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Knowledge Tree Goes Social The 2005-2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's e-journal, The Knowledge Tree, has released its ninth edition in social software. Users can access and leave comments on the blog, and subscribe to the e-journal's RSS feed. An RSS tutorial is provided to assist users. Text files will still be available for downloading and printing. From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Middleware Action Plan and Strategy Project (MAPS) MAPS is a project to develop a strategic roadmap for middleware activities that will support research and higher education in Australia. Middleware is a set of common software and services designed to connect people to a range of resources in distributed environments. The MAPS project is funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government's Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Whose Internet? Conference Papers Presentations from the 2006 conferenc, held in Helsinki. The conference had two main themes: the offensive and harmful content of Internet, and the problems of libraries of small languages and cultures in helping citizens to use Internet. The main question was indeed written in the conference name: on whose provisions the Internet content is produced? Papers include: Media Awareness Network of Canada; Limitless Internet: How to live with it; Juridical perspectives on filtering, censorship and free access to information - the Scarcity of Law; Juridical perspectives on filtering, censorship and From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

UN launches 2nd Decade for Indigenous Peoples This Programme of Action 2006-2015,launched by the Secretary-General, offers recommendations on the environment, development, education, health and human rights of indigenous peoples. It affirms UN member states' commitment to preserve and maintain the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous communities. They recognise that the sustainable development of indigenous peoples is crucial in the fight against hunger and poverty, and pledged to keep advancing the human rights of indigenous peoples, and to present for adoption a United Nations declaration on indigenous peoples' r From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..

Yahoo, eBay Team Up To Battle Google Yahoo gets ad placements on eBay, while eBay auctions will appear on Yahoo, and PayPal becomes payment backend for Yahoo online payments. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Scientists to Test a Fourth Dimension of Space Scientists at Duke and Rutgers universities have developed a mathematical framework they say will enable astronomers to test a new five-dimensional theory of gravity that competes with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Big Net Neutrality vote in Congress *TODAY* 5-25 - Call Congress Now The House Judiciary Committee is going to "mark up" Representatives Sensenbrenner and Conyers' good Net Neutrality bill this morning. Urge them to support the Sensenbrenner-Conyers "Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006" (HR 5417) in the Judiciary Committee today, and to support it without amendment. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Windows Live Local Beta Nothing To Get Excited About Microsoft rolls out a beta mapping tool to great fanfare. But is it really all sizzle and no steak? From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Enron - Skilling and Lay found GUILTY Just announced - both are found guilty. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

The Internet Swarm, you have to view to understand Swarm shows you what websites people are visiting, right now. Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

.htaccess Generator This is a great page for any website owner/creator. It asks a few questions, and then will generate a nice clean .htaccess file for you. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Telcos Secretly Funding Fake "Grassroots" Anti-Net Neutrality Websites TSE Enterprises, a PR firm working for big telecom, has started creating fake "grassroots" websites like handsoff.org and dontregulate.org advocating against Net Neutrality legislation. The websites claim to be created by a "nationwide coalition of Internet users", none of which are named. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Black Frog Leaps Into Fight Against Spam First there was Blue Frog, a community antispam effort that stopped operating last week after Blue Security, the company that started the project, came under a withering denial-of-service attack. Out of the ashes comes Black Frog. From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Track Your Stolen USB Pen ever lost your USB in college or a university, track down the Theif with this easy teqnique.... read more From on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..

Intel's Magic Marketing Can a sticker and a few extra features fatten the desktop business? Paul Otellini sure hopes so.Intel’s gone brand-crazy in the last year. Its marketing department has designed a new company logo and rewritten its slogan from “Intel Inside” to “Leap Ahead.” Millions of dollars have been put behind new product brands. From on May 25, 2006 at 1:40 p.m..

MacBook vent blocked This is either the most self-explanatory observation or something no-one ever thought of... From on May 25, 2006 at 1:40 p.m..

ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version 8.25.18 ATI's releases it's latest linux drivers. Is it finally going to be competitive with Nvidia? How bout XGL support for X1000 series cards? From on May 25, 2006 at 1:16 p.m..

World War I: In Living Color Amazing color photo's from WWI era. Kinda creepy getting a real feeling for the time period when it's not black and white. The French army was the primary source of color photos during the course of World War One. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

The Cozy MP3 Pillow For those of you who like to fall asleep to music and you have ten bucks burning a hole in your pocket then here is a product for you. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

"Lawless" Internet proving costly for gamblers The Internet is a "lawless land", easily accessed 24 hours a day without stepping out of the house, and for gamblers that can be a costly and irresistible temptation. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..

Informatica: How about 50 GB/minute data transfer? Sohaib Abbasi, the CEO of Informatica, tells CNET News.com's Charlie Cooper that his company has a way to help IT managers finally lick the problems surrounding data integration. But will corporate America take their word on the sundry security and platform stability issues that go with the turf? From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Scientists get closer look at AIDS virus Scientists in the United States have taken a close up, three-dimensional look at spike proteins on the surface of the AIDS virus which could speed up the search for a vaccine. From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Amateur astronomers prove their mettle An international team of professional and amateur astronomers, employing a budget telescope atop a Hawaiian volcano have discovered their first extra-solar planet. This discovery demonstrates how effective amateurs can be in contributing to serious research. However, amateurs without $60,000 or a volcano need not apply. From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Yahoo's Edge "Yahoo! is not only a close No. 2 in paid search, but it's also the undisputed leader in non-search Internet ads, such as banners on Web pages and videos. And those brand-oriented ads are fast gaining ground as more big advertisers take to the Internet." From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Dvorak: iPod+Nike = 'Nutty' John C. Dvorak gives his opinions on Apple's new partnership with Nike, using phrases such as "The irony here is that Jobs has become that sugar water salesman but hasn't noticed it yet" From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Flying Aston Martin video lands online Autoblog has finally found video of the 009 Aston Martin ALMS racecar that "flew" 142 feet off the track at Mid-Ohio Raceway last weekend. The racecar traveled in the air 22 feet farther than the Wright brothers' first powered flight on December 17th, 1903. From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Wii will cost less than $220 The player won't cost more than 25,000 yen, said Yoshihiro Mori, Nintendo's senior managing director, at a news conference in Osaka. The company expects to ship 6 million Wii consoles this fiscal year, and about 17 million software games for the device. From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Amazon Debuts AJAX Book Reader New Interface and technology debuts for getting excerpts from Books From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Wii Mote May include microphone, VoIP Support Nintendo has hinted that there are still Wii functions that have yet to be revealed. One of the latest rumors suggests that one of these functions is built-in microphone support. Throwing in VoIP support would be another incentive for the non gamers out there. From on May 25, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

What was Vonage founder Jeffrey A. Citron Thinking? It would have been an ideal candidate to merge with a cable company or ISP. But the Internet phone provider is going it alone. Here's why (and why it's not such a good idea). From on May 25, 2006 at 9:04 a.m..

Certification Evolution: Job-Role Certifications for Your Future What is the future of IT certifications? Which, if any, are really worth it? From on May 25, 2006 at 9:04 a.m..

Fastest Internet Ever Coming Your Way An Internet that leaves the current Internet in the dust is within reach. Some lucky individuals have already seen the possibilities thanks to the next-gen Net's major research network, a consortium of more than 300 universities, research labs, government agencies, and corporations called Internet2. From on May 25, 2006 at 9:04 a.m..

Underwater Volcano Erupts (video) New videos show the first ever observations of deep submarine volcanic eruptions. Most of the Earth's volcanic activity happens underwater, anywhere from the surface all the way down to depths greater than 2.5 miles. However, this underwater activity has rarely been seen directly. From on May 25, 2006 at 9:04 a.m..

Apple Trademarks 'Mac Pro' Apple previously trademarked the term "Mac Pro" in New Zealand in late 2005. On May 17th 2006, the same name was trademarked through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office From on May 25, 2006 at 9:04 a.m..

Genetic Tug of War Determines Your Sex Whether or not a fertilized mammalian egg ultimately develops into a male or female is determined by the winner of a tug of war between two different genes encoding signaling proteins and the divergent pathways they control, according to a new study. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

KDE founder Trolltech files for IPO Trolltech, the company whose founders created KDE, the most popular graphical Linux application environment, has filed an application with the Oslow Stock Exchange for an initial public offering (IPO). From digg on May 25, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Inexpensive Detector Sees the Invisible, In Color An inexpensive detector developed by a NASA-led team can now see invisible infrared light in a range of "colors," or wavelengths. The detector, called a Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP) array, was the world's largest (one million-pixel) infrared array when the project was announced in March 2003. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Microsoft shows off JPEG rival - WMP If it is up to Microsoft, the omnipresent JPEG image format will be replaced by Windows Media Photo. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

MPAA accused of hiring a hacker to steal information The Motion Picture Association of America hired a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Invention IDs Computer Users By Typing Patterns Thirteen years ago Dr. Marcus Brown, associate professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, and one of his now former graduate students were awarded a patent for their novel invention which identifies a person by how they type their name. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Amazing image of bee with honey (and others) Here's a detailed image of a bee sinking into a droplet of honey and other high res images of spiders and things. Enjoy. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

New Linux Debugger Runs Programs in Reverse Bidirectional debuggers are much more powerful than their traditional counterparts, which only allow programmers to step their programs forwards in time. This is particularly true for bugs whose root cause occurs long before the ill effects manifest themselves, and for bugs that occur only intermittently. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Google: Resistance is Futile The dominance of the collective: the whole point of Gates' Personal Computing 1.0 was to free users from having to rely on big systems, which monitored your usage and limited what you could do. Google's vision, however, has always been about the benefits of collective computing. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Itunes Lets People Re-Download all Your Music Once! tunes Music Store Says "In the event that a customers entire music library is lost, the iTunes Music Store does re-grant the purchases history. Please keep in mind that Apple does not offer protection against the loss of purchases, so this is a one-time exception." From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

Finding Computer Files Hidden in Plain Sight Keeping computer files private requires a simple encryption program. For criminals or terrorists wanting to conceal their activities, however, attaching an encrypted file to an e-mail message is sure to raise suspicion. But what if files could be hidden within the complex digital code of a photographic image? From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

How to make your own "SmackBook" The video that just showed up today displayed a modified Desktop Manager with AMSTracker to use the sudden motion sensor to toggle desktop switching. Here's the code used, and how to modify it yourself. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

World Fire Maps Now Available Online in Near-Real Time For a decade now, ESA satellites have been continuously surveying fires burning across the Earth's surface. Worldwide fire maps based on this data are now available to users online in near real time through ESA's ATSR World Fire Atlas. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Adobe Releases New Info On CS3 Due Out Spring 07 Adobe released new info for CS3 due out in spring of 07. This is unusual because Adobe is very secretive about new products. And what they give us looks good. Can't wait till this comes out. See Comments for more links. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Kari Byron of Mythbusters TV Show does Photoshoot These pictures from FHM show that Kari is a hottie whether she's blowing up stuff on the show or not. Enjoy! From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Adium Getting Voice and Video Chat! Thanks to Google's summer of code, a student will be helping to integrate Jingle into Adium, meaning that soon Audio and Video chats through Jabber will be here... finally! From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Nintendo Push-Pin Art This guy got bored at work and made Mario and Samus (form Metroid) out of push-pins. It is pretty spiffy. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Europe: No patents for software The Commission said last week that computer programs will be excluded from patentability in the upcoming Community Patent legislation and that the European Patent Office will be bound by this law. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Mozilla CEO: Why we're still shunned by corporate IT "Enterprises have intranets that only work with (Microsoft's) IE," Baker (Mozilla CEO) said. "We can't fix their intranet From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Study shows RNA more important than thought. The evidence is compelling that RNA can pass along genetic traits even when the gene responsible for those traits is not inherited. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

ATR and Honda Successfully Develop New Brain-Machine Interface Japanese automaker Honda has developed technology that uses brain signals to control a robot's moves, hoping to someday link a person's thoughts with machines in everyday life. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Men Also Have a Biological Clock A man's fertility appears to decline after the age of 40, in much the same way that a woman's ability to conceive fades after 35, say French researchers. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Corroboree The word Corroboree is an aboriginal word for a gathering or meeting. It is also a place for kids and adults to learn about frogs, wetlands and each other, in their backyards and across the seas. Teachers can request information about how to register their class to join the Corroboree. A tiny yellow and black endangered frog called the Southern Corroboree Frog lives in Australia. It is a symbol of our web site about wetlands studies, signifying the need for young people and adults to work together to understand and protect the habitats of all species. In Oregon, U.S.A. and Victoria, Australia, From EdNA Online on May 25, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Google users promised artificial intelligence A search engine that knows exactly what you are looking for, that can understand the question you are asking even better than you do, and find exactly the right information for you, instantly - that was the future predicted by Google yesterday. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Gone Gold Valve has announced that Half-Life 2: Episode 1, the first in a trilogy of episodes that will conclude by Christmas of 2007, has gone gold and will ship on June 1. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Thermal Paste Claim on MacBook Pros FALSE The thermal paste application, doesn't make a signficant difference. The real issue seems to be that the system firmware designers have optimized for a quiet machine at the expense of the temperature. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

How to Make Your Own Ballistic Gel Ballistics labs within the FBI and law enforcement often use ballistics gel to test wound penetration. We lacked the time or the facilities to prepare the gel to FBI standards, but we managed to whip up a reasonable homemade version in our kitchen From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Does HD Matter Yet? Only 25 percent to 50 percent of homes with HD-compatible sets [are] subscribing to a high def package, programming remains limited, and half of all HDTV owners do not use the HD capabilities of their tvs, and nearly a quarter thought they were watching HD video when they actually hadn't set it up correctly. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

101 of the Top Free Software Utilities to use Here is a list of the 101 top free utilities to use sorted by category-u can also sort them alphabetically if u wish-obviously 7-Zip is the best archive app From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

A stapler that will NEVER run out of staples!!! (with VIDEO) I hate digging in my desk for staples when I run out. This little beauty from Japan would really fix that problem. The way it works is just amazing. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Halogen lights confuse Wii remote Thinking of playing Super Mario Galaxy with the lights on? Think again. From digg on May 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

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