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Gallery of stunning digital photography with tutorials This guy uses a very scientific approach to photography with wonderful results. The site is packed with technical data and tutorials which provide practical "how to" information for any digital photographer, but a visit to the gallery is worthwhile for anyone. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


America, the Lonely Nation In bleak nursing homes and vibrant college dorms, in crowded cities and spread-out suburbs, Americans confront an ailment with no single cause or cure. Some call it social isolation or disconnectedness. Often, it's just plain loneliness. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


UAV Crashes: Safety Concerns Grow as Drones Catch On Crashes of unmanned aircraft flying over the USA are worrying pilots and some lawmakers that the rapid growth of drones threatens safety on the ground and in the skies. A Customs and Border Protection Predator B drone, which is as large as some commuter airliners, slammed to the ground within several hundred feet of homes in Arizona on April 25. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Unix: An 800 Pound Gorilla No More? Organizations adopting Linux might not abandon Unix entirely. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for example, has migrated its e-mail system from Sun hardware and Solaris to HP servers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But even though the use of Linux on production servers is growing, the practice isn't yet the norm at the laboratory. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


What do the New NFL Referee Uniforms Look Like? Coming this fall to an NFL stadium near you: fashion-forward referees. Gone are the traditional vertical black-and-white stripes that have been a staple of the league seemingly since its inception and that live on in Foot Locker... From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


State of the Blogosphere: 70% of blog-pings are from spammers echnorati's David Sifry has published his latest installment in his quarterly series, "State of the Blogosphere." This quarter's news: Technorati is tracking 100 times more blogs than it was three years ago, and the blogosphere is doubling every 200 days, and 70 percent of the pings Technorati receives comes from spam-blog From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Prediction Markets Accurately Predict As I write this, the chance of Congress passing a law by December, 2006 that allows U.S. taxpayers to divert Social Security taxes to private accounts is about 1 in a 100. All probabilities are taken from contracts traded on prediction markets run by Tradesports. What's interesting is how accurate these predictions actually can be. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


More than ever, Hollywood relying on foreign box office And it leads to hilarious moments such as this with Bryan Singer: After a brief greeting, Mr. Singer hoped to say, "I look forward to seeing you after the film." But instead he bungled the translation, suggesting that he was looking forward to having sex. The crowd gasped. "It was", he said in an interview on Thursday, "a disastrous mistake." From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Capitalist Manifesto A specter is haunting Europe. It's the gospel of free markets, loosed from chains. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


USB Self Destruct Button Hands-On Akihabara News gives us a hands-on look at this strange USB Self Destruct Button aka USB 2.0 hub. Video after the jump. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


ABC Nails Exxon and Republicans for Fake Al Gore Video A video spoofing Al Gore's anti-global warming campaign has recently been a popular attraction on YouTube. An investigation by the Wall Street Journal determine that an expensive Republican marketing had actually created the video and deceptively posted it on YouTube as if it had come from an amateur source. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Importance of Punctuation. It could be the most costly piece of punctuation in Canada. A grammatical blunder may force Rogers Communications Inc. to pay an extra $2.13-million to use utility poles in the Maritimes after the placement of a comma in a contract permitted the deal's cancellation. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


LeBron leads Team USA past China with 23 points Continuing its preparation for the world championships, the United States basketball team began its trip to the Far East with a 119-73 victory over China on Monday. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


Introducing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Apple has just previewed Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the next installment of Macintosh systems. New features include Spaces From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


Linus Torvalds, Visual Basic Fan "I personally believe that Visual Basic did more for programming than Object-Oriented Languages did. Yet people laugh at VB and say it’s a bad language, and they’ve been talking about OO languages for decades. And no, Visual Basic wasn’t a great language, but I think the easy database interfaces in VB were fundamentally more important." From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


Newsweek: White House planning for Iraq civil war. The Bush administration insists Iraq is a long way from civil war, but the contingency planning has already begun inside the White House and the Pentagon. President Bush will move U.S. troops out of Iraq if the country descends into civil war, according to one senior Bush aide. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


Google warns on 'unsafe' websites Google has started warning users if they are about to visit a webpage that could harm their computer. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


Jack Nicholson to demolish Marlon Brando's house. It was dark, cramped and run-down, but for nearly half a century it was Marlon Brando’s home. Now his neighbour, and friend Jack Nicholson, who paid £3.4m for the house after Brando died two years ago, is planning to demolish it and plant frangipani flowers over the plot. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


Chicks and silicon chips... a diabolical combination! The gender in IT debate continues: "there was a fair bit of back and forth with girls saying 'geeks see us as second-rate programers/sex objects/irritations' ... and boys saying 'girls are second rate programers in general and are better at housework anyway'... " From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


AMAZING Sonic Speed Run This guy is truly amazing at Sonic 1. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:58 p.m..


The Sweden Myth The so-called Swedish model has been getting great press lately. But Stefan Karlsson says Sweden's economic boom is wholly illusory, a product of the monetary printing press. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


AOL Apologizes For Release Of User Search Data Search-log information originally intended for use on new research site; company calls data posting a mistake. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens Researchers have for many years debated the cause of the Plague of Athens. Analysis carried out by Manolis Papagrigorakis and colleagues using DNA collected from teeth from an ancient Greek burial pit points to typhoid fever as the disease responsible for this devastating epidemic. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


New for Leopard: Time Machine With Mac OS X Leopard and Time Machine, not only can you back up and preserve everything on your Mac - including priceless digital photos, music, movies, and documents - without lifting a finger, you can go back in time to recover anything you've ever backed up. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


The BEST Car Commercial in exsitance!!! This retro 80's car commercial for the isuzu Gemini is insane, these small asian cars preform crazy stunts. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Duran Duran to Perform Live in MMORPG British band Duran Duran are to create a virtual island within online game Second Life, on which they will perform actual live concerts. Second Life is an online 3D digital world, which is imagined, created and owned by the residents. Are virtual celeb appearances the next big thing online? I want to battle celebs in BF2! :)=) From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Most 2008 Olympic tickets will be "cheap" The head of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games has said there will be more than 7 million tickets up for sale and most of the tickets will be cheap. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Lenovo Group Posts 89% Drop in Profit The Lenovo Group, the world’s No. 3 personal computer maker, said first-quarter profit fell 89% on rising competition from Dell & HP, and costs from cutting jobs at the PC unit it bought from I.B.M. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


The First MoMPG (Mono MultiPlayer Game) Yes, you read it right. Left vs Right Hemisphere. You combine colors and do math problems at the same time as the clock goes faster and faster. You'll find yourself yelling at the screen when you make stupid mistakes like "3 x 1 = 1" ...and while you're yelling at the math side your timer is running out on the color side. Simple flash fun. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Google and Viacom team up for ad-supported video "Google has teamed up with Viacom to provide video clips to websites that are part of Google's AdSense Network as part of advertising. Blogger can select to embed shows such as MTV's "Laguna Beach" or Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob Squarepants" on their own web pages in a manner similar to how YouTube supports embedded video. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Lost 3rd Season Production Begins! ABC announced that production begins Aug. 7 in Hawaii on the upcoming third season of its hit SF series Lost, which returns on Oct. 4 and will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


WWDC 2006 Keynote Address Video Apple is hosting the WWDC 2006 Keynote Address. Get it before the herd stomps on it. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Apple reduces Cinema Display prices by up to 1/3 30" now $1,999 /// 23" now $999 /// 20" now $699 nuff said... From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


TIME: Life In Hell, A Baghdad Diary. Life in Hell: a Tale of Everyday Struggle in the Chaos of Baghdad. In more than 20 trips to the ravaged city, TIME's Aparisim Ghosh has navigated countless perils. His extraordinary story offers a rare insight into the daily life of Iraqi citizens(14 page article) From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Study: Emotion rules the brain's decisions The evidence has been piling up throughout history, and now neuroscientists have proved it's true: The brain's wiring emphatically relies on emotion over intellect in decision-making. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


How To Crack 128-bit Wireless Networks In 60 Seconds [inc Video] 128 bit WEP encryption secure? Think again! KisMAC + standard dictionary cracks two keys in under 60 seconds. "I'm not even sure if I want to run a wireless network anymore to be honest..." From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Family Guy's Best of Hitler The best Hitler clips from Family Guy. My favorite one is when he says " If you are going to be in the Los Angeles area und would like tickets to Hitler, call 213-Du-Werdest-Eine-Krankenschwester-Brauchen!!!" From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


New Mac Pro a bargain? The folks over at dealnews/dealmac configured a Dell Precision Workstation 690 to similar specs of the new Mac Pro. The results are surprising. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Airlines to replace 'no smoking' with 'no mobile' ""No mobile" signs are to replace the outdated "no smoking" signs above airline seats with the introduction of in-flight mobile phone services in Europe next year. Air France will be the first airline to trial the satellite-based technology early next year, followed by the U.K.'s BMI and Portugal's TAP." From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Report: Landis believes UCI, WADA have 'agenda' In his first interview since his "B" sample came back positive for unnatural testosterone on Saturday, Landis offered no new evidence to USA Today that he is innocent but said that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the World Anti-Doping Agency have not been following their own guidelines regarding his case. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


A vision for adventure games on Nintendo Wii "Why Wii is made for adventure games? It's point-and-click, on a console. Never before was it so easy to translate the mouse-driven, point-and-click interface to a home console. You can get the same experience as on the PC, without the need for a twitchy direct-control interface." ... Enter, interesting games! From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


10 Theaters doing it right The movie houses that make watching films a dream From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Ω: my favorite strange number Non-computable: no program can compute Ω. Ω isn't really a specific number, but rather a family of related numbers with bizzare properties. It's the one real transcendental number that I know of that comes from the theory of computation, that is important, and that expresses meaningful fundamental mathematical properties. From on August 7, 2006 at 8:57 p.m..


Standing by Our Principals Deakin University has announced plans to investigate issues and find solutions relating to fewer teachers applying to become principals, through the Centre for School Leadership and Renewal. A post graduate training course to help prepare principals for their role is being considered by Deakin. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


NEW - Mac Pro Model up to 3GHZ. large 4 MB shared L2 cache. woodcrest processors. same old case. From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


BP Shutting Down Large Alaska Oil Field BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. began shutting down the Prudhoe Bay oil field Sunday after discovering unexpectedly severe corrosion and a small spill from a transit pipeline. From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


Top 10 Most Bizarre Game Plotlines Ever played a game that was SO messed up you're like WTF was the developer thinking?? This is a cool collection of ten of the most crack-induced game plotlines of all time. Post your Top 10 in the comments below. From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


Easy to make robot with an old palm III The complete construction plans and software are documented on these pages. The entire robot can be constructed from standard parts using glue, tape, and a small amount of soldering. The software we provide can be compiled on a Windows PC using the free Code Warrior Lite compiler and downloaded to the Palm. From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


'Talladega Nights' easily takes victory lane with $47 million weekeend ""It's one of those movies -- pardon the pun -- firing on all cylinders. When you have Will Ferrell and NASCAR, you just know you are going to have a crowd pleaser. But this was way beyond expectations," said Rory Bruer, president of distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment." From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


Apple Unveils Mac Pro At WWDC Apple unveiled their successor to the PowerMac G5 - Mac Pro. $2500, dual dual-core 2.6GHz processors, 1GB RAM (up to 16 GB), 250GB HD (up to 2 TB), NVIDIA's GeForce 7300GT + 256MB VRAM, and a 16x SuperDrive. From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


Super Simple Homemade Radio Take some wire, a razor, a safety pin and an ear piece; stir in some MacGyver and you've got yourself an AM crystal radio - only without the crystal! The razor and safety pin act as a diode. It really doesn't take too long once you get the hang of it. Designed by soldiers in WWII, the "Foxhole Radio" is a great weekend or rainy day projec From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


Rubber Sidewalks Made From Recycled Tires For reasons of safety and ease of maintenance, Washington and dozens of other communities are installing rubber sidewalks made of ground-up tires. From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


AMD to drop ATi brand AMD has bought ATi and they're going to ditch the ATi brand - so get ready to be buying AMD Radeons... From on August 7, 2006 at 3:55 p.m..


Styleboost finally relaunches! Styleboost is a gallery for showcasing beautiful web sites. It has been around since January 2001 and is created, designed and maintained by Johan Bakken. Nice to see this classic back online! From on August 7, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Find apartments with Craigslist and Google Maps. Web 2.0 Application MyApartmentmap.com lists apartments from Craigslist on Google Maps. See the closest subway station, commuter train and even grocery store. Allows you to drill down to find apartments in suburbs as well as greater metropolitan area. Includeds Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many more. From on August 7, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Breaking: Reuters withdraws all Hajj photos;second photo doctoring confirme Now if only AP would admit their bias. From on August 7, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Jon Stewart on the Factor - Take that O'reilly! The brilliant host of the daily show runs circles around that "donkey" from the Factor. And he does it on O'reillys OWN SHOW. From on August 7, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Wireless mesh routers and DIY ISPs Roofnet is an experimental 802.11b/g mesh network in development at MIT CSAIL which provides broadband Internet access to users in Cambridge. There are currently around 20 active nodes on the network, which you can see using our real-time connectivity map. From on August 7, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


Landis to be stripped of Tour de France title This could actually be the first time that a Tour de France rider is stripped of his title. From on August 7, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..


The Art of Defeating a Paypal Scammer Among the files actually hosted by the scammer is this image. It is only 3k, but imagine the impact it could have if we all worked together? If you have Flash installed you automatically attempt to download that image once per second. The more users idle on this page, the greater the likelihood the that this scammer's tool will be brought offline. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..


Iran threatens to use 'oil weapon' in nuclear standoff. Iran warned Britain and the US yesterday that the international community could face a new oil crisis if the United Nations security council imposes sanctions on Tehran over its alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons-making capability. Iran is the world's fourth largest oil exporter and is estimated to have the second largest oil reserves. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..


MacRumorsLive: No WWDC Live QT Stream? No Problem! MacRumors will be covering Apple's WWDC Keynote live. Up-to-the-minute details will be given without having to refresh your browser via AJAX technology. At MWSF, MacRumors was able to serve over 100,000 simultaneous people. Now it should be able to handle the increased audience expected as Steve expands his reality distortion field... From digg on August 7, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..


Apple on Vista, Leopard, Retail windows Apple's Leopard operating system is taking aim at rival offerings from Microsoft. Meanwhile, Mac OS X developers get their hands on Leopard beginning Monday. And the announcements coming out of WWDC will reportedly spur display changes inside Apple retail store windows. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..


Research: Smart People Choke Under Pressure People perceived as the most likely to succeed might also be the most likely to crumble under pressure. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 1:31 p.m..


Apple makes immediate move to Merom-based systems Apple Computer has plans to immediately begin work to adopt Intel Corp.'s latest mobile processors. Recently, Intel rolled out their new Merom Core 2 Duo processors, and Apple is keen to incorporate these into their product lines as soon as possible. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


Daily Show - new Army recruitment videos Friggin hysterical. Since the Army is offering citizenship the day after you enlist the Daily Show came up with some new recruitment videos. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


Forbes: Haute High-Tech Homes It is no longer enough to have marble-clad bathrooms, a kitchen full of custom appliances, and foot-wide carved moldings. Now, you need a home theater that puts real cinemas to shame, flat-screen televisions that slide from view at the click of a button, and audio systems containing thousands of songs that can be instantly accessed from any room in From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


The End of TV, The End of Radio, The End of Print The writing's already on the wall for all of those media but not everyone knows it yet. The CBC is helping spread the word with this great series on how the internet is changing things. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


Best card trick in the world! You be the judge! I thought it was pretty cool From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


Apple Leopard ready to pounce Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has promised Windows users that there will never be another five year delay between operating systems. However, with Apple's new Mac OS X version Leopard looming, the damage may well already be irreparable. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


RIAA Body Count A current list of casualties and friendlies in the RIAA war against P2P developers. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


How to add a Google Map to any web page or blog in 30 seconds. Adding map to your page is so simple now: few clicks, copy and paste. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


DIY - Build a Glider from a Fastfood Container "I wrote this nifty tutorial on how to make a simple glider out of a common fast food breakfast container". From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


Half of U.S. still believes Iraq had WMD Half of America apparently still thinks so, a new poll finds, and experts see a raft of reasons why: a drumbeat of voices from talk radio to die-hard bloggers to the Oval Office, a surprise headline here or there, a rallying around a partisan flag, and a growing need for people, in their own minds, to justify the war in Iraq. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


U2's Bono buys piece of Forbes A stake in Forbes Media, which includes Forbes magazine, was purchased by Elevation Partners...which claims U2 singer Bono as one of its six partners. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


In 2021, You'll Enjoy Total Recall Humans naturally have the power to remember almost two bits of information per second, or a few hundred megabytes over a lifetime. Compared with a DVD movie, which holds up to 17 gigabytes, that's nothing. Worse, you might easily recall the 40-year-old dialogue from Hogan's Heroes yet forget your mom's birthday. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


PR firm hired by San Francisco to delete Craigslist postings? According to the author of this Craigslist post (original post has been deleted from Craigslist), his firm was hired by the city of San Francisco to flag and hopefully delete any Craigslist postings that painted the city in a negative light. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


AOL Search Data Shows Users Planning to commit Murder. http://research.aol.com released a list of 20 million + searches by 500,000 AOL users. Contained in this list are social security numbers, credit cards and other personal information. There are some truly scary things in this database. User 17556639 is constantly trying to find ways of killing his wife. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


John Madden Hall of Fame transcript Transcript of introduction by Al Michaels and remarks by John Madden. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


In Early Polls, the Democrats Take the House A climate favoring change away from Republican control is already clearly in place. The biggest worry point for Republicans is the intensity factor: How interested are the voters and how likely are they to turn out for the election? In that category, polls show Democrats enjoying a significant advantage. From on August 7, 2006 at 12:43 p.m..


Compact Compaq With Wide-Screen Display A solid laptop offering from the chaps at Hewlett Packard, sporting a duo core processor, embedded TPM security chip and a fingerprint reader. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Why you should never video your pranks and put them on YouTube... Officials are investigating after a uniformed firefighter was apparently filmed being spun in a tumble dryer. Greater Manchester Fire Service believes the prank took place at one of its fire stations. Mr Dixon said: "A full investigation has begun and initial information would suggest that it is one of our personnel." From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


"Math hasn't changed since Isaac Newton," declares Scott McNealy ... ... So why, he asks, is California paying some $400 million annually to "update" grade-school textbooks? That's just one of the practices questioned by the Sun Microsystems chairman. And one of the problems he believes can be solved. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


"Black Boxes": Your Car is Watching You Few Americans realize that their cars can tattle on them. This week, the Federal Government is expected to issue rules requiring automakers to standardize the recorders and make the information uniformly downloadable with commercial software. Thus, some manufacturers who have guarded black-box data as proprietary will have to make it accessible. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


The ten "most harmful books" of the 19th and 20th century Read about what conservatives don't want you to read. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


70 year old chinese monk stands on 1 finger Apparently from what the video says, he is the only one in the world who can perform this feat of strength and focus. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


SLED 10 Is a Linux Distro Windows Users Can Love Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is a strong contender to Windows on corporate clients, with a well-thought-out desktop environment and some innovative features. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


Happy Birthday World Wide Web! 15 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee publicly released his WWW project onto the Internet. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


Tiger Woods youngest to reach 50 wins at 30 years old "Woods became the seventh member of the PGA Tour's 50-win club after improving to 21-for-21 when leading by more than one stroke after three rounds. The 30-year-old Woods beat Jack Nicklaus' record pace to the milestone, which Nicklaus reached in 1973 at the age of 33." From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


Breathe new life into OS X iChat If the idea of running anything other than iChat irks you, rest assured that iChat is very much as capable as the Swiss army knife Adium X. Implement these add-ons to give iChat new functionality. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


UNBELIEVABLE representation of many nukes the USA currently has. A MIND-BLOWING demonstration of the amount of nukes America holds and maintains. Bonus: Easy form for sending it to anybody you think might care. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


Super Mario Strikers to hit Wii "Sources close to Nintendo of Europe tell IGN that the company is underway with a sequel to the hit GameCube sports title Super Mario Strikers. Furthermore, insiders allege that the title could be unveiled later this month at the Games Convention 2006 in Leipzig, Germany." From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


Hackers penetrate computers, pick locks, spray pellets at Defcon Typical associated press piece about Defcon for the mainstream outlets. From on August 7, 2006 at 9:03 a.m..


A Brief Hacker History (With Pictures) Captions by Associated Press. From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


Evolution (in flash) A cool flash guide going back to the big bang. From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


Unbelievable card trick (video) Genuine video clip of an awesome card trick. From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


VMWare for OS X Official It just popped up on the VMWare homepage (link is to signup for the beta). Hope Steve wasn't planning on this being a big suprise :( From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


Israeli PM tells Europe to stop preaching. PM Ehud Olmert said Europe should stop preaching especially since NATO bombed Kosovo and Serbia without suffering a single rocket. He gets his numbers mixed up. Why are the US and Europe so reluctant to condemn both sides for their atrocities? From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


GameCube: A Video History That Never Was Several promo videos and trailers for rarely seen, forgotten, or cancelled games for Nintendo's little purple box. Perhaps if more of these made it to market, it would've celebrated more success. From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


Why the NBA uses a 24-second shot clock to limit possession of the ball A fact not many fans of the game know. From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


BUSTED: How to properly handle police encounters. This video gives tips on how to properly handle police encounters. Everyone should know their rights, and how not to waive them. From on August 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m..


Call for Papers for Adult Learning Australia Conference Extended Adult Learning Australia has extended the due date for propsals for presentations for its 46th National Annual Conference to be held 23 to 25 November 2006. The theme for the conference is Social Capital: Learning for Living. Proposals can be for either workshop or seminar style presentations. The application form is available on the website. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


BOBCATSSS 2007 - Marketing of Information Services BOBCATSSS 2007 mission is to assist libraries and other information providers in achieving their rightful position in the information marketplace. The symposium would like to supply an overview of new concepts and ideas as well as established marketing instruments. BOBCATSSS is an association of European universities in the field of Library and Information Science, founded by universities from Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombately, Sheffield. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Internet Learning Tutor This tutorial assists new users of the Internet with navigating the online environment. The tutorial has four sections: Internet Basics; Multimedia; Online Shopping; and Web Marketing. The latter section is aimed at owners of small to medium sized businesses. This tutorial helps users to understand how to use the Internet effectively. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Online Games and Role-Play This professional development workshop for vocational and technical education (VTE) practitioners will look at innovative educational games. The session will be an exciting hands-on workshop, and participants will have the opportunity to explre a range of online games. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


OLPC One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit association dedicated to the research and development of a $100 laptop technology that could revolutionise how world's children are educated. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


D-Lib Magazine Vol. 12 No. 7/8, July/August 2006 An electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. Articles in this issue include: Building a Distributed, Standards-based Repository Federation: The China Digital Museum Project. Robert Tansley; A Service Framework for Libraries. Brian Lavoie, Lorcan Dempsey, Geneva Henry; WikiD: An OpenURL 1.0 Application. Jeffrey A. Young, Thomas B. Hickey; The Role of Evidence in Establishing Trust in Repositories. Seamus Ross, Andrew McHugh; Report on the Sixth A From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Reaction Effect how big of a Reaction can you GET? From digg on August 7, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Mac OS X Leopard: Hasta la Vista, Vista More photos of banners posted at WWDC have been circulating. Apple appears to be taking on Microsoft's upcoming Vista operating system directly with banners that state: "Mac OS X Leopard, Introducing Vista 2.0" and "Mac OS X Leopard, Hasta la Vista, Vista" From digg on August 7, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


AVCC Makes Strong Case for Increased Support in Science and Innovation The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC) has submitted its response to the Productivity Commission research study into the economic, social and environmental returns on public support for science and innovation in Australia. AVCC President Professor Gerard Sutton said that the AVCC submission responded to the broad issues raised by the Commission's Issues Paper (April 2006), providing solid recommendations that focus on two main themes: the national benefits of increased public support for science and innovation, with particular emphasis on economic and social returns on inv From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Registration Open for A Well-skilled Future: Tailoring VET to the Emerging Labour Market Registration is open for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research research forum, A Well-Skilled Future: Tailoring Vocational Education and Training (VET) to the Emerging Labour Market. The forum will cover research from the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) and the Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning (CPELL). From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..


Brothers of Reinvention: Luigi & Mario So what is it about Mario? Long After What Seemed to Be Luigi and Mario's Heyday, The Nintendo Classic Keeps Proving It's Still Got Game. Twenty-five years after his debut, Mario is the angelic, lovable, all-too-recognizable face of the best-selling video game franchise ever, racking up sales of nearly $2.3 billion in the US alone. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:53 a.m..


Gmail Vs Yahoo Mail Vs Hotmail Let us compare the features of most popular email services on the web From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Nintendo DS prototype game teaches how to give women an orgasm. No lie here. Heather Kelley, a designer with Ubisoft has created a prototype video game that teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation on the cartoon. Players tickle, touch, tap, and stroke the character using the touch screen of the Nintendo DS. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Everything you need to know about repairing Apple permissions The 'Repair Permissions' function of Disk Utility has been under quite a bit of speculation as of late. There are those in one camp who believe repairing permissions is not much more than voodoo, while others in the support end of the Mac OS X community swear by it as the first line of defense. Macworld gets to the bottom of all this. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


After 10 years, life-on-Mars rebuked It was a science fiction fantasy come true: Ten years ago this summer, NASA announced the discovery of life on Mars. At a Washington, D.C., news conference, scientists showed magnified pictures of a four-pound Martian meteorite riddled with wormy blobs that looked like bacterial colonies. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Sprint/Nextel To Raise Speed Limit Sprint/Nextel will raise its data-speed limit sooner than planned. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Astronomy paintings from the 19th century "These were produced using the [Harvard] observatory's 15-inch refracting telescope made by Merz of Munich, Germany. " From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Shiira 2.0 Beta 1 - now available for download This has yet to be announced on the website, so here's the link before its 'official' release. Visit http://hmdt-web.net/shiira/en for more info From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Large Telescope could reveal secrets of life, the universe & everything The Extremely Large Telescope (Elt) being proposed by scientists from a consortium of European countries based at the Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile's Atacama desert will dwarf anything astronomers use today. It could be used to address mysteries such as what the first objects in the universe were. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Shipping Containers Recycled as Homes Architects are designing modern homes from the millions of excess shipping containers that are piling up at the port of LA due to the US trade deficit with China. By using the steel shipping containers as building material, homes can save 50% of construction costs, while reducing the waste and blight caused by trying to store them. (Link to Video) From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


UFO - Cylinder Chased by Soviet MIG-21 Accelerates - Google Video Shows Russian MIGS chasing an unknown aircraft. They try to explain what it could be. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


How I learned to break in to Apple and Code for them without Permission. One man was so determined to finish his project, he broke into Cupertino every day, to code for them without pay or permission. Six months later, he sneaked the app into the final version of Mac OS 9, without Apple ever knowing. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


FAQ About Congress How many members of Congress are there? How long until Election Day? What is a "Constituent"? How much do Representatives and Senators get paid? Congress never seems to do anything. Why is that? From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Guy gets hit by a runaway tire????? A guy is pumping gas and out of nowhere a tire runs over him going very fast. Caught by the gas station security camera. A must see because I don't think this would ever happen twice. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Legalizing Marijuana - A New Republican Strategy? The Republican Party has a new voter registration project in Fresno. It involves luring people to sign a LEGALIZE MARIJUANA petition and then re-registering them as Republicans. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Apple WWDC 2006 Keynote: Live Text Coverage A list of sites providing live text and IRC coverage of Monday's keynote address by Steve Jobs. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Awesome Photo-deblurring Got a blurred picture?, this new algorithm sure will take care of it. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Six steps to secure sensitive data in MySQL A common reason for not securing databases is that it is "difficult" and "complicated". While this is certainly true, if you're using MySQL, there are some easy things you can do to significantly reduce the risk you face. This tutorial lists six such items, but you can find many more in the MySQL manual and discussion forums. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Sporty New 157 MPG Car- Looks Great at only $13,000 "This German creation claims a fuel economy of 157 mpg with no fancy hybrid drive train, fuel cells, or plug in paraphernalia. Weighing less than a thousand pounds, the sporty rear-wheel drive 4-seater is designed to be maximally aerodynamic." The Loremo AG can handle 0-60 in less than 10 seconds, but with a top speed of 100 MPH. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Official: Iran ready to expand nuclear activities. Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Sunday that Iran will expand, not suspend uranium enrichment activities, in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution. Ali Larijani called the U.N. Security Council resolution issued last week "illegal" and said Iran won't respect the deadline. "We reject this resolution," he told reporters. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Siskel and Ebert hated each other (video proof) Siskel and Ebert have long been rumored to loathe each other. This video clip shows why they might be true. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Another PowerBook violently explodes. Just when we think these explosive batteries can't get any worse, then you see a PowerBook that looks like it was hit with a high powered explosive charge -- which, in a manner of speaking, it was. This unit was apparently a year old and wasn't even powered at the time. (pics included) From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Blackberry a Juicy Hacker Target "Jesse D'Aguanno, a consultant with Praetorian Global, has developed a hacking program that exploits the trust relationship between a Blackberry and a company’s internal server to hijack a connection to the network." "D'Aguanno said he'll release BBProxy for download in a week or so." From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


"Girls Gone Wild" Founder is a Dick LA Times Article about this A Hole From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Google Testing New Layout For Videos - Try It Yourself See the new Google Video Layout (Still in Testing) for Yourself! If you Find that won't let you digg it, just check out the video xP From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Ultimate boot CD A Linux boot diagnostic CD that has many different anti virus,hard disk,networking,bios,system info, and benchmarking apps From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


US Detention Camps - Built by Halliburton KBR, a Dick Halliburton subsidiary on Jan. 24 received a $385 million contract from the DHS to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities for an emergency influx of immigrants." I suspect that detaining "immigrants" is not really why these facilities are being built. What could this "influx" really be? From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


The Half-Life 2: Episode One Black Hole Grenade "An ingenious poster, RomeoJGuy, over at Halflife2.net has found a secret weapon within Half-Life 2: Episode 1 -- The black hole grenade. " From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Sony & Microsoft Don't Have a MONOPOLY, But Now Nintendo Does! The most recognizable and unforgettable characters in the video game industry have teamed up to bring you the Nintendo Collector's Edition of the world's most popular board game, MONOPOLY. No controllers are necessary this time as you join forces with Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Kirby and others on a quest to defeat your opponents and own it all From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


T.O. Has a Bad Hammy ... Who Knew??? "I'm not worried at all," said Owens, who has never had a hamstring problem before. "I know it'll get well. I know my body responds very quickly to treatment." Dallas fans agree 100%: everyone else hopes his legs fall off. j/k. kinda. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Governors Bristle At Bush's National Guard Proposal. The nation's governors are closing ranks in opposition to a proposal in Congress that would let the president take control of the National Guard in emergencies without consent of governors. The idea, spurred by the destruction that followed Hurricane Katrina is part of a House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


EA Shutting Down Servers This is lame on the part of EA. Starting very soon, a large list of EA games will no longer work online because there are newer versions available. The list is, of course, included in the article. This is a huge disrespect as I'm sure only a small portion of gamers purchase each year's version of the game. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Advice for Apple from 1997 Check out this article from Wired, that came out just after the Apple/NeXT merger was announced. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


AOL Releases Search Logs from 500,000 Users AOL just released the logs of all searches done by 500,000 of their users over the course of three months earlier this year. That means that if you happened to be randomly chosen as one of these users, everything you searched for from March to May (2006) is now public information on the internet. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Oh No! New Breed Of DS Lite Cracks Appearing - Could Render Unit Unplayable Maxconsole has received reports of new and much nastier cracks appearing on Nintendo DS Lite units. Cracks that apparently aren't just cosmetic. Pics included. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Some Interesting Facts About Google The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn't know HTML The infamous I feel lucky was nearly never used From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


The 10 STRANGEST statues you will ever see. Make sure to look at #8. "Nude man attacked by babies." From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


AJAX Hello World! This tutorial will teach you how to create a hello world web page using AJAX technologies. Odds are if you found this tutorial, then you have created a "Hello World!" program before. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Ground beef recalled in Ga., Tenn. About 4,337 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli is being recalled by Southeastern Meats in Chattanooga, Tenn. The ground beef was produced on July 31 and Aug. 1 and was distributed to retail establishments and institutions in Georgia and Tennessee. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


Top 10 Actionable Tips (Rules) That Make Me One of The Top DIGG User Within a month i climbed to 73. of all Digg user. In this article i want to share my top 10 tips(rules) that make me one of the top Digg users. From digg on August 7, 2006 at 2:52 a.m..


2006 International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2006) - Bridging Technology and Content in Digital Archive The goal of this conference is to provide unique opportunities for participants to share their research results and best practice experiences in the utilization of advanced technologies for and the approaches to the development of digital archives/libraries/museums. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Strengthening Early Childhood Education for Indigenous Students The Australian Government has directed an additional $5 million in early childhood education to expand initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This extra funding is available over three years through the Parent School Partnerships Initiative programme. Applications will close on 29 September 2006. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


PhD Studentships - Invasive Animals CRC The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) is offering exciting postgraduate opportunities to participate in creating solutions for one of Australia’s most significant environmental issues. The IA CRC combines the scientific expertise of virtually every agency dealing with invasive animals to develop solutions for their management and control in the field. Postgraduate students play a very important role in Cooperative Research Centres. In the IA CRC, students are attached to projects that contribute to one of our 13 operational targets. Our PhD students will enjoy an industry From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Open DELOS Seminar on Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation A two-day seminar for digital preservation specialists and practitioners. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Peer abuse as child abuse and indications for intervention in schools Curriculum Leadership Journal: 4: 25 Peer abuse in the form of bullying is now recognised as an endemic feature of school life, and in terms of impact, outcomes and intervention requirements it can be equated with other forms of child abuse. It is more prevalent than many other forms of behaviour that have recently come to be understood as child abuse. The parallels between peer abuse and more generally accepted forms of child abuse must be recognised and addressed with some urgency. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Master of Water Resources Management - Scholarships Programme 2007 International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management. Through its Scholarship Programme, the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) is offering international candidates the opportunity to further their education in the field of water resources management, in Australia. Full or part tuition scholarships to undertake full-time postgraduate studies in a Master of Water Resources Management programme are now available for the February 2007 intake. An Australian Government initiative, ICE WaRM was established in 2004 to provide a national focus and i From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 1:01 a.m..


Podcasting within Student Affairs: StudentAffairs.com The page lists student affairs oriented podcasts. While there are many types of podcasts being produced at colleges and universities the purpose of this web page is strictly to highlight both audio and video podcasts within the realm of student affairs. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 1:01 a.m..


Orff Level 1 & 2 Courses The Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association presents Level 1 & 2 Courses in Creative Music & Movement Education - helping teachers, caregivers, practitioners and leaders of performing arts transform their music education. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 1:01 a.m..


Adult and Community Education Survey (TAS) This survey will collect data to assist the Department of Education with planning government services and programs for the adult and community education sector in Tasmania. The survey will be conducted through telephone interviews, commencing on Monday 21 August 2006. Groups and organisations that provide information, education or training to members, volunteers or the general public are encouraged to take part in the survey. From EdNA Online on August 7, 2006 at 1:01 a.m..


Course Accreditation - DIY Units of Competency Workshop This full day workshop has been designed for the copyright owner/course developer who wants to enhance their skills in writing enterprise units of competency. It provides an opportunity for participants to develop their own enterprise units of competency and receive personal feedback from the facilitators. From EdNA Online on August 6, 2006 at 11:19 p.m..


Filmmaking Summer School at Melbourne University The Film making Summer School held on campus each summer at the University of Melbourne, offers intensive teaching in all aspects of film production. Each day or session is taught by Australia's leading film industry practitioners in the their area of expertise. The course is designed to cover the essential skills, basic knowledge and industry insight needed to make films, knowledge that would normally require years of experience to acquire, and will equip participants with the confidence, knowledge and skills to start a career in film or television and translate their own ideas and visio From EdNA Online on August 6, 2006 at 11:19 p.m..


The Crisis of Meaning Challenges facing Science and Religion in the 21st Century This conference will discuss "The Crisis of Meaning Challenges facing Science and Religion in the 21st Century". Dialogue Australasia Network (DAN) Religious and Values Education 6th National Conference. From EdNA Online on August 6, 2006 at 11:19 p.m..


Course Accreditation - The Other Option Information Session This information session has been designed for the copyright owner/course developer as a general overview of the accreditation process in Queensland. Participants who are thinking about accrediting a course are encouraged to attend this session as it will assist participants in the research and consultation phases of the process that are essential to complete a Course Concept Proposal. From EdNA Online on August 6, 2006 at 11:19 p.m..


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