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Build Your Own Cat Tree Multi-tiered, carpeted cat trees are often priced at between $100 and $200 dollars... but you can make your own five foot tall cat tree for a fraction of the price if you are even the tiniest bit handy with tools. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


Check you website's popularity on social networking websites Social meter scans the major social websites to analyze a webpage's social popularity. Currently they scan Del.icio.us, Digg, Furl, Google, Jots, Linkroll, Netscape, Reddit, Shadows, Spurl, Technorati, and Yahoo My Web. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


The last of the iTunes holdouts You know the names: Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Radiohead, Kid Rock, and yes, The Beatles...none on iTunes. But analysts say after holdouts like Metallica and Bob Seger recently made the jump, these groups can't be far behind. A few of them in fact already are on in someways...Thom Yorke of Radiohead is, as are Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of LZ. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


Bush's final gamble: Giving Iraq a dictator? US-backed dictator may not seem like such a bad option in Mesopotamia. And I feel Rumsfeld will be telling himself he knew it all along. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


Giant Diggnation Mosaic - Revision 2 - TEN THOUSAND icons! This time there are 10,000 user icons. only maybe 3 or 4 dupes (what's digg without dupes?) ;) It's a 'perfect' mosaic, ie: the tiles haven't been tinted. FLASH UI - click the + and - symbols to zoom in and out. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


Rube Goldberg: The Game You've seen all of those Rube Goldberg machine videos on the web, now build your own! From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


17 year old gets two years for 1 Marijuana joint Keeping him in jail will cost tax payers (you) close to $100,000. All because of $20 worth of Pot. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 9:21 p.m..


Teaching Generation Z blog This blog from a South Australian primary school educator involved in school-based technology leadership discusses breaking issues and provides links to resources for professional learning. From EdNA Online on August 20, 2006 at 9:20 p.m..


SLANZA 2007: Intersections - collaborative forces The 2007 conference of the School Library Association New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) will be held in Wellington. From EdNA Online on August 20, 2006 at 9:20 p.m..


.au Internet Domain Review The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, has announced a review into the policy, administrative and regulatory arrangements that underpin the operation of the .au Internet domain. She explains that the .au domain has been operating under an industry self-regulatory model for over five years and in that time the Internet has grown significantly in both economic and social importance to Australians. The review will specifically consider competitiveness, cost effectiveness, consumer protection aspects of domain name arrangements in .au domain, se From EdNA Online on August 20, 2006 at 9:20 p.m..


Catholic Education Office Diocese of Ballarat The Ballarat CEO website provides a directory of schools and resources for principals and teachers including guidelines, policies, professional development and employment opportunities, news and the resource centre catalogue. From EdNA Online on August 20, 2006 at 9:20 p.m..


Sxip: Simple eXtensible Identity Protocol Sxip 2.0 provides single sign-on access to different websites with only one username and password; user-centric verified identity: allows users to acquire and release verified 'assertions' around their identity, enabling them to create richer profiles of their online identity; and user choice supplying added privacy by enabling users to be actively involved in the release of the data they store in their identity profile. From EdNA Online on August 20, 2006 at 9:20 p.m..


Is your personal computer ready for college? Whether you're attending college for the first time this fall or you are a returning student, now is the time to think about whether your PC is ready for the upcoming academic year. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


The monkey that could save the world Tamarins are playing a lead role in heightening awareness among Brazilians. Not only can the rare animals attract eco-tourists, but restoring their habitat revives a forest which is more biologically diverse than any other in the world, including the Amazon. One patch of Atlantic rainforest contains more species than the whole of England. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


How I (color blind person) see the world! After 26 years I discovered that I see the world in a different way than all others see it! I'm a successful web designer, and a lot of people were asking me "so, what do you see!!". This post is to make you see what exactly I see. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Ruling Against Wiretaps Further Sharpens Partisan Divide "A federal judge's ruling that the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping is unconstitutional set off a flurry of political responses yesterday, as Republicans tried to keep control of the national security debate amid signs that their own party's ranks may be breaking under the pressure of the Iraq war." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Yankees Delivering Another Boston Massacre "After winning 12-4 and 14-11 on Friday, the Yankees beat up on Beckett and the Red Sox bullpen for a 13-5 victory Saturday to take a 4½ game lead in the American League East standings. It marked the first time in franchise history that the Red Sox have allowed 12 or more runs in three consecutive games." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Final boarding call for Mr Terrorist What happens when you book a local flight using the name Al Kyder and Terry Wrist? From digg on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


10 Reasons Why the Xbox 360 Has Already Won North America PS2 may have won the last round, but the Xbox 360 will come out on top in the next-gen battle. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


The FIRST keynote of Steve Jobs 1984 - a Legend ! By this video i have tears in my eyes. It was the first keynote of Apple and Steve Jobs. He is presenting a revolution for this time. All what you see was futuristic and emotional for the audiance and Steve Jobs self. He als was very overhelmed by the standing ovations and reactions of the people. A very rare video - and important for my archive. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Dell & Sony knew about battery problem 10 months ago Dell and Sony knew about and discussed manufacturing problems with Sony-made Lithium-Ion batteries as long as ten months ago, but held off on issuing a recall until those flaws were clearly linked to catastrophic failures causing those batteries to catch fire. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Zombies Invade San Francisco! Holy crap, zombies have invaded San Francisco! Here's photographic evidence, including their rampage on the San Francisco Apple store. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


The Real Impact Of Open Source... "...the use of open source is increasing at a such a rate that it represents the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Colombia’s Coca Survives U.S. Plan to Uproot It The latest chapter in America’s long war on drugs — a six-year, $4.7 billion effort to slash Colombia’s coca crop — has left the price, quality and availability of cocaine on American streets virtually unchanged. The effort, begun in 2000 and known as Plan Colombia, had a specific goal of halving this country’s coca crop in five years. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Behind the scenes: Firefox Crop Circle Mozilla just released a behind the scenes video of how the firefox crop circle was put together. It's worth checking out if you are interested in the project or just want to know how crop circles are made! From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Ricky Gervais does "The Office" Training Video for Microsoft UK In case you weren't familiar with the British version of the popular TV Series The Office, Ricky Gervais stars as David Brent, the manager of a paper firm. Microsoft UK comissioned him and Stephen Merchant (co-creator) to do an internal training video for them, with hilarious results. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Run Vista on your Intel Mac with Q "Parallels Desktop is all the rage in Mac virtualization these days, but it doesn't offer one major feature (yet): the ability to run Vista on an Intel Mac (believe it or not, this will be useful to many a Mac user)." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Chairman insists that Dell's troubles are short-term setbacks "You would have thought, in view of the week's events, that Michael Dell would show up at a greet-the-folks gathering here Friday looking like some whiter shade of pale." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Police abuse man investigating police abuse An "undercover investigator asks for a complaint form and gets his head smashed into a plexi-glass partition in the police station lobby." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Princess Diana wasn't pregnant, mortuary manager claims Princess Diana was not pregnant when she died in a Paris car crash nine years ago this month, says the manager of the London mortuary where her post-mortem examination took place. "I saw no evidence of pregnancy exposed during the post-mortem procedure, and indeed the pathologist said that she was not pregnant," said Thompson. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


As Virtual Universes Grow, So Do Ranks of the Game-Obsessed "Video games have often been portrayed as violence-ridden vehicles for teen angst. But after 10 people in South Korea died last year from game-addiction causes, including one man who collapsed in an Internet cafe after playing an online game for 50 hours with few breaks, some began to see a new technological threat." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Getting Spied On the European Way Part 3 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the antilibertarian rights it grants British Law enforcement. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Play Chess against the computer and see it thinking about the next move Play chess against a transparent intelligence, its evolving thought process visible on the board before you. If the viewer confronts the program, the computer's thought process is sketched on screen as it plays. A map is created from the traces of literally thousands of possible futures as the program tries to decide its best move. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Major Weapons Systems Soar to Twice Pre-9/11 Cost The estimated costs for the development of major weapons systems for the US military have doubled since 9/11/2001. The soaring cost estimates -- disclosed in a report for the Senate Budget Committee -- have led to concerns that supporters of major weapons programs are using the conflicts and the war to fulfill a wish-list of defense expenditures. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Wii Rumor: Sonic the Hedgehog in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Lineup "Nintendo is already actively negotiating for the rights to include at least one other non-Nintendo character. Both Sakurai and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto have stated that Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog is the character that Smash Bros. fans have requested the most and... well, it's hard to type these words with our fingers crossed!" From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Mutiny on Flight 613 British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny - refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Old records go in, CDs come out There is now a single machine, the Teac GF-350, that can turn your records into CDs. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Agent suing Hawkins for $1m THE man planning to sue Jennifer Hawkins for up to $1 million said she'd still be a cheerleader and never have even entered Miss Universe if not for him. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


The College-Football Success Index Seeking a different way to measure the success of college football programs, we looked at how many of each school's alumni have made it to the NFL and how effective they've been there. After copying down every player who appeared on an NFL game roster in 2005 and sorting them by college, we devised a six-point scale and gave every player a score. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Caught on Film: A Growing Unease in Hollywood "Despite a domestic box-office surge after years of declining attendance, 2006 is shaping up to be a time of Hollywood discontent. Studio executives have waged war on actor salaries, as high-profile projects have been put off. Movie production deals are being renegotiated. Studios are also making fewer big-budget movies." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Does Google mean resistance is futile It seems pretty clear to a lot of people that Google is now well on the way to owning the Web, and small competitors such as Kiko are starting to quit. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


7,500 Miles On $5 In Gas and Used Vegetable Oil... He converted his diesel pickup truck to run almost exclusively on used vegetable oil, and for the past three weeks he has been driving across the country with his father and a friend, filling people in on alternative fuel possibilities. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


The Easter Bunny Is a Bada$$ Seriuosly, he'll kick your butt. I always knew there was something not-quite-right about the Easter Bunny ... From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Ever wondered how much a cloud weighs? They're much heavier than you probably thought. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


See the Origin of Truthiness - The First Episode Ever of The Colbert Report "Open wide baby bird, cause mama has a big fat nightcrawler of TRUTH!" Great find for anyone who missed the beginning! From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Digg Card, Get your digg profile on your site This takes your Digg profile and makes it into a card that you can display on your website. Basically its like the xbox live gamer card but for digg. I am interested in getting some feedback on this. It is very easy to use. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Windows Vista Inherits the Sins of the Father... In all fairness, Windows Vista has no Father Program, but it does have predecessors. A short heritage line; feeble, weak lived variations, with the exception of XP and a genealogy plagued by vulnerabilities make up Vista’s background. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


UK Police Will Seize Your Encryption Keys "The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIP), to give it its full name, gives the police and the security services the right to intercept communications data. Failure to supply a key means two years imprisonment, or up to five if you're *suspected* of terrorism or paedophilia offences." Locked up on suspicion alone, eh? From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


How are you going to explain this to the insurance An accident that the insurance company wouldn't believe.. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Revealed: world's oldest computer Machine found on ocean floor, dating back to 80BC has been declared the world's oldest computer, used to map the motions of the sun, moon and planets. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Huge List of Python Tutorials More than 300 extensive Python tutorials, listed by category and topic. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Why doesn't America believe in evolution? Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals: true or false? This simple question is splitting America apart, with a growing proportion thinking that we did not descend from an ancestral ape. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


I Think You Get Airline Frequent Flier Miles If You Drive This Bridge….. The Millau viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters high and the overall height will be an impressive 336 meters, making this the highest bridge in the world. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Blair: 'Feels betrayed by Bush' The source said: "We all feel badly let down by Bush. We thought we had persuaded him to take the Israel-Palestine situation seriously, but we were wrong. How can anyone have faith in a man of such low intellect From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


djay! the new groundbreaking audio application for OS X djay is not your run-of-the-mill freeware. It's addictive features and flawless iTunes integration make live remixing and recording on the Mac a blast. You need not invest hundreds of dollars into proprietary DJ software - djay gives everyone a chance to make their very own panic! at the disco. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Introduction to Socially Driven Political News The political categories of socially driven news sites are unlike any others. Submitters are treated differently than they are in other categories. Stories and commenters are also treated differently. Users are banding together to get stories promoted which push agendas. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Math genius living in poverty Grigory "Grisha" Perelman, the genius who won fame last week spurning a million-dollar prize after revealing his solution for Poincare's Conjecture. Is living with his mother in a humble flat in St Petersburg, co-existing on her $74-a-month pension. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


The Big Picture: The Death Duel Between LCD and Plasma Another home entertainment technology death duel is under way as 2 different TV technologies, LCD and plasma, vie for dominance of the big-screen, flat-panel television market. LCD technology is evolving as increasingly larger flat-panel units appear. LCD is now in plasma country, and this means war - a war some say plasma can't hope to win. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 4:02 p.m..


Investigative Report on Fatal Residential Structure Fires with Operational Smoke Alarms This report gives data with respect to operational smoke detectors and fatal fires.  This is important reading for AHJs and  Public Education officers as well as students interested in the administrative side of the fire service. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 20, 2006 at 4:01 p.m..


lusocast Podcasts on a variety of topics in Portuguese. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 20, 2006 at 4:01 p.m..


Caltech Shake Movie Near real time seismic events are displayed by the Caltech webpage here. Earth sciences via Scout Report california, Caltech, earthquake, movie From Golden Swamp on August 20, 2006 at 4:01 p.m..


Ex-con tries to break back into jail A young Austrian convict missed prison so much after his release that he tried to break back in. Detlef Federsohn, 23 said: "Life is so much easier on the inside. They feed you, do your washing and let you watch TV, which I can tell you is a lot more than my mum does." From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:32 a.m..


The top 10 most beautiful cellphones A set of beautiful phones - if someone knows where to get hold of that 'KDDI Penck' please let me know, that one was absolutely stunning. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


Pair Of Aces: Kansas Teen's Perfect Scores on SAT & ACT A teenager has achieved a rare feat: perfect scores on both the American College Testing exam and the SAT. Jakub Voboril, 17, a senior at Bishop Carroll High School, learned last month that he had scored a 36 on his ACT, which he took in June. He took the SAT the same week. Those results, a perfect 2400, came in shortly after he got his ACT score. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


Buy NewsFire, Get Inquisitor Free - Blog It, Get Inquisitor Free This weekend only, if you buy NewsFire, the most beautiful RSS newsreader on the Mac, you will get a free license for Inquisitor. Do you have a blog? Write about this offer and the developer will send you a free license to Inquisitor! How sweet is that? From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


Denis Leary gets Owned Greg Giraldo scores a couple of points off Denis Leary - Leary cant take it and so makes it personal. It escalates and escalates while the host is trying to break up it. Hilarious From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


The Linux Desktop Myth It's entirely possible that you may not have heard of Linux. Maybe you own a Mac or Windows computer and don't read technology news. You may have a TiVo, but it doesn't have a huge sticker on the box that reads "Powered by Linux" (even though it is). From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


First Amendment apparently doesn't cover the "F" word A kid holding a sign on a sidewalk with the words "Fuck Bush" on it is first given a citation, then when the cops notice a cameraman filming they arrest him and take him away. Since when did we lose our freedom of speech? From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


This train is delayed until Windows reboots I was out and about in London last night and took a quick snap of Windows working it's magic. It is a display sign above one of the platforms and is meant to show the next train, destinations, time etc. It won't be doing that tonight. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


How To Make A Universe... For many years now physicists have discussed how one might make a universe in the laboratory. The essential idea is that the vacuum is not completely empty but has a set of intrinsic energy levels, which can be excited. It is this energy that drove the early inflation of the universe and continues to accelerate the expansion of the universe today. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


The Genius Of Digg.. Here's an idea: The genius of Digg is that it packs a simple user action with the maximum social intent. A digg is a single click--about as simple as it gets--and yet it's the central component of the community. From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


The 'Reallionaire' Farrah Gray began contributing to his family's financial support at the age of 6, and he made his first million by the time he was 14. His success made a lot of people change their thinking about where life in the projects of Chicago's South Side could lead. Secret to Your Success? Ask Yourself Three Questions... From digg on August 20, 2006 at 2:12 a.m..


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