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Dell's version of the iMac It seems Dells version of the iMac is heavier, chubbier, and 2x the price From digg on May 31, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Video: Company finds a way to run Cars on Water!! HH2 to be precise This is quite interesting using what they call HH2 gas, this company is working on using water to power cars or weld things. Currently they have a test vehicle which runs as a hybrid with water and fuel but they say they can run exclusively on water alone… From digg on May 31, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

MPAA Gleefully Issues Press Release Detailing the "Sinking of Pirate Bay" [PDF] The MPAA celebrates: "Huge Worldwide Supplier of Illegal Movies Told No Safe Harbors for Facilitators of Piracy!" From digg on May 31, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Rubber highway to beat congestion A congestion-beating project that could lead to some of the UK's 9,000 miles (14,500km) of disused railway being paved with rubber, has been launched. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..

Robots Stand in for Bedridden Students In America a national program called Providing Education By Bringing Learning Environments to Students (PEBBLES) uses robots to give students who are confined to hospitals a physical presence in their schools. From EdNA Online on May 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Strategic Indigenous Cultural Awareness AGLIN (Australian Government Libraries Information Network) is organising a 2 day Strategic Indigenous Cultural Awareness workshop in Canberra. Day one of the course, "To Understand the Present - We must understand the Past" presented by Grant Sarra, focuses on Aboriginal culture and history since contact with Europeans. Day Two of the course: "Torres Strait Islander cross cultural awareness program" is presented by Rasme Prior of Rasme Prior Consultancy. From EdNA Online on May 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

African Students Outnumber Others in Seeking Higher Education Abroad – UNESCO Students from sub-Saharan Africans seeking higher education are the most mobile in the world, with one out of 16 studying abroad, according to a new study carried out by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). By contrast, only one out of every 250 North American students goes overseas for higher studies, which the UNESCO Institute for Statistics considers as the 'least mobile group.' Published in the Institute’s Global Education Digest 2006, the report presents the latest education statistics from primary to tertiary levels in more than 200 c From EdNA Online on May 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

10hr Laptop Battery Life is Almost Here - Fuel cells to launch next year Positive statements from laptop manufacturers like NEC, IBM, and Toshiba routinely suggest that fuel cell tech will be available within 12 months, but such predictions have generally been (to put it politely) optimistic. The dream of a ten hour laptop has been a dream deferred. Until Now... From digg on May 31, 2006 at 9:31 p.m..

SixApart To Launch Comet, Renamed Vox, on June 1 Apparently "Vox" is a new blogging/social network, by SixApart (the people behind MovableType, Typepad, LJ, etc). From digg on May 31, 2006 at 9:04 p.m..

New spyware program blackmails computer users A new spyware program that lures computer users by claiming to give free access to pornographic Web content ends up by "blackmailing" them into purchasing a program to clean the infection, a security firm said. Panda Software said the program called DigiKeyGen generates passwords that supposedly enable users to access to pornographic websites. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 9:04 p.m..

Global Education Digest 2006 - Comparing Education Statistics Across the World The report presents the latest education statistics from primary to tertiary levels in more than 200 countries. It also tracks the flows of foreign or mobile students. Mobile students are defined as those who study in foreign countries where they are not permanent residents. From EdNA Online on May 31, 2006 at 9:03 p.m..

Find DS Lites with frappr Map It's been reported by a number of sites that the DS Lite can now be had pre-street date at some big box stores. Here is a frappr map tracking where they can and cannot be found From on May 31, 2006 at 8:37 p.m..

Windows Vista - Deleting a shortcut is just a few clicks away.... This is pretty funny. I hope that they fix this. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:37 p.m..

Scientists Say Arctic Once Was Tropical Scientists have found what might have been the ideal ancient vacation hotspot with a 74-degree Fahrenheit average temperature, alligator ancestors and palm trees. It's smack in the middle of the Arctic. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:37 p.m..

Yacapaca May redux A quick roundup of Yacapaca events in May:

  • The freebie for June is a suite of World Cup quizzes, of course!
  • To celebrate, I have changed the default avatar to George, the footballer (so called because George Best, the footballing hero of my generation of schoolboys, died on the day we launched that particular avatar. Doesn't look a bit like him).
  • We're now up to 4,000 registered teachers (as well as the previously announced 100,000 students).
  • The ePortfolio beta test is goin From Chalkface: Blog on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 p.m..

    Prehistoric Ecosystem Found Untouched! The cave was completely sealed off from the world, including from water and nutrients seeping through rock crevices above. Scientists who discovered the cave believe it has been intact for millions of years. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

    Sony: We Didn't Steal Nintendo's Idea Sony: "When Nintendo launched its N64 in 1996 it also had 3D graphics, did we say, 'Nintendo stole our idea!'? Obviously not. Such innovations become possible because of a combination of technology, cost and manufacture capacities." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

    World Cup Tickets Get RFID Security More than 3.5 million tickets for the 64 matches will be sold with an embedded RFID chip containing identification information that will be checked against a database as fans pass through entrance gates at all 12 stadiums. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

    Levels of HTML knowledge 6 levels of HTML knowledge among people, spanning from next to nothing to those who write the actual HTML specifications. Quite a funny read and not to be taken to seriously. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

    CIA director Hayden plans massive expansion of spying on Americans Now that he is officially sworn in as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael Hayden plans to build a vast domestic spying network that will pry into the lives of most Americans around the clock. President George W. Bush told Hayden to "take whatever steps necessary" to monitor Americans 24/7. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Nintendo Wii to Launch on November 6th in USA Exclusive Cubed3 Story: Rumours are gathering at pace as to when the Nintendo Wii will launch. We have been given some exclusive details that seemingly confirm when the Wii will launch in the USA and the rest of the world. More inside... From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    isohunt under litigation by MPAA + CBC Interview Quoted "I'm glad CBC gave me the opportunity to voice our stance, what we do and why the MPAA is after us. Media distributions are converging and decentralizing at the same time on the internet, and it's an issue the general public should be aware of, many of which doesn't know what P2P or BitTorrent is yet." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    A Beginner's Guide to Everything that Goes on Inside a PC Before building a PC properly, it's important to understand the what goes into creating a working personal computer. It's also important to understand the roles that components play, and how various factors in one component can impose requirements and trade-offs on selection of other components. Here's the perfect guide. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    More on the Warner Bros / BitTorrent Deal The BitTorrent agreement with the MPAA and Warners says: "BitTorrent has undertaken to help prevent content piracy". Meaning what? How far are they supposed to take it? Will their client act as a spy and report to Warners and the MPAA on your content? From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Terrorism used as new excuse for ISP snooping proposal Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has said that requiring Internet service providers to save records of their customers' online activities is necessary in the fight against terrorism From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    AMD-ATI Merger Looks Likely Advanced Micro Devices may be looking to buy graphics company ATI Technologies, a move that would benefit the overall graphics industry. "The synergies of this seem consistent with the recent announcements by AMD to significantly increase capacity over the next few-years." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Phone Number Geolocator This is a cool little web tool that uses the Google Maps API to plot the location of phone exchanges on a map. Could be useful for finding the general location of an unknown phone number. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    AOL subscriber has mail & $1,595.69 bill! A broadband subscriber is convinced by an AOL rep to remain with AOL for the low price of $4.95 a month. What he wasn't told was that the $4.95 plan only covered the first three hours of service! From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    McAfee Reveals 'OneCare' Competitor, Falcon McAfee announced today an all-in-one security subscription service codenamed Falcon. Falcon will contain all major security suite components as well as PC backup and tune-up tools. It's essentially a competitor to Microsoft's Windows OneCare, expected soon, and Symantec's Genesis (also a codename), due out this fall. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Entire community wiped out in 10 months (with before and after pics) Human rights group Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday released the first-ever satellite images of the effect of the Zimbabwean government's controversial Operation Murambatsvina, which left 700 000 people homeless last year, according to a United Nations report. (Via: http://www.mg.co.za/) From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Netvibes announce the digg module ! Netvibes introduces a digg module. Go try it ! From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    How to Protect Yourself Online From Big Brother Stop the government from spying on your internet connection by using open source software and strong encryption. Everyone encrypt their internet connections and stop the NSA in their tracks! From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Very Cool Javascript : Easily Add Sidenotes To Your Blog Just by adding this javascript to your blog or website, you can easily add color coded sidenotes to your blog entries. The script does everything. All you need to do is add a single tag to your text. You can also completely style the color, borders and positioning of the sidenotes with CSS. Very cool and simple to use. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Why water freezes faster after heating A common chemical process may explain a bizarre property of water that has been a mystery since the time of Aristotle ¨C how hot water can freeze more quickly than cold. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    Google: No Plans for Our Own Web Browser! During a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Schmidt dismissed speculation that the company aimed to tie together its Web search and other services to compete with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the world's dominant Web browser. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..

    SC: 31/05 Virus attack led to files being held to ransom There's a dramatic story in the press today which refers to a virus which, when downloaded, locked a user's personal files with a 30 character password, and invites the victim to pay ransom money to a Russian pharmaceuticals website in order to get the password to unlock them again. This 'ransomware' attack is not unprecedented, but it is currently fairly rare ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on May 31, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..

    Debian Tip: Setting defualt editor As a reminder to myself. When setting up a new system using Debian as the linux distribution, one of the first commands that you should run is "update-alternatives --set editor /usr/bin/vim". This will make the defualt editor vim (vi) insead of pico or whatever crappy editor is set as default. From Undesignated Blog on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    50 mph Quadski converts from Jetski to ATV in five seconds Quadski, it’s both a quadbike and a jet ski and converts from one guise to the other at the touch of a button in under five seconds, using the 140 bhp motor to reach 50 mph (72km/h) on both land and water. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Simple sounds make for sound investments For those of you struggling to pick a winner in the complex world of stocks and shares, help is at hand. A psychology study has found that, at least in the short-term, stocks with names that are easier to pronounce consistently outperform those with more confusing monikers. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    ThePirateBay.org Raided - Servers Seized ThePirageBay.org, a longtime fixture of the BitTorrent community, is currently under investigation. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Fox News Starts Covering Video Games Fox News has launched a Video Gaming section to its web site. Hey, just what gamers have long been waiting for: the same sort of fair and balanced reporting at which Fox News excels applied to video games! Oh my god, my eyes are burning just looking at this website. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Mini Player - Everything the iPod Video Should Be Mini Player PMP is everything the iPod Video should be: FM tuner, MP3 and OGG playback, and Xvid video. With 20 HOURS of battery life and a hot little screen. Should add more HD capacity though... From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    A Nano-Refrigerator Just the thing to keep your nano beers cold: an idea for the smallest refrigerator in the world. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Sony's PS3 Gamble: Should Blu-Ray Have Been Optional? Sony wedded ('til death do they part) the PlayStation 3 to Blu-ray in 2004, long before it was certain when Blu-ray would hit the scene. This editorial ponders the question: should it be there? From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    SlingBox Demoed on the Motorola Q (w/ video) Check out this awesome clip of a Motorola Q user demo’ing SlingBox Mobile — browsing live TV, accessing TiVo, and more. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Nintendo DS Lite US Street Date Broken: Now Available Reports from several site say Nintendo DS Lite units are available at some Walmart, Target and other stores and shown by these posts. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    The Broken Laptop I Sold on Ebay "After selling a broken laptop on Ebay..the buyer was pleasantly surprised to find Amir didn’t wipe the hard drive. The purchaser then created a blog and posted several unflattering photos and details of Amir’s life..." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Mt St Helens shooting steam and Ash 16,000ft The ever growing and shifting Helens is at it again, Im driving down in a couple hours with a highpower lense in hopes of a second round. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Water Over A Bridge Bridge built to route a river over another river. Excellent piece of engineering. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    FPS + RTS + GPL = crazy multiplayer fun Ok, it's got a funky title ("Tremulous"), but this open-source game based on the Quake 3 engine does things differently enough to stand out. Build unit spawnpoints and upgrade your weapons while you take care of the dirty work too! From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Microsoft execs slam Sony Blu-Ray strategy The war of words between bitter rivals Microsoft and Sony has intensified, with top Xbox Europe execs launching an astonishing attack on the Japanese firm's decision to include its next-generation DVD technology in PlayStation 3 as standard. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Nearly 50 Million Americans Create Web Content Forty-eight million American adults have contributed some form of user-generated content on the Internet. That's 35 percent of Internet users. Of those adults who have posted content on the Web, 73 percent, or 31 million, have a broadband connection at home. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge!.The charger circuitry and 2 AA batteries fit into an Altoids gum tin, and will run your iPod for hours: 2.5x more than you'd get from a 9V USB charger!. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Demo of the Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Since E3, we've been promised an update to the Xbox 360 dashboard that will fix many annoying traits such as the mess of demos and trailers and not being able to download stuff in the background. In this video, Major Nelson shows off the new interface. Not radically different, but good to see that the Xbox team are listening to feedback. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Stalkerati.com: A site to "keep track" of your friends! This site is hilarious! You type in the name of a friend and it will run searches on MySpace, Friendster, Facebook and more. Create profiles on your friends and save them to your "buddy list", then you can just click their name and see all their profiles later on! The buddy list also shows you who's online by checking their IM statuses. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Outward Bound for Robots A computer navigation system based on a part of the brain called the hippocampus has been tested on an autonomous robotic car. By enabling the robot to take what its creators call "cognitive fingerprints" of its surroundings, the software allows the vehicle to explore and remember places in much the same way mammals do. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    The Pirate Bay Raided: Exclusive Interview Rickard Falkvinge, head of the Swedish Pirate Party talks with WiredFire about today's raid and what really happened. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Ever wonder what ASIMO robot sees? (reminds me of terminator) Based on visual information, ASIMO can interpret the positioning and movement of a hand, recognizing postures and gestures. Thus ASIMO can react not only to voice commands, but also to the natural movements of human beings. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Microsoft Officially launches OneCare Security for Windows Windows Live OneCare, which will protect up to three computers for $49.95 per year, marks the latest step in Microsoft's effort over the years to make its operating system less vulnerable to crippling Internet attacks. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

    Librarian's Dream? Silent Laptops With NAND Hard Drives Samsung have unveiled the world's first notebooks equipped with 32 GB NAND hard disks. These flash drives operate in complete silence, and offer other benefits including quicker booting and increased durability. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 31, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..

    Don't Try This at Home Garage chemistry used to be a rite of passage for geeky kids. But in their search for terrorist cells and meth labs, authorities are making a federal case out of DIY science. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    7 Reasons Why Questionable Facts Go Unchallenged Creative wording, mistruths, massaged facts and optimistic estimates fuel the engine of corporate communications. The big question is, why do these questionable facts so often slip past the enthusiast press? From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Narrative JavaScript "Narrative JavaScript is a small extension to the JavaScript language that enables blocking capabilities for asynchronous operations. This makes writing asynchronous code sequences easier and increases code readability." From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Making the IPod More Sensitive Apple Computer and Nike's new iPod-sneaker combination for monitoring exercise could be just the first of several activity-aware applications for the iPod -- and maybe even a new gesture interface that uses movement to select songs or adjust the volume. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Here's A Twist: Workers In India Fear Outsourcing What-comes-around-goes-around: According to India's Economic Times, Indian workers employed by the country's reserve bank this week held demonstrations to protest possible plans by the bank to outsource some routine jobs to the private sector. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Vista revs up peer-to-peer engine Microsoft's new operating system, which won't arrive for consumers until early next year, has a new collaboration feature that allows laptops to share information with other nearby machines. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    The "Miracle of the Mesopotamian Marshes" Reflooding Restores Wildlife to Iraqi Marshes From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Can Microsoft's Bitlocker Save Us from Ourselves? The software giant, in an effort to help stem data losses and thefts that put PC users at risk, will offer a hard drive encryption tool with its Windows Vista operating system. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Impressive Collection of Before and After Photo Retouching Examples This collection of photo retouching samples shows what's possible when cleaning up a photo to meet a client's needs. Includes everything from basic color correction to changing the outfit of a little girl and extending the world behind her. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    How-To: Wall Mounting an LCD or Plasma "Over the weekend I helped a friend wall mount a Panasonic LCD and thought to myself, hey why not take a few pictures and post an illustrated how-to guide on this. I think it turned out quite nicely here are some before and after shots." From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    China preparing information warfare army The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is developing information warfare reserve and militia units. Also, China is developing the ability to launch pre-emptive attacks against enemy computer networks in a crisis, according to the document, “Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2006.” From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Gamespot Gets Gut-punched For PS3 Price Promise "And when I turn out to be wrong and you're dropping five Ben Franklins on a PS3, feel free to punch me in the stomach. Please. I'll welcome it." From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    How To Stay in Touch While Traveling Abroad Helpful article on figuring out the coverage of your cellphone all over the world. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Sun teams with Ubuntu on datacenter servers On May 30, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Canonical Ltd. announced that the upcoming release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), aka Dapper Drake, will be supporting the UltraSPARC T1 processor on Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Banning Laptops in Class: It's Academic, Silly Academics finding hope in blocking technology had better think again, it's a battle that can't win, and it's not the battle they should be fighting. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Get 10 Copies of New Ubuntu Linux on CD Shipped Free The New Ubuntu Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake) will be released in early June. You can get up to 10 copies shipped to you absolutely free including 64 bit and Mac versions. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    BarterBee Scam Diggnation sponsor BarterBee is a scam. BarterBee is a site that allows members to trade DVDs and other media using a points system. This article explores how BarterBee works to swindle victims from their money. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Google's Anti-Phishing Tech to be part of FireFox 2 You won't need a Google toolbar once FireFox 2 comes out as it bakes in Google's Safe Browsing tech From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Supreme Court won't consider Yahoo case "A French judge had ordered yahoo to take Nazi paraphernalia off its site, yahoo.com. The judge proposed a fine of about $15 million for running an auction site in which French users could buy and sell the memorabilia banned in France." From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Transformers Movie Update The movie has the largest military cooperation of any movie since Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down. Expect a Trailer on the Fourth of July. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Type a function - get a graph. An online user-friendly graphic calculator. Of course, you have to know what the functions are and how to use them if you want it to work. Charting 1+1 isn't that much fun. From on May 31, 2006 at 8:36 a.m..

    Australia and European Union Strengthen Education Links Four new projects have been funded under the EU-Australia Education Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational and Technical Education fourth round of projects. The projects range from studies in international relations and security to developing environmental sustainability programmes. Twelve Australian universities and fourteen European universities will participate in the Programme, enabling more than 160 Australian undergraduates the opportunity to study in Europe for a semester. Details of the projects are on the Department of Education Science and Training website. 31 May 2006 From Recent Items on May 31, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

    New York City in 2016 (with pictures) NYC's population will grow by one million people in the next decade. This in-depth article shows the ways the city will transform. "Green" buildings, neighborhoods redefined, and some fantastic new architecture. "A new city, built on top of the city we know. In ten years, New York City will be transformed in ways we can only guess at." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

    100 Photos That Changed the World You're probably seen most of these, some you probably haven't. Only a few pictures have had an impact that effected the entire world. These pictures are them. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

    [H] Consumer Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Preview [H] Consumer takes a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T60 core duo laptop. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

    How-To: Build your own network firewall "Network appliances don't always offer all the firewalling features a user needs -- you know, the advanced port blocking and security proedures we'd like to keep our little home network fiefdoms secure. In today's How-To we'll show you how to build a firewall out of an old PC with a live Linux CD and some spare ethernet cards." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

    RIAA Ruling: 'A Dark Moment For Our Country' That's New York lawyer Ray Beckerman's view on a decision by judge Richard Owen where two John Does, one from the Southwest the other from New York, teamed up in Manhattan to fight back against the Big Four Organized Music cartel's RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). From digg on May 31, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

    Higher Education Reform Implementation - Newsletter 22 The Backing Australia's Future newsletter aims to keep the higher education sector informed of progress on the reforms. It is being published on a semi-regular basis throughout the implementation period. Inside this issue: 2006 Budget Measures for Higher Education, Update on the Research Quality Framework, National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes, The Learning and Teaching Performance Fund, Workplace Productivity Programme, Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements, Enhancements to Credit Transfer Data, The Voluntary Student Unionism Transition Fund, Revision of From EdNA Online on May 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

    An easy how to - Make your own DVD on Linux with Tovid Sure, you’ve been able to do this by fiddling around with arcane stuff for ages. But now it’s EASY. Tovid is the tool to use. There is a GUI, the command line options are so straightforward, though, that it is worth getting familiar with them. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Test Smarter, Not Harder 15 page article diving deep on the statistics of automated functional testing. Includes random sampling, pairwise and n-wise testing. Also proposes applying whitebox techniques to blackbox automation. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Arctic "Noah's Ark" vault to protect world's seeds A frozen "Noah's Ark" to safeguard the world's crop seeds from cataclysms will be built on a remote Arctic island off Norway, the Norwegian government said on Tuesday. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    The new iRiver Clix 2GB PMP - Nothin' But Screen The newest iRiver Clix media player does away with pesky nav buttons. The screen itself is a four-way rocker -- you press down on an edge to navigate. Read the review from Wired's Gadget Lab. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Stay Awake and Alert for DAYS on End Eye-opening stimulant Provigil is today's wake-up drug of choice, but the experimental compound CX717 may help the bleary stay awake, and productive, for days -- yes, DAYS -- on end. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    First official trailer for Snakes On A Plane (Featuring Samuel L. Jackson!) The trailer for the greatest movie ever (I hear Orson Welles didn't even try to cast Mace Windu) that is being shown before X-Men 3 From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Microsoft Unveils Mac Keyboard, Mouse Includes "Wireless Laser Desktop" for Mac’s Comfort Curve Keyboard, and a high-definition laser mouse. From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Making procrastination work - a great life mod! A Stanford Philosophy professor has developed a method for turning procrastination into productivity. "Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing..." From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server Edition to Include Certified LAMP Stack The Server Edition of the June 1st 2006 release of Ubuntu will include a mechanism to set up a standardised, certified and supported LAMP server with a single command. The feature reduces the setup time for companies providing hosted LAMP services as well as making it easier for organisations to set up and maintain their own LAMP server From digg on May 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

    Northern Districts Lapidary Club This club promotes and fosters the study and practice of the art of lapidary and related arts and crafts. Classes and workshops are held at the clubrooms at Beecroft Community Centre, Beecroft, New South Wales. Classes include instruction on cabochon cutting, freeform, faceting and jewellery. From EdNA Online on May 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

    Web Capture (Library of Congress) The site is devoted to information about its program to capture and preserve historically important Web sites so that they can be accessed by future generations of users. The Web Capture Program is directly related to the Library's larger digital preservation program, called the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. From EdNA Online on May 30, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

    Podcasting: Portable Knowledge for New Opportunities in Teaching and Learning (presentation) Tim Osswald, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, discusses using Podcasting to engage students in course content. Timmo Dugdale, Consultant with DoIT Academic Technology, talks about what Podcasting is, how it can be used for instructional purposes, and what resources are available for other potential Podcasters. (Windows Media Format) From EdNA Online on May 30, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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