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Join DefectiveByDesign at Linux World and Say No to DRM Linuxworld is celebrating its 15th anniversary in San Francisco next week. Join the party and help send the message that technologists wont accept DRM. DefectiveByDesign folk are helping make this visual statement against DRM. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


TNT's DramaVision set to hit the Internet The U.S. cable network TNT is set to launch its new DramaVision Web site next week, offering viewers streamable original entertainment and live events. One of the top-rated cable networks, TNT now joins the ranks of fellow cable heavyweights like ESPN and MTV in the expansion of its broadcasting onto the Internet. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


Dear Senator, I wanna be illegal! This is freakin' hilarious! A Maryland resident petitions his senator and asks how he can become an illegal alien. read his letter. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


MILLIONS of kids buy Internet alcohol says survey Oh that sweet Internet alcohol...it tastes so good when it hits your lips...'millions' seems a bit high, but who knows..."3.1 million minors (12%) ages 14-20 report having a friend who has ordered alcohol online." "Two percent (551,000) of those ages 14-20 say they personally have bought alcohol online." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


The Tragic Birth of FM Radio In 1933, a guy by the name of Armstrong brought about a revolutionary change in the broadcasting business: FM radio. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


Symantec Wants To Be Only Ones To Screw Up Your Computer... "Security features in the Windows Vista kernel obstruct innovations by anti virus and other security applications, security vendor Symantec charged." Apparently, screwing up your computer is now called "innovation".... From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


Pesti-Cola Scandal: Pesticide Claims Shake Up Coke and Pepsi After allegations of high levels of toxic chemicals in their subcontinental sodas, the companies face bans amid a media uproar. Welcome to the India installment of the fabled cola wars. Global soft-drink heavies Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are actually on the same side. In short, this is shaping up to be a public-relations calamity of the first order. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


83 words you can't say on Verizon Wireless No Content provided to Subscribers of Verizon Wireless from Content Providers, whether in the form of text, audio, images, video or otherwise, may contain any of the words... From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


Have Fun Abusing Your Interactive Buddy Abuse your buddy any way you like. fun killing game From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


The Daily Show - Governor Bush VS President Bush in An Epic Debate Of Words Very funny clip from the daily show! with a very surprising ending! Enjoy and digg From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


Google Deal Bails Out MySpace It solves what were becoming serious monetization problems for MySpace and ships a truckload of feather pillows to Google to pad its AdSense revenue, a crucial part of its overall profits. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


When youth baseball goes bad . . . really bad PONY league coaches did unthinkable — setting up a cancer victim to fail From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


GoDaddy Launches Podcast Service The new service, Quick Podcast, offers podcasters hosting and publishing services starting at $5 a month. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:55 p.m..


The Batman Begins case w/PICS The Batman Begins case is a project of mine that dragged out over a year and five months. It was completely finished a week ago. With such an odd shape, most people wonder where the cables plug into. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Beckham dropped from national team, career could be done David Beckham was dropped from the England soccer team Friday by coach Steve McClaren, who also named Terry Venables as his assistant. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Traffic fight: Hitwise says Del.icio.us is soaring New numbers indicate that, just as the company says, Yahoo! owned del.icio.us has experienced substantial growth since the December acquisition. Respected traffic analysts Hitwise just posted a report that the site’s traffic has more than doubled since January. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Liquid explosives sit on bathroom shelves "Chemicals sitting in anyone's bathroom at home could be used to make a bomb that would badly damage a passenger jet, and experts have been warning about this danger for years." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Gambling is Dangerous A gambler risks his own life in this ad. Watch and find out why it is so dangerous. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 p.m..


Apple iPhone coming sooner than expected? Apple Computer chief executive Steve Jobs has been boasting about his company's much-rumored iPod cell phone amongst inner circles, AppleInsider has been told. An informant has said the device is slated to turn up earlier than some people may be expecting, in the form of a "big bang" introduction that will catch even some insiders off-guard. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:41 p.m..


DIY camera shoulder rest Do you use a camcorder, do you have problems with the shakes, then you need one of these. It bolts to the tripod mounting on the camcorder and turns your camcorder into a shoulder mount. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Legislators vote to accept federal money for Real ID "It almost smacks of back in the last century, in the regimes in Germany and the Soviet Union and those countries, where people walked down the street and got asked for 'papers please,'" he said. "We just don't need that," Councilor Peter Spaulding said. Unfortunately, the other 4 still need some encouragement to keep the Fed's at bay. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Israeli Tourism Is Savaged by War With rockets still falling, visitor numbers are down 30%, and companies like El Al Airlines are taking a big hit to their bottom line. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Older and Cranky May Mean Smarter Next time grumpy Aunt Gertrude growls at her bridge partner or one of her well-wishing nephews, look at it from this angle: She just may be smarter than all the rest. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Notebooks, iPods, mobiles, books banned on UK flights Air travellers leaving the United Kingdom on Thursday faced the strictest security measures in years: iPods, cellular phones, laptops, and even books and magazines were no longer permitted as carry-on items. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Wii Development costs a quarter to half compared to PS3/360 It's no wonder why the Nintendo is getting more 3rd party support this time around... From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


T.O.'s crib: Nobody's buying the $4.2M price tag It's still for sale, a year after circus and sit-ups in the driveway From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Researchers chase goal of nonhijackable plane "By 2008, European researchers aim to bring that vision closer to reality through an ambitious security program to combat on-board threats in an industry left reeling this week by a security scare that raised the specter of Sept. 11, 2001." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Angry German Kid vs. Numa Numa Guy Here it is! The clip the world has been waiting for! It's the ultimate showdown, with a few surprises! From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


grep, awk, head and tail -- Oh, My! Linux data extraction text utilities Much of Linux system administration involves tediously combing through plain-text configuration files. Fortunately, Linux has a rich array of UNIX-derived data extraction utilities, including head, tail, grep, egrep, fgrep, cut, paste, join, awk, and more. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


New, Horrible DS Lite Crack "We've seen the cracks. No sweat, they don't interfere with game play so suck it up, right? And if you're really worried, Nintendo has acknowledged the problem and offered free repairs. Granted, the crackage sucks, I never though it was a huge problem. Until now." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Underground Nuclear Explosion-- INSANE Crazy underground nuclear explosion. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


'Exchange killers' are successfully stalking Microsoft Now, open source messaging and collaboration software providers are a normal part of the IT business landscape. And, according to OpenXchange Executive Vice President of Marketing Strategy Dan Kusnetzky, their products' acceptance is increasing steadily -- and not just among hard-core GNU/Linux and open source devotees. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Trying to suicide-proof the Golden Gate Bridge "Since 1937, when the Golden Gate opened, it is estimated that 1,200 other people have hurdled that same four-foot-high railing and leapt to their deaths, making the bridge one of the world's most popular suicide sites." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Linux XGL/Compiz Graphics to Apple Aqua & Vista Aero: EAT ME! By Alexander Grundner - "I couldn't help being a little over the top on this one. Just watch the attached videos. And if you want to see XGL/Compiz running on dual screens, click here. Do me a favor, though. After watching all three videos, tell me which desktop graphics environment looks more advanced." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


EA to Cut Back Game Development for PSP & Refocus Efforts on Nintendo DS "There’s no doubt that EA has historically bet more on PSP," Gardner explained. "I think we were excited by the technology, but the consumers have proven that actually what they want is fun. What we need to focus on is fun and so EA is putting more effort behind DS games—and creative ones that really take advantage of the hardware. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Classic Television Commercials from 1948 9 minutes of various television commercials from 1948. Commercials include: Gillette, Band-Aid, and Dodge. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Untwisting Python Network Programming This article introduces basic client-side networking using both core Python modules and the Twisted framework. For its example, I will show how to send, receive, and delete emails, and conduct Telnet sessions. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


RIAA Asks Judge for Blanket Gag Order - The Digital Music Weblog RIAA member companies have pulled a long list of legal stunts. This trumps them all in my opinion. To put it in plain and simple English, what Sony BMG have asked is that the court remove the 1st amendment rights of the defendant and the defendant's council in order to save them from public scrutiny of their own words during deposition. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Muslim community provided tip off that stopped bomb plot. The tip came from someone who became concerned about the activities of an acquaintance after the July 7 London bombings. That allowed British intel to infiltrate the group and stop their plans. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Wrapper Application For PANDORA Running In Task Tray The problem I found with Pandora is that even with a minimal window, it meant there was another Internet Explorer / Firefox window open cluttering up my screen and I accidently either close the browser or refresh the window! I always thought it would be cool to have it run in the tasktray like Winamp and so took an hour off this evening to develop From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


'Casual Friday' becoming the Mon-Fri norm at many workplaces "Corporate suits take a leave of absence as dress codes become more relaxed. But the trend has created a backlash. `Tie Tuesday,' anyone?" They credit the likes of Steve Jobs and his trademark ensemble (they claim t-shirt and jeans...we know better: black turtleneck and jeans) for the trend. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Mac Pro review Apple lays the PowerPC architecture to rest with the introduction of the new Mac Pro. How well does this dual-Xeon, quad-core workstation this measure up to its PowerPC predecessor as well as the rest of Apple's Intel lineup? From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


"Bitch! Put that on the News." Reporter gets beat down by drunk lady. An on location report turns into brawl. About half way through the 30 second clip the action starts. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Lightweight data exploration in Excel We often are given a chunk of data in Excel that we need to explore. Of course, the first tool you should pull out of your toolbox in cases like this is the trusty PivotTable (it slices, it dices!). But at times we have to dig a little deeper into the toolbox and pull out the in-cell bar chart. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Federal wiretapping suits consolidated A federal panel of judges has consolidated 17 lawsuits throughout the United States filed against telephone companies accused of assisting the Bush administration to monitor Americans' communications without warrants. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who last month declined to dismiss one of the lawsuits, will now rule on all 17! From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


DIY LED flasher circuit Here is a simple DIY project that makes a cool LED flasher circuit. There is also a link to the full schematics. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Top 10 Wii Gameplay Videos Top 10 Wii gameplay videos from this year's E3. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Original 'Star Trek' set to fly again. The TV Land network is set to add the original "Star Trek" series to its regular U.S. rotation beginning with a special 40th anniversary episode next month. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Mom gives boyfriend daughter for sex so he wouldn't leave. Police said the three signed an agreement specifying the sexual services the girl would perform and the compensation she would receive, including clothing and body piercings. The 37-year-old man and the girl had sex about 20 times over two months, police said. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Physicists make first 'molecular movie' of light Scientists have made the first ‘molecular movie’ of the elementary interaction between light and matter. They measured what happens on a microscopic level when light travels through a medium in a collaborative project involving Oxford University, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Analysis: Explosive Detection Technologies Clifford Jones, an explosives expert at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, says it would be impossible to perform a careful chemical analysis of every bottle of liquid carried onto a plane. Another more sophisticated detection method is scanning with terahertz waves, which lie between microwaves and infrared on the electromagnetic spectrum. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 p.m..


Laptop Warranties Reporter Ian Bandy evaluates notebook warranties available to the consumer. When you buy a new pc will you take out a one year warranty or an extended one? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 11, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


"Hello, I'm a Mac" guy regularly puts up with taunts and snide remarks Justin Long, the actor who plays the personification of the Macintosh computer in Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign, speaks to the LA Times about his new-found fame, his career as an actor, and the fact that he had never owned a computer prior to filming the advertisements. What computer does he now own? The answer....won't surprise you. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Imminent Worm Attack: Experts Warn Of 'The Big One' As the spotlight on a dangerous Windows vulnerability grows brighter by the hour, security analysts Thursday said that it's not hype driving the alarms, but genuine fear that a major worm attack is just days away. This is no drill. Thursday's deepening concern was fueled by several releases of new exploit code. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Mother Gives Birth to Cyclops (pictures) A woman in India has given birth to a girl with one eye, no nose, and a brain with fused hemispheres, known as cyclopia. Medical experts have reason to believe that an experimental anti-cancer drug is the cause of the severe deformities. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Cool photo of an orbital sunrise As seen from the International Space Station. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


More Features of Leopard Leaked A slew of unannounced features in Apple Computer's upcoming Mac OS X Leopard operating system have begun to turn up around the web...finally starting to make Leopard look exciting. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Digg CEO: Jay Adelson Talks To Venture Voice The best I can tell you is Digg as a concept can be applied to other content aside from news. Just wait and see what we are going to apply it to. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


BBC: Twenty five years of the IBM PC Computer firm IBM made technological history on 12 August 1981 with the announcement of a personal computer - the IBM 5150. Costing $1,565, the 5150 had just 16K of memory - scarcely more than a couple of modest e-mails worth. The machine was not the first attempt to popularise computing but it soon came to define the global standard. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Behold the "broad strata"...and prosecuting blabbermouths Names, ages, and locations of the suspects captured to date. How surveillance of financial information may have led to their capture. Along with important new information regarding possible prosecution of those publishing classified information, for example, the NY Times in regard to the SWIFT program. Michelle Malkin strikes again! From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Firefox code being checked for bugs by software From the security blog over at cnet "Mozilla is now using technology that automates the bug-checking process for Firefox, its popular open-source Web browser." Sounds like it could be a good or bad thing.... From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


The Dearbornistan duo Just a couple of honest Americans, trying to make a living. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 12:32 p.m..


Taking legible fingerprints The FBI instructions here outline the nature of fingerprints and techniques for recording them. Forensic science FBI, fingerprints, recording, taking From Golden Swamp on August 11, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


CrunchGear Launched! For the Gadget Obsessive CrunchGear is all about new gadgets, gear and computer hardware. We’ve covered gadgets occasionally in the past (Sonos, Eye-Fi, Sony MyLo and others) and this audience in clearly intrested in the newest stuff to hit the market. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:58 a.m..


Meteor Shower Due Saturday Night Those watching the sky on the night of August 12, when the meteor shower is most visible, will have the opportunity to see shooting stars with the naked eye. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:58 a.m..


Google's Questionable Clicks Quoting Schmidt on click fraud "But we believe we have it under control, and we believe it is getting better. Though, we don't know what we don't know--we only know what we can detect." Soon we will have Schmidtisms as well as Bushisms. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Not the Worst President Ever, But a Definite Contender Although George W. Bush is probably not the worst president in U.S. history (Woodrow Wilson may have that dubious honour), the president may be in contention for that title in the post-Second World War era. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Asus WL-700gE WiFi Router: Built-In 160GB Drive, iTunes, and Bittorrent "It has a built in network iTunes client, so it'll show up as an iTunes client to your PCs. And it has a BitTorrent client that can rip down 7 streams automatically (and 10 FTP or web streams at the same time.) That's with your PC off, all downloads handled by the router. And there's a lot more. Too much more to share before the jump." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Don't call a fat guy fat on TV No comment lol From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


1000th sungrazing comet discovered by SOHO Polish amateur comet hunter Arkadiusz Kubczak recently discovered his third comet in SOHO LASCO coronagraph images, but this one was special: the 1000th SOHO comet discovery in the Kreutz group of sungrazing comets. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 10:32 a.m..


Basketball: Team USA dominance 'part of the past' Manu Ginobili rates the United States as one of the favorites to win this year's FIBA World Championship, but the Argentine guard insists the days of Team USA's dominance are "part of the past." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


99 Top Gun Movie Mistakes Ever noticed any mistakes in the movie "Top Gun"? Well, here are 99 of them. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


WWDC Secrets Paul Thurrott Hopes You Miss Daniel Eran does another smart epic covering WWDC & Leopard, deconstructing some of the dumber ideas floating around. A good comparison of Leopard & Tiger, Apple & Microsoft, Spotlight vs WinFS, Time Machine vs. Shadow Copy, and Vista 32/64 vs. Apple's new Quad Universal Binaries... @ RoughlyDrafted Magazine From digg on August 11, 2006 at 9:32 a.m..


How liquid explosives work In light of the terrorist attacks foiled by authorities in the UK, I was left wondering exactly how liquid explosives work and how they would be deployed by terrorists. This Howstuffworks article is the answer to such questions. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


The Visual Dictionary The Visual Dictionary is a collection of words in the real world. Photographs of signage, graffiti, advertising, tattoos, you name it, we're trying to catalogue it. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Windows defense handcuffs good guys Microsoft's PatchGuard is designed to keep out malicious code. Security firms complain it's keeping them at bay, but not intruders. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Now For Something Truly Bizarre Variations in the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii "may explain a substantial proportion of human population differences we see in cultural aspects that relate to ego, money, material possessions, work and rules." It sounds like an absurdly grand claim, but toxoplasma, a protozoan, is such strange organism that it might not be entirely crazy. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


KToon LiveCD!: Start your own animation studio with Linux If you want to try KToon quickly and without dealing with library dependencies, then you should try our LiveCD. You just have to download the iso image, burn it, and then boot your machine from cdrom. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


We Believe In Evolution Less Than Other Western Countries... People in the United States are much less likely to accept Darwin's idea that humans evolved from apes than adults in other Western nations, a number of surveys show. A new study of those surveys suggests that the main reason for this lies in a unique confluence of religion, politics, and the public understanding of biological science in the US From digg on August 11, 2006 at 8:32 a.m..


Defending MySpace Cultural anthropologists are not known as a particularly radical bunch, so when they rally to the defence of a non-academic cause, it behoves us to take notice. I am referring to the banning of MySpace from American schools, by Congress. The aim is laudable enough, to protect children from online sexual predation by banning not only MySpace, but any social networking service, from both schools and libraries. The Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) was almost unanimously (410-15) passed last week. Understandably, few politician From Chalkface: Blog on August 11, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..


Where to find the world's hottest startups? The "Web 2.0" catchall phrase used to describe websites that thrive on what their users make of them is no longer limited to the States. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


Apple steps up open source commitment releasing open OS X Intel kernel As of today, we are posting buildable kernel sources for Intel-based Macs alongside the usual PowerPC (and other Intel) sources, starting with Mac OS X 10.4.7. We regret the delay in readying the new kernel for release, and thank you for your patience," the message read in part From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


Lucky Bastards; European Apple Stores use Sexier iPod ads; US too tame? Here's an actual Apple iPod ad found in a Czech Apple Store From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


The Top 100 Tech Products A break down of the current top 100 tech products. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..


Greenland ice cap may be melting at triple speed "The world's second largest ice cap may be melting three times faster than indicated by previous measurements, according to newly released gravity data collected by satellites." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:32 a.m..


Google announces homepage revisions. From their blog: " In this iteration, you'll see that Google Video is now featured on the homepage. And we've grouped into a More>> dropdown some other services like Books, Groups, and Froogle. " From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:32 a.m..


What would you do with over $60,000 in ipods?? (VID) So many ipods. I wonder if any of their screens cracked in making this? From digg on August 11, 2006 at 5:32 a.m..


Department of Homeland Security tell everyone to patch Windows The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued guidance that everyone should install patch MS06-040 for Microsoft Windows systems. There doesn't appear to be any information released about what makes this patch any more significant than any of the others from Microsoft. More comprehensive information about security issues is available From StuartYeates's blog on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..


BrainyKids This site includes, lab exercises such as dissection of a sheeps brain, themed brain games, plus other brain related information for students, children, parents, and teachers. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..


DANA BrainWeb & Brain Information: Information on Brain Disorders and Brain Diseases A collection of sites related to the developing and developed brain and related disorders, including Alzheimers and other mental illnesses. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..


Saitek's Illuminated Keyboard Brightens Your Desktop Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard Review From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


ABC: Explosive Gel Was to Be Concealed in Sports Drink, Triggered by Flash The suspected terror plotters arrested in Britain had planned to conceal their liquid or gel explosives inside a modified sports beverage drink container and trigger the device with the flash from a disposable camera. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Bill Gates Donates $500 000 000 to AIDS Research The Bill (and Melinda) Gates Foundation donates half a billion dollars ($100 000 000/year over the next five years) in an unexpected act of grand generosity. I can't even comprehend half a billion dollars. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


September 11 Film Premiere Draws Tears in New York Director Oliver Stone's film on the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack opened to tears and torment in the United States Wednesday, reviving memories ahead of the fifth anniversary. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Spanish architects design the first space hotel A company in Barcelona and a group of aircraft engineers in Florida are developing a prototype of a space hotel, called the Galactic Suite. The hotel has several capsules (the rooms) branching from a central nucleus. The hotel is designed to have 22 of these capsules. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Pixar Entangled in the Apple Stock Scandal Pixar has been dragged into the controversy surrounding Apple and the granting of stock options by the news that it too awarded options to senior executives when share prices were at a low point. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Man Arrested for Photoshopping Fake Porn I didn't know that Photoshopping a pic, no matter how obscene it may be (in this case, simulated child porn) was illegal? This is censorship, not law enforcement. What was the crime committed here? Maybe the guy could use psychiatric help, but they are pushing for jail time. Jail where he will probably be beaten or worse. The terrorists have won. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Managing Users In Ubuntu I think a lot of people new to GNU/Linux don't understand the whole "users thing". This short, practical guide to user management in Ubuntu and GNU/Linux will make it all clear. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Sweet! Detailed Pictures of Nintendo Monopoly (just came out) Seeing this made me very happy. The Monopoly people have released a Nintendo version of their game, complete with little metal Zelda iron boots from the Ocarina of Time and a little NES controller. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Digg viewer in OPML An OPML-powered widget to show others what you and your friends and friends-of-friends (going to as many levels as you like) have been digging. Just type your name in and you can start digging (no pun intended) through digg. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


CES owners to take over E3 gaming Expo In the wake of news and rumors about the demise of the gaming industry's largest convention, E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo), the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has put together an advisory committee to explore the viability of a West Coast event in late spring 2007 focused on the gaming and entertainment marketplace. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Use the power of the Internet to lower your energy usage (and save money) Start-up GridPoint makes a product that connects to renewable power sources such as solar panels. It stores electricity and uses an on-board, Net-connected PC to gather usage data. That information allows people to schedule their usage to lower their electricity bills. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Jack Thompson debate on Attack of the Show. AOTS' 'The Loop' Debate with attorney and activist Jack Thompson, the CEO of Game Daily Mark Friedler and television's own Adam Sessler. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Dvorak: Missing the point about YouTube Dvorak talks about why Youtube took off like it did. "Two things seem to be at work. The first is the incredible desire people have to share video clips with each other. That's now apparent." I will actually have to say I agree with Dvorak on this (please no death threats.) From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Cheney: Lieberman Loss ‘Disturbing,’ A Victory For Al-Qaeda Cheney told reporters yesterday, "The thing that’s partly disturbing about it [Lieberman's loss] is the fact that, the standpoint of our adversaries, if you will, in this conflict, and the al Qaeda types, the they clearly are betting on the proposition that ultimately they can break the will of the American people." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


5 Ways Leopard Will Change The Way You Work Mac OS X Leopard is already looking like a huge step forward from Tiger, and with many top secret features yet to come, how's Leopard going to change the way you work? From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Getting beyond our airport security obsession Commercial pilot Patrick Smith discusses why confiscating corkscrews and tweezers didn't make us safer after Sept. 11.... and banning liquids isn't going to make us safer now. Great level-headed view of realistic airline security over knee jerk responses to recent threats. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Very cool video of things happening in reverse made to look normal These guys filmed in such a way so that the people appear to be moving normally when actually it is being played in reverse. They seemlingly create structures of rocks without even touching them! Must see! From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Overall Antarctic snowfall hasn't changed in 50 years The most precise record of Antarctic snowfall ever generated shows there has been no real increase in precipitation over Antarctica in the past half-century, even though most computer models assessing global climate change call for an increase in Antarctic precipitation as atmospheric temperatures rise. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Novell CTO defends 'unstable' Xen claims Novell chief technology officer (CTO) Markus Rex has hit back at criticism the company included an "unstable" Xen virtualisation environment in its new Linux server, pointing to support from hardware partners. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


First Blu-ray disc drive won't play Blu-ray movies The first Blu-ray (BD) disc drive for desktop PCs is here, but be warned -- it won't play commercial BD movies. The drive in question is Sony's BWU-100A, which will be in stores this month. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


Hoarders vs. Deleters: What your inbox says about you You are your inbox. Take a clear-eyed look at how you answer or file each email. Notice what you choose to keep or delete. Consider your anxiety when your inbox is jammed with unanswered messages. The makeup and tidiness of your inbox is a reflection of your habits, your mental health and, yes, even the way Mom and Dad raised you. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


How Many People Is Too Many? Is 300 million people too many -- or not enough? Wade into a discussion of population size, and you're soon up to your neck in a host of knotty issues: sex, contraception, immigration, economic justice and ecological crises. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


First Look at a New Web OS : Desktoptwo Desktoptwo is an online web based desktop built in Flash. OS online that feel and functionality of a local PC. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


How Real Transformers Work Transforming robots are not just movie stars - there are a number of real-life transforming robots. Here's a look at some of them and how they work. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


TIME: How the plane bombing plot was thwarted "Britain's MI-5 intelligence service and Scotland Yard had been tracking the plot for several months, but only in the past two weeks had the plotters' planning begun to crystallize, senior U.S. officials tell TIME. During the past few months the plotters' attack plans had changed." From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


New Gene Allows Rice to Survive Submersion Far Longer Despite being the staple of flood-prone regions, most strains of rice die if submerged for more than four days and even short-term inundation can stunt growth and impact harvests. Now researchers have identified a gene that [...] conferred the ability to withstand high waters for up to two weeks and then renew growth once the waters subsided. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


It's Official! Pluto Is Still A Planet! An international panel has unanimously recommended that Pluto retain its title as a planet, and it may be joined by other undersized objects that revolve around the sun. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


A Backward Look at Modern Algebra Review for "Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra" From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


AMD: New Opteron Around the Corner " Advanced Micro Devices says it is only days away from unveiling its next-generation dual-core Opteron server processor. The chip maker, in an Aug. 10 statement, said that it will announce the availability of its new Opteron—a redesigned version of the chip dubbed "Rev F" internally—on Aug. 15. " From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


A Head Start on the Future of High-Def it seems as if we’ve been hearing about high-definition video since the Eisenhower administration. The Federal Communications Commission’s mandatory cutoff of old-fashioned analog TV broadcasts, now scheduled for 2009, has been delayed, what, 500 times? From digg on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


SC: 11/08 Security test review - Windows Secrets There's a long and informative article linked below about the relative merits of different security systems following a major review in the Computer press; the 'Windows Secrets' newsletter is a very thorough and worthwhile publication, and if you are involved in computer security professionally, or have a deep interest in the area, it's worth a look. However, it is very long and in some places rather technical, so won't be of value to everybody ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on August 11, 2006 at 4:45 a.m..


New Publication: Ranking of Higher Education Institutions This analysis was originally written in March 2006 for the AUQA Board, which asked for an overview of ranking systems in use worldwide and the issues surrounding their use. Subsequently, AUQA decided to make a slightly edited and updated version publicly available, as the paper would be of general interest to those working in quality assurance in higher education both within Australia and internationally. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


CGIAR Learning Resources Center This page provides access to a repository of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Centers' learning objects and other training resources, as well web-based training courses. Users can search and retrieve agricultural related information and learning objects, and enrol in courses offered by the Centers through the Learning Management System Moodle. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Volume 29 Number 3 2006 The journal explores the changing ways we will work, learn, and communicate in the digital world of the 21st century. In this issue: Games and Learning. Diana Oblinger; Stand-alone Computer Courses in Teachers’ IT Training. Yu-mei Wang; Search Alternatives and Beyond. Steven J. Bell; Serious Games: Incorporating Video Games in the Classroom. Leonard A. Annetta, Marshall R. Murray, ShelGull Laird, Stephanie C. Bohr, John C. Park; Podcasting Lectures. Sarah Brittain, Pietrek Glowacki, Jared Van Ittersum, Lynn Johnson; Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses. Tracy Chao, Tami Saj, Feli From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


Launch of 'Keeping Culture: Aboriginal Tasmania' A new museum book is being launch by the National Museum of Australia which features contributions from nine contemporary Aboriginal writers, artists and advocates on cultural traditions. The book is a companion piece to a collection of artefacts from Tasmania commissioned by the National Museum. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


JISC Services News Demonstrator News items from a range of JISC Services and Projects are displayed below. Select from the list of available newsfeeds to view individual feeds. Use the search facility to search across all newsfeeds. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


National Science Week 2006 National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology and runs from Saturday 12th August to Sunday 20th August, 2006. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


Quality Assurance and Standards of Australian Higher Education Based on the Institutional Audit Reports of AUQA This report is based on 25 published audit reports of self-accrediting institutions in Australia. It documents the relative standards of the Australian higher education system and its quality assurance processes, including their international standing, as a result of information obtained during the audit process. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


Skills Information Booth at Country Week 2006 Employment specialists are on hand at Country Week 2006, to link skilled overseas workers with the needs of regional businesses. The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) supports the effort with their Skill Matching Database and network of Regional Outreach Officers, who work with regional employers and governments to meet the labour demand for skills workers. Country week runs from 11 to 13 August 2006. Further information is available at http://www.countryweek.com.au/index.html. From EdNA Online on August 11, 2006 at 4:44 a.m..


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