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How to Rip DVDs to Small AVI or MPG Formatted Files An easy to follow tutorial for those who do not know how to rip DVDs to a more "usable" file format. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Core Duo successfully over-clocked to 3.8Ghz Yet one user has gotten the chip to run as high as 3.21 GHz using air-cooling, and up to 3.8GHz using phase change cooling. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Calling All Designers: Learn to Write! You know all that copy that goes around your forms and in your confirmation e-mails? Who’s writing it? Derek Powazek explains why it’s important for user-interface designers to sharpen up their writing skills. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Microsoft Windows Vista's Security Features are "Self-Defeating" In a scathing review of the security features built into preview versions of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system, one analyst contends that the software giant's highly-touted security features are self-defeating and may cause some customers to put off adoption of the OS altogether. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

TorPark: A secure, anonymous, and portable Web browser TorPark is the intersection of two relatively recent free software developments: portable Firefox and the onion router. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Top 10 states with most hybrids Cali, of course, is number one. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

AOL Lays Off 1,300 AOL is laying off about 1,300 employees -- about 7 percent of its worldwide work force -- and is closing its call center in Jacksonville, Florida. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

CPU Chip Power Breakthrough Reported A typical chip would use an array of timing loops, in a grid akin to a piece of graph paper. The loops automatically synchronize their timing pulses. That feature helps address a problem called "skew" -- the slightly different arrival times of timing pulses throughout a typical chip -- that tends to limit clock precision. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Israeli scientists: Linux random number generator is insecure A recent paper (pdf) details how flaws in the random number generator embedded in the Linux kernal expose critical security vulnerabilities. One particular attack is laid out. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Nintendo DS Opera Browser Screenshots Can't WAIT!!! From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

BMW Night Vision (video) BMW has released a video of BMW 7 Series Night Vision System with FIR (infrared) camera in front air dam. From on May 9, 2006 at 10:18 p.m..

Third Quarterly Tsunami Report - Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) This third quarterly report summarises the scale and nature of operations and expenditure by 29 ACFID member agencies to the end of September 2005. Each of the NGO reports provides details of the range of operational activity, the geographical area of concentration, the key counterpart relationships, forward plans and the key income and expenditure details for the quarter. Data for the period until 31 December will be presented in ACFID’s fourth quarterly report, which will be released in February 2006. From Recent Items on May 9, 2006 at 10:17 p.m..

Students setting their own assessment targets I'm very happy today because for once I have an easy-to-explain new feature to introduce: self-set targets. The mechanism is very simple. Students set themselves a percentage target at the beginning of each test. At the end, the target is re-shown together with the result. The reward (in the example below, the avatar's victory dance) is triggered by achieving the target. The target is not recorded, quite deliberately. This is a tool for students to use (or not) for themselves, as part of taking responsibility for their own learning. There is anecdotal ev From Chalkface: Blog on May 9, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

Has Chalkface fallen victim to your spam filter? A lost-confirmation complaint prompted me to research how good different ISPs are at delivering email. I looked at the number of failed signups to Yacapaca, and compared them against successful signups. Here are the results for the big ISPs:

  • AOL.com 33%
  • Yahoo.co.uk 24%
  • Hotmail.com 23%
  • Tiscali.co.uk 20%
  • Yahoo.com 17%
  • BTinternet.com 17%
  • Hotmail.co.uk 10%
  • So, what's going on? Those percentages must include some people who mistyped their emails and others who simply lost interest - but 33%? I don&apos From Chalkface: Blog on May 9, 2006 at 6:31 p.m..

    Gallery of Dinosaur Electronic Products Did you ever use any of these? I had gotten pretty good on the Unisys system between 1991-1993. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    The Six Minute Project The six minute project is an interactive multimedia experiment, in which people take a picture of whatever they are doing, wherever they are, every six minutes for 24 waking hours. The result of each contributing gallery is 240 connecting snapshots that tell one story. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Revo Power Turns Bicycle Into 200mpg Moped This product transforms any regular bike into a 200mpg moped, with a three-inch thick, 23cc, 1.1 HP motor integrated right into a 26 inch wheel. Just swap and go. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    President of $10 billion company loses job because he was rude to secretary Boss loses office key. Boss blames secretary in email. Email gets leaked to blogs and forums. Boss loses job. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    HALO 3 TRAILER ON XBOX 360 MARKETPLACE!!! A Halo 3 trailer has just pooped up on marketplace along with many other games Fable 2 Forza 2 ...... From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Nintendo Reveals Wii Hardware Specs! Straight from the horse's mouth. Nintendo included a hardware page in their new Wii site. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    I drive a $30K, 80mph, 166mpg SUV Good post on how practical driving a Toyota RAV4 electric car is, and why we haven't heard of it. Also who is trying to supress this tech for money, at the cost of pollution and gas prices. Sorry, but here comes the Digg Effect, lawmakers-for-hire! Also leaves a burnout at the emissions place when they forced him to take it in, lol. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Apple's Intel Mac mini sales strong; being purchased as "Media Centers" Apple Computer's new line of Intel-based Macs remain strong sellers this month, with "solid" demand for not only the company's iMac and MacBook Pro offerings but also the Mac mini, according to a new research note from UBS Investment Research From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Nintendo Wii Classic Controller Revealed! The classic non remote Wii controller has been revealed by Nintendo, check it out exclusivly first here! From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    E3 2006: Sony Manipulates Audience During Press Conference Phil Harrison, president of Sony Worldwide, proudly boasted about how innovative this controller would be during a sloppy, obviously almost impossible to control demo of Warhawk. No one in the audience believed a word of this, and the lack of any real cheering proved it. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Bill Gates Unveils Live Anywhere at E3 Engadget's live coverage of the event details Bill taking the stage to introduce Live Anywhere, an Xbox Live interface for Windows Vista and cellphones From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Do 15 Things to Live Until Age 129 Live to 129. "Take heed: Your lifestyle choices are very significant. While there is no way to ultimately defy death, that isn't an excuse to start indulging in vices and neglecting your health. There are plenty of ways to keep the grim reaper at bay — and many of these "secrets" result in an improved quality of life." From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii Features Revealed The seemingly never ending saga of the Wiimote and Zelda: Twilight Princess has finally come to a definitive close. We knew it was going to contain special Wii functionality, but now we know the hows of it. From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    San Andreas Multiplayer (SA:MP) Released San Andreas Multiplayer is a mod for GTA:SA that turns it into.. multiplayer. It supports 100 players, and custom gamemodes through built-in scripting support. You can do virtually anything that is possible in single player (you're not limited to just vehicles). From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Pro-Microsoft group accuses Massachusetts of 'open-source bias' A trade association has blasted the Massachusetts Information and Technology Division for requesting a plug-in for Microsoft's Office Suite, saying the policy is "a biased, open source-only preference policy." From on May 9, 2006 at 6:16 p.m..

    Crystallising your Knowledge: A Fresh Look at ICT and Learning Curriculum Corporation and the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) bring together leaders in educational ICT to offer achievable means for harnessing students' digital capabilities, thus allowing them to develop new thinking, learning and communication skills that address the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. Attendees will gain a fresh perspective on their own ICT skills reinforced with many practical ideas, useful resources and samples for immediate use in the classroom. Speakers include: Lynn Davie (eLearning), Annemaree O'Brien and Vince Trundle (Australian Centre From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 6:15 p.m..

    Giving desktop Linux a try This interesting article relates the experiences of a recent desktop Linux convert, and what to think about when you decide to take the plunge yourself. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

    SecureDVD -- Live DVD with 10 Linux Distros -- Torrent now available! The 10 best security Linux distributions from a previous digg post are now on one multiboot Live DVD. The new thing is that the torrent is now available for download. Linux diggers rejoice! From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

    World of Warcraft to the Big Screen Warner Bros.-based Legendary Pictures has picked up film rights to adapt the popular fantasy video game franchise World of Warcraft and will develop the project with game publisher Blizzard Entertainment, which is owned by Vivendi. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

    Airlines use new "smart" boarding techniques Airplanes only make money in the air, and if they can reduce turn around time from an hour to 40 minutes, they could get more flights in a day. While some airlines are using mathematical models, some have decided to just let people sit where they want. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

    The Famous $25,000 Mac OS X Virus Challenge - A Year Later More than a year has passed. Surprisingly (or not, to some of us), there is still NOT ONE self-replicating virus in the wild that attacks the Mac OS X operating system. That's right, folks... NOT ONE. Not the first. Ever. Never. Zero. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

    FOX Shows Added to iTunes Music Store Despite reports stating it wasn't going to happen any time soon, FOX has put up several of their shows on iTunes Music Store. You can now purchase episodes for $1.99 of 24, Prison Break, Unan1mous, Stacked, and several "Fox Television Classics" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Lost in Space). (link opens in iTunes) From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Nintendo Comments on PS3 Controller! "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Color blindness - What things look like to color blind people. Ever wonder what things look like to people with colorblindness? Check this out. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Warner Bros. to sell films via BitTorrent Warner Brothers sees the light and embraces the best file trading system out there. Here's the link: From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE is out! FreeBSD 6.1 has been released! It comes with many bug fixes and new drivers. Note: no official annoucement as of this writing. Happy Unixin' ;) From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    First screenshots of AIM Pages, the "Myspace killer" TechCrunch reveals a large screenshot from AIM Pages, AOL's upcoming social networking service. User pages will reside at aim.com/[username]. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    FedEx flights dodging thunderstorms (radar time-lapse) Radar view of FedEx flights dodging thunderstorms that are moving towards Memphis Int'l airport. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Hydrogen fuel cells 20 years off, hybrids to become common A recent report says that hybrids will become very common within the next few years as gas prices rise and people reallize that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are at least 20 years off. Interesting, Toyota has reduced cost of hybrid engine by 2700 to 700 bucks. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    KDE to Become Better Supported on the Ubuntu Platform "At LinuxTag on Saturday, a meeting of Kubuntu and KDE contributors was held in order to improve the collaboration of both projects. The aim was to to talk about the common future of both projects. Jonathan Riddell and Mark Shuttleworth from Canonical attended the meeting." From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Floating Wind Farms: Giant Energy Turbines Huge turbines mounted on floating platforms could make wind power competitive with fossil-fuel-generated electricity. These advanced wind turbines, which are in development, could be situated far from the shore, too, avoiding battles with onshore residents who object to the presence of large wind farms. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Nintendo Wii (Revolution) to sell for $250? Perhaps lost among other announcements and Sony's keynote is a rumor about the Nintendo Wii. Based on the latest issue of Electronics Gaming Monthly (EGM) w/ Zelda on the cover, the Nintendo Wii will launch of $250. This is yet unconfirmed but very interesting. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Internet on Cellphones Will be Next Tech Battleground The push by the world's biggest Internet search firms to dominate what customers see when they turn on their cellphones has accelerated in recent months with Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. all striking deals with service providers and others in the cellphone industry. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Tutorial: Make Your Own RFID Enabled Deadbolt A tutorial describing how to make yourself an RFID enabled deadbolt door lock. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Plasma Pong v1.2 Released! It's pong with plasma! It uses fluid dynamics to create a very amazing game. This is the newest version which was just released, and includes a blast meter, complete menu interface, revamped sandbox mode (3 new modes), ~25% performance increase, and a ton more. Check it out if you haven't played it, this new version is amazing. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Explosive sting of jellyfish captured on film The explosion of stingers released when a jellyfish brushes against its victim has been captured for the first time on film – and the footage shows what may be the fastest cellular process in nature. What's more the little darts hit with the force of bullets. The most rapid camera available was needed - it takes 1.4 million frames per second From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Cutting Calories Slightly Can Reduce Aging Damage A lifelong habit of trimming just a few calories from the daily diet can do more than slim the waistline - a new study shows it may help lessen the effects of aging. Scientists from the University of Florida's Institute on Aging have found that eating a little less food and exercising a little more over a lifespan can reduce or even reverse... From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Big Bang Theory Obsolete? A New Theory Emerges... "It can be thought of as a child of the previous universe." From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Scientists Have Identified Basic Principles of Communication How do we succeed in putting our ideas into words, so that another person can understand them? This complex undertaking involves translating an idea into a one-dimensional sequence, a string of words to be read or spoken one after the other. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Stargate SG-1 news: Movie plans, a second spin-off & more O'Neill An interview with cast members of Stargate SG-1 about their 200th episode, Captain Jack O'Neill's return, plans for a movie which would create a third Stargate series and other news that confirms that Stargate is here to stay. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Watch Nintendo E3 Media Briefing Live, at 9:30 AM! - Official Site! Watch the Nintendo E3 Media Briefing Live, starting at 9:30 AM! From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    Google News Cloud NewsCloud is a site experiment that fetches news from Google News, tries to find tags related to each news and presents a tag cloud of the daily news. During the news process, there's no human intervention. All tags are discovered automatically from Google News by text analysis. The pages are served statically, and are generated every hour. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

    The March of the Linux Penguins Installing a linux operating system on your laptop is now much easier thanks to Werner Heuser's Tuxmobil. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 9, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

    SC: 09/05 Sophos Anti-virus system hit by 'highly critical' vulnerability Secunia Labs has reported a 'highly critical' bug in the Sophos Anti-virus system which could be exploited by malicious software ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on May 9, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

    ATI sued over HDCP claims A Class action has started in the USA alleging that ATI graphics cards don't support HDCP although it claims they do. The plaintiffs allege that since "at least 2003",ATI said many of its graphics cards support HDCP. That spec is part of Vista. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 5:00 a.m..

    Scientist discover Water "acts like a glue" When water vapor condenses in a nano-sized space between two surfaces, the liquid behaves more like solid ice than liquid water, even at room temperature. This solidification causes water to exert such a strong friction force that it “acts like a glue,” according to a new study. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    Patent Office Will Ask The Public To "Peer Review" Inventions The US Patent and Trademark Office has launched "Peer to Patent," a community patent peer review project. The USPTO is overloaded with patent filings, so it does little or no investigation into patents before rubber-stamping them. IBM has agreed to have its patents vetted by the public as a guinea pig in the project. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    Wal-Mart Trying to Trademark the Smiley Face Until now the smiley face had been considered in the public domain in the US, and therefore free for anyone to use. Wal-Mart spokesman John Smiley told the Los Angeles Times that it had not moved to register the trademark until Mr Loufrani had threatened to do so. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    LIVE VOTE: WIll you pony up the cash for the PS3? MSNBC has a poll up as to whether you're willing to pay $499 for the PS3. Wonder how different the results would be if they asked about the $599 model. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    Microsoft Live Messenger Launches The beta of the successor to MSN Messenger launched just moments ago. It allow easy file transfers based on Foldershare technology and has expanded VOIP, video, and customization features. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    The FBI vs. On-line Video Pirates in 'Operation Copycat' 'Operation Copycat' has it all--pre-dawn raids, honeypots, undercover agents and FBI hackers. It may sound like a Hollywood script, but it's your tax dollars at work. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    Cell-Phone Tracking: Laws Needed The cell-phone industry and privacy advocates are calling on Congress to clarify the widespread police practice of using mobile phones to track suspects without probable cause.The industry wants clear, standardized rules governing cell-phone tracking, said Michael Sussmann, a lawyer who represents several cell-phone providers. From on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    SASTA - National Science Week Grants for Schools Grants worth $250 to $600 (plus GST) are available for schools within South Australia to enrich science learning activities in (and close to) National Science Week. Applications to South Australian Science Teachers Association. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    2006 South Australian Science Teacher Awards The South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) is calling for nominations for the following Awards in 2006 which will be presented in Adelaide from 9-13 July. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    Lord of the Weeds - Secondary Competition 'Lord of the Weeds' is a national schools competition with accompanying teacher resources. In 2006, 'Lord of the Weeds' is offering a total of $4700 in prize money to schools with the winning reports. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:57 a.m..

    International Conference On Assessing Quality in Higher Education (ICAQHE) 11-13 December, 06 The participants will be able to gain knowledge on current issues of quality in higher education worldwide; Interact with leading authorities and practitioners of quality assurance and assessment in higher education; and discover learning processes for enhancement of higher education in developing countries like Pakistan.The focus will be on strategic planning for higher education including standards of performance measurements and identification of quality needs of the outcomes and implementation of plans; implementation plans of quality assurance schemes; continuous strategic planning and im From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

    Iadis International Conference CELDA 2006 The IADIS CELDA 2006 conference aims to address the main issues concerning with the evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been huge advancements in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines has never been faster and this has affected the very basis of the academia. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivist approaches, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged, and are being supported by technological advancement From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

    Culture: Fit for Purpose in the land of 'E' This session will discuss the importance of aligning culture as a critical success factor in making 'e' work within Allianz. Locations: Sydney [Live Event]; Melbourne [Web Cast Gathering]; Brisbane [Web Cast Gathering]; Online [Centra Virtual Conference] Log in details upon registration. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

    James Bennett Lecture The James Bennett lecture for Library and Information Week 2006 will feature Mark Macleod as guest speaker. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

    Changes to General Skilled Migration Visas a Win for Australian Universities The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC) welcomes a joint announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Amanda Vanstone and Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop regarding changes to the general skilled migration visa categories and overseas students. AVCC President Professor Gerard Sutton said that the changes are a positive move for Australia's international education. "The changes to the general skilled migration visa category will provide another incentive for international students to choose to study Australian qualificatio From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

    IE Teacher At this site, teachers and educators can create professional looking websites for free, without having any web design experience. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

    Sign Swap - Australian Sign Image Bank A site for Community and Swapping AUSLAN Sign Images. You can search for an AUSLAN (AUstralian Sign LANguage) sign, or browse by Category or Learning Level. Designed for Primary Level students, it is also good for beginners and LOTE students of all ages. All signs images are printable. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

    Cancer Cured!! (in mice) Three years ago, Wake Forest researchers discovered a mouse that could not get cancer no matter how hard they tried to give it the disease. Now, they said white blood cells from that mouse's descendants were injected into ordinary mice with cancer and their disease was completely wiped out. Nifty! From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

    Comparison: Wiimote vs. PS3-mote IGN just put up this comparison detailing the differences between the two controllers. To put it short - no need for Nintendo fanboys to worry. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

    Devo Is Dead. Long Live Devo. Many bands from the 80s are seeing a resurgence. Devo have always been pushing the limits and accepting of new music technology now they are getting their second wind. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

    Robotic tentacles get to grips with tricky objects Most robots rely on mechanical gripping jaws that have difficulty grabbing large or irregularly shaped objects. Replacing these with tentacle-like manipulators could make robots more nimble and flexible, say the scientists. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

    French Hit the Streets to Protest DRM Law Demonstrators in Paris have protested against proposed laws which will make online file-sharing illegal in France. The law will ban the unauthorised downloading of copyrighted files. Around 300 people laid a wreath "in memory of private copying and free software in France" near the city's culture and communications ministry. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

    Hackers Condemn McKinnon Trial The UK's hacking community has strongly criticised how fellow hacker Gary McKinnon has been treated. British hackers say he is being made an example of to serve political ends rather than improve computer security. From digg on May 9, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

    Catholic Homeschooling (Australia) Catholic Homeschooler's site contains shared experiences, curriculum materials, essays on theology, links and ideas on homeschooling. It brings together Roman Catholic, Byzantine (eastern rite) and other perspectives in its examination of Gospel values and what it means to become a follower of "The Way". From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

    eLearning Masterclass - Enhancing eLearning Initiatives to Improve User Uptake and Organisational Performance This two-day interactive masterclass from Ark Group will provide an opportunity to engage with the course leaders and other attendees to really improve understanding of how to get eLearning initiatives operating to their full advantage. ELearning can be an effective and innovative way of delivering training content by electronic methods, providing an efficient and consistent means of conveying information across the organisation and enhancing employee comprehension of key issues. Additionally, with technological advances constantly taking place, eLearning can allow for a broad range of deliver From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

    ICT for Queensland Students The Queensland grants program 'ICT for Every Student' is providing funding to twenty Queensland schools to support teaching and learning programs that enhance the access, participation and outcomes of students who currently experience barriers to using ICT. The three identified target groups are girls, Indigenous students, and students with disabilities. The schools will implement projects that aim to positively impact on students' achievements while overcoming the barriers they face in using ICT or studying ICT-based subjects. The teachers coordinating these projects will make From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

    Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity conference 6 The theme of this conference is 'Culture, challenges and change in troubling times'. It explores the place of children’s rights, human rights and equity throughout the early childhood and children’s services field in pedagogies, practices, programs, policies, theories and research. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

    Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) Combat downgrade Sony you've got to be kidding me! The amazingly smart (sarcasm at its finest) management at Sony and SWG have done it again. After changing combat so completely not once but twice thus pushing most players out they have decided in their infinite wisdom to bring back some of the old combat style. From on May 9, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..

    SGI files for bankruptcy "We want to assure our customers, our employees and our communities that SGI is operating-business as usual," Dennis P. McKenna, the recently appointed, Chairman and CEO of SGI, stated. "Our customers can continue to rely on SGI for its mission-critical products, services, and support." From on May 9, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..

    Sony PS3 $499US version will NOT have HDMI port Link is to a PDF document hosted on Sony's site. The third page lists the differences between the two versions. The cheaper version does NOT have Memory Stick, HDMI, or wireless. From on May 9, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..

    PlayStation 3 Controller Loses Vibration Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 controller has lost its vibration functionality because it interfered with its sensors. From on May 9, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..

    OLED Paper Displays Could be $10 Billion Industry by 2011 Research firm NanoMarkets forecasts the global market for OLED and Paper-like displays will reach $10.2 billion by 2011. From on May 9, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..

    Torvalds comments on kernel "overhaul" Last Week Andrew Morton called for " a bug-fixing cycle to cut down on the growing number of bugs found in the latest kernel release." Now Linus Torvalds has acknowledged it it "might be the right time for a "bug cycle." From on May 9, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..

    Weeds – The Real Alien Invaders NOVA - Science in the News site about weeds is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage. It contains information about invasive weeds threatening the environment, agriculture, and people's health. It has activities, useful sites and further reading. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

    Inclusive Strategies for Special Needs Learners This workshop is for providers who work with students with special needs, including learning disabilities, head injuries, attention deficit disorder, and sensory integration disorders, aspbergers, autism and nonverbal learning disabilities. Participants leave this workshop with an understanding of what it feels like to experience different disabilities, as well as a formula for developing easy practical strategies for working with these children in the classroom. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

    Diploma of e-learning - Stella Maris Institute This Diploma, specifically designed for teachers, equips participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies to understand and then successfully implement e-learning within any school, K-12. This is a course that teaches about e-learning, and how to implement e-learning, and is itself an experience of e-learning. This course is delivered substantially online. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

    CATC CATC is a privately owned college in Sydney, for students wishing to study Interior, Graphic or Digital Design. Student can choose from a range of courses up to Diploma level in Interior Design and up to Advanced Diploma level in Graphic and Digital Design. Short workshops are also offered. From EdNA Online on May 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

    HD-DVD Over USB On The 360 The doubters can now be silenced. HD-DVD on the XBox 360 will be connected via a USB cable(s). From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    PhysX & You Lost in arguing press releases and rhetoric spewed forth about Ageia's new PhysX PPU cards? [H] cuts to the chase and tells you what you really need to know about PhysX and your money. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Flight 7 is OUT The Ubuntu team is proud to present the Flight 7 release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support). With Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Flight 7 comes many bug fixes, general fixes all around, new version of some key applications and much more. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    NEW (5/8/06) "New Super Mario Bros." Trailer - MULTIPLAYER! A new trailer for the "New Super Mario Bros." has been released. Mario versus Luigi. They fight to collect stars. They can even *fireball each other*! From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    New Apple iPod Patent Offers Glimpse into The Future Navigation System New patent gives light into a new navigation system that Apple is working on for future iPods. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Solving ESRB's "modder problem:" stop taking responsibility for 3rd parties In the wake of another game rerating, Ars argues for a solution that I think works well: disclaim any responsibility for third-party participation, either online or through modding. Really, what other option is there that has any hope of working? From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Nintendo Wii: Entire Exclusive Story Online - A Game For All Ages Just recently the entire offical story from the new Time Life magazine was posted regarding the new Wii console. - From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    US Senator calls for high level summit on security versus privacy. Concerned about government monitoring of citizens Senator Leahy recently spoke at a conference in Washington, DC. 'If this continues, it won't be long before we think of privacy as a quaint 20th century idea. Our government has no business spying on law-abiding citizens.' From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Video Game Boss Battles - why do we love to hate those bosses? An excellent summary of the thrills and chills of video game boss battles, what they are, and what they should be. A good read. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Sony E3 Press Conference Today 4:00PM PT [Steam it LIVE] Stream the conference live and be among the first to see the new controller and more! From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Dark Side of the Moon celebrates 1500th anniversary 1500 weeks on the Billboard Charts that is, making it the longest selling album of all time. Do YOU have your copy? From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Man murders his friend over how to use a PS2 A 29-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing a friend in a dispute over how to use a PlayStation video game console. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    MIT students will sink, or graduate... MIT students need to pass one requirement before starting their $100k+ jobs... The test is easy for most, but impossible for some... From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Star Wars Wii Game to be Revealed at E3 Nintendo and Lucasarts will unveil the new game during Nintendo’s media briefing which begins tomorrow at 9.30am L.A. time. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Netgear delivers 85 Mbps over power lines NetGear has upped PLT speeds to 85 Mbps with the XE104 wall-plugged 4-port Ethernet switch. HomePlug 1.0 is good up to 14 Mbps while next-generation HomePlugAV will go up to 200 Mbps to support HDTV, video-on-demand. Includes a picture of it plugged in. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Five Predictions for E3 "It's always interesting to dig a little beneath the manufactured buzz and try to figure out what's really going to happen. So I'm going to tune out the loud music, the booth babes, and the flashing lights of big screen demos and tell you what I think is really going to happen." From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Inside the Ferrari Factory Ever wonder what it's like inside the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy? CanadianDriver gives us a tour around the factory. With photos. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Online To Do Lists Compared Techcrunch reviews and compares online to-do list services. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Breakthrough: Scientists used nanotubes to send signals to nerve cells Texas scientists have added one more trick to the amazing repertoire of carbon nanotubes -- the ability to carry electrical signals to nerve cells. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Microsoft's Plan to Map the World in Real Time Researchers are working on a system that allows sensors to track information and create up-to-date, searchable online maps. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    High Tech Ticket Unveiled for World Cup '06 to Fight Scalping The rules are that legally purchased tickets, with unique identification codes contained on individual chips, can be transferred only among relatives or in connection with hardship cases, not excluding assorted events of mass destruction like epidemics, earthquakes, natural catastrophes and acts of war. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Wii - TIME Scans (Zelda, Rayman, Tennis and Redsteel) In the new installment, Twilight Princess, Link fights with sword, bow and boomerang, Aiming is a snap; just point at the enemy and fire away From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    $24,000 VooDoo PC! Everything you could imagine, and then some!, just too bad not many people can afford it. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Vonage to Reserve a Portion of Common Stock for Customers Vonage announced the launch of a Directed Share Program as part of its proposed initial public offering (IPO) of common stock, which will allow eligible customers to purchase shares at the IPO price. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Official E3 Video Player now available. Free Streams of Press Events. "Before all you fanboys get so excited that you pee a little, I hope you take a brief moment to download the E3TV / PermissionTV Player. This application rocks. It will stream all three of the major press conferences from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, FULLSCREEN AND FREE OF CHARGE." From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Steve Jobs invites Beatles to iTunes Apple CEO Steve Jobs invited the Beatles to join iTunes after winning a lawsuit against Apple Corps. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Wii Control Has Mini Speaker The controller will contain a small amount of memory, which can be written to by the console (via Bluetooth) during the game. This will usually be used to store small sound files which can be heard via the controller's small internal speaker. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    A True eBay Crime Story It was the scandal that rocked the internet. A seemingly worthless painting sold on eBay for $135,805 -- all because buyers believed it might be the work of the 20th-century abstract painter Richard Diebenkorn. It wasn't. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    E3 torrented! This tracker is dedicated to video game media. Get the latest E3 videos free, fast and in high definition. Add your own E3 files and contribute! From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Accelerating the internet to the speed of light Australian scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough in optical circuitry that may improve the speed of the internet by a factor of 1000. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Congress Shaping Telecom Law in Private Well here’s a shocker, frm Marilyn Geewax at the San Antonio Statesman. Lobbyists are writing the bill in secret, in conference committee. Megolomaniac AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre doesn’t like it when the public gets involved in lawmaking. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Freezing water at room temperature Joost Frenken and others at Leiden University used an instrument called a friction force microscope to create nano-friction by dragging a tungsten wire over a graphite surface. They wanted to test the theory that water vapour in the air might condense and become ice. And it did. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Dragon Quest For Wii Square-Enix just announced today at their E3 Press Conference a new installment in their Dragon Quest series for the Wii. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Apple to Power First High-res Video Feed of Earth Australian company AstroVision will team up with computer company Apple to create the world's first real time, hi-res video feed of the earth. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Playstation 3 games aren't 1080p After all the 1080p this and true hd that posturing, Unreal Tournament and Virtua Fighter 5 reveal they will be running at the same 720p xbox 360 games do. With few 1080p HDTVs out anyway, is 1080p gaming a reality on the PS3 and does it even matter? From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    PS3 price announced. Today at their pre-e3 press conference Sony announced the price of the PS3. It is $499 for a 20 GB HDD and $599 for a 60 GB HDD. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Blue Security Spammer writes to Wired News "An anonymous spammer took credit on Friday for taking part in a campaign by hundreds of junk e-mailers to disable the websites of antispam firm Blue Security and affiliated internet companies." From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    First picture of the new PS3 controller! New PS3 gaming controller. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    12.8 million GB Hard-drive in your pocket Jonathan Spanier, a researcher at Drexel and others from UPenn and Harvard have found a property of water that will enable ultra-dense hard-drives that could make your Thumbdrive the ultimate back-up for every movie ever made. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Two Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles games for Nintendo! One online! Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates is announced for the Nintendo DS, while FFCC - The Crystal Bearers is announced for Wii. From digg on May 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

    Deafsign This British Sign Language (BSL) web site offers a range of resources for understanding and learning BSL. Features include a forum, news items and games. Interactive resources allow you to translate from the keyboard into two-handed finger-spelling. The site also covers deaf community issues. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

    2006 Children's Book of the Year Awards This page, created by Kerri Cicolani, provides links to sites with information about Children's book of the Year Awards 2006. It includes links to activities, authors, book reviews and publishers. From EdNA Online on May 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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