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The Knights of the Bitchy Round Table Ugh, I promised myself I wasn't going to get involved in the whole Star Jones/Barbara Walters/The View thing, but after inadvertently seeing comments from Star Jones on the news I can't resist. Jones said something to the effect of (and I paraphrase) that she wasn't going to get involved in a cat fight because she was a professional and there ought to be a better standard for women in business than to be reduced to such behavior. Hear hear Star. Too bad Barbara Walters et al couldn't conduct themselves with more decorum. Everyone keeps saying that Jones burned From Undesignated Blog on June 30, 2006 at 10:31 p.m..


$349 a Gallon Color Changing Wall Paint The paint changes color from dark to light when it is touched or otherwise exposed to heat. It can be applied as a single coat to add dimension to existing colors. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Amazing new commercial for Coca Cola Great PsyOp work From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Windows apps on a Mac... NATIVELY w/o Windows (Images) CrossOver Office (from Codeweavers) for the Mac allows Windows programs to run on Apple Computer's system without a copy of the Microsoft OS installed. Here the software is running Microsoft Project. 2 Images. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


XBox 360 price drop..... Already Dell offers the 360 at a reduced price already. Uh-oh Sony From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


A Safer Way to Detect Heart Disease Researchers have used a specialized type of MRI to detect 88 percent of cases of coronary artery disease in a group of patients with chest pain. The results suggest that the imaging technique can detect heart disease as accurately as conventional methods, but with much less risk. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Xaio Xaio Stick Fighting Remember that stick man kung-fu matrix style animation? Well now you can be in the game! Mind you this is only a demo but its still alot of fun, I wonder when the full version will be realeased. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


eBay & Buffet: Lunch With Billionaire Sells for $620,100 The winning bidder will be able to take seven friends to lunch with Buffett, who is chairman and chief executive of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The owners of the Smith and Wollensky restaurant in New York contributed $10,000 to Glide and will host the lunch. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Using ICMP tunneling to steal Internet You connect to a open access wireless network. You are prompted with some sort of authorization page when you open a browser, but you can easily ping external hosts. You don't have authorization for TCP or other traffic, so what do you do? Tunnel! This article explains the basics of ICMP tunneling, and how it works. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Bluetooth iPod Adapter - bout damn time! Finally, I've been waiting to unplug my headphones and go wireless! From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


IBM using Napoleon Dynamite quote to encrypt data The phrase is used as the cipher key IBM are using to publish encrypted XML at this year's Wimbledon grand slam. But is this a rather glaring lapse in security or an easter egg for curious hackers, many of whom would surely be fans of the quirky movie. Can you guess the quote? From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Game Evolution in Horror: Friday the 13th to Condemned A short writeup of the evolution from horror games like Friday the 13th(NES) to Condemned: Criminal Origins (xbox360). Take a look back at old style "fright" games and how they've changed in the last 20 or so years. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Not everyone cooperated with the NSA Apparently the national call database isn't as complete as was originally thought. While lawmakers who support the Bush administration's domestic spying program see the gaps in the database as a problem; I'm sure there are many others who see this as a good thing. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (ain't it cool news) "Mateys and scalawags – drink up, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST is 20,000 leagues more badbum than the original. This film is just frecking swaggeringly cool from beginning to end." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Overview of who owns the Media in the US Doesn't look like it's been updated recently, but this shows you a chart of which companies own which media. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


First official Beatles stage show opens Lucy swoops on a trapeze across a sky twinkling with diamonds, Mr. Kite presides over a psychedelic circus of stiltwalkers and acrobats, and the unmistakable voices of John, Paul, George and Ringo fill the surround sound-equipped arena. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


20 Years of Rare Space Shuttle Images Gallery of some rare images from the past 20 years of the Space Shuttle program. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Use your credit card at the Coke machine Ever been caught dying of thirst without any cash? Fear no more, use your credit card at the Coke machine! From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Protection from our "Protectors" And the hypocritical hits just keep coming. Congress "slapped" the news media -- specifically The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, et al -- with a flacid censure for revealing that the feds, presumably under the powers granted them by the Patriot Act, are monitoring Americans' bank accounts. Well duh. Do you think we don't know that? For instance, a couple of weeks ago Incognito and I closed out our bank account to move to a different bank. Once the bank account was c From Undesignated Blog on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


45,000 Bottle Rockets Launching 45,000 Bottle Rockets in 2 minutes. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


PS3 Complexity Could Hinder Yields Analyst P.J. McNealy of American Technology Research told a select group of marketers at an MI6 luncheon that the PlayStation 3's complexity could act as a significant hurdle in the early phases of console production. He said that the number of parts used to make a PS3 is even more astounding that the 1,700 parts found in the Xbox 360. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Student sues over IM-related suspension Student at Weedsport Middle School sues after being suspended for a semester for having an allegedly "threatening" instant-message icon on his home computer.U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue rules in favor of the school district, dismissing the student's claims. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Apple to release TiVo Killing "AppleVision" set-top box Analysts believe that Apple are set to release a set-top box, utilizing Front Row technology, creating a potential 'TiVo Killer'. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Boy Who Died on Disney Coaster Had Heart Defect The 12-year-old boy who died after riding a Walt Disney World roller coaster had a congenital heart defect, a medical examiner determined today. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


PS3 'Could Come Third' in Console Battle DFC Intelligence's David Cole ponders Sony's future, and says the firm could wind up behind Microsoft and Nintendo in the next generation. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Keira Knightley Video Interview Keira was on hand this past week at the Pirates Press Day and she sat down to talk a bit about Pirates, Johnny and and having a whole heck of a lot of fun. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Transporting Live Fish Without Water It was really a fish. And there was no water. And it was breathing! Without using water, fish exporters can save as much as 75 percent of air freight costs! Wow! From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Most networks to go live for Discovery launch If the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from its Florida launch pad at 3:49 p.m. EDT Saturday, all but one of the major networks will cover it live. Only CBS has opted not to cover the launch live. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


XM Radio Sends out Wrong Phone Number, Business Gets 78,000 Calls As co-owner of a telecommunications business, Bob Pretzel expects to get a wrong number phone call occasionally -- but 78,000 is another story. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Lil' Kim To Be Released From Jail On Monday "...The rapper has been jailed since Sept. 19 after being convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside New York radio station station WQHT." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


More ideas for your business blog Consider using micro media to reach more people and to offer more unique content from your business blog. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Xbox 360 Cooler Comparison Does your smoking hot Xbox 360 worry you? [H] Console looks at a couple of devices, one from Pelican and one from Nyco, that will cool off your Xbox 360 while not breaking the bank. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Police officer caught having 'ticket-avoidance sex' A Hugo police officer has been terminated from his position. Hugo city officials say that a citizen took this picture of the police officer engaging in activities in his police vehicle. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Jon Stewart on the 7 man Sears Tower plot. "If you're going to wage a full ground war against the united states, you probably need more than seven people..." Hilarious From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


The Periodic Table of Poetry Chemistry and poetry together as never before. Curious? Explore the Periodic Table of Elements you know and love — with a twist! Click on your favorite element for a poem. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Video: Plant Plays Dead When Touched I first saw this plant in Colombia several years ago, and have never seen it since, except today in this video. I figured I'd post it because there are not very many plants this cool. If you ever have a chance to find the Mimosa you'll find it's a fun plant watch fake it's own death when you touch it. Can someone send me a us specimen? From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


The History of MySpace There's more to MySpace than just users with questionable web design skills. The site itself has something of a shady history. With a little bit of research, I've managed to piece together a timeline for how the site actually came about. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


The Electronic Nose "It can look at odors like the human nose does, or can look at specific chemicals". "It's a high-performance detection device for things like chemicals, explosives, and other chemical compounds but it's different from a chemical analysis device in that it doesn't target the chemicals itself, it targets the odors." From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Dozens Barred From Tour de France After Doping Scandal Favorites Jan Ullrich, Ivan Basso and other cyclists were barred Friday from the Tour de France in the biggest doping scandal to hit cycling in years. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Putin's hold on the Russians Good article on Putin, some interesting tidbits I never knew, like; Putin was a KGB spy in East Germany and he has a blackbelt in Judo. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Sony Trademarks PS3 Controller: PooS "The newest, frankly incredible trademark to be taken by a gaming company? Sony Japan has trademarked the PS3 controller as PooS. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Teach your kids some real computers skills, the hard way - install linux The in's and out's of modern computing and the computer skills of children. "You proudly tell everyone you know that your children are good at computers. You are sadly mistaken." From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


10 Ways to Tweak Your Tech Résumé 1. ATS: The most important letters you need to know From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Betting on Blank Check IPOs Companies like to raise money first and decide what to do with it later. For investors, however, that can be tricky. Everybody wants a blank check. So-called blank check initial public offerings are in the midst of a renaissance, though they might not provide much of a thrill. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


How to make the perfect Omelet with a Zip lock Bag - Video - in English Perfect demonstration of how a Zip lock bag can be used to make the perfect omelet. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Pamela Anderson Bares All in London Pamela Anderson's boobs may have been seen before, but they still drive the paparazzi wild. In London to host an awards ceremony for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Stella McCartney's Bruton Street store last night, "I got my dress caught on my head on the way," she said breathlessly afterwards as she struggled back into it. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Senator John Kerry speaks up for Net Neutrality on Save The Internet.com Sen. Kerry starts his article, "On Wednesday in the Senate Commerce Committee I warned that those of us who believe in net neutrality will block legislation that doesn’t get the job done. It looks like that’s the fight we’re going to have." From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Superman Returns has 21 Million Dollar opening day...ho hum. "Superman Return raked in $21 million on Wednesday, which includes grosses from Tuesday night preview showings. Its opening day ranks as the 29th highest-grossing ever and eighth when counting only Wednesday starts." Very good, but hardly 'super'...sorry...Spider Man 2 made 40.4 mil on its Wednesday debut 2 year ago. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Study shows global warming may not lead to greater crop yields Scientists had thought that there was one potential upside to global warming: more food to feed the world. From on June 30, 2006 at 5:58 p.m..


Sony Ordered to Pay Extra $243M in Taxes Sony Corp. said Friday that Japanese tax authorities have ordered it to pay an estimated 27.9 billion yen ($243 million) in additional taxes. The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau ordered the company to pay the additional taxes related to its game console and other operations in the U.S. after finding fault with previous tax filings. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Google: So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits Rivals get the jitters when Google's non-search products grab headlines. But a close look shows that so far, there's not a market leader among them. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Stephen Colbert on the Guantanamo Bay Prison Debate! What do you do after you've successfully converted 460 people into America haters and the rest of the world steps in demanding they be unleashed? Maybe it's not enough to teach them how to kill themselves. Watch Stephen Colbert throw down a debate against somone with the biggest of balls. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Top 10 Coolest Desiner Gadgets From the mysteriously floating Giovannoni Timesphere, to a futuristic Transparent Toaster, here is a list of extremely cool designs of future gadgets. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


The Ten Assumptions of Tech Support Technicians believe that users ought to be interested in technology and explanations. They become frustrated when they discover that users are interested only in results. Technicians cannot guarantee results, but they can explain in user-incomprehensible detail why things used to work but then ceased working, and why things will be working again... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Yetisports Olympics: First 5 Yetisports game in 1! Play the first 5 yetisports games in 1 big game. What's your score? From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Full nuclear weapons debate urged There needs to be a "genuine and meaningful" public debate on whether the UK should keep its nuclear weapons, the Commons defence committee has said. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Insect species named after Star Wars characters! Ever wonder what it would be like to see Yoda fly by your head or hear Chewbacca buzz instead of roar? Now you can find out thanks to entomologists Arnold Menke and David Vincent. These bug experts named new wasp species discovered in 1983 after their favorite Star Wars characters: Polemistus chewbacca, Polemistus vaderi, and Polemistus yoda. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Change a Light Bulb: It Really Can Make a Difference A global switch to efficient lighting systems would trim the world's electricity bill by nearly one-tenth. The carbon dioxide emissions saved by such a switch would, it concludes, dwarf cuts so far achieved by adopting wind and solar power. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


AMD to release new low-cost dual core 3600+ processor AMD has taken some heat in the past few years for the higher costs of their processors. They're not willing to let it slide, though, and they're out to prove it with their new low-cost Athlon X2 3600+. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Fox News Ratings Plummet So far during the second quarter, the No. 1 cable news channel’s primetime schedule has dropped 22% in its core 25-54 demo and 8% in total viewers. The first quarter was even worse. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Brazilian Trees May Harbor Millions of Unidentified Species of Bacteria The Atlantic forests of Brazil, which in the past 400 years have been reduced to less than 8 percent of their original size, could contain as many as 13 million unidentified species of bacteria, a new study has found. They indicate a potentially untapped resource for drug development. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


SC: 30/06 Microsoft re-issues security patch MS06-025 Microsoft has updated a security patch it issued earlier this month after finding that it caused problems for a number of users using dial-up internet connections; soon after the patch was released, Microsoft confirmed that some users dialling into corporate and education networks, along with some customers with dial-up connections with ISPs, were being cut off once the patch was installed ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on June 30, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Police won't chase if thief has no helmet Police refused to chase a thief who had stolen a moped because the youth was not wearing a helmet, the victim said yesterday. Max Foster, 18, said officers told him they feared being sued if the thief fell off the moped and injured himself. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Octopus can turn invisible at will! This octopus can camouflage to the point of unassailable invisibility! From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Space Shuttle's New Tools: Remote Control Landing & The "Pink Goo Gun" When the space shuttle Discovery launches its seven-astronaut crew Saturday, tucked inside its cargo bins will be two new tools for heat shield repair and a remote control landing, though neither are expected to be needed. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Bug Chasers: The men who long to be HIV+ An underground world that has sprouted, driven almost completely by the Internet, in which men who want to be infected with HIV get together with those who are willing to infect them. The men who want the virus are called "bug chasers". This is pretty messed up if you ask me. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Taking a closer look at designing a website I found this on the net, hilarious, but oh so true. Don’t you think IE users should switch just to make the lives of many web designers (including me) a lot easier? We’ll see how IE7 handles CSS. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


A Car Navigation System That Takes Pictures The camera lets you take pictures of places you've been. Geographical coordinates are then assigned to each picture, so that you can bring up a gallery, and choose your destination by clicking on a picture. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


How to boil an egg with two mobile phones Unusual experiment which should make us think more about the risks connected to mobile phone radiations... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Why Congress is Debating Flag-Burning Instead Of Global Warming. The Top 7 Ways You Can Tell It's Mid-Term Election Time. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Supposing ... I'm too old for MySpace Great article describing the confused state and older geek falls into...... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Google Video now has ratings, share this video, and other YouTubelike stuff Google has gone Web 2.0 with their video offering. I wonder if this will make Kevin and Alex like GoogleVideo more? From digg on June 30, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Personal Biometric Device offers secure access to multiple facilities. Now this is an interesting key-fob-sized device designed to eliminate the need for employees to use multiple access cards and passwords. The plusID authenticates a user's identity with their fingerprint and enables secure access to buildings and other physical facilities, local and remote computers and networks. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Serious Concerns Expressed in Emails Over Safety of Shuttle Discovery Key officials responsible for overseeing NASA expressed serious concerns about launching space shuttle Discovery without additional work to prevent foam insulation from breaking off the ship's fuel tank. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Can air power a bus? Prototype built by a bus mechanic could be ready in August. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


iClip, the best multiple clipboard app for Mac, is free for today! MacZot is giving away Inventive's awesome multiple clipboard app iClip right now. It's normally $20, and as a previous (very happy) customer, I can tell you that it's well worth a free download folks. If you enjoyed the free widget, make sure to check this out. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


CouchSurfing Deletes Itself, Shuts Down "This is just ridiculous. Three year old CouchSurfing, a beloved service used by some 90,000 members, had multiple database crashes and critical parts of the software and data were irretrievably lost. They are not rebuilding the service. They literally put themselves out of business." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Living with half a brain (Hemispherectomies) Lacy suffers from a rare malformation of the brain, known as hemimegalencephaly, in which one hemisphere grows larger than the other. The condition causes seizures, and Lacy was having so many—up to forty in a day—that, at an age when other toddlers were trying out sentences, she could produce only a few language-like sounds. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Cervical Cancer Vaccine given BIG(2 Billion Dollar) thumbs up by government "A federal vaccine advisory panel voted unanimously yesterday to recommend that all girls and women ages 11 to 26 receive a new vaccine that prevents most cases of cervical cancer." "...all but commits the federal government to spend as much as $2 billion alone on a program to buy the vaccine for the nation's poorest girls from 11 to 18." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


The American Scientist: An endangered species? Politicians are freaking out about competition from China and India, especially when the drastic drop in American scientists and engineers being produced by the nation's universities is considered. But is the situation quite as bleak as everyone seems to think? Re-analyzed data paints a much prettier picture... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


See the Space Ship Leave our Orbit If weather permits, there is a good chance for skywatchers across much of the United States and southern Canada to see the Space Shuttle Discovery in orbit. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Blizzard Allows Paid Character Transfers for World of Warcraft "The Paid Character Transfer feature allows you to move characters to other realms and even from one account where you are the subscriber to another account where you are the subscriber, subject to certain restrictions. The cost of each paid character transfer is $25.00 USD per character." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Linux OS On New Notebooks? Thanks to the chaps at LinuxCertified, you no longer have the difficulty of installing an open source operating system on your old laptop. Now you can order a Linux notebook that is preloaded, right out of the box. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Marks on Clay: Patterns in Words and Color Presentation of visiting artists in an exploration of the nature of clay and the meaning of marks and colors. Seth Rainville presented two workshops at EMCC in which attendees works on decorating clay tiles for a movable mural (ala refrigerator magnets) in response to a "journey jar" Seth made. Elaine and Tom Coleman presented at GC, PC and EMCC demoing their skills with marks and carving on clay. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on June 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


PHP Security by Example Nice flash presentation that will provide you with a good foundation on how to make your PHP apps more secure. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Cherry growers blame president for lack of migrant farmworkers Oregon farmers contend that the U.S. government's decision to place National Guard troops along the Mexican border is contributing to a shortage of workers to pick ripe fruit. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Must know tips & tricks for photographers using photoshop Some really neat tips, tricks and tutorials that can make a huge impact on your pictures. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Alaska district tries selling school on eBay Local officials in the rural Alaskan town of King Cove have put an old school up for sale on eBay, saying they hope to raise $1.8 million. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Not-so-magnificent flying machines A weird and wonderful selection of flying machines attempt to stay airborne in a wacky competition in the Czech republic. An amusing video report from Reuters documenting some pretty weak efforts to build flying machines - most just fall straight into the river. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Gene amplification rules discovered Using yeast as a model organism, researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered that the location of a hairpin-capped break relative to the end of the chromosome will determine the fate of gene amplification. Understanding the rules governing the amplification of genetic material may allow researchers to prevent the growth of tumors. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Which films of past decade best reflect American life? I can't believe they didn't have Office Space in the list! From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Napster's new 1GB Video Player for $50 - supports MPEG, MP3 & WMA DRM10 PlaysForSure files from Napster To Go, but regular old WMA files and MP3s are supported as well, and it doesn't seem that Napster has made an effort to lock down the player from other services. You can also play back MPEG-4 video on the tiny, but nice, 128 x 160 LCD, From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Shadowcrew Co-Founder Sentenced "The man who administered and co-founded what federal law enforcement officials described as one of the largest illegal online centers that trafficked in hundreds of thousands of stolen credit card numbers was sentenced Thursday to 32 months in prison." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Amazing ping pong ball shots Here is a group of guys that decided they would work tirelessly to improve their hand-eye coordination, skills of patience, and precision. Some seriously amazing shots...and alot of free time From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Engineering Gems of the U.S. Highway System The U.S. interstate highway system is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The system of highways profoundly changed American society: where we live, how we live and how much we depend on our cars. In honor of this milestone, Melissa Block and Michele Norris talk to three civil engineers about their favorite part of the system. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Growing Up In Gitmo Omar Khadr isn't your average Guantanamo detainee. A Canadian citizen of Arab descent, Khadr was taken into U.S. custody when he was 15 years old on charges of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Now 19, Omar has spent four years of his teenage life growing up at Gitmo. It's unclear when, or if, he'll get the chance to argue for his freedom. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


A year after Live 8, rich countries have failed to keep their promise "A year after billions watched last summer's Live 8 concerts, the report, published by Data - the organisation set up by Bob Geldof and the U2 singer Bono - said the industrialised countries had delivered on only 1 of their 3 priorities, debt relief." Who does Bono think he is?... Telling countries to help the world... Psh. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


The Simpsons on Conan O Brien (video) This is a video of the guys who do the Simpsons voices on Conan O Brien From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Ford Reverses on Hybrids, says "Just Kidding!" Buying an "American" hybrid in the future will be a bit more of a challenge as Ford says it was just kidding about its pledge to produce 250,000 hybrids per year. Instead of ramping up production of hybrids, the company is going to focus on flex-fuel vehicles... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Ultimate TV-B-Gone - turns off TVs from 90 feet away This TV-B-Gone uses a 9V battery to send its signal through a matrix of 20 IR LEDS. This extends the working range of the device to about 90ft (line of sight). Using this in a regular sized room you are pretty much guaranteed to kill the TV no matter where you point it. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


The New "F" Word Hilarious Firefox Flick... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Man behind anti-Clinton ad convicted A political consultant whose company was behind a television ad accusing the Clinton-Gore administration of giving away nuclear technology was convicted of child molestation charges. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Ants Track Their Steps With An Internal Pedometer "Desert ants have an internal system - like a pedometer - that keeps track of how many steps they take, according to a new study. The insects seem to rely on this system to find their way back to the nest after foraging. Other insects may also possess this pedometer-like system." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Trailer) Artist. Humanitarian. National Threat it reads on Apple's page. The film comes out in September of 2006, I can't wait to see it. It's available in HD as well. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Video now posted! OSVids has a video preview of SLED 10. After spending the day with it I can say with certaincy that Novell has returned to the desktop scene with a vengance, and is ready to give Microsoft a run for it's money. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


RIM reaps more BlackBerry users Research In Motion Ltd. is on track to add as many as 700,000 subscribers for its BlackBerry service this summer, more than most analysts expected and a sign the company is holding its own in the battle of the handheld devices. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


A dot for every second in the day You can use Lots of dots to get a feel for time. At one dot per second, here is what a day looks like... Or Run it as a clock: http://www.vendian.org/envelope/dir2/day_of_dots_clock/?do=14:22:19 From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


what is eon8 and what is x13600 This is a weird site, no one seems to know what it is. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


the REAL reason Google did NOT buy MySpace - AdSense says Web 2.0 Founder A Source Leaked privately WHY Google decided AGAINST buying MySpace From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Boomerang-Shaped Liquid Crystals Focus of New Study "Imagine harvesting your legs' energy during walking to charge your cell phone." A group of researchers from Kent State University's Department of Physics and Liquid Crystal Institute has been awarded an $536,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study a new class of liquid crystal molecules, known for their "boomerang" shape. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Great Hammerhead Shark Sets Record A necropsy performed on the 14-foot-long shark that weighed 1,280 pounds found 52 fully developed pups, as well as three that were underdeveloped. The shark was caught by recreational fishermen off the coast of Boca Grande and was taken to the marine lab for study. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Stream your entire music collection through a web browser! This is a really awesome application, I tried others, but I hated having just use the browser to select what song to play, and then use a media player to play the stream. With this I can stream it directly through a browser and even create playlists. It's so nice being able to listen to my entire music collection from home while at work. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Super-slim laser beams promise to boost optical disc capacity Researchers at Japan's Kyoto University have recently announced a breakthrough method for shaping laser beams that could result in optical disc capacities up to ten times higher than what's current available from state-of-the-art HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Study Detects Prejudice In The Brain Twenty-four Princeton University undergraduates viewed color photographs of different social groups. The scientists say they believe brain imaging provides a more accurate depiction of such prejudice than verbal reporting usually used in research studies. The findings will appear in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Intel Delays 'Conroe' by four days Intel has allegedly put back the shipment of its 'Conroe' Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors by a whopping four days. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Cool light leads to greener chips A technique that could lead to cheap, environmentally-friendly microchips has been developed by UK researchers. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


MySpace has sent cease and desist letters to several Web sites The social network, owned by Newscorp., has sent cease and desist letters to several Web sites with services built to thrive off MySpace membership, a community in the tens of millions. The MySpace legal letters ask that piggybackers shut down. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


EMC To Acquire RSA Security For $2.1Billion "The mandate is clear from our customers: We need to be able to ensure that the information is secure and encrypted" with identity management and other protections, said Joe Tucci, EMC's chairman, president and CEO. "These are the things that RSA brings to EMC." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Breaking News: Dutch Government Resings The Dutch government is resigning after losing the support of one of its coalition partners, says Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. D66, the coalition's smallest member, withdrew its support in a row over Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Bono asked to aid copy-protection fight "He's bent the ear of world leaders on social causes. He's a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He's a rock star. But could the lead singer of U2 also become a front man for a grass-roots campaign seeking to change how the music industry does business?" From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


2007 Honda Civic Type S 3-door Hatchback Unveiled Type S is aimed at younger customers wanting style and performance in a 3-door package. Lots of photos. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Leaked Motorola Prototype Cell Phone Pictures From what we know, it will feature a 0.3-megapixel video conferencing camera, 64MB of internal memory, MicroSD card slot, and stereo speakers. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


'Net Neutrality' Unlikely To Affect Google "The prospect of telecom companies creating a tiered pricing system on the Internet based on bandwidth usage will not significantly hurt Google, according to a Friday report by Cowen and Company." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


'Sugar plastic' could reduce reliance on petroleum A new way to make plastics out of sugar could help reduce the world’s reliance on petroleum. The technique could ultimately allow industry to make plastics from high-fructose corn syrups or other plant materials. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Ancient Seal Remains Reveal Antarctica Used to be Much Warmer That's funny...I didn't think the internal combustion engine was around back then. Go figure. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Know your rights when you've been pulled over Video on what you should know when you've been pulled over by the police. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Has Noah's Ark Been Found? A Team Of Texas Archaeologists Believe So. "A team of Texas archaeologists believe they may have located the remains of Noah's Ark in Iran's Elburz mountain range." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


9/11 Survivor Accounts Released In Podcasts "I wanted to crawl into my fire helmet." Firefighter Mickey Kross describes a fierce wind lifting him up amid the collapse of the North Tower, in a podcast from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


2004 Pentagon Report Predicts Rioting and Nuclear War Due to Climate Change According to those who've viewed the suppressed 2004 Pentagon report, the document predicts that climate change will cause global rioting and anarchy, and the use of nuclear threats to defend dwindling food and energy. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Red Hat Partners Report More Customers Dropping Windows For Linux Especially interesting in a Wall Street analyst's recent report is a finding that 45% of Red Hat's partners are seeing customers migrating from Windows to Red Hat. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


10 Things Men Hate About Women They use sex as a weapon while pretending their chaste. They critisize other women, from their friends to their mothers and constantly use us as emotional crutches. They talk in "code" and are incredibly jealous. Regardless of how much we can't live without them, there are certain things we can definitely do without. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Bill Gates: Where are his billions going? "There are many in the aid world who are critical of Bill Gates. Focusing on next-generation research, they argue, is not the best use of the money. There are low-cost solutions - like providing bed nets and insecticide - which would produce immediate effects." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Man charged after videotaping police A man was charged with violating state wiretap laws by recording a detective on his home security camera, while the detective was investigating the man’s sons. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


How could altruism evolve in a cheaters' world? Game theory suggests that cheaters should win every time. Theories requiring cognition explain altruism only in humans and higher-order animals, leaving big questions unanswered. New research shows the answer may be cooperators thrive in small groups, are more fit, and reproduce faster allowing their offspring to dominate. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Toms Hardware Covers Seagate's New 750GB Perpendicular Desktop Hard Disk Toms Hardware covers Seagate's new 750GB 3.5" Desktop hard disk based on the new Perpendicular storage technology. Quote, "delivering the best transfer performance this side of the Raptor, but with five times the size" From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Apple's Intel transition: How's it going? Apple sent a seismic shockwave through the Mac market a year ago when it announced that was ditching its long-time processor suppliers IBM and Motorola in favor of chips from occasional arch-nemesis Intel. How is the Mac-maker's transition to Intel chips going? From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Insaine Smart Car Video -- Amazingly Safe Video shows a few crashes of a smart car. One of the crashes is a 70 mph head on collision against a concrete wall...just watch to see what happens.... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


MySpace mugging: not just kids at risk It seems that it isn't just teenage girls who are in danger on MySpace. A 22-year-old Florida man has been held up at gunpoint after going to meet an 18-year-old he made contact with on the MySpace network. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Large Scale Computer Attacks Predicted by Feds The cyber threat confronting the United States is rapidly increasing as the number of hackers with the tools and abilities to use computers against the United States is rising. Also, the sky _is_ falling. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Relay: Ajax Directory Manager Are you fed up with that lame old directory manager your hosting company provided you with for you website or blog? If you are already familiar with windows or mac file browsers, why should you have to change the way you work for the web? Try Relay for a change. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Will Windows Genuine Advantage Become Microsoft's Rootkit? "While WGA doesn't seem nearly as bad as the Sony rootkit, Microsoft's slow response to complaints could create backlash against the company in the same way that Sony BMG faced a ton of backlash." From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Microsoft says Vista beta testers better hurry For those who want to try out the current test version of Microsoft's Windows Vista, it may be now or never. The company is nearing its self-imposed cutoff point and plans to stop allowing new downloads after Friday. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


In Mexico, Internet music piracy rising with broadband connections On Genova Street in downtown Mexico City, illegally copied CDs of music by top U.S. artists sell for 20 pesos, just under $2 a piece, Music is even cheaper a few hundred yards away, inside the Internet cafes surrounding the pedestrian plaza of the Glorieta Insurgentes. At eMilios, about 20 customers a day fill virgin discs with illegally downloaded From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


World's First Teraflop Supercomputer Decommissioned The world's first teraflop computer has been decommissioned by the U.S. government despite still being among the world's 500 fastest supercomputers. Although young in age, the historic supercomputer -- based at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., and known as ASCI Red -- is very old by supercomputer standards. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Stolen laptop with veterans' data recovered A stolen laptop computer containing sensitive information on more than 26 million U.S. military veterans has been recovered and a preliminary review indicated no data was taken... From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Possibly the greatest TV advert ever made? This advert for Lynx deodorant was shown on ITV1 just before the England World Cup match. From digg on June 30, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC), an Australian Government initiative announced in the 2003/04 budget. The study aimed to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families, and communities. Footprints in Time will provide a data resource that can be drawn on by Australian governments, researchers, service providers, parents and communities. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Reaching Your Market: Web Strategies for VET Providers This report aims to provide Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) providers with strategic insights and technical tips about online marketing using the most effective web strategies. It provides an overview of the major findings, action points and suggestions for all Vocational Education and Training (VET) Providers to consider in the development of their online strategies, and includes examples of best practice. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Repertoires for Diversity: Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practice in Inclusive Schools in Tasmania This report examined what 'value adding' schools in Tasmania do for all students, but particularly students with very high literacy and numeracy learning needs in inclusive school environments in the primary and middle years of schooling. Support available for and the effective teaching of these students was also examined. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Novell takes Microsoft fight to desktop "Novell has very loyal customers, and a solid install base... It just won't die." From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


NASA's J-Track 3-D: Track 900 man-made satellites in real-time "What you will see (assuming your system supports this JAVA applet) is a plot in 3-dimensions showing the position of these satellites. Be sure to try the "Satellite" pull-down menu to choose which satellite you wish to view." From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Big Test For Single-Sex Public Schools The US is about to start an experiment to quell a gender war over whether schools favor boys or girls. The Education Department will soon issue rules to expand the number of single-sex public schools. But will such segregation really end this debate? From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Mummified remains in Hungary offer unique opportunities A story and video about more than 200 bodies found in a walled-up crypt provide a unique insight into 18th century lives. In addition, since almost 70% of them were found to be infected with tuberculosis, but not all succumbed to the disease, a protein preventing the development of TB could lead to new gene therapy treatments. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


How to assemble a computer A Simple and short video on how to assemble a computer. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Amazing Energizer Webcam - can it be DiggDestroyed? The Apache Web Server is smoking as CollegeHumor.Com, SomethingAwful, and others pound the (oh-so-exciting) grass webcam along with their hilarious commentary on the Blog. Figured it was worth a re-submit to see if the 100 Mbps real-time feed can handle the DIGG effect. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Skype to sweeten bitter pill In a recent meeting, Kurt Sauer, Skype's chief security officer talked about the security features in Skype, and how the company could make its products and services more amenable to corporate IT managers and network security specialists. It's not quite there yet, but the company is definitely heading in the right direction. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Google Checkout: no PayPal killer Google may be trying to displace PayPal for small business use (and maybe even get into larger accounts than PayPal ever did) but let's be clear: this is not going to be a person-to-person payment system anytime soon. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Wii lookin' wee next to PS3 Remember that dude DocCRP, who made a cardboard representation of the Wii and put it next to a bunch of junk to show off the real size of the little guy? Well, he's back at it again. This time, he stacks up the Wii next to the monster truck-sized PlayStation 3. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Apple Acknowledges MacBook Stains as Manufacturing Defect With all the complaints popping up everywhere about the plastics of the white Macbooks, Apple has finally recognized it as a manufacturing problem after previously saying it was a cosmetic problem caused by the owner through improper handling. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Virtual Blue Angels A team of hardcore flight-sim enthusiasts virtually recreate the precision flight performance of the Blue Angels. Using the PC game, Lock On: Flaming Cliffs, six virtual pilots give the real life jet jockeys a run for their money. Perhaps the only thing lacking is the excruciating Gs and the fact that one false move won't end in certain death. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Drunk Driver Game Avoid colliding with cars and trucks while driving tipsy. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Who's Line Is It Anyway? Feat Robin Williams Robin Williams is hilarious!!! From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Funny Microsoft Word Easter Egg Just type "= rand (200,99)" in MS Word and hit enter. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Wicked shotgun demonstration. Low recoil shotgun you can even shoot gangsta style. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Net neutrality amendment to Telcom bill dies before making it to Senate In a dramatic tie vote, a U.S. Senate committee rejected an amendment that would have preserved the status quo of equal pricing for all Internet traffic, an issue known as network neutrality. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Extreme Makeover Home Edition: No Happy Ending for This Family The ABC home-building reality TV show builds a home for five orphans who are later evicted by the family who took them in. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Israel seizes a third of the Palestinian cabinet and 23 legislators "Israeli troops seized 64 members of Hamas in the West Bank on Thursday, including a third of the Palestinian cabinet and 23 legislators, a move that Israeli officials said indicated a significant change in Israel's policy toward the Hamas government." From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


U.S. stocks tilt higher at opening; all eyes on Fed statement - MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - U.S. stocks moved higher at Thursday's opening, as fund managers grabbed bargains ahead of the end of the second quarter, amid nearly unanimous expectations that the Federal Reserve will lift rates by a quarter point in the afternoon. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Supreme Court: No newspapers for troublesome inmates The Supreme Court ruled prison officials did not violate the free-speech rights of troublesome inmates by keeping secular newspapers and magazines away from them. Although a 6-2 vote, the win could be short-lived, depending on whether there is another constitutional challenge to the prison's rules. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Seven Questions: North Korea’s Nukes In recent weeks, Pyongyang has reportedly expressed its intention to test a ballistic missile in the near future. The threat has put the United States, Japan, and other nations on edge. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Chicago unveils most ambitious bike plan in the United States The City of Chicago has unveiled Chicago's new Bike 2015 Plan, designed to guide the city's efforts to promote bicycling over the next decade. Mayor Richard M. Daley's goal is to make Chicago the most bicycle-friendly city in the United States. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


China rolls out the big guns, aiming for a dry Olympics When he's not tending cherry orchards outside Beijing, Yu Yonggang can be found behind the twin barrels of a 37mm anti-aircraft gun, blasting shells at passing clouds.Now Yu and the other rainmakers face their toughest challenge: making sure it stays dry for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


How To Cancel Your AOL Service In 3 Minutes Most people spend 30-60 minutes trying to cancel their AOL service. This will tell you what to say to the AOL reps. to get them to cancel your service. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


New E-Voting Study Shows How Easy It Is To Steal An Election If you have some basic tech skills, a few readily available tools, and some hooligan friends, then you too could steal an election. Sadly, election fraud ain't that hard in the age of electronic voting. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Use EasyUbuntu to make your Ubuntu Linux better the easy way The easiest and the fastest method to make Ubuntu the perfect desktop OS - this is EasyUbuntu. A short tutorial for the Linux beginners - how to install multimedia codecs, Flash, Java, Skype using graphical interface. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Bonfire: the future K3b killer? Maybe not yet, but it's a good start. Bonfire 0.3.90 is "just another CD/DVD burn application for the GNOME desktop." From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


BP Manipulated U.S. Propane Prices, Government Says. BP Plc, Europe's largest oil company, cornered the propane market in the northeastern U.S., driving up prices seeking to gain an illegal $20 million profit, the U.S. Justice Department and Commodity Futures Trading Commission said. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


The Myth of Al Qaeda Before 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s group was small and fractious. How Washington helped to build it into a global threat. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


How to safely land a plane -- by blowing one of its wings off An inventor in Bangkok has just patented a new way to safely crash-land a plane: By blowing one of its wings off and sending it into a spiralling dive, which -- he claims -- would give it a helicopter-like soft landing. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Fireworks Factory Explodes! Two words: HOLY SH**! From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Neave Games - Remakes of retro arcade classics Paul Neave has create flash games, remakes of retro arcade classics such as Frogger, Space Invaders, and more. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Women in Kuwait participate for the first time in heated election Kuwaiti women turned out in force to vote and to stand for the first time in parliamentary elections. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Sony President talks about $100 price point for PS3 games Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has hinted at the company's software pricing strategy for the PS3, suggesting games could be more expensive than Xbox 360 titles and talks about a $100 price point. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Largest Alzheimer’s clinical trial ever hopes for breakthrough Myriad Pharmaceuticals is conducting the trial, which will test a treatment called Flurizan, on 1,600 participants in 125 sites across the country. This is phase 3 of the testing; patients who participated in phase 2 of the trial have already improved and offer evidence that Flurizan may be a major breakthrough. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Diamond industry fears Warner Brothers' movie, ''The Blood Diamond.'' The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a mercenary and smuggler. It is still under production, but already has the World Diamond Congress in full propaganda mode. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


A CRAZY Improvised Synth Solo - A Must Watch. MooT BooXLe performing on the Synthesizers.com modular analogue synthesizer. This was improvised and good. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


The Second Coming of Pearl Jam Rolling Stone has a good interview with Pearl Jam - a bit heavy on grunge cliches, but generally an interesting look into the long running band. Did you know Eddie Vedder slow-danced with Kurt Cobain under the stage at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards to Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven? Neither did I. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Amazingly Detailed Flash Periodic Table Displays everything from boiling points to electron orbitals. Completely customizable coloring. Each element links to wikipedia. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Tasmanian Devil May Face Extinction A rare cancer is reportedly decimating Australia's dwindling Tasmanian Devil population. Originally regarded as a pest by residents of the Australian state of Tasmania, farmers have come to appreciate the Devils, ABC noted, because they keep the mice population in check. From on June 30, 2006 at 4:15 a.m..


Scandoo: Traffic Lights for Web Search Scandoo 'Traffic Lights for Web Search' provides a Web Search protected from internet security threats and offensive content. It puts an icon next to each search result that says whether it's safe, has 'bad' content, or if there's a web risk (e.g. spyware). It lets you choose what kind of sites you want to be warned about. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 4:14 a.m..


International Workshop on Advances in Web-based Learning, in conjunction with The 2006 International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering Recent advances in Web technologies have rapidly changed our life in various ways. Especially the Web has had many positive effects on education. It overcomes time and space limitations in traditional schools. Teachers and students are now using the Web to access vast amount of information and resources in the cyberspace. The Web also provides educators to implement a range of new teaching and learning practices, which redefine classroom-learning experiences. The aim of this session is to invite researchers from various fields to present and discuss their ideas on Web-based learning. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 4:14 a.m..


Experience of Studying Abroad for Exchange Students in Europe The report presents results of research done by the Erasmus Student Network in partnership with Petrus Communications. The aim of the research was to evaluate thee experience of studying abroad and the quality of services offered to foreign exchange students at European universities. The research was performed during June and July, 2005. The online survey was filled out by 7754 exchange students from universities around Europe. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Magic Flute: a Study Guide for Schools This study guide to Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, is aimed at 7–13. It provides background information and student activities for preparation or follow-up to viewing a live or recorded performance of the opera. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment A peer-reviewed, scholarly on-line journal addressing the intersection of computer-based technology, learning, and assessment. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


NASA - Was Einstein Wrong about Space Travel? Hypothetical problems are discussed, based on Albert Einstein's thory of Special Relativity. It includes a podcast of the discussion. A list of references is included. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


'Bandwidth hungry' Projects Test VTE Connectivity Three 'bandwidth hungry' projects are testing out the feasibility of having a national backbone network to connect the vocational and technical education system throughout Australia. Cost effective access to high capacity bandwidth will mean multimedia resources and interactive teaching approaches, such as video streaming, gaming, web conferencing and animation, are available to students and teachers. The 2005-2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework has funded three pilot projects, at $20,000 each, through its Access to Bandwidth Project, to demonstrate the possibilities of e-lea From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


myQuiz Digital Learning for Careers myQuiz is the new series of multimedia learning objects accessible from the myfuture website. The series has been developed to assist career practitioners engage young people in career development and planning. The learning objects provide an alternative medium for teachers to utilise, particularly, with students who experience lower literacy levels and/or have difficulty participating in traditional classroom activities. Also available are the myQuiz Practitioner's Guide, and Learning Experiences resources to support the implementation of myQuiz in a classroom environment. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Digital curation is about maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use; specifically, we mean the active management and appraisal of data over the life-cycle of scholarly and scientific materials. The Digital Curation Centre helps to solve the challenges of digital preservation and provides research, advice and support services to UK institutions. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


AIATSIS Library: Online Exhibitions These online exhibitons are part of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Library's Digitisation Program. The primary aim of the program is creating, managing and delivering electronic information resources and services to clients via the AIATSIS website and the Library's catalogue. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Ubuntu Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. "Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. These freedoms make Edubuntu fundamentally different from traditional propriet From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Australian Historical Association 2006 Biennial Conference Leading international historians will also take part in the conference, including David Armitage from Harvard who will open the conference with his exploration of the influence of the American Declaration of Independence on the formation of new nations, Andrew Walls from Princeton and Edinburgh taking a global perspective to the service missionaries have given to imperial expansions, and John Lynn of Illinois, who will look at what has been happening in military history in recent years. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


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