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Japan Feels Strain of Cheap 100Mbps Broadband For a mere $36/month Japan residents are getting 100Mbps fiber-optic broadband and free VoIP. 5.5m have now added the faster service, in addition to 23m homes which already have 8Mbps service. But the increased demand is starting to take a toll on the tubes, which hit 158Gbps at major exchanges. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Leopard WWDC DVD Leaked We received word yesterday that the developer's preview of Leopard is making it's rounds through the Internet "tubes". The "scene" release, called APPLE.MAC.OSX.LEOPARD.V10.5.WWDC.PREVIEW-OSX is reported to be build 9A241, the same handed out to developers at WWDC this week. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


31 Different Ways To Lace Up Your Shoes Whilst mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion Methods of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe, this site shows 31 different patterns that won't take all day to do. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Darth vader vs wife in bed This guy scares the crap out of his wife by dressing up as Darth Vader and try to wack her with his lightsaber. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


THE WORLD'S FIRST LIFE FORM-(I WANT THIS!!) Ugobe designers and engineers studied the long extinct Camarasaurus, a dinosaur from the Jurassic period. Pleo, a Ugobe Life Form is the authentic recreation born from that study. UGOBE's designers and engineers recreated Pleo's physiology from the fossils of the original. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Indepth guide to Web Analytics Detailed 5 part guide to web analytics that covers RSS analytics, blog analytics, basic stats and advanced stats. Also covers reviews on solutions such as FeedBurner, Google Analytics, Stat Counter, Measure Map, Blogbeat, Performancing Metrics, Click Tracks, Webalizer, Stat Counter, and Omniture. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Bike Messengers Are on Crack Crazy, they risk their lives daily From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Italy Wins World Cup Of Programming It's been a good year for Italians: first they won the World Cup, and now they've taken home the trophy in the Microsoft Imagine Cup.A total of 181 students from 72 teams representing 42 countries participated in the games that ended on Friday. Italian team Even .ctor took first place in the software design category. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


World of Warcraft: Blizzard drops by to drop some bombs. New raid instances introduced in the expansion and after will all follow this rule though players still interested in the larger group activities will still have the option to play through legacy raid zones in their classic modes. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Bush Administration Wanted Bomb-Detect Cash Moved. While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Pacific 'Dead Zone' Said To Exceed Fears Scientists say the oxygen-starved "dead zone" along the Pacific Coast that is causing massive crab and fish die-offs is worse than initially thought. Scientists say weather, not pollution, appears to be the culprit, and no relief is in sight. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


iRobot Deploys 500 Bomb-Sniffing Robots To Iraq The use of I.E.D.’s by the enemy, specifically in Iraq, is driving this interest. Locating these bombs is extremely threatening and then to defuse them is an incredibly challenging job. Robots are proving to be highly effective to address this. Now, rather than put a soldier at risk, you can put a robot at risk. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Covert channel tool hides data in IPv6 "An independent security researcher showed off an early version of a tool for creating covert channels that, he claims, can pass undetected through most firewalls and intrusion detection systems." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


NFL Rule Changes for 2006 There are several new rules in the NFL for 2006. The NFL Competition Committee spends the early part of the off-season examining existing rules, and suggesting possible changes. Here is a list of the new rules. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


The PlayStation 3 vs The Wii Very nice ad parody (with a few extra visual .. bonuses) in the same spirit as the current Apple Mac campaign. I'd go for the Wii.. Yeah. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Apple receives delisting warning from Nasdaq! Apple Computer Inc. said late Friday that the Nasdaq Stock Market has warned the company its decision to delay filing its most-recent quarterly financial report puts Apple in violation of Nasdaq's stock-listing requirements. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Stephen Colbert on Whose Line Is It Anyway?! Stephen Colbert shows his comedic, acting, and newsreporting talents in his guest starring role on an episode of Whose Line? from 1999. A great "Before They Were Famous" clip. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Ubuntu vs. Debian: What Canonical Doesn't Want You To Know The author of the Technews blog apparently responded to criticisms over his borderline trolling over Ubuntu fanaticism by writing an intelligent comparison between Debian and Ubuntu. It is one of the best comparisons of both distros I've read and explains a good deal about why Ubuntu may be so popular. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


apple links to artist, then shuts down his .mac page due to bandwidth! apple did a profile on takagi masakatsu here: http://www.apple.com/pro/profiles/takagi/ - and the artist's page is even hosted on .mac - but apple wasn't kind enough to host what they linked to - and shut down the page (that they linked to!) From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


RIAA to grieving family: We depose your children in 60 days The RIAA brought a file-sharing lawsuit against a guy who died; they offered the departed's family a 60-day grieving period before they began to depose his children for the suit against his estate From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Atheist Awesome video of atheist people and their accomplishments...disproving how atheists are thought to be. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


The sharpest object made by humans Ever wonder what the sharpest human-made object looks like under a super-high-powered microscope? Well, no, we'd never thought about it either, until we came across this post titled "Sharpest Manmade Thing." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


IBM to FileNet for $1.6B IBM is to acquire FileNet in a move that will radically reshape the enterprise content management sector. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Use "POD" in your trademark, get sued. Has Apple gone to far? Even if the product you make doesn't look, smell, feel, or do anything remotely close to what an iPod does, and even if consumers can't buy it on the shelves in a store, that apparently doesn't mean Apple won't release its legal dogs on you if the name of your product includes the letters P-O-D. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


FlickrStorm best way to search Flickr FlickrStorm is a third-party Flickr search tool that aims to give you new ways to search and collect photographs from Flickr From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


My new favorite expensive toy: the $500 rotary phone You can finally carry around your very own old-style rotary phone and take calls anywhere you'd like. I though it was a cute gimmick, and I'd love to have one of these on my desk as a conversation piece, but the price tag is a little exorbitant for what is basically a geeky toy. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Microsoft security--no more second chances? "In the last three years, Microsoft has issued an increasing number of yearly security bulletins, in which several patches get put online to fix problems in existing applications. The company sees this as evidence that it's on top of things, not an indictment of managerial incompetence." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Illinois Must Pay Video Game Industry $500,000 A small victory for gamers. The State of Illinois must pay the video game industry $510,528.64 in attorney’s fees for its unconstitutional effort to enact a law banning the sale of violent video games. "Not only are efforts to ban the sale of violent video games clearly unconstitutional, they are a waste of taxpayer dollars." - ESA. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Flash Player 9 out for Intel-based Macs Adobe Systems said that Adobe Flash Player 9 is available on Apple Computer's Intel-based Macs. BUT it has not yet announced plans for a 64-bit version of Flash Player, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Beginner's guide to squash Squash is a fast-moving game that requires skill, speed and supreme fitness. The ball can reach speeds of up to 170mph and players can burn off up to 1000 calories per hour of squash - higher than most other sports. Learn the basics of the game with this guide. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


How To Hack A Pigeon! "Pigeons with backpacks and cell phones will be taking to the sky and sending air quality data to a blog as part of a whimsical project that blends science, art and activism." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


CNN Anchor: ‘Might Some Argue That Lamont…Is The al Qaeda Candidate?’ Today on CNN Headline News, anchor Chuck Roberts discussed the impact of the foiled British terror plot with Hotline senior editor John Mercurio. Roberts asked Mercurio, "How does this factor into the Lieberman/Lamont contest? And might some argue, as some have, that Lamont is the al Qaeda candidate?" From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


eBay Kid Who Auctioned 2% Of His Future Income, Lied About His SAT Scores The eBay kid, Ron Steen, who just put himself up for auction for 2% of his future income. The minimum bid price is $100,000. Whether or not this is legal in the first place, it is nonetheless a terrible investment, for several reasons... From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Google Video's new 'Mature & Adult' category Interesting..."Google Video now allows you to you to upload adult videos." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Stress Can Shrink and Age Your Brain New research is providing insight into how stress can shrink your brain cells and prematurely age your immune system. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


History of the Yoyo A man talks about the history of the yoyo as well as teaches you how to do crazy yoyo tricks. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Israeli PM has accepted cease-fire deal JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has accepted an emerging Mideast cease-fire deal and informed the United States of his decision, Israeli officials said Friday. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


404: The Tubes have been clogged The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable. Someone has put into the tubes enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Playing 2 SNES games at the same time "One person's silly idea is another person's inspiration. This movie is essentially constructed by taking one controller and wiring it into two SNES emulators at once. The same input is used to play both games to completion. In other words, the player plays two games simultaneously with one controller." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Esquire article with Daniel Craig about being James Bond A good article exploring both the 'hardships' (Internet fans) and fun of playing James Bond for the new man to play him in the upcoming Casino Royale. "Daniel Craig is poised to become the Beckham of Bond: the mistrusted talent turned standard-bearing captain." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time Here are the top PCs ever, from machines you owned and loved to systems you've never heard of. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


EarthFirst – promising new tire recycling technology EarthFirst burns tires in a vacuum at a third of the typical pyrolysis temperature, preserving tire components and satisfying even the strictest emissions regulations. Remarkably, the process can recover the following from each one typical 20-pound passenger tyre: eight pounds of carbon, one gallon of oil, two pounds of steel. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


BEST Case Mod: Doom 3 (4 Pages Of Pics) This mod is INSANE... It has a smoke machine, motorized doors, all custom painted to match the game, - monitor mod included as well. etc... From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Skype Outruns MySpace "Skype's flown past MySpace. But both cases are even more confirmation that "free" rules cyber space." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Amazing video of one person acting as the shadow of the other person This is an amazing video where one person acts perfectly as the shadow of another person. They even do the shadow of the basketball! From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


ShowMeWhere: Google maps for everyone! Easily Create and Share Google Maps. Show Me Where is a point-and-click interface to creating customized Google Maps. Want to place a marker on a map? Just click there. No more geocoding is necessary in order to add points to your maps. Instead, just navigate there using the Google Maps interface you are accustomed to. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 1:37 p.m..


Solution Library Enormous database of step-by-step solutions to college-level academic problems across all subjects and levels. Answers are available for instant download. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 12, 2006 at 1:36 p.m..


BrainMass - Homework Help A global community of graduate-level students, teachers and professionals offering 24/7 expert academic homework help across 47 fields of study. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 12, 2006 at 1:36 p.m..


10 Ways to make yourself a YouTube Star But what are the prime ingredients for YouTube success - what separates a viral hit from a barely-noticed miss? Poking around the top rated videos provides a few answers. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Intel Core 2 Extreme Overclocked to 3.68GHz by Velocity Micro Velocity Micro has chosen to cool the blazing fast Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 with a custom MTEC™ liquid chilled solution designed by CoolIT Systems. By combining the extreme cooling power of MTEC™ technology with the latest Intel processor, it overclocked the Core 2 from 2.93GHz up to 3.68GHz to "set new standard for PC speed." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart Take More Swings at Geraldo & O'Reilly What are you implying Jon?! That OReilly and Geraldo are narcissits enthralled in their own overblow egos projecting their own petit inseciurities onto the world around them... inventing false enemies for the sole purpose of bolstering their sense of self-importance... Itty-bitty Nixons minus the relevance or hint of vision? How dare you!?! From digg on August 12, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


86 Year Old Fla. Man Finally Pays $1 Parking Ticket From 1946! "William Fogarty doesn't understand the fuss. He just forgot to pay a parking ticket. When he finally realized it, the 86-year-old retiree made good and mailed in a money order, to pay a $1 ticket he got 60 years ago." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Wish Happy Birthday to Steve Wozniak Steve WoZ Wozniak (born August 11, 1950) is a computer engineer turned 56 today. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs in 1976 and created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


The Hidden Code of Stem Cells The DNA of embryonic stem cells is labeled in a unique and characteristic way. The pattern could shed light on how embryonic stem cells maintain their ability to become any type of cell and might also help efforts to clone these cells, allowing scientists to develop better stem cell therapies. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Stephen Colbert's Carry-on Luggage Lots of liquids, including Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, which technically counts as three liquids. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Why give up our liberties to reduce the minuscule risks of terrorism? From Ron Bailey, science correspondent at reason.com: "your risk of dying in a plausible terrorist attack is much lower than your risk of dying in a car accident, by walking across the street, by drowning, in a fire, by falling, or by being murdered." From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Thugs Pick The WRONG Apt. To Rob! Resident Fights Them With A Sword! According to police, once the burglars were inside, they got into a fight with one of the residents who grabbed his roommates sword and started slashing the intruders. His feisty attack send the invaders running, but not before he wounded several. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Digg Praised In PBS' Mediashift "The democratization of media is about letting a billion flowers bloom, and turning the power of news analysis, commentary, punditry and spoofery over to the people." The article is about how the media is undergoing no less than a full-blown revolution because of people-powered sites. Digg is mentioned as an alternative to editor tyranny. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


MacBook, MacBook Pro To See Merom Upgrade Next Month Reghardware claims cites a chineese language report that Apple is readying both of its laptop models for Core 2 Duo "Merom" CPU's, due next month. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


What Would You Do With 50 Apple 30" Cinema Displays? (Photos) TileViewer is a distributed visualization framework I developed as a part of my dissertation. Also different platforms can work together at the same time.TileViewer is deployed on a large display wall system called HIPerWall. Currently it supports image viewing, NDVI data viewing, fBIRN MRI viewing, video playing, webcam playing, and SOAR rendering From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


BMW launches new kids bike. The $300 bike is targeted at the 2 1/2 to 6 year-old BMW demographic. It comes with easy to remove pedals allowing kids to use it as a push bike, and keep their feet on the ground until they are confident enough to use pedals. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Lattes, iPods Among Air Security Fears Shampoo, iPods and Starbucks lattes have suddenly become security threats. Terrorists could easily slip a few apparently innocuous items past airport security and assemble them into a lethal explosive once aloft, security experts said. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


64-bit special Linux 64 Studio runs on x86_64 based computers (both on AMD and Intel platforms), based on Debian, with Gnome version 2.14 and Linux kernel version 2.6.17. The present version can be installed from a single CD; it contains a minimal Linux system, graphic shell, as well as a multitude of audio and image editing applications. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Mutant Research: Debate Rages Over Animal-Human Chimeras Should medical researchers be allowed to create human-animal hybrids to investigate disease? In its 8 August report, the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics advocates banning embryos containing human and animal genetic material and cloned embryos created by combining human cells with cow or rabbit oocytes... From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Making Money Off Mel Don't forget the camera on your next vacation. A chance encounter with a celebrity could pay for the trip—and then some.The three vacationing friends who snapped photos of the apparently pie-eyed movie star.stand to make between $80,000 and $120,000 from the sale of the photos. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Editor of the Official PlayStation Magazine getting a Xbox 360 in November. The Managing Editor of the "Official" PlayStation Magazine, Dana Jongewaard writes in her blog that she is getting an Xbox 360 this November instead of a PS3. It's more than a little ironic that an editor of the Official PlayStation Magazine has chosen the console of Sony's chief competitor over the PlayStation 3. A very interesting read. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Zooop Electric Vehicle - 450 km per charge Fashion house, Maison de Courrèges’s André and Coqueline Courrèges have embellished their electric vehicle line with the latest ‘Zooop’ that takes you 450 km per charge. The 3-seater car runs on powerful Lithium Polymer batteries (70 A/hour 370 V) that don’t let you down by generating 150 kW of power. Top speed: 180 km/h. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


GOP candidates facing troublesome trend. Republicans determined to win in November are up against a troublesome trend — growing opposition to President Bush. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted this week found the president's approval rating has dropped to 33 percent, matching his low in May. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Citrus Alarm Clock "Wake up on time to your own music. Tired of setting your alarm clock to a different time each day? Tired of waking up to typical radio fodder or annoying beeps? Citrus can help!" From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


So You Wanna Change Your Default Browser In Vista? Microsoft has designed the User Account Control (UAC) to work so perfectly that it will be difficult for the average person to switch the default browser. From digg on August 12, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


Laptop Comupter Fires On The Rise Good opener: "An Arizona man says sparks from his laptop computer ignited a box of ammunition that caused his truck to..." blow up real good. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


Google: We are Now playing Movie Trailers Just search for the movie name and your Zip/city on Google.com, and the first result will include a link to the trailer, as well as critics' reviews and showtimes for your local movie theater. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


Microsoft to Introduce "Panorama;" Live Arcade for Vista? Shacknews has learned from reputable sources who wish to remain nameless that Microsoft plans to introduce what seems to be a Windows gaming service called "Panorama." Apparently, Panorama will be a part of Windows Vista and will act essentially as Xbox Live Arcade for Windows. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


MIT's Energy "Manhattan Project" Solar cells made from spinach. Algae-based biofuel fattened on greenhouse gas. Plasma-powered turbo engines. These are just some of the technologies being developed by a Manhattan Project-style research effort for new energy technologies at MIT. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


Italian government tells advertisers to turn in down. Italy's government plans to clamp down on broadcasters turning up the volume when they show advertisements in order to get viewers' attention. The three main channels are raising volume by 50% even though it is banned. I wish they'd ban this where I live. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


Rick James' Super Freaky Tombstone. Call it Rick James' final impression. A massive two ton jet-black tombstone, bearing an image of the funk legend clad in tight pants, jacket and clutching a guitar, was erected Sunday at his grave site in Buffalo, NY. The grand unveiling marked the second anniversary of James' death.(pic included) From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


JavaScript templating system - Display HTML blazingly fast AJAX applications are everywhere, and one of the key issues is the speed of rendering HTML. Using innerHTML is not recommended, but DOM can be slow. This JS template system lets you render HTML much faster than standard DOM, while keeping its flexibility. From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


Super typhoon Saomai - High resolution NASA image. Saomai is believed to be the strongest to threaten the country since August 1956, when a typhoon hit Zhejiang, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 3,000 people. This photo-like image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on August 10, 2006, at 1:05 p.m. local time (05:05 UTC). From digg on August 11, 2006 at 11:31 p.m..


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