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Australian Biological Resources Study What plants, animals and other organisms occur in Australia? Where are they found? The Australian Biological Resources Study provides links to resources and information about Australian Flora and Fauna. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Rainforest Maths Rainforest maths is an interactive site with activities for students to year 7. It includes number & number systems, operations & calculations, strategies & processes, patterns & algebra, Measurement, space & geometry, chance & probability, data analysis and money. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

For Australian Language Teachers: 2007 Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships The Department of Education, Science and Training has advised that funding for the Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships programme has been doubled to total of $2.0 million. The additional funding is to target practicing and pre-service teachers of Mandarin, Japanese and Indonesian. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

10+ ways to remove Windows Genuine Advantage nag screen. “This copy of Windows is not genuine” warning is nagging many people... heres 10plus ways to remove it! From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Enforcing the GPL Former BusyBox maintainer Erik Andersen says he gets 3 GPL violation reports per week. He's not the only one whose work gets grabbed. Far from it. This article gives good advice on what to do if you find a GPL violation, including links to a group that claims a 99% success rate for their efforts. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Half the music on iPods stolen, alleges Real boss Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser has tacitly alleged that iPod owners are music thieves, a claim that echoes the words of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

BBC talks with Frank Abagnale about Social Engineering "Is technology driving the old-school conman into extinction?" Frank Abagnale should know; the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can was based on him. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

The Engadget & Joystiq Interview: Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto! Just a few minutes ago Vlad from Joystiq and I got to sit down with Miyamoto-san and talk to him about what's up in the world of Nintendo, how the Wii's could to change gaming, and how he feels about the Sony, Microsoft, and high definition gaming! From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Joystiq Video of Wired Spore event featuring Will Wright and Robin Williams It's a big honking file, but we have video of the Spore Wired Event from last night as well as interviews with both Robin WIlliams and Will Wright. Enjoy! From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Darwin's "abominable mystery" Solved? Researchers have proposed an answer to Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery": the inexplicably rapid evolution of flowering plants immediately after their first appearance some 140 million years ago. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Australia invests $41.5 million to secure world-class researchers Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowships were awarded to 25 world-class researchers to retain 18 of our best home-grown researchers, bring five Australian research leaders back home and attract two foreign nationals to continue their cutting edge research in this country. This $41.5 million investment over five years will enable Australia to maintain and build its international reputation as a leading research nation. Federation Fellowships are funded under the ARC's National Competitive Grants Program, as part of the Government's 'Backing Australia's Abilit From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Website: Media Releases 2006 The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is calling for young Australians between the ages of 11 and 18 to enter the 'Human Writes' personal essay and 'Rights in Perspective' art competitions. The two competitions were first held last year, as part of the Young People and Human Rights Dialogue project. The resulting report, 'Rights of Passage', provided a unique insight into what young Australian's think and feel about human rights. In the competitions' second year, HREOC aims to seek out some of the most creative and talented young peop From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Grant for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) Representing Rural Women and Young People Applications are open for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) representing young people and women involved in Australia's agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries to submit ideas for projects. Ideas could cover activities such as conferences, training courses, mentoring programs and more. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Partnerships in ICT Learning (PICTL) The Partnerships in ICT Learning project is a Quality Teaching Programme Project funded by the Department of Employment Education and Training Project (DEST), to explore the potential of partnerships between University and schools, aimed at professional learning about using ICTs in new curriculum and pedagogical frameworks. The project provides professional learning pathways for pre-service teachers, teachers and university staff. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

Wii's not the only Nintendo console with a new Mario title! Though all the hype so far has been for Super Mario Galaxy, there's a new traditional Super Mario platformer destined for the Gamecube coming out this fall! It uses Paper Mario for its look, but it plays like the classics... can't wait! From digg on May 11, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..

Sony's arrogant market stance You have to read this article - Sony are relying on brand loyalty and the failure of Microsoft in order to ensure success in the next generation. They no longer care about games or customer satisfaction and are becoming totally disillusioned. I hope for the sake of the consumer they wake up to there shortcomings before its too late. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..

.XXX rejected by ICANN Board The controversial .XXX domain has been rejected by ICANN - the organisation that decides what domains can be for sale. This comes after intensive lobbying by certain countries that it is an inappropriate domain. The supporters of .XXX argued that it would help separate porn from the rest of the net. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Skype Universal for Mac FINALLY! We released Skype for Mac today, which is our first Universal build of Skype. Universal means that Skype now runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers, boosting the performance of Skype running on Intel Macs. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Drag and drop your Windows taskbar buttons! Free program that lets you drag and drop your Windows taskbar buttons to re-order them! No extra hotkey or lame extra steps, just drag 'n drop... sooo useful. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Shutdown your computer with Google Calendar (+new Google Desktop) With that gadget you can shutdown and sign-off your computer over Google Calendar. Check it out! From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Solving the "Eternity" puzzle Alex Selby and Oliver Riordan, two mathematicians, with the help of a couple of computers, have shared a £1m prize by solving the "Eternity" puzzle. The puzzle was like an enormously difficult jigsaw. There were 209 pieces, all different, but all made from equilateral triangles and half-triangles. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Interviewing Web Developers - 20 Good Questions to Ask A list of 20 good (and somewhat common) questions to ask when conducting a job interview for a web developer. The list doesn't focus on one particular development language and was intended to be useful for all spheres of web development, and benefit both interviewers and interviewees (know what to expect!) From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Sweet! Use your wireless XBOX 360 controller on your PC From Gizmodo.com "A USB wireless receiver for all Xbox 360 wireless peripherals. So yes, you can finally use the wireless controller, the upcoming wireless force feedback steering wheel and even the wireless headset with USB goodness." From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Video: Duck Hunt on the Nintendo Wii nuts, they should've added the gloating dog . From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

A silent water cooled PC made with parts from Home Depot The CPU and power supply are cooled by the thermosiphoning of water and the convective flow of air alone, no fan, no pump. And most of the parts came from the plumbing aisle at Home Depot! From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Tracing a dragonfly's flightpath The epic journeys taken by dragonflies searching for warmer climates have been revealed by scientists in the US. The team, led by researchers from Princeton University, found that the insects are capable of flying up to 85 miles (137 km) in a day. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Text Message Saves Men Lost at sea for 22 days Three Australian men lost at sea for more than three weeks survived on raw squid and rainwater, and called for help by cellphone, police said Wednesday. The men conserved the batteries in their cellphones by keeping them turned off until they had a strong enough signal to send text messages to family. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Nintendo signals death of Game Boy It may have occupied the sweaty palms of nearly 200 million more people than the Nintendo DS, but it seems the Game Boy family has finally reached the end of the lineage. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Feds Want Hacker's Genetic Code Hacker Adrian Lamo is in trouble again, this time for failing to give the federal government his DNA. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

E3 Booth Babes - then and now (Pictures) A comparison of "Booth Babes" before and after the "Too Hot for E3" ban of this year. It seems our fears of a total lack of babedom were unfounded, although the level of skin has gone down. Interesting intellectual study. :) From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Time lapse movie of the rock slab on Mt. Saint Helens (growing 1 meter/day) The rock slab started growing in November, and now it's extending 100+ meters. Here is a cool time lapse movie done by the USGS from April 28th to May 3rd. Here is a hi-res shot of the slab: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0605/slabsthelens_usgs_big.jpg From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Watch CNN Pipeline For Free !!! No joke, Come on and get it while it lasts...I found the URL for one of the Pipeline channel a while ago, but thought to share it with you guys. The programing is also good, so it's just like CNN (only for free and no commercials either). Maybe someone else could find the other channels ;) From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Introducing iWoz. "I, Woz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way" That's the name of Steve Wozniak's autobiography available for pre-order today. Could be a fun read for us Apple-Geeks. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Wild find: Half grizzly, half polar bear Hunter bags what expert 'never thought would happen' in wild From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Fully automated DORM ROOM! These guys (naturally at MIT) completely automated their dorm room. Lighting control, window blinds, security, everything! Videos and some technical info included. (found via Makezine: http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/05/midas_homemade_dorm_room_home.html) From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Is this Copyright Infringement? Is it possible to commit copyright infrigement with Microsoft WordArt? From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Google Has Its Eye on Vista Search Google executives downplayed their legendary battle with Microsoft but said they were keeping an eye on their larger rival's plans for embedding Web search functionality into Vista, its delayed next-generation operating system. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Want to see the Wii? Get in line. It seems that lines to try out the Nintendo Wii on the 2nd day of E3 are now around 6 hours long (!), with 1000 people waiting in line. As the author mentions, though, "...there is hardly any wait at the Sony and Microsoft booth." Nintendo stockholders have to be happy so far. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Yahoo! new UI patterns released You're looking at the second of many periodic releases, many of which include pointers to the Yahoo! User Interface Library code. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Why Phishers Don't Fear SSL Toolbars Do anti-phishing toolbars in web browsers stop phishing attacks? No. Can they reduce them, even for savvy users? Yes. Are they all equally effective? No. MIT researchers found that users are highly likely to ignore anti-phishing toolbars... especially those designed to verify SSL certificates. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Silicon Valley tinkerers are determined to make a better cell phone. A group calling themselves the Homebrew Computer Club some of the members are veterans from the original club. They are sick of proprietary cell phones, and want to make a highly customizable, open source style phone. From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Why the World Doesn't Need Hi-Def DVD's "Just contemplating the rise of a new DVD format is enough to make you feel played. What's wrong with the original DVD format, anyway? It offers brilliant picture, thundering surround sound and bonus material. The catalog of DVD movies is immense and reasonably priced." From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

First trailer of new Super Smash Brothers for Wii Don't miss out on the first trailer for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Google Notebook Screenshot! Google Notebook is suppose be out next week, but Erica got some nice screenshots for you! From on May 11, 2006 at 8:12 p.m..

Shadow puppets: Playing with Shadows Created by ARTSEDGE at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the lovely and informative website here introduces the performing art of shadow puppetry. This exhibit is a delightful and rich concoction of puppetry, history, theater, animation, and more! via Scout Report, Arts puppetry, puppets, theater From Golden Swamp on May 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Pursuing Dark Matter With Einstein's Lens A team of astronomers will hunt for hard-to-see celestial objects, like black holes and dark matter, by observing how they affect light coming from stars behind them. They hope to make the first real "sighting" of dark matter, the mysterious stuff thought to constitute 90 percent of the galaxy. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..

Microsoft sides with Nintendo in fight vs Sony Microsoft Corp. sided with rival Nintendo Co. Ltd. on Wednesday in the fight to unseat video game leader Sony Corp., saying many consumers will choose to buy both of their machines for the price of one PlayStation 3. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..

Pentagon endorses space missile plan The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has endorsed a plan that could lead to a multibillion-dollar U.S. missile defense component in space and strain ties with China, Russia and other countries. From on May 11, 2006 at 12:17 p.m..

Simple JavaScript Debugging Writers edit, architects redraw, and programmers debug. Development environments are usually nice enough to give programmers a bunch of tools to help determine where their program's going wrong. But with JavaScript, your development environment is a web browser, and things aren't quite so hospitable. From on May 11, 2006 at 12:17 p.m..

Vista - too complex for Microsoft? The significant thing about Vista, however, is not the shipping date but the fact that it has been an unconscionable time in the making, subject to endless slippages (which have triggered major organisational changes within the company) and - when it eventually ships - will be just a shadow of the system envisaged when it was conceived. From on May 11, 2006 at 12:17 p.m..

Note to the Press: AAC is not "Apple's format" "Over the last 24 hours we've watched some bad reporting lead to even more bad reporting, all circling the same issue: Sony's decision to support AAC. Hey, it makes for a good headline. The problem, of course, is that Apple did not invent AAC, nor is it "their format." From on May 11, 2006 at 12:17 p.m..

Serial ATA Drives for Laptops Today's laptop hard drives are getting faster and more spacious, boasting spindle speeds of around 7,200 RPM, and an impressive 160 GB of storage capacity. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 11, 2006 at 12:16 p.m..

Finally Released! SUSE 10.1 Final SUSE Linux 10.1 is available for download at the following mirrors. Please choose a mirror in your vicinity. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

In 2021 You'll Grow a New Heart Although doctors may someday heal weakened body parts by infusing them with stem cells that develop into specialized tissues, coaxing the body’s own cells to become self-repairing would be an even bigger biological coup. What if we could simply prompt damaged organs to repair themselves? From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

See the World Through the Eyes of a Baby A group of visual researchers have come up with a method that alters pictures so that they look like what babies see. (Just ignore that terrible phrasing and take a look at the picture to understand better.) From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Only 4 Americans In Top Coder Contest Wall Street Journal columnist Lee Gomes asks whether this is more evidence of a sad decline in American education and competitiveness. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Is Internet Addiction a Real Problem? "Studies pointing out the dangers of our technology-enabled lifestyles are nothing new. Topics such the possibility of getting brain tumors from our cell phones and the danger of video game violence translating into real-world violence frequently pop up on the front pages of newspapers and web sites (including this one) around the world." From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Fink developers fed up with SourceForge.net RangerRick, one of the major Fink developers, just posted a rant on his blog about SourceForge's recent outages and how the Fink project is moving away from them as soon as possible. However, SourceForge is making it impossible for them not to inconvenience their tens of thousands of Fink users. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

The right way to run a Wi-Fi cafe Tip 1: Do as little as possible. Tip 2: Do the security right. Tip 3: Preserve the ever-shrinking comfort zone. Tip 4: Be your own boss. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

What Mail Server Do The Major Universities Use? Ever wonder what mail servers people run? I found myself wondering what the top universities used, so I wrote a lame little script... From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Blueprinting The Human Brain! A 3D computer simulation of 10,000 neurons firing in the human brain produces a terabyte of data--a fraction of what it would take to map the brain's billions of neurons in algorithms! From digg on May 11, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Demo of Xbox 360 Gesture Recognition GestPoint has some cool gesture recognition going on with two of the upcoming Xbox 360 Eye-Toy cameras. Using two instead of one, they can detect motion in 3d space. Using your finger or other body part, you can direct a sword or other objects on the screen up, down, left, right, in, and out. The fun part is the in and out. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Rare Mirage Last for 4 Hours Off East China (Pictures) A mirage appears off the shore of Penglai City in eastern China's Shandong Province on Sunday, May 7, 2005.Thousands of tourists and local residents witnessed a mirage of high clarity lasting for four hours off the shore of Penglai City in east China's Shandong Province on Sunday. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Maddox on CNN! His new book "The Alphabet of Manliness" shot to #1 on Amazon.com From digg on May 11, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

How Drug Binds To Neurons To Stop Drunken Symptoms Of Alcohol UCLA researchers discovered how an experimental drug, called Ro15-4513, binds to specific receptors on brain neurons, which helps explain how this drug stops the drunken behavioral symptoms of alcohol such as impaired motor coordination, memory loss and drowsiness. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

NSA Wiretapping Case Dropped The Bush administration wins again. The courts cannot get clearance to investigate so the case is dropped. Apparently the government _can_ deprive you of the rights granted by the Bill of Rights. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Tens of millions of Americans have been spied on by the NSA The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

A Car That Will Change Its Shape Before An Impact A car that can anticipate a side-on impact and subtly alter its body shape to absorb the force of the crash is being developed by researchers in Germany. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Linux System Administration: Growth in the Enterprise Trout Creek, Montana hardly seems like a place one would expect to find a center of Linux learning. Please do not tell Mike Weber of SpiderTools that. He spent the last six years developing one of the more robust training facilities in the US. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Men Pay the Ultimate Price to Attract Women While it is tough to be a woman, being a man can be downright deadly. Women live longer than men. And now scientists suggest a simple Darwinian reason: Competing for a mate can wear a guy out or get him killed. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Griffith University Clinical Trial of Vitamins for Migraine Relief Vitamin B and folate supplements may help reduce the severity and frequency of migraine symptoms in people whose disease is associated with a particular genetic mutation. Director of Griffith University's Genomics Research Centre, Professor Lyn Griffiths, said about 10 per cent of people with migraine have a particular gene mutation known as C677T, which results in high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Homocysteine levels can be reduced by increasing vitamin B and folate intake. Griffith News 11 May 2006 From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

eLearning Event 2006 The eLearning Event 2006 is an opportunity for teachers to expand their thinking, gain fresh ideas and approaches to teaching and learning, and engage in professional conversations with exemplary classroom practitioners and their students. This event includes an eLearning Expo, Masterclass in blogging, and a variety of presentations hosted by the Technology School of the Future. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Google -- Dude, seriously, for real, we are still totally all about search. In a world of Google Earth, Blogger, Writely, Picasa, Hello, Gmail, and Google Talk, it's easy to forget that Google is ultimately a search engine. Today Google announced 4 products to try and remind the world "Yes, we are still all about search." From on May 11, 2006 at 3:13 a.m..

Tool to See if Your Site is Penalized at Google The tool extracts link information from your site and checks the URLs against Google to see if you've had pages penalized or banned in the index. From on May 11, 2006 at 3:13 a.m..

Study Skills Australia Programs for secondary students to improve and develop study skills. Site includes registration details, modules of study available and testimonials. The sessions are held in Sydney. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 3:13 a.m..

Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC) The Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC) fights for sole parent issues focusing on poverty, child support, social security and housing. CSMC participates in government advisory groups and with non-government agencies working for change. CSMC actively responds to government policies which affect single mothers and talks to schools, community groups and the media on sole parent issues. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 3:13 a.m..

Bettering the Linux desktop Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects came together in Portland, Ore. to work together on creating the best possible Linux desktop. The Portland Project is making good progress toward its goals. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

Scientists reveal fate of Earth's oceans Scientists at The University of Manchester have uncovered the first evidence of seawater deep inside the Earth shedding new light on the fate of the planet's oceans, according to research published in Nature. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

Nigerian 419 E-Mail Scam : One Man's Story John W. Worley sat in his desk chair reading his e-mail. He was fifty-seven, burly, with glasses, a fringe of salt-and-pepper hair, and a bushy gray beard. A Vietnam vet and a minister, he had a practice as a Christian psychotherapist, and, with his wife, Barbara, was the caretaker of a mansion on a historic estate in Groton, Massachusetts. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

Wired: Sony Blows E3 "Sony is really good at pretending to be innovative by taking things that other companies have done" From digg on May 11, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..

VIDEO of PS3 Freezing (Crashing) at E3 While playing Sonic the Hedgehog, a PS3 freezes. It was caught on video. The PS3 is not complete and the Sonic game was 50% complete. However, Wii fanboys want more ammunition :p From digg on May 11, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Microsoft and Google Grapple for Supremacy as Stakes Escalate The Microsoft- Google rivalry is shaping up as a titanic corporate clash for the ages. It may not turn out that way. Markets and corporate fortunes routinely defy prediction. But it sure looks as if the two companies are on a collision course, as the realms of desktop computing and Internet services and software overlap more and more. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Microbes Convert Wastewater into Useable Electricity Millions of tiny microbes infest the water carrying the detritus of human life and society. Some of them steadily break down the organic material in waste streams and produce electrons in the process.New research shows how such biological power plants can be stacked to create usable current. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

The UK announces it's last payment of WW2 debt to the USA On 31 December, the UK will make a payment of about $83m (£45.5m) to the US and so discharge the last of its loans from World War II from its transatlantic *ally*. Really interesting write up about it on the BBC. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Get Yahoo Maps directions on your iPod iPod Directions is using the Yahoo Maps API and some clever coding to make it super easy for you to grab directions (and maps!) and put those in your iPod. Thanks to TUAW.com for reporting on the story. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Google Trend New Google Labs Product, "See what the world is searching for." From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

SanDisk's whopping 4GB card for Sony PSP Sony PSP fans rejoice! A new 4GB card for Sony PSP just came out today. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Diesel Cars Are Back In March, an Audi won the Sebring 12-hour ­endurance race, four laps ahead of the gasoline-powered runner-up. This is the first time a diesel engine vehicle has triumphed in a major automobile endurance race. Diesels account for nearly half of all passenger cars sold in Europe but for only a fraction in the U.S. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

New E3 Spore Video! (20min demonstration) The best new video since the GDC '05 presentation! Wil walks through creating a few creatures and unvailes new features like the Sporepedia! From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Nintendo Wii Virtual Console Images Gamers Reports have some images of the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console interface and say it works very well. It even makes games like Mario 64 look better than usual. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Google Press Day 2006 Announcements This page reviews every announcement made today in the press day. We have: (global) Google Trends, Google Desktop 4, Google Co-Op and Google Notebook. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Spot A Bug, Go To Jail A security consultant notices a problem with a USC web application form. "For proof, the man copied seven applicants' personal records and anonymously sent them to a reporter for SecurityFocus. The journalist notified the schooland the school fixed the problem. The incident might have ended there, but didn't..." From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Gamers Not convinced of Price vs. Performance of Playstation 3 The system "is as expensive as I expected, and that is to say it is outrageously expensive," Chris Kohler, a free-lance video game journalist and avid game player who lives in San Francisco. He said that Sony had not made a sufficient case that the console's features justified the cost From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

First Super Smash Brothers News for Wii! Pit, Solid Snake, Zero Suit Samus, Meta-Knight all playable in Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Digg/Google Co-op Now Live! Add top digg stories directly into your Google search results! Subscribe to the digg profile then type in your favorite technology keyword into Google. Example queries can be found at the bottom of the page. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Nine things you should know about Nautilus The Nautilus program in GNOME is not only the default file manager, it creates and manages the desktop. While it looks simple on the surface, there is a lot of hidden power under the shell. The latest version of Nautilus is 2.14.0, which is included in Fedora Core 5. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Star Wars DVD Set - 8-Year-Old Edition Wired takes a humorous look at possible future star wars dvd box set releases. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Take a Tour of Nintendo's E3 Booth An extensive tour of Nintendo's booth at E3. A lot of new pictures of The Wii and some of its accessories. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

High resolution images of Unreal Tournament 2007 (PC/PS3) 2580x1483 Resolution, new images from E3 From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Old computers harm office morale Ageing and unreliable office computers are making workers unhappy and more likely to claim sick leave, a new survey shows. A poll conducted by Tickbox.net of more 2,700 European office workers from Britain, France and Germany found that workplace dissatisfaction increased significantly with the age of computer equipment. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

PlayStation 3 Crashes During Sonic Demo It seemed as if we'd inadvertently killed a PlayStation 3. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Big Meteorite Creates Big Mysteries Scientists have discovered a beach ball-sized meteorite a half-mile below a giant crater in South Africa. From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Key Isolation Features in Mac OS X Apple built OS X with security in mind. As part of that central security theme, OS X has been designed using three key isolation features: System Isolation, User Isolation, Memory and Application Isolation From digg on May 11, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Career Cafe Opens A new training course, Career Cafe, has been launched in New South Wales. The course is aimed at parents returning to the workforce who are looking for a career in the accommodation, restaurant and cafe industry. The training is funded through the Employment Demand Demonstration Project Fund. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

World Class Skills for World Class Industries: Employers' Perspectives on Skilling in Australia The Australian Industry Group commissioned the World Class Skills for World Class Industries report on the perspectives of employers on skilling in Australia. This landmark report analyses the current state of skilling in Australia, develops an understanding of future skilling needs and provides a set of strategic policies to positively impact on skilling based on discussions with senior business people and a survey of over 500 employers. Both the Executive Summary and the full report are available to download. From EdNA Online on May 11, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

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