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Dan Rather on CNN -- Precursor of permanent move for the ousted CBS anchor? No, your eyes weren't fooling you this evening: That was Dan Rather on CNN. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Six Myths About Libertarianism Conservatives and everyone else should politely be put on notice that libertarians do not believe that everyone is good, nor that everyone is an all-wise expert on his own interest, nor that every individual is an isolated and hermetically sealed atom. Libertarians are not necessarily libertines or hedonists, nor are they necessarily atheists. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Why is Firefox So Darn Popular? When considering how it handles downloads, the absence of ActiveX, the total lack of Firefox users complaining about excessive spyware infestations and even the fact that the browser has allowed for such great extensions to be created by motivated Firefox users is an exciting achievement. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


I Was a Mouthpiece for the American Military The typical Republican propagandist will tell you the "liberal media" is painting an unfairly bleak picture of Iraq. The truth is, the situation is even WORSE than the "liberal media" is telling you. Newsweek's Rod Nordland describes how the US military controls the news coming out of Iraq. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Rudy Giuliani Reportedly Readies For Presidential Run Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring presidential preferences by registered Republicans, with 29 percent. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Release Candidate Now Available Mozilla has posted the first release candidate for Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 that is scheduled for release on Tuesday. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Adam Carolla hangs up on Ann Coulter On yesterday’s Adam Carolla radio show, Ann Coulter called in to the show an hour and a half late, then told the host "I am really tight on time."Carolla responded, "All right, well get lost" and then hung up on her mid-sentence. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Hacker-friendly Linux PDA stack reviewed The OpenZaurus project aims to maintain an alternative, more developer-friendly Linux stack for Sharp's Linux-based Zaurus PDAs. It claims to be the only Zaurus distribution with a 2.6 kernel. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Digg on New York Times More national press for digg. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


sprint gives out customers data when you call You dial 1-877-785-8414 which is a Sprint customer service line (doesn't matter what number you're dialing from), then punch in the cellphone number of a Sprint Wireless subscriber (not necessarily yours). The Sprint voice-bot reads back to you the full name and street address of the account holder associated with that number. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Turning Back the Clock: Is a G3 iMac Usable in 2006? Surprisingly, these ancient machines perform quite well for everyday tasks. Not bad for $50-$100 used! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Engineers find out why a 285-Acre Florida Lake Completely Disappears "Four sinkholes beneath a 285-acre lake in central Florida, and one in a nearby ridge, caused the lake to drain completely earlier this month, flooding two nearby homes and killing wildlife." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Today is a 1337 day (for all UNIX-timestamp users) Its day No. 13337 !!! In the UNIX timestamp function today is day No. 13337 - A leet day for all who use the timestamp php-function date() frequently. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


No Built-In Virtualization in OS X 10.5? Analyst Charles Wolf: "I had a talk with Phil Schiller at the opening of the 5th Avenue Apple Store, and I asked him the question, ‘will Apple include a virtualization solution in [the next version of Mac OS X] Leopard.’ He said ‘absolutely not, the R&D would be prohibitive and we’re not going to do it. Our solution is dual boot." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


New major release of the Catalyst MVC framework The Catalyst team has just announced the release of Catalyst-Runtime 5.7000. This release contains a lot of new cool stuff like ActionClass templates and Chained actions. The Tutorial and Introduction has also undergone significant reworking. From on July 8, 2006 at 8:09 p.m..


Real-Time Eye Tracking "For those who want to build their own real-time eye tracking system, downoad the open-source code here." Check out the video. From on July 8, 2006 at 8:09 p.m..


The Colbert Report: The Word on Bush and Nazis We all know about the colbert report... This is quite a funny clip. Enjoy. From on July 8, 2006 at 7:18 p.m..


15-Year-Old Girl Gets Death Threats For Protesting Against the War in Iraq Meet Ava Lowery, a 15 year old student and peace activist from Alabama. For the past year she’s been producing her own short animations on her website, peacetakescourage.com. She’s received a lot of positive feedback, but was unprepared for the viciousness of the people who would those opposed to war. From on July 8, 2006 at 7:18 p.m..


How much does it cost to buy congress? The entertainment industry have spent in excess of 232 million USD from 2000-2005 lobbying congress. This article highlights how much organisations like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Sony Corp of America have paid to have it done their way, without a Burger King in site. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 6:31 p.m..


Teen's name changed after years of mockery After nearly two decades of ridicule, a Vietnamese father has agreed to change his son's name from "Fined Six Thousand and Five Hundred." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 6:31 p.m..


Decoding The New Army Manual On Counterinsurgency 2 messages in the new Army manual: Pentagon planning for the Iraq war's aftermath was at least as crass, inattentive to the lessons of history, and contrary to basic political and military principles as the war's harshest critics have charged. The other is that as a nation we may simply be ill-suited to fight these kinds of wars. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Gays At Boston Globe Told: Get Married or Lose Your Benefits Globe staffers have been told that health and dental benefits for gay employees’ domestic partners are being discontinued. Gay couples who want to keep their benefits must marry by Jan. 1. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Sex is essential, kids aren't "THE GERMAN PUBLIC was recently shocked to learn that 30% of "their" women are childless — the highest proportion of any country in the world. And this is not a result of infertility; it's intentional childlessness." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Toshiba Gets An F From Better Business Bureau The complaints stem from alleged defective products, failure to honor warranty claims and other issues. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Stephen Colbert's spin on N. Korea's Taepodongs Stephen Colbert, Sr. Defense Analyst, on the Daily Show informing the public of the Taepodongs that North Korea has. Hilarious! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


New Xbox 360 Coming with HDMI port It looks like Microsoft is preparing a new Xbox 360 with digital video port. Pictures have been leaked on the internet of an Xbox360 motherboard with a HDMI output. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Linux Hardware Compatibility Database Launches A community-driven indexing system for computer hardware under Linux. This system allows you to post Linux information on hardware as well as sharing your own personal experiences when it comes to Linux compatibility. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


The Top Seven Signs that Someone is LYING to You Here are seven ways you can be pretty darned sure someone is lying to you, whether they're a co-worker, boss, spouse, significant other, friend, etc. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


My Master Chief Here's is a painting I recently did on a 3' x 2' canvas. This is my rendition of a screenshot from the Halo 3 trailer from E3. I did this with canned liquid acrylic-latex from the Wal-Mart hardware department. I only bought 5 colors: red, yellow, blue, black, and white. I mixed the paints on paper plates and used a $0.50 brush. Thoughts? From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Employee Exodus at Rockstar Games? A difficult console transition, FTC investigation, re-rating of GTA: San Andreas and more have put Rockstar and Take-Two in an unenviable position. Studios closing, many people leaving, including old guard. GameDaily Biz exclusive. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school. An enormous list of statistics about books. Other statistics include: 57% of new books are not read to completion, 70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years, and 70% of the books published do not make a profit. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Dave Chappelle tells CNN why he left Comedy Central "CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to comedian Dave Chappelle about his decison to leave his hit show" From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


The PillCam™ Capsule Endoscopy : Video and Images User submitted videos of their insides after taking the Pill Cam From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


Interview with iClip dev on marketing shareware apps John Casasanta, developer of iClip, has been trying some crazy marketing stunts recently for his shareware app, including giving away 50,000 copies last weekend. Are these marketing tactics the wave of the future for shareware devs? See how it did in this interview. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


Average Kuwaiti diplomat has 246.2 unpaid New York parking tickets. "two researchers have found that the number of parking tickets that legally-immune foreign diplomats acummulate in NYC and refuse to pay is a great measure of how corrupt their home countries are." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


Pirates sets sail for record box office debut "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" sailed into more than 4,000 U.S. movie theaters on Friday seeking a box office treasure that industry watchers think could beat the $114.8 million record opening of "Spider-Man." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..


Most Dangerous Road in the World (Pictures) Bolivia's Yungas Road is officially the most hazardous on earth. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Style your forms with CSS "Ever wanted to match the look of your HTML forms with the rest of your website? This article demonstrates how to apply customized backgrounds to HTML forms, while preserving stucturally clean markup and accesibility." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Solving Problems In Your Sleep New dream research shows shuteye can be a powerful tool to solve your toughest dilemmas. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Asbestos laces many residential soils Either people never knew or have forgotten that asbestos is a naturally occurring substance. In its mineral form, shallow natural deposits of asbestos occur in 50 of 58 California counties and in 19 other states. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


VIDEO: 12 yr old Girl Stopped AGEing at 9 Months - Only Known Case Ever Stopped Ageing at 9 Months old - Has been Near Death even Strokes - but suddenly Fully Recovered From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Ann Coulter's Flying Spaghetti Monster Parody In Ann Coulter's new book, she tries to disprove the theory of evolution. In the process, she asserts that her "Flatulent Raccoon Theory" is just as valid as Darwinian evolution. This article provides a thorough debunking of her claims. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Photo of Mozart's widow found in Germany. A print of the only photograph of Mozart's widow, Constanze Weber, has been found in Germany. The photograph was taken in 1840 in the Bavarian town of Altoetting when she was 78. The print is one of the earliest examples of photography in Bavaria. It was found in the town archives. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:48 p.m..


College Student Tracking: Opposition Growing Private colleges yesterday fired a rather noisy shot across the bow of an education proposal aimed at keeping closer tabs on institutions of higher learning through a new national database of student records. "Is there some reason to reverse three decades of [privacy] policy and go down this Orwellian road?" From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:48 p.m..


Grounded airborne telescope will take to the skies NASA's airborne infrared observatory, SOFIA, will rise like a phoenix into the skies after a near brush with death. After being threatened with cancellation, the mission will be funded after all, NASA administrator Michael Griffin says. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:48 p.m..


SFgate,Op-Ed: George W. Bush Is Dead To Me "What a difference a handful of years makes. Now, overseas, we are a joke. A threat. A toxin. We are considered reckless and arrogant and ignorant, dangerous not just to the rest of the world but to the overall health of the planet. No one anywhere understands how a man like Bush can be the leader of the Free World." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:48 p.m..


Why China wants a stronger North Korea. China believes that a North Korean collapse will be uncontrollable, and lead to a flood of refugees. They have a reasonable fear that this would reverse the recovery in Manchuria. Some are concerned that there may be darker motives as well since a North Korean buffer lets China mass their armies facing Japan and Taiwan. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:48 p.m..


Test your Family Guy Knowledge Good Flash trivia game about Family Guy and some other shows. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:48 p.m..


What was the # 1 Song / Single the day you were born? Enter your date of birth (or any other date for that matter!) to discover what was at Number One at any week in the past 60 years! You'll also see a list of eminent musicians who share your special day. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


BBC homepage redesign winners announced Winner of the BBC Reboot was announced, plus 10 runner-ups. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


A closer look at Apple's educational iMac For the most part, Apple Computers new educational iMac is a stripped down version of the company's 17-inch consumer offering that ships with a couple of internal component changes but also some outstanding issues, reliable sources tell AppleInsider. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


New Rocketboom Anchor! The Huffington Post breaks the news we've all been waiting for: There's a new anchor for Rocketboom! She's former MTV Europe News VJ Joanna Colan (or Colon; they spell it both ways). According to HuffPo's Rachel Sklar, Colan/Colon "formerly the music/DJ curator at Table 50, will begin on Monday, July 10th. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Berlusconi to be tried for fraud. An Italian judge has ruled that former PM Silvio Berlusconi should stand trial over alleged fraud concerning his family's media company Mediaset. He is one of 14 people sent for trial by Judge Fabio Paparella in the northern city of Milan. It follows an investigation into claims of embezzlement, false accounting, tax fraud and money laundering. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Netflix, Thy Name Is Customer Service Netflix credits the $20 back to this guy after he returns the DVD over a year later. The real kicker here is that he isn't even a current subscriber anymore. Now that is customer service! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


What it would be like when a web designer geek build a house? This is when a geek is given a full control by his parents to build a house for them. a geeky strange house!! a house that built inspired by a "PC case" with a cd and dvd trays are open. And server racks door too!. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Exploiting Cisco Routers This is a great walkthrough, worthy reading if you have any cisco routers you have yet to harden against these easy to hack vulnerabilities. The article is a little dated, but sadly still applicable to many routers. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


The Joint Strike Fighter Gets a Name : Introducing the 'Lightning II' The Air Force chief of staff announced Lightning II as the F-35 name during a Joint Strike Fighter Inauguration Ceremony today at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. at Fort Worth, Texas. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Man sets off 8,500 bottle rockets at once While drinking beer, and smoking cigarettes; this guy builds a launcher. Then he loads it with eight thousand five hundred bottle rockets, and shoots them all at one time. This is a killer video. What a fire storm! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Sharper Image reaches settlement on breathalyzer devices Sharper Image agreed on Friday to stop selling personal breathalyzers and pay $1.2 million in restitution as part of a settlement regarding the devices.The company incorrectly claimed the "Digital Breath Alcohol Tester" devices were accurate to .001 percent blood alcohol content, according to tests by San Diego's Consumer Protection Unit. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Fun space game but with lasers I won't say anything else. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Seeking Signs of Trouble, NASA Studies Shuttle Images In a news briefing on Friday, Steve Poulos, the space shuttle orbiter projects manager, said analysts were still examining 2 blemishes on the hard panels that line the leading edge of the right wing. Officials said that the shuttle came through the rigors of ascent remarkably well & that they had narrowed their analysis to a few unresolved issues. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Microsoft, Schwarzenegger, Hedge Funds Invest in California Solar Power With the flip of a ceremonial switch, Microsoft Corp. dedicated a half-acre of solar panels on its Silicon Valley campus, bringing California closer to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's goal of a million solar roofs. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


How much would Pepsi pay to get Coke’s secret formula? In the end, both Coke and Pepsi would likely be worse off if Pepsi had Coke’s secret formula and acted on it. So, maybe the executives at Pepsi were acting morally and honorably when they turned in the criminals stealing Coke’s secrets. Or maybe they are just good economists. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Study: BP & Toyota Are Top 'Green' Energy Auto Brands Being green is increasingly popular, but most consumers still don't consider ecological impact when buying. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Security Agency war game tries to teach Net-defense The National Security Agency may be known for its stealthy eavesdropping techniques, but it's going public with advice for how to train a new generation to defend against computer threats. Representatives from the usually secretive agency appeared at a SANS Institute event to divulge "lessons learned" from their latest cyberdefense exercise. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


President Bush confident Missile Shield would have brought down NK missile President Bush at a press conference today told reporters that he was confident that our untested missile defense system could have brought down any missile shot at the US in the recent North Korean launches. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Google's Binary Search Helps Identify Malware Thousands of malicious Web sites pinpointed thanks to a little-known capability in Google's search engine. Google's search engine has helped security vendor Websense uncover thousands of malicious Web sites, as well as several legitimate sites that have been hacked, the company said today. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Dating Books With Biology A geneticist uses an algorithm for speciation to solve mysteries of undated editions of hand-printed books. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Russia's Energy Giants Bring Global Clout Russia is a huge, almost limitless, supplier of gas, and this makes it probably more powerful now than it was during the Cold War. With energy security central to the agenda at this month's G8 meeting in St Petersburg, it's becoming increasingly clear that Russia's growing geopolitical importance rests firmly on the power of the energy giants. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Ten Things to Know Before Buying a Video Card Selecting a video card upgrade can be an intimidating task. Unless you've kept up with all the GPU announcements and performance reports, it's practically impossible to know which cards are worth buying. Here are 10 things you need to know about video cards before shopping for one. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


New Make Video Podcast: Weekend Projects Make: launches it's new video podcast on it's blog today focusing on teaching you projects you can make on the internet. This week you'll learn how to put together a workbench. Next week, you'll harness the power of rodents. Hosted by Bre Pettis, you'll see him drilling in socks! Watch the video to learn more! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Colin Powell: Close Guantanamo Now! "Guantanamo ought to be closed immediately," Powell said. He said the value of holding prisoners there was unclear, but the price we were paying around the world for doing so was obvious. He said we should not release the prisoners and dismissed the objection there was no other alternative. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Diggnation Video, So Here's The Deal Alex and Kevin do say "'Here's the deal" a lot and I do mean a lot! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


King Tut's Mother Possibly Uncovered in the Valley of the Kings Egyptian authorities believe that the first tomb uncovered in the Valley of the Kings in more than 80 years may have once contained the remains of Queen Kiya, the mother of King Tutankhamun. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Want to learn Chinese, China wants to teach you "China launched a Web site, www.linese.com, on Saturday offering free Chinese lessons and materials to promote the study and use of the language abroad." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Heads-Up Displays Making A Comeback In Cars First introduced over 20 years ago, heads-up displays simply did not take off. GM and other automakers, like BMW, are pushing HUDs even more. You can get multicolored HUDs right now in 5- and 6-series Beamers. They expect sales to boom to 2 million a year by 2010. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Zelda on a TI-83+ Amazing video of Zelda- on a graphing calculator. Incredible, with the constraints applied. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Abacus: The Art of Calculating with Beads Everything you need to know to acquire mad abacus skills. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


US government studying ways it can limit the Freedom of Information Act The Defense Department is sending St. Mary's University School of Law 'Center for Terrorism Law' $1 million to 'help fight terrorism' by studying ways to limit the scope of the Freedom of Information Act. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Valve uses statistics from users to change complexity of Half-life 2 EP 1 Half-Life 2 EP 1 contains an advanced statistics system (http://www.steampowered.com/stats/ep1/), measuring how people plays the game. Through analyzing of these statistics, Valve has determined that players are having a lot of problems with the elevator battle, at map Lowlife and therefore updated the game, making that specific battle easier. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


South Park: A Tribute to Monty Python What would South Park be like if Terry Gilliam directed an episode? One could only hope, hence why Matt Stone and Trey Parker made a South Park short based off the Monty Python classic sketch, "Dead Parrot." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Nine Ways To Save Gas & Money This Summer While we may see a leveling off of average prices, most experts don't expect prices to go down very much in the future. The fact is, the days of the $2 and under gallon of gas are almost certainly over -- but we've managed to come up with a few ways to save at the pump. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 1:47 p.m..


Learn Inspire Share Photo Expertise Nikon pours ideas from the experts freely into the beautiful materials here. Arts experts, image, Nikon, photographer From Golden Swamp on July 8, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Live Insects Challenge Humans in Bizarre Computer Game In Wim van Eck's project, humans square off against real crickets in a modified version of Pac-Man. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 7:00 a.m..


SC: 08/07 Beware of PayPal Phone Phishing scam Sophos has warned of a new phishing email that tries to trick PayPal users into calling a phone number and revealing their credit card details; the email purports to come from PayPal, and claims that the recipient's account has been the subject of fraudulent activity. Unlike normal phishing emails, the message contains no internet link or response address ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on July 8, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..


New Internet Tech 153,000 Times Faster Than Modem A new data transfer protocol for the Internet fast enough to download a full-length DVD movie in less than five seconds, the California Institute of Technology said today. The protocol is called FAST, standing for Fast Active queue management Scalable Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Find out where your senator stands on Net Neutrality Expands on the old list somewhere and tells you what to say to your senator, etc. Great! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


MIT scientists create visionary optic fibers In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


"Offensive" Nintendo Parody Ad, This Time Shapist No matter what you think about Sony's PSP ad of an albino squishing the cheeks of a sleepy woman in her pajamas — racist or not? — I think we can all agree that this Ctrl + Alt + Delete is outrageously prejudiced against disgusting fatties. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Move over Slingbox - Now you can watch TV over Skype - with CHEAP hardware Now via Skype with video - you can watch your home TV anywhere there is high speed Internet. Never miss 24 again. Just fire up your laptop and watch it at Starbucks. The software and hardware needed only cost $85. I hope this thing comes in English. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Trolltech goes public Norwegian open source software company Trolltech completed an IPO on July 5 and is now listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Ali-G Interviews Posh Spice and David Beckham Ali-G at his best. One of the funniest interviews I've ever seen. This is not from the Ali-G show as far as I know...Ali-G Interviews Posh Spice and David Beckham for a fund raise in England. Hilarious! From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Intel Declares War If you're in the market for a new computer, get your credit card handy -- a price war is afoot. Intel holds the high cash ground in this battle. It's standing on the taller pile of cash, and holds the commanding heights in profitability. Once the cutting begins, Intel can cut deeper, and last longer, than AMD. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


It's Done! One Red Paperclip Guy has got his house. The town that offered him the key to the city, mayor for a day, etc. has thrown in a house to sweeten the deal. Looks like he's moving to Kipling, Saskatchewan. (see the linked pdfs for the full story). From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Wearable Wrist Computer From 1984 Take a gander at the Seiko UC-2000. This is how far we've come in 22 years. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Mac vs PC Ads- Round 2 Christian Finnegan and Nick Kroll suit up as the PC guy and the Mac guy in this parody of the new Mac ads. "You can't capture your family's vacation on a pie chart." "Rrrright, but a podcast about your favorite hoodies and independent film won't help you pay for that vacation." "No, that's what my trust fund is for." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Apple logo on PS3 website a mistake The apple logo on PS3 website was a mistake. Sony will issue a statement later in the day. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


HP To Certify SuSE Linux For Notebooks Hewlett-Packard will ensure the operating system works on several of its notebook models by year-end.Hewlett-Packard has no plans to preload versions of the upcoming Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 on PCs but will certify the operating system. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Far Cry Coming To Wii GoNintendo is speculating that Far Cry — the shooter that makes even top-of-the-line systems shudder and weep — is coming to the Wii, a console that is basically an overclocked Gamecube with a magic wand attached. Their proof? A screenshot from Amazon.ca, which calls the game Far Cry Nintendo Wii From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


The Next Real Estate Boom Picture the scene: it's 2025, and you and your family are living in a beautiful, leafy-green village that seems more 19th century than 21st, even though it has only been in existence for ten years and is just 20 miles from a major American city. They are dubbed "New Villages" in the latest issue of The Futurist magazine. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Beyond the Solar Panel The U.S. government plans to produce a buyer's guide to power-converting roofing materials. Roofing tiles and shingles with embedded solar converters have been on the market for about three years. They look like regular roofing materials, keep out the sun and rain, and can be installed in much the same way. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Tactical assassin A great shooter. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Red Hat: Still Savvy "Red Hat sells and supports open-source Linux software, which Google has been using to build and run its operating system." From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


A Ninja reviews "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" A slightly biased review of the movie to settle the score between pirates and ninjas. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


In Parallel Universe Al Gore is President: Saturday Night Live Sketch VIDEO This is so funny and sad at the same time, how many things could have been different if Bush had never stolen the 2000 election... Gasoline for 19 cents/gallon? End to Global Warming? Americans admired abroad? Budget surplus? Universal Healthcare? Stable Middle-east? From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Preventing Ballistic Surprises North Korea's recent missile tests elicited harsh words from diplomats and alarmist headlines in newspapers. Japan introduced a Security Council resolution calling for sanctions, despite Chinese and Russian calls for a milder response. The real concern over North Korea is not its missile stockpile, but its nuclear program. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


New Web Based Operating System Built as a Science Experiment Experimental "Web operating system" that a small team at MIT created. YouOS is an online platform with a window-based, graphical user interface. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right Here's a detailed list of the top 10 religious right groups, as determined by publicly available financial data and political prominence. Also detailed are their leaders, their funding and their activities. From digg on July 8, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


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