of Hiccups

The cause and function of hiccups has baffled medical practitioners since the time of Hippocrates. Although no one has figured out the exact science behind these "abrupt diaphragmatic contractions," we have come up with a few home remedies that might be able to help.

Steps:

1. Swallow 1 tsp. white table sugar, dry. A study found that this stopped hiccups immediately in 19 out of 20 people. Repeat up to three more times at 2-minute intervals if necessary.

2. Gulp down a glass of water if the sugar doesn't work.

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Phoogle Maps 2.0

Cool PHP Class that uses Google's Mapping API so that you can create your own customizable Google Maps using PHP.

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Color Scheme Chooser


The color scheme chooser (GX) is based on classic color theory pioneered by Johannes Itten in the mid 1900s. Johannes Itten developed a new kind of color wheel that changed the way color was seen. This wheel is still in use today.

This tool is based on the Johannes Itten wheel which uses yellow, red and blue as it's primary colors.

Red, yellow and blue are mixed to create the secondary colors.

  • Yellow and blue makes Green.
  • Yellow and red makes Orange.
  • Red and blue makes Violet.

Green, Orange and violet are secondary colors.

The six tertiary colors are made by combining the primary and secondary colors.

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More About UPC Codes

If you're interested in the various forms of the UPC code, how the numbers are issued, UPC bar codes, etc, then this is the place to be.

This site provides information on the various types of UPC codes there is a Type A, and a Type e code.

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Some more pics

Pictures of the Xbox 360 unit.

A co-worker of mine, won an Xbox 360 in the 10 minute drawing contest held by Mountain Dew. He received his Xbox 360 this past Saturday, he also mentioned that the graphics were mind blowing.

Here are the pictures -