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The Inka Pen PDA stylus, pen, keychain - all-in-one. "Lightweight, watertight and built to withstand harsh environments. The pressurized ink cartridge ensures the pen will write wet or dry at any angle, any temperature, and any altitude." Pretty cool... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


TouchScreen and XGL on Linux: PART 2 More of what is possible when you use touchscreen + XGL on Linux! From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Incredible Photo of the Milky Way on a Summer Night (pic) I wish I had this view from my backyard... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


Sacha Baron Cohen on The Daily Show Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat, Ali G and Bruno) on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Hilarious From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


October 3rd Declared "Day Against DRM" "If consumers even know there's a DRM... we've already failed" -Disney Exec Taking inspiration from Disney, DefectiveByDesign.org is asking people to submit ideas for actions for October 3rd - a "world wide day of action against DRM". DBD will highlight the best ideas and award prizes for ideas and actions that raise public awareness. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


New Release of Mephisto Publishing Tool Here it is, the release that we've been working hard to get pushed. Immortus is a huge improvement over the 0.5 release. We've finally got a really solid system with some of the most intuitive features you'll ever use in a publishing system. The big addition for Mephisto 0.6 is the slick Asset Management feature. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


South Park Republicans: I Hate Conservatives, but I REALLY Hate Liberals The term was coined after Stone and his co-creator, Trey Parker, accepted an award in 2001 from People for the American Way. The audience, warmed up by an evening of lefty rhetoric, were startled to hear Stone and Parker announce they were Republicans. The pair support Hillary in '08 simply because it "would be weird to have her as president." From digg on August 31, 2006 at 7:32 p.m..


FREE as in BEER Security Engineering ebook My goal in making the book freely available is twofold. First, I want to reach the widest possible audience, especially among poor students. Second, I am a pragmatic libertarian on free culture and free software issues. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Bob and Doug talking about mice in beer bottles For some reason I'm reminded of Kevin and Alex. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Nintendo DS Claims All Top Ten Software Sales In the week of August 21-27, all top 10 Japan game sales are DS games with Final Fantasy III leading the way with New Super Mario Bros nearing 3mil sales to join the other 3mil sellers in the top 10. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Soviet Propaganda Posters Amazing, huge collection of cool Soviet era propaganda posters. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


16GB USB drive that fits in your pocket and weighs 12 grams! When do we stop... How much space do we really need on a thumb drive? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Beatles to sue EMI for millions The Beatles are to sue music companies EMI and Capitol for millions of pounds in royalties. They are also seeking to reclaim rights to all the Beatles' master recordings. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Man gives kids 40 mm shell to play with; 2 killed, 5 hurt A military shell given to a group of children by a neighbor exploded while they played with it, killing two children and injuring five others, police and witnesses said. Police were investigating the cause of Tuesday's explosion, which damaged homes and forced neighbors to wrap bloodied and dazed children in blankets. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Google Image Tagger? Fresh of Flickr's hot Geotagging capability addition, Google has registered some domains seeming to indicate they are going to be adding this feature as well for their picture site. Could it include GPS, that would be pretty cool. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Did the Earth Flip Over in the Past? Scientists have found evidence that the Earth might have flipped over in the past, completely shifting the orientation of its poles. The theory has been around for years; that a large mountain range or supervolcano might unbalance the spinning Earth. Over the course of millions of years, the Earth would change the orientation of its axis. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Crossover BETA for Mac released Crossover has released its beta for the Mac at last, you can download it from their site. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Previously unknown Bach work discovered A previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach has turned up in a crate of 18th-century birthday cards removed from a German library shortly before it was devastated by fire last year, researchers said Wednesday. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Bartender gets $10,000 tip on $26 tab Two weeks ago, one of Cindy Kienow's regular customers left her a $100 tip on a tab that wasn't even half that. This week, he added a couple of zeros. Kienow, a bartender at Applebee's, got a $10,000 tip from the man, for a $26 meal on Sunday. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Dictator-in-Chief: Has Bush Become One? A dictator is a ruler whose powers are omnipotent, that is, unconstrained by external or superior law and has the power to take whatever actions he wants without concerning himself about whether they are legal. Anything the dictator does is legal because he is the law. it is entirely possible to have a democratically elected dictator From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Unbeaten and Unknown Greece stands beetween US and gold medal game For days, U.S. players have been asked about a potential matchup with one of those two international powerhouses in the final game of the world championships. Meanwhile, the other unbeaten team, which just happens to be the reigning European champion, has remained largely anonymous. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


21 Tactics to Improve Blog Traffic A comprehensive, in-depth list of blog-specific marketing strategies designed to drive traffic from search engines, referrals and brand building. Includes descriptions of how to implement each tactic and pitfalls to avoid. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Washington D.C. Suburbs Top List Of Richest Counties The three most prosperous large counties in the United States are in the Washington suburbs, according to census figures released yesterday, which show that the region has the second-highest income and the least poverty of any major metropolitan area in the country. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 6:43 p.m..


Court rules Bush-mocking T-shirt OK to wear A U.S. student who sued school officials after he was made to censor his T-shirt that labelled President George W. Bush "Chicken-Hawk-In-Chief" and a former alcohol and cocaine abuser won an appeal on Wednesday to wear the T-shirt to school. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..


Federer & Nadal into second round Top seeds Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal made smooth progress into round two of the US Open on Wednesday. Nadal opened play on Arthur Ashe Stadium and overcame Mark Philippoussis in straight sets, 6-4 6-4 6-4. Federer was third on the main court and had an even more comprehensive win over Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, thrashing the Taipei player 6-4 6-1 6-0. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..


PBS set to ask if voting rights are 'under assault' A nation-wide push for laws to target voter fraud is likely to disqualify many who are legally eligible to vote, the PBS program NOW will claim in a segment tomorrow night titled, "Your right to vote -- is it under assualt?" From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..


On being a Macintosh girl at Microsoft "Macintosh. Microsoft. Macintosh. Microsoft. To a lot of people, it seems like these two shouldn’t go together. But, here we are: the biggest Macintosh development organisation outside of Apple, and yes, we’re at Microsoft. There’s about 180 of us, and all we do is Mac stuff." From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:54 p.m..


Ciencia al Dia Sitio en español, util para revisiones tematicas en ciencias a nivel bastante elemental. Contiene apartados de Biologia, matematicas y fisica. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2006 at 4:53 p.m..


Scarborough Fair This is an audiovisial  transposition of the famous english ballad and you can compare its many versions during the centuries. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2006 at 4:53 p.m..


Animations for Conceptual Astronomy The Astronomy Animations are part of a larger collection of Animations for Introductory Physics and  Astronomy.  The animations are short (5 to 20 second) clips illustrating basic concepts from conceptual astronomy.  Many of the animations use 3-D graphics to convey geometric ideas.The animation collection may also be browsed or searched from the collections CWIS portal.All animations are available for reuse and redistribution under From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2006 at 4:53 p.m..


Sport Medicine Material util para estudiantes de medicina, kinesiologia y profesores de educacion fisica From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 31, 2006 at 4:53 p.m..


5 Ways To Boost Your WiFi Signal "here's a roundup of some gear that'll turn your hotspot into a data blast zone" From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Gentle Waves Machine Makes Sunburn Invisible So you or someone you know got burned badly, this machine can fix it up. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


What's the most popular Linux desktop? The results of DesktopLinux.com's 2006 Desktop Linux Market survey are in, and the votes are all tallied. This first article of a series offers a perspective on how the various desktop Linux distributions fared, and why. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


World's most famous painting recovered 2 years after theft! 'The Scream,' a picture you've probably seen before which depicts a terrified figure screaming, was recovered by Norwegian police today. "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Edvard Munch were recovered after having been stolen two years ago in a brazen daylight theft from Oslo's Munch museum. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 p.m..


Startup Uses Military Tech to Fix Low Res Video Motion DSP is creating a simple web based interface that will significantly enhance low res, camera phone video into surprisingly high quality stuff. It started off in 1998 as a U.S. military funded project at UC Santa Cruz. In January 2005, Professor Peyman Milanfar, the primary researcher behind the technology, co-founded Motion DSP. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Generate Your Very Own Official Seal Official Seal Generator - Enter some text, choose a border and an emblem, pick your colors, and click the 'Go' button. An Official Seal will be generated for you. Collect 'em, trade 'em, put 'em on your website, or e-mail 'em to your friends..... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Worst USB Device Yet: The Syringe Flash Drive The overarching design goal of this hideous USB memory drive product from Taiwan's Wide Shine Technologies was not ease of use, portability or capacity, but making it look sort of like an injection needle syringe. Why, Taiwan, why? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Dinosaur Jr Gear Stolen (Brooklyn, NY) WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Spread the word to everyone you know, every music store, pawn shop, club... anywhere you can think they may show up. If you have ANY information let us know - management@jmascis.com Thank you. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


It's Official: Netscape is a Sinking Ship Now that the hype surrounding Netscape's social bookmarking endeavor has died down, reality is setting in. According to Alexaholic, after Netscape's initial buzz, it has been progressively losing its user base. And is in fact now at an all time 5 year low, with its traffic rank down 137 spots in just the last three months. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Children run wild on the Net: Teach them manners 2old2play.com has a great editorial up today that talks about the raunchy and even racist slope many kids have slipped into thanks to in-game voice chatting and anonymity on services like XBox Live. The story also suggests ways that we can turn these kids around before it's too late. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Smart helmet points out the Potholes What if your bike helmet could warn you about a pothole in the road? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Call for fertility ban for obese women The British Fertility Society is recommending women with a body mass index of 36 and over should not be allowed access to fertility treatment. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Bill Gates Inside DOOM Pimping Windows 95 The following is a video that has not seen the light of day since 1995. Bill Gates gives a speech about Windows 95 and DirectX, starring as the marine from DOOM. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Census Charts: How Well Is The Typical American Family Doing? The Census Bureau issued its annual snapshot measuring how well the typical American family is doing, and a second report comparing communities across the country. The reports look at household income, poverty levels and health insurance among other topics. Here's a look at some of the key statistics. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Apple lawyer threatens blogger for embedding YouTube video Instead of just sending a C&D to YouTube, lawyer Ian Ramage is billing Apple overtime and further sullying Apple's reputation by sending C&D to bloggers who merely embed a sensitive video. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch posts the nastygram to his personal blog. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


What exactly is a booger? A rather unpleasant question, but it's one that needs an answer. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


"We in fact require that programmers of multithreaded systems be insane" "For concurrent programming to become mainstream, we must discard threads as a programming model. Nondeterminism should be judiciously and carefully introduced where needed, and it should be explicit in programs." From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Blu-Ray & HD DVD Shortage Sony doesn't have enough blue laser diodes, so it is suspending shipments in order to use the remaining stock in what is claimed to be 4 million PS3s. HD DVD, which uses the same blue laser diodes, isn't faring any better. Don't expect to see many players this holiday season, because the PS3 and Xbox 360 is getting first priority. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Can MySpace Save Boxing? Mixed martial arts events like the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and the slick and savvy World Wrestling Entertainment bouts, draw more attention from the younger male fanbase than boxing does. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Portable Version Of Firefox 2 Beta 2 Available For Download The profile is kept with the FirefoxPortable folder so you don’t have to worry about messing up your other profile and the uninstallation process is simple…just delete the folder! From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 is Out Yes, it's out.... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Battlestar Galactica Webisodes starting very soon ... I have some good news, straight from the mouth of Craig Engler, who's in charge of SciFi's Internet programming: The first Webisode will be posted September 5, with the second to follow on Thursday, September 7. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Page Rank Explained: PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + ... + PR(Tn)/C(Tn)) The original PageRank algorithm was described by Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin in several publications. Very good explanation, and simple to follow - check it out... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Burger King Outsources Ordering A funny 2 minutes and 50 seconds Google Video showing what happens when Burger King outsources their drive through orderings. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Tom Cruise officially 40% less popular Tom Cruise's popularity has officially fallen by 40% in the last 18 months, according to official figures, known in the marketing industry as Q scores. A Q score measures the popularity of celebrities, TV shows and products to give advertisers and marketing companies and idea of their value. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


First Laptop batteries, Now MAXTOR HDDs catch fire!!! Dell batteries you say catch fire? Well don't worry about that dell battery, look inside your PC case at your HDD, mine just went up in smoke and flames... Read on to see the pics and learn more about exactly what happened! Well, I was going about my business tonight, got back from the store and hit the power button on my computer... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Create your own Punk/Rock Music Ever wanted to make a band and make it sound however you want? Now's your chance. This interactive flash games allows you to make punk rock music without the hassle of going to music classes. Simple, yet rocking. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Pictures that lie news.com.com has a good photo-spread on "pictures that lie" and another one on the ways in which digital cameras are making it easier to subtly lie with having to edit the image. A must see for anyone who believes their own eyes. I'll stand up right now and say that many of my sunset photos were taken in a "sunse From StuartYeates's blog on August 31, 2006 at 3:59 p.m..


Girls Achieve Rare SAT Scores For the first time in a generation, girls outperformed boys on one section of the exam, edging them out by 11 points on the writing portion of the test. "I can look at the question I am being asked and put my own knowledge and thoughts in the essay, rather than filling out a bubble," said one tester. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Sun + Apple = Snapple Much has been written in the last 24 hours commenting on this possibility...[of an Apple / Sun merger]... Some think they are connecting dots, but it's more a special kind of Silicon Valley Boolean pretzel logic...blog/opinion piece From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Cards That Hurt Your Credit Rating A no-limit credit card can damage you, even if you pay it off in full every month, because the most commonly used method of determining risk is flawed. The problem is something called credit utilization. If the card has no limit, the credit-scoring company can't make the credit-utilization calculation, and that has an effect on credit scores. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


They're filming Pirates 3 in my neighborhood!!! So this weekend I was down in the redondo beach neighborhood having lunch, I look out on the water and see the Black Pearl out there... so after some research..they are doing reshoots for the new movie out the coast of LA..I love it!! From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Photos That Lie You can't always trust what you see. All these photos were manipulated beyond straightforward cropping of edges or lightening shaded areas. Often they have a key element inserted or deleted. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Hilarious spoof of the eHarmony commercials The guy in the glasses cracks me up. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Half-Life 2: Episode Two Trailer Valve Software sends along a new trailer for Half-Life 2: Episode Two, showing nearly two minutes of high-def footage from the game. Episode Two will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 early 2007. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


A Pickle Lightbulb Get a pickle. Jam electrical wires into opposite ends of said pickle. Plug wires into AC socket. Make sure you put the pickle on a non-conductive platform! Now enjoy your pickle lightbulb. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Revolutionizing Football New computer modeling software could make gridiron coaches rethink their decisions and look to science for guidance. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Star Formation in the DR21 Region Hidden behind a shroud of dust in the constellation Cygnus is an exceptionally bright source of radio emission called DR21. Images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope pierce the cosmic veil and pinpoint one of the most massive natal stars yet seen in our galaxy. Hi-res, zoomable photo of this star that is 100,000 times brighter than the Sun. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 11:43 a.m..


Linux Friendly Thinkpad T60p This Lenovo Thinkpad is primed to run a linux operating system. The T60p's authoritative black chassis is also packed with features including a powerful dual core processor. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 31, 2006 at 11:41 a.m..


How Much System Memory Is Really Enough? When it comes to adding memory, we all have to deal with the cost vs. speed equation. So how much memory do you really need? Our tester got some surprising results. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Wal-Mart and Apple Battle for Turf The retail behemoth isn't happy about the iPod maker's plans to offer movie downloads through iTunes. Has Wal-Mart met its match? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Team Fortress 2 Trailer - Must See! The seamless blend of comical Pixar-like animation coupled with real-world physics is an impressive sight to see in action, even if you're not interested PC games. I haven't seen animation this fluid and responsive in any multiplayer shooter (or most games at all) yet. Screenshots don't do this game justice, watch the video. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


"This Film is Not Yet Rated" attacks Hollywood's "censorship" system When director Kirby Dick wanted to learn the identities of the most secretive group in the film industry, he resorted to a time-honoured Hollywood tradition. He hired a private eye to follow them and go through their garbage. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


"Mike Tyson" Becomes Just Another "Freak Show in Vegas" The former baddest man on the planet has been reduced to this -- From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


This Email Will Self-Destruct New services help safeguard outbound messages against forwarding and tampering. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


When Genetically Modified Plants Go Wild Many who closely watch how biotechnology is changing agriculture, including those who see a valuable role for GM crops, are disturbed by what appears to be a series of recent incidents showing lax supervision of experimental plantings by the government and agribusinesses. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Action Comics, No. 1: Superman's birth The comic that started it all scanned for your convenience. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Game Boy System Still Hanging In There Seventeen years after its introduction, the Game Boy is still hanging in there. Sure, it’s been through a lot of changes, as the chunky, black-and-white original has slimmed down into the credit-card-sized, color Game Boy Micro. But it’s outlasted three generations of home consoles and helped keep Nintendo afloat even as the GameCube struggled. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Sen. Stevens is 'the Secret Senator' The identity of the blogosphere's "secret senator" has been revealed. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Top US General in IRAQ : We Can Pull Out in a Year American-led coalition forces would pull back into large bases and provide support before leaving From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


California reaches landmark deal on greenhouse gas emissions "California will become the first state to impose a cap on all greenhouse gas emissions, including those from industrial plants..." "The agreement marks a clear break with the Bush administration and puts California on a path to reducing its emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by an estimated 25 percent by 2020." From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Kalzium creator brings the periodic table to life When Carsten Niehaus began studying chemistry and biology in late 2000, the lack of Linux-compatible reference materials frustrated him. When his search for an interactive Periodic Table of Chemical Elements came up empty, he decided to write his own. Now Kalzium has become a part of the KDE edutainment package.... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Cheatsheet for Digg.com: How it works and how to namedrop it "When I'm talking to clients," a seemingly well-informed Google employee told me over brunch, "I want to mention Digg. I know it's something I'm supposed to know about, but I don't." No worries. For everyone who needs a refresher on Digg, we have an exhaustive cheatsheet for the popular site. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Earling Warning System: Using Google To Fight Pandemics? In Larry Brilliant's presentation, he explains in fascinating detail the key behind the successful WHO campaign to eradicate Smallpox, and then unveils his TEDPrize wish: to build a global system that detects each new disease or disaster as it emerges or occurs. Rapid Response database demo here: http://www.turnhole.com/rapid/ From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Gentoo 2006.1 Released "The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1, the second release of the year. The most popular architectures now use GCC 4.1, glibc 2.4 and baselayout 1.12.1, as well as including a new profile layout, with seperate desktop and server profiles." From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


New Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Promo Pics Some new and very high quality (3670x4894px) pictures of all season 3 crew of battlestar :) From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Philips 32" Tabletop Social Gaming LCD The Entertaible (worst name ever?) combines traditional social tabletop gaming with multiplayer computer gaming by turning the gameboard into a touch-sensitive, object position-tracking display. Players will be able to play using traditional boardgame pieces and dice on dynamic playing fields or changing levels -- and maybe even a dungeon? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


SLI vs. Crossfire: Hi-Res Slapdown The question hardcore gamers willing to spend $700-$1100 on graphics cards have wanted to know. Which is the ultimate ultra-high-resolution (e.g. 2560x1600) dual-GPU setup: SLI or Crossfire? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Tiananmen Square Massacre Never forget.... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Comcast blacklists e-mail from online group A decade before Microsoft released the first version of its Internet Explorer browser and nearly a generation before MySpace, The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, otherwise known as The WELL, was the place to be on the Internet. But to Comcast, e-mails forwarded from The WELL, now owned by Salon.com, are spam. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Verizon drops DSL surcharge Verizon Communications said Wednesday that it has dropped plans to impose a supplier surcharge on its DSL service after hearing complaints from customers. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 9:31 a.m..


Tackling literacy in remote Aboriginal communities In this paper Kirsten Storry examines literacy levels and education programs in remote Aboriginal communities. Literacy rates among children and adults in these communities are appallingly low and cannot be reversed without genuine and innovative education reform. She argues that, particularly in small remote communities, it is time to acknowledge that traditional educational service delivery is not working. It is time to trial innovative solutions, including better reporting on existing literacy programs, enhanced community sector coordination, and greater private sector involvement. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Engaging children's hearts and minds: the project approach The Project Approach to early childhood education involves young children in investigations of significant events and phenomena in their own environments. Through projects children can learn in ways that strengthen their intellectual dispositions and provide contexts for applying their developing social, literacy, and numeracy skills. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the 3 phases of the Project Approach and how these phases can be implemented in the classroom. Participants will develop their understanding of the Project Approach, implement strategies for learning in simul From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Back to the old drawing board THE development of the research quality framework is drifting without a clear direction and with a diminishing prospect of being implemented in a reasonable way within a reasonable time. Australia is now more than a year behind the development of the corresponding research assessment exercise in Britain, which will also be implemented in 2008. The Australian - Higher Education, 30 August 2006 From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers (AIWCW) This organisation is the recognised professional body for welfare and community workers in Australia. Its aims include the promotion of relevant education and training for current and aspiring welfare and community workers. AIWCI is also a registered training organisation in Queensland, trading as the Centre for Welfare and Community Education (CWCE). From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Archives & Museum Informatics: Museums and the Web 2007 The conference will address the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyse the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


3rd Indigenous Road Safety Forum The forum is an intiative of the National Road Safety Strategy 2001-2010. It provides the opportunity for safety and health practitioners to collectively assess and progress actions to improve road safety for indigenous Australians. The forum aims to share resources and information to maintain an ongoing national commitment to indigenous road safety and make recommendations to produce practical and locally-relevant initiatives to address indigenous road safety problems. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


StarCraft+TouchScreen on Linux using WINE!!! This guy has has StarCraft running on a touchscreen monitor.... and it is running on Linux using WINE!!! A must see! This is quite amazing. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 a.m..


World's Oldest Consumer Electronics Fair To Open The world's oldest consumer electronics show, the IFA, opens its doors in Berlin on Thursday to showcase an industry bursting with confidence as demand surges for flat TVs, MP3 players, set top boxes and phones. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 a.m..


A TESTABLE Alternative to String Theory Alain Connes redefines space, resulting in a beautiful alternative that finally brings theoretical physics back into the realm of falsifiability. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:32 a.m..


After 42 years, woman hears for first time Collins, 42, executive director of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, was hearing things for the first time because her cochlear implant had just been activated. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Firefox 2.0 To Get Pro Facelift Mozilla has decided to hire an outside firm to work on the Firefox 2.0 theme. Toronto software development company Radiant Core has been selected by Mozilla to design the user interface and improve the usability of Firefox 2.0. Others considered were Meta and Raiz Labs. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


"PS3, Xbox 360 Can't Handle Crysis" - Crytek "Some news slipped out during the Leipzig convention in Germany that Crytek senior game designer Bernd Diemer said their upcoming first-person shooter Crysis was too über for the next-generation consoles -- the 360 and PlayStation 3 specifically." He cited lack of DX10 as a primary reason. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Keith Olbermann Delivers One Hell Of a Commentary on Rumsfeld Olbermann delivered this commentary with fire and passion while highlighting how Rumsfeld’s comments echoes other times in our world’s history when anyone who questioned the administration was coined as a traitor, unpatriotic, communist or any other colorful term. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Dad kills man who molested his two year old daughter A lawyer climbed through a neighbor's bedroom window and stabbed him to death after being told by a family member that the man had molested his 2-year-old daughter, authorities say. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Parallels 2.2 Beta for Windows and Linux Parallels Workstation’s sophisticated virtual machine engine enables each virtual machine to work with its own processor, RAM, floppy and CD drives, I/O devices, and hard disk. With parallels you can run pretty much any x86 OS (apparently not Vista or OS X?) inside Windows or Linux without dual-booting. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Scientists Watch Supernova in Real-Time For the first time a star has been observed in real-time as it goes supernova – a mind bogglingly powerful explosion as the star ends its life, the resulting cosmic eruption briefly outshining an entire galaxy. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


NX server and client released under GPL license 2X software have released an NX server as well as a client to the community. Finally a fully featured GPL server as well as client is available to the general public and can be included by DEFAULT in all the distributions thus making them Terminal Servers. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Metal Storm - Worlds Most Powerful Pistol The "Metal Storm" pistol, which can never jam, is the fastest firing and most powerful handgun in the world. This video also covers the larger "Metal Storm" weapons, which can fire 16,000 9mm rounds per second and 250,000 40mm grenades in a minute. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


PlayStation 3 Slogan Revealed - "This is Living" The marketing slogan for PlayStation 3 has been revealed, yet nobody seems to have noticed! Therefore, Kikizo reveals the tagline with a fetching video to prove it. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Your Fave Fembot: the updated list A follow up to an earlier Popular Science article I submitted on the fascination with Fembots; due to overwhelming comments and e-mails received from Fembot lovers worldwide, they decided to add the following Fembots as addendums... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


The Babykeeper: toilet training with visual aids "This contraption allows you to hang your six to eighteen month old infant on the door of a public toilet stall while you, um, do your business." From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Lie by Lie: Interactive Timeline of Bush's Lies In this in-depth timeline there is a history of the Iraq War which might help to resolve open questions of the Bush era. Using quotes from government leaders it tries to figure out what they knew and when they knew it? And, perhaps just as important, what red flags did we miss, and how could we have missed them? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Top 10 colleges for gaming If you are a gamer then this list of the top 10 gaming schools is a must read. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Ion Pump: Tiny Pump Cools PC Chips The pump has 2 basic parts. An electrode tip emits a high voltage that strips electrons from molecules of oxygen and nitrogen in the air, ionizing them. These positively charged ions then flow from the tip to a negatively charged collector electrode. As the ions stream to the collector electrode, they create a net flow of cool air. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


An alternative to string theory One of the subjects we keep coming back to here at Nobel Intent is the unification of gravity and quantum mechanics. One of the main contenders for this has to be string theory, in which all observable properties can be simply described as vibrations on a string or more complex structure. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


A Gradient Tutorial... If you add together all the "interface tricks" designers use on 1) websites, 2) blogs, and 3) web applications, the one common thread is the idea of manipulation. When we use gloss, gradients, or drop shadows it's because we're trying to manipulate your eye into thinking the 2D screen in front of you is a lush 3D landscape filled with volume... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 4:12 a.m..


Nominations open for WA Children's Week Awards The WA 2006 Children's Week Awards of Recognition recognise outstanding contributions made by children, adults that work with children, and members of the media who promote positive childhoods. The awards are held during Children's Week (21-29 October 2006) and are presented by the Office for Children and Youth and Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation, the convenor of Children's Week in WA. Entries close Friday 29 September 2006. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual. The actual technical work of the IETF is done in its working groups, which are organized by topic into several areas (e.g., routing, transport, security, etc.). Much of the work is handled via mailing lists. The IETF holds meetings three times per year. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


New South Wales Aboriginal Health Workers State Conference 2006 The theme of this conference is 'The way forward - future directions in workforce development'. The conference gives Aboriginal health workers in New South Wales the opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the workforce. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


Financial Assistance Granted to Each State in Respect of 2004 This report provides a detailed breakdown of expenditure from funds appropriated by the States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000, and a brief description of how funding was allocated in line with the objectives of Australian government programmes for schools during 2004. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


Positive discipline for preschoolers Recent research into early childhood and brain development confirms that children are 'hardwired' to connect with others, especially early in their lives, and that they respond best to respectful, non-punitive techniques of behaviour management. This workshop will offer teachers and administrators of preschool-aged children practical tools, as well as theoretical knowledge, for building relationship and managing behavior with young children. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


2006 Leadership in Health Care Conference The theme of this conference is 'Resourcing our future'. The conference is focused on challenging current business practices to meet the needs of dynamic workforces with limited resources, to create a commercially sustainable organisation. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


Reading comprehension: Do you really teach it? This workshop familiarizes educators with practices that help children develop practical comprehension strategies as they read for different purposes. In addition, educators will be guided in helping children self-monitor their own comprehension through meta-comprehension tools and meta-comprehension questions. Participants will engage in reading and responding to a wide variety of literature to promote comprehension at each level of Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognition. The link between reading and writing will be explored in pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading activities. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


The Transformation of Higher Education - International Influences This multi-disciplinary conference intends to bring together academics and policy-makers interested in higher education policy from different perspectives : education, politics, sociology, economics, media, and (inter) cultural studies. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


Learning phonics through play, rhythm & songs This workshop familiarizes participants with 'Sing Your Way Through Phonics', a series of musical learning experiences, as well as a wide variety of lively activities that take the tedium out of phonics practice. Teachers report that reinforcing phonics skills through play, music, rhythm, and movement has proven to be an especially effective strategy for English language learners who may experience difficulties with traditional methods of instruction. Day 1 of this workshop familiarizes participants with the benchmarks and stages of phonics development and techniques for helping stud From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 4:11 a.m..


Travolta "Staying Alive" With Another Man PopSugar has photos of John kissing another man. John Travolta has been dodging the gay rumors for years like fellow Scientologist, Tom Cruise. So is this why he owns his own plane? From digg on August 31, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


OpenOffice goes Premium a group of OpenOffice enthusiasts have released OpenOffice Premium, a new bundle that includes the OpenOffice suite and a grab-bag of extras, such as clip art, document templates, and fonts. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


3D Realms Sees Major Employee Departures, Fate of DNF in Question? The many delays and long development history of 3D Realms' anticipated Duke Nukem Forever, first announced in April 1997, are well known to gamers, but it appears that at present the game may be undergoing even more troubles. Shacknews has learned from numerous reputable sources close to the game's development that... From digg on August 31, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Ubuntu and Your iPod... With all the talk in the previous chapter about ripping, encoding, and playing back audio files, you may be wondering whether or not you'll be able to transfer any of those files to your iPod using Linux. Well, you will be happy to know that Ubuntu does iPods, even Nanos. From digg on August 31, 2006 at 12:32 a.m..


Identify mixed fractions with circles An on-line tutorial that offers instruction and practice in identifying mixed fractions with circles. All examples are pictured with number lines and give the students an opportunity to enter the numerator and denominator. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


Fraction game: Find Grampy Using a line, students have to estimate the Numerator to determine were Grampy is hiding. If the answer is wrong, students will get another try. From EdNA Online on August 31, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..


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