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SC: 21/05 Yahoo Messenger flaw can lead to compromised Internet Explorer Researchers have identified an "insidious" threat affecting Yahoo Messenger; a self-propagating worm, named yhoo32.explr, installs a piece of software called 'Safety Browser' and then hijacks the Internet Explorer homepage, leading users to a site that puts spyware on their PCs ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on May 21, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

IMS Integrated Learning Architectures Call for Information IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS/GLC) has started to review the state-of-the-art on Service Oriented Architectures (SoAs) and related Frameworks for learning systems. This review is a prelude to IMS/GLC producing our specification development road-map for the next three years. IMS invite individuals and organisations to submit their service definitions, SoA frameworks, related system frameworks, reference models and other relevant information to enable it to synthesise this information and consequently identify the best way forward for IMS/GLC in terms of service specification development.< From EdNA Online on May 21, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Soviet Architecture Never Built (awesome photos) "Although, ultimately, neither of these projects was realised, the plans submitted by the participants had a noticeable influence on the development of Moscow, and many of the entries have earned a place in this century&apos;s repository of project planning." From digg on May 21, 2006 at 3:31 p.m..

Ethanol: Myths and Realities Ten questions and answers about the fuel that&apos;s supposed to save the economy. There&apos;s plenty of misinformation swirling around and a host of questions. What exactly is ethanol? How is it made and used? And is it really a viable alternative to gas? Here&apos;s what you need to know now. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 3:31 p.m..

17gigs of free searchable textures and models Spectralogue - thousands of free textures and some fully textured tileable 3d models. No registration, no ads, no chance for the server. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 3:31 p.m..

Computer Security : 5 Step Survival Guide New threats to your computer infrastructure emerge every day. Baseline&apos;s Security Survival Guide provides tips and techniques to help you safeguard your organization. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 3:31 p.m..

Password Protection is an Oxymoron Why the most common password is "password." From digg on May 21, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

Office 2007 - Microsoft Developer Video Tutorials Original tutorial Videos from the Microsoft DPE team From digg on May 21, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..

LED Touch Sensor Project JustDIY proves that LEDs can be used for more than lighting, but also as an input device. "This is a collection of the work this user has done using the bi-directional properties of LEDs. he have also included links to information found on the subject and the project by an NYU research that inspired him." From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:49 p.m..

Make your email signature stand out. A great tutorial on how to customise your email signature in Mail.app in Mac OS X 10.4. These simple steps can also be used in Google Gmail. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:49 p.m..

The Robotic Giraffe "It walks, it blinks, it seats six, and it blasts Kraftwerk: Meet one man’s 17-foot-tall pet project..Cost: $15,000, Time: 10 Months" From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

Textbooks causing America to fall behind At its core, the economic surge in India and China comes down to brains. The industries driving the region’s challenge to American leadership — communications, information technology, biotech and the like — can’t thrive without a steady supply of highly educated, intellectually flexible workers. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

How to Hollow Out a Light Bulb When I was growing up I had a keen interest in the sciences. Mostly because of the cool gear that scientists used. Well, not only did I not have the money for those sorts of thing but I had no idea where to even buy them if I could. One of the better improvisations I was able to do was to hollow out a light bulb and use it for other things. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

TV Theme Songs (Open Directory) Includes such classics as Monty Python&apos;s Flying Circus, Futurama, The Jeopardy &apos;thinking&apos; music, and the Super Mario Bros. show. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

Asymptote: The Vector Graphics Language Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language. A major advantage of Asymptote over other graphics packages is that it is a programming language, as opposed to just a graphics program. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

M.C. Escher reincarnated Some mindblowing art by Rob Gonsalves - mathematician&apos;s delight I would call it. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

Fortune 500 Database : Every Fortune 500 Company Since 1955 A database of every year of FORTUNE&apos;s list of America&apos;s largest corporations From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

100,000 students on Yacapaca At the moment of writing, Yacapaca has exactly 100,156 student members. So we shall crack some champagne at the developers&apos; conference, which serendipitously starts tomorrow. From Chalkface: Blog on May 21, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Windows System Requirements from 1990-2006 (v3.0 - Vista). TechWeb compiled the Microsoft&apos;s stated requirements for each major Windows release since 1990&apos;s Windows 3.0. It also lists the average prices for desktop computer -- monitor included -- and portable PCs have been noted for all releases except Windows 3.0... From digg on May 21, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

Employers crackdown on surfing at work. More companies are restricting or denying Internet access. At a Detroit health-care company workers have justify why they need the Internet and have it approved by a manger to have access granted. Employees being fired over net usage is also on the rise. &apos;&apos;26 percent of employers have fired workers for misusing the Internet&apos;&apos; From digg on May 21, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..

See the guy who stole your macbook Undercover, a piece of software for macs, can now take pictures of a thief if you install it on your macbook or macook pro using the built-in iSight camera. Assuming it doesn&apos;t overheat first. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Top Ten Must Have Gadgets CNETs top ten must have gadgets updated. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

INSANE Mosaic! Check this out... crazy. This is crazy. It goes on forever... please. I&apos;m begging you. Check it out... From digg on May 21, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Skeletal systems of cartoon characters Cool character study showing what the skeletal systems of various cartoon characters might look like. The Powerpuff Girls look a lot like the skeletons of nocturnal lemurs I saw at the natural history museum in D.C. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

They Laughed When I Sat Down At The Keyboard Atari/Microsoft ad from the early 80&apos;s for Microsoft Basic II. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Mojizu: Contemporary Character Design Mojizu is an interactive community for artists and doodlers to showcase and discuss contemporary “character designs” that they’ve created. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Digg's Upcoming Features! Application Programming Interface, Design Changer, Digg 3.0, Expanded Categories, and more! From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Photos of 100 Rooms; each 100 Square Feet in Size; Hong Kong Public Housing "100 x 100"..... photographs of residents in their flats in hong kong&apos;s oldest public housing estate: 100 rooms, each 100 square feet in size. Is this a hint of things to come once the World becomes REALLY overpopulated? From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

The Web Workflow - Part 1 - Developing a Design A web designer talks about his design process. Has many pictures and examples of how a design is made and revised. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Making a miniFM Transmitter To build this transmitter you need some basic electronic components and some basic tools. The electronic components will be available at almost any electronic parts suppliers or hobbyshop. The one exception is the coil, this can be hard to find but Tetsuo has an alternative for this which is covered in this manual. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Extreme Life on Earth Our oceans are 99% unexplored. In the past 30 years, we have discovered 3 ecosystems that don&apos;t directly depend on light for their survival. We never even guessed these ecosystems were possible. What other surprises will we find as we continue to explore the ocean floor? From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Hole In the Ozone may Disappear by 2050 The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

How-to Backup Your Original XBOX360 Games This guide is written to help you take backups of your original xbox360 games, mainly due the fact that the microsoft xbox360 is causing alot of trouble on game discs like scratches due the malfunction of several dvd-drives and therefore you should be able to backup your own legit copy. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

CSS3 Preview A preview of the nice things to come in CSS3. Most of them are supported by either Gecko (Firefox and a few others) or WebKit (Safari) based browsers, so have one (or both) open. IE users don&apos;t get to have any of the fun yet. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Ford Nucleon: The Nuclear Car The Ford Nucleon was a nuclear-powered concept car developed by Ford Motor Company in 1958. The car did not have an internal-combustion engine, rather, it was powered by a small nuclear reactor in the trunk of the car. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Salt Manipulated into Amazing Patterns by Sound Video of salt being manipulated into some awesome patterns by an escalating sound frequency. It&apos;s kind of hard to explain, but this is really cool. From digg on May 21, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Wireless VOIP: The Shifting Future of Wireless Voice The technology is in its early stages, there&apos;s no proven business model, and there&apos;s strong disagreement about how the trend will play out. But most experts agree that voice over IP (VoIP) will eventually combine with new types of wireless broadband to change how businesses and consumers acquire and use mobile and fixed voice services. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Former Nazi Removed from Space Hall of Fame Hubertus Strughold, who had been honored in 1978 for work in developing the spacesuit and space capsule and for his contributions to space medicine was unanimously removed from the hall of fame. Strughold was linked to experiments on concentration camp prisoners in the 1940s as the Nazi director of medical research for aviation. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

China's 15-year lesson in how not to build a dam Three Gorges dam is now being cited as a textbook example of how not to build a dam. Before it even starts operating, the giant hydro-electric scheme is threatened by silt - the solution to which is to pour yet more concrete into the Yangtse river. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Self-Study Course in Block Cipher Cryptanalysis This is an amazing course put together by Bruce Schneier. Everything you need to prep for that job in CTU; and it&apos;s free, of course. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Iowa Engine Company : Making Gasoline Obsolete While much of the world fumes over escalating fuel prices, a small company in north central Iowa is quietly hoping to make gasoline obsolete as an engine fuel. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Can Ubuntu jump from community to commercial? Anyone who follows Linux closely knows that Ubuntu is the most popular community distribution. But, is that enough for Ubuntu to make a go of it as a commercial business distribution? It looks like we&apos;re going to get to find out. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

about your URL Providers all sorts of information like loading time, uptime, Cacheability, Readability etc. Its a Keeper... From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Battlestar Galactica Season 3 to be much darker In an interview with SciFi Wire, actor James Callis, who plays Gaius Baltar, says that the new season of Battlestar Galactica which is currently filming and set to start in October, will be much darker, remorseless and relentless. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

How To Make Your XP Machine Look Like Vista For FREE Vista Transformation Pack 4.0 was just released and it does a great job of giving your XP machine the Vista look. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Under Attack by the RIAA : Defending the XM Nation The music industry wants to stop your ability to choose when and where you can listen. Their lawyers have filed a meritless lawsuit to try and stop you from enjoying these radios. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Macbooks overheat, have bad thermal paste applied like in Macbook Pro Looks like Apple didn&apos;t learn anything from all the user&apos;s complaints about the Macbook Pros. The Macbooks STILL overheat due to bad thermal paste applied From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

MacBook Owners Protest on "End the Whine Day" Hundreds of MacBook owners are flooding Apple’s phone lines today with complaints of whining laptops and overheating (as noticed by Digg a few weeks ago). Since Apple has ignored these pandemic problems, owners are letting them know that “decent” isn’t good enough. See comments for more links and to keep up with the progress. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

New Sony Digital Projectors coming to a Movie Theater near you! These high resolution digital projectors might help theaters win back those who are content to stay home and watch their 1080p&apos;s. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Why are Diesel-powered vehicles being held back in North America? In Europe, 36% of all newly registered vehicles are diesel-powered. In North America, that figure is 2-3%. Diesel fuel is usually cheaper on gasoline,fuel mileage is 10-20 percent higher in many diesel cars, and the turbo can actually add both to the efficiency and power of the engine. So why isn&apos;t everyone using it? From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Create HDR images in Photoshop CS2 Here&apos;s an excellent little tutorial on how to create an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image in Photoshop CS2. This requires a camera that can allow you to control exposure (bracketing), and a tripod or solid surface to work off. HDR... it&apos;s the latest trend. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Researchers Make Vitamin E Offshoot A Potent Cancer Killer Researchers here have learned how a derivative of vitamin E causes the death of cancer cells. The researchers then used that knowledge to make the agent an even more potent cancer killer. The compound, called vitamin E succinate, or alpha tocopheryl succinate, is taken by some people as a nutritional supplement, mainly for its antioxidant... From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

How to Silkscreen Posters and Shirts Silkscreening is such a great happy medium — nestled comfortably half-way between hand-drawn and mass production, more colourful than photocopying and with an aesthetic all its own. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Pondering Apple's Next Desktop Mac We have some evidence that Apple is working on a media center. Some have suggested that this next Mac will have the Intel "Conroe" chip. This is a 64-bit, dual core chip with SSE4 and destined to be called the Core 2 Duo. No matter. It&apos;ll have the best 64-bit CPU that Apple can integrate before 2006 is over. From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

Stunning Images - Amazing Imagination Kuteev (aka Kuteev Designs) shows off some truly amazing images. Enough text, let&apos;s look into the mind of an artist, shall we? From on May 20, 2006 at 11:09 p.m..

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