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Is Tribewanted.com a scam? After Tribewanted was featured on Digg, I decided to check it out. Having spent two days researching it, and a brief email exchange with Tribewanted's PR, I felt that there were enough red flags to warrant an article on the matter. From on June 19, 2006 at 10:32 p.m..

Solar halo seen in eastern Beijing An excellent solar halo appeared covering eastern Beijing's sky at noon on Sunday. From on June 19, 2006 at 10:11 p.m..

So What's Changed? 2006 National Seminars Transforming Learning Through ICT The next seminar for 2006, hosted by education.au, will focus on furthering the debate around building a new vision for education in Australia. Key issues to be addressed include: Collaboration Interactive tools Networking New ways of thinking and learning. Speakers The seminar will bring together: Phillip Adams - a controversial broadcaster, writer and film-maker. As presenter of Late Night Live, he has interviewed thousands and can boast to be ABC Radio National's largest driver of demand for podcast downloads (50,000 downloads fo From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 10:10 p.m..

Australian Students Prize Winners 2005 The Australian Students Prize (ASP) is an Australian Government initiative designed to give national recognition to academic excellence and achievement in secondary education, particularly in senior secondary years. The winners of the Australian Students Prize for 2005, awarded on the basis of Year 12 results, will receive a certificate of excellence and an award of $2000 from the Australian Government. The prize is also awarded to members of the 2005 Australian Mathematics and Science Olympiad teams who won medals in Mathematics, Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology last year. Winners From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 10:10 p.m..

Wii instant messenger named !!M, Seriously !!M I guess it would be pronounced EEM From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

FIFA Refuses Replay Technology So let me get this straight. The World Cup has millions of RFID embedded tickets, biometric face scanning, on-the-fly fingerprinting and ASENDRO robots, but they won’t use a replay technology because it isn’t perfected yet?The governing body’s president Sepp Blatter said that football must have a “human face” and “human error” From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Can Ageia's PhysX Card Bring Real-World Physics to Games? "Ageia says its new physics processing device and engine will do nothing less than revolutionize PC gaming. We see just how well Ageia's PPU (physics processing unit) can handle flying debris and shrapnel in Ghost Recon Advanced War Fighter, which you can also see for yourself by downloading our video." From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

The phone booth returns — sans phone Because the pay phone itself is gone, today's booths are BYOC — bring your own cellphone.In an effort to appease patrons and etiquette police, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and libraries are carving out spaces to separate yakkers from other customers. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

King's Quest 3 (the remake) has been released! A faithful remake with excellent graphics and a modern interface is ready for downloading... From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Red Hat plants flag in NZ Leading Linux developer Red Hat is establishing a direct presence in New Zealand and is on the hunt for a Kiwi to manage its business here... Mr McLaren says Red Hat's business in New Zealand is spread evenly across the main centres, and between government and commercial clients. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Video Sites Struggling to Keep Sites Smut Free Many of the companies that let users display homemade videos on the Web are having difficulty keeping their pages smut free. A weeklong review of some of the top user-generated video sites by CNET News.com unearthed scenes of beheadings, masturbation, bloody car accidents, bondage and sadomasochism. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

50 ways to become a better designer How to become a better designer? Here's a list of 50 good tips to make your design work better, while making your life easier. Nothing earth-shattering, just good old advice. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Air pollution is turning China dry Smoke particles from China's factories and cars are changing the behavior of the atmosphere and preventing raindrops from forming. This may explain why China is so good at making artificial rain. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Microsoft's Forgotten Monopoly: Fonts Opera CTO Hakon Wium says the existence of a font monopoly is retarding the progress of Web browser development. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

The Portable *Everything* Player Plays: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, SACD, standard CD, OGG Vorbis, MP3 & WMA, Picture CDs, DivX AVIs on DVD and CD, 4+ hour playback of audio only Equalizer, Bass Management DVD FBI warnings skipping, 192khz, 24bit DAC From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

University opens school for hackers! A degree course in computer hacking has been launched by a Scottish university in response to industry demand for IT security experts. The University of Abertay in Dundee will run the Bachelor of Science undergraduate course in "Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures" from the start of the next academic year in October. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

The Rise and Fall of Sega A look into the past of Sega and where they went wrong in the console wars. How did they end up on top and where did they go wrong? From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Huge bright explosion baffling astronomers It looks a bit like a supernova, a bit like a quasar and a lot like nothing ever seen before. Perhaps the best explanation so far is that it is a colossal supernova at the extreme edge of the universe. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Sorry, No Such Thing as iPod Slaves Foxconn Electronics has "sternly denied" a report insinuating that the company is making iPods for Apple Computer in sweatshops. It claims it "has been actively making improvements to workers' living conditions, providing safe and well-equipped dormitories complete with free laundry service, sports facilities, libraries, and other facilities." From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

WORLD CUP - FIFA network tackles tough challenge The World Cup soccer tournament is home to what many experts say is the world's biggest communications network built for a single event. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online With the first Blu-ray player and discs officially making their market debuts tomorrow, High-Def DVD Digest has posted the first reviews of three of the first Blu-ray discs -- The Fifth Element, 50 First Dates, and xXx. So what's the verdict? From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Win32 installer for Evolution released! A Win32 installer for Evolution is out. Evolution is an incredibly versatile PIM client that took the Linux world by storm. It has been called an 'Outlook replacement' by every tech site from ZDNet to InfoWorld. It is able to connect to Microsoft Exchange and schedule/accept Microsoft Outlook Meetings. It's GPL, so have fun and spread it around! From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

USB Air Conditioned Shirt! When it comes to USB powered gadgets, this doesn’t just take the cake, it takes the entire bakery and then burns it down for the insurance money. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Record CCD image sensor has 111 million pixels Dalsa Semiconductor has fabricated an image sensor with more than 111 million pixels. The company claimed that the four inch by four inch charge couple device is the world's highest resolution image sensor. From on June 19, 2006 at 9:55 p.m..

Little Book Club Gets Bigger The Australia Council has allocated over $330,000 over the next three years to support the national expansion of key aspects of South Australia's Little Big Book Club. The Little Big Book Club is a successful new program that encourages reading and literacy amongst preschool-aged children in South Australia. It already has provided resources, reading packs and a website for over 4000 new parents. The Australia Council funding will support the development of new parent guides, an age-based colour coding system for libraries and bookshops, a pilot program to prepare children for reading at From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option This little-known option lets you completely and nondestructively rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation while leaving already-installed software alone. It also leaves user accounts, names, and passwords untouched. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

iTunes Movie Store Expected to Debute with $9.99 Price Point Negotiations are still ongoing with Hollywood execs, who don't know whether to regard Jobs as a friend or foe. "He came in with a lot of bravado and said, 'We set our mind to what we were going to do in the music business and revolutionized it, and now we want to do the same thing with film' From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Wetpaint Launches: Wikis Evolve Wetpaint is a hosted wiki solution with wysiwyg editing. Each wiki is taggable, and Wetpaint includes higher end wiki functions like page lockdown, privacy, etc. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

best guide to make Ubuntu look like Mac OS X "This guide tries to be as spesific as possible, so that even newbies can follow it easily!" From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Product Placement Showing Up In Novels What was once reserved to television, then went to movies, and is now catching on in videogames, is also coming on in books! Authors are even selling naming rights for characters! From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Get your genetically engineered pets. Kids love 'em! Maybe you've been seeking a non-allergenic cat. Or maybe you had something more exotic in mind. (Concerning the latter: Before you freak out... stop. Think.) From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Mac Attack: Apple's Mean Spirited Ad Campaign... "In the case of these Mac ads, however, I'm smack in the middle of the target demo. I'm a PC user, and I've often considered switching to an Apple. Thus, I feel equipped to say: These ads don't work on me. They are conceptually brilliant, beautifully executed, and highly entertaining. But they don't make me want to buy a Mac." From digg on June 19, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Video: Interact With Advertisements In Your Train Station Have you ever been sitting in the train station bored out of your mind? Well, this is a simple solution for that. The video above is a good demonstration of advertisements that will probably become more prominent over time. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Top 10 Super Cars Most of Us Can't Afford But we would love too! From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Excitebike Tricked Out With Flash Quick, before Nintendo shuts this whole thing down, go play some Excitebike. This retro mash-up features a trick-based race style and new daredevil rules, with classic Excitebike styling. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Forgive Us Our Student Debts: Choosing Science in the Face of Debt For students at public colleges, the median figure is now $16,000, while private school graduates wind up with a median of $20,000 in debt. Are student debts actually keeping college graduates from considering careers in teaching science or performing research? From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Awesome: A pacemaker made from your own cells Researchers are using a patient's own cells instead of a pacemaker, marking the first time tissue-engineering methods have been used to create electrically conductive tissue for the heart. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Secret hidden song on Tool's 10,000 Days album Combining three different songs on 10,000 days creates a new song. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Anything Into Oil Turkey guts, junked car parts, and even raw sewage go in one end of this plant, and black gold comes out the other end... The catch? It may not happen in the United States. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Construction of Norway's Doomsday Vault Begins Today "It sounds like something from a science fiction film—a doomsday vault carved into a frozen mountainside on a secluded Arctic island. But Norway's ambitious project is on its way to becoming reality Monday when construction begins on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed to house as many as 3 million of the world's crop seeds." From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Office 2007 ribbon - An innovative feature from Microsoft Office 2007 beta testers have rave reviews for the new 'ribbon" which replaces the standard toolbar and menus. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

WiredFire interview the BPI (UK RIAA equivalent) Matt Philips is interviewed from the BPI and states amongst other things how they will be suing AllOfMP3.com in a UK court. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Watch TV for free TVUNetworks let's you watch TV for free from your PC...channels include ABC and ESPN From digg on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Jonathan Schwartz Praises Ubuntu Linux I'd like to offer my heartiest congratulations to the Mark Shuttleworth and the Ubuntu community - what's Ubuntu? The fastest growing GNU/Linux distro out there (and as you know, volume matters). Dapper Drake is now officially available on the Sun's UltraSPARC platform, the world's only GPL microprocessor... From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..

Gorgeous New Super Paper Mario Footage Over 8 minutes of Super Paper Mario footage from this weekend's World Hobby Fair in Tokyo. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Organic People Chemistry Molecular diagrams that resemble human forms. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Photoshop Tutorial: The Geek’s Ultimate Dorm-Room Poster. The full text of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is transformed into the image of Bilbo’s front door and put on my wall. Click for pictures and a tutorial describing how I did it. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

The Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Double Cheeseburger What keeps a hacker going in the middle of a late night hack? A quick trip to mcdonalds and a bit of inspiration brings up the Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Bypass optional. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

CSS Text Zooming Allowing users to increase/decrease text size using CSS and simple Javascript like Wired and digg does. Full source code and working example. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

USB Teddy Beat Holds Data, Scares Children Hilarious story about a somewhat creepy but funny usb drive. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Synthetic Blood Vessels Not Such a Stretch "The rapidly advancing world of regenerative medicine just got wilder as a team of researchers has reported a better technique for growing starter arteries for people with vascular disease who need replacements." From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Politicians smell votes in Sweden's file-sharing debate Swedes banding together to free us from copyright tyranny! From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Why business blogs are important More and more companies starts blogging, but why do they do it - what are the benefits? This article gives several arguments and ideas - is blogging the right choice for your company too? From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Lost Mother 3 / Earthbound 64 found? Beta discs of Mother 3 / Earthbound 64 have surfaced From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

How a month and a half on Paxil taught me to love being shy They promise ease in a pill. An end to social anxiety. Does my degree of shyness warrant medication? It was enough to make me want to see what life was like without being shy. I wondered what Paxil could do for me. Was a smoother, suaver Seth just 20 milligrams away? From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

List of Congressmen Currently Under Investigation This article is an index of the members of Congress currently under investigation by the congressional ethics committees or law enforcement authorities, based on credible media reports. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

What do butterflies do when it rains? An average monarch (butterfly) weighs roughly 500 milligrams; large raindrops have a mass of 70 milligrams or more. What do butterflies do in the rain? Michael Raupp, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland, offers this answer. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Sony Wants Bloggers to Promo Videos, Music Sony BMG Music Entertainment wants to give bloggers free music and video to promote on their blogs. Now you won't have to steal music videos to put on your site. But Sony will still make money. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..

Acer's T-Rex? - Aspire 9800 Desktop Replacement This dual core laptop sports a gargantuan CrystalBrite display just over 20 inches wide. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 19, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Done Well - Perth Vocational education and training (VET) practitioners are invited to attend a forum that focuses on practical, inspired and creative ways for vocational education and training (VET) practitioners to increase the effective use of recognition of prior learning (RPL). From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

2006 Community Services and Health Industry Training Awards and Conference The theme for these industry training awards and conference is 'Embracing the Future - Connected and Confident and Competent'. The conference will look at personal and professional confidence to create a strong and sustainable workforce. The awards will recognise high achievement in the industry. From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Sense-ational This simple interactive activity introduces students to the 5 senses. In 'Making Sense" children match objects with the appropriate sensory organ. 'Inside story' provides more information about each sensory organ. 'Sensational Sue' is a game about identifying objects using different senses. From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

The Body This simple clickable picture of the body gives information about the ear, eye, mouth, teeth, heart, and lungs; and shows the workings of muscles, the heart monitored at different exercise speeds, names of parts of the body, and food travelling through the digestive system. Students click on the red button to move through modules. Designed for young children. From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..

Nokia, Siemens in $31.6 billion telecom merger European telecom makers Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG have agreed to combine their telephone equipment units in a deal valued at roughly 25 billion euros ($31.6 billion), according to a newspaper report. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Microsoft vs. Cisco Systems: The New Clash of Tech Titans "Both companies are dominant in their main markets. Both need new worlds to conquer. Both have seen their growth slowed. Both have embarked on new initiatives based on acquisitions." From on June 19, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Tech giant Cisco has mastered the art of acquisitions Cisco is one of the few companies that have found a way to succeed in this risky business. Since it made its first acquisition in 1993, the world's No. 1 maker of computer networking equipment has gobbled up a total of 110 companies--an average of about one every six weeks for 13 years. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

Flickr WILL Give Commercial APIs to Zooomr, others Flickr has come under fire recently for the perceived 'lock-in' that their API creates. Surprisingly, Flickr developer Stewart Butterfield posted in the thread on Flickr: "I actually had a change of heart and was convinced by Eric's position that we definitely should approve requests from direct competitors as long as they do the same. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

Top 10 Myths of College Funding Top ten Myths of College Funding College is not a luxury for anyone seeking a lucrative career; the difference in lifetime earnings between a high school graduate and a college graduate is over $1 million and climbing. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

20 Must Have PC Maintance Downloads- Reviewed by PCWorld Most are Free or Very Low Cost - pretest by PCWorld From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

Bill Gates' e-mail to employees on his retirement plans Bink has posted an email that Bill Gates sent out to all Microsoft employees and Subsidiaries. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

North Korea has a missile that can hit the USA & they can't wait to try it! North Korea just announced that they have an intercontinental ballistic missile that has a range far enough to hit the USA. And they are planning to test it any day now. Wouldn't it be awful if they had nuclear warhead to go with it? Oh wait... Good thing they're not run by a crazy dictator....Holy Crap!! From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

False Identity Generator Generates name, valid zip, phone, mother's madin name, ect. Nice if you ever wanted to become another person. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

New CSS Showcase for masses New gallery update daily with best websites. First place to go for a new nice websites. All you got in one place. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

5 Steps to Building Better Websites Included in this article are 5 principles that guarantee your website to be more usable, more effective and overall more enjoyable for everyone involved. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

Your SS Number Is Just a Click Away IT'S A GOOD THING THAT B.J. Ostergren isn't in the business of identity theft. Stacked in boxes in her home in Richmond, Va., are papers with about 12,000 Social Security numbers, along with corresponding names, home addresses and signatures of their owners. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

007 GoldenEye High A parody of the classic shooter, well made and brings back some good memories. From on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

Sydney Moodle Conference 2006 The conference will provide a series of keynotes/plenaries as well as workshops and panel discussions aimed at better informing Moodle users of all levels. Be they new, existing users or highly technical. Attending will be Martin Dougiamas, founder and doting father of Moodle along with developers, teachers and users from both Australia and New Zealand. Registration details are at: http://smc.monte.nsw.edu.au/mod/resource/view.php?id=7 From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 3:29 a.m..

National Indigenous Cadetship Project The National Indigenous Cadetship Project (NICP) is an Australian Government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Indigenous Australians. It links Indigenous tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and work placements. The student page provides information on the NCIP and how to find a cadetship. From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 3:28 a.m..

International Primary Curriculum The International Primary Curriculum was originally developed for schools operated around the world by international oil giant Shell and is now being used to teach children in countries around the world. The three main features are: thematic education; multiple learning styles; international outlook. It is based on a set of explicitly defined learning goals or standards for every subject of the curriculum, for personal development and, uniquely, for the development of 'international-mindedness'. It includes more than 70 Units of Work around which to build a dynamic and exciting thema From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

11 cousins give up stomachs after tests confirm rare genetic defect Mike Slabaugh doesn‘t have a stomach. Neither do his 10 cousins. Growing up, they watched helplessly as a rare hereditary stomach cancer killed their grandmother and some of their parents, aunts and uncles. The choice was: risk the odds that they might not develop cancer, with a 70 percent chance they would; or have their stomachs removed. From digg on June 19, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

OECD Ministers to Discuss Challenges Facing Higher Education Systems More people in OECD countries are going to university, taking a wider range of courses than ever before. But standards need to be maintained and improved, and courses must match today's needs for individuals and for society at large. How best to ensure quality, equity and efficiency in all aspects of higher education will be the theme of a meeting of Ministers of Education from OECD countries in Athens on 27-28 June 2006. The meeting will open at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27 June with addresses by Greece's Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs, Marietta Giannakou, and OECD From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Teaching Languages in the Primary School: Examples from Current Practice This guide to teaching languages has been developed as a practical resource for teachers, school leaders and curriculum advisers working in and with Australian primary schools. It aims to stimulate professional reflection by providing examples and practical ideas drawn from current practice to address issues that affect primary languages programs. The thirteen approaches featured in the resource should be useful for schools wishing to introduce new languages programme as well as those wishing to enhance the quality and sustainability of an existing program. From EdNA Online on June 19, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Web Directions 2006 Hear from international speakers: Kelly Goto, Derek Featherstone, Jeremy Keith, Thomas Vander Wal, Andy Clarke and Molly Holzschlag, as well as many local experts in the areas of: standards based development with (X)HTML, CSS, DOM; scripting and AJAX; the latest design approaches; web app design and development; user experience interaction design; information architecture, including tag clouds and folksonomies; website and web app accessibility; workflow and strategy; RSS and syndication; designing for mobile devices; user generated content; and moving your organisation to web standards. From digg on June 18, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

How to speed up PDF loading with Adobe Acrobat It took me far too many years to finally get sick of how slow Adobe Acrobat loads PDF files. It was taking between 10 and 30 seconds to load a single file. How could this be? Well, I found a solution and I highly recommend it to everyone, everywhere - it’s that good. From digg on June 18, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

7.6% of all iPod owners would switch to a mac A stunning survey reveals that 7.6% of windows users would switch to a mac, even if it couldn't run windows. That said, over 20% would switch if they could run windows. From digg on June 18, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..

Web Directions Event: Lars Rasmussen of Google Maps and Dean Jackson of the W3C The speakers for this event are Lars Rasmussen, a lead engineer of the team that created Google Maps and Dean Jackson of the W3C. Lars Rasmussen will talk about the design and development challenges and solutions involved in complex web based applications, and demonstrate some of the things the Google Maps team have been working on. Dean Jackson is the technical lead for the W3C’s Web APIs Working Group. This group is working to develop standard APIs for client-side Web Application development, which includes both documenting existing APIs such as XMLHttpRequest (the X in 'Ajax') a From EdNA Online on June 18, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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