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Applications Open for 2006 Adult Literacy Innovative Projects This year applications are sought for Adult Literacy Innovative Projects which have a focus on building community capacity through literacy. There are two project categories: Community projects and Strategic projects. Applications are due 5.00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday 23 June 2006. From EdNA Online on May 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Drink Up! Red wine may fight deafness Moderate consumption of the popular drink, or aspirin, could delay the onset of age-related deafness and reduce hearing loss caused by loud noise From on May 14, 2006 at 9:25 p.m..

you thought you've pirated everything huh?How to Pirate a Vinyl Record a easy How to Pirate a Vinyl Record From on May 14, 2006 at 9:25 p.m..

Gtalkr Shuts Down Looks like Gtalkr will never make it out of BETA, it shut down yesterday. Guess what?! Its founders have joint Google! From on May 14, 2006 at 9:25 p.m..

Sony Executive Recommends Wii As Second Console GamePro sat down with Sony Computer Entertainment executive Phil Harrison at E3 earlier this week, where he re-iterated a sentiment made by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Peter Moore, where he said that buyers of of a next-generation console should also buy Nintendo's Wii system. From on May 14, 2006 at 9:25 p.m..

Awards for Excellence 2006 The NetAlert National CyberSafe School Awards for Excellence have been developed to recognise and reward both primary and secondary schools for the innovative programs they have developed on Internet safety education. From EdNA Online on May 14, 2006 at 9:24 p.m..

Albert Speer - Who Was He? This WebQuest is designed for students in NSW Stage 6 Modern History, Australia. It explores the role of Albert Speer as Hitler's architect and Armaments Minister during World War II. It looks at Speer's activities and various interpretations of his actions both during the 1933-45 period and his subsequent imprisonment and life after his release from Spandau Prison in 1946. From EdNA Online on May 14, 2006 at 9:24 p.m..

Safe Schools are Effective Schools The Victorian Department of Education and Training 'Safe Schools are Effective Schools' strategy provides a range of anti-bullying guidelines and policies to ensure Victorian governments schools are safe, secure and stimulating environments for all students. It includes strategies for safe schools, strategies for bullying intervention, strategies for parents, strategies for responding to homophobic bullying; and well being good practice themes and case studies. From EdNA Online on May 14, 2006 at 9:24 p.m..

Michelin's Revolutionary Airless Tires (video!) Michelin shows a potentially disruptive technology which could be the future new standard for vehicles: an airless, integrated tire and wheel combination. It's called the Tweel (Tire/WhEEL). Watch the video to see how it works and what it will/can be used for. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Choose Intel Mac boot drive via remote control To select your Mac boot drive with the Apple Remote simply press the remotes “Menu” button just after you hear the startup chime of your Mac. Then when the startup drive selections appear use the “forward/backward” buttons to select the corresponding volume and then press “play” to boot from that volume. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Welcome to the world of spooky keyboards "This is a word processor that generates text through a combination of user input and autonomous web bots. Its sources of information are the gigantic pools of information on the Internet." The keys of the keyboard move swiftly as if by a ghost's hand and a mechanical voice reads out the generated text, sentence by sentence." From digg on May 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Google Image Ripper no more thumbnails,straight to the good stuff From digg on May 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Canned Oxygen Goes on Sale at 7-11 Is this a new trend since bottled water? From digg on May 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Huge XBOX Dashboard update due this month! It will feature a download manager for 6 parallel downloads in the background. Also mentions that there will be a lot more features in there but it will be a surprise and he wont talk about it. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

The Top Twelve reasons Microsoft will fail Reasons include profitability, TCO, Staff Morale and Turnover, Linux, ODF, lack on innovation, and OpenOffice.org. Interesting thoughts about the future of the tech superpower. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:31 p.m..

Chernobyl knowledge web The webpage here is a node in a rich and wide web of information about the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. The page is part of an information packed website called Chernobyl Info, and also links out to a wide variety of other web sources. It is a fine example of how the Internet connects [...] From Golden Swamp on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

Complete Library of Tolkien Languages This guy has compiled what has to be one of the most authoritative resources on Tolkien texts. Truly phenomenal. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..

Type Theory and Functional Programming "Constructive Type theory has been a topic of research interest to computer scientists, mathematicians, logicians and philosophers for a number of years. For computer scientists it provides a framework which brings together logic and programming languages in a most elegant and fertile way.." From digg on May 14, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..

Wal-Mart is Going Organic The nation's largest grocery retailer has decided to go organic. The New York Times reported today that starting this summer, Wal-Mart will be stocking its supermarket shelves with a lot more organic food. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Sky Spies Watch Us from Space Geospatial intelligence is the science of combining imagery, such as satellite pictures, to physically depict features or activities happening anywhere on the planet. A part of the Defense Department, the NGA usually operates unnoticed to provide information on nuclear sites, terror camps, troop movements or natural disasters. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

The one Nintendo commerical, Nintendo (NOA) did right. Thought I would share this with everyone who hasn't seen it yet. It aired a few years ago and has since been my favorite commerical by Nintendo. Watch all the kids jump around the city like mario, and no this commerical is not Japanese, even though it was filmed in Japan and involves Japanese children.. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

BBC: Nintendo Steals the Show at E3 If success was judged by the size of the queues at this week's E3 games expo, then Nintendo would win hands down. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

You can make another person dream Studies show that you can bring about a dream in another person. One way is by holding an open bottle of perfume under the sleeper's nose. Another is by whistling. A third way is by blowing air across the sleeper's face with a fan. Someone else can also affect the content of a sleeper’s dream. For example... From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Australians considering relaxing copyright laws The Australian Government is finally getting the message, proposing changes that will make the recording of copyrighted material for personal use, eg Ripping CDs and taping off tv, legal. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu New to Linux, and having trouble figuring out how to install anything in Ubuntu? "Where's the EXE?", "Where do I need to extract this to?", "How do I run it?", "Where did it go?" It's just as easy in Ubuntu as it is in Windows to install things, only different. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Why We Trust Google... Should We? "The level of advance trust we put in Google is incredibly high. I’m not sure another company could just come and say: I read your emails; I’m watching your surfing behavior; I’m checking where you click and what you search for... and I’ll save all that data till 2038. And just what I’ll do with all that data is none of your business." From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

IBM Backs $100M Supercomputer Center "To do simulations on how molecules react, which is the essence of nanotechnology, researchers need the computing power that BlueGene delivers," said Herb Schultz, marketing manager for BlueGene at IBM. "There are so many applications for this that will be emerging in the next decade." From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

A future with no bananas? Go bananas while you still can. The world's most popular fruit and the fourth most important food crop of any sort is in deep trouble. Its genetic base, the wild bananas and traditional varieties cultivated in India, has collapsed. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Top 10 Strangest Robots (Videos) TomCat, King Kizer, RunBot and many others. This is a round-up of the top 10 strangest robots. Lots of videos included From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

20 Things You Didn't Know About Leonardo da Vinci Some very interesting things about Leonardo da Vinci including some theories about the Mona Lisa, sodomy charges, and sexual innuedo. A fun little read. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Controller showdown: PlayStation 3 vs Wii "You knew the comparisons were going to be inevitable. Now that we've gotten our mitts on both next-gen consoles' motion-sensing input devices, Nintendo's Wii controller and Sony's PlayStation 3 controller have to go head to head..." From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Google Videos helps Military for Mother's Day Highlight: Mother's Day Greetings from Our Soldiers Soldiers from afar send heartfelt wishes to their moms, wives, and other special women in their lives. http://googlevideo.blogspot.com/ From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Rainbow 6 Vegas 10 Minute Gameplay Trailer! "All I can say is holy crap after watching this video. This game makes GR:AW look like it's on good ole XBox 1. Rainbow 6 Vegas is really pushing the XBox 360 to new limits. Check out this real time gameplay video to see this amazing game in action." - gamersreports From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

THE BIG ONE: L.A. Quake Could Be Strong, Long (New Analysis) A powerful earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault, which hasn't ruptured in over three centuries, is capable of producing prolonged periods of strong shaking in the greater Los Angeles region, a new study finds. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

How The Da Vinci Code Doesn't Work - from HowStuffWorks In this article, you'll learn what happened when HowStuffWorks took a close, hard look at "The Da Vinci Code" and how it uses science, technology, art and history. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

How to create a LED Display for your computer for less then $20 Cool walk through how to create a LED Display for your PC for less then $20, includes directions, wiring diagrams (full and simplified) and sample code for running it. I like the simplicity, it'll be easy to modify. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Water Fuel - HHO Gas We don't need oil or gas. Water fuel is a reality. 100 miles with 8 ounces! From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

The Myth, Reality & Future of Web 2.0 The discussion flared up when Josh Koppleman, a well known angel investor, wrote that many of the Web 2.0 companies that were cropping up were targeting a niche audience. He found that many were me-too or forgettable permutations of some of the more established players such as Flickr, You Tube or Digg. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

DOJ files to block AT&T suit "under cover of night" The Dept. of Justice went ahead and filed to dismiss the class-action wiretap/data-mine suit against AT&T, claiming it is protecting state secrets. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Linux/Unix/OSX Bash Shell tip: bang commands Most modern shells support csh's bang commands - bash, tcsh and zshall do. While some bang commands don't work in all those shells, all of the following do. The plus side to using them is that no matter what shell you're using, these shortcuts will work. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Open-Source pyxy-gallery PHP+Ajax Photo Gallery "Pyxy-gallery is a PHP script to make an image gallery. There are many other scripts to do this, but this is one of the nicer ones." Excellent PHP Photo Gallery, with slick AJAX! From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Apple Slips MacBook ad on apple.com? Engadget reports that Apple may have jumped the gun on the MacBook add, as they show a nice screen shot of it. If true the MacBook will come in black and white, 5 times faster, and the price will start at $999. Could this be the other announcement on Thursday? From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Cheney Pushed U.S. to Widen Eavesdropping In the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney and his top legal adviser argued that the National Security Agency should intercept purely domestic telephone calls and e-mail messages without warrants in the hunt for terrorists, according to two senior intelligence officials. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Hack an election: Diebold voting systems critically flawed A critical vulnerability in Diebold's touchscreen voting systems could allow anyone with access to a voting terminal to completely change the system code or ballot file on the system. The company confirmed the vulnerability and acknowledged the issue could be used to load malicious software. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Do Gamers Really Need HDTV? Industry insiders tackle the HDTV debate. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Extending Your Portable Pal's Battery Life A number of simple tricks and tips to help maximise the longevity of your laptop's battery. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 14, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..

QUT Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006 The OLT 2006 Conference: Learning on the Move, invites participants to provide perspectives on the challenges of active learning and mobile devices, learning innovations, extreme learning learning systems, learning design in mobile environments, and building collaborations amongst learners. From EdNA Online on May 14, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..

Apple planning iPod Cell phone with Softbank to play music from iTunes Japanese Web and telecom conglomerate Softbank Corp. is working with Apple Computer Inc. to develop mobile telephones with built-in iPod music players, according to Nikkei. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Linux's boot process explained Have you ever wondered what really happens when you push the "ON" button on your computer and wait until you have to log into your operating system? Yes? Of course, yes. :) Well, here comes the answer.. check the article! From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

IT is the Most Stressful Profession IT experts are more likely to suffer from stress than any other professional, according to the survey. A staggering 97 percent of people working in IT claim to find their life at work stressful on a daily basis. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

How to convert DRM-Protected M4V, M4P, WMV, M4B files This guide describes how to convert protected WMV, M4V to MP4, WMV, converting AA, M4b, AAC, WMA, M4P to MP3, OGG or unprotected WMA. Certainly, you can also convert M4V to AVI, MPEG, etc. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Wicked Colour Changing Bath Tiles! Bath tiles that change colour based on the temperature of the water! When temperature changes, the tiles change from black (or other standard colours) through the colour spectrum. These glass tiles can be used anywhere for nice style. Only $180 for a 1ft square 4x4 tile :) From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Thorium: Is It the Better Nuclear Fuel? Imagine a nuclear fuel that can not be easily turned into a bomb. A fuel that will allow us to burn our stockpiles of nuclear waste easily, turning it into energy we can use. A fuel that is more plentiful than uranium and only has a half life of 500 years compared to 1000s of years. Welcome to thorium From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Robot fish mimics stingrays swimming style. Making use of undulating fins instead of propellers the robot fish swims without kicking up sand or making lots of noise. Being able to observe fish without disturbing their environment should give researchers new insight into their habitats. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

The Birth of the Interplanetary Internet The multi-tasking Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will study the history of water on the red planet. In addition, it will become the first link in a communications bridge back to Earth—an “interplanetary Internet” that can be used by spacecraft in coming years. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Spammers Targer Mother's Day Cards Moms will receive millions of greeting cards this weekend, but husbands, sons and daughters who send an electronic card should use a trusted source or they may see their own e-mailboxes spammed to hell. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Cheaper PS3 to require wired controllers! This seems unbelievable to me. I knew that the cheaper version wouldn't support WiFi or HDMI output, but I didn't know that wireless controllers also won't be supported. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

USB Air Darts are back. Or they will be on May 16! Simply plug the darts into a USB port and acquire your unsuspecting target. The launcher pans 180 degrees and tilts up to 45 degrees. A move of the mouse aims it, and with a click it’s bombs away, complete with cool sound effects! From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Methane-Belching Bugs Inspire A New Theory Of The Origin Of Life On Earth Two laboratories at Penn State set out to show how an obscure undersea microbe metabolizes carbon monoxide into methane and vinegar. What they found was not merely a previously unknown biochemical process--their discovery also became the inspiration for a fundamental new theory of the origin of life on Earth... From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Five Fundamental Architectural Flaws in Windows Solved In Mac OS X Five examples of fundamental Windows architecture design flaws, the endless headaches they cause for Windows users, and how the issues are handled more elegantly in Mac OS X. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

CPU magazine falls for ThinkGeek.com's April Fool's prank, the WEC Computer Power User magazine thinks that ThinkGeek.com's WEC (Wireless Extension Cord) is real. They fell for it hook, line and sinker in the latest issue - June 2006. Pretty funny. From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Privacy? Never happen, Just smile and bend over your being screwed! We are willingly giving up freedom for safety, is that safe? Cameras are everywhere growing at an alarming rate, phone conversations are monitored, and personal information is gathered & linked to various data bases. "We're moving in the direction of having the government turn us into a society that's under constant surveillance" From digg on May 14, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Why Qwest Hung Up On NSA "When he learned that no such authority had been granted and that there was a disinclination on the part of the authorities to use any legal process, including the Special Court which had been established to handle such matters, Mr. Nacchio concluded that these requests violated the privacy requirements of the Telecommications Act..." From on May 14, 2006 at 12:48 a.m..

Microsoft sets to stop piracy... by sending in a rock! [Repost for another attempt to frontpage] Many resellers of Microsoft products have been receiving a special package from Microsoft. But instead of the usual marketing promoting spiel, many of them found a rock inside a nicely sealed package, a symbolism of effects of piracy in business. [pics in link!] From on May 14, 2006 at 12:48 a.m..

Consoles aren't the only thing at E3 - the PC had an awesome showing too While E3 is often thought of as a console gaming show, much of the show was devoted to new PCs, both on the show floor and at events like eFocus, held the night before. From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

BBC Mistakes Cabbie For MP3 Expert And Broadcasts Interview! I would love to see the video of this! The driver was interviewed on TV about the recent iTunes case after being mistaken for a specialist on music downloading, and clearly knew nothing about the service but managed to answer questions live on air for several minutes! From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

Ubuntu Center Hands-On Ubuntu Center is a PHP control center for your Ubuntu box. You can stream music from your computer, view your photos, bookmarks, calendar, and much more. It is packed full of amazing features that are elsewhere, but never together in harmony. Ubuntu Center takes care of this by incorporating many capabilities into a simple web interface. From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

Microsoft to Release Hi-Def Webcam ($99) Microsoft is in the process of preparing the rollout of Windows Live LifeCams, their new High Definition set of webcams. This series of web cameras will feature high definition still shots on all models and high definition video on some. They will also include a common interface for their software, dubbed the "LifeCam Dashboard." From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

Is Google The New Microsoft? In a few short years, Google has turned from a simple and popular company into a complicated and controversial one. In depth article by the Economist. From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

New Flexible Plastic-Based Material Conducts Electricity "A new type of plastic-based polyaniline, a polymer that has the same characteristics as metal, was unveiled by a team of South Korean scientists. The polyaniline they made can conduct electricity at ultra-cold temperatures, and duplicates traits heretofore found only in pure metallic materials." From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

Windows Media Player 11 Beta Released For Download Softpedia has the download a few days before Microsoft will have it officially. From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

Images of High Velocity Winds from Dying Stars Dynamic elongated clouds envelop bubbles of multimillion degree gas produced by high-velocity winds from dying stars. In these images, Chandra's X-ray data are shown in blue, while green and red are optical and infrared data from Hubble. From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

How To Build KDE 4!!! how to build KDE 4 from subversion... From on May 14, 2006 at 12:38 a.m..

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