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France's Effort to Spawn a New Google "Seeking to jumpstart France's innovation engine, French president Jacques Chirac promised €236 million ($298 million) in financing last week to a half dozen ambitious public-private R&D projects." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Nintendo Could Steal E3 Show While Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console and Sony's rival PlayStation 3 have taken the spotlight, Nintendo's upcoming Wii console has been quietly gaining attention. Nintendo's new console could end up being a surprisingly strong contender in the next-generation game console war. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Search bots behavior analyzed "A large scale experiment on search engine behaviour was staged with more than two billion different web pages. This experiment lasted exactly one year, until April 13th. In this period the three mayor search engines requested more than one million pages of the tree, from more than hundred thousand different URLs." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Secure Web site access with Perl Write a Perl script to automate Web-based logins. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

The billion-dollar space pen The article is about the true history of the fisher space pen. The article disposes the old myth that NASA spent one billion on the space pen, while the Russians just took a pencil to space. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Happy 60th birthday, Sony! May 7, 2006 - Sony's 60th birthday. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

3tunes-downloads music from pandora.com "3tunes is a time-shifting application for the website Pandora.com. It grabs the music information from the titlebar of Mozilla Firefox and then saves the music with the correct track information, in the format of %artist% - %title%.mp3. " From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Put Digg on your myspace page! The link to this site was posted the diggnation group on myspace. It is a cool, pretty, and neat flash box showing the front page digg stories, your recently dugg stories, or your friends recently dugg stories. Check it out in action on my page: http://www.myspace.com/poppa_jr From digg on May 7, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

Computer-Savvy Thieves Rip-Off Gas Stations At least two St. Louis gas station owners or managers say somebody is breaking into gas pumps, reprogramming interior keypads and instructing the machines to dispense fuel at no charge. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

Report SPAM in Google Whenever you search for something in Google and find a SPAM Webpage - Report it and get it removed! From digg on May 7, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

Gadgets, now and then A funny article about gadgets from the 70's & 80's compared to gadgets of today. Amazing that you can fit 25 000 5 1/4 diskettes on one 8GB compact flash...! And the phone then...11.5 pounds...! Hehe From digg on May 7, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

Using VMware Player to test linux distributions VMware (http://www.vmware.com) is a company specialized in virtualization technology, providing software to run an operating system (guest) inside another (host). A few months ago VMware released VMware Player, a free virtual machine player which you can use to run prebuilt virtual OSs. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

TiVo's impact on the future of television advertising This article talks about the future of television advertising and the impact that TiVo and other DVR's have on television advertising. It also contains a statement from a law professor at Duke that says broadcasters offer a program knowing that only a fraction of the audience watches the commercials. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

EBgames has started Pre-Orders for Nintendo DS Lite $129.99 Cancel your eBay auctions for the Japanese units as you will be able to get it here for $129.99, however the wait may be long. Get your pre-order in early!! From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Release Dates for Upcoming Movies/DVDs/Books/CDs/Games This is a cool website that shows what new products are coming out each week. They have an email reminder service to let you know when things are coming out. It's nice to have all this information in one place. Digg! From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Server Monitoring With munin And monit "In this article I will describe how to monitor your server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Time Magazine plays with the Wii. Nintendo gave TIME the first look at its new controller – but before I pick it up, Miyamoto suggests that I remove my jacket. That turns out to be a good idea. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

EXCLUSIVE Vista Build 5381 Screenshot Gallery Exclusive and extensive! View the screenshots from Windows Vista Build 5381! From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Man Kept Alive By Machine After Heart Removed Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital called a surgery in which a man had his entire heart removed while he awaits a transplant groundbreaking and rare. Louis Quarterman, 61 and a former transplant patient, is now living without a heart. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

10 must have Firefox extensions for Web Development Firefox is required software for XHTML/CSS development. Here is a list of the best extensions for XHTML development with Firefox From digg on May 7, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Dogs trained to sniff out fake DVDs Two black Labradors have become the world's first dogs to be trained to search for counterfeit DVDs. The dogs, Lucky and Flo, have been trained to detect discs to help combat DVD piracy, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) said. From on May 7, 2006 at 3:39 p.m..

How To: Improve Your MPG By Up to 37 Percent Edmunds.com tested a lot of lore on how to change your driving habits in order to save money on gas. Some of the results: - 65 mph instead of 75 mph saves 12 percent - smooth driving instead of aggressive driving saves 37 percent - turning your car off instead of idling when you stop at a light or the drive-thru saves 19 percent From on May 7, 2006 at 3:39 p.m..

Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’ DOLPHINS may be closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”. From on May 7, 2006 at 3:39 p.m..

Redesigned PS3 Controller To Be Unveiled Monday If you were one of the many people who didn’t think Sony’s “boomarang” PS3 controller design was crappythen stay tuned – for the big S is going to take the wraps off the final design at next week’s E3 games extravaganza. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

10 Megabyte Hard Disk for $3,495 (Full-Sized Picture) "That’s right, a 10MB hard disk for only $3,495 back in 1980 — and it’s refurbished to boot." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

For Students, eMail Already is Outdated Students prefer instant messaging as a communication took, a new survey suggests. The report suggests that even though teachers are using email more often, students now consider this an outdated mode of communication. From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..

RIAA Claims Music On Car Radios Meant Only For Original Vehicle Owner!!!! Trade Group Vows To Go After Passengers Who Illegally Share Soundwaves (satire)... Pretty Funny.... From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:31 a.m..

Amazing Video of 110 mph BICYCLE crash This is what it looks like when your high-tech mountain bike snaps in half as you are riding down the side of a volcano at 110mph (172 kmh). From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:31 a.m..

SPAMmers really pissed off at bluesecurity, read "their" message board Spammers started cursing at blue security and we are not far from stopping those scambags. Site is password protected but you can get login at http://www.bugmenot.com or just register (with your spam-friendly email address of course ;-) or here is offline version of 1st page http://www.speakeasy.org/~lybrand/printable.htm From digg on May 7, 2006 at 10:31 a.m..

Free and Fairer Trade: School Alert Free and Fairer Trade: Can trade be both free and equitable in a global economy is presented by World Vision Australia and AusAID and supported by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA. It is part of the International alert series: The BIG issues, a series of bi-monthly forums for dialogue, discussion and questions, on key international development issues involving and affecting the Australian community. School Alert: the Big Issues, targeted to students in senior levels of schooling, will be held from 4.00pm-5.00pm. This will be an informal session where speakers will give a brief ove From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

Great Resource: Printable Maps of U.S. The National Atlas has prepared reference and outline maps of the United States that you can print or use online. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

Lying Is Exposed By Micro-Expressions We Can't Control Research has identified specific and sometimes involuntary movements for 44 human facial muscles that are linked to fear, distrust, distress and other emotions related to deception. The system has proven successful in identifying suspects involved in conventional criminal and potentially criminal behavior. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

Columbine Victim Talks About Columbine RPG Kotaku has a short Q&A with Richard Castaldo, who was last paralyzed from the chest down after being shot in the arm, chest, back and abdomen by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold during their attack on Columbine High School. He has played the infamous Columbine RPG ands gives his thoughts. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

Robotic Action Painter (Picture) "RAP" creates its own paintings based on an artificial intelligence algorithm, decides when the work is ready and signs in the right bottom corner with its distinctive signature. The algorithm combines initial randomness, positive feedback and a positive/negative increment of 'color as pheromone' mechanism based on a grid of nine RGB sensors. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

World Information Society Day (WISD) The first World Information Society Day will be held on Wednesday, 17 May 2006. This day will help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information communications technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in November 2005, adopted the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, which recognised that there is a need to build more awareness of the Internet. It specifically called upon the United Nations General Assembly to declare 17 May W From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

2008 Honda Fit Hybrid to get Insight engine Guess what happens to fit perfectly between the front wheels of a Honda Fit? The Honda Insight's hybrid powertrain. A Honda insider confirmed the Fit will arrive in 2007 with the Insight's hybrid drivetrain and the ability to achieve fuel economy in the 50 mpg range. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

World Oil Production 1859-2050 Based on CampBell Study. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Scientists Discover a Massive Blue Whale Colony "What we are seeing is one of the biggest feeding and breeding sources, at least in the southern hemisphere" From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

IGN Reviews New Super Mario Bros DS Aparantly its amazing From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Immortalize Your Scratchy Vinyl With This Inexpensive USB Turntable Finally! A reason to pull my records out of the garage again. Great for all those obscure releases that never made it to CD. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Wal-Mart to have land seized by eminent domain The Hercules City Council will consider whether to use eminent domain to wrest a 17-acre property from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after the nation's largest retailer rejected a city offer to buy the site with views of San Pablo Bay, city officials said Thursday. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

VLC Media Player 0.8.5 Released This new Release features many improvements, including MacIntel support, a statistic system, the support of DV inputs on Linux, improvements in the Audio CD playback (CDDB), many new and improved video filters, a new AJAX HTTP interface, Winamp 2 Skins support, a Mozilla plugin on Mac OS X (PowerPC only), a new default skin ... From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

WhoLinks2Me.com Shows who is linking to you + more Great little site, saves you typing separate queries in all se's. Shows ranking in other sites aswell From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Digg leaks memory in Firefox, new extension says so Just downloaded David Baron's extension. So I forgot I installed it and started surfing the web. Then Wham! up comes a dialog showing some leaked objects. It showed errors in /js/label.js on lines 6,10,13 From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Postal Service offers New 'lifetime stamps' The post office is planning a "forever" stamp for letters, good no matter how many times postal rates increase. That means folks could say goodbye to those annoying 2-cent or 3-cent stamps that have to be added to letters every time rates go up. Sheets, rolls, books or loose stamps in the drawer would still be good. Forever. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Write anything you want on a LED SIGN One day, Ian was given a LED sign. From January 2000 to May 2000, Ian and his friend Dave reverse-engineered the sign and put it on the Web. This sign allows you to write text and upload small images and get it displayed on the net through a web cam. Similar to the HP Laser Jet cam featured on digg before. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Howto: Install Ubuntu software Comprehensive guide, everything you need to know. Looks like this dude has put a huge chapter of a book he's written online... and it's FREE :-) From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Why do we say 'um', 'er', or 'ah' when we hesitate in speaking? Not everyone says "um", "er" or "ah" when they hesitate while speaking. It depends upon the language. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Waxxi: Podcast Chaos? A new start-up called Waxxi will schedule a podcast recording and any number of people call in (to a toll free no.) and join an interview with certain guests. They're calling it Social Podcasting, but to me it seems more like Podcast Chaos. Sounds like fun! From digg on May 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Employees Weblogs and Websites (BBC Editorial Guidelines) This guideline for all BBC staff on use of personal blogs and other personal webcontent (eg personal podcasts) may assist policy development in other organisations. From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Saturn Moon Has Seas of Sand, Images Reveal When scientists first started observing Titan, they saw what they thought were oceans. The latest images from NASA's Cassini probe reveal that these dark areas are seas of sand, complete with vast complexes of startlingly Earthlike dunes. From on May 7, 2006 at 1:02 a.m..

Learning.now Blog (PBS TeacherSource) Learning.now is a weblog that explores how new technology and Internet culture is affecting how educators teach and children learn. It is hosted by Andy Carvin and PBS TeacherSource. It offers a continuing look at how new technology such as wikis, blogs, vlogs, RSS, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the Internet are impacting teacher and students' lives both inside and out of the classroom. Learning.now welcomes participation on the site and feedback from educators. From EdNA Online on May 7, 2006 at 1:01 a.m..

Civilized Society? It's been almost a year since this nation watched the slow, torturous murder of Terry Schiavo. Let's take a moment this month to remember the advent of our country's eugenics program which bears yet another striking similarity to the Nazi regime. From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Setting Up Squid as a Transparent Proxy Now that the new server is setup and running just dandy and we are publicly serving our bandwidth with our FON router, I wanted to setup a transparent web proxy. This should help reduce the amount of total web traffic that is sent across our link. The Squid Web Proxy is the obvious choice for this task. As always debian makes this and easy task to accomplish 1. Install squid by issuing the command apt-get install squid 2. Edit the squid.conf file for your server and e From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Rv-Auctions.com poor performance I am really unhappy with the sidline income stream site that I setup. Rv-actions.com was supposed to produce a little play money for me. So far I have only gotten $70.00 from it. Are there any Internet Marketing Consultants who can offer some suggestion on how to increase traffic? Spring is approaching and I am sure that there will be some people looking for a new RV. The problems is getting those people to my site. If I were to buy a used RV I would seriously take a look at a Newmar New Aire. This is the be From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Way to do the Right Thing! May I just say how refreshing it was to see that though General Motors is in dire straights financially that they, along with the United Auto Workers union, worked out a deal to properly compensate GM workers who have been at the company from 10-30+ years and honored the pensions and benefits of veteran workers. Often layoffs happen for no better reason than to pander to stock holders. In the case of GM, they could have stiffed their employees and offered a mere pittance of a severance. But instead they did the right thing and honored their obligations to their employees, giving them theUndesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Fiscal Conservatism??? What ever happened to fiscal conservatism? You know, the thing Republicans used to be known for? I keep telling people who whine about how much democrats spend to look at the current administration and how it has spent so much more than the prior administration (though I think the prior administration could have spent more on the military than it did) and how much it has grown our government. Hey, I thought keeping a smaller government was a Republican trait too. But this article in Yahoo today made From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Chicago Politicians Use Dead Children For Free PR I'm so sick of democrats using the deaths of young black children to get free press for their re-election campaigns. The recent deaths of two young girls due to gang crossfire in the south Chicago neighborhood of Englewood was horrific, no doubt about it, but the gun bans Mayor Daley and Rod Blagojevic are proposing have never reduced violence. Banning guns doesn't keep criminals from getting them. Quite the opposite. As criminals, they have easy access to guns which is how they get them now. Do residents of this neighborhood think that will change with a ban? And d From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Privacy for All I have refrained from talking about privacy issues particularly concerning internet porn or sex offenders because they're touchy issues. But just as I feared, the fact that privacy advocates like myself remained silent when, for example, pedophiles names were put in a publicly accessible database, just meant that the violations of privacy got worse and worse. From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Make Money With Your Blog Everyone knows that you can run ads on your blog to produce a little bit of income. But did you know that there is a more direct and easier way for you to make money with your blog? UsWeb offers a program where you get paid for the links that you blog about. They give you a set amount per link that you post on your blog. I have made more money through this then through the google ads on this site. Click on over to USWeb and make money blogging. If you decide to sign up it would be nice of you to mention that yUndesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Remember when we were the best of the best? I just got the collector's edition of Top Gun on DVD, which I have to say is well worth the money with the extras. Yes, Tom Cruise is terrible (as ever) and the plot is a little cheesy and lacking in verisimilitude, but I just love to watch those F-14s! It also reminded me of being a kid in the eighties. Sure we had the Iran hostage crisis and Iran-Contra. And yeah, we had Reaganomics which was a disaster to the middle class and minorities. And yes, Star Wars was massively expensive. But at the very least we felt safe. I think I like cold wars better than hot war From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

It's About Time!!! Tired of hearing politicians blather on about the horrific conditions in Darfur in the Sudan and then watching as they do nothing to solve the problem? Well if you live in the Chicago area Monday, May 1, 2006, is your chance to make politicians take notice with the Rally to Stop the Genocide in Darfur which will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Federal Plaza (the corner of Dearborn and Adams) in Chicago. For other rally locales and dates see the Save Darfur website. And a multitude of thanks goes to George Clooney for finally br From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

The Mangled Star Spangled Banner With all the uproar over Hispanic radio stations playing versions of "The Star Spangled Banner" in Spanish, and rightfully so, I think it is interesting that in a recent poll of Chicagoans (in a blue state mind you), that over 90% of those polled said they did not approve of "The Star Spangled Banner" being sung in Spanish. What does that tell Congress and the president about where Americans stand on the illegal immigration issue? Or do they even care? Do they even represent us anymore or is that kind of like a private joke that members of Congress and the president rib each other about?Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Update on Chem Trails Chem trail aerosol spraying is so heavy in suburban Illinois now that people are literally walking around with tingling tongues! (myself and Incognito included). I implore those in the military who are flying these jets which poison the populace to stop! Why are there massive increases in people getting lung cancer (and many other types of cancer) who never smoked a day in their life? Why such an increase in autoimmune diseases? For the answer look no further than the sky!!! From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

You Know It Is Not A Good Weekend When... My front yard is getting dug up. It seems that the trees in front of my house have finally invaded the sewer line so bad that the plumbers are no longer able to clear the line from the inside. So we are getting an external cleanout installed. The plumbers came out early Sunday morning to give us service. They will be back on Tuesday to finish the job once the proper permits have been obtained and inspections have been made. After this is complete I will have to re-landscape the front there. Anyone have any suggestions as to what types of low upkeep plants I should put there? From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Protesters have no respect for the country they want amnesty in This image was taken during the recent protests in Los Angeles. It is clear to me by this display that these protesters don't want to assimilate into the American society but would rather take it over. If illegal immigrants truely respected our country and our laws they would abide by the Federal Flag Code which states: "No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United State From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Ruh Roh! I keep hearing over and over that the inside joke on the Scooby Doo cartoon was that Shaggy was a stoner which explained his insatiable hunger, disheveled appearance, and laziness. Is this true or just an urban myth like that Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz thing!? From Undesignated Blog on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Faulty science put innocent men on Death Row Faulty evidence masquerading as science sent two men to death row for arson in Texas. One was executed based on the evidence. The other was declared innocent when the evidence was discredited. He was $430,000 for 17 years of wrongful imprisonment. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Digg Makes Australian News A major Australian newspaper writes a article about digg and its processes. Well done to Digg. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Activision BANNED from using pre-rendered footage to sell games Finally, someone has the balls to stand up to all these companies who advertise their video games with cut-scenes and pre-rendered graphics and put a stop to it. Let's all hope that this game marketing trend dies out soon. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Hackers want their own Logitech avatars Make Magazine, a publication devoted to do-it-yourself technology, is promoting the hacking attempt, says Phillip Torrone, the magazine's senior editor."We're going to do it," said Torrone, "It's just a matter of time."Torrone said that such a hack would be good for Logitech.But The company disagrees. "We do have multiple levels of security.. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

McDonald's wants a digital-age makeover All-things-plastic interiors will be replaced with comfy chairs and an iPod-like look, but Ronald McDonald and the golden arches get to stick around. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Windows XP EULA in Plain English Ever wonder what rights you give up when using Windows XP? This article looks at the Windows XP End-Used License Agreement and takes it apart, paragraph by grueling paragraph, and turns legal-speak into plain English. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

The Computer Bed The perfect bed / computer desk for the geek who's short on space. Switch between bed and desk in just 30 seconds. An excellent idea for dorm rooms. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Learn how to use Apple's Automator This site's full of tours, examples and downloads. Very nice resource for any one curious on how to use that fancy Tiger app. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Bosnian Pyramid NOT Man-made? "Satellite images, thermal analysis and radar studies have been performed at the site, all independently confirming the existence of pyramid-shaped architecture, according to Osmanagic. More importantly, he said, the tests suggest that the layout could not have been man-made." :) From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Mars Spacesuit Prototype Trials Underway in North Dakota A spacesuit prototype designed for Mars exploration is bounding across the North Dakota badlands this week in a series of field tests to check its mobility and performance. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

You May Never Have To Mow Your Lawn Again Scientists report they have deciphered the signaling pathway for a key class of steroid hormones that regulates growth and development in plants. The implications are that they can stop plants from growing one day. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Exploding Flowers Watch wildflowers burst open at faster than .3 milliseconds, spraying their pollen everywhere! The flowers have a trigger hair on one petal that insects set off when they land. I just saw a talk about this tonight, and had to share the amazing videos! More videos are available from the journal Nature. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

China Makes Artificial Rain for Beijing Chinese weather specialists used chemicals to engineer Beijing's heaviest rainfall of the year, helping to relieve drought and rinse dust from China's capital, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

The "GNU/Linux" and "Linux" Controversy "This famous controversy is there ever since I became aware of operating systems known as GNU/Linux. The GNU General Public License (GPL), which is used by Linux as well as most GNU software, armors both characters." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Warner Music sued 14 times over download prices Warner Music Group has been named in a number of class action lawsuits regarding the pricing of digital music downloads. That's the news coming out of the company's quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Try Google Health Google will launch a new feature Wednesday: Google Health, that will help you find treatments, symptoms or alternative medicine treatments. You can try it today (be sure to set your Google interface to English). From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

How to upgrade your self Evolution has done its best, but there's a limit to how many plug-and-play neural implants, supercharged blood cells, strong-as-steel bone replacements and mind-controlled PCs you can expect from randomly colliding natural forces. Wanna be Superman? Better call the engineers. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

CSPAN pulled Colbert video from YouTube, but Google Video is OK?? CSPAN pulled the video from YouTube for copyright reasons. But do they have the cahones to mess with Google? The Google Video blog features the WHC dinner -- the full version, and two shorter clips of Bush's "speech" and Colbert's "roast." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

No DIY at Wal-Mart Wal-Mart's new computer mod isn't what it seems. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

New SPORE footage. That is all. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Mobile-phone Signals Improve the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts. By analyzing signal fluctuations researchers obtain better accuracy and coverage. Other potential uses include monitoring traffic and locating stealth aircraft. How long before mobile-phone companies start charging for the data? From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Best MotherBoards for Your Budget Side by Side comparisons and Analysis of the Best MotherBoards for your Dollar. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Students invent natural way to purify polluted water The three teenagers got the idea from a documentary about a Japanese fish farmer who tossed oyster shells into a pond and found it cleared the dirty water. They began experimenting with scallop shells immersed in dirty dish water. The water cleared in 24 hours. Their research has already won prizes at three science fairs. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Sony's plan: Use PlayStation 3 to make Blu-ray the new standard Sony plans to use the PlayStation 3 to get its Blu-ray high-definition DVD standard into homes. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Females Don't Always Go for Hottest Mate According to Darwin, a female will choose a high-quality male in order to inherit dad's allure. However, this is not always true. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Collection of AJAX Tutorials 100’s of AJAX Tutorials, Articles & More are linked to here. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Use a Nintendo DS or PSP to control an XBOX! (Video + Screenshots Included) The person who brought you the homebrew tic-tac-toe game that connected the PSP and Nintendo DS together has been at it again! This time he has made a hardware mod that allows the person to control an XBOX with his or her Nintendo DS or Sony PSP. The instructions are included. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Scientists Grow Their Own Lungs Scientists at Drexel University and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia, have grown three-dimensional lung tissue using a "hydrogel." From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Stephen Hawking says, right now you're actually creating your Past! Hawking and Hartle's original work on the quantum properties of the cosmos suggested that imaginary time, which seemed like a mathematical curiosity in the sum-over-histories approach, held the answer to understanding the origin of the universe From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

C# FAQ for C++ programmers Answers many of the questions that C++ developers have when they first encounter C#. Wanna work at NASA, you better read this. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Podcast with Kevin Rose,Neil Hunt (Netflix),Tom Conrad (Pandora) and more! "Beyond Search: Social and Personal Ways of Finding Information" with Neil Hunt (Netflix),Tom Conrad (Pandora),Kevin Rose, Joshua Schachter (del.icio.us). The panel reflects a recent entrepreneurial trend toward helping users discover content that they might like as well as finding other people who share the same interests From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Vi-Vim Cheat-sheet Useful for new users or even the most experienced ones, for those moments when you forget what undos the entire line, or what inserts a new paragraph. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Hard to Find 800 Numbers Revealed! 800 numbers for PayPay, Amazon.com, eBay, etc. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Tech Analyst warns CIOs on tech 'Don't try to stop it - you will fail' Tech Analyst Gartner tells CIOs that they won't be able to stop people from downloading, using wikis, and using services such as those provided by Google and Skype. They say that companies should experiment with these services and learn how to integrate them to stay competitive. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Superman - The first issue (1938) In June, 1938 Action Comics comes out with the first issue of Superman. Here you can see it in 15 pictures. Rare and fabulous. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Top 25 Unanswered Science Questions wanna win a noble prize, all you have to do is answer one of these questions correctly (if thats even possible :) From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Al Pacino Starts His Own Podcast To promote his leading role in a recently opened Los Angeles adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "Salome," Mr. Pacino is talking about the play in a series of video podcasts available on the Web. Mr. Pacino plans to use the podcasts in "Salomaybe," a documentary film he's making about the production. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

this is what happens when a mouse and a keyboard gets down just look at the picture. pretty neat idea i don't think I could get used to it. From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Invisible bookshelf - floating stacks of books for your walls Someone has invented a bookshelf that appears to be hidden behind the stack of books upon it. Check out the pics, the books really do look like they're floating! From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

MacBooks in Black and White this Tuesday!! Additional sources have confirmed the MacBook's announcement this Tuesday. Further, sources report that the MacBook will be thinner than current iBooks, will be available in both black and white configurations... From digg on May 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

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