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China Lifts online blockade of Google.com China has lifted its online blockade of Google.com after a two-week crackdown that had prevented direct access to the site and temporarily thwarted popular workarounds, a media watchdog group reported Friday. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..

12-in-1 NES console for the lazy retro gamer The utlitarian M82 was an NES demonstration unit for department stores. Twelve classic NES titles jammed into a heavy, metal box built to support a heavy CRT monitor, the M82 is like a paean to the humble technology that this industry's been founded on. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..

Eating pizza 'cuts cancer risk' Who knew all the pizza was good for me :) From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..

Super Mario Bros Tricks in Animated GIFS This site page has "all of the known tricks of the games based on the Super Mario Bros engine. we concentrate here on tricks that are nearly impossibly difficult to play in real play, but are useful in the making of tool-assisted speedruns. For most of the tricks, a frame advance feature in an emulator is a definite must-have." From digg on June 9, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..

Astronomers Find Nearby Galactic Highway Astronomers have discovered a long, slender stream of ancient stars racing across the northern sky. The stream is about 30,000 light-years from Earth and flowing high over the Milky Way at some 230 kilometers per second, or more than half a million miles per hour. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Dell plans to distribute SUSE Dell has had a relationship with Red Hat for the past two years. They now plan to support and distribute SUSE as well. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Linux Now 25% of Dell's Server Business Linux now forms a quarter of Dell's server business and is growing fast, the company says. Should Microsoft be worried? From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Nintendo Monopoly prototype pictures released There's going to be a Monopoly board game based on Nintendo characters. The tokens look pretty sweet. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

CNN gets rare up-close look at Predator drones Pretty good article on the predators use in the military. And even better, includes what i believe to be the best image to date of its Zoom lense capabilities to search for targets from high Alt. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Corkscrew Asteroids Most near-Earth asteroids, when they approach Earth, simply fly by. They come and they go, occasionally making news around the date of closest approach. 2003 YN107 is different: It came and it stayed. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Collaborative features in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard "The main idea is that it will be possible to declare a document as available for collaborative use over a network or Internet. Users who want to work on this document will be able to connect and work simultaneously on it. Modifications made by each user will be updated in real time for all connected users." From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

ID, who needs that. A man attempts to fly with no Identification. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

5 hot products for the future Business 2.0 highlights five future products from the Institute of the Future such as fruit injected with medication, glacier water and Internet reputation accounts. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Get real about PHP4 vs. PHP5! PHP5 is here already, and many of its’ versions are completely stable for the vast majority of people. And, soon PHP6 will be here whether other people like it or not. From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

Is Nintendo the apple of Apple's eye? The newsgroups are constantly awash with the dregs of idle wondering, but the Apple and Nintendo partnership is one rumour we can't help hoping is true. The Pippin was the company's biggest disgrace -- how delightful if Apple were to get Mario to redeem its games strategy a full decade on From on June 9, 2006 at 7:09 p.m..

SC: 09/06 Microsoft withdraws security support for older Windows versions Microsoft will not offer security updates for any of the older Windows versions Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 98 SE after July 11 2006; there are security bugs and flaws in these versions and Microsoft has admitted that they cannot be fixed ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..

How bilingual brains switch between tongues The next time you listen to the Beatles sing “Michelle” you can thank an area of your brain called the left caudate. It could be what enables you to follow the lyrics as they switch from English to French, claim researchers at University College London in the UK. From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Ethereal changes name to Wireshark Gerald Combs, founder of the Ethereal project caused a flurry of excitement among users and developers Wednesday when he announced on the Ethereal developers mailing list that he was changing jobs, moving to a new location, and taking the project and its core developers with him as he leaves. From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

'Mind over Matter' no longer Science Fiction Sitting stone still under a skull cap fitted with a couple dozen electrodes, American scientist Peter Brunner stares at a laptop computer. Without so much as moving a nostril hair, he suddenly begins to compose a message -- letter by letter -- on a giant screen overhead... From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Hollywood and the hackers Motion Picture Association President Dan Glickman and Electronic Freedom Foundation's John Perry Barlow lock horns over Hollywood's attitude to the net and piracy. "You're up against a dedicated foe that is younger and smarter that you are and will be alive when you're dead." From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Have @ It: A history of the @ symbol Pretty cool history and info on the @ symbol. From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Google Research's new Audio Contextual Ad Prototype A team from Google Research has developed a prototype system that uses a home computer’s internal microphone to listen to the ambient audio in a room, determine what is being watched on TV and offer web-based supplemental information, services and shopping contextual to each program being watched. From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Microsoft set to patch Word, ActiveX On Tuesday the company plans to release a whopping twelve security patches for its products. From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Two Types of Net Neutrality: Good & Evil Lawmakers can’t understand why net neutrality is a good thing, so their only recourse is to turn it into a bad thing. The latest bill: If lbroadband providers are unable to control your Internet surfing, then all websites may be watched and potentially forced to be “neutral” via FCC regulation. Huh? From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

New Cell Phone Screens are Battery Friendly A new breed of screens for cell phones, now in development, is getting back to nature. From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

Pixar Creator has the last laugh. An 8 Billion dollar one. What could be better than getting fired and then being hired/bought back for 8 Billion dollars. That's revenge at its finest! From on June 9, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..

AJAX Edit In Place With Prototype, Version 0.2.0 AJAX Edit In Place with Prototype lets you edit text in line like Flickr. This new version fixes some bugs, is more flexible and cleans up the JavaScript code. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Students Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict World Cup Two computer science students from the American University in Sharjah, have used artificial intelligence to predict the outcome of the World Cup. The students fed 20 years worth of World Cup data into the computer, and found Brazil beating Italy in the final game. Statistical tests show their algorithm to be 83% accurate. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

PCI Express Shifts Gears to Double Speed "The 2.5-Gbit-per-second PCI Express interconnect is slowly shifting gears into a 2.0 version expected by the end of the year to double data rates." From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Nintendo Booby-Traps DS Lite Press Boxes? Makes the time-honored tradition of opening up the box of your expensive electronics even that much more fun! From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Glom, the point-and-click database tool Glom is a GNOME application that provides a graphical front end to PostgreSQL database creation and maintenance. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Find the best seat on your next flight I was googling for aircraft seating charts and looking for recommendations on what seats to avoid. Wouldn't you know it looks like somebody has come up with a website to do exactly that. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

China to build fast reactors by 2035 Fast reactors are expected to enter the Chinese nuclear power market by 2035. Known as an industry for tomorrow, the fast reactor system includes a series of complicated technological and engineering issues as to mixed oxide fuel (MOX) technology. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Where, oh where have all the Apache servers gone? What's really behind the sudden drop-off in Apache/Linux Web servers? From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Net Neutrality Faces Uncertain Future Pro-neutrality advocates are overstating things by claiming the death of the Internet is imminent. Still, the need for broadband companies to stay profitable even in the face of more direct competition from Internet services companies may prompt them to seek to charge Web companies for guaranteeing them high-speed access to customers. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Google Squares WiFi Focus on Bay Area Internet search giant Google revealed this week its progress and plans for 802.11 wireless service in its home town of Mountain View, Calif., as well as San Francisco, where the company won a contract to provide city-wide wireless service with EarthLink earlier this year. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Researchers Discover the 'Big Sperm Paradox' Syracuse University Ph.D. student Adam Bjork is a man on a mission: to unlock the mysteries of cryptic female choice. He’s not studying psychology or trying to get a date—he’s a student of biology in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, and he has discovered a major paradox in the area of evolutionary biology. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

How To Save Bandwidth With Apache2's mod_deflate This article shows how to install and configure mod_deflate on an Apache2 web server. With mod_deflate, you can compress HTML, text or XML files to approx. 20 - 30% of their original sizes, thus saving you server bandwidth and making your modem users happier. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Why You Should Be a PC Gamer in 2007 This is a comprehesive list of all promising PC games slated for 2007 release. Lots of screenshots! From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Researchers build an ultrasound version of the laser Called a uaser (pronounced WAY-zer) – for ultrasound amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, the instrument produces ultrasonic waves that are coherent and of one frequency. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

New Imaging Techniques Find Hidden Scars in Brain "Arrays of MRI detectors could help doctors pinpoint the tiny structural flaws behind epilepsy and other disorders." From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Bacteria have their own immune system Bacteria like Salmonella have a complicated immune system that helps them recognize and isolate foreign DNA trying to invade their cell membrane, according to a University of Washington-led study in the June 8 issue of Science Express. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Is green tea the next miracle drug? Can a cup of green tea really keep the doctor away? From promises of preventing cancer to relieving stress, green tea seems to be the hottest cure-all on the grocery store shelves. And while most researchers say green tea should not be considered a miracle solution for any ailment you can think of, a growing body of research points to From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Trust Me, I'm a Robot Robot safety: As robots move into homes and offices, ensuring that they do not injure people will be vital. But how? From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

HD DVD-R, BD-R Media Coming in July Mitsubishi just announced that they’ll be selling HD DVD-R discs in Japan starting on July 5. Two versions will be released, a 15GB version and a 30GB version. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Record meteorite hit Norway As Wednesday morning dawned, northern Norway was hit with an impact comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

How Pixar shaved 9 hours / frame off rendering Cars Pixar was running into problems rendering Cars. With frames taking up to 10 hours each, they found a cheap fix to bring them back down to their 1 hour frame speeds that they've always tried to maintain. Just goes to show you - Linux is king and if you throw enough of them at a problem... even supercomputers are no match at ten times the price. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

New Mathematical Method Provides Better Way to Analyze Noise Marcelo Magnasco, professor and head of the Mathematical Physics Laboratory at Rockefeller University, has published a paper that may prove to be a sound-analysis breakthrough, featuring a mathematical method or “algorithm” that’s far more nuanced at transforming sound into a visual representation than current methods. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

10 Cool Cars with Awesome Features "Take a look at 10 new autos that have pushed the envelope in terms of safety, performance, and fuel efficiency." From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Gill Penchina Speak About his Decision to Leave eBay! Gill Penchina speak about his decision to leave eBay, his game plan for Wikia and some of the hot startups he's recently invested in. Very Interesting Podcast. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

HIS Unveils PCIe/AGP hybrid Graphics Card Users that want an AGP graphics upgrade but fear incompatibility when building a new PCI Express based system may be interested in another new HIS product. The new HIS X1600 Pro Dual DVI Dual Interface card offers compatibility with PCI Express and AGP equipped systems. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

House rejects Net neutrality rules Which means there will be no more sites like Digg.com and many more like it, where it's free for the users. Imagine having to pay your broadband expenses and pay to surf almost every site which doesn't have anything to sell to us. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Start-ups find new ways to move huge data files over Internet But it's still harder than you might think to move video around. And the huge amount of video online is straining the Internet. So a handful of Silicon Valley start-ups say they've got the Advil to alleviate the pain. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..

Individualised learning + VLEs = no time left to teach I'm not quite finished with BECTA's matrices yet. There is another aspect of their philosopy that worries me even more than their apparent obsession with corporate VLEs. Consider this from the Learning Platforms Matrix... Level 4: Tools provided facilitate the development of interactive schemes and units of work for pupils to work through at their own rate or access individual materials as required. Pupils' responses and submissions are fed back into the Management Information System (MIS). From Chalkface: Blog on June 9, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Pentagon Sets its Sights on MySpace The National Security Agency is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks, and could combine combine data with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Dust storms roll across Arizona The first 10-15 second of this video is amazing as you watch a dust storm engulf the land at speeds up to 40 mph. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

A New Theory on What Causes Quake Aftershocks Geophysicists in the US have found that the "aftershocks" produced by earthquakes are triggered by "dynamic" seismic waves from the main shock rather than changes in stress in nearby faults brought about by the rearrangement of the Earth's crust, as previously believed. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Federal Judge Caught Playing Solitaire During Trial The Guardian Angels founder Curtis Swila told the Daily News he saw Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin playing a computer card game while he testified at the trial of John A. (Junior) Gotti. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Alarm Clock Watch That Tracks Your Sleep Cycles This is brilliant, the watch pays attention to when you're in a light sleep and wakes you up at the best possible time. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Getting your World Cup fix without a TV The BBC has announced plans to stream coverage of all matches broadcast on the network to residents of the UK. In Canada, Rogers will stream selected matches while in the US, ESPN will offer some of the contests online via its ESPN360 service. There will no doubt be an uptick in traffic due to the matches being streamed... From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..

NASA takes streaming into space High-definition video will streamed from the Space Station to the ground. This means hope for broadcasting photos and movies from space. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Popular Science: Top Gadgets for July 2006 "Need some high-tech gloves to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome? How 'bout a homing system to keep track of your kids? Find these and more in our rundown of the month’s top products." From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Hell Tycoon Hell Tycoon: a game in which you maximize agony margins, establish pain paradigms and engineer exciting new initiatives to eternally torture the damned. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Georgetown research leads to first cancer vaccine! More than twenty years of collaborative research in the Georgetown lab of Dr. Richard Schlegel has resulted in a major medical breakthrough -- the world's first cancer vaccine. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Amazon selling Ubuntu DVDs Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is now available on Amazon! If you’re in the USA, you can purchase jewel case DVDs for USD$9.99 right now. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

BBC closes out deal for showing UK TV over P2P The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has renegotiated its terms with PACT, a UK trade organisation that represents the commercial interests of independent feature film, TV, and animation companies. This means that it is legally able to go ahead with its Peer to Peer based iPlayer service due to be launched later this year. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Arts and Crafts for the Digital Age Who wants to weave potholders when you can build a robot, invent interactive jewelry or make musical sculptures instead? From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Swap CDs and Pay Musicians In a move that is certain to stoke controversy with music promoters, the founder of the Silicon Valley startup said la la will circumvent traditional copyright and royalty payment systems to compensate identifiable working musicians. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Ajax Back, Forward, Reload and PHP We will use JavaScript to create a history stack for the Ajax photo gallery built in Part 1 of this two-part "Developing PHP the Ajax way" series. This history stack will closely mirror the history utility found in Web browsers, and it will be used to provide Back, Forward, and Reload buttons for the application. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Bread In A Can Lasts Up To Three Years The idea for the product came about three years ago. The group was well aware that canned foods can be stored for years in anticipation of natural disasters and are in great demand in this earthquake-prone country. So they reasoned, why not bread? From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Recent, rapid climate change is driving evolution of animal species Rapid climate changes over the past several decades have led to heritable, genetic changes in animals as diverse as squirrels, birds and mosquitoes, according to University of Oregon evolutionary geneticists. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Hubble Sees Galaxy on Edge This is a unique view of the disk galaxy NGC 5866 tilted nearly edge-on to our line-of-sight. Hubble's sharp vision reveals a crisp dust lane dividing the galaxy into two halves. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Touch sensor is as sensitive as your fingertip An artificial touch sensor as sensitive as a human fingertip has been developed by US scientists. One day it could let surgeons remotely "feel" tissue through an endoscope and help robots pour drinks without spilling a drop. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Variable Physical Laws Physical quantities such as the speed of light, the gravitational constant and the electron mass are believed to be the same independent of where and when they appear in the universe. Therefore, they are known as constants of nature. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Create Chat Rooms on the Fly (AJAX) The site allows you to create light weight AJAX chat rooms on the fly by just typing in a room name and a nickname. This is a great service for anyone that wants to communicate with someone who doesn't have the same messaging client as themselves. I created a sample room just for this digg link. It's http://www.chatcreator.com/chatap/rooms/digg/ From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Could the Death Star destroy a planet? Exactly how powerful is the Death Star? With a little bit of physics and a little bit of math, we can determine just how much power you would need in order to blow up a planet. How much energy did it take to destroy Alderaan? This article gives amazingly technical details. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Wikis in the classroom: contrasting views In separate conversations with Steve Margetts and James Farmer last night, the question of wikis came up again, with very differing views expressed. Steve, brimming with enthusiasm* Again your blog compels me to put fingers to keyboard... my favourite idea for it to date is a Wiki type site. I had a lengthy discussion with a friend of mine on Saturday about how it could be achieved. We arrived at the same conclusion as you did to be honest – you need so From Chalkface: Blog on June 9, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..

Research Scholarships in Agribusiness & NRM. CRC for Irrigation Futures The CRC for Irrigation Futures has identified the following critical research areas: Solute signatures of precision irrigation; Tools for irrigation profitability and longevity; Decreasing storage and distribution losses; Social, cultural, institutional and policy aspects of irrigation System HarmonisationTM; Water productivity, markets and environmental dividends; Analysis and characterisation of hydrologic systems. The person will be highly motivated and talented students with an outstanding academic record to undertake research degrees within these areas. Applicants should identify a priori From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, and Communication Systems - HPCNCS The scope of the conference includes all areas of high performance computing, computer networking, communication systems, digital signal processing, and related areas. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice SETP is an important event in the areas of Software development, maintenance, and other areas of software engineering and related topics. Topics include: Agent oriented Software engineering; AI and knowledge based software engineering; AI approaches to software engineering; Architecture tradeoff analysis; Aspect oriented software engineering; Aspect-orientation and feature interaction; Automated software design and synthesis; Automated software engineering Automated software specification and others. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

AEU National Beginning Teacher Survey The inaugural Australian Education Union (AEU) National Beginning Teacher Survey was conducted over the later part of term 4 2005. It attracted 1207 responses, providing insights into beginning teachers' attitudes to key issues including teacher supply, employment modes, and professional issues like workload, induction/mentoring and behaviour management. The results of the survey are summarised on the AEU website and details are available for key issues by sector, state/territory results, and graphs of results, From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

National Review of Visual Education The Centre for Learning, Change and Development at Murdoch University has been commissioned to carry out a Review of Education in Visual Arts, Craft, Design and Visual Communication, with the words 'visual education' used as an all-embracing term. The scope of the Review is limited to Australian Schools and teacher education programmes. The key areas of focus are: notions of visual literacy/capability and its place in education; curriculum in visual education; teaching of visual education; and teacher education in visual education. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies - EISWT EISWT is an important event in the areas of Enterprise Information Systems as well as Web Technologies. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Financial Literacy Grants Available for Schools The Commonwealth Bank Foundation Financial Literacy Grants are open to all secondary schools across Australia to help develop the financial literacy skills of students in Years 7 to 12 from 16 May to 4 August, 2006. The Foundation invites schools to apply for a grant of $3,500 each to develop student programs to create awareness, skill and understanding in financial literacy. One hundred grants are available Australia-wide. Schools must submit their applications online via the 2006 application e-form by 4 August, 2006. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

SC: 09/06 Microsoft gets ready for major updates Microsoft will release 12 Security Update patches next week - the second largest number ever in one release; nine are intended for Windows issues, two for Office, and one for the MS Exchange Server which is used by organisations to provide email services to its staff ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on June 9, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition AIPR AIPR is an important event in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Pattern Recognition (PR) and focuses on all areas of AI, PR and related topics. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Learner Identity Management Framework In April 2005, the Australian Education Systems Officials Committee (AESOC) endorsed AICTEC's proposal to examine the desirability, nature and options for the development of a national, cross-sectoral Learner Identity Management Framework (LIMF) for the education and training sectors. Specifically, the project was about developing protocols for a reliable and accountable system for jurisdictions and sectors to access and exchange the records, progress and characteristics of individual learners. This page includes a copy of the final report to AICTEC. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

AICTEC: Learner Identity Management Framework Project This final report of the Learner Identity Management Framework (LIMF) Project was submitted to AICTEC in March 2006. It identifies the key objectives of a LIMF as: addressing issues associated with learner mobility and smoothing learner transitions; assisting in the detection learners of risk of disengagement; supporting enhanced longitudinal research; supporting evaluation of targeted programs; and supporting ePortfolios/Learner-controlled personal data. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Clockless ARM core set to lead HotChips embedded session The ARM996HS core being developed by Handshake Solutions NV is going to make a cool buzz at the famous HotChips conference, according to this article. The core is the first commercially available clockless processor core and cuts power consumption to nearly one third that of a similar clocked ARM processor core. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

BT exec pins Google as 'our biggest threat' "We see Google as our biggest threat," Ramji said. "They don't mean to...it's almost incidental." He acknowledged that Google comes from a "different world" but suggested that it had "morphed" into a different company and warned that Google could do anything BT could do in the consumer arena." From digg on June 9, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

"Cryptic Species" of Shark Discovered Scienctist has discovered a genetically distinct species of the hammerhead shark. Classified under the genus, sphyrna, the species is the ninth recognized in the hammerhead family and will be called the "cryptic species" until a formal description is pronounced. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

Nintendo DS can be used as a touch screen controller for the Wii At the Nintendo meeting in Tokyo, Saturo Iwata said that the Nintendo DS can be used as a touch screen controller for the company's next gen console Wii. From digg on June 9, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..

Jarrah Consulting Jarrah Consulting is a national human resource consultancy and a registered training organisation, offering a range of consulting services and registered training programs. They offer qualifications in a range of sectors including public services, business and management, financial services and more. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-07) IICAI-07 will be held during IICAI is a series of high quality technical events in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is also one of the major AI events in the world. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in AI and related fields in India and the rest of the world. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between AI researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in India and abroad. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Personal Learning Environments (PLE) A Position Paper for the Personal Learning Environments meeting in Manchester, June 2006. The author seeks to explain why the idea of the PLE is so appealing and what are the social and educational ideas which underpin the concept of the PLE. The author discusses some of the issues that need to be resolved in a little more detail and suggests some of the principles which should underpin PLE development and implementation. Finally, the author suggest what further developmental activities might be undertaken. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

2006 VITTA Annual Conference ICT Educators from primary and secondary schools, tertiary institutions, sector authorities, business and industry are invited to participate in building the program of VITTA's 2006 Annual Conference. The Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association is a non-profit organisation to support information technology teachers at primary schools, secondary colleges and universities in Victoria, Australia. The VITTA website has many resources including free lesson plans and classroom worksheets, professional development courses and conferences, eLearning strategies for educators, mailing From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Speed cameras accidentally get destroyed...oops! Got a speed camera in your neighborhood?. Apparently, Britons are fed up with the government spying on them and raising revenue by snapping their picture speeding down the highway. So a large number of these devices have been destroyed and the pictures tell the whole story... From digg on June 9, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

No Tolls on The Internet "[Congress] will decide whether the Internet remains a free and open technology fostering innovation, economic growth and democratic communication, or instead becomes the property of cable and phone companies that can put toll booths at every on-ramp and exit on the information superhighway." From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Sony pulls the plug on video game due to 'underage eroticism' "Sony will not release the Rule of Rose in the US due to concerns that the game's semi-erotic interaction between children might not go down well here. I wonder what, exactly (*cough* Janet Jackson *cough*), gave them (*cough* Hot Coffee *cough*) the idea (*cough* MySpace predator hype *cough*) that this might prove controversial?" From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

AOL Keeps Working Overtime To Drive Away Subscribers The latest is that they're pissing off a bunch of long term paying customers by suddenly inserting advertisements right below emails. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

The Impersonals: I Know, You're Beautiful on the Inside "The site does ask for a photo and some profile questions, but there are “no popularity contests, no buddy lists.” You can bookmark someone’s profile and you’ll see a little “match” icon if they’ve bookmarked you. You can send up to 3 messages to other Impersonals users a day and you can keep up with new profiles via RSS." From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

British Computer Whiz-Kid Exports Terror via Internet "An Internet trail left by a British computer expert has led investigators to an intricate terror network spreading from the backstreets of Baghdad through cells of young militants living in European capitals to Islamic extremists plotting car-bomb attacks in North America." From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

How Safecracking Works n the movies, master thieves and spies can deftly defeat a safe in a matter of seconds using little more than steady hands and a good ear. Safecracking isn't really that easy of course, but expert safecrackers really can get through just about any lock mechanism. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

FTC settles with Rockstar over Hot Coffee: potential for sex all it takes The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Take Two Interactive and Rockstar games will settle charges that they failed to properly label GTA: SA. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

The hunt for how the Dodo died Scientists in Mauritius have launched a project to discover why the giant dodo bird became extinct. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Aussie: New Air Traffic Radar (ADS-B) is Easy to Spoof "Hackers armed with little more than a laptop computer could conjure up phantom planes on the screens of Australia's air traffic controllers using new radar technology, (businessman and aviator) Dick Smith has warned." The U.S. is moving toward the same technology, called ADS-B. Is it secure? From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Working Model of the $100 Laptop Arrives Here's a cool image gallery from eWEEK Labs who attended MIT's What's Next Forum and Technology Awards dinner last night in Boston. Nic Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop Per Child association, showed off the first working model of the $100 laptop. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

JFK papers and photos to be put on Internet "Researchers and history buffs won't have to trek to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to study his papers and photographs after an unprecedented effort to post the material on the Internet." From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Korean Military to Unveil Unmanned Robotic Vehicles A state-run defense development institution is to unveil upgraded unmanned military vehicles today as part of the country's military robot project, officials said. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

What makes a song catchy? A catchy tune isn't always a good thing. If it contains an infectious chorus, even a song you dislike might refuse to leave your head. Research suggests there may be cognitive reasons behind a tune's appeal. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Your Privacy Under Siege The government wants Internet firms to store records about you so that it can have them if necessary for an investigation. Should you worry? From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

World's First Commercially Available Bluetooth Watch Citizen beats Seiko to the market with a Bluetooth enabled wristwatch. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Son of Krakatoa Krakatoa may just be the most famous volcano of all time. More devastating than Mt. St. Helens, closer in time than Vesuvius; the volcano that destroyed itself and its island in one tremendous eruption is nearly iconic in the public eye. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

"Original" original Star Wars Trilogy re-release to be LAME True Star Wars fans will mourn at the news; Episodes IV-VI will be low quality (copied off of laserdiscs, at that), and sold only with all six movies. This is only due to Lucas' petty hatred of the original cut and fear that sales of IV-VI will outsell I-III. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Making Virtual Worlds More Lifelike Ever played an online game like "World of Warcraft" or "EverQuest" and wished the expressions on your avatar's face looked more realistic or that it was easier to communicate with other players? From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

E-mail 2.0 We can't live without e-mail, yet it's rife with spam, viruses and fraud. A modest proposal: the backbone of our e-mail system, Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), is fundamentally broken and should be scrapped. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Secret Cache Clear Function In Latest Xbox360 Dash Update - A How To Guide There is a secret cache clear function built into the latest XBox360 dash update! To perform this clear follow the instructions at the link. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

VA Recalls All Laptops Over Data Breach The Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, R. James Nicholson, will announce a VA-wide recall of all laptop computers June 8 in a 10:00 a.m. hearing at the House of Representatives Government Reform Committee. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Skip straight to the operator with your dirty mouth According to this article, "Many IVR (interactive voice response) systems are programmed to recognize key words. Among those keywords are frequently a list of swear words, like the FCC’s dirty 7. When asked to respond, use on of those epithets and you will likely be transferred directly to a live human being." From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

FBI Raids 30 "scene" servers, multiple arrests made. The summer hunting season for the MPAA officially began. With their first shot, or more accurately, the FBI's first shot, the MPAA reported information that has led to 4 topsites being shut down, and forcing several others offline From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

"TRANSFORMERS" Teaser Poster The title says it all. Check it out. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

List of Censored Searches on Google.cn The following searches contain sites in the results top 10 Google agreed to censor for their Chinese search engine – traditionally, sites contained in the top 10 are deemed to be the most relevant of the millions available on each topic: From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

$100 Laptop User Interface - sneak peak It is called Sugar and you can see a few pics here. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Astronomers discover Universe's 'smoking gun' Massive star supernovae have been major "dust factories" ever since the first generations of stars formed several hundred million years after the Big Bang, according to an international study published in Science Express today. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Mac Mini’s brain replaced with a Core 2 Duo Faithful Macenstein reader rico sent us a posting on the Taiwanese forum Oikos discussing the results of replacing an Intel Mac mini’s standard Core Duo chip with a Core 2 Duo chip (the 2.16GHz Merom T740). After a quick Babelfish “Traditional Chinese-to-English” translation, we can see why he was so excited! From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

The Top 5 Ways to Prevent IP Spoofing "Networking expert Jonathan Hassell explains the different kinds of spoofing attacks and five surefire security tips to protect yourself." From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

House rejects Net neutrality rules The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like Amazon.com, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

The Most Incredible Street Painting Ever! Felice Varini lets loose in Paris. The first set of pics are the finished results, scroll down to see how it was done. From on June 9, 2006 at 12:20 a.m..

Networking for Digital Preservation - Current Practice in 15 National Libraries In 2004-2005, Koninklijke Bibliotheek conducted a survey on the use and development of standards in digital archiving within the international library world. This resulted in an overview of the state of the art on digital preservation in the national libraries of Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

EDUCAUSE - Mentoring Information Kit The kit provides information about effective mentoring and the ways it can boost your career, whether you are a mentor or a mentee. Included are resources on finding a mentor, deciding to become a mentor, and mentoring programs. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

Improving Minority Student Success (Webinar) This interactive presentation will focus on effective strategies to increase student retention and graduation rates among traditionally underrepresented students. Specific emphasis will be placed on data collection, institutional policy and national best practices. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

Student Success: A Critical Pathway to Improved Retention (Webinar) To improve retention, student success must be an organizing principle that permeates and drives everything you do. Looking through the student success lens, your institution can focus its curriculum, instructional delivery, advising, and student services to create a learner-centered culture that is unequaled among your peers. More importantly, you will dramatically enhance student success and consequently, retention and completion rates. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

http://education.qut.edu.au/surveys/online_communities/ This survey is aimed at helping us to understand why teachers join online communities, their experiences and their feelings about this form of online learning. It will be used as part of a larger study aimed at determining if membership to an online community represents a worthwhile form of professional development for teachers. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

First International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2006) Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, since it takes the ontologies as input and determines as output correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. The workshop has two goals: 1. To bring together academic and industry leaders dealing with ontology matching in order to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements and 2. To conduct an extensive evaluation of ontology matching approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2006 campaign. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

Battle of the Brains: TV Documentary Series Battle of the Brains is a TV documentary series following the journey of Australia's brightest student biologists as they prepared to compete at the International Biology Olympiad in July 2005. For the first time in Australia, the inside story behind the Science Olympiad program is revealed and celebrated. The Battle of the Brains website provides background information and links to teacher resources. The documentary program premieres on Catalyst on the ABC at 8pm, Thursday June 15 2006. From EdNA Online on June 9, 2006 at 12:19 a.m..

The 2006 Programming Excellence Awards The 2006 Awards are designed to foster skills and interest in computer programming amongst secondary school students statewide. With prizes totalling $15,000 in value, the awards are some of the most prestigious of their kind in the country and see hundreds of students from across Victoria compete each year. With three different levels, the Awards cater to Novice and Intermediate programmers in addition to experienced students, who can enter the Open category. All levels can be attempted by any Victorian secondary school student. From EdNA Online on June 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

Praat: Doing Phonetics by Computer Free Pronunciation Software, from Institute of Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam. The computer program allows users to analyse, synthesize, and manipulate speech, and create high-quality pictures for your articles and thesis. Includes a comprehensive tutorial. From EdNA Online on June 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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