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Password hashing using PHP and MySQL This article will explain what a hash is, why you want to use them instead of storing real passwords in your applications, and give you some examples of how to implement password hashing in PHP and MySQL. From on May 28, 2006 at 10:39 p.m..

International HIV/AIDS Alliance The Alliance aims to reduce the spread of HIV and meet the challenges of AIDS. It is committed to preventing HIV infection; improving access to treatment, care and support; and lessening the impact of AIDS. The Alliance is the European Union's largest HIV/AIDS-focused development organisation. Established in 1993, work focuses on mobilising and strengthening communities so that they can respond to HIV/AIDS themselves. From Recent Items on May 28, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

New Spider-Man 3 pictures the bad Parker first look at the black spidey suit and the new angry Peter Parker From digg on May 28, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

Amazing New Gadget! The Doggy-Bag! Hurray! My master’s putting on his coat, getting ready to take me outside! Wait, what’s this? What are you putting on me? Oh god, I can’t breathe. Why am I being lifted off the ground!? You bastard! I will eat your child. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

PS3 controller can have rumble, says the accessories manufacturer Sony said PS3 will have motion sensing and will remove the rumble because it interferes with sensors. But the manufacturer of gaming accessories says that having motion sensing and rumble is not hard which begs the question what is the real reason Sony took out the rumble? From digg on May 28, 2006 at 8:16 p.m..

World Youth International (WYI) World Youth International is an Australian nonprofit organisation, promoting practical sustainability in countries including Kenya and Nepal. Founded in 1988, it has an overseas service development project and ten week overseas action program for the 18-30 age group. Staff and volunteers maintain schools, children's homes and community care centres. From Recent Items on May 28, 2006 at 8:15 p.m..

X-Men 3 earns $107 mil in fourth-biggest opening weekend X-Men: The Last Stand takes in a startling amount in its first weekend, including $45.5 mil on Friday, the second-biggest opening day in history. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

Scientists find a way to extract oxygen from lunar soil "To extract oxygen from lunar soil, scientists used a lens-like structure to focus sunlight on to it, heating it to 2,500C. In Nasa's latest tests, a 12ft-wide dish was used to concentrate the sun's rays on to 100g of a substance similar to Moon soil. After a few hours, one fifth of the substance had turned into oxygen." From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

Using your WebCam like the Wii-mote This flash demo can almost perfectly recognize location and tilt in relation to the window, much like the Wii. Make sure you have your webcam ready and close enough to your screen to see the whole black area with the 3 dots. (Translated link in comments) From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

How Identities are stolen using SQL injections & how colleges are hacked. This site shows, with examples, how hackers are getting into college computer networks using SQL injections. While this may be 1-2-3 for web application programmers, it is quite revealing for those not involved with web application security on a daily basis. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

How to Make a Spider from 5 Crisp Dollar Bills (and Scare Waitresses!) Once in a while you're likely to have a bad reaction. (I once made one for a tip, and popped it up on the bar. When the girl turned around and saw it, for just that split second, it looked real. She let out a scream, and must have jumped three feet straight into the air. She was slightly arachniphobic. Oops.) From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

Marriage Is Bad For Scientists: They Stop Inventing. "The productivity of male scientists tends to drop right after marriage," says Kanazawa in an e-mail interview from his current office at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. "Scientists tend to 'desist' from scientific research upon marriage, just like criminals desist from crime upon marriage." From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

Setup a transparent proxy with Squid Main benefit of setting transparent proxy is you do not have to setup individual browsers to work with proxies. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

How Picasa for Linux came to be "For the curious, here are a few tidbits about how it came to be." From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

A Real-World Island Experiment Two entrepreneurs are seeking 5,000 people to join Tribewanted.com, a sort of tribal timeshare with a 3 year lease on a Fijian island. The goal: to build a sustainable eco-community and keep at bay developers with dreams of massive hotels. The early arrivals will be roughing it for the most part, but solar energy will provide internet access. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

Google Checkout: PayPal Killer? Google Checkout is in the making. Garret thinks it is a free shopping cart that lets website owners accept payment and track sales through Google Analytics. From on May 28, 2006 at 4:28 p.m..

Symantec Patches Security Hole in Record Time Only 48 hours after eEye Digital Security reported a “gaping hole” in Symantec’s enterprise products, Symantec has patched the flaw. From on May 28, 2006 at 4:28 p.m..

Oracle On Coding: What If bridges Were Built Like Code? "What if civil engineers built bridges the way developers write code? What would happen is that you would get the blue bridge of death appearing on your highway in the morning." From on May 28, 2006 at 4:28 p.m..

Hidden X-Men 3 Coda Video (Warning: Spoiler) To complement the recent IGN article, here is the aforementioned hidden clip at the end of the credits following X-Men 3. Warning, it is a spoiler and forgive the quality...good stuff. From on May 28, 2006 at 4:28 p.m..

Breaktrough Images of AIDS Virus That May Shape Vaccine Never before generated in such intricate detail, the super-sized images of the virus and its viral spikes have given researchers their first good look at the pathogen's complex molecular surface architecture that facilitates the infection process. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Interactive dining table "The conception is quite simple, animation shows and inspires people around to share the food on the rotary table..." From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

The REAL problem with female gamers - the wrong ones hit the spotlight! Article from Xbox.com highlighting the greatness of the PMS clan. They are touted as being the best of the best in female gaming. If you click through to their Xbox-life profiles you will see most of them have only accumulated a little over 100 gamer points or even less! Are gamer girls getting sponsored because of their looks? You be the judge. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

One-Third of U.S. Adults Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic 73 million Americans have diabetes or are on their way to getting it. Scary! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

First Solar-Powered Recording Studio Apparently it’s the first fully professional solar powered recording studio in the UK. It was built using recycled materials where this was possible, and the electronics right down to the air conditioning is adapted to managing with a low energy demand. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Is it Still Possible to Find Pirates Gold? There's still plenty of Pirate Gold to be found! Even if you don't find it, you'll at least have a good time poking around some of the most exotic, untouched places left on the planet. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Create your own font online - Download hundreds of fonts in the gallery! This awesome site uses Java to let you create your own font. Once you finish it you can upload it to the gallery so you can download it, as well as hundreds of others, other people have made! Check it out... From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Linux still trumps OSX "We recently ran a feature item which suggested, heretically, that Linux was faster than Apple's OS X for statistics." Chalk up another one for Linux! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

How iPod Took Over The World The Observer takes a look at why Apple's iPod has risen to become the most sought-after product in the company's history, and why people love it so much. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Websites as graphs: Visualizing the DOM Structure of Websites A fresh look a the tag structure of websites, in a visual way. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Peircing The Veil of Secrecy: Ten questions for Google "Google's unwillingness to disclose little more than the legally required basics of how it does what it does and where it's headed has left advertisers puzzled, partners confused, competitors nervous and investors frustrated. Precisely how did Google posted $6.1 billion in revenue last year" From digg on May 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Open source audio applications need to learn from listeners Ask anyone what they use their computer for, and "listening to music" will no doubt be high on the list. Regrettably, there aren't any Linux applications designed let us do that. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Indy Racers Power Engines With Ethanol This Sunday will mark the first Indianapolis 500 in which all the cars burn ethanol, the corn-based fuel additive that has been generating more buzz in the wake of the current spike in gasoline prices and the heightening search for American-grown renewable energy. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Microsoft to Buy Ebay? The New York Post created some buzz among those who didn't cut out of town early this (U.S.) holiday weekend by reporting Friday that Microsoft, for several weeks, has been discussing the possible acquisition of online auction site eBay. The talks reheat. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Backup your MySQL databases automatically with AutoMySQLBackup Automatically backup your MySQL databases with this simple but very effective script... From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Web 2.OH, YEAAHH!! T-Shirts We do not guarantee that all folks will look hot in our shirts, but we applaud the effort. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Just Give Me a Simple Phone! Wired says that all consumers really want is an easy to use, sturdy, reliable phone - not a camera-mp3player-internetbrowser-video-instantmessaging-phone. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Highly Detailed Earthquake Simulation Elaborate simulation of 7.7 quakes on the San Andreas fault may be expanded to calculate risks to neighborhoods or even specific blocks. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

How Secure is Your Portable Data? This improved 1G USB Flash drive uses a bio metric fingerprint reader and AES encryption to secure your data. It also includes a suite of open source portable applications including FireFox web browser, Thunderbird email client, OpenOffice Software Suite and ClamWin Antivirus. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

YShout: A Free PHP + AJAX Shoutbox. Now officially v2! YShout is a free and lightweight package that allows you to easily add a shoutbox to your website. It's standards compliant, customizable, and more. V2 adds tons of new features, check it out! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

How the PS3 got to be $600 Kutaragi's desire to stratify the console market with Cell technology in effect wed Sony to the unpalatable prospect of charging an unprecedented price. Coupled with Sony's desire to control that medium with their proprietary Blu-ray format, the final price was escalated by two very advanced (and very expensive) pieces of Sony technology. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

35% of Software in the World is Pirated 35% of the packaged software installed on personal computers (PC) worldwide in 2005 was illegal, amounting to $34 bln in global losses due to software piracy. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

Will Next Round Of iPods Offer Users More Than Solitaire And Parachute? Supposedly the iPods are going to get some real official gaming action. An Apple hiring manager is hiring a fleet of C/C++ coders with a ‘gaming background.’ The project in works is super secret and they wouldn’t disclose any information to potential employees until they were hired and signed their soul over to a non-disclosure agreement. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:20 a.m..

Open Source Chatting? You better believe it. Digg makes news by the people public, and now iMeep makes chat typed by the people public. A new service which randomly pairs you with another individual from around the world instantly to have a one-on-one chatting encounter. You are asked to 'SHARE' your chat for others to view and add to their favorites. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:20 a.m..

World's largest iPod "Visitors walking down Third St. have been gawking at this thing for the past couple of days. The 25 ft. iPod is attached to the side of the Unizan Bank building across from the state house. Not only does it look like an iPod, but it actually plays music!" From on May 28, 2006 at 8:14 a.m..

Charging Your iPod Without a PC Perhaps the best charger buy among established iPod accessory makers comes from Sonnet Technologies. Sonnet's charger, in white or black, comes with a cable and sells for $20. The iPod shuffle plugs into the charger directly, negating the need for a cable. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:14 a.m..

Windows Vista Beta 2 Features Reviewed The much-ballyhooed search feature is turned on for the first time, and it's just about everything that Microsoft promised. The universally disliked UAC has received significant work, and is finally usable. And overall, there's a better organization and "fit and finish" to this beta than previous Vista versions. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:14 a.m..

iProd and iPoke, my iPod is broke They are the hottest electrical gadgets in the market. But when an iPod goes wrong, Apple can go stone cold. Are they really meant to have just a one-year lifespan? An interesting article in today’s Guardian details on what you could try to do when that now legendary 13th month chip kicks into action. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:14 a.m..

10 Security Suite Reviews : Who's Got Your Back All-in-One Security Suites of antivirus, antispyware, and firewall software can provide convenient, solid protection against today's worst threats. Our tests of ten contenders show who's got your back. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:14 a.m..

Medical Marijuana for Fido Pet owners across Canada have a new a new way to treat the ailments of their beloved four-legged friend -- through cannabis treatment. Only in Canada eh; Pity. From on May 28, 2006 at 8:14 a.m..

Military Intel: The Inside Story The stories here are part of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. These new stories, which are personal accounts by veterans of all American wars, were posted by the LOC in honor of Memorial Day 2006. History intel, military, USA, veterans From Golden Swamp on May 28, 2006 at 8:13 a.m..

Online Workers paid 2¢ to draw Sheep Facing Left; 10,000 in All The Sheep market is a collection of 10,000 sheep created by workers on Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Each worker was paid $ .02 (US) to draw a sheep facing left.. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

A DNA Database For All U.S. Workers? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested a plan on Wednesday that would establish a DNA or fingerprint database to track and verify all legal U.S. workers. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Middle School Student Suspended for Sharing Caffeine Gum A middle school student was suspended for three days for sharing chewing gum because it contained caffeine, school officials said. The gum is "a stimulant that has no other redeeming quality," said Amy Palermo, schools superintendent. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Will Doug Bowman Make Google Beautiful? Good news folks… Doug Bowman, uber designer has joined Google which means, a likely end to the mishmash, drab and boring user interfaces from Google. Yeah! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

Video of Biodegradable Plastic Water Bottle Decomposing A company in Colorado has come up with a water bottle for their spring water that totally biodegrades in about 80 days. It's a type of plastic made from corn. You can watch the time-elapsed video on their site (just make sure your window is wide enough - the time-elapsed part is on the far right). From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

New! : My USA TODAY Tech (BETA) USA Today's new tech page in Beta, check it out tell us what you think. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

X-men 3 shot on virtual location. Faking location shots is nothing new, but the extent to which it's done for X:3 may be the next thing for studios trying to save some money. No actor was actually in San Francisco for the filming of this movie. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

The First Physical Sega Genesis Game CARTRIDGE in over a Decade Leave it to the homebrew community to develop a game for the Sega Genesis long after Sega left the whole hardware business...Unlike other homebrew games Beggar Prince is sold as a physical Genesis cartridge. For $46 shipped you can be talking to random townsfolk, casting walls of flame and meet the obligatory cute helper monster in Beggar Prince From digg on May 28, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

AllofMP3 Declared illegal Popular Russian online music download service AllofMP3.com has been declared illegal by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), and prosecutions are reported to be underway. The Moscow-based service, whose market share at 14% comes second only to iTunes in the UK, has been accused of not paying royalties to artists. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Getting My Records from the NSA This guy tried to get all of his phone records from the NSA through the Freedom of Information Act. The NSA actually sent him a detailed reply. This after the USA TODAY published their famous story about a database of telephone records maintained by the NSA on all Americans. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Video: How hot is the MacBook (nonpro)??? After leaving the MacBook on for 3 hours, I'll take an infrared gun and test 5 different spots on the MacBook. Results may be surprising. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Cool map of the Internet This site uses Google's "related sites" feature to show what site is connected to each other. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Miyamoto Confirms StarFox Wii Is In Production Miyamoto commented in latest Famitsu that he would love to let gamers to use the Wii controller to a high extent to control the airwing while playing the title From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

DIY Infrared Goggles for under $10 How to make near IR vision goggles for ~$10 with light filters and welders goggles. "The whole world looks blue-grey with deep red highlights. Many plants look frosty-whitish-pink with the goggles, but for normal human eyes they look green or greenish black. Sometimes you can see birds moving around deep inside the frosty white bushes and trees." From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

A Gun That Only Works In Owner’s Hand So, what if you’re being attacked, your hand is shaking and you grip the gun differently as a result? What if you’re wearing gloves? What if you’re hands are cut off and you have to shoot the gun at the advancing attacker with your feet? That happens ALL THE TIME in movies and games! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Wii Sports Face Will be in Other Games Too Miyamoto confirms players will be able to get their own faces on their Wii Sports characters, just as he did at E3. Face will appear in other games too. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

How to waste your memorial weekend! MMOFG (flash game) that will have you addicted in seconds! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

5 Ways to Not Get Sued When Using Bittorrent With the releases of the third X-Men and The Da Vinci Code, movie downloading will increase, along with the MPAA suing consumers. Here are 5 ways to not be caught up in their wild and crazy suits. From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Most Amazing Time Lapse Video Ever! 690 photos of a three hour on-foot journey around the Giza pyramids, time-compressed into short movie. If you've never seen the pyramids in person, here's your chance! From digg on May 28, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

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